The Northway Group

The Northway Group Makes the SC Times, yet Again

Ten Twenty Advertising is a fresh local advertising agency inspired by The Northway Group. Past members built the agency with the same goal in mind as they had in The Northway Group; to help their community.

“We don’t want to be just another advertising agency,” Studer said. “We want to run this agency off of our values and help clients who need the help. And if our customers are successful, then we will be successful.”

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Today’s Spotlight

Courtney
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COURTNEY ERICKSON
Courtney hails from Princeton, MN and is a graduate of Princeton High School.
Courtney is currently in her second semester at SCCTC for Advertising Web Design, and also in her second semester with The Northway Group. Last semester Courtney contributed some amazing pieces as a Creative for TNG and also brought in a handful
of great clients for us when we badly needed some. This semester she continues to do that as well as taking on the role of Account Executive Lead.
When Courtney is not at school or working part time at Casey’s General Store, you could probably find her reading/writing poetry, self-teaching herself multiple programming languages, or hanging out with friends. During her senior year in high school she won an award for her graphite foreshortening piece.
Thank you so much for all of your various contributions Courtney. The Northway Group definitely would not be the same without you!

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Kyle
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KYLE ZIRBES
Kyle hails from Clearwater, MN. Kyle is in his 2nd semester at SCCTC and his 2nd semester in The Northway Group. Last semester Kyle was an Account Executive in TNG and also turned out some great design work. This semester Kyle has taken on the role of Lead Account Executive and has provided some excellent mentoring to new AE’s as well as bringing in some great clients of his own. When he is not at school, or busy working at Scheel’s, you would likely find Kyle engaging in some sort of extreme sport outdoors. Kyle considers himself an adrenaline junkie and at one point was a sponsored dirt bike rider. Looking forward Kyle hopes to end up working in the advertising field handling sales as a full time Account Executive.
Thanks for stepping up to the plate and knocking the Account Executive role out of the park, Kyle!

Today’s Spotlight

Tina
Today’s spotlight shines on…
TINA JOHNSON
Tina is currently in her second semester in the Advertising Communication and Design program, and this is also her second semester in The Northway Group. In her first semester with TNG Tina’s designs were always in the upper echelon of voting and were also selected by clients. This semester, in addition to gifting us with more impeccable designs, Tina has tackled the daunting task of “Project Manager”, which is basically the center of the spoke that our entire wheel relies on to keep turning. When Tina is not at school you might find her working at J.C. Penney or watching a MN Wild game. In 2015, Tina was honored by Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Minnesota as “Little Sister of the Year”. The Northway Group is proud to have an individual with the level of talent and organization that Tina possesses, in their ranks.
A different Tina once sang, “You know that big wheel keep on turning…and we’re rolling, rolling, rolling yeah”. Apropos, I would say. Thanks for keeping The Northway Group’s big wheel turning, Tina!

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Cody
Today’s spotlight shines on…
CODY HOLLAND
Cody hails from Princeton, MN and currently lives in the St. Cloud area. This is Cody’s 2nd Semester with The Northway Group. In his first semester Cody’s work as a creative quickly positioned itself as “one of the ones to beat” and many of his designs were chosen by clients. Now in his 2nd semester he is our Creative Lead and a CEO Alternate. Cody is known for his willingness to contribute and is usually one of the first to offer help to others. When he is not at school or managing social media at Dunn Bros Coffee-St. Cloud, you might find him playing guitar, drawing or painting. Cody loves teaching and also loves being taught; so much so that he hopes to one day teach others while also working as a freelance designer.
All of us here at The Northway Group feel truly blessed to have Cody and his talents with us. Thank you for all that you do, CODY!

Today’s Spotlight

Chris
Today’s spotlight shines on…
Chris Voigt
Chris hails from St. Cloud and still resides there. Chris is in his final semester of the Advertising Communication and Design program at SCTCC. This is Chris’ third semester in The Northway Group. In previous semesters Chris has been in the roles of Creative Lead, Account Executive and CEO alternate. TNG is fortunate this semester to have Chris as one of our 3 CEO’s! Chris brings a lot of creativity and amazing design work to the table and has had many of his previous designs chosen for use by clients. When he is not in school or busy managing at Mexican Village, you could probably find Chris flying drones or brewing his own beer. Chris also has a passion for cooking and at one point in his life considered it as a career.
A soft spoken CEO always quick to offer a helping hand to his colleagues, Chris rounds out our CEO team perfectly. We are truly blessed to have his leadership and creativity present this semester in The Northway Group.
Thank you for all you do Chris!

Today’s Spotlight

Kendra
Today’s Spotlight Shines On…
KENDRA LIEN
Kendra hails from Alexandria, MN and currently resides in the St Cloud area where she is working her way through school as a waitress at Doolittles Woodfire Grill. Kendra is in her 2nd year in the Advertising Communication and Design Program and her 3rd semester in the Northway Group. Kendra spent her first year as a Creative in TNG and was a superstar right out of the gate. In her 2nd semester with TNG Kendra was one of our Lead Creatives and helped many newcomers hone their skills, while continuing to turn out impeccable designs herself. This is Kendra’s 3rd semester with TNG and we are delighted to have had her selected as one of our CEO’s! The current business cards, brochures and “Thank You” cards used by TNG are all Kendra’s very own handiwork. When she is not at school or work you would likely find Kendra shopping, camping or traveling…she has even been known to jump out of an airplane or two. Kendra hopes to continue to build an awesome portfolio during her time with TNG, and to lead us to a successful semester.
With a brilliant creative mind like Kendra’s in the mix, I can not imagine it turning out any other way.
Thanks for all of your hard work, Kendra!

Today’s Spotlight

Jessi
Today’s Spotlight shines on…
JESSI EWALD
Jessi hails from Becker and currently resides in St Cloud. She is currently in her second year of the Advertising Communication & Design program and third semester of The Northway Group. She spent her first semester in TNG as a creative and quickly became known for her dazzling design work. In her 2nd semester Jessi took on the role of Social Media Manager, Lead Creative, and continued turning out amazing design work. This semester, TNG is proud to call Jessi one of our CEO’s! Jessi expects to graduate in May 2017 and plans on moving to the Twin Cities to pursue her career in advertising.
Outside of class you could spot Jessi working at MC’s Dugout, where she also designs their table tents and updates their social media. If she is not there though, count on her being somewhere cuddling her fur baby Hank. Jessi describes her mom, as her “best friend” and can not go a day without talking to her. Jessi lists one of her goals this semester as being a great leader for the other members to model themselves by. Speaking on behalf of TNG, this blogger included, MISSION ACCOMPLISHED, Miss Jessi!