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    2018 Fall Conference

    September 26-28, Mankato


    Greater Mankato Growth:  A unique leadership model

    Pat Hentges, city manager, City of Mankato & Greater Mankato Growth, Inc. Board of Directors

    Todd Loosbrock, regional president, US Bank; immediate past chair, Greater Mankato Growth, Inc. Board of Directors

    Jonathan Zierdt, president & CEO, Greater Mankato Growth, Inc. 



    YEAP (Youth Employment Acceleration Program)

    Kim Mueller, Mankato Area Public Schools

    Krista Ahlers, YEAP Coordinator & Senior Manager, IT, MTU Onsite Energy 



    More Mankato

    John Considine, Director of Regional Business Intelligence, Greater Mankato Growth 

    Anna Thill, President, Visit Mankato  



    Lunch keynote:  2018 Elections

    Todd Rapp, president, Rapp Strategies

    Maureen Shaver, principal, Shaver Public Affairs 



    Young Professionals Innovative Programming: Summer Session

    Angela Guentzel, Greater Mankato Young Professional, Guentzel Farms

    Shannon Gullickson, Talent Programs Director, Greater Mankato Growth

    Laura Johnson, marketing, ISG 



    ICLV Trips 

    Liz Sharp, Business Events & Sales Director, Greater Mankato Growth

    Jonathan Zierdt, president & CEO, Greater Mankato Growth, Inc.



    Crises and Media Response Strategies

    Mike Zipko, co-founder & principal, Velocity Public Affairs



    Re-thinking Minnesota’s Workforce Development System: New Brand, New Culture 

    Jeremy Hanson Willis, deputy commissioner, workforce development, Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development 



    Legal Pitfalls Facing Chambers of Commerce 

    Pat Plunkett, attorney, Larkin Hoffman



    Archived Materials

    2018 Summer Refresh

    2018 Annual Meeting

    2017 Fall Conference

    2017 Summer Refresh

    2017 Annual Meeting

    2016 Fall Conference

    2016 Mini Institute 

    2016 Annual Meeting

    2015 Fall Conference

    2015 Mini Institute 

    2015 Annual Meeting

    2014 Fall Conference

    2014 Mini Institute 

    2014 Annual Meeting

    2013 Fall Conference

    2013 Mini Institute