2024 Memorial Day

Southwest Initiative Foundation 15 3rd Ave NW, Hutchinson, United States

Southwest Initiative Foundation’s office building is closed in observance of Memorial Day.

Fund Partner Office Hours


SWIF Fund Partners are invited to connect virtually with members of the Development Team to get questions answered, have collaborative work time and meet new members of the SWIF team.

Upper Minnesota Valley Regional Development Commission Virtual Lunch & Learn


Upper Minnesota Valley Regional Development Commission (UMVRDC) is hosting a virtual lunch and learn on Tuesday, June 11 from 12:00-12:45 pm on Teams. The lunch and learn will feature employment attorney Pamela Harris. Pamela will provide a summary of recent state and federal law changes coming out of the recent legislative sessions that will impact employers.

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.