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Meet Our Chamber Ambassadors!

2018 Chamber Ambassadors

Ali Comnick, The Woman Today Magazine
Allison Ohms
Andy Grengs, TCG Accounting
Angie Dormanen, Holiday Inn Express & Suites

Bailey Sutherland, Miller Hill Mall
Beth Jeanette, Involta
Bill Kimbler, CW Technology

Bob Gustafson
Brandon Monson, Regus Offices
Brianna Vander Heyden, Holiday Inn Express & Suites
Chad Currier, Per Mar Security
Dee Munson, The Woman Today Magazine
Grant Huttel

Janet Broin, Country Inn & Suites
Janet Fawcett, Miller Hill Mall
Jaron Larson, National Bank of Commerce
Jenn Ryan, Alerus
Jennifer Schueller, Odyssey Resorts & Development
Jim Swanson, Centricity Credit Union
Julie Lupa, Superior Choice Credit Union
Kari Smith
Katie Kaz, Miller Hill Mall
Krystle Vanderwerff, St. Croix Hospice
Kristin Reinsch, Kolar

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Shared leadership model expected to enhance membership value and increase advocacy efforts.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  June 13, 2018 – Hermantown, MN:  The Hermantown Area Chamber of Commerce announces the hiring of two new directors as part of a strategic effort to provide continued advocacy, and enhanced member services, under a new model of collaborative leadership.

 Ann Robertson was hired as the Hermantown Area Chamber of Commerce’s Director of Membership and Marketing.  In this capacity, she will lead new member recruitment and retention efforts for the chamber as well as support member driven programming and engagement.  Robertson was most recently the Director of Membership Development and Marketing Sales Director at the Duluth Area Chamber of Commerce, a role she held for

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Meet our Ambassador: Nicole Behm; Second-Year UnWINEd Committee Member

Employer: Harbor Pointe Credit Union

Nicole works in the Kenwood office as a Mortgage / Consumer Lender

(formerly DTCU with three Duluth locations: Downtown Duluth, Kenwood, and Miller Hill)

Nicole offers 21 years’ experience in the mortgage and consumer lending industry. “My passion has always been helping people with mortgages and lending products. I like to provide our members with the tools to help them make sound borrowing decisions.”

Nicole said, “Growing up in a small town of 283, on the North Shore, I have always been drawn to close-knit communities where residents have the opportunity to do business

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Heitke Awarded Outstanding Ambassador

Hermantown, MN – The Hermantown Area Chamber of Commerce announced their Outstanding Ambassador Award recipient at their March Ambassador Luncheon held on Wednesday, March 14th. The Chamber Ambassador Program’s mission is to assist the Chamber in retaining membership through connecting, promoting, and creating a stronger chamber community.

The Outstanding Ambassador Award was given to Ruth Heitke. Heitke is the Director of Sales for The Residence Inn by Marriott – Duluth and Hampton Inn and Suites Duluth North, Mall Area. Heitke is a University of Minnesota-Duluth graduate with a background that includes extensive experience in sales and business development. Heitke is involved with the community, not only as an ambassador for the Hermantown Area Chamber, but also serving as a Marketing

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Maki Named Volunteer of the Year

Hermantown, MN – The Hermantown Area Chamber of Commerce has announced its 2017 Volunteer of the Year Award recipient.

Michelle Maki was named as the 2017 Volunteer of the Year. Maki, a Mary Kay Independent Sales Director, is a Board Member and an Ambassador for the Hermantown Area Chamber as well as serves in her community as a member of the Twin Ports Mothers of Multiples and as a member of the Duluth Area Professionals Chapter of BNI.

Maki has played a huge role in making sure the chamber was continually moving forward and growing this past year in many ways. Maki celebrates and honors businesses in the community by attending ribbon cutting events.  Maki is also always looking for

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Hermantown, MN – The Hermantown Area Chamber of Commerce has announced three newly elected board members for the upcoming year. The new board members were voted on at the October Board of Directors Meeting.

The three new board members include:

Shawn Crowser – Centricity Credit Union

Todd Mell – LHB

Kevin Peterson – Duluth Area Family YMCA

The chamber is also partnering with Hermantown High School, bringing on Senior Parth Mishra to sit on the 2018 board as an Associate Director.


“The addition of Shawn, Todd and Kevin to the Board of Directors for 2018 plus our partnership with Hermantown High School allowing us to add Parth as an Associate Director is tremendous for the Chamber. Each of

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Hermantown Marketplace District Looks to Expand

HERMANTOWN, Minn. – The city of Hermantown is expanding their marketplace area near Haines Road and Miller Trunk Highway.

City officials unveiled a new Hermantown Marketplace sign in front of the Kwik Trip at Haines Road and Maple Grove Road.

They hope highlighting the area will get more businesses to move to Hermantown in the coming years.

“We’ve had a really good start with all the existing businesses that we’ve had in the marketplace and just hoping to expand on that in the years to come,” said Hermantown Community Development Director Eric Johnson.

“We’ve had some great people here with Fleet Farm coming in as well, getting a lot more people into Hermantown and just looking to expand on that

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Hermantown Area Chamber Announces Logo Contest Winners

The Hermantown Area Chamber of Commerce partnered with Hermantown High School in a logo competition which called for students to create a logo they felt positively represented Hermantown, the business community, and area as a whole. The winner of the competition, Freshman Rose-Anne Sauve will be working with a professional graphic designer on her created logo to finalize the new Hermantown Area Chamber of Commerce logo.

Sauve explained that the image featured in the logo starts as a feather at the bottom, but turns into a wave.  It has a double meaning. The waves symbolize strength, flow of life, and freedom.  Water is soft, but firm and strong. The wing, on the other hand, is a symbol of freedom, purity,

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Duluth Airshow Ends on a High Note

June 04, 2017 10:56 PM

It was a high flying weekend in Duluth as pilots from all over the country showcased their talents in the sky for the annual airshow.

“If you get a chance to walk around (the airshow), you will see aircraft going all the way back to before World War 2 obviously up to the F-35, which is one of the most modern aircraft we have and everything in between,” said Roger Reinert, one of the event’s organizers.

“Five days ago we were like what are we going to do with these clouds and the rains,” said Reinert.

Duluth Airshow Ends on a High Note
However, Mother Nature cooperated in time for the skies to be

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New Miller Creek Medical Clinic Now Open

January 23, 2017

HERMANTOWN, Minn. -The new Miller Creek Medical Clinic in Hermantown is now open.

The clinic opened its doors on December 19th and held their community open house and ribbon cutting ceremony today.

St. Luke’s officials are hoping the new clinic will allow them to expand on services they offered at their old location.

“We’re trying to create a more convenient option and access of care for those patients so they can stay up in the community where they live and work versus having to go downtown for some of those specialty services,” says clinic director Ben Bengtson.

The new clinic is located on Loberg Avenue near HOM Furniture and Fleet Farm.

It offers urgent care services from

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