National Bank of Commerce Participates in Minnesota Bankers Community Impact Week

September 15, 2017                           FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: Hannah Horman
Phone: 715.394.8994

Duluth, MN–September 18-22, 2017, is Minnesota Bankers Community Impact Week. During this week, associates from National Bank of Commerce will be volunteering in a variety of local projects, all with the end goal of helping to protect and preserve Lake Superior and our local watersheds.

On Tuesday, September 19, NBC associates will be working with the St. Louis River Alliance and the City of Superior to do beach restoration on WI Point. Restoring the critical beach habitat will help attract nesting pairs of the endangered Great Lakes Piping Plover.

On Wednesday, September 20, NBC associates will be planting a variety of 3,000 trees in the along the Western Waterfront trail in Duluth. The planting of

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“The Comfort Inn – West recently received multiple national awards for its excellence in hospitality.  It was awarded the 2017 Gold Hospitality Award from Choice Hotels International.  This is the 13th consecutive award for the hotel, which is presented annually to the top properties within the Comfort Inn brand.  This achievement is based on various factors including guest satisfaction ratings. Additionally, the hotel was awarded Trip Advisor’s 2017 Certificate of Excellence.  This award celebrates hospitality businesses that have earned great traveler reviews on the site over the previous year.”

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Contact: Lisa Neitzel, Surge Communications
Phone:  (218) 409-4075

NEWS CONTACT: Val Wojtysiak, 218-879-4663, Ext. 200,


CLOQUET/HERMANTOWN, MN, SUPERIOR, WI: (August 21, 2017) – Reliable Insurance Agency, based out of Cloquet, with branches in Hermantown and Superior, continues to expand and offer excellent client service with agents receiving additional insurance designations.

Reliable Insurance Agency is proud to announce that Micki Wojtysiak, based in the Hermantown branch, has recently obtained her CIC (Certified Insurance Counselors) designation. This designation means that agents have further knowledge about various types of policies, coverage, risks, and more, so they can better serve individuals, families and businesses! Micki also has her CISR (Certified Insurance Service Representative) and her Commercial

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Duluth Teachers Credit Union Announces New Name and Location

Duluth Teachers Credit Union has announced its new name, Harbor Pointe Credit Union.
The credit union, with locations Downtown Duluth, Kenwood and Miller Hill was founded in 1933 by a group of Duluth Educators that first served ISD709 employees and their families.  Field of membership was expanded several years ago to include anyone living in Duluth, Hermantown or Proctor and more recently expanded to anyone living in South St. Louis County, all of Douglas and Carlton Counties as well as Two Harbors.  

The New name Harbor Pointe Credit Union was chosen as a name that better encompasses the regions the credit union now serves.  Brian Thompson, Marketing/Communications Director for the credit union states, “Many in the region

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August 18, 2017
For additional information, contact Valerie Blanchenay, NBC VP-Marketing Director, at 715.394.8921.

National Bank of Commerce (NBC), continues its growth and expansion with the addition of a new associate, hiring Aaron Lewis as a Mortgage Banker.

Aaron hails from Racine, WI which is about 6.5 hours southeast of the Twin Ports. He attended college at the University of Wisconsin Parkside, where he earned his Bachelor degree in Business Management/Marketing. Aaron comes to us with almost 4 years of banking experience. He has worked at JPMorgan Chase & Co. and most recently at Western Bank where he was a Mortgage Processor and Underwriter.

Working out of NBC’s Superior Main branch, he will be responsible

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August 17, 2017
Natalie Peterson, Director of Communications & Marketing, Duluth Airport Authority
(218) 625-7768

DULUTH, MN – The Duluth Airport Authority (DAA) would like to welcome, Pascha Apter as the newest
member to the Board of Directors. Mayor Larson appointed Ms. Apter on August 14th, 2017 to fill a vacant
position, with her term expiring on July 1, 2020.

Pascha Apter is Co-Owner and CEO of Giant Voices, Inc., a marketing enterprise consisting of Giant Voices
and Giant Academy.

Pascha is fiercely-passionate about helping clients reach their financial, operational and marketing ambitions.
An entrepreneur with more than 20 years of experience, Pascha helps clients scale their enterprises

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Natalie Peterson
Communications and Marketing Director
Duluth Airport Authority
(218) 625-7768

Regional Aviation Partners Announce Findings from 2017 MN DEED Analysis

DULUTH, MINN. — The Duluth International Airport and aviation partners today announced the results of a 2017
Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) analysis. These results illuminated the
increasing economic impact of all aviation-related activities on our region in relation to employment (both direct and
indirect), along with value added to the local economy as a whole, and personal income.

Compared with past research, this year’s DEED analysis showed impressive growth and a

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Natalie Peterson
Communications and Marketing Director
Duluth International Airport

Aviation Partners Host Press Event to Announce Findings from Economic Analysis

Who: The Duluth International Airport and aviation partners, with:
Emily Larson – Mayor of Duluth
Brian Hanson – APEX
Sue Boudrie – Northern Aero Alliance (NAA)
Bill King – Cirrus
Mark Ketterer – AAR
Daniel Fanning – Lake Superior College
Tom Werner – Duluth International Airport

What: We are a region on the rise. See for yourself.
Aviation in the Northland continues to grow as a strong economic engine
for our region. Together, our region’s aviation partners will announce
findings from a

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New Milestone for Hermantown Credit Union

Doug Ralston
Chief Operations Officer
Centricity Credit Union


HERMANTOWN, MN (July 31st) – Hermantown Credit Union has announced a new milestone to the credit union’s history by changing its name to Centricity Credit Union.

The name Centricity reflects the commitment to creating a positive member experience at every interaction with an added value approach when it comes to finances. “Our member centric service culture is based on the mission, values, and vision of providing member service that will wow you every time” explains the CEO, Scott Lundgren.

The name Hermantown Credit Union has served the credit union well since 1943. However, over the years, the credit union has expanded into other

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July 7, 2017
For additional information, contact Valerie Blanchenay, NBC VP-Marketing Director, at 715.394.8921.


 National Bank of Commerce (NBC), continues to build and strengthen its Community Banking segment. Two new and very qualified Personal Bankers are welcomed to the team, Samantha Kerr and Brandon McCabe.

Samantha is from Marshalltown, Iowa. She graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the Minneapolis College of Art and Design. Samantha comes to us with six years of banking experience and is working in our Duluth branch. Samantha expressed “As a Personal Banker at National Bank of Commerce I value the opportunity to get to know my customers. I work hard to provide excellent customer service and recommendations

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