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The 2024 Greater Mankato Advocacy Forum Series sponsor:

Greater Mankato Growth se compromete a brindar oportunidades para una interacción significativa entre la comunidad empresarial, los encargados de formular políticas públicas y los principales ejecutivos de empresas.

Nuestros eventos reúnen a oradores convincentes y líderes empresariales para discutir temas políticos, normativos y de liderazgo oportunos y relevantes.

Serie de foros de defensa típicamente consta de dos foros al año (enero y junio), un foro con expertos estatales/regionales y el Panel Legislativo del Foro Rural de GreenSeam (en diciembre).

¿Qué se está gestando? es una serie de eventos relajados e interactivos que reúne a personas importantes para discutir temas que afectan nuestra vida diaria. Entre los invitados especiales se incluyen funcionarios del gobierno local, expertos de la industria y otras personas influyentes en toda la región.


Legislative Session Recap Panel Discussion

Monday, June 24, 2024   |   6 – 8 pm

Join a legislative session recap panel discussion, moderated by Lisa Norton, Eagle Lake Mayor, and John Whitington, Eagle Lake Councilmember. The event will take place at Eagle Lake American Legion Post 617, 100 North 3rd Street, Eagle Lake, MN 56024. Panelists are Senator Nick Frentz, Senator Rich Draheim, Representative Luke Frederick, Representative Bjorn Olson, Shannon Watson, Founder and Executive Director at Majority in the Middle, and Andy Wilke, Executive Vice President at Greater Mankato Growth. Food and beverages will be available for purchase. Questions from the audience are highly encouraged and can be submitted ahead of time via email.

2024 Post-Session Legislative Forum

Tuesday, May 28, 2024   |   3:30 – 5:00 pm

Join Greater Mankato Growth and your fellow colleagues for an overview of the 2024 Minnesota legislative session at LocAle Brewing Company in Mankato. Our panel of local legislators will discuss key takeaways from the 2024 legislative session and how they will impact member businesses and the community. A Q&A session will offer an opportunity to directly engage with the legislators on issues that are most important to you. Registration includes admission, one drink ticket, and pizza.

I-90 Party

Wednesday, May 8, 2024   |   5 – 9 pm

A celebration of Southern Minnesota, the annual I-90 Party, will be held on Wednesday, May 8, at CHS Field (Securian Financial Club), 360 North Broadway Street, St. Paul. To learn more, please reach out to andy wilke, Executive Vice President at Greater Mankato Growth.

Minnesota Chamber of Commerce's 2024 Chamber Day at the Capitol

Thursday, April 11, 2024   |   10 am – 12 pm

Greater Mankato Growth is happy to, once again, join with the Minnesota Chamber of Commerce and dozens of chambers across the state for Chamber Day at the Capitol. Participants will get a chance to hear from influential legislators who write the laws that impact your business. Employer voices are needed at the Capitol now more than ever! If you are interested in participating, reach out to Andy Wilke. Learn more about the event aquí.

Instituto de Liderazgo del Gran Mankato

Effective Advocacy & Civic Engagement Session

Each year, the Greater Mankato Leadership Institute class engages in learning about our local government, Minnesota legislators, and legislative priorities at Greater Mankato Growth, as we advocate for our members and the regional marketplace. On March 13 and 14, the Leadership Institute class connected with local public servants, and took a trip to the State Capitol to better understand its environment and how Minnesota Legislators work while in session. Learn more about Leadership Institute here.

Greater Mankato at the Capitol

Business and community leaders took a trip to the State Capitol at the end of February to advocate for their industry and the Greater Mankato marketplace. Our group had an opportunity to speak directly with several legislators and Lt. Governor Peggy Flanagan and discuss issues that matter the most to Greater Mankato Growth members. Our elected officials have the power to make decisions about critical issues impacting the vitality of your business and our regional marketplace. Strong participation from the community is always absolutely critical to the success of this event.

Neel Kashkari, President of the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis, and one of the nation’s most influential economic policy makers, joined us for a luncheon at Sky One Eleven in February of 2024. President Kashkari shared his thoughts on the current state of our economy and what it means for the greater Mankato region. Time was reserved for Q&A. This luncheon was presented by Gislason & Hunter LLP.

Watch the recording of the Luncheon aquí.

Greater Mankato Growth hosted a preview of the 2024 Minnesota legislative session on Thursday, January 25. The forum featured Senator Rich Draheim, Senator Nick Frentz, Representative Luke Frederick, and Representative Jeff Brand as we discussed the upcoming legislative session and the impact of the “trifecta” on Greater Mankato area businesses. The Greater Mankato Growth Advocacy Forum Series brings together compelling speakers and business leaders to discuss timely and relevant political and policy issues.

Greater Mankato Growth partnered with Shannon Watson of Majority in the Middle for a discussion of bipartisanship in Minnesota in December of 2023. As political polarization has increasingly become a factor in our communities, schools, civic organizations, and businesses, we’re all learning how to navigate divides. Attendees learned about (sometimes surprising) origins of division, as well as actual steps you they can take to bring down the temperature.

Policy Roundtable with the Minnesota Chamber of Commerce

On November 7, Greater Mankato Growth and the Minnesota Chamber of Commerce hosted a conversation about legislative impacts on businesses. The decisions made by Minnesota legislators have a direct impact on businesses. Chambers need input to frame their agenda for the upcoming year. The roundtable presented an opportunity to share perspectives, help establish priorities, and look ahead to the critically-important 2024 elections. This feedback will help GMG and the MN Chamber carry the voice of business at the Capitol and support pro-business policies that help grow the economy, while defending against onerous anti-employer measures.

Hospitality Legislative Panel

A roundtable discussion with Mankato legislators was held on Thursday, October 26, at Sky One Eleven, 111 South Second Street (7th Floor) in Mankato. The discussion, hosted by Hospitality Minnesota and Greater Mankato Growth, focused on recent legislative changes, challenges facing the hospitality industry, and what to expect next year. The event presented a valuable opportunity to gain insights, engage in meaningful dialogue, and understand what the future has in store for this industry. The featured panelists were Senator Rich Draheim (District 20), Representative Luke Frederick (District 18B), and Representative Bjorn Olson (District 22A).

2023 Minnesota Legislative Updates Webinar - Impact on Employers​

In August of 2023, Greater Mankato Growth partnered with Gislason & Hunter LLP to deliver a webinar that dove deep into the 2023 Minnesota legislative updates. The webinar was presented by attorney Brittany King-Asamoa, partner at Gislason & Hunter LLP, with focuses on labor and employment law, and civil litigation. Attendees received information on sick & safe leave, paid family medical leave, pregnancy and nursing accommodations, wage disclosure protection, legalization of cannabis and changes to drug testing, bans of non-competes, and bans of employer-sponsored meetings. Aprende más.

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