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West Central SBDC Consultant in Alexandria Area

Shannon Berns is the newest consultant joining the West Central – Small Business Development Center (SBDC).  Shannon has a Masters of Business Administration degree from Hamline University.  Shannon has been an entrepreneur, small business owner, banker, Economic Development professional, marketing director and small business consultant.  Shannon is Founder of Du Nord Consulting located in Alexandria, […]

New Training Projects from MN Job Skills Partnership

The Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) has awarded workforce development grants totaling $2.2 million under the Minnesota Job Skills Partnership (MJSP) to train 2,744 workers. “Minnesota is forecasted to have a shortage of more than 100,000 workers by 2020. We can’t afford to leave Minnesotans unprepared for good job opportunities,” said Lt. Governor […]

Alexandria 7th Best Place for 401(k) plans in MN

Rank City Employer Contribution % Investment Performance Administrative Fees Best 401(k) Plans Index 1 Champlin, MN 91.2% -0.7% 0.3% 96.16 2 Jordan, MN 78.1% -0.8% 0.1% 90.53 3 Little Falls, MN 63.5% -0.5% 0.2% 82.90 4 Willmar, MN 62.0% -0.3% 0.1% 82.66 5 Belle Plaine, MN 52.4% -0.1% 0.1% 78.12 6 Redwood Falls, MN 50.5% […]

Benefits Survey

West Central MN SHRM Wage & Benefits Survey

A Comprehensive Wage & Benefits Survey of Compensation, Company Benefits and Policies for the West Central Minnesota Area. Are you a business located within the counties of Becker, Clay, Douglas, Grant, Otter Tail, Pope, Stevens Traverse & Wilkin? Do you wonder if your business is competitive in the wages and benefits that you offer your […]

Economic Development Week May 8-13

The Alexandria Area Economic Development Commission (AAEDC) is excited to be celebrating National Economic Development Week, May 8th through 13th in the Alexandria area. “National Economic Development Week is a wonderful way to bring increased awareness to those development programs that enhance the local economic impact. We as the Alexandria Area Economic Development Commission continue […]

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  • Apple Pie Days September 22, 2017
    Join Country Blossom Farm for fall fun and family activities! On top of all the great things at the farm, this special weekend also features: Flashlight Corn Maze (Sept 22), Live Music, Apple Pie Eating Contest, Apple Baking Contest, Clueless the Clown, free samples and more! The post Apple Pie Days appeared first on Alexandria […]
  • Ole-toberfest September 22, 2017
    Join Copper Trail Brewing for an Oktoberfest celebration! The post Ole-toberfest appeared first on Alexandria MN Tourism.
  • Downtown Fall Festival September 22, 2017
    Come Downtown and celebrate fall with fun and shopping! September 21st: Girls Night Out, 4-7pm. Grab the girls and get ready to have some fun in Downtown Alexandria! Super store specials, activities, tastings, drawings and a fashion show! September 21-23: Sidewalk Sales, Scavenger Hunt & more! The post Downtown Fall Festival appeared first on Alexandria MN […]
  • Special Food Events at the Brewery September 22, 2017
    Join Copper Trail Brewery for special food events and food truck visits! Full schedule below: 9/8: 12-8pm – Green Canteen (Food Truck) 9/16: 12-8pm – Green Canteen (Food Truck)   9/22: 12-7pm – Triple Crown serving Booyah (Food – their award winning hearty midwest stew)   9/23: 4:30-7pm – Triple Crown serving Ribs (Food) 9/29: […]
  • “Touch the Sky” Photography Exhibit September 22, 2017
    This special exhibit is on display at the Legacy of the Lakes Museum for the 2017 season. Featuring breathtaking photographs of landscapes and iconic creatures of the American prairie by world-renowned nature photographer and Minnesota native, Jim Brandenburg. This traveling art exhibit from the Bell Museum of Natural History is only on display for the 2017 […]
  • Live Music at Pike & Pint September 22, 2017
    Join Pike & Pint Grill every Thursday night from 7-9pm for great live music! Features local and regional musicians like Michael Shynes, Blonde and the Bohunk, Shane Delaney and more. Pike & Pint also has excellent food and drink to accompany the tunes. For more information on music schedule, click here. The post Live Music at […]
  • Alexandria Farmers Market September 21, 2017
    Located just north of Downtown, on the Central Lakes Trail and nestled on the shores of Lake Agnes, the Alexandria Farmers Market has a wide variety of locally grown produce, cheese, meats, plants and much more! Enjoy the fresh goods of this farmers market 3 times a week in the summer and fall! The post […]
  • Oktoberfest at the Senior Center September 21, 2017
    Celebrate German style with the Senior Center on Thursday, September 21st from 12 pm to 6 pm.  Lake Country Meats is providing the brats and buns; will be serving a delicious brat meal with baked beans, chips, beverage and all the fixins.  Come for lunch or dinner – cost of tickets in advance is just […]
  • Downtown Fall Festival September 21, 2017
    Come Downtown and celebrate fall with fun and shopping! September 21st: Girls Night Out, 4-7pm. Grab the girls and get ready to have some fun in Downtown Alexandria! Super store specials, activities, tastings, drawings and a fashion show! September 21-23: Sidewalk Sales, Scavenger Hunt & more! The post Downtown Fall Festival appeared first on Alexandria MN […]
  • “Touch the Sky” Photography Exhibit September 21, 2017
    This special exhibit is on display at the Legacy of the Lakes Museum for the 2017 season. Featuring breathtaking photographs of landscapes and iconic creatures of the American prairie by world-renowned nature photographer and Minnesota native, Jim Brandenburg. This traveling art exhibit from the Bell Museum of Natural History is only on display for the 2017 […]