Design-Driven

A new kind of bank

Canfield helps Heritage Bank create new kind of bank When Heritage Bank decided to open a branch in downtown Sioux Falls, the Spicer, Minnesota-based company sought to create a new kind of bank, one in which staff was out seeing customers rather than sitting in offices. Design concepts called for an open floor plan that […]

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Faith and business

Yesterday, I had the pleasure of attending the Faith and Business 2017 Conference, an annual half-day gathering in Sioux Falls in which global leaders speak on the relationship between faith principles and business practices. This year’s theme, Profit and Stewardship, addressed the creation and value of profit and how to steward it justly. The main […]

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Long-distance project earns trust

Canfield Business Interiors began the Equity Trust project with a site visit to Cleveland, Ohio, to visit the company’s headquarters. Immediately, we recognized Equity Trust’s workplace culture was organized and sophisticated, and were greeted with friendly Midwestern smiles and coffee. Together we discussed detailed plans and furniture requirements and reviewed those plans with the architect, […]

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Canfield team thrives around subsidiarity

I am blessed to have built a great team at Canfield Business Interiors, and I believe that each of us produces a truly needed service for our customers and our community. While many companies build their businesses around top-down management structures in which the CEO takes sole credit for successes, my faith teaches me to […]

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Time, teamwork anchor Augustana University science complex

Wouldn’t it be great if the life of an interior designer was 100-percent design? Design is what I am most passionate about. It’s why I go to work every day, but one of the best parts of the challenge is I always get the opportunity to learn something new. I estimate about 60 percent of […]

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Helping Great Life roll a strike

Collaboration comes naturally for me. In my work as a designer, I have my own inspirations and ideas for each project I undertake. I also recognize the value of listening and learning to the vision of my clients and partners and the elements that inform their aesthetic goals for a building. In my opinion, Great […]

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Novak’s messages live on

It is with great reverence that I note the passing of Michael John Novak Jr., author of the 1982 best-selling book The Spirit of Democratic Capitalism. As American Enterprise Institute president Arthur C. Brooks says, Novak’s book advanced a bold and important thesis: “America’s system of democratic capitalism represents a fusion of our political, economic […]

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Design and beauty hides in our everyday lives

This morning I begrudgingly got out of bed and put on three layers of winter garments to go shovel last night’s dusting of snow. I complained about the “miserable” and “worthless” snow, as I am neither a snowboarder nor a snowmobile enthusiast. But somewhere in the middle of the task, I thought about the complexity […]

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Meet Amelia

Amelia Arnold has made a career making people smile. While earning her living selling wedding dresses and other special occasion apparel, she knew her success depended on satisfying the needs of her customers each and every day. At two leading shops in Sioux Falls, she worked to create amazing experiences for her customers as they […]

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