ImpactCR Engages With Young Professionals in a Time of Social Distancing
Jun 01, 2020
For a group that relies heavily on in-person events, the young professionals program ImpactCR is getting creative to stay engaged with area young professionals in the face of COVID-19. The ImpactCR board sought out opportunities to support local businesses and connect young professional virtually.
Social Distancing Siren Wednesday
In place of their in-person networking event, Siren Wednesday, April saw the first-ever Social Distancing Siren Wednesday. ImpactCR participants were encouraged to support a local business and share their experience on Facebook for a chance to win one of two $50 gift cards to a local business. Participants showed how they supported local by ordering take-out, shopping local or donating to a nonprofit.
ImpactCR is excited to host another Social Distancing Siren Wednesday on Wednesday, May 6. This month they will focus on supporting local retailers like stylists, boutique clothing shops, massage therapists and yoga studios. Participants will once again be asked to share how they are supporting these businesses in the Facebook event with the chance to win one of two $50 gift cards. To participate, head to ImpactCR’s Facebook page at www.facebook.com/ImpactCR.
Along with the young professionals, ImpactCR has shared stories on social media on how board members are staying connected to the community right now. From sending care packages to friends, ordering Fong’s Pizza kits for their neighborhood and supporting the arts through virtual play readings from Mirrorbox Theater, ImpactCR board members will continue to show up for each other and the community. During this time of uncertainty, ImpactCR strives more than ever to create experiences that connect and engage young professionals with people and places in our community. For more information on getting involved, visit www.cedarrapids.org/impactcr or reach out to Young Professional Recruitment Specialist, Jordan Atwater, at firstname.lastname@example.org.