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January 9, 2023 | Business Support, Member Stories

5 Local Businesses Putting Down Roots for Expansion in the Cedar Rapids Metro

Affordable Transportation When Arnold Daniels Jr. relocated from Washington, DC, to Cedar Rapids in 2016, his goal was to become a long-distance truck driver with a local tran...

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January 9, 2023 | Business Support, Member Stories

5 Non-Profits to Consider Supporting Locally with Volunteer Time or Funding

Cedar Valley Habitat For Humanity Cedar Valley Habitat for Humanity (CVHFH) is tackling the housing shortage in Linn and Benton counties by helping qualified families build th...

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January 9, 2023 | Business Support, Member Stories

5 Featured Local Businesses to Support into the New Year

Corner Store Apothecary Kimberly Loeffler opened the Corner Store Apothecary in Cedar Rapids’ Czech Village in 2017 after discovering the healing power of CBD or cannabidiol...

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November 29, 2022 | Business Support

Alliant Energy’s Solar Garden Reservations Near Capacity

​With a recent solar block subscription by the Greater Cedar Rapids Community Foundation, 75% of Alliant Energy’s Cedar Rapids Community Solar Garden solar blocks are now ...

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November 23, 2022 | Business Support

YMCA – An Amazing Space

​Many members of our community are navigating obstacles and challenges in their every day lives, and the Cedar Rapids Metro YMCA gives them an amazing space to navigate it a...

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November 4, 2022 | Business Support

Local Company Helps Clients Go Green

​We all strive to be environmentally responsible throughout our lives. We recycle. We compost. We conserve energy. AMTek Microwaves, located in southwest Cedar Rapids, he...

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October 24, 2022 | Business Support

Discussions Around DEI Remain Top of Mind for the ICR Region

When diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) are ingrained in a society’s core, it’s a win for everyone. An equitable business community not only makes the local economy str...

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September 15, 2022 | Business Support

Squeeze in Summer Fun Before Fall Officially Arrives

According to the calendar, it’s still officially summer. So, before you put pumpkins on the porch or hang skeletons in your yard, here’s a list of all the ways to squeeze ...

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How we are supporting Local this weekend

August 25, 2022 | Business Support

How We Are Supporting Local This Weekend Ft. Sammy Petersen

Weekend itineraries featuring great Cedar Rapids area restaurants, shopping, recreation, arts and culture and more! Thanks to GreenState Credit Union, Buy Local Presenting Spo...

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August 25, 2022 | Business Support

Riverside Celebrates 16 Years

In today’s work culture, community engagement has been an integral part of many company missions. Employers often encourage their employees to get involved in volunteering a...

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How We Are Supporting Local This Weekend

August 11, 2022 | Business Support

How We Are Supporting Local This Weekend Ft. Kyle Zimmerman

Weekend itineraries featuring great Cedar Rapids area restaurants, shopping, recreation, arts and culture and more! Thanks to GreenState Credit Union, Buy Local Presenting Spo...

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August 3, 2022 | Business Support

Freund Vector- 50 Years in the Community

​“There are 10-15 powerhouse players within our industry in this world, and we’re in the top 5. In the United States specifically, it’s just us. We have no other compe...

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How We Are Supporting Local This Weekend

August 3, 2022 | Business Support

How We Are Supporting Local This Weekend Ft. Patti Seda

Weekend itineraries featuring great Cedar Rapids area restaurants, shopping, recreation, arts and culture and more! Thanks to GreenState Credit Union, Buy Local Presenting Spo...

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July 28, 2022 | Business Support

Economic Alliance Honored by Corridor Business Journal Among Top Coolest Places to Work in 2022

The Cedar Rapids Metro Economic Alliance has been honored by the Corridor Business Journal as one of the area’s “Coolest Places to Work” for 2022. The award identifies l...

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How We Are Supporting Local This Weekend

July 21, 2022 | Business Support

How We Are Supporting Local This Weekend Ft. Michelle Owens

Weekend itineraries featuring great Cedar Rapids area restaurants, shopping, recreation, arts and culture and more! Thanks to GreenState Credit Union, Buy Local Presenting Spo...

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