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Greater Mankato Leadership Institute Participants to Spread Holiday Cheer

Mankato, Minn. (December 15, 2015) – For more than 30 years the Greater Mankato Leadership Institute has provided comprehensive leadership training with a personal, professional and community focus. As part of this nine-month program, one session is dedicated entirely to leadership through community service. This year’s community service day is this Wednesday, December 16, with the class learning from area experts in the morning and then engaging in a variety of service projects around the community from 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.

“Community service is an integral part of leadership,” said Trudie Gustafson, Executive Vice President of Greater Mankato Growth, Inc. “While Leadership Institute participants receive the majority of their training in the classroom, there are also experiential opportunities like community service that enable them to hone their leadership skills in real life situations.”   

For this year’s community service day, teams of Leadership Institute participants will volunteer at:

·         Children’s Museum of Southern Minnesota, 224 Lamm Street

·         ECHO Food Shelf,1014 South Front St.

·         Feeding our Communities Partners, 2120 Howard Drive, Suite C

·         Holiday Sharing Tree,Mankato Armory

·         MRCI Thrift Store, 111 Sioux Road

·         Open Door Health Center, 309 Holly Lane

·         Salvation Army - Bell Ringing,Cub Foods West, Hy-Vee Hilltop, Shopko

·         Salvation Army - Gift Baskets, 700 South Riverfront Drive

If you’d like to interview someone about the Leadership Institute’s community service day at one of the above sites, please call Amy Linde at 507.382.3993 in advance, so we can ensure participants are onsite and available to the media.

About the Greater Mankato Leadership Institute
Through presentations, hands-on experiences, assessment tools and tours, the Leadership Institute helps participants turn knowledge into action. The program’s experiential focus allows participants to learn and practice leadership skills, so they can effectively transfer those skills to their professional and personal lives. The program runs September–May, with 10 day-long sessions.  

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 exists to intentionally develop the regional center by promoting, supporting and serving as a catalyst for economic development through business growth, retention and attraction, talent growth retention and attraction, regional livability and advocacy of the marketplace. Greater Mankato Growth, Inc. includes two affiliates: Visit Mankato, which focuses on visitor attraction and servicing, and the City Center Partnership, which focuses on development in the City Center.



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