Five FREE New Year’s Resolutions

New Year, New Habits: Five FREE New Year’s Resolutions By TVG Staff A new year brings new opportunities to better yourself. Although weight loss supplements and gym memberships are out there, they won’t be as easy on your budget as these five New Year’s Resolutions that won’t cost you a dime. Read Everyday We subscribe Read More

Viewing Tips for the Total Solar Eclipse

Viewing Tips for the Total Solar Eclipse By Andy Likes, TVG Senior Vice President Short of living under a rock, everyone should know about this Monday’s eclipse. The St. Louis region will have a front row seat for the event, if the meteorologists are right. Here’s hoping for a mostly cloud-free view of the totality, Read More

Messaging Applications: A New Era of Business Communications (Part 1)

Messaging Applications: A New Era of Business Communications (Part 1) By Nate Shryock, TVG Manager of Digital Strategy We’ve all had experiences with people who spend too much time on their phone. Family dinners, dates, Friday night outings… it is no secret that people are often preoccupied with their digital lives. As individuals, this is Read More

The Reality of Crisis Communications

The Reality of Crisis Communications By Andy Likes, TVG Senior Vice President In light of the recent events in the media, we wanted to share this piece written last year by our crisis communications and reputation management pro, Andy Likes. Not “If,” but “When” Throughout my 20+ years in broadcast journalism and public relations, I’ve Read More

Going the Distance for Girls on the Run: The Queeny Meanie

The Queeny Meanie By Laura Vandiver, TVG VP of Research Every year on Dr. Martin Luther King Day, we honor a man who championed civil rights so that others could have opportunities, experience freedom and equality, and feel a sense of community. Here at TVG, we spend MLK Day serving our community in some way Read More

Teamwork Gives St. Louis a Reason To Look Forward to Next Winter

Teamwork Gives St. Louis a Reason To Look Forward to Next Winter By Andy Likes, TVG Vice President St. Louis has a rich sports history. While some teams have come and gone, the St. Louis Cardinals and the St. Louis Blues have stood the test of time, winning divisions, championships and fans. Teamwork Gives St. Read More

Surging Waters: My Community Submerged

Surging Waters: My Community Submerged By Patty Olsen, TVG Senior Project Manager On December 29, 2015, floodwaters started moving into my Eureka community at a rate higher than any previous floods in recent history. As a resident, I was fortunate that my only flood story was spending three days at home on an “Island” with Read More

Super Bowl 50 Ads

Watching It For The Ads By Jesse Selz, TVG Graphic Designer I’d be lying if I said I was big fan of football, or that I even attend Super Bowl events for the purpose of watching the game. However, there are many other coexisting elements which are persuasive enough to make me an active participant: Read More

The Impact of the Flood

By Jesse Selz, TVG Graphic Designer

If you haven’t already heard about the current devastation caused by the historic Meramec River flooding in St. Louis that occurred in the days leading up to the New Year, there are endless numbers of articles and online sources that discuss the details. However, this blog will be focused on a micro perspective of this natural disaster, and the personal impact the floodwaters has had on my family and me. Read more

The Overlooked Side of Charitable Giving

The Overlooked Side of Charitable Giving By Laura Vandiver, TVG VP of Research & Strategic Insight Having worked with nonprofit organizations for a large portion of my career—both inside and as a board member—I know that it takes a wide variety of resources to keep programs and services going. And in most cases, there is never Read More

Resolve to Appreciate Things That Still Work in 2016

Resolve to Appreciate Things That Still Work in 2016 By Donna Vandiver President & CEO TVG’s social media posed a question last week. We asked, “What’s your New Year’s Resolution?” Singular, not plural. This seemed odd to me, as I expected most people would have two or three resolutions, at least. However, it turned out Read More