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.

This year marks the 27th year for Good Morning, Cedar Rapids! on Thursday, November 14 at the Cedar Rapids Marriott (1200 Collins Rd NE). Doors will open at 7:00 a.m. and the program will begin promptly at 7:30 a.m. This member-only event has limited seating available.

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Through a high-energy format similar to a late-night talk show, returning hosts, Clare Duffy and Eric Hanson of Z102.9, will entertain attendees with the help of musical acts and a house band.

Good Morning, Cedar Rapids! honors the role small businesses play in the local economy by bestowing three BRAVO Awards each year to unique, home-grown businesses in the Cedar Rapids metro area.

Congrats to our 2019 BRAVO Award Winners!

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

Cedar Graphics Located in Hiawatha, Cedar Graphics has been providing award winning print services to America’s most influential brands for over 40 years. The business began as a small printing operation and has grown to offer the latest technological print design advancements, including UV Offset Printing, Wide Format Printing, and Variable Data Printing. Whether you are a graphic design firm needing unique finishing techniques or a large organization needing a new strategy to control costs or protect and manage your brand, Cedar Graphics can help.

Hames Homes For three generations, Hames Homes has provided comfort, beauty and value to area homeowners. Headquartered in Cedar Rapids, Hames Homes has sold over 11,000 mobile and manufactured homes since 1969. Hames Homes hosts various events to help ensure every citizen has the right to safe, affordable housing; the most important aspect of their business. In 2019, Hames Homes celebrates their 50th anniversary.

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J-TEC Associates, Inc. J-TEC Associates, Inc. was founded in 1968 and provides vortex flow meters and sensors for military, industrial, automotive, and mining applications. J-TEC Associates’ patented and proven flow measurement technology was applied to sensing crosswind for the tank fire control systems in the early 1980s. The crosswind sensors developed and manufactured by J-TEC nearly 40 years ago use a vortex sensing method that is immune to dust and moisture, which are prevalent in a battlefield environment.

Congrats to our 2019 Community Spotlights!

Community Spotlights honor organizations that demonstrate distinctive, innovative services.

380 Express The East Central Iowa Council of Governments, in partnership with the Iowa DOT, launched the intercity express bus service last October. It offers the public a different commute option to travel between Cedar Rapids and Iowa City. The service is meant to offer an easy, safe, convenient, and stress free alternative for traveling the 380 corridor.

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Deafinitely Dogs is a non-profit organization that enriches the lives of people with disabilities by placing highly trained dogs, trained specifically for their individual needs. We strive for increased independence for our clients and believe strongly in the dog/human bond.

Waypoint Services Since 1894, Waypoint has devotedly worked to improve the lives of those in need. Beginning with its birth as the Cedar Rapids chapter of the Young Women's Christian Association (YWCA), Waypoint has specialized in empowering area women to improve their lives. Throughout its evolution, Waypoint has remained dedicated to moving people forward through proactive services and resources including our Homeless & Housing Services, Domestic Violence Victim Services, and high quality, affordable child care.

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

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Thank you to our Major Sponsor: Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield

Thank you to our Media Sponsor: KCRG-TV9

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