Good Morning Cedar Rapids!

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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 has been modified this year for a virtual format to watch from the comfort of your socially-distanced desktop! This is our 29th year celebrating 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 in learning and celebrating together in a jam-packed event with entertaining surprises through a high-energy format. Eric Hanson and Clare Duffy from Z102.9 will join us as hosts to get your day started right.

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Congrats to our 2020 BRAVO Award Winners!

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

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AMTek is a privately held family owned company located in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, USA. AMTek produces industrial microwave systems for pasteurizing, drying, cooking, tempering and other applications in a very extensive array of products for customers across the globe. The AMTek team of professionals has proven to be the supplier of choice worldwide when it comes to designing, supplying and supporting of custom built, turnkey systems, using microwave energy as a heat source.

AMTek has proven again and again to be price competitive in this market place, by fully integrating the company and focusing entirely on building custom microwave systems from the ground up to a completed system, all being done at our 58,000 sq. foot world class facility.

AMTek is supported by a global network of distributors that represent the company on six continents. AMTek's international distribution team consists of more than 25 reputable companies that would typically provide marketing, sales support, and technical service for a variety of food processing equipment manufacturers in their respective territories. These international distributors are key players and are considered an important part of AMTek's overall team.

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Blue Grass Enterprises open in 1969 to satisfy a demand in the Cedar Rapids and Iowa City areas for quality nursery grown sod. As a result of their hard work and knowledgeable employees, Blue Grass Enterprises has earned their reputation as ‘your natural grass solutions expert.’

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Since 1925, Nesper Sign Advertising, Inc has been a premier full-service company. The integrity, craftsmanship, and imagination of their professional staff have been proven to be a definitive advantage for clients. Working with Nesper, you can count on competitively priced, quality signs, which meet local ordinances, while generating business for your company.

Congrats to our 2020 Community Spotlights!

Community Spotlights honor organizations that demonstrate distinctive, innovative services.

AARP of Iowa is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization that empowers people to choose how they live as they age. AARP fights for age 50 and over individuals and their families at the local, state and national levels, working on important issues like financial security, affordable health and prescription drug coverage, fostering communities with affordable and appropriate housing, community features and options for getting around. AARP offers their members information and resources, as well as discounts on products and services for those 50 and older.

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Covenant Family Solutions helps to strengthen families through the pursuit of wellness. Strong families are the foundation of healthy communities. Covenant Family Solutions offers both therapy and medication management services to serve mental health and behavioral health needs. They recognize that family structures have undergone significant changes in the last century. All families are welcome.

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LBA Foundation's mission is to inspire HOPE in tomorrow’s Leaders, Believers and Achievers. LBA partners with the community in making this mission a reality. So many teens in our community – both rich and poor – have no purpose or goals for life. The foundation’s first step with every individual is to help them develop a Statement of Purpose. Many teens can’t see beyond what they have always known, and LBA aims to inspire them to dream. Every individual receives the tools they need to succeed when they are willing to dedicate themselves to achieving their purpose.

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

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Thank you to our Supporting Sponsor: Wellmark.

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