MDR Celebrates 50 Years in Education

April 15, 2019, Shelton, CT – 50 years is a big milestone for any business, and we’re taking the opportunity to look back on our legacy and marvel at the road we’ve all traveled together. 1969, our founding year, seems like another world. But with everything that’s changed, our core mission and purpose has not.

What We’ve Learned

We intend to spend our 50th year reflecting on the journey to date and looking forward to an exciting future. In the coming weeks, we’ll be sharing an in-depth timeline that showcases the big leaps forward and defining moments in education marketing to date. We begin with a fun story about our founding moment and the evolution of our logo, here.

But for now, here’s what we know for sure:

Education is a Calling – We’re proud to serve our customers: the brands, companies, and nonprofits dedicated to nurturing educators, students, and education as a whole. Enriching future generations is noble work and we appreciate being a part of your efforts.

Education is a Community – From EdNET to WeAreTeachers to Twitter gatherings, people in education love to cooperate, collaborate, and always put the kids first. Working in an industry with such a clear purpose is a joy.

Education Attracts the Best People – We know, because so many of them have contributed to MDR’s success as employees, customers, and partners. We simply could not have reached 50 years without the smarts, drive, inventiveness, and passion for education of each of you. Thank you.

Visit our 50th Anniversary site to find out what dimes have to do with MDR’s origin story.