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May 25, 2021
Greater Mankato Growth
18th Annual Greater Mankato Songs on the Lawn Returns This June       Mankato, MN, May 25, 2021 – Greater Mankato Growth is excited to announce its 18th annual Songs on the Lawn, a series of free summer get-togethers that showcase our region’s wide variety of local music, entertainment, and food. Presented by Xcel Energy, these weekly events will take place every Thursday in June from 11 am to 1 pm at Civic Center Plaza in Mankato.    ...
May 14, 2021
City Center Partnership
CityArt Walking Sculpture Tour Turns Ten Special exhibition and activities planned to celebrate program’s tenth anniversary (May 14, 2021) MANKATO, Minn.— On Saturday, May 22, thirty-one sculptures— representing over $300,000 of art from renowned artists throughout the country—will be installed as a part of the CityArt Walking Sculpture Tour’s tenth anniversary celebration. The Mankato Area Foundation is the Presenting Sponsor of this year’s...
March 12, 2021
City Center Partnership
MANKATO, MN (March 11, 2021) – The City Center Partnership is bringing back the popular and successful Bonus Gift Card program. The Program originally ran between December 9 and 19, 2020 and resulted in over $25,000 in investments in the local City Center businesses, leveraging $4 for each dollar spent. Due to the Program’s great success for the 33 participating City Center businesses, the City Center Partnership is launching a second round,...
February 08, 2021
Greater Mankato Growth, Inc.
MANKATO, MINN (February 8, 2021) – The public is invited to Greater Mankato, Inc.’s Annual Meeting, with Keynote Speaker Ross Bernstein, best-selling author of nearly 50 books, award-winning peak performance hall of fame business speaker who’s keynoted conferences form Fortune 500 companies on all seven continents and has been featured on CNN, ESPN, Fox News, and “CBS This Morning,” as well as in the Wall Street Journal, New York Times and USA...
February 03, 2021
Greater Mankato Growth
MANKATO, MINN. (February 3, 2021) – Greater Mankato Growth is offering a series of multi-session professional development workshops featuring three highly regarded and energetic speakers. All sessions will be held at the Adams St. Pioneer Bank location in Mankato. Each workshop is priced individually and discounted package pricing for all three workshops is available for $999 until Feb. 15. ($1,247 value) Workshop Series #1:  "It's how you...
January 07, 2021
Greater Mankato Growth, Inc.
MANKATO, MINN. (January 7, 2021) – Greater Mankato Growth is collaborating with Taylor Corporation to host a free webinar on Innovations in Employee Screening with Taylor Corporation, Smell Testing on January 12, 2021 from 1 – 2 p.m. Businesses have already changed their practices to keep customers and employees safe with enhanced cleaning, handwashing, sanitizers and more. Workplaces have also implemented symptom screening and temperature...
January 06, 2021
City Center Partnership
MANKATO, Minn. (January 6, 2021) – The votes are in, and the inaugural Let it Glow, Kato! window display contest People’s Choice winners have been identified. The third-place winner, receiving a $250 cash prize, is Julee’s Jewelry. The second-place winner, receiving a $500 cash prize, is Bellissimo Paint & Coatings. Finally, the People’s Choice first-place business, receiving a $1,000 cash prize, is Bumbelou. In addition to a cash prize,...
January 05, 2021
Visit Mankato
MANKATO, Minn. (January 5, 2021) — On your mark, get set, go! Registration for the 2021 Mankato Marathon presented by Mayo Clinic Health System is opening January 11 with early bird pricing.  Plans for an in-person event are underway, along with a virtual option.  Based on the current MN guidelines, races will open with a reduced number of spaces and will be increased as allowed.  Should the Mankato Marathon have to change the in-person event...
December 09, 2020
City Center Partnership
MANKATO, MN (December 9, 2020) — The City Center Partnership is introducing a new Bonus Gift Card Program in an effort to provide additional relief efforts for City Center businesses. The organization has worked on several fronts throughout the year in response to the pandemic and its effects on the local economy. Their Let It Glow, Kato! window display contest is going through the end of the year in an effort to drive customers new and old to...
November 24, 2020
City Center Partnership
MANKATO, MN (November 24, 2020) — CityArt, a joint initiative of Twin Rivers Council for the Arts and the City Center Partnership, announced the 2020 CityArt Walking Sculpture Tour Awards at the recent Greater Mankato Business Awards and Hall of Fame event held November 12th.  This year’s Best of Show honors go to People’s Choice - Martin Leenhouts’ You; Best in Show Bronze - Kimber Fieberger’s H.D. and Best in Show Other Materials - Ryan and...


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