Staff Profiles

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Beth Bily

Beth Bily of Grand Rapids served as editor of the Grand Rapids Herald-Review from 2002-2006 and has worked as a freelance writer and editor for several regional newspapers and other publications. She was a full-time BusinessNorth reporter prior to becoming co-owner in 2010.

She has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Political Science from Ball State University in Muncie, Ind. Beth is an alumnus of the Blandin Foundation Community Leadership Program and completed editors training through the American Press Institute.


Ron Brochu

Duluth native Ron Brochu worked in a marketing capacity at Jeno's Inc., edited trade journals at Harcourt, Brace Jovanovich Inc., served as city editor at the Duluth News Tribune and was executive editor of the Superior Daily Telegram before joining Beth Bily as BusinessNorth co-owner in 2010.

He has a Bachelor of Business Administration Degree from the University of Minnesota Duluth. Ron has studied at the Poynter Institute, completed an Institute for Journalism and Natural Resources fellowship, attended the Pew Center for Civic Journalism and received training through the Associated Press Managing Editors News Train.


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Steve Lynch

Steve Lynch has worked in advertising sales since 1978 at the Hibbing Daily Tribune, Grand Rapids Herald Review / Manney's Shopper and BusinessNorth. He was advertising sales manager at the Grand Rapids Herald Review from 1986 to 2009. Steve has been with BusinessNorth since 2010.

He completed an AA degree at Itasca Community College in 1975. In 1978, Steve graduated with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Advertising / Marketing from Moorhead State University. He graduated in 1982 from the Dale Carnegie Institute and later from the Mouser Marketing Institute. Steve served on the board of directors Grand Rapids Area Chamber of Commerce from 1998 to 2001.

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