A business class though Minnesota State University, Mankato, is partnering with Greater Mankato Area United Way to get real-world experience selling and marketing products, with profits benefiting United Way’s local programs.


This semester, students from the Stomper Grounds company from MSU’s Integrated Business Experience class are selling branded lawn chairs and five-in-one can koozies. The group is named after MSU’s Maverick mascot.


The goal of the company is to gain real-life experience through running their own business and to give back to the Mankato community.