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September 2017

Internet Marketing and Google Ads

September 19, 2017 @ 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, 2017 @ 7:30 am - 9:00 am
Alexandria Technical & Community College, 1601 Jefferson St.
Alexandria, MN 56308 United States
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FREE
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, 2017 @ 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, 2017 @ 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, 2017 @ 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, 2017 @ 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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November 2017

Christmas in the Fort & Lighting Ceremony

November 24, 2017 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Runestone Museum, 206 Broadway Street
Alexandria, MN 56308 United States
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Free

It's a family tradition to kick off the holiday season at the Runestone Museum with Christmas in the Fort! Admission to the Fort is FREE and snacks and beverages will be provided! Kids can visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus, and check out the animals with Erickson’s Petting Zoo. Entertainment will include the Carolers of Alexandria and Zion Children’s Choir. Our gift shop will be open - supplying all of your Christmas Shopping needs! NEW this year: Civil War Christmas stories and letters read…

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Small Business Saturday

November 25, 2017

Make sure you explore and support local on Small Business Saturday! Shop small this holiday season for the perfect gifts for family and friends from local businesses. Happy Shopping!!! #ShopSmall

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December 2017

2017 Jingle Bells Telethon

December 9, 2017 @ 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Lake Geneva Christian Center, 605 Birch Ave
Alexandria, MN 56308 United States
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Free
Jingle Bells Telethon

Join the 2017 Jingle Bells Telethon on Saturday, December 9th starting at 5:00pm at Lake Geneva Christian Center. Click HERE to donate to the Jingle Bells telethon! Auditions for the 2017 Telethon will be: Saturday, November 11th and, Sunday, November 19th from 3-6pm at Lake Geneva Christian Center in Alexandria. History For more than 64 years the Alexandria Jaycees have been involved in an effort to make the holidays better for families across Central Minnesota. Back in 1949 a gentleman named Ken…

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The Holiday Train with Terri Clark, Dallas Smith & Kelly Prescott

December 12, 2017 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Free

The Canadian Pacific (CP) Holiday Train is set to close out Canada 150 with its biggest ever lineup of Canadian talent to date! Get ready to ring in the holidays with your community as it makes its 19th annual tour in an effort to raise money, food and awareness for local food banks. Since its first tour in 1999, the train has raised more than C$13 million and four million pounds of food for communities along CP’s routes in Canada…

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