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New Member Mentor Program Aims to Engage 50% of New Members

​A valuable benefit of Economic Alliance membership is the opportunity to make connections across the business community. New members are especially interested in getting connected and have a strong interest in utilizing all that comes with Economic Allia…
A valuable benefit of Economic Alliance membership is the opportunity to make connections across the business community. New members are especially interested in getting connected ……
https://www.cedarrapids.org/about-us/news/2020/03/new-member-mentor-program-aims-engage-50-new-members

From Our Executive Director: Moving Forward on Recovery, Even Without all of the Answers

​Twelve years ago, this region beat the odds when it came to disaster recovery. National statistics showed that only 60% of businesses would return after those 2008 floods and that another 50% of those would fail within just a couple of years. In the Down…
Twelve years ago, this region beat the odds when it came to disaster recovery. National statistics showed that only 60% of businesses would return after those 2008 floods and that……
https://www.cedarrapids.org/about-us/news/2020/06/our-executive-director-moving-forward-recovery-even-without-all-answers

Economic Alliance Members Offer COVID-19 Related Products and Services for Safe Reopenings

Looking for businesses with products and services you need to reopen your business? Head to our COVID-19 Resource Center at www.cedarrapids.org/coronavirus and click “Connections”……
https://www.cedarrapids.org/about-us/news/2020/06/economic-alliance-members-offer-covid-19-related-products-and-services-safe-reopenings

Local is Best in Storm Recovery Work

​The slick, out-of-town salesman thought I might be an easy target. Although 16 derecho-felled trees in my yard had been cleaned up with the help of family, the 17th was going to require more than we could muster. The only way the monster of a pine tree l…
The slick, out-of-town salesman thought I might be an easy target. Although 16 derecho-felled trees in my yard had been cleaned up with the help of family, the 17th was going to r……
https://www.cedarrapids.org/about-us/news/2020/09/local-best-storm-recovery-work

Rally C.A.P. Relief While Our Local Businesses Stay in the Game

When the Economic Alliance launched Rally C.A.P. in early June, we tapped into an incredible community spirit. People were eager to help restaurants, retailers and other small businesses get back on their feet after the economic damage caused by the coron…
When the Economic Alliance launched Rally C.A.P. in early June, we tapped into an incredible community spirit. People were eager to help restaurants, retailers and other small bus……
https://www.cedarrapids.org/about-us/news/2020/10/rally-cp-relief-while-our-local-businesses-stay-game

Welcome New Membership Growth Specialist, Anne Laugen

The Cedar Rapids Metro Economic Alliance recently announced Anne Laugen as the organization’s Membership Growth Specialist. Laugen began her new position in late September.
The Cedar Rapids Metro Economic Alliance recently announced Anne Laugen as the organization’s Membership Growth Specialist. Laugen began her new position in late September. Laug……
https://www.cedarrapids.org/about-us/news/2020/10/welcome-new-membership-growth-specialist-anne-laugen

End of Campaigns Marks New Work to be Done

​Having spent more than a dozen pre-social media years in old-fashioned print journalism, I know the challenges of discussing politics in a column written before, but published after, Election Day. That’s true of this Report letter, though I’m confident I…
Having spent more than a dozen pre-social media years in old-fashioned print journalism, I know the challenges of discussing politics in a column written before, but published aft……
https://www.cedarrapids.org/about-us/news/2020/11/end-campaigns-marks-new-work-be-done

Cedar Rapids Bank & Trust Gifts African American Museum of Iowa with Economic Alliance Membership

​As part of a their membership with the Cedar Rapids Metro Economic Alliance, members at the Visionary level and higher receive the benefit to gift a membership to a non-member charity, nonprofit, or startup of their choosing. The opportunity allows the o…
As part of a their membership with the Cedar Rapids Metro Economic Alliance, members at the Visionary level and higher receive the benefit to gift a membership to a non-member ch……
https://www.cedarrapids.org/about-us/news/2020/11/cedar-rapids-bank-trust-gifts-african-american-museum-iowa-economic-alliance-membership

Welcome Jule Day, New Economic Alliance Communications Manager

​The Cedar Rapids Metro Economic Alliance recently announced Jule Day as the organization’s Communications Manager. Day began her new position in early November. Day is responsible for providing communications for the organization. The Communication Manag…
The Cedar Rapids Metro Economic Alliance recently announced Jule Day as the organization’s Communications Manager. Day began her new position in early November. Day is responsib……
https://www.cedarrapids.org/about-us/news/2020/11/welcome-jule-day-new-economic-alliance-communications-manager

20th Anniversary of the Howard Hall Excellence in Business Award

​Since 2000, the Economic Alliance (and legacy organization, the Cedar Rapids Area Chamber of Commerce) has been proud to bestow its highest honor, the Howard Hall Excellence in Business Award, to business leaders who exemplify the outstanding, enduring b…
Since 2000, the Economic Alliance (and legacy organization, the Cedar Rapids Area Chamber of Commerce) has been proud to bestow its highest honor, the Howard Hall Excellence in B……
https://www.cedarrapids.org/about-us/news/2020/11/20th-anniversary-howard-hall-excellence-business-award

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