Good Morning Cedar Rapids!

Good Morning, Cedar Rapids!

One of the Economic Alliance’s signature events, Good Morning, Cedar Rapids! began in 1992. This popular breakfast gathering celebrates local businesses and community leaders for their successes.


The annual breakfast gathering celebrates the role small and home-grown businesses play in the local economy by bestowing three BRAVO Awards upon businesses in the Cedar Rapids metro area. Join us for our Good Morning, Cedar Rapids! 30th Anniversary in learning and celebrating together in a jam-packed event with entertaining surprises through a high-energy format!

Good Morning, Cedar Rapids!
November 10, 2021

Doors open at 7:00 a.m.
Program begins at 7:30 a.m.

We are now sold out for our 2021 event!

Congrats to our 2021 BRAVO Award Winners!

BRAVO Awards are presented to unique, home-grown businesses in the Cedar Rapids metro area.

Cedar Ridge Winery and Distillery

Cedar Ridge is rooted right in the Corn Belt in Swisher, Iowa. Iowans understand the value of a hard day at the job, and that desire to unwind after it. From acres of Iowa grown grapes, to our unending bushels of corn straight from our fertile Midwestern soil, we put only the best into our wines and spirits – nothing else will do. Using nature as our ultimate guide, we age our whiskeys in a non-temperature controlled climate and allow for Mother Nature to guide the way.

In Tolerance Contract Manufacturing

In Tolerance was founded and incorporated in 1947 as the Norman Scott Company, Inc in response to a customer request. The customer, Arthur Collins (founder of Collins Radio) had a need for a manufacturer to provide specialty screws, knobs and connectors. The company adopted the name, In Tolerance, in 1988. 

Since its inception, founded on answering a customer need, In Tolerance has continued to grow its culture of customer responsiveness. Today In Tolerance has established itself as a world-class leader in providing precision custom machined components and assemblies for a wide variety of applications, primarily for the commercial and military aerospace market, but also with customers who represent leading medical, communications, and food processing industries throughout the United States, Mexico Europe, and Puerto Rico.

Suburban Lumber Company

Suburban Lumber was founded in 1958 by Joe Flynn and John Plotz – and is still family owned and operated. Decades of experience and our philosophy of continuous improvement makes Suburban a collaborative, reliable, and flexible partner to help you reach your building goals.

Suburban’s lumber yard serves customers in Cedar Rapids, Marion, Hiawatha, Robins, Ely, Fairfax, North Liberty, Iowa City and throughout all of eastern Iowa. The majority of materials are delivered to the jobsite with our large fleet of trucks and material handling equipment.


Congrats to our 2021 Community Spotlights!

Community Spotlights honor organizations that demonstrate distinctive, innovative services.

Catherine McAuley Center  offers hope and opportunity through educational and supportive services that promote stability, skill-building, and connection.

The Catherine McAuley Center was founded by the Sisters of Mercy who aptly named the Center after their foundress, Catherine McAuley. She believed that education was the ultimate answer to the struggles of those in poverty. Today, we continue to share mercy, bringing light and life where there was little or none.

Catherine McAuley Center

Iowa Giving Crew started as a group of friends from the Cedar Rapids area who banded together to do some good in our local communities. Iowa Giving Crew's mission is to raise funds and marshal resources within our collective networks to serve those in need throughout our community.

Iowa Giving Crew

Prospect Meadows In 2010, a local businessman by the name of Rick Freese approached retiring Cedar Rapids Kernels General Manager Jack Roeder about an idea he had. The idea was to build a world class baseball/softball complex in Linn County. A feasibility study was conducted and found strong public support for the complex. From that study the Linn County Board of Supervisors had the foresight to get behind Prospect Meadows right away. They signed a 95-year lease agreement with Prospect Meadows for 128 acres of land north of the Cedar Rapids/Marion area for construction of the complex. The cities of Marion and Cedar Rapids have also pledged their support of Prospect Meadows which helped to get the momentum going.

A big component of taking this dream to reality was Perfect Game President Jerry Ford’s commitment to supporting Prospect Meadows. Perfect Game will be the anchor tenant at Prospect Meadows and is also the largest private contributor to the fundraising effort. Perfect Game has committed to bring 1,000 teams annually to Prospect Meadows for 15 years. Their commitment to Prospect Meadows spurred many public and private entities to get on board. In addition to Perfect Game, Transamerica stepped up early keep the momentum going. They pledged $300,000 to the project which helped garner more widespread support.

Prospect Meadows

 

If you are feeling ill or are running a fever, please do not attend this event to protect the health and safety of fellow attendees. An inherent risk of exposure exists in any public place where people are present. COVID-19 is an extremely contagious disease that can lead to severe illness and death. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, senior citizens and guests with underlying medical conditions are especially vulnerable. By visiting this event/program you voluntarily assume all risks related to exposure to COVID-19.

For the latest COVID-19 event information, please visit: https://www.linncounty.org/1372/COVID-19


Thank you to our Presenting Sponsor: Cedar Rapids Bank & Trust.

Cedar Rapids Bank & Trust - 20 Years

Thank you to our Supporting Sponsor: Wellmark.

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