Good Morning Cedar Rapids! Returns for a Traditional Breakfast Celebration

Oct 18, 2021

Good Morning Cedar Rapids!

One of the Economic Alliance’s signature events, Good Morning, Cedar Rapids! (GMCR), presented by Cedar Rapids Bank and Trust, returns to its in-person glory on the morning of November 10, 2021! This annual breakfast gathering celebrates the role small and home-grown businesses play in the local economy by bestowing three BRAVO Awards and three Community Spotlight Awards upon member businesses in the area. Economic Alliance members will come together for a fun morning to learn and celebrate together in a jam-packed event with entertaining surprises through a high-energy format.

GMCR debuted in 1992 to provide the Cedar Rapids Area Chamber a forum in which to honor small businesses. The Chamber and the planning committee embraced the concept of creating a way to focus on small businesses because it was felt that large organizations received disproportional publicity for their activities.

Our mission is to spotlight the area’s best kept business secrets: small businesses that are unique, home grown, locally owned, with a long history as an Economic Alliance member and an established presence in the community.

Registration to attend GMCR is now open for members who would like to reserve a table for 10 or an individual ticket at

Congratulations to our 2021 BRAVO Award Winners and Community Spotlight members who will be honored at this year’s event on November 10.

BRAVO Award Winners:

Cedar Ridge

In Tolerance

Suburban Lumber Company

Community Spotlight Recipients:

Catherine McAuley Center

Iowa Giving Crew

Prospect Meadows

A huge thank you to our presenting sponsor Cedar Rapids Bank and Trust and supporting sponsor Wellmark BlueCross BlueShield.

Thank you to our Presenting Sponsor, Cedar Rapids Bank & Trust.

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