Greater Mankato Growth Blog

Your Election Toolkit

vote buttonGreater Mankato Growth is your one-stop-shop for all the information you’ll need to exercise your right to vote in the 2018 election. On our Election Toolkit website, you’ll find online candidate profiles, candidate forum videos and details on how and where to vote on November 6. Our online candidate portal features information provided directly by the candidates themselves including biographical information and their response to a questionnaire. Elections are one of the most important and effective ways citizens can make their voices heard. By providing our members, as well as the broader community, access to the information presented in our Election Toolkit we hope to enable them to make informed voting decisions.  Read More

Watch Now: District 19B Forum

19b forumVoters in Minnesota District 19B will be asked to select a 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: Representative Jack Considine (DFL) and Joe Steck (R).

You can view a recording of the forum below.

Watch Now: Mankato City Council Forum

council forumMankato voters will be asked to select City Council members in Wards 1, 3 and 5 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 City Council: Mark Frost & Fardosa Jama (Ward 3), and Jessica Hatanpa & Tyler Meihak-True (Ward 5). Karen Foreman (Ward 1) was unable to attend. You can view a recording of the forum below.

Blue Zones Project Event

Greater Mankato serves as a comprehensive, regional medical hub with two leading medical organizations providing a wide variety of advanced services. Over the years both of these organizations have dramatically expanded their services, minimizing the need to travel for specialized medical treatment. Ease of access to affordable health care is just one of the many reasons Greater Mankato is a perfect place to call home. For this reason and more, the Greater Mankato Growth Talent Initiative feels it is critical to share important and timely information to help mobilize the community around talent attraction and retention. Read more about an upcoming event in this guest blog post by Randy Farrow, CEO of the Mankato Clinic.

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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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