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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 […]

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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