Chair Diana Nelson on Carlson's 80th Anniversary

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. June 7, 2018

Diana Cream

2018 marks Carlson’s 80th Anniversary. This exciting milestone provides an opportunity to reflect on our history and celebrate our growth and evolution over the past eight decades. From our 1938 founding as the Gold Bond Stamp business ... to building a global, industry-leading hospitality and travel business … to the recent launch of Carlson Private Capital Partners, we remain a strong, family-owned private company committed to growth, job creation, and serving our stakeholders and communities into the future.

Over the course of our history, Carlson has reflected our entrepreneurial roots, transforming and changing our portfolio of businesses to respond to both risk and opportunity. Carlson has also consistently been guided by our core values, best embodied in the Carlson Credo:

WHATEVER YOU DO, DO WITH INTEGRITY.

WHEREVER YOU GO, GO AS A LEADER.

WHOMEVER YOU SERVE, SERVE WITH CARING.

WHENEVER YOU DREAM, DREAM WITH YOUR ALL.

AND NEVER, EVER GIVE UP.

- Curt Carlson

Our anniversary provides a wonderful chance for me to express gratitude. Thank you to all the colleagues, partners, suppliers, and customers around the world who have helped make Carlson great for 80 years. We look forward to creating our future with you.   

Diana Nelson, Carlson Chair

Carlson 80 Years