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Kobaca Mankato, Inc. (GMG) waxa ay u jirtaa in si ula kac ah loo horumariyo xarunta gobolka

Tan waxaa lagu gaaraa kor u qaadista, taageeridda iyo u adeegida sidii kicinta horumarinta dhaqaalaha iyada oo loo marayo kobaca ganacsiga, xajinta iyo soo jiidashada; kobcinta kartida, xajinta iyo soo jiidashada; nolosha gobolka iyo u doodista suuqa. Greater Mankato Growth, Inc. waxa uu ka kooban yahay afar qaybood oo ganacsi;

  • Kobaca Mankato Weyn, ururka rugta ganacsiga iyo horumarinta dhaqaalaha gobolka oo u adeegaya suuqa gobolka
  • Booqo Mankato, ururka maaraynta goobta degaanka
  • Iskaashiga Xarunta Magaalada, ururka horumarinta magaalada hoose
  • GreenSeam, kaas oo ka faa'iideysanaya beeraha si loo dhiso hantida baaxadda leh ee gobolka si loo horumariyo dhaqaalaha Ag.
Della Schmidt
President & CEO, Greater Mankato Growth, Inc.

Della joins Greater Mankato Growth, Inc. with more than three decades of experience leading chamber, economic and workforce development, and regional partnership organizations and initiatives within southern Minnesota and southeast Iowa. Prior to joining GMG, Inc., Della served as the President and CEO of the Greater Burlington Partnership, led the Winona Area Chamber of Commerce, and served as president of the Carlton County Chamber and St. Peter Area Chamber. Della has a track record of fostering collaboration between communities, businesses, local government, and institutions, driving a robust business sector and a healthy economy.

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Andy Wilke
Executive Vice President, Greater Mankato Growth

Andy oversees the chamber of commerce and all advocacy efforts across the entire GMG, Inc. organization. He previously worked with Brookfield Properties for nearly ten years managing shopping centers in Iowa, Georgia, and Minnesota. Andy is also a former small business owner and he previously worked for the Minnesota House of Representatives. He is a graduate of Minnesota State University, Mankato.

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Ashlee White
Booqo Agaasimaha Mankato

Ashlee has more than a decade of public relations and marketing experience, which includes work on travel and tourism campaigns for domestic and international destinations such as Visit Tucson, Israel Ministry of Tourism, Visit Wales, Visit South Walton and Los Cabos Tourism. She has also led comprehensive communications efforts for countless hotels, restaurants, events, and attractions around the globe. She holds a bachelor's degree from Minnesota State University, Mankato in mass communications with a minor in marketing. After graduating, she spent close to a decade working in New York City, before moving back to Mankato in 2019.

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Sam Ziegler
Agaasimaha GreenSeam

Sam Ziegler waxa uu aad u jecel yahay dhammaan waxyaalaha la xidhiidha beeraha. Ka mid noqoshada siinta cuntada, quudinta, shidaalka iyo fiberka qoysaska deegaankayaga ee qoysaska dibedaha ah waa xirfad cajiib ah oo ay tahay qayb. Booskan, Ziegler wuxuu la shaqeeyaa daneeyayaasha muhiimka ah ee dhismaha isbahaysiga iyada oo ay weheliso horumarinta iyo fulinta dadaallada istaraatiijiyadeed ee muhiimka ah kuwaas oo ah qaybaha muhiimka ah si loo xaqiijiyo rabitaanka GreenSeam. Sam waxa uu ku dhawaad toban sano la qaatay Golaha Cilmi-baadhista Soybean-ka ee Minnesota iyo Ururka Beeralayda Soybean ee Minnesota waana lammaane jiilka afraad iyo hawl-wadeenka Beeraha Ziegler, oo ku yaalla agagaarka Good Thunder. Sam wuxuu ku raaxaystaa inuu noqdo aabbe iyo ninkeeda, oo madadaaladana wuxuu jecel yahay inuu ciyaaro kubbadda koleyga, ka laadlaadda harada ama ugaarsiga.

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Joelle Baumann
Maareeyaha Dhacdooyinka Gaarka ah, Booqo Mankato

Joelle waa ka qalin jabiyay Machadka Hogaaminta Mankato. Joelle waxa ay dhigatay Kulliyadda Bethany Lutheran ee magaalada Mankato, halkaas oo ay uga ciyaartay kooxda kubbadda laliska, iyada oo ka qalin jabisay shahaado cilmiga Biology-ga sannadkii 2008. Kadib waxa ay dhigatay Jaamacadda Gobolka Minnesota ee Mankato waxaanay ka qalin jabisay 2012 oo ay ka qaadatay shahaadada Cunnada iyo Nafaqada iyo iyada oo aan qaan-gaar ahayn ee Shirkadaha & Jirdhiska Bulshada. Shaqada ka baxsan waxaad ka heli kartaa iyada oo waqti la raaxaysanaysa gabadheeda, wiilkeeda iyo ninkeeda, la joogista qoyska iyo asxaabta, ciyaarista kubbadda laliska iyo inay dibadda joogto.

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Brittany Bowman
Program & Events Coordinator, Greater Mankato Growth

Brittany primarily works with the Young Professionals program. She grew up in Amery, Wisconsin and graduated from Bethany Lutheran College in 2006 with a degree in Sociology and Health Communiation. She then went to Alexandria Technical College and received her Law Enforcement Degree and Skills Completion Certificate in 2008. Brittany and her family enjoy attending community events and MSU sporting events when they are not busy with children's activities (soccer, football, and baseball). Brittany and her family also like traveling, hiking, boating, kayaking, paddleboarding and having bonfires.

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Holly Callaghan
Iskuduwaha Horumarinta Dhaqaalaha, GreenSeam

Holly waa qof u dhalatay Minnesota, kuna dhalatay kuna kortay agagaarka St. Paul. Waxay ku soo kortay agagaarka kambaska Extension University of Minnesota halkaas oo ay ku kortay inay jeclaato carradayada quruxda badan ee Minnesota. Waxay u guurtay Mankato 2020 ka dib markii ay ka qalinjabisay North Central University oo ay ka qaadatay shahaadada ganacsiga. Ka dib markii uu ka shaqeeyay maaliyadda maxalliga ah iyo horumarinta aqoonta ganacsiyada si kibirka leh ugu yeedha gurigeena, Holly waxa ay noqotay mid aad u xiiseeya dhaqaalaha Mankato ee Weyn - gaar ahaan beeraha. Waqtigeeda firaaqada ah, waxay ku raaxaysataa orodka raadraaca, ku ciyaarista kooxdeeda, iyo inay wakhti la qaadato ninkeeda & shaybaadhka madow.

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Darcy Geli
Finance & Benefits Manager, Greater Mankato Growth, Inc.

Darcy worked for Taylor Corporation for 23 years, beginning her career in the accounting department and served in a variety of leadership roles for the organization, most recently as purchasing manager. Darcy is a graduate of University of Minnesota, Morris, with a degree in Business Management and Economics. Outside of work, Darcy has 1 daughter. She enjoys traveling, and spending times with friends and family.

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Shannon Gullicson
Agaasimaha Barnaamijyada Hogaaminta, Kobaca Mankato Weyn

Shannon waxay mas'uul ka tahay kormeerida Machadka Hoggaaminta Weyn ee Mankato, Guddiga Dhawaaqa Fulinta ee Mankato Weyn iyo Kala-duwanaanshaha Mankato iyo Iskaashiga Sinnaanta. Shannon waxay lahayd in ka badan 30 sano oo waayo-aragnimo hogaamineed ah ururada aan faa'iido doonka ahayn iyo kuwa faa'iido doonka ah waxayna hadda u adeegtaa Guddiga Agaasimayaasha ee Kiwanis Holiday Lights oo waa madaxweynaha Camp Patterson, Inc. Intaa waxaa dheer, iyadu waa Guddoomiyihii hore ee Mankato United Way. Shannon waxay ka qalin jabisay Jaamacadda Gobolka Minnesota, Mankato oo haysata BS xagga Isgaarsiinta Mass iyo ilmo yar oo ku jira Isgaarsiinta Hadalka. Meel ka baxsan goobta shaqada, Shannon waxay ku raaxaysataa golfing, cunto karinta, dubista, madadaalada, safarka, iyo tabaruca.

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Rachel Hermanson
Design & Marketing Coordinator, Visit Mankato

Rachel is a graduate of Bethany Lutheran College and Rasmussen University with degrees in Liberal Arts and Graphic Design. Originally hailing from Albert Lea, Rachel considers Mankato her “second hometown.” In her role with Visit Mankato, she enjoys promoting all of the wonderful amenities that the Greater Mankato area has to offer both visitors and residents. Prior to joining the Visit Mankato team, Rachel worked as a Graphic Designer for Navitor and Corporate Graphics Commercial, and as a Pre-media Specialist at Capstone Publishing. Rachel also has past experience working as a Promotional Products Assistant for Thysse in Oregon, Wisconsin, and as a Member and Communications Manager for the Oregon, Wisconsin Chamber of Commerce. In her spare time, Rachel enjoys hiking, horseback riding, reading, listening to music, and spending time with her family.

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Tyler Kuch
Membership Director

Tyler is a born-and-raised Mankatoan who joined the Greater Mankato Growth after seven years with the Mankato MoonDogs baseball team.  Tyler graduated from Minnesota State University, Mankato in 2013 with a degree in Sport Management and spent time in Massachusetts and Colorado before coming home to Minnesota. Even though he no longer works in sports, Tyler remains passionate about his Minnesota teams (please don’t ask him anything important during a Vikings game). Tyler lives in Mankato with his wife, Jessica, and their two children, Dora and Mickey.

Joy Leafblad
Sports & Special Events Director, Visit Mankato

Joy waxay shahaadada koowaad ee jaamacadda ka qaadatay Jaamacadda Gobolka Minnesota, Mankato ee Waxbarashada Jirka iyo Jaamacadda Baylor oo haysata Masters xagga Waxbarashada Jirka & Horumarinta Fayoqabka. Waxay ku noolayd oo ay ka shaqaynaysay Mankato ilaa 2007. Joy waxay la shaqeysay Mankato Family YMCA iyo Xarunta Fayaqabka ee Gobolka ee Morris, Minnesota, iyada oo diiradda saareysa ka qaybgalka bulshada iyo horumarinta dhacdooyinka iyo barnaamijka. Joy waxay ku raaxaysataa ka shaqaynta bulshada si mutadawacnimo ah iyo inay wakhti la qaadato gabadheeda iyo qoyskeeda.

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Tanner Meredith
Kaaliyaha Suuqgeynta, Growth Mankato Growth, Inc.

Tanner is a recent graduate of Minnesota State University, Mankato with a degree in Marketing. In his role with the chamber, he enjoys getting to meet all of our member businesses and helping promote the economic growth and vitality of our region. Prior to joining the team, Tanner worked as a Communications & Marketing Assistant at Minnesota State University, Mankato in eSports. He also has experience in the IBE Program at the university helping promote his own business. Outside of work, Tanner loves to play pickleball, video games, and trying new places in the area to eat.

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Benjamin Muehlenhardt
Iskuduwaha Suuqgeynta, GreenSeam

Ben’s hometown is Little Falls, Minnesota, but for the last seven years, he has come to love and call the Mankato area home. He completed his Marketing Management degree at South Central College. Ben enjoys amplifying the GreenSeam brand and bringing attention to this region’s extensive agricultural assets. Outside of work, Ben enjoys playing pickleball, cooking, and spending time with his significant other and Kaden, their yellow lab and golden retriever mix.

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@greatermankato.com

Jake Rinehart
Economic Development Specialist, Greater Mankato Growth, REDA

Jake spent 3.5 years at KEYC News Now as a Digital Content Producer before moving to Corporate Graphics International (a division of Taylor Corporation) in October 2023. Jake is originally from St. Peter and graduated from St. Peter High School in 2015. He is a graduate of Minnesota State University, Mankato where he studied marketing and mass media. Outside of work, Jake enjoys fishing, golfing, live music, and soccer.

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Liz Sharp
Director of Business Event & Sales; Director of Office Operations, Greater Mankato Growth, Inc.

Liz has held multiple positions with the organization's predecessors, the Greater Mankato Chamber of Commerce from 1994 - 2007. She is responsible for overseeing the implementation and success of all special events for the organization (Business Before & After Hours; Annual Meeting; Business Showcase; Songs on the Lawn; Greater Mankato on the Green; Business Reception at Vikings Training Camp; Tour of Manufacturing; and the Business Awards & Hall of Fame... to name a few). Liz attended the University of Maryland in Munich, Germany. Liz is also a graduate of the Greater Mankato Leadership Institute and the YWCA's Elizabeth Kearney Women's Leadership. Outside of work, Liz loves spending time with family and friends, gardening and traveling.

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Beth Smith
Administrative Coordinator, Greater Mankato Growth, Inc. ​

Prior to joining Greater Mankato Growth, Inc., Beth worked for over 30 years at various divisions of Taylor Corporation, primarily in Accounts Payable and Purchasing. She graduated from the University of Minnesota, Morris with a degree in English. Beth has lived in Mankato most of her life and is happy to be part of an organization that has such a positive impact on our region. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her husband and children, indulging in her life-long love of reading, and enjoying the beauty of Minnesota’s State Parks.

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Ryan Vesey
Business Development Director, Greater Mankato Growth, REDA​

Ryan joined the Greater Mankato Growth team in February 2020 as an Economic Development Specialist and has now moved to Business Development Director. His role entails working with existing businesses to help resolve challenges they are facing, engaging new and prospective businesses to establish locations in the Greater Mankato area, and liaising with education and workforce development partners. Ryan graduated from Windom Area High School prior to attending the University of Pennsylvania where he graduated with a BA in European History in 2015.

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Ines Wingert
Marketing & Communications Manager, Greater Mankato Growth

Ines has a Master of Arts in Technical Communication from Minnesota State University, Mankato and a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism, Public Relations, and Mass Communications from the University of Zagreb, Croatia. Ines has over a decade of experience developing and executing marketing strategies, managing external and internal communication, brand development, and more. Prior to her joining Greater Mankato Growth, Inc., Ines was a Marketing & Communications Manager at the Children's Museum of Southern Minnesota, where she worked from its infancy to the established organization it is today. She is a graduate of the YMCA Mankato's Elizabeth Kearney's Women's Leadership and Greater Mankato Leadership Institute. Ines is an active volunteer through various organizations, including the COVID Tracking Project at The Atlantic and La Leche League International. Ines also serves on multiple committees at Mankato Area Public Schools. As a native of Croatia, Ines brings a unique perspective to our organization and is excited to apply her international life experiences to the work of Greater Mankato Growth, Inc. and the community as a whole.

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Liz Sharp
Director of Business Event & Sales; Director of Office Operations, Greater Mankato Growth, Inc.

Liz has held multiple positions with the organization's predecessors, the Greater Mankato Chamber of Commerce from 1994 - 2007. She is responsible for overseeing the implementation and success of all special events for the organization (Business Before & After Hours; Annual Meeting; Business Showcase; Songs on the Lawn; Greater Mankato on the Green; Business Reception at Vikings Training Camp; Tour of Manufacturing; and the Business Awards & Hall of Fame... to name a few). Liz attended the University of Maryland in Munich, Germany. Liz is also a graduate of the Greater Mankato Leadership Institute and the YWCA's Elizabeth Kearney Women's Leadership. Outside of work, Liz loves spending time with family and friends, gardening and traveling.

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