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Support community. Commit to local and be part of change.

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Local Business to Local Business

Supporting locally owned businesses and helping them succeed is an important piece of the Economic Alliance’s mission. If your business is committed to local, sign the pledge! Our membership directory is home to over 1,100 local member businesses, all located within our 319 region. Your dollars, your business, your presence all have an important impact within our community. Let’s lift each other up in support so that we can all reap the benefits of a thriving local community.

Thank You to our Buy Local Presenting Sponsor

GreenState Credit Union

Thank You to our Media Sponsors

The Gazette

Businesses That Have Taken The Pledge:

Kingston’s Venue & Event Center
Balloons, Etc.
The Play Cafe
Call Callahan Real Estate Team
Cedar Rapids Screen Print
Engineered Building Design
Your Tanning Bar
Zach Coaching, LLC
Midwest Military Outreach
Nolan’s Lawn and Landscapes
Advanced Therapy Specialists
HEA Book Boutique
Tee’s Liberian Dish
Core Strategic Solutions LLC
Horizons, A Family Service Alliance
The Restoration Project
You Conferences
Dream Dress
Bliss Balloons Co
Real Business Value LLC

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“Face to face business relationships are rewarding as well as profitable for both parties. We get referrals from our vendors and we give them right back. It shows we all care about our communities. We have a Community Impact committee which is constantly involved in the effort to support local events and charities. We do this with either employee-owners’ time or financial support to reach the needs in the community.”

Kristi Kothenbeutel, Van Meter Inc.

“Building relationships with local companies has benefited us and spreading the awareness of our brand, spreading awareness of our corporate events and festivals, and at the end of the day, we all win.”

Sammy Petersen, Bloomsbury Farm

“The more that we can keep here and put back into our economy will give us a much better chance for our community to grow.”

Eric VanKerckhov, Allegra

“The easiest way to kickstart a ‘buy local’ mindset is to review your business and what things might be better served locally.”

Kyle Zimmerman, Guide Wealth Partners