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Nominations sought for Employer of the Year

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business Alexandria, 56308
Alexandria Minnesota 225 7th Ave E
P.O. Box 549
56308

Lakes Area Professional Women (LAPW) is currently seeking nominations to honor two local employers who support and promote fairness and leadership opportunities for women in the workplace.

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Each year, LAPW, formerly known as Alexandria Area Business and Professional Women, selects two Employers of the Year — businesses that promote fairness in the workplace and offer leadership opportunities to female employees.

Employers are honored in two categories: large employer (those with more than 25 employees) and small employer (those with 25 or fewer employees). Employers of the Year can be for-profit businesses, non-profit organizations or government entities.

These employers support and promote fairness in the workplace; demonstrate sensitivity to the needs of female employees; provide upward mobility and training; recruit, retain and develop leadership; develop guidelines for parental leave and child care; and demonstrate philanthropic support of the Alexandria area community.

Employers of the Year will be recognized by LAPW and receive a plaque at the annual LAPW Recognition Dinner on Wednesday, October 23 at Holiday Inn, Alexandria. Social hour will begin at 5:15 p.m., followed by dinner and the program at 6:30 p.m.

The mission of Lakes Area Professional Women is to connect women personally, professionally and philanthropically.

To nominate an employer, contact Tara Bitzan, Employer of the Year chair, for a nomination form at (320) 763-1211 or tbitzan@echopress.com.

The nomination deadline is Wednesday, September 25.

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