workspace interiors, inc. awarded 2013 KOSBE Award for "Business Excellence Over 10 Employees" Category

[december 5, 2013]

workspace interiors, inc. awarded 2013 KOSBE Award for “Business Excellence Over 10 Employees” Category

On the evening of Thursday, December 5th 2013, workspace interiors, inc. was awarded the prestigious 2013 KOSBE (Kingsport Office of Small Business Development & Entrepreneurship) Award for “Business Excellence Over 10 Employees” Category. The event was held at the The Club at Ridgefields in Kingsport, TN.  workspace interiors was one of 29 area small business finalists for the 19th Annual KOSBE Awards.

About KOSBE:  Inaugurated in 1994, the Annual KOSBE Awards are the longest running and most recognized small business-focused awards program in the Tri-Cities area.The mission of KOSBE is to be the go-to organization in the Tri-Cities for small business owners and entrepreneurs who want to start or grow their business, by creating and developing the right tools and resources and cultivating the right partnerships.

see photos of the event

Robert Feathers (left) President of Workspace Interiors receiving 2013 KOSBE Award










Robert Feathers (left) President of Workspace Interiors receiving 2013 KOSBE Award



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Robert Feathers (left) President of Workspace Interiors receiving 2013 KOSBE Award






Jennifer Feathers (left)


Photos courtesy of (photography by Mickey Baker Photography


workspace interiors to receive TNCPE/Tennessee Center for Performance Excellence Commitment Award.

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – workspace interiors has earned the Commitment Award in the annual Excellence in Tennessee recognition program administered by the Tennessee Center for Performance Excellence (TNCPE). TNCPE is the only state-wide quality program and is patterned on the Baldrige Performance Excellence Program, the national standard for recognizing organizational excellence. workspace interiors will accept the award at the 21st annual Excellence in Tennessee Awards Banquet on February 19, 2014.

workspace interiors is a leading commercial interiors solutions company focused on enhancing the way our region works, learns, and lives.

Through an annual evaluation and assessment process, TNCPE recognizes high-performance organizations that exhibit continuous improvement and best practice processes. This year, TNCPE has named 26 organizations as 2013 Award winners. They represent outstanding achievement in the following industry sectors: health care, manufacturing, service, education, government and nonprofit. 

“Groups trying to improve understand that being successful takes effort from each employee and a shared commitment to quality and achievement, and organizations like workspace interiors play a critical role in making Tennessee a better place to live, work and raise a family,” said Governor Bill Haslam.

Organizations like workspace interiors apply to the TNCPE program at one of four levels. As the levels increase, so does the depth and complexity of the application, which is based on the Baldrige Criteria for Performance Excellence. Since the program was founded in 1993, only 22 organizations have attained the Excellence designation. Mountain States Health Alliance will receive the Excellence Award this year; six organizations will be honored with the Achievement Award; 18 organizations, including workspace interiors, will receive a Commitment Award; and one will receive the Interest Recognition.

Commitment Awards are presented to organizations that are beginning to demonstrate commitment to, and implementation of, performance improvement principles. They have demonstrated progress by identifying and putting in place a measurement system to capture data and analyze results, and some key process improvements, which are directly attributable to a fact-based improvement process.    

“This program helps organizations look at the big picture. But it’s not easy–if it were, every organization in the state would be participating,” said TNCPE President Katie Rawls. “Organizations like workspace interiors are truly passionate about performance excellence and have chosen TNCPE and the Baldrige framework to help them become the best-run organization they can be.”

A full list of winners can be found on the TNCPE website

workspace interiors – Steelcase 2013 Platinum Partner Award Recipient

Platinum Performance.

Each day, Steelcase dealer partners work hard to deliver a best-in-class experience to customers across the United States and Canada, meeting high standards for quality and performance. Some dealerships stand out as extraordinary partners—engaging with Steelcase, customers and community to deliver exceptional value to the people and places they touch. Each year, these dealerships are recognized as STEELCASE PLATINUM PARTNERS

We are pleased to announce that workspace interiors, inc. has been designated a  2013 Steelcase PLATINUM PARTNER Award Recipient. This is an important distinction for Steelcase dealerships.

workspace interiors is proud to earn and receive this highly regarded designation for the second time in the 2-year history of the Award. Thanks to all our team members and our clients for helping us meet and exceed the award criteria.