Greater Mankato Growth Blog

COVID-19 Workplace Protection Plan Best Practices Webinar Recording and Slides

virtual event logoToday Greater Mankato Growth hosted a webinar titled COVID-19 Workplace Protection Plan Best Practices. Below are links to the webinar recording recording as well as the slides. In addition, you can view full details of the event here.

Webinar Recording 

Webinar Slides

GMG Webinar: COVID-19 Paid Leave & EFMLA – Answering Employer Questions

2018_Forum SeriesWith the passage of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act, employers were required to implement two new federal paid leave programs. However, employers continue to have many questions on the law, including which businesses are exempt and which circumstances are covered under the new Emergency Paid Leave and Extended Family and Medical Leave Act. GMG will host a webinar on May 7 at 10am where our expert presenter from the U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage & Hour Division will discuss employer’s obligations under the law and answer your questions. Read More

MN Chamber Webinar: COVID-19 Related Business Resources for your Company

The Minnesota Chamber of Commerce will hold a webinar on Thursday, March 19 from 12:00 – 1:30pm featuring experts who can summarize how businesses can access capital, work with employees and better understand how policies passed at the state and federal level can offer businesses relief. Speakers include Commissioner Steve Grove of the Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED), Commissioner Cynthia Bauerly of the Department of Revenue, Commissioner Nancy Leppink of the Department of Labor and Industry and Kristin Parker, employment lawyer and partner at Stinson, LLC.

You can register to participate HERE.

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Greater Mankato Growth Co-hosting Town Hall Conversation with Pres. Kashkari and Justice Page

What: A public town hall event with Pres. Kashkari and Justice Page, we are also hoping some community leaders will share their priorities

When: 6:00–7:30 pm, February 19, 2020

Where: City of Mankato Council Chambers, Mankato Place Mall: 10 Civic Center Plaza

Co-hosts: Greater Mankato Growth and Mankato Diversity Council

Retired Minnesota Supreme Court Justice Alan Page and Neel Kashkari, president of the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis, will lead a community conversation about Minnesota’s achievement gaps and their proposal to amend Minnesota’s constitution to address the gaps. Page and Kashkari’s proposal would make quality public education the state’s highest priority. They will provide an overview of their proposal and take questions from attendees. 

This event is free to attend, register here!

GMG Q1 Report

GMG_TM_4C_300dpiOur entire team at Greater Mankato Growth, Inc. works each day to bring value to our members and drive increased vitality to the Greater Mankato region. To ensure that we’re effectively updating our partners and the community on our work, we recently revamped our annual report. Instead of a once-a-year 40+ page document, we’ve transitioned to a quarterly report in a new, condensed infographic layout. This has allowed us to streamline and considerably reduce staff time as well as printing costs all while making the content easier to digest, more immediate, and more impactful. I invite you to take a look at our Quarter 1 report.

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Connecting Minnesota Manufacturers

The MN Supplier Match is an initiative of the Minnesota Chamber’s Grow Minnesota!® program, seeking to highlight and expand Minnesota’s robust supply chain, increasing business-to-business activity in the state.

MN Supplier Match creates value for Minnesota businesses who want the advantages of sourcing from local suppliers: accessibility, short lead-times, shared networks, and trusted quality. It creates value for suppliers looking for new business opportunities with Minnesota-based customers. And it creates value for the Minnesota economy by keeping more dollars in the state and making our suppliers and buyers more competitive. Read More

Legislative Session Recap Breakfast

2018_Forum SeriesJoin Greater Mankato Growth and your fellow colleagues for our June Public Affairs Forum breakfast as we recap the 2019 legislative session.

Wednesday, June 12
7:30 – 9:00 am
South Central College, Heritage Hall

Register here Read More

What Minnesota Can Learn From Germany on Energy Policy

2018_Forum SeriesRSVP now for a free luncheon forum with experts and elected officials as we discuss What Minnesota Can Learn From Germany on Energy Policy.

Friday, December 14
11:30 am – 1:00 pm
South Central College
Heritage Hall Read More

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

You can register and get more information on this event hereRead More

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.

The scheduled forums include: Read More

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
Sakatah Trail Conference Room Read More

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