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2017 Marketing Opportunities

2017 GMG Marketing Opportunities Guide

 

Aligning your business with Greater Mankato Growth through our menu of marketing opportunities positions you to reach over 1,000 businesses and thousands of people in the Greater Mankato region. Whether an ad in eNews or a top level sponsorship - we offer a variety of opportunities to fit all types of businesses. 

Your investment not only helps to advance your business but also supports our many facets of work, from hosting high-profile events, to linking businesses with critical resources and information (to name a few). 

Sign up online for the opportunities you want. After you have signed up for an opportunity, you will receive an email letting you know that the opportunity is either “confirmed” or “in queue” for a drawing of all eligible sign-ups. If you have questions or need your business username, please contact us at 507.385.6640.

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Some Marketing Opportunities are limited.
To be fair to all members, we utilize the following process

 

 

 

2017 agreements submitted online through November 1, 2016: Members who sign up by this date have the best chance of getting the 2017 marketing opportunities they want. All online sign-ups will be collected through midnight November 1, with a drawing held for those marketing opportunities where demand exceeds supply. Confirmations of the opportunities each business has committed to will be sent out in early November.

 

 

2017 agreements submitted November 2, 2016 and after: All remaining marketing opportunities as of this date will be available on a first come, first serve basis. The marketing opportunities site will be updated continuously throughout the year, so you will always know what opportunities may still be available. 

Advertising & Promotions

All GMG members are eligible to sign up for the following advertising opportunities unless otherwise noted. 

 

GMG eNews Ads 

Promote your business and special offers in the Member-2-Member section of GMG eNews, emailed every Tuesday to 2,500+ business representatives.

$55 per week (5 available per week) 

*Limit of three (3) consecutive ads (i.e. if a member has three consecutive ads, there must be a break in subsequent enews before the next ad runs).

  • Includes 45 words (including the title line)
  • A link out to your website on any portion of the text copy
  • One image can be submitted with your ad. Please see specs here.
  • Please note: GMG does not allow job postings or political advertisements

Click to purchase


Purchase a Member Mailing List 

Purchase an up-to-date list with mailing addresses of all current member businesses or representatives. Good for one use only. Prior approval of item being mailed is required.

List of Primary Contacts - $150

  • One time use of mailing list in spreadsheet form that includes approximately 975 representatives from GMG member businesses

List of all Representatives - $225

  • One time use of mailing list in spreadsheet form that includes approximately 3,600+ representatives from GMG member businesses

Click to purchase

 

Online Business Directory Listings & Advertising

Our Greater Mankato Online Business Directory is featured throughout our website.

Member Listings w/ Link to Customized Business Page - (included in your membership!)                    
All businesses in the Greater Mankato region are listed in our online business directory. Only GMG member listings are “clickable” – with a link to your customized business page. Your 2017 membership level will determine your type and number of listings. See your membership description for more information.

Ad on main page - $150 per month, $750 for 6 months, $1,500 for year
Banner ad or square ad, each rotating with up to 2 other ads on the main page of directory

Ad on category page - $100 per month, $500 for 6 months, $1,000 for year
Banner ad or square ad, each rotating with up to 2 other ads on one of the high level category pages of directory

Ad on sub-category page - $75 per month, $400 for 6 months, $750 for year
Banner ad or square ad, each rotating with up to 2 other ads on one of the sub-category pages of directory

 Click to purchase

 

Online Coupons 

Reach the target you want online with electronic coupons and offers - best of all, this feature is included in your membership. Add coupons with our easy online coupon generator, with coupons being featured on the Greater Mankato and Visit Mankato websites. Login to the member portal of our website to add your hot deals.

Click to post your coupon

The Business Beat

Announcing The Business Beat! We're very excited to share with you, our business video series with news, events and marketplace highlights. Our goal for the enhancement is to reach a broader audience and give you a deeper look into the businesses of our region so you can learn more about what they do and how they fit into the buidling blocks of our economic landscape. The new version will air on KTV (public access television) that will also be used as content for our website, eNews, social media, etc.

Each show consists of three five minute segments (15-minute total show) that include a five-minute news/community update and two five minute spots featuring Members 2 Remember (two different member guests) that will air for a month (the 15th of the month to the 15th of the next month). Although direct advertising such as coupons or special promotions cannot be aired due to public access regulations, members will be able to talk about their business and industry. The participating member business will be able to provide a logo that will play on screen during their interview and will also be allowed to have up to two representatives on camera. 

The cost is just $100 per member for the five-minute segments that will be aired several times a month on KTV. If you are interested in signing up for The Business Beat for the 2017 season, please contact Bridget Norland.

Request to be part of The Business Beat

Share your Business News

Member News

Greater Mankato Growth members are now able to post their relevant business news directly and easily on greatermankato.com. By sharing and aggregating news stories from businesses we lift up the visibility and awareness of a diverse scope of sectors therefor giving the public a rounded and broader scope of the successes and advancements region-wide. 

Specifications: 

  • No cost to post 
  • All submissions are reviewed by Greater Mankato Growth 
  • Can take up to one full business day to approve and appear on greatermankato.com 
  • Can post business news and/or employee recognition or promotions: 
    • Employee news would include new hires, promotions, individual recognition, awards and certificates, etc. 
    • Press Releases would include official news regarding the business or organization as a whole, company-wide news, etc. 
  • Once submitted, news CANNOT be edited by a user, edits must be requested via the Greater Mankato Growth’s Marketing Department
  • One logo OR photo may be uploaded, must be a jpg file less than 100 mb and smaller than 400 x 400 pixels is size

 Where it is displayed: www.greatermankato.com/member-news/ 

Click to submit news

Guide to Visiting and Living in Greater Mankato - A Visit Mankato Publication

45,000 Guides to Visiting and Living in Greater Mankato will be published for 2017 and distributed to Visitors and Relocating residents. GMG members receive 10% off advertising in the guide. Please contact Phil Seibel (pseibel@mankatofreepress.com) at The Free Press to find out more and sign up.

 

 

Member Events & Programs

 

These events and programs are the perfect opportunity to market your business to a audience that is comprised of fellow businesses and their professionals. The opportunity to purchase these sponsorships are open to Engaged level and higher members of Greater Mankato Growth unless otherwise noted. Opportunities range from hosting a single event to being the presenting sponsor for a yearly program, there are opportunities to fit all needs. 

 

Business After Hours

This member networking event (held the First Tuesday of every month from 5 - 7 pm) is a great way to showcase your business to an average of 125 monthly attendees and thousands more through our event promotional efforts. Visit event webpage

Presenting Sponsorship - $2,500  (1 available per year) SOLD OUT

  • Logo on annual schedule postcard
  • Logo in MN Valley Business GMG member events schedule for 12 months
  • Logo on online event page with link to your website
  • Name in at least one edition of GMG eNews
  • Privilege of selecting any month to host a Business After Hours event (see Monthly Host for all included)

Monthly Host  - $550 (11 available per year) SOLD OUT

  • Hosting a monthly event (host provides hors d’oeuvres and refreshments and tells attendees about business)
  • Name on annual schedule postcard 
  • Name in MN Valley Business GMG member events schedule 
  • Name on online event page with your logo and info about your business and event
  • Write-up about your event in eNews

 Click to sign up

Business Before Hours

This member networking event (held the Third Wednesday of every month from 7:30 -  9 am) is a great way to showcase your business or organization to an average of 120 monthly attendees and thousands more through our event promotional efforts. Visit event webpage

Presenting Sponsorship - $1,750  (1 available per year) SOLD OUT

  • Logo on annual schedule postcard
  • Logo in MN Valley Business GMG member events schedule for 12 months
  • Logo on online event page with link to your website
  • Name in at least one edition of GMG eNews
  • Privilege of selecting any month of the year to host a Business Before Hours event (see Monthly Host for all included)

Monthly Host  - $450  (11 available per year) SOLD OUT

  • Hosting a monthly event (host provides hors d’oeuvres and refreshments and tells attendees about business)
  • Name on annual schedule postcard 
  • Name in MN Valley Business GMG member events schedule 
  • Name on online event page with your logo and info about your business and event
  • Write-up about your event in eNews

 Click to sign up

Greater Mankato Young Professionals

This professional development program for young professionals age 21-40 holds at least two events monthly. Sponsorship of the Greater Mankato Young Professionals (YP) program gets your business noticed by the 225 individuals in the program, as well as  thousands of others interested in developing, retaining and connecting talent in our community. Visit program webpage

Presenting Sponsorship - $2,000 (1 exclusive available per year or 3 shared at $650 per sponsor)

  • Logo on materials promoting the program
  • Logo on all event registration pages on website
  • Logo on signage at each YP event
  • Logo in a MN Valley Business feature about the program
  • Logo on online program page with link to your website 
  • Logo with link to your website in every issue of YP eNews (12 per year)
  • One feature story in YP eNews with link to your website (60 words or less)
  • Name in at least 2 editions of GMG eNews
  • Live thank you at each YP event 
  • Opportunity to speak at and/or host a YP event
  • Thank you at the YP Annual Business Meeting 

Event Sponsorship - $350 or provide $350 value in food/beverage/space for approx. 50-70 (20 available per year)

  • Logo on online event registration page with link to your website
  • Live thank you at event and opportunity to speak
  • Option to provide promotional offers or items at the event

Click to sign up

Greater Mankato Leadership Institute

Reach our area’s current and emerging leaders by sponsoring this program that has been providing comprehensive leadership training with a personal, professional and community focus for the past 32 years. This program runs from September - May each year. Visit program webpage

2017 - 2018 Program Sponsorship - $1,000 (2 available per program year)

  • Logo on materials and signage used in every class
  • Logo in MN Valley Business feature about the program
  • Logo on online program page with link to your website 
  • Name in at least 2 editions of GMG eNews
  • Opportunity to speak at the opening session
  • Invite to graduation event in May, live thank you at event and invitation to speak
  • Opportunity to host a session at your business

Event Sponsorship - $350 or provide $350 value in food/beverage/space for 40 (11 available per year)

  • Logo on class materials for the session sponsored
  • Recognition and opportunity to speak at the class session during lunch
  • Option to provide promotional offers or items to the class

Alumni Social Sponsorship - $1,000 (1 available per year)

  • Logo on event promotional materials
  • Logo on sign at event
  • Opportunity to speak during a brief program
  • Opportunity to host at your location

Click to sign up

Greater Mankato Business Awards & Hall of Fame

This is Greater Mankato’s premier business awards event (November 14, 2017). Sponsors support the growth of area businesses and receive exposure to 400+ attendees and thousands more via extensive pre and post-event promotion. Visit event webpage

Presenting Sponsorship -  $2,500 (1 available per year) SOLD OUT

  • Logo with words “presented by” on all event materials including:
    • Event invitations
    • MN Valley Business feature about the event 
    • Online event page with link to your website 
    • Program, signage and AV presentation at event
  • Name in at least one edition of GMG eNews
  • Live thank you at the event 
  • 2 tables for 8 near the stage 

 Event Sponsorship - $1,500 (3 available per year)

  • Name on event invitations
  • Name in MN Valley Business feature about the event
  • Logo on online event page with link to your website 
  • Name on program, signage and AV presentation at event
  • Live thank you at the event
  • 1 table for 8 near the stage

Dinner Sponsorship -  $1,500 (1 available per year)

  • Everything included in event sponsorship, with special identification as the dinner sponsor

Video Sponsorship - Production of Video

  • Logo on video
  • Name on program and AV presentation at event 
  • 1 table for 8

Table Sponsorship - $700 (35 available)

  • Name on program and AV presentation at event
  • 1 table for 8 

Click to sign up

Greater Mankato Growth, Inc. Annual Meeting

This event (March 9, 2017) is attended by more than 300 leading business representatives and promoted to 900+ GMG member businesses and their employees. Visit event webpage

Event Sponsorship - $850 (10 available per year)SOLD OUT

  • Logo in MN Valley Business feature about the event 
  • Logo on online event page with link to your website
  • Name on program, signage and AV presentation at event
  • Live thank you at event
  • 1 table for 8 at event near the stage

Click to sign up

Greater Mankato on the Green

Sponsors of this popular annual event in July have premium access to more than 200 business representatives at the premier business networking golf tournament in the region. In addition to the benefits outlined in each sponsorship below, ALL Greater Mankato on the Green Sponsorships may put promotional items in player gift bags. Visit event webpage

Presenting Sponsorship - $5,000 for 2 years or $4,000 for 1 year (1 available per year)

  • Logo with words “presented by” as part of event title on all materials including: 
    • Event invitations
    • MN Valley Business feature about the event
    • Online event page with link to your website
    • All signage on golf course and in clubhouse
  • Name in 2 editions of GMG eNews
  • Promotional activity on putting green
  • Right to set up promotional activity on putting green
  • 1 golf foursome
  • 4 additional dinner tickets

Flag Sponsorship - $3,000 for 2 years or $2,000 for 1 year

  • Logo on flag at each hole

Golf Cart Sponsorship - $1,750 (1 available per year)

  • Logo on signage on 75 golf carts used in tournament 
  • Option to have your business’s vehicle in the golf cart parking area 

Dinner Sponsorship - $1,500 (1 available per year)

  • Logo on signage at dinner
  • Opportunity to address golfers at dinner
  • 1 Tee or Green sponsorship

Lunch Sponsorship - $1,250 (1available per year

  • Logo on signage at lunch
  • Opportunity to welcome golfers at lunch
  • 2 lunch tickets

Beverage Cart Sponsorship - $1,000 (1 available per year) SOLD OUT

  • Logo on signage on beverage carts
  • Opportunity to provide your own beverage cart
  • 1 lunch ticket

Registration Sponsorship - $1,000 (1 available per year)

  • Logo on signage in registration area
  • Opportunity to hang banner in registration area
  • Opportunity to greet golfers and hand out gift bags
  • 2 lunch tickets

Tee or Green Sponsorship - $375 (23 available per year)

  • Logo on signage
  • Opportunity to have an activity at your Tee or Green

Target Sponsorship - $750 (1 available per year)

  • Logo on target
  • Logo on driving range signage
  • Opportunity to gree golfers at driving range
  • 2 lunch tickets

Signature Gift Sponsorship - $1,200 (1 available per year) SOLD OUT

  • Name/Logo on each item
  • Opportunity to greet golfers
  • 1 lunch ticket
  • 1 golfer                      

Click to sign up

Business Reception with the MN Vikings

The Business Reception (held late July / early August 2017) welcomes the Minnesota Vikings to Greater Mankato. This is a great opportunity to get your business in front of 250 business leaders while enjoying a fun afternoon at camp. Visit event webpage

Presenting Sponsorship - $4,000 (1 available per year)

  • Logo on reception electronic invitation
  • Logo in MN Valley Business feature about the event
  • Name in at least one edition of GMG eNews
  • Logo on online event page with link to your website
  • Opportunity to address member businesses at the event
  • Opportunity to handout promotional items at the event
  • 25 employee passes
  • On field passes
  • Live thank you at the event

 Click to sign up

  

 

 

Community Events & Programs

 

These events and programs are organized by Greater Mankato Growth and are open to the public to attend and participate. Opportunities to sponsor these events and programs are open to Engaged Members and higher.

 

Prime Your Business (formerly known as Business Showcase)

What used to be known as the Business Showcase has been officially renamed Prime Your Business. Prime Your Business will be held at the Courtyard by Marriott Hotel & Event Center, 901 Raintree Road, Mankato on Monday, September 25, 2017 from 4 – 7 pm and presented by KEYC News 12 and FOX 12 Mankato. 

Two member-based focus groups have worked diligently to provide ideas and set the course for an improved event where businesses will have the opportunity to grow. The redesigned format will have a greater focus on stimulating business to business interactions while incorporating concepts for further attendee engagement. The name, date and location have all changed and in addition, the maximum number of exhibitors allowed will be fifty.

The event will be open to members of GMG to exhibit with the entire region invited to attend. Visit event webpage

Event Sponsor - $2,500 (1 available per year) SOLD OUT

  • Logo on all promotional materials
  • Logo on online event page with link to your website
  • Live thank you at the event and opportunity to make brief remarks
  • Complimentary booth at the Business Showcase with premier placement
  • Position on the planning committee

Booth - $365 - Basic members, $315 - Engaged or higher members, additional $50 for electricity (100 available)

  • 8’ x 10’ booth with 8’ skirted table and 2 chairs

Click to sign up

Songs on the Lawn

Get your business or organization noticed at this family-friendly event featuring area bands and vendors that draws approximately 700 spectators of all ages each Thursday in June from 11 am - 1 pm. Visit event webpage

Presenting Sponsorship - $5,000 for 2 years or $3,000 for 1 yearSOLD OUT

  • Logo with words “presented by” as part of event title on event materials including:
    • MN Valley Business feature about the event 
    • Online event page with link to your website 
    • Banner in City Center
    • Ads promoting event
  • Name in at least one edition of GMG eNews
  • Live thank you and your banner hung at each event
  • Booth at event

Event Sponsorship - $1,000 (3 available per year)

  • Logo on all event materials including:
    • MN Valley Business feature about the event 
    • Online event page with link to your website 
    • Banner in City Center
    • Ads promoting event
  • Live thank you and your banner hung at each event
  • Booth at event

Food Vendor Booth - $500 (9 available per year)SOLD OUT

  • Opportunity to sell food at the event

General Booth - $250 (4 available per year) SOLD OUT

  • Opportunity to set up a booth promoting your business

Click to sign up

Greater Mankato at the Capitol

Greater Mankato at the Capitol is the largest citizen advocacy event from our region, bringing over 150 business leaders to the State Capitol. Your sponsorship will enable GMG to advance its core public affairs goal of raising awareness of the Greater Mankato region, by keeping attendance affordable for our local business representatives, community leaders, students and residents while also supporting GMG’s year round advocacy work that will enhance the future success of Greater Mankato. Visit event webpage

Capitol Sponsorship - $1,500 (6 available per year)

  • ½ page color ad (approximately 5” x 8”) in GMGs annual Way to Grow publication distributed at event and throughout 2016
  • Logo on sponsor thank you page in booklet
  • Designation as a premier sponsor at the event
  • Opportunity to speak and display business/organization signage at the event
  • Three complimentary tickets
  • Logo displayed on event signage
  • Logo on online event page with link to your website
  • Logo in a MN Valley Business feature about the event 

Advocate Sponsorship - $1,000 (10 available per year)

  • ¼ page color ad (approximately 2.5” x 4”) in GMGs annual Way to Grow publication distributed at event and throughout 2017
  • Logo on sponsor thank you page in booklet
  • Two complimentary tickets
  • Logo on event signage
  • Logo on online event page with link to your website
  • Name in MN Valley Business feature about the event 

Supporting Sponsorship - $500 (10 available per year)

  • Logo on sponsor thank you page in booklet
  • One complimentary ticket
  • Logo on event signage
  • Logo on online event page with link to your website
  • Name in MN Valley Business feature about the event

Hometown Sponsorship - $250 (15 available per year) 

  • Business name on thank you page in booklet, event signage and event page of website with link to your website

Click to sign up 

Public Affairs Forum Series

A forum held eight to ten times per year that brings together compelling speakers and business leaders to discuss timely and relevant political and policy issues over breakfast or lunch. Your sponsorship of this event will get your business seen by area business leaders. Visit event webpage

Series Sponsorship - $1,000 (2 available per year)

  • Each sponsor will serve for 8 - 10 total forums 
  • 1 complimentary ticket to each forum
  • Premier placement of logo on promotional materials
  • Logo on online event page with link to your website
  • Name in at least 2 editions of GMG eNews   
  • Live thank you at the event

Event Sponsorship - $350 or provide food/beverage/space for minimum of 40 (8 - 10 available per year)

  • 1 complimentary ticket to the forum you are sponsoring
  • Logo on promotional materials
  • Logo on online event page with link to your website
  • Live thank you at the event you host

Click to sign up

Rural Legislative Forum

DECEMBER 19, 2017
VERIZON CENTER

This premier annual reception and dinner event joins key public leaders with a wide-range of attendees from the agriculture sector – from producers, to manufacturing, to professional services, to education and research – in candid conversations about key issues facing the rural economy and potential solutions.

PROJECTED ATTENDANCE: 400
AUDIENCE: Community and Business Leaders, General Public, Farmers and Elected Officials

Presenting Sponsorship - $5,500 (2 available per year)

  • Logo on PPT presentation, event signage, programs and marketing materials
  • Opportunity to Introduce keynote speaker
  • 8 event tickets, 1 reserved table

Dinner Sponsorship - $4,000 (4 Available per year)

  • Logo in presentation, signage and programs
  • Recognized during dinner
  • 4 event tickets, 1 reserved table

Reception Sponsorship - $3,500

  • Logo on signage near the bars
  • 400 drink tickets to distribute
  • 2 event tickets

Signature Drinkware Sponsorship - $2,000

  • Name/logo etched in glass drinkware, one for each attendee to use and keep
  • 2 event tickets

Badge Sponsorship - $1,500

  • Logo on badges/lanyards
  • 2 event tickets

Program Sponsorship - $1,000 - SOLD OUT

  • Logo on event programs
  • 2 event tickets

Breakout Room Sponsorship - $1,000

  • Logo on signage in breakout room
  • 2 event tickets

Table Sponsorship - $750 (7 Available per year)

  • Prominent signage on table
  • 8 event tickets, 1 reserved table

Student Table Sponsorship - $500 (4 Available per year)

  • 3 student tickets, identified by school
  • 1 reserved table with the students

Supporting Sponsorship - $250 (6 Available per year)

  • Name/logo on event signage
  • 1 event ticket

Click to sign up

 

Visit Mankato & City Center Partnership Events & Programs

 

All businesses are eligible for any Visit Mankato and / or City Center Partnership Event or Program. Greater Mankato Growth members will receive priority preference as well as receive a discount where noted.

Mankato Marathon - An event of Visit Mankato

The Mankato Marathon brings out 8,000-10,000 people for the weekend event. Each year continues to grow in runners, spectators and excitement. In 2017 the community will celebrate the 8th annual Mankato Marathon. The ranges below represent several “a la carte” options within each level. Contact Visit Mankato for more information at 507.385.6660 or visit mankatomarathon.com

Platinum - $6,000 - $11,000

  • Complimentary booth at Sport & Health Expo
  • Ability to include 1 company item (goodie table)
  • 1 complimentary space at race finish line
  • 15 second commercial included in announcements made throughout the weekend
  • Company logo included in sponsor page/banner where recognition to sponsors is given including: The Weekend Activities Guide, 1/2 page thank you ad in Mankato Free Press Post Race Edition, banner at expo - start and post-race area
  • 4 Complimentary entries into any Mankato Marathon event
  • Company link on Mankato Marathon website 

Gold - $3,000 - $5,999

  • Ability to include 1 company item (goodie table)
  • 1 complimentary space at race finish line
  • 15 second commercial included in announcements made throughout the weekend
  • Company logo included in sponsor page/banner where recognition to sponsors is given including: The Weekend Activities Guide, 1/2 page thank you ad in Mankato Free Press Post Race Edition, banner at expo - start and post-race area
  • 3 Complimentary entries into any Mankato Marathon event
  • Company link on Mankato Marathon website 

Silver - $1,000 - $2,999

  • 15 second commercial included in announcements made throughout the weekend
  • Company logo included in sponsor page/banner where recognition to sponsors is given including: The Weekend Activities Guide, 1/2 page thank you ad in Mankato Free Press Post Race Edition, banner at expo - start and post-race area
  • 2 Complimentary entries into any Mankato Marathon event
  • Company link on Mankato Marathon website 
  • Bronze - $1,000 and under
  • Company logo included in sponsor page/banner where recognition to sponsors is given including: The Weekend Activities Guide, 1/2 page thank you ad in Mankato Free Press Post Race Edition, banner at expo - start and post-race area
  • 1 Complimentary entry into any Mankato Marathon event
  • Company link on Mankato Marathon website 

Mankato Marathon Weekend Activities Guide

The 2017 Mankato Marathon Weekend Activities Guide is dispersed and visible to over 15,000 runners, fans, expo attendees and community members before and during Mankato Marathon weekend. 6,500 of the Activities Guide will be published at the beginning of October. Please contact Phil Seibel (pseibel@mankatofreepress.com) at The Free Press to find out more and sign up.

  • Ad size options include: Inside front cover, Inside back cover, Back cover, Coupon sizes, full page, half page, 1/4 page, 1/8 page, 3/8 page, 3/4 page
  • GMG members get 10% off advertising

Other Opportunities Include: Sport & Health Expo Exhibitor and Goodie Table.

Rack & Roll - An initiative of Visit Mankato

This initiative improves bike friendliness at local businesses and throughout the community with the addition of attractive and artistic bike racks. This is a legacy opportunity brought to the community by the Rack & Roll Task Force and hosted by Visit Mankato. For more information call Joelle Baumann at 507.385.6679 or visit the web page at: visitgreatermankato.com.  

All businesses are eligible to participate in this opportunity.

Sponsor - $300 for non-GMG members; $275 for GMG members

  • Rack can be installed on member’s private property or chosen property elsewhere as available and appropriate
  • Once sponsored, the sponsor’s plaque remains as long as the rack does
  • Two designs to choose from: Tourism Design or City Center Design (see booklet for examples on page 24)

CityArt Walking Sculpture Tour - An initiative of the City Center Partnership

The CityArt Walking Sculpture Tour, a program of the City Center Partnership and Twin Rivers Council for the Arst, exists to provide a professional, year-round outdoor sculpture program in the City Centers of Mankato and North Mankato that is both high-quality and artist-friendly. We feature a well-balanced exhibit with all styles, types, materials and sizes of sculptures from a broad range of artists – local, regional, national and international. 

The 2017 CityArt Walking Sculpture Tour is planned to include at least 25 sculptures in the core blocks of Mankato and along Belgrade Avenue in North Mankato. CityArt obtains sculptures on loan from artists each year, paying them a stipend with incentives including the People’s Choice award.Contact City Center Partnership with questions at info@citycentermankato.com or 507.388.1062. The deadline for becoming a CityArt sponsor is December 1, 2016. Visit program webpage

Platinum Level – Full Sponsorship ($2,000)

  • Large sponsor name and logo listed on plaque affixed to sculpture base – sole site sponsorship
  • Bolded name listing and recognition on brochures (10K+ quantity)
  • Large name and logo listed in full-page “Thank You” newspaper ad
  • Logo on the CityArt website with a link to your website 
  • Private guided tour for up to 30 people

Bronze Level – Partial Sponsorship ($1,000)

  • Sponsor name and logo listed with a second sponsor name/logo on plaque affixed to sculpture base – shared site sponsorship
  • Shared listing and recognition on brochures (10K+ quantity)
  • Name listed in full page “Thank You” newspaper ad
  • Name listed on the CityArt website

Alive After 5 - An event of the City Center Partnership

This free summer concert series offers outdoor music and food to welcome families, employees and residents into the heart of City Center Mankato. This four-night event is an after work, family friendly social gathering that attracts thousands of attendees annually with its bold music selections. This event provides sponsors the opportunity to engage with a diverse group of individuals in the City Center. Contact City Center Partnership with questions at info@citycentermankato.com or 507.388.1062. Visit event webpage

Presenting Sponsorship - $11,000 for 2 years or $5,500 for 1 year for non-GMG members; $10,000 for 2 years or $5,000 for 1 year for GMG members (1 available per year - Preference given to incumbents)

  • Recognition/large logo on all marketing materials
  • Recognition on stage, radio ads, banners and on restaurant table tents
  • Nightly presence/business information at all events
  • Opportunity to have product exclusivity or side activities at event

Event Sponsorship - $1,100 for non-GMG members; $1,000 for GMG members (3 available per year)

  • Logo on all event materials
  • Live thank you from the stage each night
  • Banner at each event
  • Booth at each event

Food Vendor - $450 for non-GMG members; $400 for GMG members (3 available per year)SOLD OUT

  • Opportunity to sell food at each event
  • Food and/or beverage sales must not onflict with other sponsor exclusivity agreements
  • Priority given to GMG member businesses located in the City Center

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Hockey Night in the City Center - An event of the City Center Partnership

The City Center Partnership and MSU Athletics team up to host a pre-game celebration in City Center Mankato to kick off the 2017-2018 Maverick hockey season. The event includes live music, mechanical bull rides, a performance by the MSU Cheer Band, fun kids activities, food and drinks. Contact the City Center Partnership with questions at info@citycentermankato.com or 507.388.1062. The deadline to sign up as a sponsor is August 1, 2017. View event webpage

Event Sponsorship - $550 for non-GMG members; $500 for GMG members (2 available)

  • Logo on Hockey Night eBlast 
  • Logo on online event page with link to website 
  • Name in at least one edition of GMG's eNews 
  • Live Thank You at event

Movie Night - An event of the City Center Partnership

Be a part of a NEW City Center event! We will be setting up a big screen in a City Center park and inviting people to bring their blankets and lawn chairs for a free showing of a feel-good classic movie! Contact the City Center Partnership with questions at info@citycentermankato.com or 507.388.1062.

Sponsorship - $400 for non-GMG members; $350 for GMG members (4 available)

  • Logo recognition on all event materials
  • Live thank you at the event
  • Banner at the event
  • Booth at the event

 
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