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October 29, 2020
City Center Partnership
MANKATO, Minn. (October 29, 2020) - This holiday season, the City Center Partnership is sponsoring the first annual Let It Glow, Kato! Window Display Contest. City Center businesses are encouraged to decorate their windows with festive holiday displays for all to enjoy.   The competition will include People’s Choice for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place with cash prizes ranging from $250 to $1,000 and what is sure to become a coveted traveling trophy....
October 15, 2020
City Center Partnership
MANKATO, Minn. (October 15, 2020) - Plans are underway for the tenth anniversary of the CityArt Walking Sculpture Tour, with installation weekend set for May 21-22, 2021. The Mankato Area Foundation will be the Presenting Sponsor for the upcoming anniversary exhibition. Currently, the CityArt Committee is planning a variety of special community activities during installation weekend to celebrate the Walking Sculpture Tour’s successful history...
October 07, 2020
Greater Mankato Growth, Inc.
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 Xcel Energy and will be held virtually on November 10 from 11:30 am – 1 pm. Greater Mankato Growth, Inc. is proud to announce this year’s 2020 honorees...
August 19, 2020
Greater Mankato Growth
MANKATO, MINN. (August 19, 2020) – Greater Mankato Growth, Inc. (GMG) is excited to announce the Greater Mankato Cohort for the 2020 Minnesota Young American Leaders Program (MYALP).   The Minnesota Young American Leaders Program is an intensive, two-and-a-half-day program at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities convening approximately fifty rising leaders from across business, non-profit and government organizations who are committed to...
August 13, 2020
Visit Mankato
The Mankato Marathon presented by Mayo Clinic Health System has made the difficult decision to move to 100% virtual for all of its races. The decision came after a tremendous amount of due diligence as the event organizers tried to see if any sort of in-person races could still occur this year. In the end the Visit Mankato Board came to the conclusion that in-person races were not going to be feasible in the face of many barriers and as the...
August 12, 2020
MANKATO, Minn. (August 12, 2020) — Garrett Lieffring, a Fellow with Lead for Minnesota will be hosted for two years alongside the GreenSeam staff. He will serve as a Program Manager effective August 10, 2020.  The Fellowship is a two-year service program, supported by ServeMN, the state’s federal AmeriCorps commission. Mr. Lieffring will be serving full-time, advancing the community and business development goals of GreenSeam. He will be working...
July 24, 2020
Greater Mankato Growth, Inc.
Beginning Saturday, July 25th the State of Minnesota will require face coverings to limit the spread of COVID-19 per Executive Order 20-81.  Greater Mankato Growth and the Saint Peter Chamber of Commerce are working in partnership to distribute a one-time supply of masks for businesses in Blue Earth and Nicollet Counties from the Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED).  Businesses within Blue Earth and Nicollet Counties can...
April 20, 2020
Greater Mankato Growth
                  Presented by         MANKATO, MINN (April 20, 2020) - Greater Mankato Growth is proud to announce the 17th annual Songs on the Lawn – the popular summer commencement featuring music, entertainment and local food. Songs on the Lawn is presented by Xcel Energy. Typically, this free community event takes place each Thursday in June from 11 am - 1 pm at Civic Center Plaza. However, this year it is postponed due...
April 20, 2020
City Center Partnership
                  Presented by:                 MANKATO, MINN (April 20, 2020) - The City Center Partnership is pleased to announce another annual music series happening this summer, Alive After 5 presented by Schell’s Brewery. This free music event happening Thursday nights in August from 5 - 7:30 pm at Civic Center Plaza is designed to help City Center employees and the Greater Mankato community enjoy live music outdoors...
March 19, 2020
Greater Mankato Growth, Inc.
contact:   Jessica Beyer, 507.385.6640, jbeyer@greatermankato.com     Bridget Norland, 507.385.6642, bnorland@greatermankato.com  MANKATO, MINN. (March 19, 2020) - Greater Mankato Growth, Inc. (GMG) is committed to our mission of serving businesses and the needs of our community during this challenging time. GMG has been working over the course of the last several days to navigate the challenging and continually evolving COVID-19 situation...


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