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Growing Home Luncheon Series: Save Your Spot

September 26, 2018

The Initiative Foundation's first in a series of regional luncheons is Oct. 2 in Braham. If you haven't secured your spot, now's the time. Sponsorships still remain for full and half tables. Single tickets also are available.

Growing_Home_Logo_Final-01.pngJoin us as we celebrate with an attitude of gratitude for the riches we have in the region and the opportunities that lie before us. The luncheon series runs from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Visit ifound.org/events for details.

Braham Highlights

Hear from Heidi Braun, workforce development director at Pine Technical and Community College, and Natasha Fuller, a graduate of the school's four-week Women Who Weld program. Natasha now works at an Onamia welding shop. She's increased her take-home pay by 20 percent, and she holds the shop record for the number of plow blades welded in a single day!

Upcoming Luncheon Opportunities

Sponsorships and single tickets are available for the Foundation's upcoming luncheons in St. Joseph and Brainerd.

Oct. 11—St. Joseph: Learn about the Initiators Fellowship program from Rick Bauerly, founder and managing partner at Granite Equity Partners. Rick will be joined by Initiators Fellow Hudda Ibrahim, who will share how the two-year program has increased her business acumen, bolstered her network and helped her grow as a person and as a leader.

Oct. 25—Brainerd: Discover the Key Recruitment Program, an initiative of the Brainerd Lakes Area Economic Development Corporation, and successful efforts to attract and retain key employees who come to the region for quality jobs and stay to live the good life.

Stories of Strength, Growth, Success

The Foundation also will unveil three powerful new videos during the luncheon series that highlight a caring and compassionate approach to regional growth. Learn about:

  • Hilltop Kitchen, an Initiative Foundation-supported volunteer program in Todd and Wadena counties where more than 100,000 meals are being delivered annually to seniors and shut-ins
  • The inspiration for a local couple and the impactful grants they’re able to award through their Initiative Foundation-hosted donor-advised fund
  • A Pine County business and Initiative Foundation loan client that employs work-release inmates to meet workforce demands while teaching valuable skills to a vulnerable population.

Help Us Name a Winner!

To cap it off, we’ll select the name of one guest-submitted recommendation at each location for a qualifying Central Minnesota 501(c)(3) organization or local unit of government to receive a $1,000 grant award.

For sponsorship or single ticket information, visit ifound.org/events, call (877) 632-9255 or send an email.

Join us at a Growing Home luncheon in October!


A special thanks to premier sponsors Bremer Bank and CentraCare Health and partner sponsors Granite Equity Partners, Gray Plant Mooty, Hy-Tec Construction, IPEX and Schlenner Wennner & Co.


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