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Summer Passport Program Kicks Off, Encouraging Local Shopping Downtown

Adventure through Downtown Cedar Rapids this summer with the Downtown Cedar Rapids Summer Passport! The Downtown Self-Supported Municipal Improvement District, The Gazette and the Cedar Rapids Metro Economic Alliance launched a buy local initiative to enc…
Adventure through Downtown Cedar Rapids this summer with the Downtown Cedar Rapids Summer Passport! The Downtown Self-Supported Municipal Improvement District, The Gazette an……
https://www.cedarrapids.org/about-us/news/2019/07/summer-passport-program-kicks-encouraging-local-shopping-downtown

How Will Your Business Prepare for Small Business Saturday? Apply to be Part of Buy Here, Give Here, Grow Here!

We’re still in the throes of the dog days of summer, but the holiday shopping season will be here before you know it! Small Business Saturday is on Saturday, November 30. How will your business promote your products or services for this big shopping day?
We’re still in the throes of the dog days of summer, but the holiday shopping season will be here before you know it! Small Business Saturday is on Saturday, November 30. How will……
https://www.cedarrapids.org/about-us/news/2019/08/how-will-your-business-prepare-small-business-saturday-apply-be-part-buy-here-give-here-grow-here

Full Schedule of Fall Business Support Programming Opportunities

​Did you know the Economic Alliance offers FREE business support programs to members? If not, where have you been? Regardless, we’re glad you’re here now and can read more below to learn of all the robust late summer and fall opportunities ahead. All prog…
Did you know the Economic Alliance offers FREE business support programs to members? If not, where have you been? Regardless, we’re glad you’re here now and can read more below to……
https://www.cedarrapids.org/about-us/news/2019/08/full-schedule-fall-business-support-programming-opportunities

Young Professionals: Apply for ImpactCR Board Open in September

Could you be the next ImpactCR Advisory Board member? During the month of September, young professionals can apply to join the team dedicated to creating experiences to connect young professionals to people and places in the community.
Could you be the next ImpactCR Advisory Board member? During the month of September, young professionals can apply to join the team dedicated to creating experiences to connect yo……
https://www.cedarrapids.org/about-us/news/2019/08/young-professionsapply-impactcr-board-open-september

Announcing the 2019 BRAVO Award Recipients

The annual breakfast gathering celebrating locally-owned businesses and community organizations, Good Morning, Cedar Rapids! is back! The event will take place on Thursday, November 14 at the Cedar Rapids Marriott (1200 Collins Rd NE). Doors will open at …
The annual breakfast gathering celebrating locally-owned businesses and community organizations, Good Morning, Cedar Rapids! is back! The event will take place on Thursday, N……
https://www.cedarrapids.org/about-us/news/2019/09/announcing-2019-bravo-award-recipients

​Speed Networking Returns in October to Make More Connections

Speed Networking is back October 10 from 7:45 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. at the Economic Alliance. Those new to their roles, nonprofit employees and small business service providers are especially encouraged to register! This is one of our most popular events - re…
Speed Networking is back October 10 from 7:45 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. at the Economic Alliance. Those new to their roles, nonprofit employees and small business service providers are esp……
https://www.cedarrapids.org/about-us/news/2019/09/speed-networking-returns-october-make-more-connections

​Apply Now to be Featured in 2020 Business Support Program Lineup

You’re an expert in your field and our members could benefit from your expertise! If you’d like to share your knowledge and get your business in front of fellow Economic Alliance members, apply to be featured in our 2020 Business Support programs. Applica…
You’re an expert in your field and our members could benefit from your expertise! If you’d like to share your knowledge and get your business in front of fellow Economic Alliance m……
https://www.cedarrapids.org/about-us/news/2019/09/apply-now-be-featured-2020-business-support-program-lineup

Young Professionals Group Hosting Two Iowa Legislators to Discuss Finding Bipartisan Policy Solutions in Today's Political Climate

ImpactCR will host two members of the Iowa legislature who are working to solve conflict and find middle ground in today's bitter political climate. Senator Zach Wahls (D-Coralville) and Representative Joe Mitchell (R-Mount Pleasant) will be discussing t…
ImpactCR is the Cedar Rapids Metro Economic Alliance’s young professionals program and aims to create experiences that connect young professionals to people and places in our commu……
https://www.cedarrapids.org/about-us/news/2019/10/young-professionals-group-hosting-two-iowa-legislators-discuss-finding-bipartisan-policy-solutions-todays-political-climate

Now Booking 2020 BizMix Hosts

​We’re booking hosts for 2020 BizMixes now! BizMix brings together area professionals for an evening of casual networking and is hosted by a different member business each month. The event is held on the third Thursday of each month in Cedar Rapids or Mar…
We’re booking hosts for 2020 BizMixes now! BizMix brings together area professionals for an evening of casual networking and is hosted by a different member business each month. T……
https://www.cedarrapids.org/about-us/news/2019/10/now-booking-202-bizmix-hosts

Buy Here, Give Here and Grow Here: Reinvest Your Dollars Where You Live

There is power behind where you choose to spend your money, especially during the holiday shopping season. Every dollar spent locally returns an average of three times more to our community than buying elsewhere. The positive impact of those dollars is th…
The following appeared as a Guest Column in The Gazette from Economic Alliance Executive Director Doug Neumann There is power behind where you choose to spend your money, espec……
https://www.cedarrapids.org/about-us/news/2019/11/buy-here-give-here-and-grow-here-reinvest-your-dollars-where-you-live

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