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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

New Large-Capacity Trash Cans and Recycling Receptacles Coming to Downtown

​Downtown Cedar Rapids is set to get rid of unsightly trash mounds in overflowing cans by installing 20 new durable, high-capacity, solar-powered receptacles throughout the district.
Downtown Cedar Rapids is set to get rid of unsightly trash mounds in overflowing cans by installing 20 new durable, high-capacity, solar-powered receptacles throughout the distri……
https://www.cedarrapids.org/about-us/news/2020/10/new-large-capacity-trash-cans-and-recycling-receptacles-coming-downtown

Cedar Rapids Downtown Holiday Décor Gets Even Brighter

​We’re all in need of some holiday cheer this year. Downtown Cedar Rapids aims to provide a bright spot in your 2020, literally, with 100 lighted trees on 1st Avenue to 4th Avenue, including 3rd Street, illuminated skywalks, and a giant lighted evergreen …
We’re all in need of some holiday cheer this year. Downtown Cedar Rapids aims to provide a bright spot in your 2020, literally, with 100 lighted trees on 1st Avenue to 4th Avenue……
https://www.cedarrapids.org/about-us/news/2020/11/cedar-rapids-downtown-holiday-decor-gets-even-brighter

MedQuarter's Commitment to Community Mental Health

​How often have you heard the phrase ‘COVID fatigue’ in the last couple of weeks? Yes, it’s a thing. As Iowa, and the nation, grapple with surging COVID-19 infections and people are drawn back into quarantine, there is another crisis brewing. One tha…
How often have you heard the phrase ‘COVID fatigue’ in the last couple of weeks? Yes, it’s a thing. As Iowa, and the nation, grapple with surging COVID-19 infections and people ……
https://www.cedarrapids.org/about-us/news/2020/12/medquarters-commitment-community-mental-health

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