ITAR Compliance: What It Is, Who Needs It, and the Penalties for Ignoring It

Manufacturing and logistics

If your company is involved in exporting any defense products, services, or related technical data, you’re probably already familiar with the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR). And if not, you need to be! These export control laws are designed to prevent unauthorized foreign nationals from procuring any sensitive information. This article reviews what ITAR compliance means, who needs it, … Read More

Krista GarverITAR Compliance: What It Is, Who Needs It, and the Penalties for Ignoring It

Documentation and Records Management for ISO Certification

ISO keys

Documentation and records management is at the heart of many certification and compliance programs today. It’s also just good business practice. According to a widely cited study by Information Week, between 3% and 5% of an organization’s files are lost or misplaced at any given time, and the average cost of recreating a document is $180. The result is that … Read More

Krista GarverDocumentation and Records Management for ISO Certification

What is ISO Certification? Does Your Company Need It?

ISO Standards

At The Receptionist, we’re always interested in learning more about why our customers chose to implement a visitor management system. For many, like manufacturers and companies that regularly bid for contracts, visitor management is required as part of a certification or compliance initiative. Over the next few months, we’ll be publishing a series of articles to help you better understand … Read More

Krista GarverWhat is ISO Certification? Does Your Company Need It?

Our Top 5 Office and Visitor Management Articles for 2016

office

2016 — What a year! We’ve seen huge advances in technology (like that VR headset you got for Christmas). We lost some people we held dear (RIP Carrie Fisher). And someone finally revealed the secret to happiness (but you have be a mathematician to understand it). At The Receptionist, we devoted 2016 to developing new features based on customer feedback … Read More

Krista GarverOur Top 5 Office and Visitor Management Articles for 2016

5 Legal Agreements to Increase Your Office Security

Legal agreements to increase office security

Are you concerned about office security? If you’re like most of the office managers, IT administrators, and executive assistants we talk to every day, you probably answered “Yes — very!” Because security is so important for every business today, we’re dedicating 2017 to developing security features to help you keep your office, employees, visitors, intellectual property, etc., safe. From a … Read More

Krista Garver5 Legal Agreements to Increase Your Office Security

Featured Manufacturing Business – Optimum Design Associates

Optimum Design check-in screen

Bay Area-based Optimum Design Associates is a sophisticated printed circuit board design and assembly company whose client list includes Honeywell, Boeing, Intel, Applied Materials, and other tech firms on the leading edge of their respective markets.   Being an industry leader means optimizing all aspects of your organization. Up until the summer of 2014, Optimum Design had an unmonitored lobby … Read More

Krista GarverFeatured Manufacturing Business – Optimum Design Associates

Featured Business – Spa Suites on 116th

Spa Suites on 116th check-in screen

Located in Carmel, IN, Spa Suites on 116th is an innovative company that not only rents out suites to beauty professionals, but also provides them with extensive business support. This includes design, marketing, business coaching, and a host of other services. Owner Annemarie Greene launched this business model in August 2016, with the goal of creating “a smaller, more personal … Read More

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Featured Manufacturing Business – Modus Advanced

Modus Advanced is a leading manufacturer and supplier of die cut gaskets, custom molded rubber, and other materials used in industries such as automotive, medical, defense, agriculture, and construction. Although they are a small company, operating out of their California facility, make no mistake! They sell big around the globe. As a worldwide manufacturing provider, Modus recognized the need to … Read More

Krista GarverFeatured Manufacturing Business – Modus Advanced

Win a Free Massage for You and Everyone in Your Office

Do you need a massage? Silly question. Of course you do!! And so does everyone you work with. With the holidays and end-of-year deadlines approaching, we all feel a little pressure this time of year. (DYK that Christmas is the 6th most stressful life event?) That’s why The Receptionist is sending a professionally trained massage therapist to the office of … Read More

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Featured Business: Merrick Academy Charter School

Merrick Academy check-in screen

As the first and longest-running public charter school in Queens, New York, Merrick Academy has to keep up with changing trends so it can continue serving its students and their families effectively. When Merrick Academy noticed that its reception area was getting crowded and cluttered, they looked for a solution. “We were having so many people at the front desk … Read More

Krista GarverFeatured Business: Merrick Academy Charter School