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Business & Industrial Appreciation Day 2018

Event Details

Date and Time: October 30, 2018 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm

Venue: Arrowwood Resort & Conference Center

Address: 2100 Arrowwood Lane
Alexandria, MN 56308 United States

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Hilltop Lumber has been selected as the recipient of the 2018 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 selected as the BIAD recipient based upon the following factors:

  • Impact of the business on the job market.
  • Impact of the business on the local economy.
  • Capital Investment; an indication of commitment by the business to increase community capacity.
  • Community Contributions; evidence of the company’s investment of time, skills and resources to assist in community-oriented projects.

This event will be a celebration of the success, growth, and impact of Hilltop Lumber not only in our local area, but statewide as well. The luncheon is an opportunity to spotlight the organization with a company video and presentation of formal resolutions from local and state leaders.

If  you would like to say your congratulations in the BIAD publication featuring Hilltop Lumber, please CLICK HERE to fill out Ad Form and send to Kayla Wacholz at [email protected]


About the presenter: Tom Copeland

Tom has been the nation’s leading trainer, author, and advocate for the business of family child care care since 1981.
He is a licensed attorney and have presented hundreds of business workshops for family child care providers across the country
From 1981 to 2009 he worked at Resources for Child Caring in Minnesota (now called Think Small), where he was director of Redleaf National Institute for 15 years.
He has written nine books on the business of family child care published by Redleaf Press, a division of Resources for Child Caring.

He was on the board of directors of First Children’s Finance, a non-profit organization providing low interest loans and consulting and technical assistance to help family child care providers succeed as a business. They operate in Minnesota, Iowa, Michigan, North and South Dakota, Kansas, Missouri, and Texas.

He graduated from Macalester College (BA) in 1972 and from William Mitchell College of Law (JD) in 1980.