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Pictured: Front Row, L to R: Dwan Young and Thomas Young Jr.,
Back Row, L to R: Sons, Mike Young, Jeff Young, Paul Young
(Photo Courtesy of YESCO)
THOMAS YOUNG JR., BOARD CHAIRMAN FOR YESCO, RECEIVES 2022 SUMMIT AWARD FROM SALT LAKE CITY ROTARY CLUB 24
SALT LAKE CITY (June 2022) – YESCO, the 101-year-old company known for creating, repairing and maintaining internationally recognizable signs, announces Thomas Young Jr., board chairman for YESCO, and his wife Dwan Young received the 2022 Summit Award from the Salt Lake City Rotary Club 24.
The Summit Award was established in 2020 to recognize long-time members of the Salt Lake City Rotary Club who demonstrated the Rotary motto of “service above self” and have made significant contributions to both the club and the community.
With 64 years of service in the Salt Lake City Rotary Club, Thomas Young Jr. was honored as a second-generation Rotarian. The award also recognizes his nearly 80 years of active employment with YESCO. Young began his career with the company on November 6, 1942, at the age of 14. Dwan Young was also concurrently recognized for her lifetime of service, including general primary president for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, chairman of the Primary Children’s Hospital’s board of trustees and vice-chairman and secretary of Intermountain Health Care’s board of trustees.
His father Thomas Young Sr. also served as a member of the Salt Lake City chapter throughout his career. Additionally, Thomas Young Jr.’s three sons Mike, Paul and Jeff Young are also lifetime members of the Rotary Club dedicated to serving the local community. Both Mike and Paul have served on the Salt Lake City Rotary Club board of directors and as presidents. Jeff will also begin his term as president in July of this year.
“My father taught me the importance of giving back to the local community from an early age,” said Thomas Young Jr., board chairman, YESCO. “I’m grateful for the opportunity to improve the lives of those around me and look forward to my sons continuing this legacy for decades to come.”
ABOUT SALT LAKE CITY ROTARY CLUB
On February 23, 1905, a young attorney named Paul Harris formed the first Rotary Club in Chicago. His goal was to create an organization where business leaders could meet and together serve their community. The original club rotated their weekly meetings between the various business locations of Club members. This custom eventually led to the name “Rotary.” Since 1905, individuals of practically every nationality and religion have embraced the ideals established by that first club. In 1911, six years after the founding of the first Rotary club in Chicago, Salt Lake City businessman Wesley E. King created Utah’s first Rotary Club. The Salt Lake City Rotary Club was chartered as the 24th club worldwide and is known by its members as “Club 24.”
YESCO specializes in the manufacture of custom electric signs, sign maintenance and out-of-home advertising. In addition, YESCO operates sign and lighting service repair stores throughout North America as well as a sign financing business. Thomas Young founded the company in Ogden, Utah, in 1920 after borrowing $300 from his father. YESCO began by offering wall painted advertisements, gold-leaf window lettering and coffin plates. Today, helmed by the second, third and fourth generations of the founder’s family, YESCO creates, services and maintains award-winning displays for some of the most prestigious brands. For more information, go to www.YESCO.com.
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