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National Economic Development and Small Business Week – May 6-11, 2019

By AAEDC | May 6, 2019 | 0 Comments

The first full week in May is an exciting one for us at the Alexandria Area Economic Development Commission (AAEDC), we are celebrating National Economic Development Week, May 6th through 11th and National Small Business Week, May 5th through the 11th. To kick off the first part of the week, we will be announcing the winner […]

The Need for Professional Partners

By AAEDC | January 2, 2019 | 0 Comments

When embarking on your entrepreneurial adventure, it is essential to have the right tackle in your box. Having a solid set of professional resources available to you will allow you to streamline processes and save time and money. Building that list can take time and finding the right fit is very important. At different points […]

What is your Core Focus?

By AAEDC | December 19, 2018 | 0 Comments

Now that you are considering starting your new business, it is time to begin making a plan.  One of the first steps in making that plan, is understanding your Core Focus. By answering a few simple questions,  you will begin to shape your Mission and Vision for your organization. These questions also help to lay […]

Entrepreneur vs. Small Business Owner

By AAEDC | December 13, 2018 | 0 Comments

So you have a great idea. But do you have many ideas that will change the world? This simple definition is the difference between small business owners and entrepreneurs. Small business owners set out to solve a problem in their community. They are there to serve their customers needs. Entrepreneurs on the other hand set […]

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  • Tips for Catching more Crappies – Mike Frisch’s Video update
    Fishing in the Alexandria Lakes Area – Video Updates, Tips & Tricks by Mike Frisch The post Tips for Catching more Crappies – Mike Frisch’s Video update appeared first on Explore Alexandria Minnesota.
  • Let’s RIDE! Alexandria Area Snowmobile Trails are OPEN!
    The Alexandria Lakes Area is full of snow! The groomed trails on the 360-mile system of Douglas County’s snowmobile trails are OPEN! Get your sled going and get ready to ride! Douglas Area Trails Association is busy consistently grooming the trails for good riding. For the most up-to-date trail conditions and openings, check HERE. For lodging options, […]
  • Fishing with a Sonar Unit – Mike Frisch’s Video Update
    Fishing in the Alexandria Lakes Area – Video Updates, Tips & Tricks by Mike Frisch The post Fishing with a Sonar Unit – Mike Frisch’s Video Update appeared first on Explore Alexandria Minnesota.
  • Fish are Biting, but Ice still not Ideal – Mike Frisch’s Video Update
    Fishing in the Alexandria Lakes Area – Video Updates, Tips & Tricks by Mike Frisch The post Fish are Biting, but Ice still not Ideal – Mike Frisch’s Video Update appeared first on Explore Alexandria Minnesota.
  • Ice Safety on Early Lake Ice – Mike Frisch’s Video Update
    Fishing in the Alexandria Lakes Area – Video Updates, Tips & Tricks by Mike Frisch The post Ice Safety on Early Lake Ice – Mike Frisch’s Video Update appeared first on Explore Alexandria Minnesota.
  • 2 for 1 Skiing or Snowboarding!
      Winter fun has begun at Andes Tower Hills! Featuring numerous downhill runs and lifts ranging from beginner to expert, and equipment rentals and lessons onsite. Take advantage of the 2 for 1 Weekend special! You’ll get two days of ski or snowboard rentals, plus lift tickets (regular price) for the price of one when […]
  • Alexandria Area’s Winter Activities in the Great Outdoors
    Most of us know how AMAZING summer and autumn is in Alexandria, Minnesota. Outdoor adventures are plentiful with over 300 lakes, numerous public parks and miles and miles of different types of trails. Just as the seasons turn and change, so does the many changing faces of all that outdoor fun! You’ll be amazed at […]
  • Last Few Chances for Open Water Fishing – Mike Frisch’s Video Update
    Fishing in the Alexandria Lakes Area – Video Updates, Tips & Tricks by Mike Frisch The post Last Few Chances for Open Water Fishing – Mike Frisch’s Video Update appeared first on Explore Alexandria Minnesota.
  • The Fall Bite is ON in the Lakes Area – Mike Frisch’s Video Update
    Fishing in the Alexandria Lakes Area – Video Updates, Tips & Tricks by Mike Frisch The post The Fall Bite is ON in the Lakes Area – Mike Frisch’s Video Update appeared first on Explore Alexandria Minnesota.
  • 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.

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