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CSi 50th Anniversary: Back in 1971

Updated: Mar 24

It’s no surprise that the world looks much different than it did when CSi was founded 50 years ago. As the world has transformed, CSi has evolved right alongside it. Our 50th Anniversary is a true testament to CSi’s flexibility, longevity, and experience.


In order to know where you’re going, you need to remember where you’ve been. So, put on your bell-bottomed jeans, find your old tie dye shirt, and let’s go back to 1971….

Much has changed since we began in 1971. Over the past 50 years, CSi has adjusted its services & operations to keep pace with countless factors that affect the way Americans plan & save for retirement:

1971 wasn’t just a big year for CSi. While our founder Thomas Garrison and his team were working hard to lay a strong foundation, some other big players were making moves as well:

Sources

Back in 1971 Graphic:

  • Top-Rated TV Show: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Top-rated_United_States_television_programs_of_1971%E2%80%9372

  • Top Song: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Billboard_Year-End_Hot_100_singles_of_1971

  • Top Selling Car: https://www.rd.com/list/the-most-popular-car-the-year-you-were-born/#:~:text=1971%3A%20Chrysler%20New%20Yorker

Then & Now Graphic:

Built in 1971. Built to Last Graphic:

  • Apollo 14: https://www.nasa.gov/centers/marshall/history/images/this-week-in-nasa-history-50th-anniversary-of-launch-of-apollo-14-jan-31-1971.html

  • Starbucks: https://www.starbucks.com/about-us/company-information/starbucks-company-timeline

  • Texas Instruments: https://www.electronicdesign.com/technologies/analog/article/21804872/the-first-handheld-digital-calculator-celebrates-50-years-part-2

  • Disney: https://disneyparks.disney.go.com/blog/2010/10/this-day-in-history-walt-disney-world-resort-officially-opens-1971/

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