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Rally Your Business with Tools, Services, and Resources

​The Economic Alliance supports member businesses with an in-person Business Support program led by an industry expert each month. Programming ranges in topic from social media and marketing, to human resource solutions and mental health. Not being able t…
The Economic Alliance supports member businesses with an in-person Business Support program led by an industry expert each month. Programming ranges in topic from social media and……
https://www.cedarrapids.org/about-us/news/2020/08/rally-your-business-tools-services-and-resources

New App Will Give Incentives For CHampioning and Protecting Downtown Businesses

​As the coronavirus pandemic threat continues to impact local businesses, the Downtown Self-Supported Municipal Improvement District (SSMID) identified a high-tech project to help rally around those businesses feeling the effects. An app will be available…
As the coronavirus pandemic threat continues to impact local businesses, the Downtown Self-Supported Municipal Improvement District (SSMID) identified a high-tech project to help ……
https://www.cedarrapids.org/about-us/news/2020/08/new-app-will-give-incentives-championing-and-protecting-downtown-businesses

Delayed Leadership for Five Seasons Class Project Still Has a Big Impact on Local Nonprofit

​The Leadership for Five Seasons (LFS) Adult Class of 2020 finished with an unusual end to the experience on Friday, July 26 - seven weeks later than normal after having to be rescheduled to follow public health guidelines. The traditional class volunteer…
The Leadership for Five Seasons (LFS) Adult Class of 2020 finished with an unusual end to the experience on Friday, July 26 - seven weeks later than normal after having to be resc……
https://www.cedarrapids.org/about-us/news/2020/08/delayed-leadership-five-seasons-class-project-still-has-big-impact-local-nonprofit

Good Morning, Cedar Rapids! LIVE - Grab a ticket now to the Virtual Morning Variety Celebration of Community Businesses!

​The annual breakfast gathering, Good Morning, Cedar Rapids! is back Thursday, October 29th, and modified for a virtual format to watch from the comfort of your socially-distanced desktop! This is our 29th year celebrating the role small and home-grown bu…
The annual breakfast gathering, Good Morning, Cedar Rapids! is back Thursday, October 29th, and modified for a virtual format to watch from the comfort of your socially-distanced ……
https://www.cedarrapids.org/about-us/news/2020/09/good-morning-cedar-rapids-live-grab-ticket-now-virtual-morning-variety-celebration-community-businesses

Economic Alliance Ambassador Applications Open Throughout September - Apply Now!

​Ambassadors are vital to the Economic Alliance’s success! Ambassadors welcome new members, staff monthly BizMix events, attend ribbon cuttings and groundbreakings and help educate the community on Economic Alliance initiatives and opportunities to get in…
Ambassadors are vital to the Economic Alliance’s success! Ambassadors welcome new members, staff monthly BizMix events, attend ribbon cuttings and groundbreakings and help educate……
https://www.cedarrapids.org/about-us/news/2020/09/economic-alliance-ambassador-applications-open-throughout-september-apply-now

Building a Business Support Calendar for 2021 & We Need You!

​The Cedar Rapids Metro Economic Alliance offers free and engaging programming exclusively for members on a variety of topics including marketing and speed networking to leadership sessions, sales, productivity and employee engagement tools with some of t…
The Cedar Rapids Metro Economic Alliance offers free and engaging programming exclusively for members on a variety of topics including marketing and speed networking to leadershi……
https://www.cedarrapids.org/about-us/news/2020/10/building-business-support-calendar-2021-we-need-you

Last Chance to Turn in Rally Cards for Your Rally Cap!

​In early June, the Economic Alliance announced Rally C.A.P. (Champion and Protect), an initiative to champion a local-first mindset and support local businesses and arts and culture amenities impacted by the coronavirus pandemic, and subsequently, the De…
In early June, the Economic Alliance announced Rally C.A.P. (Champion and Protect), an initiative to champion a local-first mindset and support local businesses and arts and cult……
https://www.cedarrapids.org/about-us/news/2020/10/last-chance-turn-rally-cards-your-rally-cap

New Member Connections Make All The Difference

The day to day work of running a business can be all-consuming, particularly for those small to mid-sized business owners who wear several hats to get it all done. Getting connected to the larger business community and support networks is critical, but is…
The day to day work of running a business can be all-consuming, particularly for those small to mid-sized business owners who wear several hats to get it all done. Getting connect……
https://www.cedarrapids.org/about-us/news/2020/11/new-member-connections-make-all-difference

Good Morning, Cedar Rapids BRAVO Award Winners

​Good Morning, Cedar Rapids! kicked off October 29 with a livestream that members could watch from the comfort of their socially-distanced desktop, or from anywhere! More than 140 attendees joined to watch BRAVO Award Winners AMTek Microwaves, Blue Grass …
Good Morning, Cedar Rapids! kicked off October 29 with a livestream that members could watch from the comfort of their socially-distanced desktop, or from anywhere! More than 140 ……
https://www.cedarrapids.org/about-us/news/2020/11/good-morning-cedar-rapids-bravo-award-winners

Rally C.A.P. Challenge Wraps as Buy. Give. Grow. 2020 Champions Local Business

​Local consumers have the power to drive economic growth by supporting local businesses and non-profits. Each dollar spent locally returns an average of 3X more to our community than buying elsewhere. This is the motivation behind the Economic Alliance’s …
Local consumers have the power to drive economic growth by supporting local businesses and non-profits. Each dollar spent locally returns an average of 3X more to our community t……
https://www.cedarrapids.org/about-us/news/2020/11/rally-cp-challenge-wraps-buy-give-grow-2020-champions-local-business

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