Second Quarter TTC Happenings

By The Trust Company on July 14, 2017

The Trust Company's Second Quarter Happenings

This past May we were honored and delighted by the Manhattan Mercury’s announcement of The Trust Company as the 2017 Readers’ Choice #1 Investment Company. We were pleased to be able to thank the readers via a story in the Mercury’s special edition, which announced all of the winners on May 31. Here are some excerpts from the text of our “story.”

The Trust Company’s founder, Mark Knackendoffel, has a favorite saying: “Not all of our friends are necessarily clients, but all of our clients are friends.”


That sentiment has been a mainstay of The Trust Company’s culture from our very beginning, in 1992. We want everyone who comes into our offices to feel as comfortable as they would visiting a trusted friend. After all, we are in the business of helping people achieve their financial goals and dreams. That’s a big responsibility, and we consider it a privilege.

This October we’ll celebrate our 25th anniversary, and we couldn’t be prouder of the company that we’ve become, or the community where we grew up. That’s why it is such an honor to be considered among community members as the number one investment company in Manhattan.

Who We Are

One of our sustaining beliefs is that encouraging our employees to live community-based values—honesty, integrity, pride in helping others—benefits all of our stakeholders: employees, owners, clients, and the community alike. Thus, within our own company, we’ve developed leaders with strong ties to organizations that help define Manhattan as “The Little Apple”—our home. Active participation in the community, and volunteering for charitable and civic organizations, is just as much a part of our culture as our independence.

Thank you, Manhattan Mercury readers, for this vote of confidence. We welcome you to drop by our office at 800 Poyntz Avenue for a visit or just to say, “hello.” We’re always interested in meeting people and making new friends!


25th Anniversary Celebration!

Mark your calendar!

On Friday, September 29, 2017, The Trust Company is hosting a 25th anniversary hog roast at our Manhattan office.


Similar to our successful 20th anniversary event, we are inviting clients, friends, family, community members, and anyone who wants to come by—for good food, good conversation, and good hospitality, served up by our Trust Company team.

Mark Knackendoffel, CEO, has been roasting whole hogs for just about as long as he can remember, and he’s excited to give it another go—preferably with an apprentice who is willing to learn the trade and carry on the tradition long after Mark has roasted his final hog! Surely there is someone who is up to the task!

The party will take place in the parking lot of our 800 Poyntz Avenue home office in Manhattan, KS, from 3:30 to 7:00 p.m. on Friday, September 29.  We truly hope to see you there!

Columbia, MO Office Relocating

The Trust Company of Columbia
Later this month, our Columbia, MO office will get a new home!

Construction has been ongoing for the last several months at the new building, which is located at 4210 Philips Farm Road in Columbia. As the move date approaches, our team, shown at right, is getting excited about having a beautiful new space that’s designed especially with the needs of their clients in mind.

Polly Reynolds, Vice President and Branch Manager, says, “I’m absolutely thrilled with the way it’s turning out, and we can’t wait to greet our clients and friends at our new space. I know everyone is going to feel right at home.”

A grand opening reception will take place on a date to be determined, later this summer. Stay tuned for an announcement!

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