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May 2017

Economic Huddle with Chris Kuehl

May 16 @ 11:45 am - 1:00 pm
Alexandria Technical & Community College, 1601 Jefferson St.
Alexandria, MN 56308 United States
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Economic Huddle

Please join us for a FREE pork chop lunch as we celebrate Alexandria area businesses! Our presenter will be Dr. Christopher Kuehl, a Managing Director of Armada Corporate Intelligence and one of the co-founders of the company in 1999. He has been Armada’s economic analyst and has worked with a wide variety of private clients and professional associations in the last ten years. Year of the Rooster - Are We Awake Yet? We are at the half way point for the…

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June 2017

Employment Law Update

June 7 @ 7:30 am - 4:00 pm
Alexandria Technical & Community College, 1601 Jefferson St.
Alexandria, MN 56308 United States
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$50
Employment Law

The Annual West Central Minnesota Employment Law Update will be held at the Alexandria Area Technical & Community College, Information Technology Building Auditorium 743. Open to employers, small business owners, managers, and HR/supervisory staff and those who are pursuing SHRM CEU’s. Hear from legal experts focusing on the significant changes and updates to employment law and provide current information and resources in a variety of important areas. SHRM CP, SCP, and HRCI credits are approved for the sessions, with certificate…

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August 2017

ABC’s of Starting an LLC

August 9 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Alexandria Area Economic Development Commission, 324 Broadway Street
Alexandria, MN 56308
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$15

Thinking of starting a small business or already in the process? You won’t want to miss this class! Hear from attorney, Mike Cass as he discusses how to get started filing with the state, the basics of taxes and suggestions for the best operating agreements out there. Date: Wednesday, August 9, 2017 | Time: 12:00-1:00 pm | Fee: $15 per person Mike is an attorney at the Law Firm of Swenson Lervick Syverson Trosvig Jacobson Schultz Cass, P.A. He practices in the areas…

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September 2017

Healthy People Make Healthy Leaders

September 13 @ 11:45 am - 1:00 pm
Alexandria Technical & Community College, 1601 Jefferson St.
Alexandria, MN 56308 United States
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$15
Healthy Leaders

  Running a business of any size requires solid leadership. As a business owner, executive team member, manager, or entrepreneur, it’s important to be able to lead from the front in many areas. Is one of those areas for your health / fitness / wellness? Should it be? The evidence is piling up that healthy people make for healthy leaders. Join us to learn actionable ways to strive towards the best, healthiest, version of you. Date: Wednesday, September 13, 2017…

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Internet Marketing and Google Ads

September 19 @ 11:45 am - 1:00 pm
Alexandria Technical & Community College, 1601 Jefferson St.
Alexandria, MN 56308 United States
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$15
Internet Marketing

  Learn the basics of Internet marketing and using the Google Adwords System. Topics include: Tips to boost your online presence Common mistakes to avoid when using Google Ads Developing a simple online marketing strategy for your local business Date: Tuesday, September 19, 2017 Time: 11:45 am to 1:00 pm Location: ATCC Room 209 Presenter: Jeff Meland - Databae Systems Fee: $15 per person (Includes box lunch) Jeff Meland | Databae Systems Jeff Meland is the owner of Databae Systems.…

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October 2017

Let’s Celebrate Manufacturing!

October 4 @ 7:30 am - 9:00 am
Alexandria Technical & Community College, 1601 Jefferson St.
Alexandria, MN 56308 United States
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celebrate manufacturing

As part of Minnesota Manufacturers Week, the Alexandria Area Economic Development Commission invites you to help celebrate manufacturing in our area! Join us for a complimentary breakfast followed by a tour of the Alexandria Technical & Community College manufacturing and nursing labs. Date | Wednesday, October 4th Time | 7:30 am (Breakfast), 8:00-9:00 am (Tours) Location | ATCC - Room 304 (Cafe) Click HERE for Campus Map We ask that you RSVP your attendance by Friday, September 29th. Powered by Eventbrite

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Stress Reduction, Life Balance, and Healthy Living for Working Professionals

October 10 @ 12:30 pm - 4:00 pm
$49
Life Balance

  This session focuses on specific techniques to help you stay physically healthy and mentally balanced by controlling your daily thoughts from the time you get up in the morning to the time you go to bed at night. Medical research studies in the field of psychoneuroimmunology (PNI) have clearly demonstrated that your mental attitude has a direct and immediate impact on your energy level and immune system. Some of this striking research from Rochester Institute of Technology will be…

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Business & Industrial Appreciation Day | Anderson Funeral Home

October 24 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Arrowwood Resort & Conference Center, 2100 Arrowwood Lane
Alexandria, MN 56308 United States
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$25

Anderson Funeral Home has been selected as the recipient of the 2017 Business & Industrial Appreciation Day award by the Boards of Directors of the Alexandria Area Economic Development Commission and Alexandria Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce. The Business & Industrial Appreciation Day (BIAD) event has honored a Douglas County company each year since 1984, and is recognized as one of the largest and longest standing annual events of its type in greater Minnesota. Annually, one company from the region is…

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3 Healthy Habits For Customer Service

October 25 @ 11:45 am - 1:00 pm
Alexandria Technical & Community College, 1601 Jefferson St.
Alexandria, MN 56308 United States
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$15

  Customer service is a key to good customer/ client relationships, good relationships are key to longevity/repeat customers, longevity/repeat customers are key to a successful business. Come learn 3 healthy habits for your company’s customer service, including the "make me feel special” concept, identifying and living by service standards and "above and beyond” WOW opportunities. Date: Wednesday, October 25, 2017 Time: 11:45 am to 1:00 pm Location: ATCC Room 209 Presenter: Mike Hawes - BS, ATC, CSCS, USAW Fee: $15…

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Entrepreneur or Freelancer

October 31 @ 11:45 am - 1:00 pm
Alexandria Technical & Community College, 1601 Jefferson St.
Alexandria, MN 56308 United States
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$15
Starting a Small Business

  So you have been working as an independent contractor or freelancer. Maybe you have been working side jobs as a photographer, graphic designer, copywriter, or fitness instructor. You give all or much of your free time toward your passion. Thoughts of making it your full time career have crossed your mind. Is it time to take that leap? Are you ready to go into business for yourself? Shannon will explore the pros and cons of going into business for…

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