WESTLAKE, OH - February 26, 2018 - TRG has been featured in an article in Crain's Cleveland Business. The article featured TRG President, Sean Kennedy and his wife, Grace in an article called, "The Philanthropic Side of Tech: A Spotlight on TRG's Culture of Giving." The article talks about the importance of making an impact on the community.
The article begins, "Philanthropy has been embedded in Westlake-based TRG’s ethos since its founding in 2002, and efforts to extend its charitable influence have ramped up over the last decade. The provider of hardware solutions in the data collection, mobility and barcode printing industry allocates its community and civic support on both a continuous and rotational basis depending on the organization — an approach largely driven by employees."
Sean Kennedy is quoted as saying, "“We’ve been experiencing year-over-year growth, and we want to continue to make sure our brand stays relevant to employees and the market." Sean continues, "“Bonuses and wages are important, but making an impact in the community is one of the top motivators for our employees.”
The article continues, "TRG donates a percentage of every sale to different causes. Last year, for example, the company donated more than $50,000 to various charities. This year, TRG is continuing to support Toys for Tots, Shoes and Clothes for Kids, Greater Cleveland Food Bank, Moriah House Women and Children’s Shelter, Cornerstone of Hope, Rocky River Travel Basketball, Boys & Girls Clubs of America and The City Mission."
The article explains, "Each year, employees suggest charities with which they have a personal connection. With a global workforce of 300 and about 240 employees located in Ohio, TRG’s philanthropic efforts have indeed impacted a swath of missions throughout the years."
Sean Kennedy then states, "We’ve invested in charities that are tied to breast cancer awareness, homelessness and the opioid epidemic. We’ve purchased pink uniforms for the Rocky River High School girls varsity soccer team.” Sean explained that a girl on that team's mother was a breast cancer survivor.
The article goes on, "Meanwhile, the company also helps retrieve used IT equipment such as PCs and laptops and donates the repurposed items to schools or community centers."
The article explains, "Kennedy also is a co-owner of Sibling Revelry Brewing, and handles a lot of both the brewery’s and TRG’s charitable initiatives through that Westlake-based entity. Between the brewery and TRG, nearly 50 organizations have received support."
The article ends with a quote from Kennedy saying, "Giving back cements us more within the community. It’s important that our hard work not only delivers a paycheck, but that it benefits the community as well."
TRG is the leading hardware, software, and solutions provider in the mobile computing, barcode, POS and payment processing industries. Based in Westlake, Ohio, TRG provides the most comprehensive suite of products and services across all lifecycle stages and equipment types. From warehouse to register and deployment to retirement, TRG is vendor and solution agnostic, developing tailored solutions that meet each customer’s unique requirements and ultimately increase productivity, extend equipment life and maximize overall ROI. Learn more about why The Difference is Us at www.trgrepair.com.