Marge Lawson’s first love was adventure. She was always dreaming up places she wanted to visit around the world.
But it was when they met 1951, while they were both working at Cleveland Hopkins Airport, that they were able to interweave their passions into one.
Over many coffee break chats, they envisioned starting a travel agency where they could help individuals and families experience new cultures and countries across the globe. In April of 1952, with a combined start-up investment of just $65, they opened the doors to The Travelmart.
Chuck and Marge were pioneers of the travel industry. What first started as a travel bureau to book family vacations, soon transitioned into one of the first agencies in the country to use travel as a reward for employees and customers. Through leading corporate incentive trips, Chuck and Marge helped companies across the country increase their margins and market share. Their trips were once-in-a-lifetime experiences and they were best known equally for their exceptional hospitality and service as for their lavish theme parties.
Today, we operate under a new name, Achieve Incentives & Meetings, and are proud to have the 2nd and 3rd generation of Lawsons leading our team. We continue to live out Chuck and Marge’s dreams of giving our clients the world – both in our service and the beautiful places we take them through corporate incentive programs.