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October 01, 2019
Greater Mankato Growth, Inc.
  MANKATO, Minn. (October 1, 2019) – Each year Greater Mankato Growth, Inc., which includes Greater Mankato Growth, Visit Mankato, City Center Partnership and GreenSeam, recognizes outstanding businesses, organizations and professionals at the Greater Mankato Business Awards & Hall of Fame. This year’s event is presented by Mayo Clinic Health System and will be held on November 12 from 5:30 – 8:30 pm at Mankato Civic Center. Greater Mankato...
September 24, 2019
Visit Mankato
MANKATO, MINN. – September 24, 2019 – SnowKato Days is a 10-day winter festival packed with festivities featuring activities for all ages and interests. This new annual event is scheduled for January 17-26 and is a call to action for those who are up for bold, crazy winter fun in January. Current planned activities include a medallion hunt, promotional buttons, daily prizes, learn to curl, ski and ice skate, a snow sculpture contest, sled...
September 20, 2019
Greater Mankato Growth, Inc.
  MANKATO, MINN. – Sept. 20, 2019 – Greater Mankato Growth, Inc. (GMG) is pleased to announce the appointment of Jessica Beyer as president and chief executive officer of the organization, effective Nov. 4. This appointment culminated after a national search commenced in May and was led by community leaders and board members. Beyer has 15 years of leadership, government, community development, sales and communications experience. Most recently...
September 18, 2019
MANKATO, Minn. (September 18, 2019) The Rural Forum is set for December 5, 2019. This year’s forum entitled “Navigating Perspectives” will be held from 4 – 9 pm at the Mankato Civic Center Ballroom at 1 Civic Center Plaza. The premier annual reception and dinner event joins key public leaders with a wide range of attendees – farmers, professionals from ag and business, college students, ag organizations and more – when it comes to rural...
August 26, 2019
Greater Mankato Growth
Featuring specials presenters: IER Trial Attorney, Jasmin Lott – U.S. Department of JusticeAngie & Dan Bastian, and Colette Drager   MANKATO, MINN. (Aug. 26, 2019) – Greater Mankato Growth is partnering with the Minnesota Department of Human Services Resettlement Programs Office in hosting a training forum for employers in the area on Wednesday, September 11th from 7:45 – 10:30 am in Conference Center A at South Central College in North...
August 14, 2019
Greater Mankato Growth
MANKATO, MINN. (August 14, 2019) – Lucy Sanford, a recent graduate of Minnesota State University, Mankato, joined the Greater Mankato Growth team as the Marketing and Communications Coordinator in early August. Miss Sanford earned a bachelor’s degree in Mass Media with a minor in Marketing and a minor in Art. While there, she was involved in the university’s chapter of the Public Relations Student Society of America and became the Social Media...
June 21, 2019
Greater Mankato Growth
MANKATO, MINN. (June 21, 2019) – Greater Mankato Growth launched a new program last week to introduce and onboard new community members, called Greater Mankato Community Navigators. A Community Navigator is a super connector with a robust knowledge of the community. Newcomers can connect with these navigators online and Greater Mankato Growth will assist in matching them with a personal guide. People will be matched with similar interests in...
June 19, 2019
Greater Mankato Growth
                        Presented by Xcel Energy   June 20th Songs on the Lawn will Feature Music from The Federales     MANKATO, MINN. (June 19, 2019) -  The second installment of the summer concert series Greater Mankato Songs on the Lawn, an event of Greater Mankato Growth, was held last week, Thursday, June 13th. The Civic Center Plaza lawn was filled with friends, family and co-workers with their chairs and blankets as The Holly Rocka...
June 04, 2019
Greater Mankato Growth
MANKATO, MINN. (June 4, 2019) – Greater Mankato Growth will host a Public Affairs Forum with our regional legislators recapping the 2019 Legislative Session. This breakfast forum will take place on June 12 at Heritage Hall, on the campus of South Central College. Breakfast will be served at 7:30 am and the program begins at 8:00 am. Greater Mankato Growth’s Public Affairs Forum Series brings together compelling speakers and business leaders to...
May 30, 2019
MANKATO, Minn. (May 30, 2019) — The Omnibus Agriculture, Housing and Rural Development Bill was signed today by Governor Walz. The bill includes $75,000 in support of GreenSeam for the purpose of “assistance to ag related businesses to promote jobs, innovation and development of a synergy.” Agriculture remains the bedrock of rural communities in the GreenSeam. More than 950 agriculture associated businesses – everything from transportation and...


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