Greater Mankato Growth Blog

…in front of Upper Midwesterners, Southern Minnesotans, potential new residents and tourists by having a presence in Kato X.  Kato X is a virtual tour web platform and robust marketing campaign – where seeing is believing!

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Weigh In On Mankato Transit

busesThe City of Mankato is in the process of gathering input for their transit development plan which will set the direction for the system for the next four to five years. The city would like to have business input during this process and is hosting two opportunities for business leaders to provide feedback. Read More

Shape Mankato’s Future

CityMkto_LeadingTheWayDo you want to help shape the future of Mankato?  City officials are in the process of gathering information to develop Mankato’s next five-year strategic plan.  Consider being part of the community conversation focus group process that begins the week of April 17.  Participation is one three-hour commitment.  Register to participate by contacting 311 or 507.387.8600 today.  Available community conversation groups to register for include:  Read More

Top 10 Reasons to Attend Greater Mankato at the Capitol

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Greater Mankato at the Capitol is the largest citizen advocacy event from our region. NEW in 2017, we are partnering with the Minnesota and Rochester Chambers of Commerce to hold a joint event on Wednesday, March 8 that will be bigger, better and will have more impact than ever.

Register now to attend this important event! Sponsorship opportunities are also still available, you can learn more here.

Here are the Top 10 Reasons why YOU should attend Greater Mankato at the Capitol: Read More

Greater Mankato Growth Announces Candidate Forums

vote-2016This 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. The public is invited to attend any and all of these free events. There is no registration needed for the candidate forums.

The scheduled forums include: Read More

Redesign and Launch of greatermankatoevents.com

So what should we do today?  Who has live music tonight?  Where can we take the kids to get them out of the house?

The website greatermankatoevents.com is being relaunched thanks to a community partnership and technical expertise from VoyageurWeb. The brand new site is going live next Monday, June 27. Read More

Meet the New MN Chamber President

DLoonDoug Loon assumed the role of president of the Minnesota Chamber of Commerce on September 8. Since that time, he has been traveling the state on a Listen + Learn tour to learn about the issues impacting business.

Doug will be in the Mankato area on Februrary 11 from 7:30-9:00 am at the Taylor Corporation (1985 Lookout Drive, North Mankato). Doug will be giving a preview of the upcoming legislative session, talking about the Minnesota Chambers’s policy priorities and taking your feedback. Please make the effort to take this opportunity to meet Doug, and share your perspective on the key issues facing your business. Read More

Top 10 Reasons to Attend Greater Mankato at the Capitol

GM at the Capitol 2013 logoGreater Mankato at the Capitol, our region’s largest citizen advocacy event at the State Capitol is taking place on March 30. This is one of the year’s most impactful events, and you don’t want to miss it!

 

You can register here to attend. Sponsorship opportunities are also still available, you can learn more here (go to “Greater Mankato at the Capitol”).

Since Top 10 lists are the latest rage here on the Greater Mankato Growth blog, I present to you the Top 10 Reasons to Attend Greater Mankato at the Capitol: Read More

A little spotlight for some large hearts

Earlier today at a news conference the 2016 Pathfinder Award Recipients were announced. I have had the honor to assist in a small portion of the process and each year walk away amazed and energized from the kind, brave and deliberate souls that reside across Greater Mankato. There are many, too many to ever name, honor and rise up. But today, two individuals and one business got a little spotlight for their large hearts and good deeds. Read on to learn more about each of them. Read More

Election Day is Tuesday, November 3rd

Our elected officials have the power to make decisions that impact the vitality of our regional marketplace. It is because of this reason that elections are one of the most important and effective ways citizens can make their voices heard.

On Tuesday, November 3 residents in the Mankato Area Public School District will be asked to select from seven candidates to fill four positions on the School Board. Additionally, Saint Peter residents will be asked to elect a mayor and three City Council members along with their school board.

One of Greater Mankato Growth’s key objectives in public affairs is to provide education, resources and opportunities for engagement on public policy issues to our members, which enables you to be your own best advocate when you get to the polls.

This post is a “one stop shop” that contains all the information you’ll need to fully exercise your right to vote. You can also check out our online election portal at greatermankatoelections.com. Please share this information with your employees, colleagues, friends and family and remember to vote on November 3.

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