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Clone of 2019 Marketing Opportunities

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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Note: Registrations and payments for all marketing opportunities are final.

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

 

 

 

2019 agreements submitted online through November 1, 2018: Members who sign up by this date have the best chance of getting the 2019 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.

 

 

2019 agreements submitted November 2, 2018 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. 

 

Greater Mankato Growth eNews Ads 

Promote your business and special offers in the Member-2-Member section of Greater Mankato Growth eNews, emailed every Tuesday to 2,500+ business representatives. Annual average open rate of our weekly e-newsletter is 48% (that's close to double the industry standard)!

$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: Greater Mankato Growth 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 Greater Mankato Growth member businesses

List of all Representatives - $225

  • One time use of mailing list in spreadsheet form that includes approximately 2,800+ representatives from Greater Mankato Growth 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!)                    
Businesses in the Greater Mankato region are listed in our online business directory. Only Greater Mankato Growth member listings are “clickable” – with a link to your customized business page. Your 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
A banner ad or square ad, each rotating with up to 2 other ads on the main page of the directory

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

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

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 therefore 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

Submit a Guest Blog Post

Have an important message to share with the local business community? Greater Mankato Growth accepts guest blog posts from our members, to be posted at greatermankatoblog.com. Our blog garners approximately 2,300 page views per month. The topics considered might be based on (but not necessarily limited to) critical business information, current events and/or hot marketplace topics. Send us your 500 word post and suggested tags for consideration.
We reserve the right to refuse any post.

Submit your post

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 2019 and distributed to Visitors and Relocating residents. Greater Mankato Growth members receive 10% off advertising in the guide. Please contact Steve Jameson (sjameson@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

HELD MONTHLY (excluding May & October)
5:00 – 7:00 pm (Typically the 1st Tuesday of Month)
VARYING MEMBER BUSINESSES

Business After Hours provides an informal atmosphere for business members and their employees to meet and network with fellow members of the business community. Visit event webpage

PROJECTED ATTENDANCE: 125 per month
AUDIENCE: Members & their employees 

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

  • Logo recognition
    • Annual schedule postcard
    • MN Valley Business Journal (Greater Mankato Growth member events)
    • Online event page with link to website
    • Greater Mankato Growth eNews
  • Opportunity to speak at all 10 events
  • Names of attendees following each event
  • Month of choice to host Business After Hours (except May or October)

Monthly Host  - $550 (11 available per year)

  • Host provides hors d’oeuvres, refreshments and tells attendees about business
  • Name on annual schedule postcard
  • Name in MN Valley Business Greater Mankato Growth 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
  • Names of attendees following each event

 Click to sign up

Business Before Hours

HELD MONTHLY
7:30 – 9:00 am (Typically 3rd Wednesday of Month)
VARYING MEMBER BUSINESSES

Business Before Hours provides an informal atmosphere for business members and their employees to meet and network with fellow members of the business community.Visit event webpage

PROJECTED ATTENDANCE: 120 per month
AUDIENCE: Members & their employees

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

  • Logo recognition:
    • Annual schedule postcard
    • MN Valley Business Journal (Greater Mankato Growth member events)
    • Online event page with link to website
    • Greater Mankato Growth eNews
  • Opportunity to speak at all 12 events
  • Names of attendees following each event
  • Month of choice to host Business Before Hours

Monthly Host  - $450  (11 available per year)

  • Hosting a monthly event (host provides breakfast foods and refreshments and tells attendees about business)
  • Name on annual schedule postcard
  • MN Valley Business Journal (Greater Mankato Growth member events)
  • Name on online event page with your logo and info about your business and event
  • Write-up about your event in eNews
  • Names of attendees following each event

 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 more than 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 - $1,000 (2 available)

  • Logo on materials promoting the program
  • Logo on the header of all email communication with members
  • Logo on all YP event registration pages
  • Logo on signage at each YP event
  • Logo on online program page with a link to your website
  • Logo in at least 2 editions of Greater Mankato Growth 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 a link to your website
  • Live thank you at the 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 35 years. This program runs from September - May each year. Visit program webpage

2019 - 2020 (SEPTEMBER - MAY)

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

  • Logo on materials and signage used in every class
  • Logo on the header of all email communication with class members
  • Logo on online program page with link to your website
  • Logo in 2 editions of Greater Mankato Growth eNews
  • Opportunity to speak at 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 (space permitting)

Session Sponsorship - $350 or provide $350 value in food/beverage/space for 45 (11 available per year)

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

Alumni/New Class Member Social  Sponsorship - $1500 exclusive sponsor or $500 shared sponsorship
(All past program alumni and upcoming class members are invited)

  • Held in August
  • Logo on invite
  • Logo on signage at the event

Click to sign up

Greater Mankato Business Awards & Hall of Fame

NOVEMBER 13
VERIZON CENTER BALLROOM

This is Greater Mankato’s premier business awards event. 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

PROJECTED ATTENDANCE: 450 - 525
AUDIENCE: Members, their employees, clients, friends and family.

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

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

 Event Sponsorship - $1,500 (2 available per year)

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

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

  • Everything included in event sponsorship
  • Special identification as the dinner sponsor

Video Sponsorship - Production of Video (1 available per year) 

  • Logo on video
  • Name on program and AV presentation at the event 
  • 1 table for 8 (premier placement)

Table Sponsorship - $700

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

Click to sign up

Greater Mankato Growth, Inc. Annual Meeting

MARCH 8
MINNESOTA STATE UNIVERSITY, MANKATO

Greater Mankato Growth, Visit Mankato, City Center Partnership and GreenSeam come together with the business community and member businesses to share the accomplishments of the current year and celebrate the vision for the future. Join us as we applaud those businesses, organizations, and individuals who partner with us to be the voice of business, create jobs and help our members and business community thrive. Visit event webpage

PROJECTED ATTENDANCE: 350 - 400
AUDIENCE: 
Area business leaders, dignitaries, Greater Mankato Growth Inc. Boards of Directors

Event Sponsorship - $900 (10 available per year)

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

Click to sign up

Greater Mankato on the Green

JULY 9
MANKATO GOLF CLUB

Our annual golf event is filled with networking and camaraderie as well as lots of fun at a premier tournament. Scramble format with shotgun start at noon includes exciting prizes and challenges offered for all golfers. Visit event webpage

PROJECTED ATTENDANCE: 144 golfers (plus sponsors, volunteers, and staff)
AUDIENCE: Business leaders, their clients and Greater Mankato Growth volunteers

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

  • Logo with “presented by” as part of event title on all materials including:
    • Event invitations
    • MN Valley Business
    • Online event page with a link to your website
    • All signage
  • Name in two editions of Greater Mankato Growth eNews
  • Promotional activity on putting green
  • 2 golf foursomes
  • 4 dinner tickets

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

  • Logo recognition on flags at each hole on the course
  • 1 golf foursome
  • 1 hole sponsorship

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 
  • 1 golf foursome
  • 1 hole sponsorship

19th Hole Sponsorship - $1,500 (1 available per year) 

  • Logo on Signage at Social in Clubhouse
  • Logo on online event page with a link to your website
  • Opportunity to address the golfers during the Social
  • 2 dinner tickets
  • 2 golfers
  • 1 hole sponsorship

Dinner Sponsorship - $1,250 (1 available per year) 

  • Logo on signage at dinner
  • Opportunity to address golfers at dinner
  • 2 golfers
  • 1 hole sponsorship

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

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

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

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

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

  • Logo recognition on flags at each hole on the course
  • 1 golf foursome
  • 1 Hole Sponsorship

Registration Sponsorship - $750 (1 available per year) 

  • Logo on signage in the registration area
  • Opportunity to hang a banner in registration area
  • Opportunity to greet golfers
  • 2 lunch tickets

Target Sponsorship - $750 (1 available per year) 

  • Logo on Target at “Closest to the Target” chipping contest
  • Logo on the check presented to the winner
  • Opportunity to greet golfers on the driving range
  • Opportunity to announce, “Closest to the Target” winner
  • Photo opportunity with the contest winner and Greater Mankato Growth’s President & CEO

Hole Sponsorship - $375 (14 available per year) 

  • Logo on signage at designated hole
  • Opportunity to have an activity on the course
  • Prizes awarded to best-themed tee or green (golfers/sponsors/volunteers will cast their votes throughout the tournament…winners will be announced at the dinner)

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.

Songs on the Lawn

EVERY THURSDAY IN JUNE, 11 AM - 1 PM
CIVIC CENTER PLAZA

Get your business noticed at this family-friendly music series featuring area bands and vendors that draws hundreds to our City Center each Thursday in June. This event provides sponsors the opportunity to engage with a diverse group of individuals in the City Center. Visit event webpage

PROJECTED ATTENDANCE: 700 per week
AUDIENCE: Business leaders, employees, dignitaries and residents of the Greater Mankato area

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

  • 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 Greater Mankato Growth eNews
  • Live thank you at each event
  • Banner hung at each event
  • Booth at each event
  • Opportunity to showcase a corporate vehicle/trailer each week

Event Sponsorship - $1,000 (4 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
  • Live thank you at each event
  • Banner hung at each event
  • Booth at each event

Supporting Sponsorship - $500 (4 available per year)

  • Name on all event materials
  • Live thank you at each event
  • Banner hung at each event
  • Booth at each event

Food Vendor Booth - $400 (9 available per year)

  • Opportunity to sell food at the event
  • Listed on online event page

General Booth - $250 (6 available per year)

  • Opportunity to set up a business booth
  • NO FOOD items can be distributed

Click to sign up

Public Affairs Forum Series

A forum held quarterly 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

PROJECTED ATTENDANCE: 50-70
AUDIENCE: Business leaders, employees, public officials and residents of the Greater Mankato area

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

  • 2 complimentary tickets to each forum
  • Premier placement of logo on promotional materials
  • Logo on online event page with a link to your website
  • Name in at least 4 editions of Greater Mankato Growth eNews   
  • Live thank you at the event

Event Sponsorship - $400 or provide food/beverage/space for a minimum of 50 (4 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 2019
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 (1 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 (5 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

  • Logo on event programs
  • 2 event tickets

Breakout Room Sponsorship - $1,000

  • Logo on signage in breakout room
  • 2 event tickets

Table Sponsorship - $750 (10 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 (7 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

OCTOBER 2019
MANKATO, MN

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 (Greater Mankato Growth members)

  • 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 the Mankato Marathon website 

Gold - $3,000 - $5,999 (Greater Mankato Growth members)

  • 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 the Mankato Marathon website 

Silver - $1,000 - $2,999 (Greater Mankato Growth members)

  • 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 the 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 the Mankato Marathon website

Bronze - $500 - $999 (Greater Mankato Growth members)

  • Company logo included in sponsor page/banner where recognition to sponsors is given including: The Weekend Activities Guide, Mankato Free Press ad, banner at Expo, Start Line and Post Race Area
  • 1 Complimentary entry into any Mankato Marathon event
  • Company link on the Mankato Marathon website

 

Mankato Marathon Weekend Activities Guide

The 2018 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 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
  • Greater Mankato Growth members get 10% off advertising

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

 

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

YEAR ROUND
CITY CENTER MANKATO & NORTH MANKATO

The CityArt Walking Sculpture Tour, a program of the City Center Partnership and Twin Rivers Council for the Arts, 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 2018 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. The deadline for becoming a CityArt sponsor is December 1, 2017. 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

 

Click for more details

Gather in the GreenSeam

ANNUALLY
EACH WEEKEND IN SEPTEMBER – OCTOBER

Gather in the GreenSeam is a celebration of the entire spectrum of people, organizations and businesses that make this area the agribusiness epcienter of our country. Take part in fun themed activities focused around food, harvest and natural resources. Enjoy an array of experiences from farm tours to wine tastings with a bunch of entertainment in between. Ride a combine. Take in a cultural event. Sample locally-crafted wines and brews. Cheer at the local football Harvest Bowl. Visit event webpage

Full Sponsorship - $5,000 

  • Gather in the GreenSeam brought to you by: (name recognition at each event and as overall sponsor)
  • Logo recognition on poster board at Gather in the GreenSeam locations
  • Logo on online event page with a link to your website
  • Logo on Eventbrite tickets
  • Logo on social media frame
  • Social Media mentions/logo
  • Large Thank You banner at Community Events
  • Sponsor signage
  • Presence at events including:
    • Kick-Off Weekend
    • Mankato Marathon
    • River Ramble
    • MSU Harvest Bowl
  • Custom activations based on sponsor’s assets/goals and fit with event

Click for more details

Alive After 5 - An event of the City Center Partnership

THURSDAYS IN AUGUST, 5 PM - 7:30 PM
CIVIC CENTER PLAZA

This free summer concert series offers outdoor music, food, beverages and vendor market 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 annual with its bold music selections. This event provides sponsors the opportunity to engage with a diverse group of individuals in the City Center. Visit event webpage

Presenting Sponsorship 
Non-Greater Mankato Growth Member - $5,500/two years or $3,300/one year
Greater Mankato Growth Member - $5,000/ two years or $3,000/one year

  • Prominent recognition/logo on all marketing materials and event signage as presenting sponsor
  • Nightly recognition from the stage
  • Large banners displayed on stage
  • Mention in all radio and tv ads
  • Booth at each event

Beverage Sponsorship - (Beer and wine sponsorships available)
Non-Greater Mankato Growth Member - $3,300/two years or $2,200/one year
Greater Mankato Growth Member - $3,000/two years or $2,000/one year

  • Logo on all marketing materials and event signage
  • Product sales exclusivity at event
  • Opportunity for tasting
  • Live thank you from the stage

ARTISAN FAIR SPONSOR 
Non-Greater Mankato Growth Member - $2,750/two years or $1,650/one year
Greater Mankato Growth Member - $2,500/two year or $1,500/one year

  • Logo on all marketing materials and event signage
  • Logo on vendor fair signage
  • Inclusion in all radio and tv ads
  • Live thank you from the stage
  • Banner at each event
  • Booth at each event

SUPPORTING SPONSOR - (up to 3 available)
Non-Greater Mankato Growth Member - $1,100
Greater Mankato Growth Member - $1,000

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

FOOD VENDOR 
Non-Greater Mankato Growth members $450
Greater Mankato Growth members $400

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

Click to sign up

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

EARLY OCTOBER
CIVIC CENTER PLAZA

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, 2018. View event webpage.

Event Sponsorship - (1 available)
Non-Greater Mankato Growth members $550
Greater Mankato Growth members $500

  • Logo on Hockey Night eBlast
  • Logo on online event page with a link to the website
  • Name in at least one edition of Greater Mankato Growth’s eNews
  • Live thank you at the event

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