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City Center Partnership

Marketing & Promotions

Marketing & Promotions works to increase visitors and attract customers by promoting City Center Mankato as an unique and interesting designation–helping both the businesses of the City Center and the region as a whole. This is accomplished through events, brochures, social media and a City Center destination and business website. Key projects include:

  • Alive After 5 (2009-present)
    A summer family friendly free concert series in Civic Center Plaza with food, drink and live music.  | Learn More
  • City Center Website (2009-present)
    Originally created in 2009 and completely rebuilt in 2014, the City Center Mankato website is a hub of information including all City Center businesses, destination information, the CityArt initiatives and City Center Partnership content.  |  Learn More
  • KEYC Community Spotlight (2014-present)
    A monthly television spot on KEYC where City Center Partnership staff highlight the latest news and information in the City Center and Partnership projects.
  • Hockey Night in the City Center (2012-present)
    Hockey Night is the annual kickoff to the Minnesota State, Mankato Hockey Season with live music, food & drinks and is a collaborative effort between MSU Athletics and the City Center Partnership.  |  Learn More
  • Social Media (2011-present)
    To ensure the City Center maintains a presence in the digital world, the City Center Partnership manages various social media accounts including Facebook and Twitter.
  • Brochures – City Center Guide (2015-present)
    For the visitor wanting a brochure in hand, the City Center Guide highlights most businesses a visitor would be looking for along with some key destinations to explore.  | Learn More
  • Shop Small in the City Center (2016-present)
    This is one of the most highly-anticipated shopping events of the year, as hundreds of shoppers visit the City Center to spend their money at small businesses, purchasing gifts, food and other goods. Each year, the City Center Partnership produces a Passport that lists all participating businesses.  |  Learn More
  • Direct Marketing (ongoing)
    The City Center Partnership works to remain visible at events or activities throughout the year.

See a list of all volunteers and committees here.  |  Volunteers

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