Agile and responsive, the CORE Communications team of seasoned veterans in marketing strategy and execution has a passion for helping our clients succeed and our community thrive.

Our 20+ years of experience as business owners and entrepreneurs in St. Paul – combined with the backing of an award-winning, full-service marketing resource (CORE Marketing) – makes us an ideal partner for companies and organizations in the Twin Cities and throughout Minnesota.

Jim Flaherty - President/CEO

Jim Flaherty

President/CEO, CORE Communications - St. Paul, MN

Jim has a passion for helping people, which has been the driver of his success in business for over two decades. He and his wife, Kari, became business owners of Allegra Marketing Print Mail in St. Paul in 2007 – winning multiple awards for growing their business from $280,000 to $2,000,000 in annual sales. They also helped pioneer the concept of adding an Image360 Graphic Signs Displays franchise to their Allegra operation. Jim and Kari successfully sold their businesses in 2017 and are excited to bring CORE Communications to Minneapolis-St. Paul. Jim is deeply involved in the community, sitting on several nonprofit boards. He served as King Boreas LXXX of the Saint Paul Winter Carnival – the youngest person so honored in the event’s 130+ year history!

Kari Flaherty - CFO

Kari Flaherty

CFO, CORE Communications - St. Paul, MN

With Kari’s accounting experience, she and her husband Jim combine to make a well-rounded ownership team. As CFO of Allegra Marketing Print Mail and Image360 Graphic Signs Displays in St. Paul for over a decade, Kari managed the finances and administration of the dual-branded business. With CORE Communications, she works closely with clients and team members alike to help achieve success.

Jordan Loken - Digital Marketing Specialist

Jordan Loken

Digital Marketing Specialist, CORE Communications - St. Paul, MN

Jordan is a graduate from the University of Minnesota with a degree in Journalism, with an emphasis of Strategic Communications. She is a Hudson, Wisconsin native and enjoys playing golf, watching sports, and giving back to the community. For an example, she represented as the 2015 North Hudson Pepper Fest Queen. Jordan is excited to be joining the CORE Communications team.