Greater Mankato Growth Blog

Supporting the 2019 Big Ideas Challenge


Greater Mankato Growth is proud to announce our support of the 2019 Big Ideas Challenge at Minnesota State University, Mankato.  First, Second and Third place challenge winners will receive a 2019 Engaged Greater Mankato Growth Membership.

As a member of Greater Mankato Growth, these young entrepreneurs will have the opportunity to join more than 1,000 other businesses and connections. We are thrilled to have them be part of our network and connecting them to the unlimited resources our members have to offer.

Greater Mankato Growth offers targeted benefits, valuable resources and unparalleled support that will help these businesses gain a competitive advantage.

We are lucky to have the Big Ideas Challenge award recipients part of our organization and we look forward to continuing to support their business startups.

Check back again after April 15 for the BIG announcement!

Attend The U.S. Chamber Small Business Series For Free

Greater Mankato Growth members have the opportunity to attend an upcoming event put on by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the Minnesota Chamber of Commerce.  The U.S. Chamber Small Business Series will make a stop in the Twin Cities on Tuesday, July 24th in Minneapolis.   As an additional benefit of being a member of Greater Mankato Growth you can attend for free by using promo code: SBSMNChamberRead More

GMG Member Benefit: Certificate of Origin Certification

free_tradeDoing business overseas that requires a Certificate of Origin stamp? As a member business of Greater Mankato Growth, that service is included in your membership. A Certificate of Origin is an important international trade document that certifies goods in a particular export shipment are wholly obtained, produced, manufactured or processed in a particular country. GMG will certify your paperwork at no cost ($100 value per certificate). Non-GMG members pay a premium of $10 per stamp. Contact our Director of Member Relations & Office Operations, Karen Toft. Read More

Pulling back the curtain

CRAFTWe at Greater Mankato Growth (GMG) can sometimes look pretty mysterious. What does GMG do? It doesn’t hold property, make anything or have a profit stream. Just what is it anyway? Read More

Greater Mankato News Digest

News Digest-01-01-01Welcome to your Greater Mankato News Digest. Every other week we will share news highlights and headlines of Greater Mankato Growth as well as a recap of our Member News feature that just launched in January 2016.

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2016 Greater Mankato Business After Hours & Before Hours Schedule Just Released!

Business Before Hours Logo 2015-01After Hours 2015 NEW logo-01We are excited to announce the 2016 schedule for our most popular and sought-after networking events, Greater Mankato Business After Hours and Business Before Hours. This year’s lineup is sure to impress and offers so much variety, we are looking forward to seeing all of you! Read More