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Little Miss Finance

March 15, 2024 | Economic Development & Workforce, Member Stories

Little Miss Finance Cultivates Connections and Financial Education

Malia Gudenkauf, Founder of Little Miss Finance, came across her calling to become a financial educator after she graduated from college. ...

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November 14, 2023 | Member Stories, Membership

Saying ‘YES’ to Economic Alliance Opportunities Opens Doors

Craig Montz, a Business Group Leader for Miron Construction, has been a member of the Cedar Rapids Metro Economic Alliance for 20 years. While he chose to become a member in l...

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New Leader Manufacturing, Weld Apprenticeship Program

September 7, 2023 | Economic Development & Workforce, Member Stories, Uncategorized

Creating Pathways to Success

In an inspiring move to address the workforce gap and promote the skilled trades, New Leader Manufacturing (NLM) has launched an innovative Youth Registered Weld Apprenticeshi...

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First & First West

May 22, 2023 | Economic Development & Workforce, Member Stories

1st & 1st West Project: Enhancing Our Community

A new skyline is beginning to take shape on the west side of the river in downtown Cedar Rapids. What was once a bare piece of land will soon blossom into a must-see attractio...

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High Properties

April 18, 2023 | Business Support, Member Stories

High Development Builds on Customer Commitment and Connections

Planting roots in Iowa was the last thing on Darryl High’s mind when he and his family moved to Cedar Rapids in 1986. At the age of 17, his original plan was to move to Tenn...

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The Gazette

February 13, 2023 | Business Support, Downtown Cedar Rapids, Member Stories, Membership

Gazette celebrates 140 years of community support

As community leaders, you most likely know some of the Gazette journalists who ask hard questions about key issues. Perhaps about your business. They live and work here and wa...

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A closeup of a mans hand opening a door

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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A volunteer repairs a house

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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Interior of apothacary business

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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