DENVER, Jan 10, 2011 (BUSINESS WIRE) --
U.S. Bank will sponsor several events at the 105th annual
National Western Stock Show (NWSS) in January. U.S. Bank will be the
presenting sponsor of the PRCA Team Roping, one of the top attractions
of the rodeo. The bank will also sponsor International Livestock
Congress, The Auction of Junior Livestock Champions and "Citizen of the
West." The NWSS takes place from January 8 through January 23, 2011 in
Denver. U.S. Bank has supported the National Western Stock Show since
1995, and this is the fifth consecutive year as the presenting sponsor
of the rodeo.
Hassan Salem, president of U.S. Bank in Colorado, welcomed the crowd to
the Boots 'N Business luncheon on Jan. 7. The event was sponsored by
U.S. Bank and produced by the Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce. More
than 900 people attended the luncheon.
U.S. Bank Food Industries is a major supporter of the event. Led by
Elizabeth Hund, senior vice president and division head, the U.S. Bank
Food Industries sponsors the International Livestock Congress, which is
held in conjunction with the NWSS. Hund is also the ambassador of the
NWSS International Agri-Business Center and is a committee member of the
NWSS International Committee. The International Agri-Business Center
hosts visitors from 35 countries, and encourages networking for overseas
business around livestock by providing a social and educational
environment for trade development.
"We're thrilled to have U.S. Bank back at the National Western this
year," said Paul Andrews, president and chief executive officer of NWSS.
"U.S. Bank in Colorado, through Hassan Salem, and Elizabeth Hund, are
invaluable partners in the success of our event. Our long-standing
partnership with U.S. Bank has been a great pillar of support for one of
the largest events dedicated to providing college funds to rural areas.
We have visitors from around the world, and we appreciate the bank's
sponsorship that gives back to the community, both locally and globally,
by helping provide scholarships and opportunities for higher education."
"NWSS is a marquee event of the food and ag industries, and are a
critical part of the economy," said Salem. "U.S. Bank is honored to be a
"As a national leader in food industries for more than 150 years, we are
pleased to support this international livestock show and rodeo in
Denver," said Hund. "NWSS allows us to focus on charitable giving
through education, as well as networking with partners who are looking
for financial products for the production, processing and distribution
of food and agriculture products."
For more information about NWSS, please visit www.nationalwestern.com.
About National Western Stock Show
The National Western Stock Show is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization
that provides college and graduate level scholarships
in agriculture and medicine for practice in rural areas. It is also its
mission to serve producers and consumers throughout the world by being
the premier Stock Show, Rodeo, Horse Show and center for year round
events. The 16 day show also serves as an entertainment arena, hosting
one of the world's richest regular season professional rodeos, largest
horse show and Colorado's largest tradeshow.
About U.S. Bank Food Industries
U.S. Bank Food Industries is a division of U.S. Bank Specialized
Industries and Finance. It provides a full range of corporate banking
products and services including debt financing, capital market products,
treasury management, global trade and corporate payment services. The
nationally based team specializes in serving companies involved in the
production, processing and distribution of food and agricultural related
products. Headquartered in Denver, Colo., the division has lending
professionals in locations throughout the United States including
Atlanta; Chicago; Springfield, Ill. and Topeka, Kan.
About U.S. Bancorp
U.S. Bancorp (NYSE: USB), with $291 billion in assets as of Sept. 30,
2010, is the parent company of U.S. Bank, the fifth largest commercial
bank in the United States. The company operates 3,013 banking offices in
24 states and 5,323 ATMs and provides a comprehensive line of banking,
brokerage, insurance, investment, mortgage, and trust and payment
services products to consumers, businesses and institutions. Visit U.S.
Bancorp on the web at www.usbank.com.
SOURCE: U.S. Bank
Amy Frantti, Media Relations, 612-303-0733