Mankato, MN, July 12, 2023 - Coldwell Banker Commercial Fisher Group, Southern Minnesota’s leading commercial real estate company, is pleased to announce the appointment of Curt Fisher as the firm's Interim CEO and Dain Fisher as the new Executive Managing Director. Curt and Dain’s appointment...

Going into the 2023 legislative session, expectations were high, and everyone was curious of how the new legislative trifecta would impact the session. That curiosity quickly evaporated as the DFL sprinted out of the gate fast and never let off the gas. This past session will be remembered for decades to come. Not only was there a record surplus of $17.5 billion, but there were also records set for the most legislative days (75), most bills introduced (3,336 in the House and 3,356 in the Senate), committee hearings (reports) early in session. More importantly, there was a (nearly) unwavering collective effort of the House and Senate DFL of sticking together on major legislation.

June 13, 2023 (St. James, MN)—Pioneer Bank is pleased to announce the graduation of Jennifer Mathistad from the Minnesota Bankers Association (MBA) Leadership Development Academy on May 18, 2023. This year, a total of 25 bankers successfully graduated from this year-long program, which provides extensive...

Blog written by Blethen Berens, a Greater Mankato Growth Bronze Investor.Important changes impacting Minnesota employers have passed the MN House and MN Senate and are set to be signed by Governor Walz. A brief overview of what you need to know:Paid Family and Medical LeaveThe final version of Paid Family and Medical Leave legislation has been passed by the Minnesota House of Representatives and the Minnesota Senate, and Governor Walz has indicated he is ready to sign the bill. The final bill provides annual maximum paid benefits of up to 20 weeks in a year for bonding, family care, medical care related to pregnancy, serious health conditions, qualifying exigencies, or safety leave. Benefits will be available to employees beginning January 1, 2026. The program will be funded with a payroll tax of 0.7%, at least one-half of which will be paid by the employer. The bill also contains definitions of family members, eligible conditions/uses, and how employers can opt out by offering at least an equally generous benefit.

Blog written by Web Construction, a Greater Mankato Growth member.Renovating or Building a New Space for Your BusinessRenovating or building a new space for your business can be an exciting endeavor, but it's important to approach it with careful consideration and planning. In this blog, we'll walk you through some of the key factors to consider before embarking on a renovation or new build project for your business.
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