One Word for SWIF 2012 Banquet: Inspiring
It is the day after our Banquet and the debut of a new brand for the Southwest Initiative Foundation.
I am absolutely in awe of our Board of Directors and staff who made the banquet what many are saying was our best one ever. There is no question what makes the banquet so special: PEOPLE. We had over 250 guests who helped unveil the Foundation as “One Connection. Unlimited Possibilities.”
Thank you so much to all who were able to join us last night!
Highlights of which you will hear more about in a future blog include:
- Becky Parker of Ortonville was completely caught by surprise as we announced her as our 2012 Southwest Initiative Foundation Award recipient.
- The Glencoe Community Strings provided beautiful music for our evening. Jerry Ostensoe and The Strollers also provide fun music for the reception prior to dinner.
- And, we premiered our very special new video. Everyone is telling us this is the best video we’ve ever done. Please take time to watch and enjoy some of the best stories ever that truly tell the story of the Foundation. I think the video will make you smile, laugh and even bring you to tears. The people in the video give of themselves to make a difference for others. They are awesome people and true southwest Minnesota leaders. They have inspired us to be one connection providing unlimited possibilities for people, entrepreneurs, businesses and communities.