About Your Local Team

Your Local CORE Communications team is headquartered in downtown St. Paul. We’re local, seasoned veterans in marketing strategy and execution with a passion for building this community. Our 20+ years of experience as business owners and entrepreneurs, combined with the backing of a large, award-winning marketing resource (CORE Marketing), CORE Communications is the ideal partner for businesses and nonprofits in the St. Paul / Minneapolis area.

Jim Flaherty

President, CORE Communications – St. Paul

Jim has a passion for people, which has been the driver of his success in business for 20+ years. Jim and wife, Kari, became business owners of Allegra in St. Paul in 2007, winning multiple top sales awards for growing their business from $280,000 to $2M. They also helped pioneer the concept of adding an Image360 signs franchise to their Allegra operation. Jim and Kari successfully sold their businesses in 2017 and are excited to bring CORE Communications to the market. Jim is deeply involved in the community, sitting on several nonprofit boards, as well as serving as King Boreas LXXX, the youngest King Boreas in history.

Kari Flaherty

CFO, CORE Communications – St. Paul

With Kari’s accounting background and experience, her and Jim make a powerful ownership team. As CFO of Allegra and Image360 for over a decade, Kari managed the finances and administration of the dual-brand. She’s the backbone of CORE Communications, working closely with clients and team members for account set up and success. st 25 years. Kari is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin – River Falls.

Amy Mauzy

Amy Mauzy has almost three decades in the media industry in the Twin Cities of Minnesota. The past few years she has worked in the world of nonprofit, along with assisting several companies in the Midwest with their social media and PR strategy. Amy served as Prime Minister of the 2016 Winter Carnival Royal Family, coordinating their 300+ appearances, travels and charitable endeavors. She currently serves on the Executive Board for the St. Paul Festival & Heritage Foundation as Vice Chair. Amy recently wrapped up an exciting role as a 2018 Super Bowl 52 transportation coordinator and assisted at the Opening Ceremonies for the 2016 Ryder Cup. the Twin Cities.