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Greater Mankato Growth Elects New Board Members

MANKATO, Minn. (March 26, 2014) – At the Greater Mankato Growth, Inc. 2014 Annual Meeting on March 13, members of Greater Mankato Growth, Inc. (GMG) approved the slate of candidates to fill seats for new terms (3/2014 - 2/2017) on the GMG Board of Directors. The new and returning members of the Greater Mankato Growth board and the sectors they represent include:

Primary Economy:          Stephanie Bottner, General Manager of Pear Tree Greetings/Taylor Corporation                   
                                           Ron Vetter, President & CEO of Vetter Stone Co.

Professional Services:   Gregory Kutcher M.D., President & CEO of Mayo Clinic Health Systems – Mankato        

Retail/Hospitality:            Michael Drummer, President of Drummer Companies                             

At-Large:                           James Santori, Publisher of The Free Press Media

Higher Education:           Dan Bruss, President of Bethany Lutheran College       


On March 16, the GMG board met to elect the Officers and Executive Committee for the 2014 – 2015 year. The existing 2013 Executive Committee in its entirety was elected to serve another term and includes:

Chair:                            Julia Ketcham Corbett, Partner at Blethen, Gage & Krause, PLLP

Past Chair:                   Greg Kutcher, M.D., CEO of Mayo Clinic Health System

Vice Chair:                    Rob Else, Co-President of EI Microcircuits

Secretary/ Treasurer:  Chad Surprenant, I&S Group, Inc.

At-Large Officer:           Tim Tupy, CEO of LIV Aveda Salon & Spa / Mankato Brewery

At-Large Officer:           Todd Loosbrock, President of U.S. Bank

At-Large Officer:           Jim Marzolf, Manager of CliftonLarsonAllen LLP


About Greater Mankato Growth

Greater Mankato Growth (GMG) is committed to advancing business for a stronger community. As the Chamber of Commerce and Economic Development organization serving the regional marketplace, GMG advances business through: existing business support, new business growth, business promotion, talent development, public affairs, community marketing, visitor attraction and servicing and civic engagement. Greater Mankato Growth, Inc. also includes two LLCs: Visit Mankato, which focuses on visitor attraction and servicing, and the City Center Partnership, LLC, which focuses on development in the City Center.    


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