Indianapolis-based PR pro Trevor Yager plans to attend President Obama’s State of the Union address Wednesday night.
Did he land a plane in a river?
No — well, not that I know of. Instead, Yager’s PR and advertising agency, TrendyMinds, has experienced 200 percent growth and given back to the community. The president plans to highlight the agency for these accomplishments.
In 2009, the 15-year-old TrendyMinds doubled its employees, gained 15 new accounts, and underwent a renovation to accommodate the massive growth. And, according to its Web site, the company is still hiring (an account coordinator).
In terms of philanthropy, TrendyMinds, which is a certified gay-owned business by the National Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce, awarded $50,000 of in-kind work to eight non-profits last year. For 2010, the agency plans to give away $150,000 of work to 12 nonprofits.
“We feel so fortunate to be in such a fantastic position,” Vicki Bohlsen, principal at TrendyMinds, said. “We’re thrilled the president has recognized our success and, in doing so, recognizes the value of public relations. Our industry isn’t going anywhere.”