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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 […]

Minnesota Manufacturing Week – October 1-7

By AAEDC | October 1, 2018 | 0 Comments

Minnesota Manufacturing Week, October 1st-7th, is designed to showcase Minnesota’s diverse manufacturing and technology industries in order to increase legislative and public awareness of their importance in providing high-wage and high-skilled jobs for our communities. The manufacturing industry is a dynamic segment of Minnesota’s economy, and an integral part of Minnesota’s economic development strategy. Manufacturing […]

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 […]

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  • Catch Big Fish in the Fall! – Mike Frisch’s Video Update
    Fishing in the Alexandria Lakes Area – Video Updates, Tips & Tricks by Mike Frisch The post Catch Big Fish in the Fall! – Mike Frisch’s Video Update appeared first on Explore Alexandria Minnesota.
  • Fall Walleye Action Heating Up – Mike Frisch’s Video Update
    Fishing in the Alexandria Lakes Area – Video Updates, Tips & Tricks by Mike Frisch The post Fall Walleye Action Heating Up – Mike Frisch’s Video Update appeared first on Explore Alexandria Minnesota.
  • Autumn Activities in Alexandria, voted Minnesota’s Best Town!
    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 in the heart of lakes country and you have the recipe of a perfect Autumn Getaway! Don’t miss autumn […]
  • 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 Report – Mike Frisch’s Video Update
    Fishing in the Alexandria Lakes Area – Video Updates, Tips & Tricks by Mike Frisch The post Labor Day Weekend Fishing Report – Mike Frisch’s Video Update appeared first on Explore Alexandria Minnesota.
  • 2020 Grape Stomp Festival
    Come experience the Grape Stomp and Fall Festival held annually at Carlos Creek Winery! The three day 2020 festival is September 18-20. This year is a little different from past years due to COVID-19 safety protocols, but is still full of excitement including 2 stages of live music, over 40 juried art and marketplace vendors, Carlos […]
  • Shifting to Great Bass Fishing – Mike Frisch’s Video Update
    Fishing in the Alexandria Lakes Area – Video Updates, Tips & Tricks by Mike Frisch The post Shifting to Great Bass Fishing – Mike Frisch’s Video Update appeared first on Explore Alexandria Minnesota.
  • Late Summer Walleye Bite – Mike Frisch’s Video Update
    Fishing in the Alexandria Lakes Area – Video Updates, Tips & Tricks by Mike Frisch The post Late Summer Walleye Bite – Mike Frisch’s Video Update appeared first on Explore Alexandria Minnesota.
  • Hitting Crappies on the Deep Weedline – Mike Frisch’s Video Update
    Fishing in the Alexandria Lakes Area – Video Updates, Tips & Tricks by Mike Frisch The post Hitting Crappies on the Deep Weedline – Mike Frisch’s Video Update appeared first on Explore Alexandria Minnesota.
  • Fishing in the Dog Days of Summer – Mike Frisch’s Video Update
    Fishing in the Alexandria Lakes Area – Video Updates, Tips & Tricks by Mike Frisch The post Fishing in the Dog Days of Summer – Mike Frisch’s Video Update appeared first on Explore Alexandria Minnesota.

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