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Each dollar you spend locally returns an average of 3X more to our community than buying elsewhere. Buy Here features 12 local businesses that represent what makes our local economy and adds value for local consumers.

All About the Stitch

All About the Stitch is a locally-owned, family-run embroidery business servicing retail and local businesses with quality embroidery on personalized, made-to-order gifts and promotional products. The company is proud to provide one-on-one guidance to customers in creating the perfect personalized gift or quality business promotional product.
aatsembroidery.com | Feature Article

Dan and Debbie's Creamery

This business is a favorite for Ely residents and visitors alike. Dan and Debbie’s Creamery is a family-owned and operated farm to table dairy production facility making small batch dairy products. The creamery started two years ago, and is an extension of the family’s 22-year old dairy farm. dananddebbies.com | Feature Article

Fairfax Piano, LLC

Fairfax Piano offers private, customized piano lessons, as well as piano tuning and light piano service. Lessons are offered in the business’ studio, with the added flexibility of offering lessons in the student’s home. fairfaxpiano.com | Feature Article

Grin 'N Goose

Stop in to this bar and restaurant in Downtown Cedar Rapids for mouthwatering burgers, flavorful appetizers and fresh soups and salads. The spot boasts an Iowa theme, and all the wall décor is hand painted by local artists. grinngoose.com | Feature Article

Local Pour and Street Food

As one of the newest restaurants in Kingston Village, Local Pour and Street Food may have one of the most diverse menus in the area. Munch on street food favorites like poutine and footlong Chicago dogs in their eclectic atmosphere. Local Pour Facebook Page | Feature Article

Petersen Pet Hospital

Petersen Pet Hospital is an American Animal Hospital Association accredited small animal hospital in Hiawatha. They pride themselves in catering to patient’s comfort while offering general wellness and sick exams, elective and advanced surgeries, dental care, radiology, endoscopy, laparoscopy, ultrasound and dog and cat boarding.
petersenpethospital.com | Feature Article

Phelan's

Phelan’s is one of the longest running family-owned home furnishings and interior design sources in Cedar Rapids.phelansinteriors.com | Feature Article

Pierson's Flower Shop & Greenhouses

Pierson’s has a long history in Cedar Rapids, 90 years to be exact. The business is made up of two flower shops, greenhouses, a garden center and interior plant-scaping.
epiersons.com | Feature Article

The Early Bird

Friendly service, a commitment to the community it serves, and world renown Intelligentsia coffee and tea are a few ways to describe The Early Bird. Top Chickadee Brooke Fitzgerald prides herself in creating a welcoming environment for all customers.
theearlybirdcr.com | Feature Article

There's No Quit! Kickboxing and Self Defense Studio

Owner Duane Johnson served his community for 15 years as a police officer, deputy and criminal investigator before opening There’s No Quit! in Marion. Their classes allow students to learn how to defend themselves and get fit in the process. theresnoquit.com | Feature Article

Treasures Quality Resale Shoppe

Stop in Treasures Quality Resale Shoppe for home décor, clothing, electronics, books and more. Treasures provides revenue for the local nonprofit Bridgehaven Pregnancy Support Center, which supports women and families in all aspects of pregnancy; before, during and after. treasurescr.com | Feature Article

WineStyles Tasting Station

WineStyles created a completely new category in the wine retail industry by empowering customers to choose wines based on taste, instead of varietal or region. They offer a unique retail experience and warm ambiance reminiscent of an old-world wine cellar. winestyles.com/cedarrapids | Feature Article

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