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Experiencing the Alexandria Area Culture

By AAEDC | July 9, 2018 | 0 Comments

Meet Andres Rodriguez I’m originally from Bogota Columbia. After attending high school and undergrad there, I applied for, and was accepted into a graduate program at the University of Missouri. Bogota has roughly 10 million people in the City, so I was looking for a community that I could be part of that would allow […]

Hilltop Lumber to Receive 2018 BIAD Award

By AAEDC | June 8, 2018 | 0 Comments

Hilltop Lumber has been selected as the recipient of the 2018 Business & Industrial Appreciation Day award by the Boards of Directors of the Alexandria Area Economic Development Commission and Alexandria Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce. The Business & Industrial Appreciation Day (BIAD) event has honored a Douglas County company each year since 1984 and […]

What Does Economic Development Do?

By AAEDC | May 10, 2018 | 0 Comments
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What is and what does economic development organizations do? Being that there’s no one definition for economic development is why these two questions are often asked. Although economic development organizations can be a bit different in the services they provide they all tend to have the same similar goals of job creation, community growth and […]

Small Business is Something to Celebrate

By AAEDC | April 12, 2018 | 0 Comments
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In the next few weeks, our area will celebrate two nationally recognized weeks that celebrate small businesses and the quality jobs they create. National Small Business Week 2018 kicks off at the end of this month with an awards ceremony in Washington D.C. where national award winners will be recognized and awarded for their achievements. National Small Business Week […]

Upcoming AAEDC Events

  1. Google Drives and Google Apps

    September 17 @ 10:00 am - 1:30 pm
  2. Applying Emotional Intelligence for Career Success

    October 1 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
  3. 2019 Business & Industrial Appreciation Day

    October 8 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
  4. Are You Fit to Run Your Business?

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

    November 12 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

RSS Things To Do | ExploreAlex.com

  • Must-Do Summer Fun in the Lakes Area
    The Alexandria Lakes Area is a prime destination for summer vacations having over 350 lakes and a plethora of outdoor recreational opportunities. There are tons of experiences and activities you simply can’t miss! To help you explore Alexandria this summer, here is a list of the Must-Do Activities: 1. Cruise the Scenic Byway Cruise the Trail of the Glacier! The […]
  • Summer Walleye & Bass Tips – Mike Frisch’s Video Update
    Fishing in the Alexandria Lakes Area – Video Updates, Tips & Tricks by Mike Frisch The post Summer Walleye & Bass Tips – Mike Frisch’s Video Update appeared first on Explore Alexandria Minnesota.
  • Share Your 4th of July Photos and WIN!
    There is endless fun in the Alexandria Lakes Area over the 4th of July holiday, from the Star Storm fireworks show to all the summer lake fun! Explore Alexandria wants to see your great photos, so we are giving away gift certificates for area businesses! All you have to do is share your pictures using […]
  • 10% Off Golf & Cart for Visitors!
    Visitors staying at our lodging properties can receive 10% Off Golf & Cart at participating Golf Courses! Discount card will be administered by the lodging properties in association with your stay. You may mention your desire to obtain the discount card at booking, upon check in or at any time during your stay. Find list […]
  • Lower Your Handicap & Improve Your Golf Score Quickly
    Lowering your handicap or improving your score when playing golf can seem like an impossible task.  For many golfers it doesn’t matter how many rounds they play or what they try their scores do not drop.  This can be frustrating but with a different approach it can change! Lots of amateur golfers spend time practicing […]
  • Bass are Chomping! – Mike Frisch’s Video Update
    Fishing in the Alexandria Lakes Area – Video Updates, Tips & Tricks by Mike Frisch The post Bass are Chomping! – Mike Frisch’s Video Update appeared first on Explore Alexandria Minnesota.
  • Early Summer Bite Getting Hot in Alexandria Lakes Area
    Alexandria is noted as one of the best places to catch fish in the state.  That said, we are not even two weeks into the open water walleye season and the area is already living up to the hype.  Reports of nice walleye and crappie have been common.  Even though we’ve had some interesting weather […]
  • Memorial Day Fishing Tips – Mike Frisch’s Video Update
    Fishing in the Alexandria Lakes Area – Video Updates, Tips & Tricks by Mike Frisch The post Memorial Day Fishing Tips – Mike Frisch’s Video Update appeared first on Explore Alexandria Minnesota.
  • Fishing Season in Full Swing – Mike Frisch’s Video Update
    Fishing in the Alexandria Lakes Area – Video Updates, Tips & Tricks by Mike Frisch The post Fishing Season in Full Swing – Mike Frisch’s Video Update appeared first on Explore Alexandria Minnesota.
  • Walleye Opener Tips – Mike Frisch’s Video Update
    Fishing in the Alexandria Lakes Area – Video Updates, Tips & Tricks by Mike Frisch The post Walleye Opener Tips – Mike Frisch’s Video Update appeared first on Explore Alexandria Minnesota.

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