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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. That’s why our membership levels aren’t based on the size or type of your business. Instead, we encourage you to select the level you want based on what you want out of your membership. Below is a brief description of each of the membership levels available to your business. 

Investing Membership
Investing members are those businesses that recognize the importance of investing in GMG programs and services, not only for the direct benefits they receive but for the positive impact made on the entire marketplace. Investors are leaders in supporting current and future initiatives that serve the entire business community. With this option, you can have unlimited Representatives from your business who can stay connected by receiving GMG communications (e.g. weekly eNews, Mailings, MN Valley Business) and may participate in GMG member event, programs and leadership/volunteer positions.  Depending on the level of commitment you want to make, there are five Investing Member levels to select from Diamond, Platinum, Gold, Silver, Bronze and Copper.    

Engaged Membership 
If you want to be engaged in all of the GMG has to offers to connect you with thousands of professionals in the Greater Mankato business community, then you’ll want to be at the Engaged level or higher. Up to 5 Representatives from your business can stay connected by receiving GMG communications (e.g. weekly eNews, Mailings, MN Valley Business) and may participate in GMG member event, programs and leadership/volunteer positions.

Basic Membership  
The Basic membership level is for those who are interested in benefiting from the services offered by GMG to everyone in the Greater Mankato business community, plus specific promotional benefits that come with GMG membership. If you can only invest the minimum amount or have limited time to participate in GMG member events and programs that come with the higher membership levels, the Basic level is for you.

 


Greater Mankato Growth offers many levels of membership so that your business can choose the level that best matches you. See the following pages for more information on our eight membership levels and their enhanced offerings. Ready to join? Sign up today at greatermankato.com/join-today or call us at 507.385.6643. Want to compare levels side-by-side? See the Membership Levels at a Glance chart.

 

EVERY LEVEL OF MEMBERSHIP INCLUDES THESE FEATURES & BENEFITS

  • Welcome announcement in the GMG eNews, social media, MVB magazine, live at two events and a visit to your business — When you first join, your business will be announced in our weekly eNews, on our social media pages, live at two events and in Minnesota Valley Business Magazine following a visit with your business from our volunteer group, the Cavaliers.
  • Online Business Directory listing A customizable listing that includes your logo, a link to your website, social media links and a business description. Listings also feature a GMG member logo and appear above all non-members to bring further visibility to your business.
  • Member plaque and window cling to display at your business
  • Ability to use the GMG member logo on your website and materials
  • Stay connected by receiving GMG communications (eNews, mailings, etc.)
  • Business Referrals — We only recommend our members whether it’s on our website, email requests, phone calls or walk-ins.
  • Online Referral Report indicating when visitors to our website have viewed/accessed your information and offers
  • Ability to post unlimited coupons at no charge on our website (also may appear on visitmankatomn.com
  • Insightful member-exclusive content delivered to your email each month.
  • Complimentary subscription to Minnesota Valley Business Magazine 
  • Access to share your business news on the greatermankato.com website (300,000+ page views per year)
  • Online Quick Reference Guide listing
  • Certificate of Origin — Doing business overseas? As a member, GMG will certify your paperwork at no cost ($100 value per certificate)
  • Access to advertising opportunities in the weekly eNews and on greatermankato.com
  • Access to our member postal mailing list (available for purchase)
  • Discounted rates for GMG events open to the communityincluding the Forum Series and Access to the Greater Mankato Capitol Caravan.
  • 10% discount on advertising & promotions in the Guide to Visiting and Living in Greater Mankato and the Mankato Marathon Activity Guide (publications and programs of Visit Mankato)
  • Opportunity to attend Greater Mankato Growth, Inc. Annual Meeting
  • Opportunity to attend Greater Mankato Business Awards & Hall of Fame

Interested in joining and learning more about additional benefits and features of membership? Open the tabs below to compare membership levels, view pricing and choose the level that is best for your business.

BASIC MEMBER

The above-mentioned features and benefits are all included in our Basic Membership. 

Yearly investment: $322 (only $26.83 per month)

Download a printable version of the Basic Membership benefits

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ENGAGED MEMBER

Yearly investment: $747 (only $62.25 per month)

Download a printable version of the Engaged Membership benefits

Includes all the Basic Member features and benefits plus:

  • Up to 2 listings* in the Greater Mankato Online Business Directory with GMG member logo next to them and your logo on your customized business page 
  • Ability to sponsor GMG member connecting events, including Business Before Hours, Business After Hours and Greater Mankato on the Green Golf Tournament
  • Ability to sponsor or have a booth at GMG events open to the general public, including Greater Mankato Songs on the Lawn and Prime Your Business
  • Ability to sponsor GMG programs, including the Greater Mankato Leadership Institute and Greater Mankato Young Professionals
  • Eligibility to have a leader from your business serve on the GMG Board of Directors
  • Eligible to participate in the InterCity Leadership Visit (ICLV) as part of the Greater Mankato Leadership Delegation
  • Representatives are eligible to serve as GMG volunteers (Ambassadors, Cavaliers, committees, etc.)
  • Up to 5 Representatives from your business can: 
    • stay connected by receiving GMG communications (eNews, mailings, etc.)
    • participate in GMG member events and programs (Business Before and After Hours, Golf Tournament, etc.)
    • participate in GMG’s talent development programs- Greater Mankato Leadership Institute and Greater Mankato Young Professionals (additional charges apply)

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Benefits in the shaded area represent enhanced or added features compared to the previous level of membership.
* For businesses with the same name/owner — additional listings can be used for different locations or agents.

COPPER INVESTOR

(previously the Premier Member level)

Yearly investment: $1,736 (only $144.67 per month) | Includes $350 in credits

Download a printable version of the Copper Investor Benefits

Includes all the Basic Member features and benefits plus:

  • Ability to sponsor GMG member connecting events, including Business Before Hours, Business After Hours and Greater Mankato on the Green Golf Tournament
  • Ability to sponsor or have a booth at GMG events open to the general public, including Greater Mankato Songs on the Lawn and Prime Your Business 
  • Ability to sponsor GMG programs, including the Greater Mankato Leadership Institute and Greater Mankato Young Professionals
  • Eligibility to have a leader from your business serve on the GMG Board of Directors
  • Eligible to participate in the InterCity Leadership Visit (ICLV) as part of the Greater Mankato Leadership Delegation
  • Representatives are eligible to serve as GMG volunteers (Ambassadors, Cavaliers, committees, etc.)

The following benefits and features are either NEW or ENHANCED and not available in the previous level of membership:

  • Up to 4 Enhanced listings* in the Greater Mankato Online Business Directory with GMG member logo next to them and your logo on your customized business page
  • “Copper Investor” symbol on your GMG member plaque, window cling and listings in the Greater Mankato Online Business Directory and many other places
  • Unlimited Representatives from your business can: 
    • stay connected by receiving GMG communications (eNews, mailings, etc.)
    • participate in GMG member events and programs (Business Before and After Hours, Golf Tournament, etc.)
    • participate in GMG’s talent development programs- Greater Mankato Leadership Institute and Greater Mankato Young Professionals (additional charges apply)
  • $175 Annual Credit toward an employee’s enrollment in the Greater Mankato Leadership Institute program
  • $100 Annual Credit toward an employee’s participation in the Greater Mankato Young Professionals program
  • $50 Annual Credit toward marketing opportunities, which includes sponsorships and advertising
  • $25 Annual Credit toward the purchase of a member postal mailing list

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Benefits in the shaded area represent enhanced or added features compared to the previous level of membership.
* For businesses with the same name/owner — additional listings can be used for different locations or agents.

BRONZE INVESTOR

Yearly investment: $3,473 (only $289.42 per month)  |  Includes $550 in credits

Download a printable version of the Bronze Investor benefits

Includes all the Basic Member features and benefits plus:

  • Unlimited Representatives from your business can: 
    • stay connected by receiving GMG communications (eNews, mailings, etc.)
    • participate in GMG member events and programs (Business Before and After Hours, Golf Tournament, etc.)
    • participate in GMG’s talent development programs- Greater Mankato Leadership Institute and Greater Mankato Young Professionals (additional charges apply)
  • Eligibility to have a leader from your business serve on the GMG Board of Directors
  • Eligible to participate in the InterCity Leadership Visit (ICLV) as part of the Greater Mankato Leadership Delegation
  • Representatives are eligible to serve as GMG volunteers (Ambassadors, Cavaliers, committees, etc.)      
  • Ability to sponsor GMG member connecting events, including Business Before Hours, Business After Hours and Greater Mankato on the Green Golf Tournament
  • Ability to sponsor or have a booth at GMG events open to the general public, including Greater Mankato Songs on the Lawn and Prime Your Business
  • Ability to sponsor GMG programs, including the Greater Mankato Leadership Institute and Greater Mankato Young Professionals

The following benefits and features are either NEW or ENHANCED and not available in the previous level of membership:

  • Up to 6 Enhanced Listings* in the Greater Mankato Online Business Directory with GMG member logo next to them and your logo on your customized business page
  • “Bronze Investor” symbol on your GMG member plaque, window cling and listings in the Greater Mankato Online Business Directory and many other places
  • $275 Annual Credit toward an employee’s enrollment in the Greater Mankato Leadership Institute program
  • $125 Annual Credit toward an employee’s participation in the Greater Mankato Young Professionals program
  • $100 Annual Credit toward marketing opportunities, which includes sponsorships and advertising
  • $50 Annual Credit toward the purchase of a member postal mailing list
  • Special recognition at Greater Mankato Growth Annual Meeting

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Benefits in the shaded area represent enhanced or added features compared to the previous level of membership.
* For businesses with the same name/owner — additional listings can be used for different locations or agents.

SILVER INVESTOR

Yearly investment: $6,945  |  Includes $970 in credits 

Download a printable version of the Silver Investor Benefits

Includes all the Basic Member features and benefits plus:

  • Unlimited Representatives from your business can: 
    • stay connected by receiving GMG communications (eNews, mailings, etc.)
    • participate in GMG member events and programs (Business Before and After Hours, Golf Tournament, etc.)
    • participate in GMG’s talent development programs- Greater Mankato Leadership Institute and Greater Mankato Young Professionals (additional charges apply)
  • Eligibility to have a leader from your business serve on the GMG Board of Directors
  • Eligible to participate in the InterCity Leadership Visit (ICLV) as part of the Greater Mankato Leadership Delegation
  • Representatives are eligible to serve as GMG volunteers (Ambassadors, Cavaliers, committees, etc.)
  • Ability to sponsor GMG member connecting events, including Business Before Hours, Business After Hours and Greater Mankato on the Green Golf Tournament
  • Ability to sponsor or have a booth at GMG events open to the general public, including Greater Mankato Songs on the Lawn and Prime Your Business
  • Ability to sponsor GMG programs, including the Greater Mankato Leadership Institute and Greater Mankato Young Professionals
  • Special recognition at Greater Mankato Growth Annual Meeting

The following benefits and features are either NEW or ENHANCED and not available in the previous level of membership:

  • Up to 8 Premium Listings* in the Greater Mankato Online Business Directory with GMG member logo next to them and your logo on your customized business page
  • “Silver Investor” symbol on your GMG member plaque, window cling and listings in the Greater Mankato Online Business Directory and many other places
  • $375 Annual Credit toward an employee’s enrollment in the Greater Mankato Leadership Institute program
  • $150 Annual Credit toward an employee’s participation in the Greater Mankato Young Professionals program
  • $300 Annual Credit toward marketing opportunities, which includes sponsorships and advertising
  • $75 Annual Credit toward the purchase of a member postal mailing list
  • 1 Complimentary Ticket to the Greater Mankato Business Awards & Hall of Fame ($60 value)

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Benefits in the shaded area represent enhanced or added features compared to the previous level of membership.
* For businesses with the same name/owner — additional listings can be used for different locations or agents.

GOLD INVESTOR

Yearly investment: $11,575  |  Includes $1,555 in credits

Download a printable version of the Gold Investor benefits

Includes all the Basic Member features and benefits plus:

  • Unlimited Representatives from your business can: 
    • stay connected by receiving GMG communications (eNews, mailings, etc.)
    • participate in GMG member events and programs (Business Before and After Hours, Golf Tournament, etc.)
    • participate in GMG’s talent development programs- Greater Mankato Leadership Institute and Greater Mankato Young Professionals (additional charges apply)    
  • Eligibility to have a leader from your business serve on the GMG Board of Directors
  • Eligible to participate in the InterCity Leadership Visit (ICLV) as part of the Greater Mankato Leadership Delegation
  • Representatives are eligible to serve as GMG volunteers (Ambassadors, Cavaliers, committees, etc.)
  • Ability to sponsor GMG member connecting events, including Business Before Hours, Business After Hours and Greater Mankato on the Green Golf Tournament
  • Ability to sponsor or have a booth at GMG events open to the general public, including Greater Mankato Songs on the Lawn and Prime Your Business
  • Ability to sponsor GMG programs, including the Greater Mankato Leadership Institute and Greater Mankato Young Professionals

The following benefits and features are either NEW or ENHANCED and not available in the previous level of membership:

  • Up to 10 Premium Listings* in the Greater Mankato Online Business Directory with GMG member logo next to them and your logo on your customized business page
  • “Gold Investor” symbol on your GMG member plaque, window cling and listings in the Greater Mankato Online Business Directory and many other places
  • $475 Annual Credit toward an employee’s enrollment in the Greater Mankato Leadership Institute program
  • $200 Annual Credit toward an employee’s participation in the Greater Mankato Young Professionals program
  • $500 Annual Credit toward marketing opportunities, which includes sponsorships and advertising
  • $100 Annual Credit toward the purchase of a member postal mailing list
  • 2 Complimentary Tickets to the Greater Mankato Business Awards & Hall of Fame ($140 value)
  • 1 Complimentary Golfer at Greater Mankato on the Green ($140 value)
  • Priority Seating and Special Recognition at the Greater Mankato Growth Annual Meeting
  • Automatic Appointment of 1 Employee to the Greater Mankato Growth Cavaliers or Ambassadors
  • Executive Round Table meetings with Board Chair and President & CEO 

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Benefits in the shaded area represent enhanced or added features compared to the previous level of membership.
* For businesses with the same name/owner — additional listings can be used for different locations or agents.

PLATINUM INVESTOR

Yearly investment: $17,363  |  Includes $3,675 in credits 

Download a printable version of the Platinum Investor Benefits

Includes all the Basic Member features and benefits plus:

  • Unlimited Representatives from your business can: 
    • stay connected by receiving GMG communications (eNews, mailings, etc.)
    • participate in GMG member events and programs (Business Before and After Hours, Golf Tournament, etc.)
    • participate in GMG’s talent development programs- Greater Mankato Leadership Institute and Greater Mankato Young Professionals (additional charges apply)
  • Eligibility to have a leader from your business serve on the GMG Board of Directors
  • Executive Round Table meetings with Board Chair and President & CEO
  • Eligible to participate in the InterCity Leadership Visit (ICLV) as part of the Greater Mankato Leadership Delegation
  • Representatives are eligible to serve as GMG volunteers (Ambassadors, Cavaliers, committees, etc.)
  • Automatic Appointment of 1 Employee to the Greater Mankato Growth Cavaliers or Ambassadors
  • Priority Seating and Special Recognition at the Greater Mankato Growth Annual Meeting
  • Ability to sponsor GMG member connecting events, including Business Before Hours, Business After Hours and Greater Mankato on the Green Golf Tournament
  • Ability to sponsor or have a booth at GMG events open to the general public, including Greater Mankato Songs on the Lawn and Prime Your Business
  • Ability to sponsor GMG programs, including the Greater Mankato Leadership Institute and Greater Mankato Young Professionals

The following benefits and features are either NEW or ENHANCED and not available in the previous level of membership:

  • Unlimited Elite Listings* in the Greater Mankato Online Business Directory with GMG member logo next to them and your logo on your customized business page
  • “Platinum Investor” symbol on your GMG member plaque, window cling and listings in the Greater Mankato Online Business Directory and many other places
  • $575 Annual Credit toward an employee’s enrollment in the Greater Mankato Leadership Institute program
  • $300 Annual Credit toward an employee’s participation in the Greater Mankato Young Professionals program
  • $750 Annual Credit toward marketing opportunities, which includes sponsorships and advertising
  • $125 Annual Credit toward the purchase of a member postal mailing list
  • Complimentary Annual Ad on a Category Page of the Greater Mankato Online Business Directory ($1,000 value)
  • 4 Complimentary Tickets to the Greater Mankato Business Awards & Hall of Fame ($280 value)
  • 2 Complimentary Golfers at Greater Mankato on the Green ($280 value)
  • Complimentary Booth at Prime Your Business ($365 value)

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Benefits in the shaded area represent enhanced or added features compared to the previous level of membership.
* For businesses with the same name/owner — additional listings can be used for different locations or agents.

 

DIAMOND INVESTOR

Yearly investment: $23,150  |  Includes $5,330 in credits

Download a printable version of the Diamond Investor benefits

Includes all the Basic Member features and benefits plus:

  • Unlimited Representatives from your business can: 
    • stay connected by receiving GMG communications (eNews, mailings, etc.)
    • participate in GMG member events and programs (Business Before and After Hours, Golf Tournament, etc.)
    • participate in GMG’s talent development programs- Greater Mankato Leadership Institute and Greater Mankato Young Professionals (additional charges apply) 
  • Eligibility to have a leader from your business serve on the GMG Board of Directors
  • Executive Round Table meetings with Board Chair and President & CEO
  • Eligible to participate in the InterCity Leadership Visit (ICLV) as part of the Greater Mankato Leadership Delegation
  • Representatives are eligible to serve as GMG volunteers (Ambassadors, Cavaliers, committees, etc.)
  • Automatic Appointment of 1 Employee to the Greater Mankato Growth Cavaliers or Ambassadors
  • Priority Seating and Special Recognition at the Greater Mankato Growth Annual Meeting
  • Ability to sponsor GMG member connecting events, including Business Before Hours, Business After Hours and Greater Mankato on the Green Golf Tournament
  • Ability to sponsor or have a booth at GMG events open to the general public, including Greater Mankato Songs on the Lawn and Prime Your Business
  • Ability to sponsor GMG programs, including the Greater Mankato Leadership Institute and Greater Mankato Young Professionals
  • Complimentary Booth at Prime Your Business ($365 value)
  • Unlimited Elite Listings* in the Greater Mankato Online Business Directory with GMG member logo next to them and your logo on your customized business page

The following benefits and features are either NEW or ENHANCED and not available in the previous level of membership:

  •  “Diamond Investor” symbol on your GMG member plaque, window cling and listings in the Greater Mankato Online Business Directory and many other places
  • $675 Annual Credit toward an employee’s enrollment in the Greater Mankato Leadership Institute program
  • $400 Annual Credit toward an employee’s participation in the Greater Mankato Young Professionals program
  • $1,000 Annual Credit toward marketing opportunities, which includes sponsorships and advertising
  • $150 Annual Credit toward the purchase of a member postal mailing list
  • 8 Complimentary Tickets to the Greater Mankato Business Awards & Hall of Fame ($680 value)
  • 4 Complimentary Golfers at Greater Mankato on the Green ($560 value)
  • Complimentary Annual Ad on Main Page of Greater Mankato Online Business Directory ($1,500 value)
  • Hosting Priority for Business Before and After Hours
  • Automatic Appointment of 2 Employees to the Greater Mankato Growth Cavaliers or Ambassadors

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Benefits in the shaded area represent enhanced or added features compared to the previous level of membership.
* For businesses with the same name/owner — additional listings can be used for different locations or agents.

 

 

 

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