Hermantown Marketplace District Looks to Expand

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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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Hermantown, MN – The Hermantown Area Chamber of Commerce announced their Outstanding Ambassador Award recipient at their May Ambassador Luncheon held on Wednesday, May 10. 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 Katie Kaz. Kaz is the general manager of Miller Hill Mall. Kaz holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from the College of Charleston in South Carolina, a master’s degree in Management from Kaplan University, has over 14 years of experience in property management and maintains her real estate license.

Kaz continues to be passionate about the success of all business on the hill and demonstrates

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Review Plans for Western Miller Trunk Highway Plan on April 27

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

The two new board members include:

Jim Curtis, Owner – Curtis Oil
Katie Kaz, General Manager – Miller Hill Mall

“Jim and Katie both bring a great deal of business savvy and a strong sense of leadership to our Board of Directors. They will be a great compliment to our current board and our members will certainly benefit in 2017 with such a talented group of leaders.” said Executive Director, Karen Pionk.

The two new board members will join the 13 existing to create a

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Gustafson Named Volunteer of the Year

Gustafson Named Volunteer of the Year

Hermantown, MN – The Hermantown Area Chamber of Commerce has announced its 2016 Volunteer of the Year Award recipient.

Bob Gustafson was named as the 2016 Volunteer of the Year. Gustafson, Media Communications Manager for Visit Duluth, is an Ambassador for the Hermantown Area Chamber as well as a member of the Canal Park Business Association.

Gustafson uplifts the chamber in various ways. Gustafson attends ribbon cutting events throughout the year, showing his support to and celebrating area businesses. Gustafson also assisted at the annual Golf Outing stepping in and helping drive members to their designated golf tees, making the event run smoothly for all attendees.

However, most of Gustafson’s volunteerism is unseen, happening behind the scenes. Typically Gustafson is

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Dear Valued Business,

On behalf of the College of St. Scholastica’s student-conducted Economic Research Team, we are writing in hopes that you will participate in our short Business Confidence Survey. This survey’s results are a vital portion of our work to assess the economic vitality of a specific 15 county region in Northeastern Minnesota and Northwestern Wisconsin.

This biannually distributed survey allows local businesses and policymakers access to measures of growth and progress in the region. Additionally, by gathering key local economic indicators and trend information, the survey’s results help us support business owners.

In combination with the University of Minnesota-Duluth and the University of Wisconsin-Superior, our research provides a unique snapshot of how the regional business community views its

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The Hermantown Area Chamber of Commerce is set to launch a new program with the mission to grow small businesses in the Hermantown area. Partnering with Hermantown Federal Credit Union as the sponsor, the program will award an enhanced chamber membership package to an area business.

Doug Ralston, Chief Operations Officer at Hermantown Federal Credit Union stated, “Hermantown Federal Credit Union’s niche is to provide products and services that will benefit small businesses and startups in the communities we serve. Our relationship is more than just an account or a loan; it’s to make sure we are a resource for growth by helping these business owners establish contacts in our community, especially with the Hermantown Area Chamber. We are excited

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