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FAN (Freshman Academy Network) Coaches – Get Connected

By AAEDC | July 17, 2016 | 0 Comments
Customer Service

The Alexandria Area High School (AAHS) is seeking FAN Coaches for the upcoming school year, which is less than a month away, craziness! What is a FAN Coach? The mission of the FAN Coach program is to connect community leaders with 9th-grade students in the efforts to reinforce skill development and a commitment to education. […]

Building A Business Plan

By AAEDC | June 17, 2016 | 0 Comments
starting your own business

One of the first steps in a new venture is the development of a business plan. The business plan describes the product or service, market, people and financing needs. A well-prepared business plan serves several purposes: For the new business, it helps the owner determine the feasibility and desirability of pursuing the steps necessary to […]

Partnership Doing Something Remarkable for Students & Community

By AAEDC | May 15, 2016 | 0 Comments
Alexandria Area High School, Future Workforce

When the talk of the new Alexandria Area High School (AAHS) was starting a few years ago, the Alexandria Area Economic Development Commission (AAEDC) never wondered if we could help in any way, it was always – how can we help? The answer was found with my position as the community and workforce development coordinator. […]

What Is Economic Development?

By AAEDC | April 17, 2016 | 0 Comments
Annual Meeting, Economic Development

It can be an intangible concept that is hard to explain. The book definition takes a policy perspective: economic development is the efforts that seek to improve the economic well-being and quality of life for a community by creating and/or retaining jobs and supporting or growing incomes and the tax base. When I’m asked what […]

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

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  • 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.
  • Swimbaiting Tactics for Multi-Species Success – Mike Frisch’s Video Update
    Fishing in the Alexandria Lakes Area – Video Updates, Tips & Tricks by Mike Frisch The post Swimbaiting Tactics for Multi-Species Success – Mike Frisch’s Video Update appeared first on Explore Alexandria Minnesota.
  • Fishing in Early August- Joe Scegura’s Video Update
    Updates, tips and tricks by Lindy Pro Guide Joe Scegura The post Fishing in Early August- Joe Scegura’s Video Update appeared first on Explore Alexandria Minnesota.
  • Lotsa’ Lakes, and Lotsa’ Fish! – Mike Frisch’s Video Update
    Fishing in the Alexandria Lakes Area – Video Updates, Tips & Tricks by Mike Frisch The post Lotsa’ Lakes, and Lotsa’ Fish! – Mike Frisch’s Video Update appeared first on Explore Alexandria Minnesota.
  • 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 […]

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