Greater Mankato Growth Blog

Watch Now: 1st Congressional District Forum

cd1 forumVoters in Minnesota’s 1st Congressional District will be asked to select a new U.S. Representative this November 6. To help voters cast an informed ballot, Greater Mankato Growth in partnership with the Mankato Free Press, South Central College, KSMQ and KTV held a forum with the candidates running for the seat: Dan Feehan (DFL) and Jim Hagedorn (R).

You can view a recording of the forum below.

Watch Now: District 19A Forum

19a forumVoters in Minnesota District 19A will be asked to select a new state representative this November 6. To help voters cast an informed ballot, Greater Mankato Growth in partnership with KTV, Mankato’s public access television station, held a forum with the candidates running for the seat: Jeff Brand (DFL) and Kim Spears (R).

You can view a recording of the forum below.

On Wednesday, Nov. 7th (8:30 – 10:00 am) the Mankato Chapter of One Million Cups will be celebrating its one year anniversary. This is a free event focused on promoting innovation and entrepreneurship.

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Corporate Housing Now Available for Greater Mankato Businesses

With the Greater Mankato Growth Talent Initiative and many local efforts regarding talent attraction and retention (like moremankato.com), we feel it is critical to share important and helpful information to further mobilize the community around the workforce shortage. Read more for a guest blog post submitted by Rachel Britz of VanTol Properties, LLC.

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Watch Now: Blue Earth County Commissioner Forum

bec forumBlue Earth County voters will be asked to select County Commissioners in Districts 1 & 2 this November 6. To help voters cast an informed ballot, Greater Mankato Growth in partnership with KTV, Mankato’s public access television station, held a forum with the candidates running for County Commissioner in District 1: Colleen Landkamer and Katie Boone and District 2: Vance Stuehrenberg.

You can view a recording of the forum below.

Start the Journey to Excellence: Attend a Special “Baldrige 101” Workshop November 1

The need to improve your organization’s performance has perhaps never been greater: customers expect more, competent workers are scarce, and competition is intensifying in nearly all sectors and industries.  But – with the complexity of organizations – where does one start?  How do you know on which processes to focus?  And how to do you sustain the improvement over time?

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Watch Now: Mankato Mayoral Forum

Mayoral-Forum-Flyer-2.jpgMankato voters will be asked to select a new mayor this November 6. To help voters cast an informed ballot, Greater Mankato Growth in partnership with KTV, Mankato’s public access television station, held a forum with the candidates running for Mayor: Najwa Massad and Bukata Hayes. You can view a recording of the forum below.

To learn more about KTV visit access.ktv.org

Emerging Workforce Study Presentation by Spherion

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Since 1997, Spherion has been tracking the state of the American workforce through our pioneering Emerging Workforce® Study. The latest edition leverages two decades of groundbreaking research to track the changing attitudes and expectations of today’s workers. It uncovers strategies to help companies attract and recruit top talent, engage and retain their best performers, and plan for future talent needs by building leadership bench strength.

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Eying the Political Storm – 2018 Election Preview Breakfast Forum

election 2018Register now for Greater Mankato Growth’s September Public Affairs Breakfast Forum: Eying the Political Storm – 2018 Election Preview. The 2018 election season is just around the corner—do you know which candidates, issues, and trends are most likely to have an impact on your business? We’ll be joined by Todd Rapp and Maureen Shaver, two of Minnesota’s most respected political experts as they break down the 2018 elections from a state and national perspective.

Thursday, September 27
7:30 – 9:00 am
Sakatah Trail Room, 1961 Premier Dr., Mankato

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Election Season Means Candidate Forums

candidate forums.pngThis election season, Greater Mankato Growth, along with several partner organizations will host a series of candidate forums aimed at providing an opportunity for meaningful exchange between candidates and voters in areas impacting the community, business and the overall vitality of the region. Greater Mankato Growth is announcing the forums for federal and state office that our organization will host in advance of the November General Election. The public is invited to attend any and all of these free events. There is no registration needed for the candidate forums. We continue to work on arranging candidate forums for local offices and an announcement on those forums will be forthcoming.

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2019 Transportation Priorities Forum

2018_Forum SeriesRSVP now for a free breakfast forum with elected officials and candidates on transportation issues in the Greater Mankato Region.

Wednesday, September 5
7:30 – 9:00 am
1961 Premier Dr., Mankato
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Journeys of Leadership Featuring Dan & Angie Bastian

journeys bastiansGreater Mankato Growth is pleased to announce that Dan and Angie Bastian will be the featured guest speakers at the fourth annual Journeys of Leadership on September 20. This annual dinner event spotlights leading business executives on the national and international stage in candid conversations about their road to success and insights on leadership.

Register now for what promises to be a fantastic evening. Read More