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Downtown Gets a Boost from Groups Eager to Create a Welcoming and Clean Environment

​Two programs this summer will work to make Downtown Cedar Rapids a safe, welcoming, and clean environment for residents and visitors. Downtown Ambassadors An innovative program that launched in 2019 to proactively curb violence Downtown and ensure th…
Two programs this summer will work to make Downtown Cedar Rapids a safe, welcoming, and clean environment for residents and visitors. Downtown Ambassadors An innovative program th……
https://www.cedarrapids.org/about-us/news/2020/06/downtown-gets-boost-groups-eager-create-welcoming-and-clean-environment

MedQuarter Aims to Become First 'COVID-Conscious' District in the Country

​The MedQuarter Regional Medical District has joined forces with Mask of Wellness to encourage businesses in the District to follow ‘COVID-Conscious’ guidelines. The MedQuarter aims to become the first-ever ‘COVID-Conscious’ District by having 80% of busi…
The MedQuarter Regional Medical District has joined forces with Mask of Wellness to encourage businesses in the District to follow ‘COVID-Conscious’ guidelines. The MedQuarter aim……
https://www.cedarrapids.org/about-us/news/2020/07/medquarter-aims-become-first-covid-conscious-district-country

Drive-Thru Downtown Farmers Market Format Extended to Remainder of Season

​The Cedar Rapids Downtown Farmers Market, presented by Cedar Rapids Bank & Trust, will be a drive-thru format for the remainder of the season along with a time change, now 8 to 11 a.m. Event organizers feel that hosting drive-thru morning markets is the …
The Cedar Rapids Downtown Farmers Market, presented by Cedar Rapids Bank & Trust, will be a drive-thru format for the remainder of the season along with a time change, now 8 to 11……
https://www.cedarrapids.org/about-us/news/2020/07/drive-thru-downtown-farmers-market-format-extended-remainder-season

Beautification in All Districts for a Clean and Inviting Cedar Rapids

​Summer is here, and we’re all anxious to get outside and take it in! From taking a spin on a Veo e-bike or e-scooter to checking out all of the murals around town, to supporting local businesses reopening, the heart of Cedar Rapids is looking and feeling…
Summer is here, and we’re all anxious to get outside and take it in! From taking a spin on a Veo e-bike or e-scooter to checking out all of the murals around town, to supporting l……
https://www.cedarrapids.org/about-us/news/2020/07/beautification-all-districts-clean-and-inviting-cedar-rapids

ConnectCR Achieves Funding, Moves Forward in Planning Stages

​ConnectCR announced it surpassed a $7 million private fundraising effort in just 19 months. The project will combine the private contributions with $5 million contribution from the City of Cedar Rapids over the next five years and $5 million from The Hal…
ConnectCR announced it surpassed a $7 million private fundraising effort in just 19 months. The project will combine the private contributions with $5 million contribution from th……
https://www.cedarrapids.org/about-us/news/2020/07/connectcr-achieves-funding-moves-forward-planning-stages

MedQuarter's Faith & Medicine Task Force Joines Local Forces Around Mental Illness Awareness for Virtual Education Series

​The MedQuarter Regional Medical District’s Faith and Medicine Task Force is teaming up on a community initiative around mental health to produce a series of educational sessions later this year. The series will bring together community health care provid…
The MedQuarter Regional Medical District’s Faith and Medicine Task Force is teaming up on a community initiative around mental health to produce a series of educational sessions l……
https://www.cedarrapids.org/about-us/news/2020/08/medquarters-faith-medicine-task-force-joines-local-forces-around-mental-illness-awareness-virtual-education-series

Monumental Mural Brings More Vibrancy to Kingston Village's Rowell Building

​A new mural is set to be completed later this month in Kingston Village on the east facade of the Rowell building at 1020 Third Ave. SW. The project is a partnership between the Cedar Rapids Downtown Self-Supported Municipal Improvement District and Mura…
A new mural is set to be completed later this month in Kingston Village on the east facade of the Rowell building at 1020 Third Ave. SW. The project is a partnership between the C……
https://www.cedarrapids.org/about-us/news/2020/08/monumental-mural-brings-more-vibrancy-kingston-villages-rowell-building

New Mural With Czech Roots to be Unveiled Soon in the Czech Village/New Bohemia District

A new mural is on the way for the Czech Village/New Bohemia District! The piece will be displayed on the east side of the Novak Building at 56 16th Avenue SW, facing the Cedar River, which currently houses Graham Construction Company.
A new mural is on the way for the Czech Village/New Bohemia District! The piece will be displayed on the east side of the Novak Building at 56 16th Avenue SW, facing the Cedar Riv……
https://www.cedarrapids.org/about-us/news/2020/08/new-mural-czech-roots-be-unveiled-soon-czech-villagenew-bohemia-district

Stay Well in the MedQuarter

​The MedQuarter Regional Medical District has launched multiple initiatives to encourage patients, visitors, employees and the community to stay well on many levels. Throughout the world, our nation, in the state, our county, and right here in Cedar Rapid…
The MedQuarter Regional Medical District has launched multiple initiatives to encourage patients, visitors, employees and the community to stay well on many levels. Throughout the……
https://www.cedarrapids.org/about-us/news/2020/09/stay-well-medquarter

First Ever Drive-Thru Farmers Market Season Online Sees Sales Results

​As the Economic Alliance pivoted projects and workloads to meet the challenges and needs of members during the global pandemic this year, large scale community events like the 2020 season of the Cedar Rapids Downtown Farmers Market, presented by Cedar Ra…
As the Economic Alliance pivoted projects and workloads to meet the challenges and needs of members during the global pandemic this year, large scale community events like the 20……
https://www.cedarrapids.org/about-us/news/2020/10/first-ever-drive-thru-farmers-market-season-online-sees-sales-results

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