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Leaving a Positive Impression

What is community marketing? It seems like an easy question to answer.  We get marketing messages every day, and yet, when you stop to think about marketing your community, it can be hard to define and move forward with a strategic plan.  Some people may associate marketing with some sort of in your face promotional […]

Understanding Tax Increment Financing (TIF)

Tax Increment Financing is an economic development, redevelopment, and housing development tool that was authorized by the State of Minnesota in 1979 for cities, counties and other local authorities to use to offset certain development and redevelopment costs.  For local units of government to implement TIF for certain projects, the unit must find that it […]

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FAN (Freshman Academy Network) Coaches – Get Connected

The Alexandria Area High School (AAHS) is seeking FAN Coaches for the upcoming school year, which is less than a month away, craziness! What is a FAN Coach? The mission of the FAN Coach program is to connect community leaders with 9th-grade students in the efforts to reinforce skill development and a commitment to education. […]

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Building A Business Plan

One of the first steps in a new venture is the development of a business plan. The business plan describes the product or service, market, people and financing needs. A well-prepared business plan serves several purposes: For the new business, it helps the owner determine the feasibility and desirability of pursuing the steps necessary to […]

Alexandria Area High School, Future Workforce

Partnership Doing Something Remarkable for Students & Community

When the talk of the new Alexandria Area High School (AAHS) was starting a few years ago, the Alexandria Area Economic Development Commission (AAEDC) never wondered if we could help in any way, it was always – how can we help? The answer was found with my position as the community and workforce development coordinator. […]

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  • Live Music at Carlos Creek Winery December 23, 2017
    Visit Carlos Creek Winery for tons of fun and activities, including great live music! Sip on wine, take a tour, check out the gift shop, pedal or walk through the vineyard and much more! Visit their website for a list of performers. The post Live Music at Carlos Creek Winery appeared first on Alexandria MN […]
  • Kids Open Paint Studio :: Art Bar 39 December 23, 2017
    Art Bar 39’s Kids Open Paint Studio every Saturday! No appointments needed, just come in between 10am-10pm. All supplies are provided and they clean up the mess! The post Kids Open Paint Studio :: Art Bar 39 appeared first on Alexandria MN Tourism.
  • Luncheon Event with Rob Grunewald December 18, 2017
    The post Luncheon Event with Rob Grunewald appeared first on Alexandria MN Tourism.
  • Kids Open Studio Painting :: Art Bar 39 December 17, 2017
    Art Bar 39’s Kids Open Paint Studio every Saturday! No appointments needed, just come in between 10am-10pm. All supplies are provided and they clean up the mess! Every Saturday from 10am-10pm & Sundays 10am-5pm. The post Kids Open Studio Painting :: Art Bar 39 appeared first on Alexandria MN Tourism.
  • Root Cellar Fest at La Ferme December 17, 2017
    Join La Ferme for this special dinner event. The post Root Cellar Fest at La Ferme appeared first on Alexandria MN Tourism.
  • Live Music at the Brewery December 17, 2017
    Enjoy locally crafted beer and live music at Copper Trail Brewery! Full schedule of live music below: 9/2: 7-10pm – Rexford Sweetwater’s Yesternight Radio Show 9/14: 6-9pm – Flat Top Junction 9/22: 6-9pm – The Wrong Omar 9/23: 12-3pm – Ben Stoeck   10/6: 6-9pm – Flat Top Junction 10/7: 7-10pm – Rexford Sweetwater’s Yesternight […]
  • Live Music at Carlos Creek Winery December 16, 2017
    Visit Carlos Creek Winery for tons of fun and activities, including great live music! Sip on wine, take a tour, check out the gift shop, pedal or walk through the vineyard and much more! Visit their website for a list of performers. The post Live Music at Carlos Creek Winery appeared first on Alexandria MN […]
  • Kids Open Paint Studio :: Art Bar 39 December 16, 2017
    Art Bar 39’s Kids Open Paint Studio every Saturday! No appointments needed, just come in between 10am-10pm. All supplies are provided and they clean up the mess! The post Kids Open Paint Studio :: Art Bar 39 appeared first on Alexandria MN Tourism.
  • Canadian Pacific Holiday Train :: 2017 December 12, 2017
    The Holiday Trains make stops in communities across the US and Canada, offering free concerts and seasonal festivities from a boxcar turned into a travelling stage. Here is your chance to see their stop in Alexandria! The concerts are always free, but you’re encouraged to make a donation to the local food bank—either a non-perishable food […]
  • “Meet your Farmers” Dinner at La Ferme December 11, 2017
    Join La Ferme for this special dinner event. Bent Paddle Brewery and LA FERME will be collaborating on a three Course Dinner in December honoring all of the hard work that goes into growing and harvesting food for our family owned restaurant. This is a great opportunity to meet local farmers in the Alexandria Area, and […]