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2023 Marketing Opportunities

Align your business with Greater Mankato Growth through our marketing opportunities and position your business to engage with close to 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 that fit all types and sizes of businesses.

Your investment not only helps to advance your business, but also supports our organization's many facets of work, from hosting high-profile events to offering critical resources, information, and more.

If you have questions or need your business username, please contact us at 507.385.6640.

Submitting your 2023 marketing opportunities agreements prior to November 1, 2022, gives you the best chance of getting your desired selections.

 

Advertising & Promotions

All Greater Mankato Growth members are eligible to sign up for the following advertising opportunities, unless otherwise noted. 

 

Member eNews Advertising

Promote your business and special offers in the Member-2-Member section of Greater Mankato Growth eNews, emailed every Tuesday to approximately 2,500 business representatives. Our eNews average open rate is 35%, which is higher than the industry standard.

eNews Ad Cost: $85 per week
(5 available per week) 

  • Up to 75 words (including the title)
  • Link to your website
  • One image (700 wide x 300 tall pixels @ 72 DPI; JPG/PNG)
  • Maximum of five (5) ads per issue

Note: There is a limit of three consecutive ads from the same business. Ads will be rotated and placed in a random order each week to maximize visibility of all advertisers. Political advertisements, job postings, and solicitation of memberships, funding, or sponsorships are not allowed. Greater Mankato Growth reserves the right to refuse any submissions. If you have any questions about eNews schedule or formatting your advertisement, please email Ines Wingert or call 507.385.6642.

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Member Mailing List

Purchase an up-to-date mailing list of all Greater Mankato Growth member businesses or representatives. The list is good for one use only and includes mailing addresses, not emails. Prior approval of mailers is required. Mailers may include, but are not limited to, critical business or organization info, current events, hot marketplace topics. Talent, membership, or sponsorship solicitation mailers are not allowed. Greater Mankato Growth reserves the right to refuse any submissions.

Primary Contact List: $150

  • Single use of a mailing list including approximately 850 - 950 Greater Mankato Growth member business representatives

List of All Representatives: $225

  • Single use of a mailing list including approximately 2,600+ representatives from Greater Mankato Growth member businesses

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Facebook Feature

Sign up for a weekly Member Monday feature to get exposed to over 7,000 followrs of the Greater Mankato Growth Facebook page. Provide a short blurb about your business and we'll share it along with a Member Monday graphic. The same week, we will share a post of your choice from your business Facebook page.

One Facebook Feature: $50

  • Sign up for three non-consecutive weeks and get all three for $100

Political advertisements, job postings, and solicitation of membership, funding, or sponsorships are not allowed. To learn more, contact Ines Wingert.

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Online Business Directory Listings & Advertising

Our Greater Mankato Growth Online Business Directory is featured throughout our website. Your Greater Mankato Growth membership includes a directory listing and a customized business page, as well as a link to your website. Your membership level determines the type and number of listings. The Business Directory receives over 1.5 million page views a year.

Main Page Ad: $150 per month; $750 for 6 months; $1,599 for one year

  • Banner or square ad, each rotating with up to two other ads on the main page

Category Page Ad: $100 per month; $500 for 6 months; $1,000 for one year

  • Banner or square ad, each rotating with up to two other ads on one of the high-level category pages

Sub-Category Page Ad: $75 per month, $400 for 6 months; $1,000 for one year

  • Banner or square ad, each rotating with up to two other ads on one of the sub-category pages

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Online Coupons

Your Greater Mankato Growth membership includes the opportunity to share your electronic coupons and offers with a variety of audiences at no extra cost. Log in to the member portal to add coupons to our website with our easy online coupon generator. Greater Mankato Growth reserves the right to refuse any submissions.

No extra cost for Greater Mankato Growth Members.

Post a Coupon

Member News

Greater Mankato Growth membership includes the opportunity for members to share their business news on the Member News page at no extra cost. By sharing business news stories, we lift up the visibility and awareness of a diverse scope of sectors and inform the public of the successes and advancements in our region.

All submissions are reviewed by Greater Mankato Growth. Business news may include, but aren't limited to press releases, company-wide news, and employee recognition (such as new hire, promotion, individual employee recognition, awards, and certificates). You may include one image with your news item. Greater Mankato Growth reserves the right to refuse any submissions.

No extra cost for Greater Mankato Growth Members.

Submit News

Member Guest Blog Posts

Greater Mankato Growth member businesses have an opportunity to contribute as authors on the Greater Mankato Growth's blog, which attracts about 4,300 page views a month. Send us your important message for the local business community, elaborate on current events and/or hot marketplace topics, and more. Greater Mankato Growth reserves the right to refuse any submissions.

No extra cost for Greater Mankato Growth Members.

Submit a Post

Guide to Visiting and Living in Greater Mankato

Greater Mankato Growth members receive premium discounts for advertising in the annual Guide to Visiting and Living in Greater Mankato, displayed at Minnesota travel information centers, Greater Mankato high-traffic kiosks, events, hotels, and universities, as well as distributed to visitors and relocating residents. Please contact Jordan Greer at The Free Press to find out more and sign up.

Business Focus

Share your story in a 60 - 90 second video format and put it in front of thousands of followers by signing up for the Business Focus, a campaign available to our members for a nominal fee. Your message will be shared on social media, our website, and eNews, reaching business leaders, employees, and residents of the Greater Mankato area, and beyond.

Topic ideas: company/organization history, the X-factor of your business/your why, important projects, recent accolades, company future, sharing your expertise, and more. Videos will feature your business logo and may include up two business representatives on camera discussing your business and industry, promoting current or upcoming events, and more. Greater Mankato Growth staff will assist in the creation of the video, typically recorded at your business site (15-mile radius from Mankato).

As you receive this benefit at such a nominal cost, Greater Mankato Growth, Inc. reserves the full property ownership of each video. You will receive a Greater Mankato Growth YouTube link to share on your website, social media, etc.

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Member Milestone Celebrations

As a Greater Mankato Growth member, celebrate your business or organization's milestones and achievements with Greater Mankato Cavaliers visits to raise exposure and awareness. Member milestone celebrations are shared on Greater Mankato Growth social media and in Minnesota Valley Business Magazine.

No extra cost for Greater Mankato Growth Members.

Greater Mankato Growth members receive:

  • Certificate and Cavalier visit: 1 & 5 year anniversary
  • Silver ribbon cutting, certificate, and Cavalier visit: 10 & 20 year anniversary
  • Gold ribbon cutting, certificate, and Cavalier visit: 25, 50 & 75 year anniversary
  • Gold ribbon cutting, framed certificate and photo, Cavalier visit, along with Greater Mankato Ambassadors, Greater Mankato Growth staff, Board of Directors, and Mayor (invited)

Greater Mankato Cavaliers are a commitee of Greater Mankato Growth volunteers that bring value to membership by providing activities that encourage member involvement, celebrations, networking, and retention. They make visits to new and existing members to extend a welcome or celebrate achievements and milestone anniversaries.

Request a new member or member milestone celebration visit with our Cavaliers by emailing Jaci Sprague or calling 507.385.6643. Please plan a minimum of two weeks prior to your requested date.

 

 Member Events & Programs 

These events and programs are perfect opportunities to market your business to an audience that is comprised of fellow businesses and their professionals. The opportunity to purchase these sponsorships are open to Greater Mankato Growth members at Engaged or higher level, unless otherwise noted. There is a wide range of opportunities, from hosting a single event to being the presenting sponsors for an annual program, designed to fit the needs of all types and sizes of businesses.

 

Business After Hours

Business After Hours, a series of monthly events, is a great opportunity for our members and their employees to connect and visit with one another in an informal atmosphere. These events are hosted by a different member business each month. BAH takes plece every first Tuesday of the month (dates shifted to second Tuesday if event falls on or near a major holiday). Projected attendance: 110. Registration for Business After Hours sponsorships closes at midnight on November 1, 2022.

Presenting Sponsorship: $3,500

  • Logo prominently recognized on all digial and printed promotional materials
  • Logo on a welcome sign at all events
  • Opportunity to speak at each event
  • Month of choice to host Business After Hours

Monthly BAH Host: $1,000

Monthly hosts provide hors d'oeuvres and refreshments, as well as entertainment, if desired.

  • Business name on all digital and printed promotional materials
  • Social media and eNews promotion and coverage of the event
  • Attendee names provided after the event
  • Opportunity to speak at the event
  • Single-use mailing list provided to help advertise your event

To take advantage of sponsorship opportunities for Business After Hours, please email Liz Sharp or call 507.385.6641.

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Greater Mankato Young Professionals

Greater Mankato Young Professionals (YP) provides networking opportunities to professionals age 21 - 40 through a series of social, professional development, and community engagement events. Sponsoring Young Professionals puts your business in front of more than 160 emerging community leaders, as well as thousands of individuals interested in developing, retaining, and connecting talent in our community. This is a year-round program, offering two sessions a month.

Program Sponsorship: $1,500

  • Logo prominently recognized on all YP digital and printed promotional materials
  • Logo in at least two editions of GMG eNews
  • Recognition at each event and YP Annual Meeting
  • Opportunity to speak at or host a YP event
  • Photos provided following the event

Event Sponsorship: $400/event or equivalent value in food, beverages, or space for approximately 50 to 70 people

  • Logo on event registration page
  • Recognition and opportunity for remarks at the event
  • Opportunity to provide promotional items or offers
  • Recognition at YP Annual Meeting
  • Photos provided following the event

YP Annual Meeting Sponsorship: $600/event or equivalent value in food, beverages, or space for approximately 70 to 100 people

  • Logo on event registration page
  • Recognition and opportunity for remarks at the event
  • Opportunity to provide promotional items or offers
  • Photos provided following the event
  • Four complimentary tickets to the event (must be between ages of 21 and 40)

Holiday Party Sponsorship: $600/event or equivalent value in food, beverages, or space for approximately 70 to 100 people

  • Logo on event registration page
  • Recognition and opportunity for remarks at the event
  • Opportunity to provide promotional items or offers
  • Recognition at YP Annual Meeting
  • Photos provided following the event
  • Four complimentary tickets to the event (must be between the ages of 21 and 40)

New Member Social Sponsorship: $300/event or equivalent value in food, beverages, or space for approximately 30 to 50 people

  • Logo on event registration page
  • Recognition and opportunity for remarks at the event
  • Opportunity to provide promotional items or offers
  • Recognition at YP Annual Meeting
  • Photos provided following the event

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Greater Mankato Leadership Institute

Put your business in front of our area's current and emerging leaders by sponsoring Greater Mankato Leadership Institute, offering a comprehensive leadership training with a personal, professional, and community focus for nearly 40 years. The program runs from Septemeber to May each year.

Program Sponsorship: $1,500

  • Logo prominently recognized on Leadership Institute web page
  • Logo recognized on materials and signage used at every session
  • Logo recognized in GMG eNews and email communication with class members
  • Opportunity for remarks at opening session
  • Opportunity for remarks at the graduation event in May
  • Opportunity to host a session at your business (space-permitting)

To take advantage of Greater Mankato Leadership Institute sponsorship opportunities, please email Shannon Gullickson or call 507.385.6656.

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Greater Mankato Growth, Inc. Annual Meeting

The Annual Meeting brings together the business community as Greater Mankato Growth, Inc. shares the previous year's accomplishments and celebrates the vision for the future. At this event, Greater Mankato Growth, Visit Mankato, City Center Partnership, and GreenSeam recognize individuals and organizations who have demonstrated exceptional leadership through service and contributed to the betterment of our community. The Annual Meeting will be held on Tuesday, March 7, 2023 with a projected attendance of 400+, including area business leaders, dignitaries, and Greater Mankato Growth, Inc. boards of directors.

Presenting Sponsorship: $3,000

  • Logo prominently recognized on all digital and printed promotional materials
  • Logo on event signage
  • One complimentary table of 8 with premier placement
  • 30-second video during event program

Lunch Sponsorship - $1,500

  • Logo on digital and printed promotional materials
  • One complimentary table of 8 with premier placement
  • 30-second video during event program

Event Sponsorship: $750

  • Business name on promotional materials
  • One complimentary table of 8

To take advantage of Annual Meeting sponsorship opportunities, please email Liz Sharp or call 507.385.6641.

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Greater Mankato on the Green

Greater Mankato on the Green is an annual tournament that provides a first-class opportunity for interaction with more than 200 member businesses while enjoying 18 holes of golf. The event will be held on Monday, July 10, 2023 at the Mankato Golf Club.

Presenting Sponsorship: $5,000 for 2 years or $2,500 for 1 year

  • Logo prominently recognized on all digital and printed promotional materials
  • Opportunity to set up a promotional activity on putting green
  • One golf foursome

Flag Sponsorship: $1,750 (2-year sponsorship at $1,750/year)

  • Logo on flags at each hole
  • One golf foursome

Golf Cart Sponsorship: $1,750

  • Logo on 75 golf carts used in the tournament
  • Logo on select promotional materials
  • One golf foursome
  • One hole sponsorship

Signature Gift Sponsorship: $1,500

  • Logo or name on signature gift
  • Opportunity to greet golfers
  • One golfer in the tournament

Beverage Cart Sponsorship: $1,500

  • Logo on beverage cart
  • Logo on select promotional materials
  • Opportunity to provide your own beverage cart
  • One golf foursome

Gong Challenge Sponsorship: $750

  • Logo on select promotional materials
  • Logo on the course
  • Opportunity to announce contest winner
  • Photo opportunity with contest winner

Registration Sponsorship: $500

  • Logo on signage in registration area
  • Business name on select promotional materials
  • Opportunity to set up banner in registration area, greet golfers, and hand out gift bags

Hole Sponsorship: $375

  • Logo at designated hole
  • Business name on select promotional materials
  • Opportunity to offer an activity on the course

To take advantage of Greater Mankato on the Green sponsorship opportunities, please email Liz Sharp or call 507.385.6641.

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Greater Mankato Business Awards & Hall of Fame

Greater Mankato Business Awards & Hall of Fame is a premier business awards event and will be held on Tuesday, November 7, 2023 from 5:30 to 8:30 pm. This event is a time when Greater Mankato Growth, Visit Mankato, City Center Partnership, and GreenSeam honor outstanding businesses, professionals, and organizations within the Greater Mankato community. Event sponsors support the growth of area businesses and receive exposure to more than 400 attendees and thousands more via extensive pre and post event promotion.

Presenting Sponsorship: $3,000/member or $4,000/non-member

  • Logo prominently recognized on all digital and printed promotional materials
  • Recognition as presenting sponsor
  • Two complimentary tables of 8 with premier placement
  • 30-second video during the event program

 Dinner Sponsorship: $2,000/member or $3,000/non-member

  • Logo or business name on select digital and printed promotional materials
  • Recognition as dinner sponsor
  • One complimentary table of 8 with premier placement
  • 30-second video

Event Sponsorship: $1,500/members or $2,000/non-members

  • Logo or business name on select digital and printed promotional materials
  • One complimentary table of 8 with premier placement
  • 30-second video during the event program

Video Sponsorship: $3,000 in-kind value for video production

  • Logo or business name on select digital and printed promotional materials
  • Recognition as video sponsor
  • One complimentary table of 8 with premier placement

Table Sponsorship: $850/members or $950/non-members

  • Business name on event web page, program, and presentation at the event
  • One table of 8

To take advantage of Business Awards & Hall of Fame sponsorship opportunities, please email Liz Sharp or call 507.385.6641.

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Advocacy Forum Series

The Advocacy Forum Series brings together compelling speakers and business leaders for a discussion on timely and relevant political and policy issues over breakfast or lunch. Sponsoring these events puts your business in front of regional business leaders and elected officials. Projected attendance is 40 - 60 per forum.

2023 Schedule: two legislative forums (January & June), one forum with state/regional expert(s), GreenSeam Rural Forum Legislative Panel (December)

Series Sponsorship: $2,500

  • Logo prominently recognized on all digital and printed promotional materials
  • Two complimentary tickets to each forum

Food/Beverage Sponsorship: $250/event or equivalent in food and/or beverages for 40-60 people

  • Logo on promotional materials
  • One complimentary ticket to the sponsored forum

To take advantage of Advocacy Forum Series sponsorship opportunities, please email Andy Wilke or call 507.385.6649.

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What's Brewing?

What's Brewing? is a relaxed, interactive event series that brings together people who are kind of a big deal to discuss topics that impact our daily lives. Special guests include local government officials, industry experts, and other movers and shakers throughout the region. You won't want to miss the change to grab a brew (locally brewed beer in the evenings and favorite caffeinated beverages in the morning and join us for these events. Topics may include What's Brewing in Our Schools, What's Brewing in Our Cities, or What's Brewing in Healthcare. Projected attendance: 100 per event.

Series Sponsorship: $1,000

  • Logo on digital and printed promotional materials
  • Opportunity to plan, host, and develop individual events

Food/Beverage Sponsorship: $250/event or equivalent in food and/or beverages for 100 people

  • Logo on promotional materials

To take advantage of What's Brewing? Series sponsorship opportunities, please email Andy Wilke or call 507.385.6649.

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Professional Development Series

Professional Development Series typically consists of three to four workshops focusing on topics necessary to build upon one's leadership skills as they boost their career to a new level.

Program Sponsorship: $2,000

  • Logo on all digital and printed promotional materials
  • Logo on event signage
  • Recognition at every event
  • Opportunity for remarks at each session
  • Up to three registrations for the series

Host Sponsorship: $400 or equivalent in food, beverages, or space for a minimum of 20 people

  • Logo on all digital and printed promotional materials
  • Logo on event signage
  • Recognition at every event

To take advantage of Professional Development Series sponsorship opportunities, please email Crystal Olson or call 507.387.

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Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Collaborative

The Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Collaborative supports area leaders in developing the skills, mindsets, and networks needed to drive inclusive change for greater equity within their organizations.

Presenting Sponsorship: $5,000

  • Logo prominently recognized on all digital and printed promotional materials
  • Recognition as presenting sponsor or presented by
  • Opportunity to welcome participants and set up booth at opening and closing sessions
  • Three complimentary DEI registrations

 Small Business Scholarship Sponsorship: $4,000*

  • Logo on all digital and printed promotional materials
  • Recognition as small business scholarship sponsor
  • One complimentary DEI registration

* supports 50% scholarships for up to 10 small businesses

Supporting Sponsorship: $2,000

  • Logo on all digital and printed promotional materials
  • Recognition as supporting sponsor
  • One complimentary DEI registration

Hospitality and Facility Sponsorship: in-kind

  • Logo on all digital and printed promotional materials
  • Recognition as hospitality and facility sponsor
  • Provides a meeting space, parking, and morning refreshments for all sessions, as well as lunch for the final session for 25 people
  • 50% off one DEI registration

Video Production Sponsorship: in-kind

  • Logo on all digital and printed promotional materials
  • Recognition as video production sponsor
  • Provides promotional videos and other footage (interview with co-chairs, footage during events, overview of the program)
  • 50% off one DEI registration

To take advantage of DEI Collaborative sponsorship opportunities, please email Shannon Gullickson or call 507.385.6656.

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 Community Events & Programs

These events and programs are open to the public to attend and participate. There is a wide range of opportunities, designed to fit the needs of all types and sizes of businesses.

Songs on the Lawn

Put your business in front of a diverse audience at this family-friendly music series featuring local food and live music. Engage with over 700 attendees every week in the City Center, including business professionals, families, and area residents.

Presenting Sponsorship: $3,000 (2-year commitment)

  • Logo prominently recognized on all digital and printed promotional materials
  • Banners displayed at each event
  • Opportunity to set up booth at each event
  • Opportunity to showcase corporate vehicle or trailer at each event

Event Sponsorship: $1,000/members or $1,500/non-members

  • Logo on digital and printed promotional materials
  • Banners displayed at each event
  • Opportunity to set up booth at each event

Supporting Sponsorship: $550/members or $800/non-members

  • Logo or name on prootional materials
  • Banners displayed at each event
  • Opportunity to set up booth at each event

Food Vendor: $500 (member-exclusive)

  • Business logo/name on promotional materials
  • Recognition at each event
  • Opportunity to sell food at each event

General Booth: $350/members or $500/non-members

  • One booth at each event (no food distribution)

To take advantage of Songs on the Lawn sponsorship opportunities, email Liz Sharp or call 507.385.6641.

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Alive After 5

Put your business in front of thousands of attendees at this family-friendly social gathering featuring bold music selections and local food. Alive After 5 attracts business professionals, families, and area residents to the City Center on a weekly basis every August.

Presenting Sponsorship: $4,000/member or $4,500/non-member

  • Logo prominently recognized on all digital and printed promotional materials
  • Banners displayed at each event
  • Recognition at each event
  • Opportunity to set up booth at each event

Event Sponsorship: $1,000/members or $1,500/non-members

  • Logo on digital and printed promotional materials
  • Recognition at each event
  • Opportunity to set up booth and banner at each event

Supporting Sponsorship: $550/members or $800/non-members

  • Logo or name on promotional materials
  • Recognition at each event
  • Opportunity to set up booth and banner at each event

Food Vendor: $500 (member-exclusive)

  • Opportunity to sell food at each event (food and/or beverage sales must not conflict with other sponsor exclusivity agreements)
  • Business logo/name on marketing materials
  • Recognition at each event

General Booth: $250/members or $400/non-members

  • One business booth at the event
  • Distribution of food items not allowed

To take advantage of Alive After 5 sponorship opportunities, email Liz Sharp or call 507.385.6641.

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CityArt Walking Sculpture Tour

The CityArt Walking Sculpture Tour, a program of the City Center Partnership and Twin Rivers Council for the Arts, provides a year-round professional sculpture exhibit, featuring various styles, types, and sizes of sculptures from a broad range of local, regional, national, and international artists. CityArt obtains sculptures on loan from artists each year, paying them with a stipend with incentives, including the People's Choice Award.

Platinum Sponsorship: $2,500

  • Logo on plaque affixed to sponsor pedestal
  • Bold listing of business name in brochure (more than 7,500 copies)
  • Logo on all digital and printed promotional materials
  • 8.5 x 11" framed image of your sponsored sculpture with promotional display holding CityArt brochures
  • One social media post with business logo and quote linking to social media platform, interview in front of sponsored sculpture, one Artist Spotlight and one Sculpture Spotlight social media interactions
  • Sponsor mention on CityArt Audio Tour

Bronze Sponsorship: $1,250

  • Logo on plaque affixed to co-sponsored sculpture pedestal
  • Listing of business name in brochure (more than 7,500 copies)
  • Business name on digital and printed promotional materials
  • 8.5 x 11" framed image of your sponsored sculpture with promotional display holding CityArt brochures
  • One social media post with business name and link to social media platform, one Artist Spotlight and one Sculpture Spotlight social media interactions
  • Sponsor mention on CityArt Audio Tour

3-Year Sponsorship Committment: 10% discount on selected sponsorship rate

For questions and to sign up for sponsorship, email Crystal Olson or call 507.385.6667.

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Bonus Gift Card Program & Let It Glow, Kato!

The Bonus Gift Card Program provides an incentive for the community to show love and support for our local businesses in City Center Mankato and North Mankato.

Let It Glow, Kato! helps promote City Center Mankato and North Mankato by encouraging businesses to decorate for the holiday season.

To learn more about these City Center Partnership initiatives, email Crystal Olson or call 507.385.6667.

Mankato Marathon

The Mankato Marathon tradition started in 2010 with an amazing 2,200 runners. The ten-year anniversary was celebrated with 4,100 runners and more than 8.000 spectators. The event continues to continue to evolve as a Bold Race, Exceptional Place. In 2021, the runners represented 32 states with 78% residing in Minnesota, 61% women and 39% men, and the average age between 30 and 49 years. The Mankato Marathon, a Visit Mankato event, is held in October (October 20 - 21, 2023).

The Mankato Marathon offers a la carte sponsorship options, Expo booth options, and volunteers opportunities for the weekend.

Sponsor Benefits, Based on Level:

  • Logo on event signage (finish line, Expo, and more)
  • Logo on digital and printed promotional materials
  • 15-second promotion announced repeatedly during the weekend events (copy provided by sponsor)
  • Opportunity for one complimentary booth at the Expo
  • Complimentary entry into any Mankato Marathon event
  • Opportunity to provide items for the runners' green goodie bags

To find out how your business can get involved or to learn more about the Mankato Marathon, email Joy Leafblad or call 507.385.6663.

Celebration of Ag

Celebration of Ag is an annual event that celebrates the success of agriculture and GreenSeam's accomplishments of the year, all while offering a networking opportunity with key ag leaders in an informal atmosphere. Your sponsorship puts your business in front of leaders in the GreenSeam, as well as the general public, and supports GreenSeam's mission to elevate our region as the world-class food and agribusiness epicenter.

Signature Sponsorship: $3,500

  • Co-branded full color can koozie (250 qty)
  • 30-second welcome message on the Jumbotron
  • Individual logo in the presentation
  • Logo on the event web page
  • Premier tent location
  • Logo on social media and gNews whenever possible
  • Social media highlight
  • Signage at the event
  • Premier logo placement in the electronic event program
  • Two complimentary tickets to the event
  • Additional recognition whenever possible
  • Scoreboard extra callout during the game

Food and Beverage Sponsorship: $1,500

  • Signage by entrance to the Dog Pound
  • Signage by the Dog Pound food and beverage area
  • Logo on social media and gNews whenever possible
  • Premier logo placement in the electronic event program
  • Business name on the event web page
  • Two complimentary tickets
  • Group signage at the event
  • Logo on the ISG Field scoreboard screen

Program/Table Sponsorship: $750

  • Logo on social media and gNews whenever possible
  • Premier logo placement in the program
  • Signage on tables in the Dog Pound
  • Name on the event web page
  • Two complimentary tickets
  • Group signage at the event
  • Logo on the ISG Field scoreboard screen

Pathway Sponsorship: $500

  • Logo on the pathway to the Dog Pound
  • Name on the event web page
  • Two complimentary tickets
  • Group signage at the event
  • Logo on the ISG Field scoreboard screen

Kids Activity Sponsorship: $500*

  • Use of two batting cages during the gae
  • Name on the event web page
  • Two complimentary tickets
  • Group signage at the event
  • Logo on the ISG Field scoreboard screen

* Must provide an activity

General Sponsorship: $250

  • Business name on the event web page
  • Two complimentary tickets to the event

Complimentary Booth Setup for GreenSeam Investors:

  • Showcase your business at the event
  • 10' x 10' space in or adjacent to the Dog Pound.

To take advantage of Celebration of Ag sponsorship opportunities, email Michalia Cyphers or call 507.514.6182.

Rural Forum

Rural forum is GreenSeam's premier annual reception and dinner event connecting public leaders and a wide range of attendees from the agricultural sector, such as producers, manufacturers, educators, researchers, and more. Your sponsorship puts your business in front of leaders in the GreenSeam and other attendees and supports GreenSeam's mission to elevate our region as the world-class food and agribusiness epicenter.

Presenting Sponsorship: $5,500

  • Opportunity to introduce keynote speakers
  • Logo prominently displayed in the presentation at the event
  • Logo on event web page
  • Logo in social media and gNews whenever possible
  • Social media highlight
  • Premier logo placement in electornic program
  • 12 complimentary tickets (2 reserved tables)
  • Additional recognition whenever possible
  • Opportunity to set up banners in the registration area

Dinner Sponsorship: $4,000

  • Logo on digital and printed marketing materials
  • Logo on event web page
  • Logo on the menu
  • Callout during program
  • Six event tickets (1 reserved table)
  • Opportunity to set up banners in the registration area

Reception Sponsorship: $4,000*

  • Logo on digital and printed marketing materials
  • Logo on event web page
  • Logo on signage on high top tables, near bars, and on drink tickets
  • 6 event tickets (1 reserved table)
  • Opportunity to set up banners in the registration area

* This sponsorship opportunity covers the cost of appetizers and drink tickets.

Student Sponsorship: $2,000

  • Logo on event web page
  • Logo in presentation, social media, and gNews
  • Logo on event signange
  • Two event tickets

Name Badge & Lanyard Sponsorship: $2,000

  • Logo on name badges and lanyards
  • Logo on evetn web page
  • Logo in presentation, social media, and gNews
  • Logo on event signage
  • Two event tickets

Program Sponsorship: $1,500

  • Logo on event web page
  • Logo in presentation
  • Two event tickets
  • Premier placement in the program

Table Sponsorship: $550

  • Logo on event web page
  • Logo in presentation
  • Two event tickets
  • Premier placement in the program
  • Logo on sponsored table(s)
  • Prominent seating for six attendees

Door Prize Sponsorship: $600*

  • Logo on event web page
  • Logo in presentation
  • Opportunity to draw winners at the event

* Must provide door prize (value $500+)

The Greater Mankato Growth, Inc. Family: Visit Mankato City Center Partnership