The Alexandria Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors recognized four local businesses Wednesday, Feb. 10.

Club E Fit, owned and operated by Natalie Heckert, is a fitness center located in the Viking Plaza Mall. Heckert has been serving in the health and fitness industry in the Alexandria area for more than 25 years. She invented this system for an easy way to exercise with minimal equipment, serving those in the surrounding area as well as clients around the U.S. through online classes.

Fine Pickins, also located in the Viking Plaza Mall, offers refurbished and locally-made products such as decorations, furniture, signs, jewelry and old-fashioned candy. The two owners, Donna Robinson and Ann Dahms, also provide refurbishing services. Learn more by calling 320-241-3001 or visiting their Facebook page.

Hidden Treasures is an antique and collectable retail store located in the Viking Plaza Mall. The shop contains a variety of comic books, comic collectable items, antique dishes, stones, trading cards, matchbox cars, planes, trucks and more. The store also has an eBay page that allows for online sales. Learn more by visiting them on Facebook.

First Western Bank & Trust recently acquired BlackRidgeBANK, bringing on three new local branches in Alexandria, Carlos and Miltona. This allows the bank to add insurance and trust services to their existing services of personal banking, business banking, loans and mortgages.

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The Chamber Ambassadors serve as an active communication link to cultivate and promote positive relationships between the Chamber and the business community for members and non-members. For more information about the Alexandria Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce, visit or call 320-763-3161.