Thursday, July 23, 2009

Entrepreneurial center names new director

excerpted from New York Mills Herald

Beth Pridday has been hired as the new director for M State's Business and Entrepreneurial Services Center, located in Detroit Lakes+. Pridday has 20 years of prefessional experience in marketing, advertising, public relations, fundraising and special events. She is an active member of the Detroit Lakes Chamber of Commerce and the DL Kiwanis Club and is a volunteer with the Humane Society and Lakes Crisis & Resource Center.

Pridday and her husband own several businesses in Detroit Lakes.

Alexandria rated highest retail "pull factor" in state

excerpted from Alexandria Echo Press, 07-15-09

An analysis compiled by the U of M Extension Service shows that Alexandria has the highest retail sales "pull factor" in the state. That shows how much draw a community has bringing in people to shop. The study demonstrated a pull factor of 4.36, which means Alexandria has 4.36 times the annual statewide average retail sales per capita.

Copies of the 2007 Alexandria and Douglas County Retail Trade Analysis are available online at or by calling (320) 763-4545.

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