October 8th, 2020
Recipients will be Honored at November 10 Event
MANKATO, Minn. – Each year Greater Mankato Growth, Inc., which includes Greater Mankato Growth, Visit Mankato, City Center Partnership and GreenSeam, recognizes outstanding businesses, organizations and professionals at the Greater Mankato Business Awards & Hall of Fame. This year’s event is presented by Xcel Energy and will be held virtually on November 10 from 11:30 am – 1 pm. Greater Mankato Growth, Inc. is proud to announce this year’s 2020 honorees:
Greater Mankato Growth Awards
Hall of Fame (Each year, at least one outstanding private sector business from the Greater Mankato region is inducted into the Business Hall of Fame for their contributions to our vibrant community. Those contributions include: to better the quality of life in Greater Mankato through the creation of quality jobs and developing opportunities for their employees; demonstrates personal and business ethical qualities, including dedication to family, community, the environment and private enterprise; demonstrates qualities of entrepreneurship by assuming the risk of organizing, developing and managing a successful private business enterprise in Greater Mankato): 2020 Hall of Fame Inductee: Quality 1Hr Foto/SPX
Distinguished Business Award (Each year, one private outstanding business from the Greater Mankato region is honored for their contributions to our vibrant community. Those contributions include demonstrating personal and business ethical qualities, including dedication to family, community, the environment and private enterprise; demonstrates qualities of entrepreneurship by assuming the risk of organizing, developing and managing a successful business enterprise in Greater Mankato): 2020 Distinguished Business: Kato Crossfit
Brian Fazio Business Education Partnership Award (Each year, recognizes partnerships that enhance education and business in Greater Mankato) 2020 Brian Fazio Business Education Partnership Award: Greater Mankato Area United Way and Capstone
Young Professional of the Year (Each year, one distinguished young professional between 21-40 years of age is recognized for leadership and service through commitment to community, service and volunteerism; involvement in efforts to enrich the professional/leadership development of other young professionals; and be actively involved in welcoming young professionals to learn, live, work and engage in Greater Mankato) 2020 Young Professional of the Year: Laura Jans
Visit Mankato Awards
Bring It Home Award (recognizes an individual, group or organization that works alongside Visit Mankato to bring a significant event to Greater Mankato): 2020 Bring It Home Award: Silo Art CityArt Mankato
Hospitality Award (recognizes an individual, group or organization who has gone above and beyond to provide outstanding hospitality to the visitors of Greater Mankato OR who has helped promote Greater Mankato as a great destination to visit): 2020 Hospitality Award: Mountain Biking Association
City Center Partnership Awards
City Design Awards of Excellence recognize outstanding architectural design enhancements that elevate and spark the perceptions of the City Center in regard to renovation, new construction, beautification efforts and public art (permanent or temporary). This also includes projects that celebrate and preserve historic buildings or landscapes and incorporate sustainable elements into any of such projects. The categories are:
- New Construction over $5,000,000: Eide Bailly Tower
- Renovations between $500,000 – $1,000,000: Ridgley Building /Cultivate Mankato
- Renovations under $500,000: LocAle Brewing Company
- Downtown Detail: Vetter Stone Plaza
- Creative Placemaking: Mankato Playhouse
- Preservation Stewardship: 129 N. 6th Street
- CityArt “People’s Choice” & “Jury’s Choice” Awards: To be revealed at event
Seamed in Success Award The Seamed in Success Award honors an outstanding business, organization, community or individual which has made a large impact and added value to the community and region. This award recognizes those who have shined a light on the importance of agriculture, with an emphasis on rural vitality building upon our agricultural roots. 2020 Seamed in Success: Brad Schloesser
Register for the 2020 Greater Mankato Business Awards & Hall of Fame at: greatermankato.com/hall-fame.
About Greater Mankato Growth, Inc.
Greater Mankato Growth, Inc. is comprised of four business units: Greater Mankato Growth, the regional chamber of commerce and economic development organization; Visit Mankato, the local convention and visitor’s bureau; City Center Partnership, a downtown development organization; and GreenSeam which utilizes agriculture to build on the region’s extensive agribusiness assets to develop the ag economy.