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May 23, 2019
GreenSeam
Contact:          Sam Ziegler, 507.385.6672,sziegler@greenseam.org MANKATO, Minn. (May 23, 2019) —  Mankato Area Public Schools (MAPS) has hired a new ag teacher for the first time in 25 years. Ethan M. Dado will start at the beginning of the 2019-20 Academic Year as the Mankato Agricultural Education Teacher for MAPS. Ethan Dado was hired to ignite an agricultural education program. Mr. Dado is originally from Amery, Wisconsin where he was...
April 22, 2019
City Center Partnership
MANKATO, Minn. (April 22, 2019) — The CityArt Walking Sculpture Tour will welcome 26 new sculptures to the City Centers of Mankato and North Mankato on Saturday, May 11 for its ninth public art installation.  The exhibit will feature stunning works of art created by artists from across North America, including many pieces by Minnesota sculptors.  Artists and volunteers will begin installing the sculptures at 6:00 a.m. that morning.   CityArt is...
April 12, 2019
GreenSeam
  MANKATO, Minn. (April 12, 2019) —  Mankato Area Public Schools (MAPS) is introducing new programming in Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources (AFNR) starting in the fall of 2019. They are interested in finding ways to connect this pathway of learning with our community to develop an authentic experience for students that is sustainable and helps to connect students to career paths in this field.    They invite you to attend a short...
April 12, 2019
City Center Partnership
Mankato, Minn. (April 12, 2019) – The City Center Partnership is excited to commence phase II of INFUSE: Artists on Main Street Mankato, a partnership between the Preservation Alliance of Minnesota and Springboard for the Arts with support from the Bush Foundation. This initiative explores the intersection of arts and culture, downtown revitalization, and historic preservation in eleven Minnesota Main Street communities, beginning with three...
March 28, 2019
City Center Partnership
  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE MANKATO, MINN. (March 28, 2019) – The City Center Partnership, a business unit of Greater Mankato Growth, Inc., announced today that Audra Shaneman has been selected as the City Center Partnership Director. Ms. Shaneman will begin Tuesday, April 23. Audra comes to the position with more than 20 years of professional experience in the nonprofit and government sectors and more than 10 years in the membership industry....
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...

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