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Honorees Announced for Greater Mankato Business Awards & Hall of Fame

Recipients Honored at November 18 Event

MANKATO Minn. (October 7, 2014) – Each year Greater Mankato Growth, along with Visit Mankato and the City Center Partnership, recognizes outstanding businesses, organizations and professionals at the Greater Mankato Business Awards & Hall of Fame presented by I+S Group. This year’s event will be held on November 18 from 5:30 – 8:30 p.m. at Verizon Wireless Center.

Honorees for 2014 include:

Greater Mankato Growth Awards
Hall of Fame: Minnesota Elevator Inc.
Distinguished Business Award: PresenceMaker, Inc.
Entrepreneurial Business Award: Friesen's Family Bakery & Soup Bar
Brian Fazio Business Education Partnership Award: College of Business - Minnesota State University, Mankato and Taylor Corporation - Innovation Center
Hap Halligan Leadership Award: Barb Embacher
Young Professional of the Year: Kevin Velasquez

Visit Mankato Awards
Bring It Home Award: Bent River Outfitter
Hospitality Award: Justin & Jenna Rinehart, Nicollet Bike Shop

City Center Partnership Awards
Renovation Over $3,000,000: VINE Faith in Action, Adult Community Center – VINE Faith in Action
Renovation: $1,000,000 - $3,000,000: South Front Street Reconstruction – Front Street Property Owners and City of Mankato
New Construction Under $2,000,000: Veterans Memorial Place – Local Veterans Committee, City of Mankato and City of North Mankato
Renovation Under $1,000,000: Office Build Out – Visit Mankato
Downtown Detail: Pub 500 Patio – Pub 500
Façade Improvements: Public Safety Center – City of Mankato
Innovative Interior Remodel: Interior Renovation - Y Barbers / Onatah On Belgrade
CityArt “People’s Choice” Award: To be revealed at event


Tickets to the 2014 Greater Mankato Business Awards & Hall of Fame are available online at greatermankato.com/business-awards-hall-fame

contact: Amy Linde, 507.382.3993, alinde@greatermankato.com



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