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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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  • 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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