The Evolving Duluth: Breaking the Stereotype

Jonathan Ballmer Project Manager Kraus-Anderson Construction Company Approximately one year ago I received a job opportunity which allowed my family to move to Duluth from the Twin Cities.  As I excitedly shared my news with people, half of them said, “Do you know they don’t have summer there?” and the other half said, “That is […]

Finding Ways to Advance Your Career

Kristine JensenExecutive Administrative AssistantMerchandising maurices As a woman that has a family, full-time career, and as new grad student at St. Scholastica, I can tell you first hand that my life is busy! I know that there are many people out there that are looking to move forward in your careers and it might not seem […]

Beachfront Blues

How about that Beachfront Blues event?!  Definitely in the running for the best attended Fuse event yet! If you didn’t make it out, allow me to fill you in on what you missed.  The evening was staged on the private beach of the historic Glensheen Mansion, with access to the grounds to explore at your […]

YPro Conference Agenda is Here!

September 25, 2014 7:30AM-4:00PM Sheraton Duluth Hotel —  7:30 – 8:15 am Registration 8:15am Keynote Presentation Positioning Yourself as a Leader – Ted Schick, Schick Corporate Learning Ted is a charismatic corporate trainer, professional speaker and consultant with his own business, Schick Corporate Learning. A retired naval officer who rose up from the enlisted ranks, […]

Mark Your Calendar: Y-Pro to CEO Summit

Fuse is committed to providing our magnificent town’s young professionals with educational offerings that benefit their work, life and the community. On September 25, Fuse will host its third annual regional summit, Y-Pro to CEO: Thriving as a Young Professional.  This full day conference will feature, motivating keynotes and specialized breakout sessions led by local […]

Burritos, Baseball, and the Big Guy…

Last week’s Words from the Wise came from the Wisest of them all, Mayor Don Ness.  Fuse Duluth fans, with the support from Duluth Superior Area Community Foundation, gathered in the sunshine at Wade Stadium to hear the Mayor’s take on Duluth’s Great Outdoors, and to nosh on some tasty treats from Qdoba.  Burritos, Baseball, […]

Too old for Fuse? Of course not!

Have you been wondering how exactly Fuse Duluth involvement benefit you? I too often hear “I’m too old for Fuse.” I’d like to disband this perception by illustrating how Fuse Duluth can empower our ypro demographic of 20-40 and beyond. As a young professional, it is extremely important to reach out to the business community […]

Let’s Get Back Outdoors!

It can be hard to ‘get back in the groove’ after a long holiday weekend. It has already been over a week since Independence Day was upon us; but after a few fun filled days of fireworks, late nights, barbecuing, family and friends, it can be hard to get motivated again. Jumping back in to […]

Fuse Flash 7/2/14

Dear Fusers, Summer has finally arrived and there is much to celebrate in the beautiful outdoor town of Duluth. Last month, Duluth claimed victory over Provo, Utah in Outside Magazine’s Best Outdoor Town 2014. Last week, Fuse’s newest action team – Volunteer Focus – dedicated half of their day to United Way’s annual Day of […]


I joined Fuse to take advantage of the educational offerings and try to keep more of my peers in Duluth.

- Abby Mlinar, Vikre Distillery