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News & Events

Apr 29

Trope Group is hosting “The Power of Space” event

The North Bay City Center proudly presents the IIDA Forums spring event in beautiful Sonoma County. This will be the second forums event in this year’s Design for Empowerment Series and located at Trope Group in Santa Rosa. Guest panelists will include:

Scott Witthoft (Stanford d.school)
Aaron Jobson (Quattrocchi Kwok Architects)
Andrea Small (Herman Miller)
Erin Clark (HTS Consultants)

For more information, please visit the IIDA Northern California Chapter.

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Apr 6

Furnishing Philanthropy Program Launches

At Trope Group, we believe in giving back to our community and doing our part to help the planet.

As we go about the business of furnishing great spaces for our clients in the North bay, we accumulate excess office furniture in our warehouse. As new products are introduced, we remove samples of discontinued products from our showroom. Sometimes orders arrive with a small dent or scratch. Or they are shipped in the wrong color or size. Other times our clients ask us to dispose of their old furniture when they remodel or update their space.

Rather than send these things to the landfill, we have been working to find homes for these items. Over the past decade, we have made numerous donations and the recipients have been very thankful, and we’ve felt great about helping the local non-profit community.

Now we have an official donation program called “Furnishing Philanthropy,” and a web catalog so organizations can easily choose exactly what they need!

Each quarter, we’ll be sending out an email to our extensive list of local non-profits who can easily select the furniture they want right from our web catalog. And then we go the extra mile; literally. We’ll deliver it, set it up, and take away their old stuff, all at no charge.

If you work for a non-profit that might benefit from this program, please sign up here to be added our distribution list.

Jul 19

Jennifer Sutter selected to be in Leadership Petaluma

Congratulations to our Account Executive, Jennifer Sutter. She has been selected to be a participant in the Leadership Petaluma program.

Each year, more than two dozen men and women graduate from the 10-month long Leadership Petaluma program. Ten graduating classes have introduced tomorrow’s leaders to the community, and many of these graduates have gone on to important positions of leadership in our community, in business, government, and non-profits. This year, the eleventh class will follow in the tradition of more than 240 Leadership alums.

Jennifer’s background as an Interior Designer brings a valuable perspective to projects as she supports Trope Group’s clients in Petaluma and Marin County.

Jennifer resides in Petaluma with her husband and their daughter.

May 26

Trope Group mourns the loss of a great friend and colleague, Bob White

It is with heartfelt sadness we share news of the loss of a family member. Bob (Robert) White passed away this morning after battling cancer for the past several years. He was 70. Bob’s positive energy and enthusiasm were contagious, and everyone who knew him was better for it. He worked as a mover for many years and joined the Trope Group installation team in 2011. Bob was as strong as an ox and worked tirelessly, always with a smile on his face. Bobby did more on accident than most of us do on purpose. He was loved by many and will be greatly missed.

Jan 17

Work & Play: The Eames Approach

The twentieth century design duo of Charles and Ray Eames approached their craft through play and experimentation that was known to them as work. Their process of problem solving was inquisitive and often fun, resulting in projects that strayed from their original design goal to toys, films, and even museum exhibitions. In this exhibit, we take a look at three generations of Eames artist-designers and how play is work.

Trope Group is proud to sponsor this exhibition at the Petaluma Arts Center located across the river from historic downtown Petaluma, CA. This is a rare opportunity to experience the work of this extraordinary family in an intimate and interactive way. Visit and get inspired to make work more fun and take your play more seriously. We’ll see you there!

When: January 17 – March 8, 2015
Where: Petaluma Arts Center
More Info: PetalumaArtsCenter.org

May 21

Ranked Best Office Equipment

Once again Trope Group has topped the list of local businesses reviewed by North Bay Biz. Each year a reader’s poll is conducted for choosing the best businesses in the North Bay for various categories. Trope Group has received the Best Office Equipment for 2014 accolade. Read the Full Article Here

May 4

Mid-Century Modern Exhibit at the Charles M. Schulz Museum

Many of the Peanuts comic strips of the late 1950s and 1960s exude the mid-century modern aesthetic of the day — the furniture, decorative pieces, and fabrics were hip, cool and up-to-date. In a series of vignettes these elements will be compared with the work of some prominent mid-century designers, including Ray and Charles Eames. Another component of the exhibition examines how the Schulz’s incorporated the design aesthetic in their lifestyle through photographs and ephemera.

Exhibit Dates: May 4 – October 27

Learn More: SchulzMuseum.org

Apr 26

8th annual Sustainable Enterprise Conference

The Sustainable Enterprise Conference is a day-long learning and networking conference dedicated to helping North Bay businesses, academic, government and non-profit organizations transition to economic, environmental, and social sustainability. The 2013 Conference program will provide organizations and individuals with the latest information on how innovation and sustainability will drive the economy while preserving the resources needed for a prosperous future.

Learn More: SustainableEnterpriseConference.com

Oct 27

AIA Awards

Through this awards event, AIA Redwood Empire promotes and recognizes design excellence among its members and fosters public awareness of the Architect’s role in shaping the built environment. Trope Group was a sponsor of the event, held at the Kaiser Air Hangar and provided Herman Miller classic furniture pieces in living room arrangements.

Learn More: http://www.aiare.org/designawards/

Oct 14

10 Years!

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It seems hard to believe, because the time has flown by since we started Trope Group in the fall of 2002. We are truly fortunate to have partnered with so many great North Bay organizations and worked on many interesting and meaningful projects. We look forward to the next ten years and beyond. On Friday October 19th we celebrated with a luncheon at Legends of Bennett Valley. The beautiful Sonoma County fall weather and patio overlooking the golf course provided a lovely setting for the event.