Strategic Partnership Brings Better Business Bureau to Mankato

Better Business Bureau® of Minnesota and North Dakota (BBB) is partnering with Minnesota State University Mankato’s (MSUM) Small Business Development Center (SBDC) to establish a BBB office within the SBDC.  Part-time office hours are Tuesdays and Thursdays, 8:00 am to noon.

“Business growth in the Mankato region has been and continues to be truly impressive,” said Susan Adams Loyd, President and CEO of BBB of Minnesota and North Dakota. “We’re very excited about our partnership with the SBDC, and we look forward to a more robust regional presence, allowing us to provide more services to the business community, as well as student and senior populations.”

BBB’s Mankato office will be primarily staffed with a trained intern/representative who will be available during scheduled hours. Additionally, BBB staff from its Burnsville headquarters will utilize the office space while meeting with business and civic leaders, and while preparing for educational presentations in the Mankato area.

As part of this increased presence, BBB will be offering a number of educational workshops and Focus Luncheons for BBB Accredited Businesses and interested business owners throughout the region.

BBB’s Mankato office joins Fargo-Moorhead and St. Cloud as regional satellite offices. The Fargo-Moorhead office opened in 2010, with the St. Cloud office – also housed within SBDC (Central Minnesota) – opening its doors the following year.

Better Business Bureau was founded in the Twin Cities in 1912. Ethical business owners and community leaders, frustrated by having to compete against companies that were using misleading advertising to attract customers, banded together to challenge the advertising of these unethical companies, making their findings public. This was the genesis of BBB. Today there are more than 100 independent Better Business Bureaus with more than 160 offices across North America. BBB serves every community in the United States, most of Canada, and a growing number of locations in Mexico.

Business owners with questions about BBB’s Mankato office can contact Lisa Jemtrud, BBB Community Relations Director, at 651-695-2450.

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