Top Executive Leadership & Business Awards

Greater Mankato Area United Way’s Top Executive Leadership & Business Awards takes place each June to recognize the dedication of our generous area businesses during the previous campaign as well as offer applicable leadership strategies for attendees to bring back to the workplace. 

Corporate and employee gifts play a large part in Greater Mankato Area United Way’s annual campaign that serves more than 51,000 people in Blue Earth, Le Sueur, Nicollet and Waseca counties. We are grateful for the opportunity to recognize businesses who support United Way through corporate gifts, employee rallies, volunteering, in-kind gifts and much more.

Congratulations to all the 2021 Leadership & Business Award Winners

The 2021 United Way's annual Top Executive Leadership & Business Awards Luncheon was held on Tuesday, June 8 at the Mayo Clinic Health System Event Center, presented by United Prairie Bank! More than 100 community members gathered (first time since COVID) as we celebrate our 90th anniversary year and honored to present our Business Awards for the 2021 Campaign as well as our new Milestone Awards in recognition of longtime supporters.

United Way 2021 Campaign Recap Video

At Greater Mankato Area United Way’s 2021 Top Executive Leadership & Business Awards, we took a look back at the past year and our 2021 campaign. Thank you for living united to keep our region strong!

2021 Presenting Sponsor
United Prairie Bank
 
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2021 Top Executive Leadership Winners

 

Large Company of the Year (150+ employees): Dotson Iron Castings

Medium Company of the Year (50-149 employees): United Prairie Bank

Small Company of the Year (1-49 employees): Atwood Property Management

Regional Campaign of the Year: TBEI

New Employee Campaign of the Year: Crown Brand-Building Packaging

Top In-Kind Donors ($25,000+): Alpha Media Mankato, Coughlan Companies, KEYC Now Mankato, Radio Mankato and The Free Press Media 

Artistry Award (New 2021): Mankato Packaging 

Public Sector of the Year: Saint Peter Public Schools

Year-Over-Year Increase Award: Community Bank

Nonprofit of the Year: Boy Scouts of America, Twin Valley Council

All-Around Supporter of the Year: Lloyd Management, Scheels

Community Milestone Awards (New 2021): Dr. Robert J. & Susan Olson, Fred & Diane Lutz and Phil & Margie Slingsby

Small Business Milestone Award (New 2021): Blethen Berens

Medium Business Milestone Award (New 2021): Pioneer Bank

Large Business Milestone Award (New 2021): Taylor 

Previous Top Executive Award Winners

Large Company of the Year (150+ employees): Nidec/Kato Engineering

Medium Company of the Year (50-149 employees): Vetter Stone

Small Company of the Year (1-49 employees): Brennan Companies

Regional Campaign of the Year: First National Bank of Waseca

New Employee Campaign of the Year: Federated Insurance

Top In-Kind Donor ($25,000+): Radio Mankato, The Free Press Media, Snell Motors, Coughlan Companies, KEYC Mankato, Alpha Media and Office Space Design

Public Sector of the Year: Mankato Area Public Schools

Year-Over-Year Increase Award: TBEI

Nonprofit of the Year: Open Door Health Center

All-Around Supporter of the Year (new 2020): United Prairie Bank

 

Large Company of the Year (150+ employees): Scheels

Medium Company of the Year (50-149 employees): Hiniker

Small Company of the Year (1-49 employees): Frandsen Bank & Trust

Regional Campaign of the Year: TBEI

New Employee Campaign of the Year: Discipline Advisors

Top In-Kind Donor ($25,000+): Radio Mankato, The Free Press Media, Snell Motors, Coughlan Companies, KEYC Mankato, Alpha Media, Bolton & Menk and Office Space Design

Public Sector of the Year: City of Mankato

Nonprofit of the Year: Mankato Family YMCA

Artistry Award: Lime Valley Advertising

 

Large Company of the Year (150+ employees): Taylor Corporation

Medium Company of the Year (50-149 employees): Dotson Iron Castings

Small Company of the Year (1-49 employees): Profinium

Regional Campaign of the Year: Cinch

New Employee Campaign of the Year: Atwood Property Management

Top In-Kind Donor ($25,000+): Coughlan Companies, KEYC Mankato, Radio Mankato, Snell Motors and The Free Press Media 

Public Sector of the Year: Mankato Area Public Schools

Year-Over-Year Increase Award (new 2018): City of Mankato

Artistry Award: Filzen Custom Hardwood, Jones Metal and Vetter Stone

 

Large Company of the Year (150+ employees): A H Hermel Co.

Medium Company of the Year (50-149 employees): Bolton & Menk

Small Company of the Year (1-49 employees): U.S. Bank

Regional Campaign of the Year: Roundbank

New Employee Campaign of the Year: Quad Graphics

Top In-Kind Donor ($25,000+): Coughlan Companies, KEYC Mankato, Radio Mankato, Snell Motors and The Free Press Media 

Public Sector of the Year: City of Mankato

Nonprofit of the Year (new 2017): Harry Meyering Center

Artistry Award (new 2017): Greater Mankato Area United Way Jingle

 

Large Company of the Year (150+ employees): Johnson Outdoors

Medium Company of the Year (50-149 employees): Navitor Midwest

Small Company of the Year (1-49 employees): Lloyd Management

New Employee Campaign of the Year: Westman Freighliner

Top In-Kind Donor ($25,000+): Coughlan Companies, Radio Mankato, Snell Motors and The Free Press Media 

Public Sector of the Year: City of Mankato, Mankato Area Public Schools

 

Large Company of the Year (150+ employees): Mankato Clinic

Medium Company of the Year (50-149 employees): Community Bank

Small Company of the Year (1-49 employees): First National Bank MN

Large Company of the Year (150+ employees): Snell Motors

Medium Company of the Year (50-149 employees): United Prairie Bank

Small Company of the Year (1-49 employees): Bremer Bank

Large Company of the Year (150+ employees): Coughlan Companies

Medium Company of the Year (50-149 employees): Eide Bailly

Small Company of the Year (1-49 employees): Brennan Companies

Large Company of the Year (150+ employees): Taylor Corporation

Medium Company of the Year (50-149 employees): Ridley, Inc.

Small Company of the Year (1-49 employees): Abdo, Eick & Meyers

Large Company of the Year (150+ employees): Perfecseal 

Medium Company of the Year (50-149 employees): CenterPoint Energy

Small Company of the Year (1-49 employees): River Bend Business Products

Large Company of the Year (150+ employees): Immanuel St. Joseph's

Medium Company of the Year (50-149 employees): YMCA

Small Company of the Year (1-49 employees): U.S. Bank

Large Company of the Year (150+ employees): Kato Engineering and Scheels

Medium Company of the Year (50-149 employees): Dotson Company

Small Company of the Year (1-49 employees): Voyager Bank

Large Company of the Year (150+ employees): HickoryTech

Medium Company of the Year (50-149 employees): CenterPoint Energy

Small Company of the Year (1-49 employees): Valley Bank