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The 2020 Greater Mankato Growth, Inc. Annual Meeting will be held

Tuesday evening, March 10, 2020

4:30 - 8 pm at Minnesota State University, Mankato - Ballroom

We will celebrate our collective accomplishments from the past year, share our organization’s goals for the future and congratulate our 2019 volunteers of the year!
Volunteers will be announced soon...stay tuned!

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Keynote Speaker:

 

David Beurle

Founder & CEO of Future iQ

David Beurle is a world-renowned strategist, researcher and practitioner. He is CEO of Future iQ, a global foresight research and consulting firm, which he founded in 2003. Beurle helps clients “create future intelligence,” by anticipating the rapidly converging forces affecting their lives and livelihoods. He guides them to proactively define and shape their future with the goal of economic and community resilience and vitality. Clients include countries, regions, cities, tourism destinations, corporations, industries, nonprofits, universities and the U.S. Department of Defense, among others. One of his special interest is the future of regions, which he views as ecosystems for tackling defining issues, such as workforce gaps in supply and demand—a critical area for innovation and prosperity. 

Beurle has developed innovative methodologies, conducted original research and authored numerous papers that advance the field of foresight education and planning. He created The Future Game, a groundbreaking, widely used future simulation tool and pioneered the application of scenario planning to regions and rural industries around the world. He has led over 400 community visioning sessions and lectured at conferences in the U.S. and abroad. An engaging speaker, his strength is making future data relevant to clients’ needs and illuminating the “big picture.” He has designed Think-Tanks with experts, major universities and non-profits and authored benchmark foresight research papers on topics such as The Future of Manufacturing, Cities of the Future, The Future of Food, The Next Industrial Revolution and The Future of Urban Living. His original data research with communities has resulted in a significant growing database on the demand, needs and attitudes for future-based services and thinking. 

A native Australian, Beurle’s interest in the future began in his childhood growing up on his family’s farm. Prior to founding Future iQ, he honed his skills in research and systems-thinking as a Rangeland Scientist in the Outback for the Western Australian Department of Agriculture and for eight years as the Principal Advisor to the Minister of Primary Industries. His U.S. base is in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

This event brings together the business community along with Greater Mankato Growth, Visit Mankato, City Center Partnership and GreenSeam to share the accomplishments of the current year and celebrate the vision for the future. This is also a time where we raise a glass to the companies, organizations and volunteers who partner with us to help our community thrive. 

We recognize individuals or groups who have made outstanding contributions, demonstrated leadership through service and volunteerism and made a contribution to the betterment of quality of life, business environment and economic vitality.

 

Business Meeting

Greater Mankato Growth, Inc. Approved Board Slate - Coming Soon!

2019 Volunteers of the Year

Coming Soon!

 

Greater Mankato Growth Volunteer of the Year Award Recipients

2018

Nancy Zallek

 

    

2017

John Hemstock

2016

David Wittenberg

2015

Nathan Hanel

2014

Yvonne Cariveau

2013

Jesse Schott

2012

Kay Wallerich

2011

Tami Reuter

2010

Joy Kelley

2009

John Daley

2008

Andrew Willaert

2006

William C. Rupp, M.D.

2005

Tami Paulsen

2004

Steve Hill

2003

Paul Wilke

2002

Tim Harder

2001

Dave Ewert

2000

Judy Arzdorf

1999

Fred Lutz

1998

Stephanie Stoffel

1997

JO Guck Bailey

1996

John Todtleben

1995

Don Shoults

1994

Elaine Peterson

 1993

Greg Bednar

 

Visit Mankato Volunteer of the Year Award Recipients

2018

Lori Benike

    

2017

Maureen Waltman

2016

Sandra Oachs

2015

Jay Reasner

2014

Cindra Kamphoff

2013

Joe DeLory

2012

Peg Hayes

2011

JO Guck Bailey

2010 

Mankato Marathon Volunteers: DeeDra Vosburg, Chris Schull and Chris Dehning

2009

Shirley Piepho

2008

North American Fast Pitch Association Planning Committee 

City Center Partnership Volunteer of the Year Award Recipients

2018

Heather Clark

 

    

2017

Randy Zellmer

2016

Betty Ouren

2015

Jim Whitlock

2014

Ann Vetter, posthumously

2013

Maida Farnham

2012

Theresa Carlberg

2011

Tami Paulsen

   

GreenSeam Volunteer of the Year Award Recipients

2018

Gary Koch

2017

Jodie Hermer

 

 

 

2019 Annual Meeting Presenting Sponsors:

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