Top Business & Community Awards Luncheon

Greater Mankato Area United Way’s Top Business & Community Awards Luncheon takes place each year 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.


Top Business & Community Awards Luncheon: 2024

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Wednesday, May 22, 2024

 

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Presenting Sponsor
United Prairie Bank
 
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Previous Award Winners

Donors (alpha order):

Coughlan Companies

The Free Press Media

KEYC News Now

Radio Mankato

 

Business Awards:

Artistry Award: APX Construction Group

Partnership Award: Mankato Motorsports

Year-Over-Year Increased Giving: Taylor Corporation and Companies

Public Sector of the Year: Mankato Area Public Schools

Community Support Organization of the Year: Greater Mankato Growth

Nonprofit of the Year: Partners for Housing

Regional Business of the Year: City of Madison Lake

New Employee Campaign of the Year: Mankato Family Dental

Small Business of the Year: West Bank

Medium Business of the Year: Xcel Energy

Large Business of the Year: Mankato Clinic

All-Around Supporter of the Year: Pioneer Bank

                                               

Community Milestone Awards (alpha order):

Dennis & Carole Dotson

Don & Joanne Kvasnicka

Don & Stephanie Putzier

Dotson Iron Castings

Eide Bailly

Kim & Sue Schwickert

Pam DeMarce

True Value

 

Business Milestone Awards:

Eide Bailly – Medium Business

Dotson Iron Castings – Large Business

 

Incoming Tocqueville Society Members (alpha order):

David & Carolyn Krause

Heidi Boyum

Marley & Judi Lloyd

Warren "Buster" & Nina L. West

Top In-Kind Donors (alpha order):

Alpha Media Mankato

Coughlan Companies

The Free Press Media

KEYC News Now

Radio Mankato

 

Business Awards:

Artistry Award: Mega Matt Productions

Year-Over-Year Increased Giving: Vetter Stone Company

Public Sector of the Year: Minnesota State University, Mankato

Nonprofit of the Year: Lutheran Social Service of Minnesota

Regional Business of the Year: State Farm – Jay Zender

New Employee Campaign of the Year: North Risk Partners – Kato Insurance

Small Business of the Year: CCFBank

Medium Business of the Year: Harrison Ford

Large Business of the Year: Consolidated Communications

All-Around Supporter of the Year: City of Mankato

                                               

Community Milestone Awards (alpha order):

Dave & Julie Collins

Dr. Edwin & Caroline Harrington

Brad & Teresa Pratt

Brett & Gretchen Taylor

 

Business Milestone Awards:

Exclusively Diamonds – Small Business

Bolton & Menk – Medium Business

Mayo Clinic Health System – Large Business

 

Incoming Tocqueville Society Members (alpha order):

Bill Anderson & Robin Wingo

Scott & Dawn Bradley

Tim Huebsch

David Johnson, M.D.

Nick & Kaitlyn Kaus

Brad & Teresa Pratt

Scott & Valerie Smits

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 

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