From the Fall 2011 Issue of Midwest Meetings Magazine...
by Linda Leier Thomason
Randy Stratton is President of TSG Marketing, headquartered in Sioux Falls, SD, which he founded in 1992. As a seasoned conference and meeting planner, he has successfully weathered economic and industry changes that impacted not only the services his company offers but also the way TSG delivers them to the customers. Stratton shared how his rural South Dakota upbringing strengthened his resolve to guide a sought-after conference planning company for nearly 20 years.
Midwest Meetings: It takes certain personality traits to endure ownership and all of the associated responsibilities. Where did you find the confidence to start your own business and grow it into a company that today produces conferences internationally?
Randy Stratton: I had the pleasure of being raised by two strong parents on a Midwest farm. Anyone who shares this same experience knows that in order for farmers to be successful, a lot of hard work and long hours are necessary. I also watched my parents confront and overcome obstacles. Full story...
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