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June 1, 2021

For Immediate Release: June 1, 2021

ST. PAUL, MN – The Minnesota Higher Education Facilities Authority (MHEFA) and Voom Creative are proud to announce that the MHEFA website,, is a Hermes Award Gold Winner. The Hermes Creative Awards is an international award for creative professionals who bring the industry’s best ideas to life through traditional and digital platforms.

MHEFA and Voom Creative worked closely to design a comprehensive website, linking all areas of MHEFA operations into an integrated and fully featured experience. The website focuses on material for investors, information about the MHEFA’s borrowing process, and recent news/reports for the general public.

“This new website reflects the vison of the Authority, allowing us to grow our information resources, enhance service to our borrowers, as well as to other parties interested in our activity. In collaboration with Voom Creative, we are honored to receive this award,” said Barry W. Fick, Executive Director of MHEFA. “Being innovative with our online presence is a top priority and this reward reflects our efforts, especially as we celebrate our 50th Anniversary this year.”

“We are so proud to have helped the Authority bring this site to life in a creative way that met their objectives,” said Melissa McGath, Principal and Founder of Voom Creative in a press release. “This was a tremendously fun project, and we are honored to see it recognized.”

During MHEFA’s 33rd Annual Conference held on April 21, 2021, Voom Creative discussed the design and innovative process used to create the website with MHEFA. A detailed presentation and the entire recording of the conference can be found on the Authority’s website here.

For more information:

Barry W. Fick, Executive Director, MHEFA

[email protected]

(651) 296-4690