Regional/Community Events

Social Media Breakfast

Art's Place 35 1st Ave SW, Hutchinson, MN

Ready to transform your small business or organization with AI? Join Vivid Image + Social Media Breakfast Central Minnesota on June 13th for an exclusive session, “AI in Action: Real-World Applications for Small Business” and discover how AI can enhance your operations, boost sales, and enhance customer service! This session will dive into how AI can be applied to all areas of business, learn AI trends and tools tailored for small businesses, and network with peers for an interactive morning. Registration is free, but pre-registration is required and limit of 50 attendees!

Partners in Ag Innovation

MinnWest Technology Campus 1800 Technology Drive, Willmar, MN

This year’s theme is The Impact of Technology on Agriculture. Technology has transformed traditional farming and agribusiness practices and will continue to address challenges this industry faces. Topics such as AI, access to information and markets, data analytics and data driven decisions, supply chain management, climate modeling, biotechnology, automation and robotics and precision farming are all changing the industry landscape.

City of Marshall Juneteenth

Marshall, MN

The City of Marshall is hosting a Juneteenth celebration on Wednesday, June 19. Juneteenth, or "Freedom Day," recognizes the final enforcement of the Emancipation Proclamation, officially ending slavery. The community is invited to a variety of activities on June 19.

Worthington International Festival


The Worthington International Festival July 11-13 is an opportunity to connect and celebrate the many cultures in southwest Minnesota through performances, activities, food and more.

2024 Welcoming Week

Welcoming Week is September 13-22, 2024. Through Welcoming Week, organizations and communities bring together neighbors of all backgrounds to build strong connections and affirm the importance of welcoming and inclusive places in achieving collective prosperity. Southwest Initiative Foundation (SWIF) provides funding and support for Welcoming Week celebrations in communities across our region as part of

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