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Business & Industrial Appreciation Day (BIAD)

November 3 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm CDT

$25 – $250

Viking Bank has been selected as the recipient of the 2021 Business & Industrial Appreciation Day (BIAD) award by the Boards of Directors of the Alexandria Area Economic Development Commission (AAEDC) and Alexandria Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce (ALACC).

BIAD honorees are selected based on impact on the job market and the local economy, capital investment, and community contributions.

The newly created Legacy Award honors a past BIAD Award recipient for continuing to make an impact in the community. Alomere Health (formerly Douglas County Hospital) won the BIAD award in 1988. In years since, the hospital has experienced extensive growth and numerous achievements, and is being honored as this year’s Legacy Award recipient.

The BIAD luncheon will take Wednesday, November 3 from 11:30 am – 1 pm at Arrowwood Resort & Conference Center. This event will be a celebration of the success, growth, and impact of Viking Bank and the continued commitment and impact of Alomere Health.

A publication focusing on the accomplishments of Viking Bank will be distributed through the Echo Press prior to the event. If you would like to advertise and offer your congratulations to the 2021 BIAD honoree in the publication, contact Jess Ptacek at 320-763-3161 or [email protected]. Purchase tickets by visiting livingalexarea.ticketleap.com/biad-2021/. Tickets are $25 per guest or $250 for a table (10).

The Business & Industrial Appreciation Day (BIAD) event has honored a Douglas County company each year since 1984, and is recognized as one of the largest and longest standing annual events of its type in greater Minnesota. Annually, one company from the region is selected as the BIAD recipient based upon the following factors: Impact of the business on the job market, impact of the business on the local economy, capital investment; an indication of commitment by the business to increase community capacity and community contributions; evidence of the business’ investment of time, skills, and resources to assist in community oriented projects.

This event is put on by the Alexandria Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce and the Alexandria Area Economic Development Commission.


Arrowwood Resort & Conference Center
2100 Arrowwood Ln. NW
Alexandria, MN 56308 United States
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