That's Nice News

From all things That’s Nice to what’s happening around the industry, That’s Nice news features daily content that is always timely, and sometimes a bit unusual.

Center of the Financial District

16 January, 2020

 
Nigel takes the cable car to the front of the Westin St. Francis Hotel, located in the center of San Francisco's financial district. 

Cable Car Fun

16 January, 2020

Enjoying some cable car fun in San Francisco as we look forward to “Road to CPhI Milano.” 

J.P. Morgan Power Walk

16 January, 2020

Nigel walks up Powell Street in San Francisco during the J.P. Morgan Healthcare week - he's got his walking stick in hand and is ready to go!

G.O.A.T. Launches on Nice Passion

13 January, 2020

Following up on a successful trip to PEI, Canada, Nice Passion has launched our "G.O.A.T." video. It's a story of an amazing lady who has seen her fair share of challenges, but has triumphed. We're excited to share the magic of the protagonist, Flory. 

London to New York to J.P. Morgan

08 January, 2020

Nigel is stopping off in London to see customers before heading back to New York. He is already fully booked for J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference next week, and looking forward to his meetings, which are equally divided between M&A and agency meetings.

Bowler Hat

07 January, 2020

It must be a bowler hat thing.

Looking to 2020

07 January, 2020

The new Managing Director looks out over Paris, as we look forward to 2020.

View from the Conference Room

07 January, 2020

We are delighted to open our new fabulous office in Paris, this is the view from the conference room.

Nice Paris

07 January, 2020

Nigel is visiting the new office in Paris, as the keys are handed over and we officially move in. The recruitment of account and project managers starts today, with the newly hired General Manager at the helm.

JP Morgan Shoes

04 January, 2020

Nigel's got his JP Morgan-ready kicks -- these are a little less spiky and a little more business, but still with the red sole. 

That's Nice at J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference

02 January, 2020

Come visit That's Nice in San Francisco during the 38th J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference. We will be opening an office in San Francisco and celebrating the launch of our new Paris office. 

Aston Villa Victory

01 January, 2020

Aston Villa starts the year off right, with a 9-minute over time game against Burnley FC. 2-1. Cheers to Grealish who scored the winning goal!

NYC on NYE

01 January, 2020

New York City makes an effort on New Year's Eve - look out for the spiderwebs on the side streets. 

Heading Back to New York, Ready for our Jubilee Celebration Year.

29 December, 2019

Join us through the year as we travel around the world visiting friends and discussing the future of healthcare. How many countries will we visit in 2020?

The Maldives?  That's Nice!

28 December, 2019

Breaking news: JP Morgan meetings for 2020 have been moved to the Maldives.

Thinking of You Guys Back in New York.

27 December, 2019

I’m staying here through 2020. That’s the new office / condo over my left shoulder.

The Maldives Works for Me

23 December, 2019

Walking on the beach, a little cloudy today but the temperature works for me.

Flowers from Chanel

23 December, 2019

Chanel were very kind in sending the holiday message In the for a Beautifully designed laser cut card, and some white flowers.

Flying to the Maldives

23 December, 2019

After and extremely exhausting December, I decided to fly for 28 hours over to the beautiful Maldives. 8760 more miles one way to the Indian Paridise.

Holiday Dinner

20 December, 2019

The That's Nice staff celebrates the holidays with dinner at Acme in Nolita. From our table to yours, seasons greetings and happy holidays!

Fashion Speech

19 December, 2019

in another scene from the Cutting Room, Adama addresses the crowd and explains his designs. 

Adama's Fashion Show

19 December, 2019

Congratulations to Adama, resident artist at That's Nice, for hosting a successful fashion show at the Cutting Room last month!

Happy Birthday, Christine

18 December, 2019

That's Nice celebrates new accounts hire, Christine, on her birthday. 

Gdańsk at Night

18 December, 2019

Gdańsk is beautiful at night - just take a look at this picture! It's clear that historical renovation is happening all over the city.

Celebrating 25 Years

18 December, 2019

The 2020 holiday celebrations start with the launch of the first of 100 That's Nice announcements to be made over the next 12 months. Our 25th year is about to begin!

Gdansk, Poland

17 December, 2019

Nigel has arrived in Gdansk, Poland to see customers.

New Portrait on LinkedIn

16 December, 2019

Nigel's new LinkedIn image will go live Monday, following up on the That's Nice preparations for 2020.

Gift from Chanel

16 December, 2019

A beautiful gift from Nigel's visit to Chanel on Saturday. 

That's Nice Paris

16 December, 2019

That’s Nice has a new office in Paris! We invite you to “Come join us at the Opera.”

Ready for a Run

16 December, 2019

It's the last week of the year for That’s Nice to be at full capacity and we're all looking forward to the vacation break. Most importantly, the Lamborghini is ready for a run!

Gift Giving

16 December, 2019

Guillem receives a gift from our resident artist, Junior, on his last day of work. 

Farewell Dinner

16 December, 2019

The accounts team says goodbye to intern Guillem with dinner at a Japanese restaurant. 

Driving 2020

11 December, 2019

With lots going on at the end of year, Nigel's looking forward to plenty of driving in 2020.

Q4 Pharma's Almanac Issue Is Live

11 December, 2019

The Q4 Breakthrough edition of Pharma’s Almanac is live! The issue covers cell and gene therapy, as we look forward to another innovative year involving gene manipulation from the pharma industry.

Birmingham, England

11 December, 2019

There have been many changes to the great city of Birmingham since Nigel Walker lived in the city before leaving for London in 1980, though a strong bond with the “Brummies” prevails. 

Newly Imagined Dream

10 December, 2019

The latest NicePassion video, "Newly Imagined Dream" has launched! The video focuses on a delightful scientist who opened up a market in PEI, founded on her family's passion for food and sharing German treats. 

Successful Day in Folsom, CA

10 December, 2019

Overall, it was a great night in Folsom, CA.

2020 Journey

10 December, 2019

Come onboard! We're ready for the for the next journey in 2020.

Yellow Balloon

10 December, 2019

Brian Pierce takes a selfie behind Nigel Walker. The "balloon day" is over but the team still has one more take.

End of Year Message

10 December, 2019

As we float 5,000 feet above the Napa Valley wineries, Nigel is ready to deliver the end of year message.

Nice Hat

10 December, 2019

Is someone in trouble? Nigel's hat remains on but the airplanes should have already landed... P.S. Nice hat, Nigel.

Lost in Sonoma

10 December, 2019

Brian Pierce is lost in Sonoma but at least the evening scout has gone well, chasing the "Rainbow Unicorn." Our guess is that the Subaru is broken down.

Sonoma Skypark

10 December, 2019

Lucas, Jeff (the pilot), Nigel and Brian set off on a gloomy balloon flying day at the Sonoma Skypark - many thanks to the staff for taking care of That's Nice!

Drone Search

10 December, 2019

Lucas Visser lost one of the drones for 90 minutes, but as you see he using star alignment (a GPS) to find where it dropped. 

Sacramento Airport

09 December, 2019

An interesting sculpture of old suit cases at Sacramento airport, very creative.

Hot Air Balloon Scout

09 December, 2019

Scouting the Balloon take off site in Sonoma, CA. This rich wine district will be one of our shoot destinations today.

Philadelphia 2020

05 December, 2019

Nigel Walker is attending a local Philadelphia Healthcare Investment forum as a guest of Wuxi Advanced Therapies, a major investor in the Navy Yard in Philly. 

Hawaii Sky Dive

04 December, 2019

Wei Gao takes flight over the big Island of Hawaii, very cool for a sky diving adventure.

F1 Race

02 December, 2019

Lewis Hamilton wins the last F1 race of the year, in Abu Dhabi. I look forward to being there next year.

Lewis Hamilton

29 November, 2019

Lewis Hamilton ready for the last race of the season.

Thanksgiving Plans

29 November, 2019

My friend is in Abu Dhabi at the last F1 race of the year. I’m eating turkey and he’s rubbing shoulders with Lewis Hamilton in the paddocks...winner.

Custom Bike

25 November, 2019

Nigel's Orbea Gravel Carbon Fiber Custom built bike arrived this weekend - he's already planning to put a few miles on these new wheels.

Happy Birthday, Lucas

21 November, 2019

Lucas celebrates his birthday with the team over cake. If you hadn’t guessed, he looks good for 51.

That's Some Camera

20 November, 2019

Our business intern has a big camera!

Soak Up the Sun

19 November, 2019

Brian Pierce takes a moment to enjoy the sunshine at Rockaway Beach on the Nice Passion shoot. 

Surf's Up

19 November, 2019

The surfing star of the Nice Passion video poses on the beach with the crew. 

Rockaway Group Photo

19 November, 2019

Nigel, Lucas and intern Guillem AyoraMexia smile at Rockaway beach during the Nice Passion shoot. 

Camera Setup

19 November, 2019

Lucas Visser and Nigel Walker setup the camera at Rockaway Beach for the next Nice Passion film. 

Next Nice Passion Video

19 November, 2019

Brian Pierce is hard at work on our next passion piece. 

Happy Birthday, Albert

15 November, 2019

That's Nice celebrated Albert's birthday with cookies and cream cake! 

Supporting M&A in Pharma

15 November, 2019

Strategy Director, Mark Allen, and Accounts Director, Wei Gao attend Berkery Noyes’ Private Equity Cocktail Reception at The Yale Club in New York City.

Smiling at Doppel

13 November, 2019

Claudio Rondena, GQ Model, and Giorgio Oberrauch, CEO, from Doppel Farmaceutici S.r.l. stand proud at CPhI Frankfurt after their announcement of FDA approval.  Nigel Walker stands in between them - the trio is all smiles after a great year of company growth.

English Morning

11 November, 2019

Nigel takes  selfie on a fresh English morning.

A Successful CPhI

08 November, 2019

Another successful event arranged by CPhI owners. Frankfurt is not my favorite destination but staying at the Maritim Hotel worked out very well, being directly adjacent to the show halls.

Leaving CPhI Frankfurt

08 November, 2019

Leaving CPhI Frankfurt through Brussels as Lufthansa cancels flights back to New York. We choose to exit out of Europe via London.

Birch Tree Cafe

08 November, 2019

Nigel visits an interesting cafe at the Frankfurt Messe, with real birch trees.

Last Day of CPhI Frankfurt

07 November, 2019

The Managing Director and The Chairman strategize the final day of CPhI Worldwide in Frankfurt.

Servier Booth at CPhI

07 November, 2019

Eric from Servier CDMO and Nigel proudly stand in front of the Servier booth at CPhI.

Taking Off in 2020

07 November, 2019

We're taking off in 2020!

Best Dressed

06 November, 2019

Haig and Nigel are making a best dressed effort at CPhI Frankfurt. 

Lunch in San Antonio

06 November, 2019

TJ, David and Guy take a well deserved break in San Antonio for AAPS PharmSci 360. 

The Alamo

06 November, 2019

Taking in the Almao in San Antonio, Texas during the AAPS PharmSci 360 trade show. 

Day of the Dead

06 November, 2019

Paying homage to the Day of the Dead in San Antonio 

San Antonio Brewers Association

06 November, 2019

While in the city for AAPS PharmSci 360, Guy passes by the San Antonio Brewers Association. 

The Yellow Rose of Texas

06 November, 2019

Guy Tiene enjoys a meal in San Antonio and admires the floral arrangement. 

Aunty Em

05 November, 2019

Congratulations to Project Coordinator Emilee Kudla, who just found out she's going to be an aunt to a niece!  

Spotted at CPhI

05 November, 2019

Luca Mantovani, the CEO of Eigenmann and Veronelli, was at CPhI today. He's an old friend and client from DSM. We have fond memories of working for Luca and the DSM team.

Strike a Pose

05 November, 2019

Wei Gao and Marga Viñes pose at the Grifols Partnership booth - who do you think she looks better with?

Grifols Rebrand

05 November, 2019

We're happy to unveil the new branding for Grifols Partnership. Pictured here is Marga Viñes, Senior Sales Manager for this energetic company, with Nigel Walker.

GSK CPhI Worldwide

05 November, 2019

That's Nice is supporting GSK at CPhI Worldwide 2019

Grifols CPhI Worldwide

05 November, 2019

That's Nice supporting Grifols during CPhI Worldwide 2019

Biovectra CPhI Worldwide

05 November, 2019

That's Nice is supporting Biovectra during CPhI Worldwide 2019

UPM Pharmaceuticals CPhI Worldwide

05 November, 2019

That's Nice is supporting UPM Pharmaceuticals during CPhI Worldwide 2019

Servier CPhI Worldwide

05 November, 2019

That's Nice is supporting Servier during CPhI Worldwide 2019

ACS Publications CPhI Worldwide

05 November, 2019

That's Nice is supporting ACS Publications during CPhI Worldwide 2019

These Boots Were Made For Walkin’

05 November, 2019

Day 2 at AAPS – taking in Texas, meeting clients and colleagues at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center. 

SPI Pharma CPhI Worldwide

05 November, 2019

That's Nice is supporting SPI Pharma during CPhI Worldwide 2019

CPhI Worldwide Ready to Go

04 November, 2019

CPhI Worldwide, Frankfurt client booths are set-up, it’s nighttime and we are ready for the show; we're celebrating 30 years of CPhI and 24 years of That’s Nice.

The Stars At Night...

04 November, 2019

Kicking off AAPS from the famous Menger Hotel in San Antonio where Teddy Roosevelt recruited Rough Riders. 

Gulam Jaffer's Cover Shot

04 November, 2019

Gulam Jaffer, President of Yourway, is pictured on the cover of World Pharma Frontiers Magazine, ready for the taking at CPhI Frankfurt. 

A Meal in Franfurt

04 November, 2019

Mark Allen, Wei Gao and Eugene Hsiu enjoy a meal in Frankfurt, Germany before the official start of CPhI. 

Street Art

04 November, 2019

This piece, captured in Frankfurt by the That's Nice team during CPhI, puts a new spin on street art. 

Art in Frankfurt

04 November, 2019

The That's Nice team admires the art of Frankfurt during CPhI. 

CPhI Kick Off Meal

03 November, 2019

Accounts Director, Wei Gao, anticipates kicking off #cphi2019 with a sausage plate - this is serious business. 

WuXi AppTec at AAPS San Antonio

03 November, 2019

Putting the final touches on the WuXi AppTec booth being presented at AAPS San Antonio, come see them during the show.

Asahi Kasei at AAPS

03 November, 2019

Putting the final touches on the Asahi Kasei booth being presented at AAPS San Antonio, come see them during the show. 

Avara at AAPS San Antonio

03 November, 2019

Putting the final touches on the Avara booth being presented at AAPS San Antonio, come see them during the show.

ACS Publications at CPhI Frankfurt

03 November, 2019

Putting the final touches on the ACS Publications booth, which is being completed for CPhI Frankfurt - come see them during the show.

Biovecta at CPhI Frankfurt

03 November, 2019

Putting the final touches on the BioVectra booth at CPhI Frankfurt, come see them at booth #121H42.

GSK at CPhI Frankfurt

03 November, 2019

Putting the final touches on the GSK booth at CPhI Frankfurt, come see them at booth #121B6.

SPI Pharma at CPhI Frankfurt

03 November, 2019

Putting the final touches on the SPI Pharma booth atCPhI Frankfurt, come see them at booth #102B50.

CPhI Flashback

03 November, 2019

Haig and Nigel are pictured five years ago at CPhI Paris. There have been many changes in both business and lifestyle, since then, but the show is still the most important week of the year for That's Nice business in Europe.

Scouting Mission

02 November, 2019

Lucas Visser goes on another scouting mission at the Hudson Yards. 

High Line Sculpture

02 November, 2019

A sculpture on the High-Line in New York connects the fine art community with the tourists that walk the elevated walk way. 

Cinema Angle

01 November, 2019

A cinema angle captured on the new video shoot for the That’s Nice 25th anniversary campaign. 

Honey Comb Architecture

01 November, 2019

A honey comb architectural matrix in New York City.

Pineapple Sculpture Scout

01 November, 2019

Nigel and the digital capture team spend time at the Hudson Yards Pineapple sculpture, scouting for next video shoot.

Research Scouting for the 25 Campaign

01 November, 2019

Lucas and Nigel are out shooting the third part of the research scout for the upcoming That's Nice 25-year anniversary campaign.

Nigel and Mark

31 October, 2019

Jaren and Parth in the web development team dress up (convincingly) as Nigel and Mark. 

That's Nice Halloween

31 October, 2019

Can you guess who's who?

What We're Reading

31 October, 2019

What book are we reading at That’s Nice this month? Change the Culture by Roger Conners and Tom Smith.

New Look

31 October, 2019

Nigel's got a new look for CPhI Worldwide - let the business begin!

Halloween in NYC

31 October, 2019

New York City goes big with Halloween parties on 10/31, tonight. 

Happy Birthday, Eugene!

28 October, 2019

That's Nice celebrates Eugene's birthday over cheesecake. 

Inside the Tray Drying Room

28 October, 2019

Brian Pierce inside the “Tray Drying room” at UPM running a blue placebo, milled compound for a new fly through corporate video, launching in January 2020.

Drone Footage at UPM

28 October, 2019

Nigel Walker, Jonathan Curtin and Brian Pierce are pictured in sunny Bristol, Tennessee in this photo by Lucas Visser - the team visited UPM to shoot drone footage. 

Silver Jubilee

28 October, 2019

That’s Nice moves towards our Silver Jubilee, and with that we start to rebuild for the next 25 years. Management stability has been the key to our leading position in CDMO space. There are many surprises to be reviewed in 2020.

PharmaSci 360

28 October, 2019

That’s Nice will be attending PharmaSci 360 being held in San Antonio this year. Guy Tiene, David Alvaro and TJ will represent the management team - with a few meeting slots left, let’s meet at your booth! 

CPhI Worldwide

28 October, 2019

That’s Nice will be in Frankfurt attending CPhI Worldwide, represented by Nigel Walker, Mark Allen and Wei Gao. Although we're heavily booked, there are a few slots left.

A Change in the Weather

28 October, 2019

The end of the summer is marked by the closing of the flower shop for the early fall. The weather is changing as we all prepare for CPhI Worldwide, Frankfurt and PharmSci360, San Antonio. 

Cincinnati, Ohio

25 October, 2019

Though it may look similar to the Brooklyn Bridge that famously stretches over the East River, this bridge is in Cincinnati, Ohio. Nigel spotted it on his last stop over before completing this client trip.

Stop in Vegas

24 October, 2019

Nigel has a quick stop over in Las Vegas before he returns to New York, to attend an end-user plasma one day show.

Back in Bristol

23 October, 2019

Nigel is back at the home of country music, Bristol, Tennessee, to see our long term customer UPM Pharmaceuticals. It's great to see the growth in UPM as they focus on commercial projects.

Christian Audigier 2009

22 October, 2019

Circa 2009, this Christian Audigier classic was picked out of the loft this weekend. Nigel remembers wearing it to the C&E News event in San Francisco. He has just 10 more pounds left to loose to achieve the magical 50 lbs. weight loss. You heard it here first - at JP Morgan 2020 he will achieve his goal of 166 lbs!

Typewriter Connection

21 October, 2019

Nigel found an old school typewriter that connects to the iPad, which is basically pure gold. Here he is sitting in his new writing room with a cup of tea and the Sonos.

Q1 Image Change

21 October, 2019

As we start to ramp up our new campaign for 2020, you may notice a big image change starting in Q1. 

Sunday Morning Shoot

20 October, 2019

Lucas Visser is out at 6.00am on Sunday morning scouting locations for a new upcoming short film. Stay strong, Lucas!

Home Office Design

20 October, 2019

Nigel is building out his New York home office with the SMEG brand, along with a number of custom pieces of furniture.

Happy Belated Birthday, Nataliya

15 October, 2019

That's Nice celebrated designer Nataliya's birthday (albeit belated) with cake from Lady M. 

14K on LinkedIn

11 October, 2019

It's a long time coming, but we've finally hit the 14K connections mark on LinkedIn.

Lemon Picking

10 October, 2019

Brian Pierce picks some lemons this morning from his beautiful home in Alameda, CA. 

Gateway to the Bay

09 October, 2019

The Golden Gate Bridge is a sexy piece of architecture. The gateway to the bay never gets boring, no matter how many times we see it. Nigel is in the Bay Area, visiting clients. 

Family Time

04 October, 2019

Happy times in Birmingham, England, as Nigel and his cousin see each other for some quality family time

Sushi Lunch

04 October, 2019

That's Nice celebrates Friday with a team sushi lunch. 

Nice Nice

04 October, 2019

12 days, 18 customers, 17,000 miles, 2 lost bags and new friends across Europe. Nigel reflects on the trip as he departs London and starts the extremely busy Q4 process of writing 2020 statement of work orders for our customers.

Bags Found in Amsterdam

04 October, 2019

Nigel's bags were found in Amsterdam - wonder what they were doing there... 

La Sagrada Familia

04 October, 2019

The most beautiful piece of architecture in Spain and Nigel's personal favorite religious location from all corners of the world. It's much closer to completion than the first time he visited Barcelona in 1972

Top 3 Cities

04 October, 2019

In case anyone ever thought Barcelona wasn’t in Nigel's top three cities in the world, the architectural design is transforming quickly in the Gaudi dominated city. Nigel has arrived at his second to last city of this extensive Euro trip.

Synthetic Sapphire

02 October, 2019

Nigel is studying the simplicity of Synthetic Sapphire, a new material being used in the Hublot watch with a silicon wrist band. Looking at this beautiful timepiece, it's clear that Swiss watchmakers have done it again. Today is only a "looking" day - he's not buying...yet. 

Basel HQ

02 October, 2019

As Nigel visits Basel, Switzerland at night, he points out that one giant Biologics CDMO is headquartered in here, and we can all agree - it's not a bad place to have your headquarters.

What We're Reading

02 October, 2019

Nigel is reading Reverse Innovation by Vijay Govindarajan and Chris Trimble - it's another great book from Harvard Business Review Press.

Rare Book Hunting

02 October, 2019

Looking for rare books in Zurich for new library, Nigel finds a street that sells rare books from around the world.

La Défense, Paris

02 October, 2019

La Défense in Paris is a new area of the city that has grown from the financial district. 

Zurich, Switzerland

01 October, 2019

Moving fast and onto the last leg of the two week trip, Nigel enjoys an evening in Zurich, Switzerland, a city that balances the French and the German. There's no denying - it's a real beauty at night.

Scouting in Paris

01 October, 2019

Stopped for a selfie while scouting locations for a client event in Paris.

6 Customers, 2 Days

01 October, 2019

Haig is also in town during Nigel's visit to Paris - so how do you cram in seeing 6 French customers in 2 days?

Servier 2020

01 October, 2019

Back to Servier to plan for next years business growth in Paris today. The new CEO for the Servier CDMO takes over today, October 1st - it's always a productive day at Servier!

Parisian Financial District

30 September, 2019

Nigel has traveled to a different area of Paris as he continues to visit clients in France. Pictured here is the city's newly expanding financial district, as viewed from the Suresnes area. 

GSK Visit

30 September, 2019

Nigel is just leaving GSK, a valued customer for last seven years. That's Nice is looking forward to supporting them at CPhI worldwide!

Studham Village Church

29 September, 2019

Nigel took a picture here last year, but it's still a dramatic scene worth revisiting at Studham village church in Bedfordshire.

International Correspondence Schools Certificate

29 September, 2019

International Correspondence Schools, certificate from 1935, Mr. Sydney Whitehurst. This course was for “Sign Writing,” the origins of communication in Nigel Walker's family.

New Office

29 September, 2019

Lucas has built a new office for himself - it's small but very much needed.

English Gardening

28 September, 2019

Nigel is back in sunny England seeing family and friends in between a jam-packed 2 weeks of client visits. It's time to put on the new shiny jacket, and help with the gardening.

Hampton Court, London

27 September, 2019

Nigel visits Hampton Court, London, his last stop of the day.

City of Love

27 September, 2019

On the theme of exploring, Nigel heads back to Paris (making it his fifth city stop in five days) to see a client and a client prospect, in the city of love.

The Bet Winner

26 September, 2019

Director of Research and German soccer fan, TJ Ladage, finally pays his penance for losing a sports bet. He enjoys the best day of his life, wearing an England shirt. Only problem being, on close inspection, it’s clear he picked up a questionable knock-off in India...

Piazza Duomo Plaza in Milan

26 September, 2019

Piazza Duomo Plaza in Milan, there are a handful of more beautiful sites of religious architecture than here. 

The Perfect Frame - Rozzano, Italy

26 September, 2019

Rozzano, Italy is Nigel's next stop on his current European tour.  He was shopping for frames and look what was found - the TN brand colors, glitter and orange, together.

Octoberfest

25 September, 2019

Munich's Octoberfest, translates to some serious drinking of German beer in 2 liter glass steins. Nigel might be there supporting the locals today...

Nice Passion Inspiration

24 September, 2019

Carl Laemmle was an American filmmaker and founder of Universal Pictures - which he owned until 1934. Laemmle, who was born in Germany, produced or worked on over 400 films. His likeness is represented in this simple statue in Laupheim. Taking inspiration from film greats, we're happy to announce that NicePassion continues to move forward with three new short films.

Nature of Science Return

24 September, 2019

Lucas works on the cabin from our Nature of Science piece in much nicer weather - here he is mitering pine paneling for the interior walls.

Aston Villa Home Kit

23 September, 2019

Nigel's new Aston Villa F.C. home kit will arrive shortly, so he can show his support for the team this year.

Tomokazu Matsuyama Mural

23 September, 2019

Our friend Tomokazu Matsuyama is finishing his Bowery mural. This piece, roughly 20x40 feet, will be finished Sunday, 9/22. If you are in the city, come to the corner of Bowery and Houston, and check it out, it is amazing!

Gift from Chanel

21 September, 2019

We've received a lovely gift from his friend Sienna over at Chanel, we look forward to seeing her in October!

Good Luck, Gabriela!

18 September, 2019

That's Nice wished Gabriela Estupinan, intern in the Research Dept. best of luck with a cake from Paris Baguette. She still has one more year left at Santa Clara University, but after that, we hope she'll be back! 

The Kensico Dam

18 September, 2019

 Nigel and Lucas rode their bikes 25 miles last Saturday and Sunday to Kensico Dam up in Westchester County. 

Who's the Boss

18 September, 2019

Can you guess who is the boss in this picture, I wonder?

New Wheels

16 September, 2019

Nigel is in the process of ordering the 2020 Lamborghini Aventador SVJ Roadster - it's a nice little upgrade from his current set of wheels. 

Graphic Westchester Dam

15 September, 2019

Nigel captures the graphic quality of the Westchester Dam, a public works project.

Westchester 9/11 Memorial

15 September, 2019

Lucas and Nigel bike to the Westchester 9/11 Memorial at the Kensico Dam Plaza, north of White Plains.

BioProcess International Success

14 September, 2019

BioProcess International was a great success; we're looking forward to following up with attending clients!

What We're Reading: Hidden In Plain Sight

14 September, 2019

We're currently reading Hidden In Plain Sight by Erich Joanchimsthaler, Harvard Business School Press.

Thank you, Sakina Hudda

13 September, 2019

That's Nice bids farewell to Sakina Hudda with cake and a card. Sakina completed her summer 2019 internship with flying colors!

We'll Miss You, Sakina!

13 September, 2019

Sakina ends her internship at That’s Nice today, we will miss her smile and energy in the office.

Welcome, Guillem!

12 September, 2019

That's Nice welcomes our newest intern, Guillem, who is currently attending university in Spain. Guillem will be working in the Accounts Dept. over the next 3 months. 

BioProcess International Night Out

12 September, 2019

Nigel enjoys a fun evening with GSK, R&D at BPI International. 

BioProcess International Week

10 September, 2019

Nigel is attending BPI International in Boston along with 15 accounts - he's looking forward to the week ahead

Thunder Cove

10 September, 2019

Lucas did not know why this was called Thunder Cove until he got there. There was a storm in the distance and the waves were crashing one after another. To the left of this image is a bank of dirt and rock about 30 feet high. This feature amplifies the sound of the waves and the result is literally thunderous!

French River

10 September, 2019

Next up, French River. This is probably the most photographed and painted area of PEI for obvious reasons. It’s an old fishing village that still retains it’s charm. It’s also located on the north shore of the island and is a bit west of PEI national park.

PEI Fishing

10 September, 2019

This is part of Prince Edward Island National Park on the north coast, north of Charlottetown. The water and beaches are pristine and as you can see, sometimes you can have the whole beach to yourself.

Heading to BioProcess International

10 September, 2019

Nigel is off to BioProcess International in Boston to see customers - it's that time of year again - the garden is starting to turn ahead of the fall season.

Tesla 2020

10 September, 2019

If you like the Tesla so much, get another one! The new 2020 Tesla Model X officially arrived last weekend.

Grifols at BioProcess International

09 September, 2019

The Grifols booth shines at the BioProcess International show in Boston. 

That's Nice Welcomes Kan'ang Xu

09 September, 2019

Kan'ang Xu is the latest hire on the Research team! He is an NYU graduate and will be working as a market research associate. 

Rentschler Booth at BioProcess International

09 September, 2019

The accounts team makes sure the Rentschler booth is setup and ready to go for BioProcess International.

Gray PEI Barns

09 September, 2019

Another stop and shot of a wonderful old barn still in use. The barns in PEI tend to be Gray as opposed to the usual Red, New England style.

Rustic Scenery, PEI

09 September, 2019

Driving around Brian and Lucas would come upon scenes where they had to pull over and take a shot. Rusty old farm equipment sitting out in a field just begs to be photographed.

Tea Hill Stable, PEI

09 September, 2019

Brian and Lucas visited Tea Hill Stable on their travels in PEI. It is a beautiful stable, and the owners graciously allowed our team to capture the beauty of it - as demonstrated by this image of a speckled mare having lunch.

That's Nice Celebrates Saba

09 September, 2019

The That's Nice team gathers around Saba Malik as she celebrates the completion of her internship. 

Goodbye for Now, Saba

06 September, 2019

Saba Malik has finished up her internship and is now heading home to California. She worked very hard and fit in well with the accounts team - we hope to see her back in the fall!

The GranFondo Bicycle Race

06 September, 2019

First thing the next day, Brian and Lucas were at the start of the GranFondo bicycle race: a 150k loop around the middle of PEI stretching to the North coast, starting and ending in Charlottetown. 

Sunset on the Other Side of Confederation Bridge

06 September, 2019

Brian and Lucas take a great shot of Confederation Bridge at sunset after crossing over to PEI. The first days mission is accomplished!

Pirelli Scorpion Tires

05 September, 2019

355 R21, 25 - a Pirelli tire with a screw in it, will replace both back tires on the beast/Lambo.

On the Way to PEI

05 September, 2019

Digital Capture Team, Lucas Visser and Brian Pierce, stop at the Confederation Bridge overlooking PEI on the first day of the BioVectra trip. 

First Day of School

05 September, 2019

It's Demba's first day of school and he's dressed to impressed. We can't believe how fast he's grown!

Nice New Friends

05 September, 2019

New friends at That’s Nice, Sakina and Misaki, enjoy an ice cream during lunch.

Jack’s Drive-In

04 September, 2019

Jack’s Drive-In has been in this same location since before Lucas was born. They are famous for their sliders, which are hamburgers with a helping of caramelized onions. They start cooking the onions in the morning and you can smell the place a mile away. Lucas helped himself to two sliders with cheese and a chocolate shake.

The Pumpkin House

04 September, 2019

This is the house of Lucas' childhood friend, Seth. His father designed, came up with the process and built this house, which was known as "the pumpkin house." Lucas' father built the garage as an extension.

Crystal Lake

04 September, 2019

Lucas poses in front of Crystal Lake, a local swimming spot near his childhood home. 

Memory Lane in Upstate NY

04 September, 2019

Taking a trip down memory lane, Lucas snaps a quick flick in front of his alma matter, Averill Park High School. 

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