The 2019 Business and Industrial Appreciation Day event will honor Geneva Capital and its contributions to the area.

The annual BIAD event will be held Tuesday, Oct. 8, at 11:30 a.m. at Arrowwood Resort and Conference Center on Lake Darling. Tickets are currently for sale online at: or by contacting Abby Strom at the Alexandria Area Economic Development Commission at or 320-763-4545.

Geneva Capital was formed in July 2000 by Mark Watkins, with a mission of being a leading provider of financing solutions to the graphic arts, fitness, sign and municipal marketplaces.

Geneva employs 50 people in its Alexandria office. With remote sales managers across the country, its total year-round employees number 57. In the last eight years, the company has created 37 positions, and 20 in just the last two years.

Look for more details on the history and growth of Geneva Capital in a special Echo Press publication on Friday, Sept. 27.