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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 […]

City of Alexandria – 2018 Construction “Red Hot Residential”

By AAEDC | May 10, 2019 | 0 Comments

How else would you summarize a year when 65 new single-family residential homes, 90 if you include the City’s contract area of Alexandria Township, along with 141 multi-family units were added to the greater Alexandria Area? During 2018, the Building Department reviewed, processed and issued 970 permits within their jurisdiction, which includes the City of Alexandria, along with […]

Upcoming AAEDC Events

  1. Are You Fit to Run Your Business?

    October 22 @ 11:45 am - 1:00 pm
  2. Conflict Resolution and Negotiation

    November 12 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
  3. Engage & Retain | Regional Summit for Employers

    November 19 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
  4. Employment Law 101: An Overview of the Most Common Mistakes Small Employers Make

    December 3 @ 11:45 am - 1:00 pm

RSS Things To Do | ExploreAlex.com

  • Mid October Fishing – Mike Frisch’s Video Update
    Fishing in the Alexandria Lakes Area – Video Updates, Tips & Tricks by Mike Frisch The post Mid October Fishing – Mike Frisch’s Video Update appeared first on Explore Alexandria Minnesota.
  • True Fall Fish Patterns Emerging – Mike Frisch’s Video Update
    Fishing in the Alexandria Lakes Area – Video Updates, Tips & Tricks by Mike Frisch The post True Fall Fish Patterns Emerging – Mike Frisch’s Video Update appeared first on Explore Alexandria Minnesota.
  • Fall Fun Days for October Break / MEA
    SCHOOL IS OUT October 17-20 for Fall Break / MEA !! Bring the entire family to Alexandria for Fall Fun Days! You’ll find plenty of fall fun for everyone at Country Blossom Farm and Carlos Creek Winery/22 Northmen Brewery. Country Blossom Farm When school is out, it’s time to PLAY! Country Blossom Farm is THE […]
  • Fall Fishing Patterns – Mike Frisch’s Video Update
    Fishing in the Alexandria Lakes Area – Video Updates, Tips & Tricks by Mike Frisch The post Fall Fishing Patterns – Mike Frisch’s Video Update appeared first on Explore Alexandria Minnesota.
  • Fishing Bass & Walleye in the Fall – Mike Frisch’s Video Update
    Fishing in the Alexandria Lakes Area – Video Updates, Tips & Tricks by Mike Frisch The post Fishing Bass & Walleye in the Fall – Mike Frisch’s Video Update appeared first on Explore Alexandria Minnesota.
  • Tips for Fall Bass Fishing with the Ned Rig – Mike Frisch’s Video Update
    Fishing in the Alexandria Lakes Area – Video Updates, Tips & Tricks by Mike Frisch The post Tips for Fall Bass Fishing with the Ned Rig – Mike Frisch’s Video Update appeared first on Explore Alexandria Minnesota.
  • Grape Stomp Festival
    Come experience the Grape Stomp and Fall Festival held annually at Carlos Creek Winery! The three day festival, September 13-15, is packed with excitement including 18 bands on 4 stages, over 150 food, juried art and marketplace vendors, a man cave featuring 22 Northmen Brewing Co. beer, wine & beer tasting, and of course Grape […]
  • Must-Do Fall Fun in the Alexandria Lakes Area
    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 and special events, and you have the recipe of a perfect Autumn Getaway! Here is a list of some […]
  • 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 – Mike Frisch’s Video Update
    Fishing in the Alexandria Lakes Area – Video Updates, Tips & Tricks by Mike Frisch The post Labor Day Weekend Fishing – Mike Frisch’s Video Update appeared first on Explore Alexandria Minnesota.

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