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The 2021 Annual Meeting will be held on March 9, 2021 from 11:00am - 1:00pm.

 

 

Please join Greater Mankato Growth, Inc. as we bring together the business community in a hybrid luncheon event in the Grand Hall at the Mayo Clinic Health System Event Center.  At this year’s Annual Meeting we will share the accomplishments 2020 and celebrate the vision for the future in a hybrid format. This is also a time where we will recognize individuals or organizations who have made outstanding contributions, demonstrated leadership through service and volunteerism and made a contributions to the betterment of quality of life, business environment and economic vitality and help our community thrive. Maximum of 250 in-person guests.

Emergency Executive Order 21-07:  Modified COVID Restrictions effective February 13 at 12:00pm - Annual Meeting capacity has increased to 250 people in-person.

 

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Agenda:

2021 Board of Directors Slate

  • 11:00 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. Registration (Guests attending in-person)
  • 11:15 to 11:35 a.m. Lunch
  • 11:30 a.m. Zoom login (Guests attending virtually)
  • 11:35 to 12:25 p.m. Business Meeting & Honoring Volunteers of the Year
  • 12:25 to 1:00 p.m. Program / Keynote Speaker & Closing

 

Building Upon Our Collective Strengths

Keynote Speaker:  Ross Bernstein

 

With direct ties to Greater Mankato, Bernstein will share examples of inspirational stories and life lessons from the world of sports to provide an engaging presentation that translates a message of resiliency, collaboration, integrity, and accountability to the business world and beyond.  Bernstein is an Inspirational business speaker & author, best-selling author of nearly 50 sports books, is a hall of fame peak performance business speaker who has keynoted 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 Today.

 

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What to know about being in person: Masks worn correctly will be required at all times when not eating or drinking. Tables will hold only 3 attendees due to social distancing guidelines; so a table registration of 6 will actually be 2 tables of 3 people. Those in person can arrive as early as 11:00 a.m. the day of the event.

In person – Najwa’s Catering

·         Meal choice #1 – 8 oz. grilled pork loin with jeweled wild rice and seasonal vegetables

·         Meal choice #2 – Chef’s choice vegetarian meal

·         Any special dietary needs

·         Prefer no meal

What to know about being virtual: Virtual attendees are encouraged to login at 11:40 a.m. for a program over Zoom. Meals for virtual attendees will be picked up by those registered the day of the event (around 11:15 a.m.) from one of the restaurants below.

Virtual – Pick up to go meals

·         Option #1 – Number 4: Coconut Chicken Salad (coconut crusted chicken breast tossed with mixed greens, mandarin oranges, julienne red onions, sliced strawberries, honey Dijon dressing

·         Option #2 – Olives: Schwarma with chips

·         Option #3 – Pub 500: Pineapple Chicken Bowl (Quinoa and brown rice topped with Asian glazed chicken, pineapple, and vegetables)

·         Option #4 – Sadaka’s Deli: Kafta (hamburger patty with parsley and onions), chicken tawouk, rice, vegetables, and hummus

·         Prefer no meal

*Disclaimer: The in-person component of this event is subject to change based on COVID-19 restrictions to ensure the health and safety of our community, volunteers and staff. 

 

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Congratulations to our 2020 Volunteers of the Year!

Greater Mankato Growth - Brett Prescher, Sales Manager, Radio Mankato

Visit Mankato - Kato Moving & Storage, Mayflower

City Center Partnership - Jeni Bobholz, Owner, Circle Inn

GreenSeam - James Marzolf, Pipestone System



2019 Year in Review - Greater Mankato Growth, Inc.Greater Mankato Growth - Community Impact 2020

2020 Annual Meeting Photos

2019 Annual Meeting Photos

2018 Year in Review Video

 

Greater Mankato Growth Volunteer of the Year Award Recipients

2019

Jon Teeslink

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

2019

Beth Rohrich

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

2019

Stacey Straka

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

2019

Nathan Hanel

2018

Gary Koch

2017

Jodie Hermer 

 

 

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