About - 5 Star Marketing & Distribution

Who Are We...

5 Star Marketing and Distribution is a publishing company based out of Tomahawk, Wisconsin. We trace our beginning back more than 25 years when it was then known as Assured Publishing. Since then 5 Star has grown into a reputable company that services northern Wisconsin businesses ​with their marketing needs.


What We Do...

5 Star Marketing and Distribution covers the full spectrum of marketing services allowing us to meet your business needs. We produce two main publications, Up North Action magazine (travel and activities guide) and Home Showcase magazine (real estate). We provide distribution services as well and can offer your business exposure in our 600+ racks throughout the state. We can handle any size graphic design job you may need; from business cards to high end catalogs... we do it all!

What Can We Offer Your Business...

  • Display ads in our reputable publications Up North Action
    & Home Showcase magazines
  • Graphic Design Services ranging from business cards, to brochures, to high-end catalogs. No job is too small or large!
  • Ads in our visitor guides and maps
  • Distribution options. Have your brochure put in our racks just in the Northwoods or throughout all all racks in the state...you choose what plan works for you
  • Website Design
  • Social Marketing assistance

Our Staff

Al Hanley | Owner & Publisher

715-453-4511 office | 715-614-4511 cell | alh@5starupnorth.com

Lori Morris

Elizabeth J. Kelly


715-453-4511 office

Dean Acheson

Maggie Koenig

Marketing/Social Media Director

Teresa Mead

Marketing Assoc.

920-841-0626 cell

Jody Peterson

Marketing Assoc.

715-614-0166 cell

Danelle Pretasky

Senior Graphic Designer

715-453-4511 office

Brittany Hazelquist

Graphic Designer

715-453-4511 office

Jackie Blodgett


715-453-4511 office

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5 Star Marketing & Distribution
409 South Park Drive
P.O. Box 10
Tomahawk, WI 54487