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Straight North CEO, David Duerr, Elected to Board of Directors at San Miguel Schools Chicago

June 8, 2011

Duerr Joins Team Dedicated to Assisting Underprivileged Middle School Students in Urban Chicago

OAK BROOK, IL--(Marketwire - Jun 8, 2011) - David Duerr, chairman and chief executive officer of Chicago Internet marketing firm Straight North, recently was elected to the Board of Directors at San Miguel Schools Chicago. As a board member, Duerr will help the urban school system fulfill its mission of transforming lives and neighborhoods in inner city Chicago.

"For many underprivileged Chicago students, the ability to excel comes down to resources and support," Duerr said. "San Miguel fosters an environment in which students from difficult backgrounds can thrive. It's a mission I fully support, and I'm honored to lend a hand."

For more than 15 years, San Miguel campuses have been committed to helping Latino and African American youths succeed academically in grades five through eight. The school offers regular instruction, as well as tutoring for current students and academic support for graduates.

Duerr is an entrepreneur and venture capitalist with expertise in Internet marketing services. He has co-founded many successful businesses and has been recognized as a skilled businessman in the areas of strategy, operational management, restructuring, financing, fund-raising, and mergers and acquisitions.

In addition to his position at Straight North, Duerr serves as a director on the boards of Focus Equity Partners, Officite, Business Only Broadband and Worknet.

About Straight North
Straight North is an Internet marketing and Chicago SEO company serving mid-sized and large B2B firms. We build high-performance websites, drive site traffic and generate leads. Our services cover all the bases: SEO, paid search, social media, web design and development, copywriting, video, mobile, email marketing, analytics, conversion optimization, usability analysis, branding and strategy. Our experienced B2B team makes every click count.