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Marketing & Communications Assistant Named for Greater Mankato Growth

Mankato, Minn. (September 8, 2014) Richelle Ballenger has been selected as Greater Mankato Growth’s (GMG) new Marketing & Communications Assistant.

Previously, Richelle was a workflow analyst at Carlson Craft, where she was responsible for managing hundreds of customer service inquires and responsiveness in real time. She took that role knowing no one had done the job before her, writing and exceeding expectations. Such design and customer responsive experiences will serve she and GMG well.

Prior to Carlson Craft, Richelle was an active and busy student at the University of North Dakota (UND) majoring in Communications. She was a marketing team member as well as the student director of marketing at Studio One (UND¹s television station). It was there Richelle gained exemplary experience in copy and script writing, ad campaign management, production, creating enewsletters, graphics and even event planning. Awards received while at UND specific to journalism and marketing include: Mark Carlson Community Journalism Scholarship, Thomas Deats Memorial Award for Excellence, James Kertz Communications Scholarship and first place award recipient in the enewsletter category for the North Dakota Professional Communicators College Communication Contest.

“Richelle’s background, practical experiences, award winning work and highly regarded work ethic, initiative and leadership will add to the organization¹s collective strength” said Jonathan Zierdt, president & CEO of Greater Mankato Growth, Inc.

“This position is a great fit for me, it allows me to do what I love everyday” said Ballenger. “I’m excited to be working at supporting the growth and economic vitality of the community.”


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 advances business through: existing business support, new business growth, business promotion, talent development, public affairs, community marketing, visitor attraction and servicing and civic engagement.



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