Turnstone, a Steelcase company (NYSE: STE), announced this morning a ten-day, nine-state road trip designed to recognize the important contributions made by startups in the U.S. Heartland while illustrating the connection between great office design and company growth. Companies based in Chicago, IL, Des Moines, IA, Omaha, NE, Kansas City, MO, and Dallas, TX can submit to win a $20,000 office makeover.

Aptly named “Culture@Work in the Heartland,” the contest will give five small and emerging businesses – companies with less than 100 employees – in the aforementioned cities a chance to win a $20,000 office makeover. Companies have until February 10, 2013 to submit their online applications at: www.myturnstone.com. They will be asked to submit photos, and answer a few short questions about culture at their business and explain how an office makeover would improve culture and take their venture to the next level. Turnstone will announce winners in person, one city at a time.  Omaha winners will be announced February 28th.

For more information about Turnstone, please call (212) 539-3260 or email: alisonh@mbooth.com.