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Ecumen Bethany receives 2014 BIAD Award

Ecumen Bethany was selected as the recipient of the 2014 Business and Industrial Appreciation Day (BIAD) Award by the Boards of Directors of the Alexandria Area Economic Development Commission and Alexandria Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce.

The BIAD event has honored a Douglas County company each year since 1984. Annually, one company from the region is selected as the BIAD recipient based upon the following factors:

● Growth in number of employees; the impact of the business on the job market.

● Increase in sales and/or unit volume; an indication of continued growth.

● Capital investment; an indication of commitment by the business to increase community capacity.

● Community contributions; evidence of the business’s investment of time, skills, and resources to assist in community-oriented projects.

The BIAD luncheon will be held Tuesday, October 21 at Arrowwood Resort and Conference Center.

This event will be a celebration of the success, growth and impact of Ecumen Bethany in the area and statewide.

The luncheon is an opportunity to spotlight the organization with a company video and the presentation of formal resolutions of congratulations by elected officials and local leaders.

To purchase tickets, contact Nicole Fernholz at (320) 763-4545.