(Alexandria MN) -- Carlos Creek Winery has been selected as the recipient of the 2016 Business & Industrial Appreciation Day award by the Boards of Directors of the Alexandria Area Economic Development Commission and Alexandria Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce.

Owner Tami Bredeson describe how she and Kim ended up in Alexandria.

The Business & Industrial Appreciation Day (BIAD) event has honored a Douglas County company each year since 1984, and is recognized as one of the largest and longest standing annual events of its type in greater Minnesota. Annually, one company from the region is selected as the BIAD recipient based upon the following factors:

Growth in number of employees; the impact of the business on the job market

Increase in sales and/or unit volume; an indication of continued growth

Capital Investment; an indication of commitment by the business to increase community capacity

Community Contributions; evidence of the business’s investment of time, skills, and resources to assist in community oriented projects.

The BIAD luncheon will be taking place Tuesday, October 25th at the Arrowwood Resort & Conference Center. This event will be a celebration of the success, growth, and impact of Carlos Creek Winery not only in our local area but statewide as well. The luncheon is an opportunity to spotlight the organization with a company video and the presentation of formal resolutions of congratulations by elected officials and local leaders.