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Legislative Recap Breakfast to be held June 19

(May 27, 2015) MANKATO, MINN. – Greater Mankato Growth is proud to host this year’s Legislative Recap as part of our Greater Mankato Public Affairs Forum Series presented by Enventis. The event features a Capitol expert and a panel of local legislators who will explain exactly what happened during this legislative session and what it all means The event will take place on June 19 from 7:30 – 9:00 a.m. at the Country Inn & Suites Hotel & Conference Center by Carlson (1900 Premier Drive).…See More
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Mankato Ranked in Top Third Percentile in the State for Population Growth

Mankato, MINN (May 22, 2015) – The United States Census Bureau released the 2014 city population estimates today. Of the 50 largest communities in Minnesota, the city of Mankato was ranked 17th in population growth, placing the city in the top third percentile in the state. Additionally, Mankato is the 2nd fastest growing on the list of 50 largest communities in Greater Minnesota. The cities of Mankato and North Mankato experienced a 1.04% and .25% growth respectively from 2013 to 2014, ranking…See More
May 22
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May 21
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31st Greater Mankato Leadership Institute Class Graduating Wednesday

MANKATO Minn. (May 18, 2015) - The Greater Mankato Leadership Institute will graduate its 31st class this Wednesday, May 20 from 5:30 – 8:00 p.m. (official graduation ceremony 7:15 - 7:45 p.m.) at Country Inn & Suites Hotel & Conference Center by Carlson, 1900 Premier Drive, Mankato. The graduating class consists of 40 individuals that represent a variety of Greater Mankato businesses and nonprofit organizations.“Participants in the program consistently comment on the lasting…See More
May 19
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May 19
Sam Ziegler posted a status
"Big opportunity in Ag.Did you know of the shortage?…"
May 18
Jim Santori posted a status
"Settling in on the new GMG job with visits to local employers, developers. Latest visit was with AgStar #5 best place to work in MN."
May 15
Susan Kennedy Ostendorf posted an event

Habitat Night at the Mankato Moondogs at Franklin Rogers Park

June 23, 2015 from 7pm to 10:30pm
     Calling all Habitat supporters and/or baseball fans to join us on Tuesday, June 23 at the Mankato MoonDogs!     The Mankato MoonDogs will take on Thunder Bay at Franklin Rogers Park in Mankato at 7:05 pm. Community Bank will give out hats to the first 500 fans and then fireworks will follow the game.     The MoonDogs are providing us an opportunity to raise funds for Habitat for Humanity by purchasing tickets for this game. With every ticket purchased on their website using the promotional…See More
May 15
Vonda White posted an event

The Cheer Leading Magazine Mega Clinic at Camp Pillsbury

June 12, 2015 to June 13, 2015
The Cheer Leader Magazine will be holding its first ever overnight Clinic in your area June 12-13.  Please see attached flyer. Cheer leaders will have the opportunity to Stunt & Tumble with the Fabulous TCLM staff & some sell known cheer LEADERS:  This clinic will be one of their most exclusive and the staff will be top notch including 2-3 of the most well-known cheer leaders in the world! TCLM Mega Clinics offer both coed & all girl stunting to all ages and all skill levels. Meet…See More
May 5
Lisa Hoffman Wojcik posted an event

Open Hearts Open Doors Recognition Brunch at Kato Ballroom (rear entrance)

May 16, 2015 from 9am to 12pm
You Are Invited to Open Door Health Center’s Annual Open Hearts Open Doors Recognition Brunch! Proceeds from the brunch, silent auction, and cash bar  (including mimosas and tomato juice cocktails) will support Open Door's medical, dental, and behavioral health services to patients. For tickets go to or contact Iris Clark at 388-2120 or More
May 4
Eric Harriman liked Nikki Smith's news post MEI-Total Elevator Solutions major project at Barclays Center featured in Elevator World
May 1
American Heart Association is now a member of Greater Mankato Growth Business Connection
May 1
Nikki Smith posted a News post

MEI-Total Elevator Solutions major project at Barclays Center featured in Elevator World

April's edition of Elevator World gives more press to a huge MEI project in the Barclays Center.  The multi-purpose indoor arena opened in 2012 and is home to the NBA Brooklyn Nets and NHL Islanders. But its two…See More
Apr 30
Nikki Smith is now a member of Greater Mankato Growth Business Connection
Apr 29
Drew Hood posted a status
"Oak Terrace's Drew Hood has eared his Nursing Home Admin license.This required coursework, a practicum, and passing fed & state exams."
Apr 23
Drew Hood posted a status
"Oak Terrace Assisted Living of Jordan is happy to join Greater Mankato Growth."
Apr 23


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