CREATIVE. EFFECTIVE. LASTING.

About CEL

CEL develops creative, effective and lasting communication, marketing, PR, design, strategies, branding, and websites for organizations and schools. For 35+ years, clients have turned to CEL to help them strategically plan, implement, and ultimately grow their organizations using effective marketing, design, and public relations strategies. Telling your story and getting your message to your marketplace in a creative, effective and lasting way is our business – with a return on your investment.

At CEL, we live our mission of being passionately committed to the betterment of business, family, and the community. We have passion for what we do and a commitment to the success of the companies we serve. Our clients consistently tell us that we’re good interpreters and that we “hit the ground running” strategically, delivering results.

Contact us today and learn how CEL can become your marketing, PR and design partner and how we can develop creative, effective and lasting communication strategies for you and your organization.

Certified Targeted Group Business. Women | Minorities | Individuals with Disabilities
Certified Minnesota Targeted Group Business
As a woman-owned business for more than 30 years and a former Chamber of Commerce Entrepreneur of the Year, CEL Marketing PR Design has earned the trust of clients who need a strategic partner to achieve business development, DEI, and reputation goals. CEL Marketing PR Design is Certified by the State of Minnesota for clients who must reach set Targeted Group subcontracting goals for professional services.

Collaborative workspace for our clients

Nice to Meet You

cindy leines

CINDY LEINES
Founder & CEO

chelsea janke

CHELSEA JANKE
Vice President,
Integrated Marketing

kelly may in office

KELLY MAY
Design Director

Karen Droen

KAREN DROEN
Finance Director

Photo of Ashley Winter

ASHLEY WINTER
Content Marketing Coordinator

Andrew Hagen headshot

ANDREW HAGEN
Integrated Communications Coordinator

anna ingemann

ANNA INGEMANN
Integrated Marketing Specialist

Headshot of Rachel Skinner

RACHEL SKINNER
Integrated Marketing Specialist

Matthew Wadman in CEL office

MATTHEW WADMAN
Integrated Marketing Assistant

katie fuller female with long brown hair

KATIE FULLER
Digital Strategist

darrell leines

DARRELL LEINES
General Manager

Passionately committed to
the betterment of business,
family and community.

We Value

Community: We work for the greater good; it's more about we, than me.
Integrity: We are guided by honesty, integrity and a commitment to the highest standards and professional Ethics
Well-Being: We Prioritize the health and well-being of our team, promote a collaborative work environment, and bring joy and gratitude each day.
Collaboration: We inspire, interpret and unlock collective brilliance.
Inclusion: We create inclusive environments to experience diversity without judgement, listen with empathy and advance equity.
Relationships: We value relationships and make unexpected connections to create new opportunities
calspra website award
nspra gold medallion award
minneapolis st paul business journal top 25 PR firms
nspra publications & digital media excellence award
nspra golden achievement award branding
nspra golden achievement award marketing
northern lights awards