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Are You Experiencing Virtual Exhibit Paralysis?

October 9th, 2020 COMMENTS

A Simple, Straightforward Explanation

Many trade shows have shifted to the virtual world because of the COVID-19 pandemic. So, what does that mean for exhibitors who want to continue to connect with existing and potential clients via trade shows? They need a presence via a trade show virtual exhibit.

Unfortunately, most virtual solutions are not “fully baked” by show organizers. What they offer is limited and proprietary to their show and doesn’t allow the exhibitor to fully show their products and services nor does it provide the attendees with an engaging and immersive experience.

The PlaceLyft 3D Virtual Solution has three distinct benefits compared to those provided by the show.

  • First, it’s comprehensive, allowing exhibitors to embedded media, social media, chat, polling, Zoom, and even tracking.
  • Second, it’s portable, meaning the virtual exhibit can be taken from show to show since it’s URL based.
  • Lastly, it’s both immersive and cost-effective.

For more information, or call us at 503-866-2100. With over 200 Distributors in North America, Classic can put you in contact with an virtual exhibit expert right in your backyard.

Divide and Conquer Sale on Safety Dividers

September 17th, 2020 COMMENTS

We all know the difference between a “need” and a “want.” Four months ago, you may have wanted safety dividers and barriers for your offices, but it wasn’t critical. Now, with employees and customers returning, that want is now an immediate need. Fortunately, all custom and standard safety dividers are on sale through October 31.

We Specialize in Custom Sizes and Shapes

Don’t see the right size or shape. No problem. Most safety dividers and barriers are custom built to match your unique requirements. Give us a call or contact a Classic Exhibits Distributor. There are over 200 Distributors in North America.

Safety Dividers and Safety Barriers

Pediatric Dental Office Transformed into a Safer Post-COVID Exam Room

September 9th, 2020 COMMENTS
Pediatric Dental Office with Colorful Safety Dividers

A resourceful Classic Distributor reminded me this week that there are business opportunities everywhere… if you are willing to ask questions. She shared this inspiring story with me about taking her kids to the dentist.

How a Routine Dental Visit Turned Into an Order

“I took my kids to their normal cleaning and check-up at their pediatric dentist. During the visit, I noticed that they were using low-quality, ineffective shower curtains as dividers. The curtains served as partitions in the open room where pre-COVID they would see up to four patients.

Pediatric Dental Office with Ineffective Curtain Safety Dividers

“After the dentist finished the exams, I asked how COVID was affecting his business. He said he wasn’t permitted to see the same volume of patients because of the open room configuration. He then mentioned that he was looking into higher-end solutions. I told him that my company was regularly building those types of structures for medical offices, lobbies, and retail stores.

“With his help, I did some quick measurements and offered to send him an estimate. In addition, I told him I would also send him a rendering showing how the dividers would look in his space. This was on a Wednesday.

“By Thursday I had pricing and a rendering from Classic. By Friday he placed the order. We installed them two weeks later. At the install, we had everything unpacked and in place in about 45 minutes. We did custom colors to match his fun office design, and he was very pleased with the quality and ease of assembly. Once they were installed, he had concerns about kids playing around the walls so we talked to Classic again and ordered a few more parts so that we could secure them to the ceiling in his office.” 

The Classic Distributor sent us photos and videos (which we really appreciate). See the transformation.

Three Safety Divider Choices. Which One Would You Choose?

August 27th, 2020 COMMENTS
Safety Partitions at Airport Check-in Kiosks
Safety Partitions at Airport Check-in Kiosks

Let’s pretend for a moment that you run a restaurant, manage operations for a airport, or own a hotel in a post-COVID world. Don’t stress… this is just pretend. No need to cash in your 401K. 😉

You need to add safety dividers to create comfortable and safe social distancing in your facility.

A local PPE vendor has proposed three solutions: clear acrylic, clear acrylic with repeating vinyl graphics, or printed graphics. The prices are close enough that it’s more about choosing the right solution for your environment and your brand. They are equally functional, safe, and easy-to-clean. What would you choose? Does it depend on the business?

Restaurant Choices:

Airport Choices:

Hotel Lobby Choices:

For more information about safety dividers, barriers, desk shields, or sneeze guards, contact Classic Exhibits at 503-652-2100. Custom and off-the-shelf solutions are available.

Modifying Your Open Office with Low-Cost, Flexible Solutions

June 23rd, 2020 COMMENTS

Discover (4) new galleries in Exhibit Design Search: PlaceLyft Office Solutions, Office/Retail Lightboxes, Hand Sanitizer Stands, and Safety Dividers. In a recent New York Times article about virus-proofing offices, the authors state, “Companies are quickly trying to reverse the (open office) trend in a low-cost and flexible way. They want to remove chairs and desks and install screens or other dividers between remaining desks.”

Contemporary Office and Retail Solutions

Virus-Proofing the New Office

COVID-19 has forced most businesses to review their work environments as they plan for their employees to return. What they’ve realized is that most, if not all offices or retail spaces, do not protect employees from airborne or surface viruses. Deciding on next steps, however, can be confusing (and expensive) for many organizations.

The Contemporary Office and Retail Solutions galleries in EDS are designed to make those decisions easier. The four galleries show attractive and cost-effective solutions for any office or retail environment. They include office partitions with easily sanitize-able surfaces, protective safety barriers, durable hand sanitizer stands, and customizable LED lightboxes. There are no hidden prices, and the designs can be customized to any situation.

One of the easiest and most cost-effective solutions is to simply extend the height of existing cubicle partitions from 12-24 inches. Cubicle Height Extenders are designed to provide additional personal protection without extensive modifications. As a bonus, the Height Extenders allow for graphic branding.

Contact Classic Exhibits for more information regarding design and delivery options.