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Impact HUB and Herman Miller Partner to Inspire Connectivity Around the World

September 4, 2013

The new approach to work is to design environments that bring people together and enliven their creativity, performance, and sense of connection. With creative inspiration in mind Herman Miller, Inc., announces a new partnership with Impact HUB, a collaborative community that provides inspiring professional environments for entrepreneurs and remote workers seeking greater connectivity in nearly 40 cities across the globe. The new relationship builds on Herman Miller's approach to the total work experience. By following the company's Living Office model, workers can choose the environment that best suits their needs for an hour, a day or a month.

"Environments are made up of physical and intangible qualities," said Impact HUB Board Member Tim Freundlich, "We create spaces and offer tools that enliven the human spirit and enrich the world. We can't imagine a better partner than Herman Miller to unlock this potential."

Impact HUB offers members the ability to work from any HUB location, from San Francisco to Boston, to Amsterdam or Singapore. More importantly, users can draw from the global membership to gather resources such as peer-to-peer funding, market testing for member products and services, or sourcing talent for new ventures. The ability to connect talent from all over the world helps foster a natural transference of ideas, people and at times investment capital.

"We're excited about the quality and power of the Impact HUB's community," said Greg Parsons, Herman Miller's VP of Landscape Environments. "This relationship offers an opportunity to create spaces better equipped for today's working landscape, and the ability to gain insights from a thriving community."

The Partnership provides Impact HUB with competitive pricing on furniture as well as Herman Miller's unique insights on working behavior and landscapes. This knowledge is integral to Herman Miller's Living Office approach, enabling creativity and optimized individual and group performance in a rapidly changing environment. Through the Impact HUB relationship Herman Miller also gains the ability to research working trends and space through a diverse set of professionals located on five continents. To date, Herman Miller has helped furnish seven Impact HUB sites in cities such as San Francisco, CA, Boulder, CO, Cambridge, MA, and Raleigh NC with more installations in planning stages— including Mexico City and Monterrey, MX.

Partnership Unveiled at SOCAP
Impact Hub has partnered with Herman Miller to create a pop-up Impact HUB experience during the Social Capital Markets Conference (SOCAP) at the historic Fort Mason Center in San Francisco September 3-6. The space offers a more human experience that fosters greater connection, creativity and productivity. With furniture, technology, and mobile support, the pop-up HUB will be the place to meet for a quick chat, catch up on emails, or decompress before or after meetings.

Attendees will also have the opportunity to attend a panel discussion titled, 'New Work Ecology: Crossing the Boundaries of Place, Behavior, Work, and Lifestyle To Transform your Community on September 4th from 5:30pm-6:30pm.

About Impact HUB
Impact Hub is a global, collaborative community of 7000+ individual members in nearly 40 cities across all continents. Each Impact Hub space provides guidance, resources, and opportunity to local members as they move their intention to impact. Learn more at impacthub.net.

About Herman Miller, Inc.
Herman Miller's inspiring designs, inventive technologies and strategic services help people do great things and organizations to perform at their best. The company's award-winning products and services generated approximately $1.8 billion in revenue in fiscal 2013. A past recipient of the Smithsonian Institution's Cooper-Hewitt National Design Award, Herman Miller designs can be found in the permanent collections of museums worldwide. Innovative business practices and a commitment to social responsibility have also helped establish Herman Miller as a recognized global leader. In 2012, Herman Miller again received the Human Rights Campaign Foundation's top rating in its annual Corporate Equality Index and was named among the 50 Best U.S. Manufacturers by Industry Week.  Herman Miller is included in the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index and trades on the NASDAQ Global Select Market under the symbol MLHR.

About SOCAP
SOCAP is a world-renowned conference series dedicated to increasing the flow of capital towards social good. Since it began in 2008, SOCAP has convened 5,000+ global innovators—investors, entrepreneurs, government leaders, foundations, nonprofits, and more—who are building a new global market that exists at the intersection of money and meaning. SOCAP catalyzes unlikely connections through a diverse mix of content including social gatherings, panels, workshops, design sessions, art and more. The annual flagship event is held each Fall at Fort Mason Center in San Francisco. Learn more at www.socialcapitalmarkets.net.

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