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March 25, 2019
Greater Mankato Growth
MANKATO, MINN (March 25, 2019) - Greater Mankato Growth is proud to announce the 16th annual Songs on the Lawn – the popular summer commencement featuring music, entertainment and local food. Songs on the Lawn is presented by Xcel Energy and takes place each Thursday in June from 11 am - 1 pm at Civic Center Plaza, starting June 6, 2019. Parking is available around the city center free of charge.     This year’s musical lineup includes: June...
March 22, 2019
Greater Mankato Growth, Inc.
MANKATO, Minn. (March 22, 2019) – Last Tuesday evening, March 12, the Greater Mankato Growth, Inc. (GMG) Board of Directors appointed new candidates to fill open board seats.   The nominating committee, comprised of five individuals (two board members and three non-board members) were charged with identifying, selecting and advancing a slate of candidates for election by the Greater Mankato Growth membership. This year the committee received...
March 01, 2019
Greater Mankato Growth, Inc.
What: Changes to Greater Mankato Growth, Inc. Annual Meeting When: Tuesday, March 12th Where: Verizon Center, 1 Civic Center Plaza, Mankato Why: Format and Start Time Change Due to the continued hospitalization of our President & CEO Jonathan Zierdt, he will be unable to deliver the keynote address as scheduled at the Greater Mankato Growth, Inc. Annual Meeting. However, the meeting will proceed with the program, The Journey…a 15 Year...
February 14, 2019
Greater Mankato Growth, Inc.
        MANKATO, MINN. (February 14, 2019)  -  The public is invited to Greater Mankato Growth, Inc.’s Annual Meeting, the pinnacle event of the year, with Keynote Speaker, Jonathan G. Zierdt, President & CEO. Mr. Zierdt will share about his journey of leadership in our vibrant community, his life lessons, and how he continues to live fully alive. His speech, “The Journey...a 15 Year Retrospective” will appeal to all ages and inspire...
February 07, 2019
Greater Mankato Growth, Inc.
MANKATO, MINN. (February 7, 2019) – Greater Mankato Growth, Inc. (GMG), which includes the four business units — Greater Mankato Growth, Visit Mankato, City Center Partnership and GreenSeam — will host a reception celebrating President & CEO Jonathan Zierdt, considering his announcement of resignation from the organization as of March 15, to begin his next adventure. The public is encouraged to join us in honoring Jonathan for his...
February 07, 2019
Greater Mankato Growth, Inc.
MANKATO, MINN. (February 7, 2019) – Earlier today, the Greater Mankato Growth, Inc. (GMG) Board of Directors approved the appointment of Dr. Robert Hoffman as Interim President & CEO for Greater Mankato Growth, Inc.  Hoffman has agreed to devote the equivalent of 75% of the time required of a full-time position to this transitional effort and will assume all responsibilities of the CEO position. Furthermore, he has agreed to assist in the...
February 05, 2019
Greater Mankato Growth, Inc.
MANKATO, MINN. (February 5, 2019) – Greater Mankato Growth, Inc. (GMG), which includes the four business units — Greater Mankato Growth, Visit Mankato, City Center Partnership and GreenSeam — will host an open house the morning of February 12, 2019 from 7:30 – 9:00 am at 3 Civic Center Plaza, Suite 100. The staff of Greater Mankato Growth, Inc. (GMG) moved out of their two prior locations at 10 and 12 Civic Center Plaza and into their...
January 22, 2019
Visit Mankato
MANKATO, Minn. (January 22, 2019) — One of Minnesota’s largest adult volleyball tournaments returns to greater Mankato for its fifth straight year. The Mankorah Coed Volleyball Tournament is a two-day event held on February 16-17, 2019 attracting teams of various competition levels throughout Minnesota and surrounding states including Iowa, Wisconsin and Nebraska. Last year, the double-elimination tournament brought together 68 teams and more...
January 08, 2019
Greater Mankato Growth, Inc.
GREATER MANKATO GROWTH, INC. PRESIDENT AND CEO JONATHAN ZIERDT TO STEP DOWNAfter 14 years at the helm, Zierdt will pass the torch   MANKATO (Jan. 8, 2019) – Greater Mankato Growth, Inc. (GMG) President and CEO Jonathan Zierdt today announced that he will step down on March 15 to focus on his health and the pursuit of personal interests.  Zierdt has led the organization he helped develop since its inception in 2007. The GMG board of directors...
January 03, 2019
Greater Mankato Growth
MANKATO, MINN. (January 3, 2019) – Jaci Sprague, the 2018 Greater Mankato Growth Young Professional of the Year, will begin February 1 as the Director of Business & Community Relations for Greater Mankato Growth. While not a new position at Greater Mankato Growth, it is a redesign of the previous Member Relations Director position. Ms. Sprague’s primary responsibility will be to build and maintain positive relationships with Greater Mankato...

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