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U.S. Bank Celebrates New LGBTQ+ Flagship Designation for Phoenix Uptown Branch

Branch features new décor and LGBTQ+ community bankers, joins bank’s flagship program

Phoenix, AZ – The U.S. Bank Phoenix Uptown branch located at 3800 North Central Avenue is celebrating becoming the bank’s newest LGBTQ+ flagship branch. To observe the new designation, the branch is hosting a ‘grand opening’ celebration on Thursday, Oct. 26, from Noon- 2 p.m.

During the event, U.S. Bank will further its commitment to the local LGBTQ+ community with a $1,500 donation to one•n•ten, a nonprofit dedicated to serving Phoenix’s LGBTQ+ youth by providing empowering social and service programs that promote self‐expression, self‐acceptance, leadership development, and healthy life choices.

The Phoenix Uptown branch is newest U.S. Bank LGBTQ+ flagship branch, joining others in Capitol Hill in Seattle, Castro District in San Francisco, and Lakeview East in Chicago. The U.S. Bank flagship program was created to deliver an in-branch experience featuring cultural relevance to enhance the customer experience for the diverse communities the bank serves. The branches accomplish this through various means, including but not limited to talent alignment and community engagement that reflects the communities U.S. Bank is a part of and serves, such as the LGBTQ+ community.

The Phoenix Uptown branch’s proximity to the historic Melrose neighborhood, which has a number of LGBTQ+ owned-businesses and community members, makes it an ideal location for the bank’s newest LGBTQ+ flagship.

WHO:                  U.S. Bank leadership and LGBTQ+ segment lead, one•n•ten leadership

WHEN:                Thursday, Oct. 26 from Noon- 2 p.m.

WHERE:              U.S. Bank Phoenix Uptown branch (3800 North Central Avenue, Phoenix, AZ, 85012)

WHAT:                 U.S. Bank will celebrate the redesignation of its Phoenix Uptown branch, which is now part of the bank’s LGBTQ+ flagship branch program. Authentic Puerto Rican cuisine will be provided by Phoenix Coqui. This event is open to the public.

WHY:                   The U.S. Bank LGBTQ+ flagship branch program emphasizes engagement with local LGBTQ+ centers and consists of employees who are either part of the LGBTQ+ community or allies that work in the branch. As part of the new flagship designation, this branch features an updated interior and exterior design that pays tribute to the LGBTQ+ culture.


· Ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate the new flagship status.

· Check presentation to local nonprofit one•n•ten.

· U.S. Bank local leadership speaking on the bank’s commitment to the LGBTQ+ community, segment-specific products, and its goals to better serve LGBTQ+ customers.

· one•n•ten leadership speaking to the ongoing partnership with U.S. Bank.

· Local drag entertainment from Sassy “SD” DeMornay, Mx Phoenix Pride 2023 & Brooklyn D. DeMornay, Empress XVI/Queen Mother XVII of the Imperial Court of AZ.

· Performance by Dancing for one•n•ten 2023 performance champions.

· Interviews can be facilitated upon request.

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Jake Holtrop, U.S. Bank West Region Communications

jake.holtrop@usbank.com | 713.205.0126

About U.S. Bank

U.S. Bancorp, with approximately 75,000 employees and $668 billion in assets as of September 30, 2023, is the parent company of U.S. Bank National Association. Headquartered in Minneapolis, the company serves millions of customers locally, nationally and globally through a diversified mix of businesses including consumer banking, business banking, commercial banking, institutional banking, payments and wealth management. U.S. Bancorp has been recognized for its approach to digital innovation, community partnerships and customer service, including being named one of the 2023 World’s Most Ethical Companies and Fortune’s most admired superregional bank. To learn more, please visit the U.S. Bancorp website at usbank.com and click on “About Us.”

image001U.S. Bank Phoenix Uptown Branch Manager Rudy Melgoza front of new artwork at the branch. The Phoenix Uptown branch is part of U.S. Bank’s new LGBTQ+ flagship branch program.

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