TRG Group

Do Gooders!
June 19, 2009

It’s easy to pigeonhole social responsibility into being about nothing more than driving a hybrid and saving old growth forests. The green movements power and celebrity, while valuable, can overshadow the other acts of human kindness that sustain societies as much as clean air, food and water.On both the supplier and distributor side of the…

Fashion Sense and Sensibility
May 19, 2009

Despite the tendency to “go big or go home” on the runways of New York’s Fall Fashion Week, it’s important to keep things in perspective. At least designers weren’t insisting we accessorize with a live snake or a headdress made out of bubble wrap. This time.

TRG Group Announces 2008 Horizons Award Winner
March 3, 2009

St. Louis, Missouri-based TRG Group, an international supplier of travel gear to the promotional products industry, named Nicki McCollough, sales operations manager for the corporate markets division, as the company's 2008 Horizons Award winner.

TRG Group Product Faces Belize Proving Ground
June 24, 2008

The TRG Group announced the Trek Pack Plus by Victorinox was recently featured in the “Luggage Picks” section of Outside magazine’s Spring/Summer Buyer’s Guide. Reviewers road-tested the 22” Trek Pack Plus from the E-Motion 360˚ 4.0 Collection on an adventure in Belize. The Buyer’s Guide commended the adventure gear for its advanced technology and ergonomic design found in features such as the fully-rotating, 360° response swivel handle, which pivots into a natural “palm-facing-the-body” position. The Buyer’s Guide also lauded the detachable day bag for the extra security provided by its Loop Lock Cable System, allowing the carrier to unify and lock the zippers or

TRG Group Employees Rally For March of Dimes
June 2, 2008

Employees of the St. Louis-based TRG Group recently marked the 5th year working with the March of Dimes to help fight birth defects, premature birth and infant mortality. TRG participants raised both awareness and money through a variety of company-wide events all leading up to the March for Babies, an annual walk with thousands of participants. Together, TRG Group and parent company, Centric Group, helped raise $57,000 to help the cause. Throughout the months of March and April, TRG held raffles and silent auctions, collecting money and volunteers for the 39th annual March for Babies. “The response from everyone was overwhelming,” said March

Extreme Makeover Office Edition
April 8, 2008

After one very raucous editorial meeting (including some very spicy Indian food) we’ve decided to jump on the reality bandwagon and have the first-ever Extreme Office Make Over in the June edition of the magazine. While we won’t be rebuilding an entire house while a deserving family enjoys a Disney vacation, we will be doing our best to put together an office that will put make everyone else in the building jealous.
After only one day, the response to requests for participation has been amazing. I want to thank the folks over at Leed’s, Prime Line, Journalbooks, SnugZ, Senator, Dart,, the

TRG Group Announces New Midwest Region Manager
April 8, 2008

St. Louis-based TRG Group, an international leader in the travel gear industry, announced the hiring of Brian Porter to the position of Midwest region manager for the corporate markets division. Based in Kansas City, Brian will directly oversee 14 states in the Midwestern region including Missouri, Illinois, Kansas and Michigan. “Brian is a great asset to TRG Group,” said vice president of sales, corporate markets, Andrew Spellman. “He brings with him over 15 years of experience that will provide direct value to our key accounts and will further evolve TRG’s business continuity in the key regions he manages. We’re extremely pleased to have him

TRG Employees Stuck On Charity
March 31, 2008

St. Louis-based TRG Group employees joined together for the first in a series of events to help raise money for the March of Dimes campaign. The official kick off began with a TRG sponsored event, “The Fly on the Wall” which culminated in the literal taping of two TRG employees to the lunchroom wall (all in the name of good fun and charity, of course). “The Fly on the Wall” fundraiser began with the generous participation of six employees (contestants), including Becky Pessin, vice president/controller; Ed Travis, executive vice president—leisure brands; Laurie Gilner, president—travel gear division; Jason Morris, vice president of brand operations;