Coulee Region organizations, businesses celebrate global connections

Our community is coming together to celebrate its global connections.

The 6th annual ‘Global Initiatives Week’ began Friday afternoon. Through next Friday, local businesses and organizations will showcase the economic and cultural impact of those international connections.

Friday’s kick-off event included global food samples, a multi-lingual children’s story time and cultural music and dance performances.

“Organizations are able to share what they are doing here in the community that is internationally connected. It’s just a great way to bring the community together and celebrate how we are globally minded,” said Global Initiatives Week Planning Chair Miranda Panzer.

Many La Crosse businesses are offering special discounts to anyone who mentions ‘Global Initiatives Week’ as a way to include the entire community in the celebration. They include:

Cabin Coffee
Dim Sum
El Rodeo Restaurant
Global Grounds Coffee Shop
Grand Bluff Running, Hackberry Bistro
Hmong Golden Eggrolls
Iguana’s Mexican Street Cafe
Root Note
That Foreign Place

You can learn more about Global Initiatives Week at the event’s website.

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