CtG Summer Events Series Launching in Mankato

Registration is now open for our summer events series in Mankato! As we deepen relationships in the Greater Mankato community, we'll be hosting a variety of gatherings and workshops designed to showcase local businesses and organizations, and to provide space for people to convene around key business and community issues.  

For business professionals and leaders, our series of workshops at Profinium Bank will provide opportunities to consider pressing questions facing local businesses and creative approaches to those issues.

On July 12, Learning & Innovation Lead Katie Boone will facilitate a workshop on the future of work, and how creativity can play a role in workforce development. Attendees will be invited to share ideas on using creativity to tap into the potential of the local and regional workforce, and on including creative professionals and entrepreneurs in envisioning the future of the community. This session will be held in conjunction with another workshop in St. Paul on July 21. Both events are part of larger discussions about the future of Minnesota's workforce going on around the state. 

And on August 9, we will host Communicating Across Generations, a discussion of generational conflicts within the workplace and communicating effectively across those divides.  

We will also continue our Explorations series of hands-on outings and activities at Mankato Brewery on June 13, WYSIWYG Juice Co. on July 20, and Chankaska Creek Ranch & Winery on August 2. Attendees to these events can enjoy tours and guided tastings while discussing how creative and entrepreneurial practices can apply to their own professional challenges.

And we are partnering with Twin Rivers Council for the Arts to offer lunch and learn workshops for local artists — both professionals and those just starting to flex their creative muscles. Participants can consider connections between art and business on June 20get advice for photographing their artwork on July 18, and learn how to price their artwork on August 15.  

Throughout the summer, we will be hosting and seeking out conversations about how to call attention to Greater Mankato's successful businesses and initiatives, collaboratively tackle issues facing the region and its business community, and promote creative problem solving and constructive dialogue. We hope you can join us to get a taste of what we do and learn along with us!