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Lasting Impacts from Leadership for Five Seasons Projects

Each year, 35 passionate community leaders participate in the Leadership for Five Seasons (LFS) Adult program and complete a project that will leave a positive impact on the community for years to come. LFS is a premier community leadership program that f…
Each year, 35 passionate community leaders participate in the Leadership for Five Seasons (LFS) Adult program and complete a project that will leave a positive impact on the commun……
https://www.cedarrapids.org/about-us/news/2019/12/lasting-impacts-leadership-five-seasons-projects

ImpactCR Welcomes New Leaders to Advisory Board

​The ImpactCR Advisory Board is composed of 15 members representing a diverse range of industries and professions in the Cedar Rapids area. The board recently held interviews and selected five new faces for the open positions beginning in 2020.
The ImpactCR Advisory Board is composed of 15 members representing a diverse range of industries and professions in the Cedar Rapids area. The board recently held interviews and s……
https://www.cedarrapids.org/about-us/news/2019/12/impactcr-welcomes-new-leaders-advisory-board

2019 Ribbon Cuttings and Groundbreakings

One of the benefits of membership with the Cedar Rapids Metro Economic Alliance is the option to include our Ambassadors and staff in your ribbon cutting and ground breaking ceremonies. If it’s an important milestone for your business, it’s important to u…
One of the benefits of membership with the Cedar Rapids Metro Economic Alliance is the option to include our Ambassadors and staff in your ribbon cutting and ground breaking cerem……
https://www.cedarrapids.org/about-us/news/2020/01/2019-ribbon-cuttings-and-groundbreakings

Make 2020 the Year Your Retail Business Goes Online

The internet has transformed the way we all shop: from our couches, with price transparency, and with easy delivery and returns. According to one survey, 70% of adults make purchases online, and almost all of them have bought from Amazon.com. With retail …
The internet has transformed the way we all shop: from our couches, with price transparency, and with easy delivery and returns. According to one survey, 70% of adults m……
https://www.cedarrapids.org/about-us/news/2020/02/make-2020-year-your-retail-business-goes-online

Two Buy Local Initiatives See Success in 2019

​The impact of dollars spent locally was a common thread through which much of the Economic Alliance’s Business Support work was woven in 2019. The Economic Alliance led the second annual Buy Here, Give Here, Grow Here, presented by GreenState Credit Unio…
Buy Here, Give Here, Grow Here The impact of dollars spent locally was a common thread through which much of the Economic Alliance’s Business Support work was woven in 2019. The ……
https://www.cedarrapids.org/about-us/news/2020/02/two-buy-local-initiatives-see-success-2019

Small Businesses Can Create Free Online Storefront to Sell Gift Cards

Now through June 1, small businesses can create a FREE virtual storefront on local e-commerce platform Cedar Rapids Area Shop Where I Live where they can sell gift cards and/or include list business information like menus, store hours, or even with a link…
The spread of COVID-19 is impacting businesses of all kinds. For small businesses, it’s meant closing their doors and/or limiting customer interactions to slow the spread of the i……
https://www.cedarrapids.org/about-us/news/2020/03/cedar-rapids-area-shop-where-i-live-provides-free-resources-small-businesses

ImpactCR Will Engage and Connect with Young Professionals to Support Retainment

​The ImpactCR Advisory Board is proud of the progress made over the past decade in affecting change in the young professional community. During strategic discussions, the Board challenged themselves to imagine what the next decade could bring, and how to …
The ImpactCR Advisory Board is proud of the progress made over the past decade in affecting change in the young professional community. During strategic discussions, the Board cha……
https://www.cedarrapids.org/about-us/news/2020/03/impactcr-will-engage-and-connect-young-professionals-support-retainment

E-Commerce Offer for Small Businesses Extended Through June 30

Small businesses can create a FREE virtual storefront on local e-commerce platform Cedar Rapids Area Shop Where I Live, and the offer to do so is now extended through June 30! The offer allows small businesses to sell gift cards and/or list information li…
The spread of COVID-19 is impacting businesses of all kinds. For small businesses, it’s meant closing their doors and/or limiting customer interactions to slow the spread of the i……
https://www.cedarrapids.org/about-us/news/2020/04/e-commerce-offer-small-businesses-extended-through-june-30

ImpactCR Engages With Young Professionals in a Time of Social Distancing

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 businesse…
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 COVI……
https://www.cedarrapids.org/about-us/news/2020/06/impactcr-engages-young-professionals-time-social-distancing

Announcing the LFS Adult Class of 2021

​Each year, 35 of the area’s next generation of leaders embark on a 10-month journey known as the Leadership for Five Seasons (LFS) Adult program. LFS is a premier community leadership program that focuses on developing top talent through a formal leaders…
Each year, 35 of the area’s next generation of leaders embark on a 10-month journey known as the Leadership for Five Seasons (LFS) Adult program. LFS is a premier community leader……
https://www.cedarrapids.org/about-us/news/2020/06/announcing-lfs-adult-class-2021

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