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Meet Mary Bruno!

December 01, 2021 8:44 AM | Amanda Hackett


Name: Mary C Bruno

Organization/Title: Owner at Bruno Press

Length of time as a FEW Member: 3 months

Hometown: Born in State College, Pa., but grew up in St. Joseph, Minn.

Family: My mother, Maryann, and older brother, Marty 

What do you actually do at work? ​I run a small letterpress printing business. My day starts with getting my interns and employees on track filling orders and getting social media posts all ready to rock. Then I start on design projects on the computer or printing on the 100-year-old presses in the shop.

What was your first job? Dishwasher at Kay’s Kitchen at like 13. It was horrible and I often cried, it was terrible.

How do you help others succeed? I do enjoy helping others in any way I can, I am a good teacher and I want to pass on the things I have learned. We all do better when we all do better. 

What is your biggest accomplishment? My Tedx Talk, a HUGE printing project of the The Rule of Saint Benedict, cover of MSP/St. Paul Magazine.

Favorite vacation spot? Just returned from a week in Cabo and I would say that it is right up there! Otherwise I enjoy ALL travel, Paris, Buenos Aires, you name it, I love it!

Do you have any silly fears? Snakes coming up through the toilet, sharks in a swimming pool, Jason (the killer) outside my window. 

What did you want to be when you were a kid? A veterinarian. I LOVE animals.                      

What is something you're obsessed with? Ted Lasso

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