Community Partners

Thank You

Leadership Duluth would like to thank our wonderful sponsors for their contributions to the program. This program would not be possible without your generosity and continued support!

Premier Sponsor: North Shore Bank

North Shore Bank  is a locally-owned and managed, independent, community bank for over 100 years. They offer a full array of traditional Personal and Business banking products, Mortgage Services as well as a full selection of trust and investment services with our North Shore Investments and Trust division. Plus, their  Private Banking division is at the ready for customers who have moved into a phase in life where they desire the most personal and discreet financial services from a banker they know and trust.  


Platinum Sponsors: Essentia Health

Essentia Health is an integrated health system serving patients in Minnesota, Wisconsin, North Dakota and Idaho.

Headquartered in Duluth, Minn., Essentia Health combines the strengths and talents of 14,700 employees, including more than 1,900 physicians and advanced practitioners, who serve our patients and communities through the mission of being called to make a healthy difference in people’s lives.

Essentia Health, which includes many Catholic facilities, is guided by the values of quality, hospitality, respect, justice, stewardship and teamwork. The organization delivers on its promise to be “Here With You” in 15 hospitals, 75 clinics, six long-term care facilities, three assisted living facilities, three independent living facilities, five ambulance services and one research institute.

Essentia Health is accredited as an Accountable Care Organization by the National Committee for Quality Assurance.


Platinum Sponsors: Minnesota Power

Minnesota Power is a utility company based in Duluth, Minn., and is owned by ALLETE, Inc. , a provider of affordable, reliable energy services in the Upper Midwest. Other ALLETE  businesses include U.S. Water Services ; Superior Water, Light & Power ; ALLETE Clean Energy ; ALLETE Renewable Resources; and BNI Energy.


Platinum Sponsors: Duluth News Tribune

The Duluth News Tribune is a newspaper based in Duluth, Minnesota. While circulation is heaviest in the Twin Ports metropolitan area, delivery extends into northeastern Minnesota, northwestern Wisconsin, and Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. The paper has a limited distribution in Thunder Bay, Ontario. The News Tribune has been owned by Forum Communications since 2006.



2021-2022 Day Sponsors:

Members Cooperative Credit Union, Hanft Fride, Kraus-Anderson Construction Co., Fryberger Law Firm, Human Development Center, St. Luke’s, Wheeler Associates, and Western Lake Superior Sanitary District

Become a Sponsor

When you make the choice to contribute to Leadership Duluth you are not only benefiting your organization or business, but also the participants and our community. It is because of your support that we are able to continue to deliver a phenomenal leadership development program.

We invite you to support our mission to identify, educate and inspire leaders to take action which will result in making Duluth a better place for all of us.  Take a look at our various sponsorship opportunities for information on how you can become involved in evolving our community and strengthening its leaders.