Chamber promotes Random Acts of Kindness Week

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ALEXANDRIA — The Alexandria Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce is promoting the spread of kindness in the area to celebrate Random Acts of Kindness Week, Feb. 14-20.

Throughout the week, residents of Alexandria will see visible reminders of the chamber’s “Commit To Kindness” initiative with flags and banners bearing the #CommitToKindness logo along Broadway Street in downtown Alexandria.

Several area businesses and agencies have recently partnered on this initiative by displaying the logo window clings or vinyl decals at their entrances or point of sale locations and incorporating into their advertising and electronic signage. Grab a cup of coffee or hot chocolate from your favorite local coffee shop this week and you may even find the logo on the sleeve of your cup.

Horizon Public Health has also developed workplace kindness and resiliency kits to promote a culture of kindness in the workplace.

“Spreading kindness makes everyone feel better, including the person doing the spreading,” Brad Lenertz, chamber board member and administrator of the Alexandria Clinic, said in a press release. “Studies show that practicing kindness provides greater life satisfaction, more meaningful relationships, and better physical and mental health.”


During kindness week, everyone is encouraged to “commit to kindness” and join in the effort to promote, model, and spread kindness throughout the community.

Promote: Consider promoting through displaying the #CommitToKindess window clings or vinyl decals at your entrance or point of sale locations, and incorporating into your advertising (website, billboards, electronic signage). Contact Lauren Johnson at for materials and logo images.

Model: Practice kindness as a role model to others. Even the smallest gesture can make a big impact on a colleague, employee, customer and even complete strangers. Thank a teacher. Open the door for someone. Compliment someone’s smile. Pick up litter.

Spread: When you see those acts of kindness happen, spread that kindness by sharing that story on social media using the #CommitToKindness. The more we see and read about these things happening, the more it will become the norm all year long.

For more information and materials visit , contact Lauren Johnson at or call the Alexandria Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce at 320-763-3161.

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