In Motion – Intern Blog

Today marks the halfway point of my internship – where did the time go?! Projects and campaigns are in full swing now and moving fast! The mini-bios for each employee at NPK will be posted by the end of this week along with their “headshot”. It’s exciting to see a project coming to a conclusion …

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Lost and Found – Intern Blog

I have progressed from the intern who knew nothing to the intern who now knows a little bit. Well, that is to say that I went from the intern who knew nothing about Chicago to the one who now knows a little bit more about how to get around when out and about for the …

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Merging – Intern Blog

I think working for a plant business has given me a lot more insight into the real world than just expanding my public relations experience. Maintaining relationships within a business is similar to how NPK maintains their plants – attention, care and a willingness to improve the situation. Although I understand this metaphor is a …

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A Little of This, A Little of That

This summer’s common theme: something brand new every single week. I found a brand new way to get to work that takes me under an hour but requires me to wake up two hours earlier. But, if that means I can dodge sitting in my car for hours then I’m okay with it. I’ve also …

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Balance and Adjustments – Intern Blog

It might not be a typical work week if a few changes aren’t made to the schedule. This week stayed very true to that – it was a balance of adjustments. The beginning of the week was filled with preparation for the property maintenance expo that NPK was scheduled to attend for Thursday and Friday. …

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Nature + Me – Intern Blog

Each week with NPK seems to teach me a little bit more about myself than I originally knew. 1. I now know the difference between hydrangeas and peonies. 2. There are many different variations of trees. Like, variations within a variation. I kind of wish I had been in Girl Scouts now… do they do …

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The Beginning – Intern Blog

[This summer, NPK has taken on an intern from Michigan State University to help assist with public relations along with kick-starting our social media. Welcome, Cait! Cait will be writing a weekly blog this summer on her experience with NPK – check out her first post!] ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ In one week, I have to estimate that …

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Interview Questions for a Prospective Plant Contractor

In my previous post, I outlined steps to find 5 companies to choose from that have the potential to become your interior plant service provider. Once you’ve picked the 5 candidates, it’s time to narrow it down to the top 3 to submit a proposal.  To prepare for the screening process I am going to …

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How to Choose an Interior Plant Service Company

First and last impressions in any corporate or commercial setting can either leave your customers with the desire to return and do more business with you or they can turn someone off and question your company’s management abilities.  A setting with healthy and attractive greenery and flowers will make a lasting, positive impression on a …

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