LUG Wins Business Excellence Award For Entrepreneurship

Orlando, Florida, UNITED STATES

MARKHAM, Ontario, April 23, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Lug, the popular lifestyle brand of travel bags, accessories, and suitcases, received the 2018 Markham Board of Trade Business Excellence Award for Entrepreneurship at the 28th annual awards ceremony on November 6, 2018, at the Hilton in Markham.

The Business Excellence Awards celebration is held annually and recognizes entrepreneurial spirit, success, and ingenuity, and is where the Markham community comes together to acknowledge the success of local businesses.

On March 18, 2019, Lug was nominated for the York Region Business Awards for employers with under 50 employees. The winner of this award will be announced in June of this year.

Markham Board of Trade (MBT) is the premier business association serving the Markham area business community, representing over 700 members, from large corporations to small entrepreneurial ventures. For over 35 years, MBT has helped to enhance the success of its members by offering exclusive programs and services to assist them in growing their networks and their businesses. MBT is a non-profit organization which has been established to promote community, commercial and industrial growth, and to advocate on behalf of businesses with all levels of government.

About Lug

Founded in 2005 by Ami and Jason Richter, Lug was created with the simple goal of freshening up the luggage market with fun, functional and colorful designs by creating travel bags and accessories for savvy globetrotters.

The following year, Lug’s Puddle Jumper bag caught Oprah’s attention and it was featured on the “O List” in O Magazine, popularizing the brand among female travelers.

In 2015, Lug joined QVC, where its products are featured in broadcasts that reach over 100 million American households. Lug received the QVC Star Award for Customer Experience in 2016 and the QVC Star Award for Customer Experience in 2017.

Lug was chosen as the official bag of the 2018 and 2019 SAG Awards Gala Gift Bags.

Jason Richter

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