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"Communicate, collaborate, learn" is at the root of our mission. Here at Ghent, we strive to not only bring you high-end visual communication products, but also provide our customers and business partners with the latest industry knowledge.
Our 3 certified CEU presentations are hosted by members of our expert Sales Team both virtual and in-person. Register to receive email notifications or follow us on social to be notified when webinar registrations are available.
1. HCAHPS: What Does It Mean; Its Role in Patient Communication
Every day a new acronym is thrown our way. While HCAHPS has been around for the better part of a decade, understanding how furnishings, particularly something as simple as a whiteboard, can affect patient engagement is confusing. This CEU will define HCAHPS and explain the key role design plays in achieving higher scores. Discover Ghent’s product applications and relevance to help understand how to improve scores through design.
LEVEL® by BIFMA is a sustainability certification program that evaluates products, manufacturers, and brands ensuring they meet environmentally preferable and socially responsible furniture standards that contribute to sustainable building ratings. Learn about the 3-tier rating system, eco-friendly requirements, certified Ghent products, and more.
Sustainability improves the quality of our lives, protects our ecosystem, and preserves natural resources for generations to come. This CEU takes a look towards the future in sustainability for the furniture industry. We discuss how and when furniture connects to building ratings like LEED and WELL and when it does not. We also shed light on how to understand the differences between common sustainability standards like Declare, GreenGuard, and more.
About our Speakers
Ashley Blevins - Director of Sales
Ashley Blevins is the Director of Sales for Ghent, a manufacturer of whiteboards and glassboards in the commercial furnishings industry. After spending over a decade in marketing, specializing in dealer relations, Ashley has been responsible for expanding the national sales footprint for the GMi family of brands. Ashley is a certified presenter of CEU’s and travels the nation providing presentations that train and educate dealers, architects, and designers on skills to educate their clients and close the sale.
Ashley has found her passion in serving customers by providing value, earning trust, and turning customers into partners. Her philosophy for marketing and sales revolves around embracing change, trial and error, thinking strategically and using data to drive your next move. In her free time, you can find her enjoying the country air with her family or waving her Terrible Towel on Sundays.
Stephanie Guindon - Sales Manager - Eastern Region
Stephanie Guindon brings over 25 years of experience with industry leaders, such as Herman Miller for Healthcare, Krueger International, and Claridge. Her broad-based experiences in healthcare, education, and the visual display industry allows her to offer compelling industry insights."My experience with architecture, interior design, construction, and contract furniture, paved a path for me to be a part of the GMi Companies. This established family-owned business is rich with history and integrity, which I am proud to be a part of."
Misti Yeager - Sales Manager - Western Region
Misti Yeager has over 15 accomplished years in sales and previously held senior roles with Staples and Office Depot. She passionately pursues health and overall well-being in her personal and professional life. "A healthy person is a happy person, and everyone likes dealing with happy people!"
Self-motivated, meticulous, and goal-oriented, she is a sales and marketing professional with a proven ability to drive business results. Misti has been recognized for exceptional achievement and the ability to build long-lasting business relationships. Her strong sense of business provides the tools needed for success.
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