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Catching up with Finance & Commerce honoree Marja Erickson

Marja Erickson, assistant vice-president of Grand Marais State Bank, recently earned recognition as one of the top women in finance in Minnesota in 2021.

Each year Finance & Commerce shares a list of the Top Women in Finance in Minnesota. Marja, along with 28 other women were selected for this year’s class.

The program strives to recognize women who are making an impact not only in their professions but also in their communities in Minnesota.

Marja is being honored for the work she has done for both Grand Marais State Bank and the North Shore community overall.

Marja received the award at a gala event on Nov. 18 in Minneapolis and she is profiled in the Top Women in Finance magazine.

Her co-workers were delighted to announce the award, adding, “If you see Marja around, congratulate her on a job well done!”

WTIP’s Rhonda Silence caught up with Marja when she returned to Grand Marais after the awards banquet. Here’s their conversation about the honor and about Marja’s work in the community, including her work with the Cook County Historical Society.