The Vikings appreciate recently receiving the "Bring It Home" Award during the annual Greater Mankato Business Awards and Hall of Fame presented by ISG.
The ceremony, hosted by Greater Mankato Growth, Visit Mankato and City Center Partnership "recognizes outstanding businesses, organizations and professionals."
The "Bring It Home" Award is presented to "an individual, group or organization that works alongside Visit Mankato to bring a significant event to Greater Mankato." The Vikings celebrated their 50th training camp on the campus of Minnesota State University, Mankato this summer.
Fifty years at the same out-of-city location is tied with Pittsburgh for longest in the NFL.
Vikings Vice President of Operations and Facilities Chad Lundeen accepted the award on behalf of the Vikings. Lundeen is in his 18th season with the Vikings and an alumnus of Minnesota State University, Mankato. He competed for the Mavericks hockey team for four seasons, received the Team Leadership Award as a junior and earned undergraduate and graduate degrees.
Click here to see the full list of this year's award recipients.
About Greater Mankato Growth, Inc.
Greater Mankato Growth, Inc. exists to intentionally develop the regional center by promoting, supporting and serving as a catalyst for economic development through: business growth, retention and attraction; talent growth, retention and attraction; regional livability and advocacy of the marketplace. Greater Mankato Growth, the regional chamber of commerce and economic development organization, is an affiliate of Greater Mankato Growth, Inc. which also includes the local convention and visitor's bureau, Visit Mankato and downtown development organization, City Center Partnership.