The group brought the business community together at the Verizon Center for their annual meeting.

They shared accomplishments from the past year and their vision for the future of business in Mankato.

There was also a special presentation for their longtime president.
 
"He was responsible for taking what was several organizations within the community and merging them all together into what is now known as Greater Mankato Growth," said Patrick Baker, vice-president of the organization. "Jonathan really spearheaded for our community and it has paid dividends for us in terms of business vitality and community vitality."
 
A reception was followed by a dinner and program titled "The Journey: A 15 Year Retrospective."

It highlighted Zierdt's successful leadership of Greater Mankato Growth as well as his impact on the community.

--KEYC News 12