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Will You Be Applying for Pitch Your Plan?

By AAEDC | February 21, 2020 | 0 Comments

Applications for year two of Pitch Your Plan open, Monday, February 24! In 2019, the AAEDC launched a new business competition which was open to current or prospective entrepreneurs. They would have an opportunity to pitch for a for-profit business idea and a chance at a community prize package valued over $38,000. Eligible business concepts […]

Honoring Geneva Capital

By AAEDC | September 5, 2019 | 0 Comments

The 2019 Business and Industrial Appreciation Day (BIAD) event is fast approaching and will honor Geneva Capital, and their many contributions to our area. The annual BIAD event will be held, Tuesday, October 8th at 11:30 am -1:00 pm at Arrowwood Resort and Conference Center on Lake Darling. Tickets to attend the event are currently […]

2019 Wage & Benefits Survey

By AAEDC | May 20, 2019 | 0 Comments

You are invited to participate in the 2019 comprehensive survey of company compensation, benefits and policies for the West Central Minnesota Area.   2019 Wage Survey | 2019 Benefits Survey   There is NO COST to participate in the 2019 Wage & Benefits Survey. You will receive the final report for each survey you complete by […]

Social Enterprise Program Expands to 41 Counties

By AAEDC | May 15, 2019 | 0 Comments

Up to 7 will be selected; 2-year Initiators Fellowship application opens May 15! The Initiators Fellowship, launched by the Initiative Foundation of Little Falls in 2016, is expanding to include the regions of Southwest Initiative Foundation and West Central Initiative, covering a total of 41 counties in Greater Minnesota. Applications for the 2020-21 cohort open May 15 and close […]

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  • Catch Big Fish in the Fall! – Mike Frisch’s Video Update
    Fishing in the Alexandria Lakes Area – Video Updates, Tips & Tricks by Mike Frisch The post Catch Big Fish in the Fall! – Mike Frisch’s Video Update appeared first on Explore Alexandria Minnesota.
  • Fall Walleye Action Heating Up – Mike Frisch’s Video Update
    Fishing in the Alexandria Lakes Area – Video Updates, Tips & Tricks by Mike Frisch The post Fall Walleye Action Heating Up – Mike Frisch’s Video Update appeared first on Explore Alexandria Minnesota.
  • Autumn Activities in Alexandria, voted Minnesota’s Best Town!
    Autumn is a much-adored season for many reasons…cool nights around a campfire, pumpkin patches, cozy sweatshirts, and of course the beautiful vibrant colors of foliage during a Minnesota fall. Couple all that with some fun activities in the heart of lakes country and you have the recipe of a perfect Autumn Getaway! Don’t miss autumn […]
  • Fall Color Hotspots in the Alexandria Lakes Area
    “Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower.” — Albert Camus The Autumn Season is arriving in Minnesota, and it’s one of the best times of the year to get out and explore the Alexandria Lakes Area! Not only are there tons of things to do and great places to stay, the colorful hues from […]
  • Labor Day Weekend Fishing Report – Mike Frisch’s Video Update
    Fishing in the Alexandria Lakes Area – Video Updates, Tips & Tricks by Mike Frisch The post Labor Day Weekend Fishing Report – Mike Frisch’s Video Update appeared first on Explore Alexandria Minnesota.
  • 2020 Grape Stomp Festival
    Come experience the Grape Stomp and Fall Festival held annually at Carlos Creek Winery! The three day 2020 festival is September 18-20. This year is a little different from past years due to COVID-19 safety protocols, but is still full of excitement including 2 stages of live music, over 40 juried art and marketplace vendors, Carlos […]
  • Shifting to Great Bass Fishing – Mike Frisch’s Video Update
    Fishing in the Alexandria Lakes Area – Video Updates, Tips & Tricks by Mike Frisch The post Shifting to Great Bass Fishing – Mike Frisch’s Video Update appeared first on Explore Alexandria Minnesota.
  • Late Summer Walleye Bite – Mike Frisch’s Video Update
    Fishing in the Alexandria Lakes Area – Video Updates, Tips & Tricks by Mike Frisch The post Late Summer Walleye Bite – Mike Frisch’s Video Update appeared first on Explore Alexandria Minnesota.
  • Hitting Crappies on the Deep Weedline – Mike Frisch’s Video Update
    Fishing in the Alexandria Lakes Area – Video Updates, Tips & Tricks by Mike Frisch The post Hitting Crappies on the Deep Weedline – Mike Frisch’s Video Update appeared first on Explore Alexandria Minnesota.
  • Fishing in the Dog Days of Summer – Mike Frisch’s Video Update
    Fishing in the Alexandria Lakes Area – Video Updates, Tips & Tricks by Mike Frisch The post Fishing in the Dog Days of Summer – Mike Frisch’s Video Update appeared first on Explore Alexandria Minnesota.

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