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B. Norland named new Director of Marketing & Communications for Greater Mankato Growth

Mankato, MN (August 31, 2016) Greater Mankato Growth (GMG) is pleased to announce the selection of Bridget Norland as its new Director of Marketing & Communications.

Since joining GMG at the start of the year, Bridget has immediately added value to our members and business community, our stakeholders, collaborators; as well as initiated new marketing and communications tools, programs and services.  Her degree in graphic design and 10+ years in project management and web design, along with diverse industry experience ranging from Corporate Graphics Commercial, VoyageurWeb and Angie’s Artisan Treats have equipped her with strong insight to business and a balanced, varied set of skills.

“In addition to Bridget’s professional background, her time at GMG has allowed our organization to experience first-hand her communication and design initiative, work ethic, and passion for the collective work of our organization,” said Jonathan G. Zierdt, president & CEO of Greater Mankato Growth, Inc.  “During the competitive interview process, the professional staff of GMG noted key attributes Bridget brings to the position, including innovative brand management coupled with exceptional communication and design, a unique and powerful balance between the creative and analytic mind, extensive project and team management experience, and her ability to bring the best out of others through intuitive and constructive interactions.”

Bridget Norland said, “The vision and culture at GMG are in direct alignment with my goals and passion for this community. It’s very fulfilling to interact with such a diverse and talented staff every day, as well as connect with many business and community leaders on a regular basis. The future of Greater Mankato is bright and I am excited to be a part of it.”

About Greater Mankato Growth

Greater Mankato Growth (GMG) is committed to advancing business for a stronger community. As the Chamber of Commerce and Economic Development organization serving the regional marketplace, GMG exists to intentionally develop the regional center by promoting, supporting and serving as a catalyst for economic development through business growth, retention and attraction, talent growth retention and attraction, regional livability and advocacy of the marketplace. Greater Mankato Growth, Inc. includes two affiliates: Visit Mankato, which focuses on visitor attraction and servicing, and the City Center Partnership, which focuses on development in the City Center.





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