Pictured with the First Security Bank sign, L to R: Lisa Eccles,
Jeff Young, Ryan Young, and Paul Young.
(Photo courtesy of YESCO)
YESCO PRESENTS HISTORIC FIRST SECURITY BANK SIGN TO LISA ECCLES AT THE DAVID ECCLES SCHOOL OF BUSINESS, UNIVERSITY OF UTAH
SALT LAKE CITY (December 9, 2020): On Tuesday, Dec. 8, YESCO celebrated its milestone 100th anniversary year, as well as its decades-long business relationship with the Eccles family, by presenting a historic First Security Bank sign to Lisa Eccles at the David Eccles School of Business at the University of Utah. Also on hand for the presentation of the historic sign were Taylor Randall, dean, David Eccles School of Business at the University of Utah; Jeff Young, senior vice president, YESCO; Paul Young, executive vice president, YESCO; Ryan Young, fourth-generation Young family member and David Eccles School of Business alumnus.
In 1928, YESCO founder Thomas Young, Sr. created the original First Security Bank sign for brothers Marriner and George Eccles, the first leaders of First Security Corporation, then located in Ogden, Utah. Marriner was the first chair and CEO of First Security Corporation, followed by his brother George. Their great niece, Lisa Eccles, is the president & chief operating officer of the George S. and Dolores Doré Eccles Foundation.
The David Eccles School of Business is named for the father of Marriner and George and great-grandfather of Lisa. David Eccles immigrated to Utah from Scotland in 1863 and eventually became Utah’s first entrepreneur and one of America’s leading industrialists. In his 63 years, David Eccles founded 54 business throughout Utah, Idaho, Wyoming and Oregon. In 1991, Emma Eccles Jones, the last surviving child of David Eccles, recognized her father by naming the University of Utah’s business school after him.
Also originally located in Ogden, YESCO was founded by Thomas Young, Sr., on March 20, 1920 as a purveyor of gold-leaf window lettering, hand-painted signs and engraved coffin plates. Today, the company is known for creating some of the most internationally recognizable, large-scale electric signs in the world.
The First Security Bank sign presented on Tuesday adorned the First Security Bank building at 79 South Main Street in Salt Lake City until 2000, when the bank merged with Wells Fargo. It will be permanently displayed at the David Eccles School of Business in the seventh-floor First Security Board Room. The room is a recreation of the original First Security Board Room and is filled with many historical photos and memorabilia.
Celebrating its 100th anniversary, YESCO specializes in the manufacture of custom electric signs, sign maintenance, and out-of-home advertising. Additionally, the company has sign and lighting service franchises throughout North America and operates 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. Shortly afterward, with the advent of the neon tube, YESCO grew rapidly and was soon manufacturing, installing and servicing signs in Utah, Nevada, Idaho and Wyoming. Headquartered in Salt Lake City, Utah, YESCO has locations throughout the United States and Canada. Experts at the company have designed, manufactured and installed some of the world’s most creative and iconic displays. From dazzling spectaculars on the Las Vegas Strip, to simple but elegant signage for corporate office buildings, YESCO creates award-winning displays for some of the most prestigious brands. Today, the second, third and fourth generations of the founder’s family continue the work of leading the company forward, maintaining the legacy of light that began 100 years ago. Follow on YouTube, Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. #YESCO100YEARS
David Eccles School of Business at the University of Utah
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