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Nominations Open Now for Howard Hall Excellence in Business Award

Nominations are open now for the Cedar Rapids Metro Economic Alliance’s Howard Hall Excellence in Business Award. The award will be presented at the Economic Alliance Annual Meeting on Wednesday, January 29, 2020 at the DoubleTree by Hilton Cedar Rapids C…
Nominations are open now for the Cedar Rapids Metro Economic Alliance’s Howard Hall Excellence in Business Award. The award will be presented at the Economic Alliance Annual Meeti……
https://www.cedarrapids.org/about-us/news/2019/10/nominations-open-now-howard-hall-excellence-business-award

Book Your Next Meeting or Training at the Economic Alliance

Looking for a place hold off-site meetings or staff training? Consider the Economic Alliance’s office! Our contemporary office at 501 First St. SE in Downtown Cedar Rapids offers several room options based on your needs and meeting size. Beverage service …
Looking for a place hold off-site meetings or staff training? Consider the Economic Alliance’s office! Our contemporary office at 501 First St. SE in Downtown Cedar Rapids offers ……
https://www.cedarrapids.org/about-us/news/2019/10/book-your-next-meeting-or-training-economic-alliance

5 Ways to Get More Involved in 2020

If getting more involved with the Economic Alliance and our local business community is on your 2020 resolutions list, you’ve come to the right place! All Economic Alliance member businesses and their employees can take advantage of these five ways to get…
If getting more involved with the Economic Alliance and our local business community is on your 2020 resolutions list, you’ve come to the right place! All Economic Alliance member……
https://www.cedarrapids.org/about-us/news/2019/12/5-ways-get-more-involved-2020

Economic Alliance Announces New Event Planner

The Cedar Rapids Metro Economic Alliance announced on March 3, 2020 that Ellie Evans has been hired as the organization’s Event Planner. Evans will begin her new position on Monday, March 23 in a part-time capacity and will transition to full-time in earl…
The Cedar Rapids Metro Economic Alliance announced on March 3, 2020 that Ellie Evans has been hired as the organization’s Event Planner. Evans will begin her new position on Mond……
https://www.cedarrapids.org/about-us/news/2020/03/economic-alliance-announces-new-event-planner

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

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