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Tuesday, March 8
Minnesota State University, Mankato - Centennial Student Union
Greater Mankato Growth, Inc. brought together the business community to share the accomplishments of the past year and celebrate the vision for the future on Tuesday, March 8, 2022. The event included dinner, a keynote presentation, and an overview of areas of work and impact of our organization in the Greater Mankato area and beyond.
As part of the event, Greater Mankato Growth, Visit Mankato, City Center Partnership, and GreenSeam honored individuals and organizations who have demonstrated outstanding leadership through service and made contributions to the betterment of quality of life, business environment, and economic vitality that help our community thrive. A special thank you was extended to two outgoing board chairs, Charlie Whitaker (Greater Mankato Growth, Inc. Board of Directors) and Brian Sowers (City Center Partnership).
Thank you to all of our sponsors, as well as everyone who attended the event!
Year in Review Video:
Volunteers of the Year:
Greater Mankato Growth: Bruce Gratz, Bethany Lutheran College
Visit Mankato: Mankato Area Radio Club
City Center Partnership: Samantha Boeck, ISG & Jeremy Wiesen, ISG
GreenSeam: Valerie Johnson, Christensen Farms
KEYNOTE SPEAKER: KRISTEN BROWN
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2022 Annual Meeting Presenting Sponsor:
APX Construction Group
Bethany Lutheran College
Bolton & Menk, Inc.
Carlson-Tillisch Eye Clinic
City of Mankato
City of North Mankato
Greater Mankato Rotary
South Central College
United Prairie Bank
Greater Mankato Growth Volunteer of the Year Award Recipients
William C. Rupp, M.D.
JO Guck Bailey
Visit Mankato Volunteer of the Year Award Recipients
Kato Moving & Storage, Mayflower
JO Guck Bailey
Mankato Marathon Volunteers: DeeDra Vosburg, Chris Schull and Chris Dehning
2008North American Fast Pitch Association Planning Committee
City Center Partnership Volunteer of the Year Award Recipients
Ann Vetter, posthumously
GreenSeam Volunteer of the Year Award Recipients