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North Star Community Credit Union supports the Cherokee Industrial Corporation's efforts in economic development. Jeff Hayes (left), NSCCU president /CEO, recently presented a $5,000 check to Eric Comstock (center) CIC board president, Also present was Mark Buschkamp (right), executive director of the Cherokee Area Economic Development Corp. The check was presented to support CIC's efforts in strengthening and growing Cherokee's business community. CIC has recently been involved with upgrading and maintaining the rail spur which services American Natural Soy/Bio Nutraceuticals and Cloverleaf Cold Storage. The rail spur is an integral part of American Natural Soy's expansion with a canola crush plant called Iowla. CIC also played a lead role in the recruitment of Harvest International to Cherokee. Photo by Ken Ross.