DENVER--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan. 12, 2012--
U.S. Bank is sponsoring five events at the 106th annual
National Western Stock Show (NWSS) this month, including the
International Livestock Congress and the U.S. Bank Pro Rodeo Finals.
U.S. Bank is also the presenting sponsor of the PRCA Steer Wrestling
event and the Boots ‘n Business luncheon, and is a table sponsor of
Citizens of the West.
The NWSS takes place through January 22 in Denver. U.S. Bank has
supported the National Western Stock Show since 1995, and this is the
first year as the main sponsor of the Pro Rodeo Finals.
U.S. Bank Food Industries is a major supporter of the event. Led by
Elizabeth Hund, senior vice president and division head, 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.
“As a leader in food industries for over 150 years, we are proud to
sponsor the International Livestock Congress,” said Hund. “It’s a great
opportunity for attendees to learn the current challenges facing the
beef industry. It also allows U.S. Bank to support the organization
while networking with partners who are in need of financial products for
the production, processing and distribution of food and agriculture
U.S. Bank Colorado market president, Hassan Salem, welcomed 950 NWSS
participants at the Boots ‘n Business luncheon on January 6. Salem is
also chairman of the board for the Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce.
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
serves companies involved in the production, processing and distribution
of food and agricultural related products. Headquartered in Denver, CO,
the group has lending professionals in locations throughout the United
States including New York, NY, Atlanta Chicago and Topeka, Kansas.
About U.S. Bancorp
U.S. Bancorp (NYSE: USB), with $330
billion in assets as of Sept. 30, 2011, is the parent company of U.S.
Bank, the fifth-largest commercial bank in the United States. The
company operates 3,089 banking offices in 25 states and 5,092 ATMs and
provides a comprehensive line of banking, brokerage, insurance,
investment, mortgage, trust and payment services products to consumers,
businesses and institutions. U.S. Bancorp and its employees are
dedicated to improving the communities they serve, for which the company
earned the 2011 Spirit of America Award, the highest honor bestowed on a
company by United Way. Visit U.S. Bancorp on the web at www.usbank.com.
Source: U.S. Bancorp
U.S. Bank Public Relations
Amy Frantti, 612-303-0733
Bank Food Industries
Elizabeth Parra, 415-464-8521