Membership Features & Benefits

Your Membership.Your Choice.

“One size fits all” has never been a term that applies to business. Your business is unique and so are its needs. We encourage you to select the level of membership based on the opportunities and benefits outlined below.

INVESTING

Investors are leaders in supporting current and future initiatives that serve our entire business community. Investing members are mid-size and larger businesses (typically more than 25 employees) that recognize the importance of investing in Greater Mankato Growth programs and services, not only for the direct benefits they receive, but for the positive impact made on the entire marketplace.

ENGAGED

The Engaged membership level, geared towards small businesses (typically 10 – 20 employees) looking to grow, is our most popular membership level that connects your business to thousands of professionals in the Greater Mankato business community. Representatives from your business may serve on any of the Greater Mankato Growth, Inc. boards, join Ambassadors or Cavaliers, or participate in talent development programs. Engaged members also have the opportunity to sponsor GMG events, programs, and initiatives.

BASIC

The Basic membership, ideal for micro and small businesses which are just getting started (typically under 10 employees), grants access to a variety of advertising opportunities, participation in events and programs, and comes with a business directory listing. This membership level is for those looking for more visibility, but with less time for events and involvement. Basic member business representatives will stay in the know through a subscription to Greater Mankato Growth’s weekly eNews.

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Greater Mankato Growth

Membership Features & Benefits

BASIC MEMBER

All membership levels include these features and benefits.

NEW MEMBER WELCOME

  • eNews, social media, and Business After Hours
  • Greater Mankato Cavaliers visit, featured on Facebook, GMG blog, and Minnesota Valley Business Magazine

MEMBER RECOGNITION

  • Opportunity to vote on Board appointments and organizational changes at the Annual Meeting
  • One Greater Mankato Online Business Directory listing, including your logo, business description, and links to your website and social media
  • Opportunity to receive a referral report offering insight into visitor traffic to your member page
  • Referral priority for our members via website, email, phone, or walk-in inquiries
  • Business milestone celebrations with Greater Mankato Ambassadors

STAYING IN THE KNOW

  • Unlimited subscription to weekly eNews for your employees, to keep you informed and connected through our exclusive, member-only communication

NETWORKING OPPORTUNITIES

  • Build connections for any industry or stage in your career: connect with other Greater Mankato Growth members at monthly Business After Hours events, the annual Greater Mankato on the Green tournament, Business Awards & Hall of Fame, Annual Meeting, or many advocacy events held each year
  • Discounted admission to GMG events

MARKETING OPPORTUNITIES

  • Opportunity to share your business news on the Member News page or to contribute to the GMG blog as a guest author at no additional cost
  • Opportunity to purchase member mailing lists, eNews ads, or Facebook Feature

COMPLIMENTARY SUBSCRIPTIONS AND SERVICES

Looking for a member benefit that you’d like to be included but don’t see listed here? Let us know! 

Our most popular level, the Engaged Member package is for businesses seeking further engagement opportunities both in our organization and the community.

 

Annual investment: $795 

 

Includes all Basic Member features and benefits, plus the following:

 

ENGAGED MEMBER RECOGNITION

  • Up to two listings in the Greater Mankato Online Business Directory, including the logo, business description, and links to websites and social media

 

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

  • Opportunity for a leader from your business to serve on any of the Greater Mankato Growth, Inc. boards (Greater Mankato Growth, Visit Mankato, City Center Partnership, GreenSeam)
  • Opportunity for your business representatives to join Greater Mankato Cavaliers, Greater Mankato Ambassadors, or Advocacy Committee

 

SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

  • Opportunity to sponsor member-exclusive networking events, including Business After Hours, Greater Mankato on the Green, and more
  • Opportunity to sponsor community events, such as Songs on the Lawn
  • Opportunity to sponsor programs and initiatives, such as Greater Mankato Leadership Institute, Young Professionals, Executive Sound Board, Advocacy events, and more

 

SHAPING YOUR COMMUNITY

  • Opportunity to participate in the InterCity Leadership Visit (ICLV) as part of the Greater Mankato Leadership Delegation

 

INVESTING IN YOUR EMPLOYEES

  • Opportunity for up to five business representatives to participate in talent development programs, such as Greater Mankato Leadership Institute (additional charges may apply)

Investors of all levels have an opportunity for an unlimited number of business representatives to participate in talent development programs (additional charges may apply).

 

Yearly investment: $1,900
Includes $650 in credits

 

Includes all Basic & Engaged Member features and benefits, plus the following:

 

COPPER INVESTOR RECOGNITION

  • Up to four enhanced listings in the Greater Mankato Online Business Directory, including the logo, business description, and links to websites and social media
  • Copper Investor status on the member window cling and Online Business Directory listings
  • Copper Investor recognition at the GMG Annual Meeting (with purchase of a table)

 

COPPER INVESTOR ANNUAL CREDITS

  • $75 toward marketing opportunities (sponsorships, mailing list, eNews ads, and Facebook Feature)
  • $50 toward participation in professional development opportunities (webinars, workshops, or more)
  • $125 toward an employee’s participation in Greater Mankato Young Professionals
  • $200 toward an employee’s enrollment in the Greater Mankato Leadership Institute
  • $200 toward an executive’s participation in the Greater Mankato Executive Sounding Board

Investors of all levels have an opportunity for an unlimited number of business representatives to participate in talent development programs (additional charges may apply).

 

Annual investment: $3,800
Includes $1,000 in credits

 

Includes all Basic & Engaged Member features and benefits, plus the following:

 

BRONZE INVESTOR RECOGNITION

  • Up to six enhanced listings in the Greater Mankato Online Business Directory, including the logo, business description, and links to websites and social media
  • Bronze Investor status on the member window cling and Online Business Directory listings
  • Bronze Investor recognition at the GMG Annual Meeting (with purchase of a table)

 

BRONZE INVESTOR ANNUAL CREDITS

  • $150 toward marketing opportunities (sponsorships, mailing list, eNews ads, and Facebook Feature)
  • $100 toward participation in professional development opportunities (webinars, workshops, or more)
  • $150 toward an employee’s participation in Greater Mankato Young Professionals
  • $300 toward an employee’s enrollment in the Greater Mankato Leadership Institute
  • $300 toward an executive’s participation in the Greater Mankato Executive Sounding Board

Investors of all levels have an opportunity for an unlimited number of business representatives to participate in talent development programs (additional charges may apply).

 

Annual investment: $7,800
Includes $1,635 in credits

 

Includes all Basic & Engaged Member features and benefits, plus the following:

 

SILVER INVESTOR RECOGNITION

  • Up to eight premium listings in the Greater Mankato Online Business Directory, including the logo, business description, and links to websites and social media
  • Silver Investor status on the member window cling and Online Business Directory listings
  • Silver Investor recognition at the GMG Annual Meeting (with purchase of a table)

 

SILVER INVESTOR ANNUAL CREDITS

  • One complimentary ticket to the Greater Mankato Business Awards & Hall of Fame ($85 value)
  • $375 toward marketing opportunities (sponsorships, mailing list, eNews ads, and Facebook Feature)
  • $200 toward participation in professional development opportunities (webinars, workshops, or more)
  • $175 toward an employee’s participation in Greater Mankato Young Professionals
  • $400 toward an employee’s enrollment in the Greater Mankato Leadership Institute
  • $400 toward an executive’s participation in the Greater Mankato Executive Sounding Board

Investors of all levels have an opportunity for an unlimited number of business representatives to participate in talent development programs (additional charges may apply).

 

Annual investment: $13,000
Includes $2,490 in credits

 

Includes all Basic & Engaged Member features and benefits, plus the following:

 

GOLD INVESTOR RECOGNITION

  • Up to ten premium business listings in the Greater Mankato Online Business Directory, including the logo, business description, and links to websites and social media
  • Gold Investor status on the member window cling and Online Business Directory listings
  • Gold Investor recognition and premium seating at the GMG Annual Meeting (with purchase of a table)

 

GOLD INVESTOR BENEFITS

  • Automatic appointment of one employee to the Greater Mankato Growth Ambassadors or Cavaliers
  • Executive Round Table meetings with GMG Board Chair & President & CEO

 

GOLD INVESTOR ANNUAL CREDITS

  • One complimentary golfer at the Greater Mankato on the Green ($195 value)
  • Two complimentary tickets to the Greater Mankato Business Awards & Hall of Fame ($170 value)
  • $600 toward marketing opportunities (sponsorships, mailing list, eNews ads, and Facebook Feature)
  • $300 toward participation in professional development opportunities (webinars, workshops, or more)
  • $225 toward an employee’s participation in Greater Mankato Young Professionals
  • $500 toward an employee’s enrollment in the Greater Mankato Leadership Institute
  • $500 toward an executive’s participation in the Greater Mankato Executive Sounding Board

Investors of all levels have an opportunity for an unlimited number of business representatives to participate in talent development programs (additional charges may apply).

 

Annual investment: $19,500
Includes $3,530 in credits

 

Includes all Basic & Engaged Member features and benefits, plus the following:

 

GOLD INVESTOR ANNUAL CREDITS

  • Unlimited elite listings in the Greater Mankato Online Business Directory, including the logo, business description, and links to websites and social media
  • Platinum Investor status on the member window cling and Online Business Directory listing
  • Platinum Investor recognition and premium seating at the GMG Annual Meeting (with purchase of a table)

 

PLATINUM INVESTOR BENEFITS

  • Automatic appointment of one employee to the Greater Mankato Growth Ambassadors or Cavaliers
  • Executive Round Table meetings with GMG Board Chair and President & CEO

 

PLATINUM INVESTOR ANNUAL CREDIT

  • Two complimentary golfers at the Greater Mankato on the Green ($390 value)
  • Four complimentary tickets to the Greater Mankato Business Awards & Hall of Fame ($340 value)
  • $875 toward marketing opportunities (sponsorships, mailing list, eNews ads, and Facebook Feature)
  • $400 toward participation in professional development opportunities (webinars, workshops, or more)
  • $325 toward an employee’s participation in Greater Mankato Young Professionals
  • $600 toward an employee’s enrollment in the Greater Mankato Leadership Institute
  • $600 toward an executive’s participation in the Greater Mankato Executive Sounding Board
  • Complimentary annual ad on a category page of the Online Business Directory ($1,000 value)

Investors of all levels have an opportunity for an unlimited number of business representatives to participate in talent development programs (additional charges may apply).

 

Annual investment: $25,000
Includes $5,105 in credits

 

Includes all Basic & Engaged Member features and benefits, plus the following:

 

DIAMOND INVESTOR RECOGNITION

  • Unlimited elite listings in the Greater Mankato Online Business Directory, including the logo, business description, and links to websites and social media
  • Diamond Investor status on the member window cling and Online Business Directory listings
  • Diamond Investor recognition and premium seating at the GMG Annual Meeting (with purchase of a table)

 

DIAMOND INVESTOR BENEFITS

  • Automatic appointment of two employees to Greater Mankato Ambassadors or Cavaliers
  • Executive Round Table meetings with GMG Board Chair and President & CEO
  • Hosting priority for Business After Hours

 

DIAMOND INVESTOR ANNUAL CREDITS

  • Four complimentary golfers at the Greater Mankato on the Green ($780 value)
  • Eight complimentary tickets to the Greater Mankato Business Awards & Hall of Fame ($850 value)
  • $1,150 toward marketing opportunities (sponsorships, mailing list, eNews ads, and Facebook Feature)
  • $500 toward participation in professional development opportunities (webinars, workshops, or more)
  • $425 toward an employee’s participation in Greater Mankato Young Professionals
  • $700 toward an employee’s enrollment in the Greater Mankato Leadership Institute
  • $700 toward an executive’s participation in the Greater Mankato Executive Sounding Board
  • Complimentary annual ad on the main page of the Online Business Directory ($1,500 value)

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