By Published On: July 23, 2013

U.S Bancorp Celebrates 150 Years in Business

U.S. Bancorp celebrated its 150th anniversary by ringing The Closing Bell at the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) on July 12.
U.S. Bancorp Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer Richard Davis and Chief Financial Officer Andy Cecere took the stage at the NYSE on Friday, July 12 at 4 p.m. ET. Joining them were 10 employees from across the bank, including two of the bank’s longest-serving staffers, four employees who serve in the military and four other employees who were chosen as winners of bank contests commemorating the 150th anniversary.
U.S. Bank’s national charter, which is based in Cincinnati, was signed during Abraham Lincoln’s presidency 150 years ago on July 13, 1863, while the Civil War raged across the Ohio River. Since then, U.S. Bank has not only survived, but thrived. Today, U.S. Bancorp is the fifth-largest commercial bank in the United States.

Congratulations to all our friends at U.S. Bank. We are proud to have you as a long-standing client.

MarketWatch, The Wall Street Journal, July 2013


Celebrating the Miracles of Mitch Foundation and the MKids Triathlon

Since 2003, The Miracles of Mitch Foundation has been supporting families of children with cancer in Minnesota and the region. Miracles of Mitch is named after its founder, a courageous boy who passed away from cancer but was determined to help others with cancer, and their families. Through the Mkids Triatholon, kids sign up to raise funds for the cause. Each racer receives a trading card of their sponsored child with cancer. In 2012, Mkids contributions raised by the racers totaled $600,000 – this year’s ambitious goal is $1,000,000!

d.trio has been a partner of the Miracles of Mitch Foundation for the past seven years, volunteering marketing strategy and creative resources to the Mkids Triathlon. We have designed the race packet as it has evolved over the years, from a fold-out race map to a folder and packet of information. This year, the race kit piece we designed is a brochure with a focus on fundraising.

Another project we are proud to have designed for many years — the Mkids All-Star trading cards. Each year, a new trading card design is created for a new group of Mkids All-Stars, highlighting kids with cancer that have been touched by the Miracles of Mitch foundation.

Two quotes from All-Star families that speak from the heart about what a miracle this foundation really is:

Thank you from the bottom of my heart — this eases such a large burden for us. Not a night goes by that I don’t worry incessantly about our financial situation and you have given me reprieve. I am so very grateful. It has been very difficult for us to ask for or accept help. You made it fee like it was an honor for you to support us, not that we were somehow needy or pathetic or financially irresponsible. Thank you for allowing us to maintain our dignity – that in itself is an amazing gift.” – All-Star Tate’s Mom

We wanted to thank you from the bottom of our hearts for making our January house payment. Our daughter Morgan is battling her fourth cancerous brain tumor. She has been so sick. We have both been away from our jobs and the medical bills are all coming in. What a wonderful amazing foundation to help families in need as we are so stressed. We don’t know how long we will have our daughter and not having to worry as much about money has helped us focus on the most important thing in the world — taking care of Morgan. — All-Star Morgan’s Family

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