Northstar Is Bought by Florida Agency

ATLANTA St. John & Partners has acquired Northstar Advertising, according to Dan St. John, chairman and CEO of the Jacksonville, Fla.-based independent agency.

Northstar of Crested Butte, Colo., which specializes in tourism and real estate advertising, recorded billings of $1 million in 2002.

Dan Williams, Northstar president and owner, will become vice president and management supervisor of the agency, reporting to St. John. He will remain in Colorado. Clients there include the Town of Mt. Crested Butte, Crested Butte Mountain Resort, Community Banks of Colorado and Powerhouse/Wooden Nickel/Cement Creek Tavern.

“The Gunnison Valley is a truly unique and special place,” said St. John. “By acquiring Northstar Advertising, we establish a presence in Colorado and contribute directly to the business diversity and economic health of the community.”

Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. SJ&P also has offices in Pittsburgh and Detroit.