This is a guest blog post written by Ashley Hanley of Greater Mankato Growth member business, Radio Mankato.
Radio Mankato is proud to help our local restaurants during these challenging times.
That is why we have launched the Restaurant Rally. The Rally takes place every Tuesday in December from 9-10 a.m. with Lisa Kaye and Crew on Minnesota, which can be found on your radio dial at 93.1 FM.
All commercials and music will be paused during this time. Restaurant and business owners are encouraged to call the station during that time, free of charge, to let our listeners know of services, deals and ordering information.
This is the first time in Radio Mankato’s history that we have paused live music and commercials. However, we as a station felt this is one small way we could help give back to our local businesses and help rally together.
The phone number to call is: 507-625-9393.
Any local business is encouraged to participate.
Thank you to sponsors Prime Source Funding, Drummer’s Garden Center and Floral, and United Prairie Bank.
The Small Business Development Center at Minnesota State University, Mankato is hosting a live webinar about opportunities for small businesses in the CARES Act. Register to attend here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-cares-act-what-does-it-mean-for-small-businesses-tickets-102186472490
Guest Blog Post by Ceceli Polzin, Community and Customer Relations Manager, Mankato Clinic
Mankato Clinic The Mankato Clinic is expecting a shortage of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).
The Mankato Clinic is very used to being Mankato’s Clinic and helping the community. Now we need your help. Do you own or work at company with an inventory of PPE that you would be willing to donate? Do you have a personal supply that you would be willing to part with? Any amount helps- no donation is too small.
Here is what we need:
Simple facemasks (homesewn are accepted too!)
If you can donate or you have questions, please contact the Mankato Clinic Communications Department at firstname.lastname@example.org or 507-389-8770.
#stayhomeminnesota #wewillthroughthistogether #mankatocliniccares
Greater Mankato Growth in coordination with the Regional Economic Development parnters (Eagle Lake, Lake Crystal, Mankato, North Mankato, St. Peter, and Blue Earth and Nicollet Counties), is monitoring updates to legislation (State and Federal) which would provide resources for businesses as they deal with the impacts of COVID-19.
To assist Greater Mankato Growth, we are asking area businesses to complete the following survey (4 minute length) so we can continue to provide useful information to our partners and businesses: https://www.surveygizmo.com/s3/5502344/Covid-19-and-Greater-Mankato
The Career Expo, a 10th grade career exploration event, is being hosted at the Mayo Clinic Health System Event Center on Wednesday, March 25, 2020 from 8:00am – 3:00pm in the Grand Hall. Over 1,500 students are expected to attend. This is an excellent opportunity for your company to describe the opportunities available in this region to the next generation of workers. For the Career Expo, we are looking for companies that can manage a highly interactive booth. Companies interested in volunteering to exhibit (this is a unique Career Expo in that companies are being asked only to volunteer their time, not to pay for registration, and all volunteers will receive a free lunch) can do so by following this link or by contacting Gwenn Wolters at email@example.com. Please sign up or email Gwenn by Wednesday, February 26, 2020. Most exhibitors give away small prizes (pens/pencils) or candies to encourage student engagement, and exhibitors are asked to bring a marker to mark student BINGO cards, which are designed to increase student interaction.
In addition to volunteer exhibitors, there will be a game show for students at the Career Expo. Companies are being asked for a small donation of giveaways that can be used for the game show. Examples of giveaways include water bottles, stress balls, t-shirts, pens, frisbees, etc. Companies do not need to provide a giveaway in order to participate as an exhibitor.
The Career Expo will also feature My Story, an opportunity to share your career story and respond to student questions. If you are interested in volunteering as a Storyteller or in receiving more information about My Story, you can email Alison Troldahl at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Schools that will be attending the event include: Mankato East High School, Mankato West High School, United South Central, Maple River, Central/Central Freedom High School, Lake Crystal Welcome Memorial, St. Peter Public Schools, Tri City United, St. Clair, Nicollet, JWP, and Madelia.
Sponsors include: Rasmussen College, Minnesota State University – Mankato, Crystal Valley Cooperative, South Central Perkins Consortium, Bolton & Menk, and South Central Workforce Council.
The following is a guest blog post submitted by Greater Mankato Growth member, Profile by Sanford. The blog post is about giving back to the community this Thanksgiving.
Are you part of a Greater Mankato member business and have an interest in writing a guest blog for us? Send 500-800 words to email@example.com or reach out to Greater Mankato Growth with further questions.Read More
The following is a guest blog post authored by Diane Dobitz and Briana Baker who are members of the Mankato Indigenous Peoples Day Committee. Their post is a continuation of Scot Zellmer’s post “On Being A Successful Business in an Ever Changing World” and speaks to the importance of commemorating Indigenous Peoples Day on October 14th, 2019.
Are you part of a Greater Mankato member business and have an interest in writing a guest blog for us? Send 500-800 words to firstname.lastname@example.org or reach out to Greater Mankato Growth with further questions.
The following article was submitted by Rob Friend of Energy Smart which is part of the Minnesota Chamber of Commerce, a GMG member. He writes about how to reduce energy usage within your business and the benefits of doing so. Are you part of a Greater Mankato member business and have an interest in writing a guest blog for us? Send 500-800 words to email@example.com or reach out to Greater Mankato Growth with further questions.
Energy Smart, a program of the Minnesota Chamber of Commerce, will be conducting no cost energy consultations for Mankato area businesses in the months of September and October. The consultation identifies no cost, low cost, and investment-level energy efficiency opportunities to lower the utility bill.
The following is a guest blog post authored by Scot Zellmer. Scot is one of the organizers that worked on behalf of adoption and recognition by the City of Mankato of Indigenous Peoples Day. His post speaks to the importance of ensuring our community adopts a “wide range of inclusive and affirming business practices” in order to attract and retain the talent we’ll need to fuel our economy. Read More
With the rising interest in electric vehicles, is your business or property ready to accommodate this audience?
An event will be held on Monday June 25, 1 – 3:30 pm at The AmericInn Hotel & Conference Center (240 Stadium Rd, Mankato) to help businesses, community partners, and residents learn more about personal electric vehicles (PEVs) and their infrastructure. Read More