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
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
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/
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.
Trope Group designer Bianca Kolonusz-Partee and Principal Charlie Nicholls have completed Herman Miller’s PEAK (Product Environment Application Knowledge) training program for Healthcare Environments. Trope Group has invested in this program because we believe this knowledge will help us better serve our Healthcare clients with the many great products available through Herman Miller, including nurse’s stations, pharmacy and lab environments, storage and transport solutions, headwall products, patient and guest seating, among others. The program included extensive on line training, projects and assignments and three weeks of on-site classes at Herman Miller in Michigan.
Cal Lubbers from Herman Miller’s Certified Dealer Network visited Trope Group from Michigan to meet with Principals Charlie Nicholls and Christina Pratt for our annual Certification Review. This included an in depth audit of all aspects of our business with special attention to areas for potential improvement. Trope Group has been a member of the Certified Dealer Network
Dr. Robert Eyler presenting the economic outlook
Trope Group sponsored this event for the second year. 140 people attended the breakfast event that took place at the Hilton Garden Inn in Fairfield. We enjoyed hearing the regional economic outlook from Dr. Robert Eyler and the uplifting success stories of local businesses Anheuser Busch, Blu Homes and Partnership Healthplan of California. The newest member of Trope Group’s team, Solano Account Executive Ellen Navarro continued to make great connections with local businesses.
Learn More: http://www.northbaybusinessjournal.com/resources/business-journal-events-presentations/impact-solano-2012/
Our sales team headed to the Herman Miller San Francisco showroom for a morning of training and insight related to some of the emerging markets we serve: Small and Medium Business, Education and “Thrive”- the Herman Miller program serving to meet the ergonomic and comfort needs for workers at all types of businesses.
Trope Group was again a presenting sponsor at this event, which celebrates the North Bay’s Best Places to Work. Our President, Christina Pratt presented the awards to 7 time winners (and Trope Group clients) Burr Pilger Mayer and Exchange Bank. “Clearly, these companies are getting it right.” Since creating great places to work is near and dear to our hearts (and part of our mission statement), this event couldn’t be more relevant to us. We were once again inspired by the creative ways these organizations honor and appreciate their employees.
Special Publication: North Bay Business Journal
Principal Charlie Nicholls attended the annual Herman Miller Western region Sales Leadership Summit, hosted by Workplace Resource of Portland Oregon. The event included a farewell party for Jerry Koster, Herman Miller Distribution Director, who retires this year.