IQ Magazine

IQ Magazine: Our Readers Are Leaders

Published twice annually by the Initiative Foundation, IQ Magazine is an award-winning publication that features in-depth stories about the economy, communities and generosity in Central Minnesota. The magazine focuses on regional trends, community issues and local solutions and serves as a source of insight and intelligence for busy leaders. By raising up your voice, we inspire knowledge that inspires action.

Fall 2023

Building Back Better

One year in: Special grants help nonprofits transform post-pandemic services.

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A History of Helping

A look at three businesses that received early—and pivotal— Initiative Foundation loans and how they’ve grown. Read More

Entrepreneurial Spirit

Lending program helps growing companies expand, exceed goals and create jobs. Read More

Succession Successes

How three Central Minnesota businesses have survived and even thrived after their owners have decided to move on. Read More

Social Skills

A young St. Cloud company is mastering the art of digital marketing. Read More

Planting Seeds for the Future

Introducing a new business loan for underserved communities. Read More

Shark Industries

Peek inside the automotive aftermarket industry. Read More

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