Speaker Date Topic
Paul Perez - District Governor Sep 18, 2019 12:00 PM
Weekly Meeting: Paul Perez @ Charley's Restaurant & Lounge, 920 Madison Ave, Mankato, MN 56001

This meeting will be held at Charley's and will provide an update from our District Governor, Paul Perez.

Lisa Finch from NAI Belize Sep 25, 2019 12:00 PM
Weekly Meeting: Lisa Finch @ WOW! ZONE, 2030 Adams St, Mankato, MN 56001

Lisa Finch joined NAI Belize as the Marketing & Sales Manager in 2019. In this role she is responsible for the promotion and marketing of NAI Belize’s resort sales, promotions and events. Lisa believes travel is the cure for most ills and enjoys seeing the world and exploring. She holds a degree in Business and Marketing from Mount Saint Mary College, and is pursuing a Masters in International Business. Lisa is also the founder of Finch Designs, a Minnesota based brand offering modern handmade goods for women, mothers, children and infants with more than 15k followers across popular social platforms. With more than 10 years of marketing and communications experience developing brands, Lisa elevates NAI Belize's resort marketing services and puts our clients first. 

For this presentation, Lisa will give tips on the latest travel trends and tricks! You will also learn about NAI Belize and the opportunities we have for events, groups, retirement incentives and investments!

Jessica Blais from Alpha Media The Power of 6 Oct 02, 2019 12:00 PM
Weekly Meeting: Jessica Blais @ WOW! ZONE, 2030 Adams St, Mankato, MN 56001

Jessica is the Content Directory at Country 103.5 and co-host of George & Jess in the morning.  She has been with Alpha Media since 2007.  Most recently her role has grown to include Community Outreach, working directly with area non-profits for events, radio and digital marketing.  Jessica has coordinated the Power of 6 program since its inception.  On a personal level, Jessica volunteers with the United Way on the Fire & Ice Committee.  She and her husband George have 2 children, a 7 year old son and a 2 year old daughter.  Jessica enjoys spending time exploring the community with her family, running and is also the owner of Mankato Moms Blog. 

Dr. Don Putzier about World Polio Day Oct 09, 2019 12:00 PM
Weekly Meeting: World Polio Day by Dr. Donz Putzier @ WOW! ZONE, 2030 Adams St, Mankato, MN 56001
Mandy Houg from Open Door Health Center Oct 16, 2019 12:00 PM
Weekly Meeting: Mandy Houg @ WOW! ZONE, 2030 Adams St, Mankato, MN 56001

Open Door Health Center is a nonprofit community health center, providing quality affordable health care to everyone!

2019 marks are 25th year providing integrated healthcare in south central Minnesota to everyone regardless of income and insurance. The Open Door team has an unwavering commitment to improving the quality of life for our patients and within our community. 

We are working right here in your community to increase the health and well-being of thousands of area families. Last year we treated 11,500 patients in our clinics and 866 children in area schools.
Health care is changing.
Demand is increasing.
Our services are surprising.
The stories are moving.

M Mandy Houk has been the Director of Marketing & Development for Open Door Health Center, since August of 2018. Mandy has a master's degree in business development, more than 25 years experience in fundraising, and has won many awards in marketing. As a member of the executive leadership team at Open Door, Mandy is bringing a strategic focus to our marketing, outreach, and development efforts.

Jeanene Kay Thicke from Children's Vision Int. Oct 23, 2019 12:00 PM
Weekly Meeting: Jeanene Kay Thicke @ WOW! ZONE, 2030 Adams St, Mankato, MN 56001
Marius Rygg from Rice Companies, Inc. Nov 13, 2019 12:00 PM
Weekly Meeting: Marius Rygg @ WOW! ZONE, 2030 Adams St, Mankato, MN 56001

Marius Rygg joined Rice Companies in August, 2018 as Vice President - Mankato.

Marius is a native of Portland, ND, and is a graduate of North Dakota State College of Science with a degree in Architectural Drafting and Estimating. He has over 30 years of experience in the commercial construction industry, with the last several years managing the commercial building division and staff of a general contracting company in West Fargo, ND. He has been on several boards, was a two term Advisory Council member for Butler Manufacturing, and a 50% partner in development and ownership of a self-storage facility.

Marius enjoys golfing, running, traveling, and spending time with his family. He and his wife, Lisa, reside in Mankato, MN and they have two daughters that live in Denver, CO.