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Tricia Mininger, Business Banker, PNC Bank

Tricia Mininger, business banker for PNC Bank, manages business and nonprofit banking relationships for clients in the Greater Washington, DC, market. She excels at finding solutions for her clients’ cash-flow needs and is an expert in deposit and lending services.

Tricia also is a certified Women’s Business Advocate for PNC, one of 500 bankers in the company educated to better understand the challenges and opportunities for women in business. Tricia holds bachelor’s degrees in Marketing and Hispanic Languages and Literature from the University of Pittsburgh and is currently pursuing an MBA at George Washington University. She resides in Arlington, Virginia.

For more information, contact Tricia at patricia.mininger@pnc.com, or by phone at 202 835-2673.

About PNC Bank

PNC, one of the nation’s largest diversified financial services organizations, provides deposit, lending, cash management, and investment services to more than five million consumer and small business customers across 15 states and the District of Columbia.

As part of its longstanding commitment to offering financial advice and solutions to women-owned businesses, PNC recently commissioned a national survey of women business owners. The survey found that while most owners are pleased with their financial results, they are far more optimistic about their own company than the regional or U.S. economy.

More information, including detailed results of the survey, can be found on the PNC website at www.pnc.com.

In three words I can sum up everything I’ve learned about life: it goes on.

– Robert Frost

The man who acquires the ability to take full possession of his own mind may take possession of anything else to which he is justly entitled.”

– Andrew Carnegie

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– Avenida Margarita

Spend the afternoon. You can’t take it with you.”

– Annie Dillard

The important thing is not being afraid to take a chance. The greatest failure is to not try.”

– Debbi Fields, Mrs. Fields Cookies

How do you stay resilient? It’s about momentum. Like riding a bicycle. If you stop you fall over. So I keep pedaling.”

– Diane Lane

A man is a success if he gets up in the morning and goes to bed at night and in between does what he wants to do.”

– Bob Dylan

The fixity of a habit is generally in direct proportion to its absurdity.”

– Marcel Proust

It is only with the heart that one can see rightly,
 what is essential is invisible to the eye.”

– Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

Try not to become a man of success but rather try to become a man of value.”

– Albert Einstein

Confidence is the most important thing you can teach someone… if you can teach them confidence, you don’t have to teach them anything else.”

– Vin Diesel

My goal was to tell the life side of the story. We have become a nation of voyeurs that expect sensationalism, and that offends me.”

– Kathleen Jo Ryan

Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.”

– Leonardo da Vinci

As each woman realizes her power, she transforms the world.”

– Patrice Wynne, WomanSpirit Sourcebook

Are you willing to help other people succeed even when it’s not a requirement of your job to be of assistance?”

– Steven Schussler

They who give have all things. They who withhold have nothing.”

– Hindu Proverb

To find what you seek in the road of life, leave no stone unturned.”

– Edward Bulwer Lytton

The journey is the reward.”

– Greg Norman

That which does not kill us makes us stronger.”

– Friedrich Nietzsche

Never cut what you can untie.”

– Joseph Joubert

Do you believe it is important to give back some portion of your wealth to support charitable causes?”

– Steven Schussler

The person who makes a success of living is the one who see his goal steadily and aims for it unswervingly. That is dedication.”

– Cecil B. DeMille

I may not be able to change what takes place, but I can always choose to change my thinking.”

– Michelle Sedas

Friendship is the only cement that will hold the world together.”

– Woodrow Wilson

The best reason to start an organization is to create a product or service to make the world a better place.”

– Guy Kawasaki

Remember that it’s okay to ask for help when you’re stumped, because sometimes you really can’t be expected to handle everything alone.”

– Martha Beck

If my mind can conceive it, and my heart can believe it, I know I can achieve it.”

– Jesse Jackson

Success is the necessary misfortune of life, but it is only to the very unfortunate that it comes early.”

– Anthony Trollope

The less effort, the faster and more powerful you will be.”

– Bruce Lee

You don’t go into a field that requires cracking people’s heads open or operating on something as delicate as the spinal cord unless you are comfortable with taking risks.”

– Dr. Ben Carson

A warrior cannot complain or regret anything. His life is an endless challenge, and challenges cannot possibly be good or bad. Challenges are simply challenges.”

– Carlos Castaneda

Pretend that every single person you meet has a sign around his or her neck that says, ‘Make Me Feel Important.’ Not only will you succeed in sales, you will succeed in life.”

– Mary Kay Ash

If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.”

– John Quincy Adams

There is little success where there is little laughter.”

– Andrew Carnegie

It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change.”

– Charles Darwin

The true entrepreneur is a doer, not a dreamer.”

– Nolan Bushnell, founder, Chuck E. Cheese's

Happy are those who dream dreams and are ready to pay the price to make them come true.”

– Leo Jozef Suenens

Part of your destiny is to live in the zone of maximum satisfaction.”

– Martha Beck

Once you find something you love to do, be the best at doing it.”

– Debbi Fields, Mrs. Fields Cookies

I don’t do very well without fear. There needs to be a part of me saying, ‘That’s going to fail,’ so I can prove myself wrong.”

– Harry Potter's Daniel Radcliffe

There are risks and costs to a program of action. But they are far less than the long-range risks and costs of comfortable inaction.”

– JFK

What would you attempt to do if you knew you could not fail?”

– Magical

Things don’t change. You change your way of looking, that’s all.”

– Carlos Castaneda

A great secret of success is to go through life as a man who never gets used up.”

– Albert Schweitzer

This is the age when magical technologies make more and more radically fun ideas plausible, even easy. You’re only limited by your creativity.”

– Martha Beck

Your own words are the bricks and mortar
of the dreams you want to realize.
 The words you choose and their use establish the life you experience.”

– Sonia Croquette

As each woman realizes her power, she transforms the world.”

– Patrice Wynne, WomanSpirit Sourcebook

No one is useless in this world who lightens the burden of another.”

– Charles Dickens

We need to learn to set our course by the stars, not by the lights of every passing ship.”

– General Omar Bradley

The world I believed in, back in my most innocent, uninformed, childish mind—is real.”

– Martha Beck