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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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  • Get on the summer crappie bite! – Mike Frisch’s Video Update
    Fishing in the Alexandria Lakes Area – Video Updates, Tips & Tricks by Mike Frisch The post Get on the summer crappie bite! – Mike Frisch’s Video Update appeared first on Explore Alexandria Minnesota.
  • Crankin’ for Walleye – Mike Frisch’s Video Update
    Fishing in the Alexandria Lakes Area – Video Updates, Tips & Tricks by Mike Frisch The post Crankin’ for Walleye – Mike Frisch’s Video Update appeared first on Explore Alexandria Minnesota.
  • Fishing moving into Summer Patterns – Mike Frisch’s Video Update
    Fishing in the Alexandria Lakes Area – Video Updates, Tips & Tricks by Mike Frisch The post Fishing moving into Summer Patterns – Mike Frisch’s Video Update appeared first on Explore Alexandria Minnesota.
  • Alexandria Dining Options during COVID-19
    *Updated 6/10/2020 *Restaurants may offer Take-Out and Limited Capacity Seating (Indoor & Outdoor) On-Site, RESERVATIONS ARE REQUIRED *Click HERE for a printer-friendly version Food Options: Alexandria Golf Club: Take-out, Indoor & Outdoor Dining Angelina’s: Take-out, Indoor & Outdoor Dining Arrowwood Deck Bar & Grill (& Lake Cafe): Take-out, Indoor & Outdoor Dining Boulder Tap house: […]
  • Summer Activities in the Lakes Area that are Socially Distant … by Nature!
    Summer may be a little different this year due to the unprecedented times we are living in, but we can still enjoy activities in the outdoors to have fun, make memories and relieve some stress.  A getaway to lakes country may be just what you need, when the time is right for you.  The Alexandria […]
  • Panfish Bite Peaking! – Mike Frisch’s Video Update
    Fishing in the Alexandria Lakes Area – Video Updates, Tips & Tricks by Mike Frisch The post Panfish Bite Peaking! – Mike Frisch’s Video Update appeared first on Explore Alexandria Minnesota.
  • Tips for Early Season Walleye Bite – Mike Frisch’s Video Update
    Fishing in the Alexandria Lakes Area – Video Updates, Tips & Tricks by Mike Frisch The post Tips for Early Season Walleye Bite – Mike Frisch’s Video Update appeared first on Explore Alexandria Minnesota.
  • COVID-19 & Travel
    The Alexandria Lakes Area has a long history of welcoming visitors to enjoy our beautiful lakes country and our great hospitality. The COVID-19 pandemic has brought forth a “new normal” for us all, including how we travel. The Alexandria Lakes Area is known for our fun in the great outdoors, which makes it possible to […]
  • Game Fish Season is Warming Up! – Mike Frisch’s Video Update
    Fishing in the Alexandria Lakes Area – Video Updates, Tips & Tricks by Mike Frisch The post Game Fish Season is Warming Up! – Mike Frisch’s Video Update appeared first on Explore Alexandria Minnesota.
  • Fishing Opener Weekend! – Mike Frisch’s Video Update
    Fishing in the Alexandria Lakes Area – Video Updates, Tips & Tricks by Mike Frisch The post Fishing Opener Weekend! – Mike Frisch’s Video Update appeared first on Explore Alexandria Minnesota.

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