Featured Business – Salem Christian Homes

Salem Christian Homes check-in screen

A distinguishing feature of many of our customers is that they care passionately about helping others. That’s certainly true of the non-profit organization Salem Christian Homes. In the 1960s, there weren’t many educational opportunities available for people with developmental disabilities. To better serve this population, several dairy families in Bellflower, CA, came together and founded a school. Then, in 1977, … Read More

Krista GarverFeatured Business – Salem Christian Homes

Featured Business – Fixt

Fixt.co check-in screen

Luke Cooper loves convenient and efficient solutions. That’s why he founded Fixt, an on-demand mobile device repair service. If you have a problem with your phone or tablet, a technician will come to your home or office, fix the problem, and return your device as good as new in under two hours. (They even replace cracked screens — raise your … Read More

Krista GarverFeatured Business – Fixt

3 Common ITAR Compliance Mistakes

Are You Compliant?

In the last article, we reviewed the basics of ITAR compliance. At the end, we noted the high cost of failing to comply. Here, we’ll look at three of the most common ITAR compliance mistakes that can lead to violations and penalties. Not having an internal compliance program, or having your plan on paper only If you’re involved in any … Read More

Krista Garver3 Common ITAR Compliance Mistakes

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

Krista GarverFeatured Business – Spa Suites on 116th