Greater Mankato Growth, Inc. is excited to announce the 2022 honorees that will be recognized at the Greater Mankato Business Awards & Hall of Fame on November 15 this year. This premier event is a time where Greater Mankato Growth, Visit Mankato, City Center Partnership, and GreenSeam honor outstanding businesses, professionals, and organizations within the Greater Mankato community.

 

Greater Mankato Business Awards & Hall of Fame, presented by Abdo, will be held on Tuesday, November 15, 2022 from 5:30 to 8:30 pm at the Mayo Clinic Health System Event Center in Mankato. Registration is now open; please visit Greater Mankato Growth website at greatermankato.com/BAHOF.

 

2022 Greater Mankato Business Awards & Hall of Fame Honorees:

 

Greater Mankato Growth Awards Recipients

 

2022 Business Hall of Fame: Drummers Garden Center & Floral

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 improving the quality of life in Greater Mankato through the creation of quality jobs and developing opportunities for their employees, demonstration of personal and business ethical qualities, including dedication to family, community, the environment, and private enterprise, as well as demonstration of qualities of entrepreneurship by assuming the risk of organizing, developing, and managing a successful private business enterprise in Greater Mankato.

 

Business Legacy: ISG

The Business Legacy award honors private sector businesses that have been in business in Greater Mankato region for 10 or more years and have previously been inducted to the Hall of Fame. The award is designed to call recognition to business whose principles are involved and reflected the same type of care, investment, and entrepreneurial spirit that was represented by their predecessors.

 

Distinguished Business: APX Construction Group

This award honors an outstanding business from the Greater Mankato region 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, as well as demonstration of qualities of entrepreneurship by assuming the risk of organizing, developing, and managing a successful business enterprise in Greater Mankato. This category applies to businesses that have been in business for 3 – 10 years.

 

Brian Fazio Business Education Partnership: Minnesota State University, Mankato – College of Business (Education) & United Prairie Bank (Business)

The Brian Fazio Business Education Partnership award recognizes partnerships that enhance education and business in Greater Mankato.

 

Hap Halligan Leadership Award: Coralyn Musser

The Hap Halligan Leadership Award recognizes an individual who has participated in the Greater Mankato Leadership Institute program and has demonstrated outstanding creative and innovative contributions to the community.

 

Young Professional of the Year: Macy Anderson

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 and/or leadership development of other young professionals, and their active involvement in welcoming young professionals to learn, live, work, and engage in Greater Mankato.

 

 

Visit Mankato Awards Recipients

 

Bring it Home: Hockey Day Minnesota Local Organizing Committee

The Bring it Home award recognizes an individual, group, or organization that works alongside Visit Mankato to bring a significant event to Greater Mankato.

 

Hospitality: Old Town Day of the Dead

The 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.

 

 

City Center Partnership Awards Recipients

 

CityDesign Award: Dotson Iron Castings

This category recognizes new construction or renovation projects that contribute to the vitality of the City Center. The project could be the result of significant investment to develop a new building within the city center or redevelop an existing building or property for an improved use that contributes to the economic vitality of the city center. This applies to projects completed in the last two years.

 

Creative Placemaking Award: Mankato Kiwanis Centennial Mural

This category recognizes projects that include aesthetic improvements such as exterior signage, landscaping and beautification, public art, and exterior furnishings, or that integrates arts and culture (permanent or temporary) to foster interaction among community members, spark vitality, or create an environment conductive to creativity and social engagement. This applies to projects completed in the last two years.

 

 

 

 

 

Stewardship Award: Historic Masonic Hall

This category recognizes new construction or renovation projects that contribute to the vitality of the City Center. The project could be the result of significant investment to develop a new building within the city center or redevelop an existing building or property for an improved use that contributes to the economic vitality of the city center. This category applies to projects completed in the last two years.

 

Stewardship Award: Studio 5

This category recognizes new construction or renovation projects that contribute to the vitality of the City Center. The project could be the result of significant investment to develop a new building within the city center or redevelop an existing building or property for an improved use that contributes to the economic vitality of the city center. This category applies to projects completed in the last two years.

 

 

 

GreenSeam Award Recipient

 

Seamed in Success: Rod Hebrink, Compeer Financial

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 highlighted the importance of agriculture, with an emphasis on rural vitality building upon our agricultural roots.

 

Growing in the GreenSeam: Ag Management Solutions, Tom Slunecka

The growing in the GreenSeam award honors an outstanding business that has recently planted its seed in the GreenSeam region. Each year, one remarkable new business is recognized for their innovation, entrepreneurial spirit, and contribution to our vibrant community.