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The mission of the Greater Mankato Growth Ambassadors is to be the greeting arm of Greater Mankato Growth to promote the community and encourage expansion of established businesses and the development of new businesses in Greater Mankato.

Each month the Ambassadors make visits to businesses in the Greater Mankato region who are new to the area, move to a new location, have a major reinvestment in their property, or are holding a celebration event (ground-breaking, anniversary, etc). If you are a new business and or an existing business who would like to schedule a visit with the Ambassadors please email us or call 507.385.6640.

If you are interested in becoming an Ambassador and work for a Greater Mankato Growth member business at Engaged Level or higher,



Distinguished (Those that have served more than 10 years)

Bruce Gratz
Bethany Lutheran College

Christi Wilking
Mayo Clinic Health System

Claire Patterson
Mankato Clinic

Fred Lutz

JO Guck Bailey
Sign Pro/JGBailey Communications


Jon Teeslink
Snell Motors

 Leah Pockrandt
American Red Cross

 Tami Reuter


2022 Greater Mankato Ambassadors


Alan Cole
University Square Mall & Apartments

Amber Goblirsch
Open Door Health Center

Andy Lundquist

Andy Schreiner

Benjamin Suker
Minnesota Valley Federal Credit Union

Bob Beadell
Community Bank Mankato

Candace Norton
Gislason & Hunter LLP

Carrie Kijenski
True Real Estate
Loyola Catholic School

Dr. Cuong Huynh
Discover Chiropractic

Debbie Ogren
The Integrity Real Estate Group

Devin Krienke
Devin Krienke & Associates LLC

Erik Hagedorn
West Bank

Erin Herding
Kato Moving & Storage - Mayflower

Gail Flohrs
River Hills Hotel

Jacob Jaeger
Jake Schrom
Kitchen, Baths, and More
Jennifer Wanderscheid
Workspace on 3

Jerrel Flanagan

Jess Blais
APX Construction Group

Jessica Watts
Kitchenmaster, Klooster & Begalka CPA's

Jim Hanson
South Central College

Jordan Greer-Friesz

The Free Press

Judy Meyer
Weichert Realtors, Community Group

Kaaren Grabianowski
Minnesota River Builders Association

Karen Toft

True Real Estate

Katie Mons
Junior Achievement North - Greater Mankato Area

Kathy Gerber
BENCO Electric
Lance Jeppson
Pioneer Bank
Laurie Folsom
Lager's Chrysler World
Lee Schuster
Office Space Design

Maribel Torres

Mayo Clinic Health System

Mark Mitzel


Mike Hahn
South Central Minnesota Small Business Development Center hosted by Minnesota State University, Mankato

Dr. Murphy Grotewold
Carlson Tillisch Eye Clinic

Nicole Bardon

Nicole Hinz
MinnStar Bank

Ramon Pinero
Northwestern Mutual
Sadie Haufdahl
Lau Insurance Services

Sam Gett
Consolidated Communications

Shelli Foster

Shawn Boyle
Schwickert's Tecta America
Tabitha Melvin

Tamera Saar
Old National Bank

Tammy Bohlke
Minnesota State
University, Mankato
Victoria Vogel
Hilton Garden Inn






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