March 16 – 31, 2021

Initiators Fellowship receives donation to expand
The Initiators Fellowship, launched by the Initiative Foundation in 2016, is expanding to include the Northwest Minnesota Foundation and social entrepreneurs in its 12-county service area that includes two native nations. Expansion of the program is made possible by many supporters, specifically including a $1.2 million stock donation from founding funder Granite Partners. 

GSDC employee receives designation
Leslie Dingmann, business development director for the Greater St. Cloud Development Corporation (GSDC), earned the designation of Certified Economic Developer from the International Economic Development Council (IEDC.)

WIT recognizes Brenny Transportation staff            
Reabee Swiger-Gray, driver for Brenny Specialized, was recognized as the Women In Trucking Association (WIT) April Member of the Month. WIT also announced its fourth annual list of Top Women to Watch in Transportation, which included Bonnie Supan, vice president of operations and finance at Brenny Transportation.

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Deerwood Bank promotes Central Market President
Deerwood Bank promoted Jacki Templin from vice president of business banking to central market president.