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NEWS CONTACT: Nathan Madill, President/Secretary, JMR
Financial Group 218-727-5565

DULUTH, MN/SUPERIOR, WI (Thursday, October 18, 2017) – JMR Financial Group ( announced that 3 new financial experts have joined their growing firm. All three are key members in JMR’s newly formed Quality and Strategy Team.

Brian Koski, who has taken on a Finance Manager position, has vast experience managing an efficient accounting
department. Mr. Koski, graduate of Gustavus Adolphus College, holds a B.A. degree in Accounting, with a minor in
Computer Science. With over thirty years of accounting experience within the trucking industry, Brian became
instrumental in rolling out 401K and flex benefit plans. In his role as Finance Manager for

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Contact: Shannon Olson, GM Barkers Island Inn
Oliver Companies Inc.
218 628 2700 or Barkers Island Inn 715 392 7152  Fax 715 392 1180
525 Lake Ave. S.  Suite 100, Duluth, MN 55802

September 18 2017

Oliver Companies of Duluth, in conjunction with the Northland Chapter of the Red Cross will be hosting a Hurricane Relief Benefit Dinner on Sunday October 1, from noon to 6pm at Barkers Island Inn in Superior. The goal is to raise $15,000 in donations to help the recent victims of hurricanes Harvey and Irma.

There will be a spaghetti dinner and a silent auction that includes a large variety of great items donated by local business. There’s a suggested

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Date:  Thursday, September 21, 2017
Media contact:  Hannah Horman, Marketing Specialist at National Bank of Commerce 715.394.8994.

DULUTH-SUPERIOR – NBC associates will be volunteering to help highlight how community banks give back to the communities in which they serve. Our efforts will be directed towards preserving Lake Superior and the various watersheds in our region.

On Thursday, September 21, National Bank of Commerce associates will be volunteering at Lincoln Park and around Miller Creek in Duluth to help remove the invasive species such as Buckthorn and Honeysuckle. We will be working alongside the Duluth Invaders, a specialized group sponsored by the City of Duluth, in order to make this project possible.

Reporters, photographers and videographers are

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Contact: Madeleine Rush
September 19, 2017


What: Miller Hill Mall Bowling for a Cure Tournament

Where: Skyline Lanes
4894 Miller Trunk Highway
Duluth, MN 55811

When: Friday, October 13
3:30 to 6:30 p.m.

Details: Back by popular demand after a successful inaugural event in April, Miller Hill Mall will host its second Bowling for a Cure Tournament on Friday, October 13. Skyline Lanes is donating the space for this event, and all proceeds will benefit Susan G. Komen®. After a welcome happy hour at 3:30 p.m., teams will compete in games of “poker bowling,” a variation of bowling that incorporates the element of chance, from 4:30 to

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Date:  Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Media contact:  Hannah Horman, Marketing Specialist at National Bank of Commerce 715.394.8994.

DULUTH-SUPERIOR – NBC associates will be volunteering to help highlight how community banks give back to the communities in which they serve. Our efforts will be directed towards preserving Lake Superior and the various watersheds in our region.

On Tuesday, September 19, National Bank of Commerce associates will be volunteering on Wisconsin Point to help restore the beach area, making it suitable for the Piping Plover; a native bird of this region; to return and nest. Due to deteriorating beach conditions, the Piping Plover’s numbers are dwindling and the bird is becoming extinct to the area. We will be working alongside

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Duluth, MN – The Board of Directors of the Duluth Area Family YMCA are pleased to announce the appointment of Sara Cole as the new Chief Executive Officer. Cole exemplifies the values of the YMCA, and has a great passion for the mission-based programming that we do in our community. Announcing Cole’s appointment, Duluth Area Family YMCA Board of Directors Chair, Andy Wheeler, said the YMCA Board undertook an extensive national search to ensure a suitable candidate was found.  “We were looking for a dynamic leader who would be able to work with our strong staff and build on the community partnerships that are so critical to our Y. We are confident that Sara will put her talents and expertise to

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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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