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The Welland Laike Three Rs:

  • Response: Customer service is always first-priority responsive and immediate. We even use the phone [gasp] and visit our clients in person.

  • Respect: Nurturing, honest, respectful and healthy relationships within our firm and with our creative partners and clients are essential.

  • Results: Strategically-driven results before creative indulgence and inflated fees are guaranteed.

Welland Laike has evolved a great deal since 1994 when we were headquartered in a backroom cubicle with our largest law firm client. We've now been in this take-no-prisoners business for more than 20 years, and we've excelled in nearly every discipline of integrated marketing communications (IMC), including brand management, advertising and public relations.

Technology, and in particular the steady ascendance of digital marketing, have transformed just about every aspect of HOW and WHERE we ply our craft. But the bottom line is always the bottom line: We deliver measurable results for our clients.

The vision statement we crafted during a late night creative session so long ago still resonates in all
of us today:

“Welland Laike Communication is our legacy: a rocket-powered, inspirational communications enterprise that attracts top talent and daring clients with
matching dreams and passions.”

Take a look around our cozy little on-line home here at and see if perhaps we might be a good fit to help you reach your strategic business goals.


Steve Miller

Founder & CEO

Steve relishes his reputation as an outside-the-box communication strategist. He began his career as a reporter for one of Minnesota’s daily newspapers, moved to Washington, D.C. as press secretary to U.S. Congressman Timothy J. Penny, and worked for 10 years as account executive and vice president at a top-10 Twin Cities ad agency. Steve directs all of the firm’s research, creative, advertising and public relations activities.

Tanya Miller VanDenMeerendonk

Account & Online Manager

After working summers at Welland Laike through school, Tanya is now a full-time member of the team. She has experience with large companies and small businesses, while also specializing in nonprofit organizations and the arts. She resides in Minneapolis to better serve our Twin Cities customers. Tanya’s role at Welland Laike includes strategy, event planning and the creation and implementation of all website content and social media campaigns. And yes, she's Steve's daughter!

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