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Child Care Wins - Local

July 6, 2022 | Economic Development & Workforce

Child Care Wins – Local Businesses and Organizations Provide Innovative Solutions

​Childcare. A powerful word that carries immense importance to families and the workforce across the nation. For independence, productivity and peace of mind for parents ...

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June 24, 2022 | Business Support

When Closing Doors Opens New Opportunities – The Legacy of Phelan’s Interiors

​Rooted in Cedar Rapids for the last 85 years, Phelan’s Interiors prepares to close it’s retail doors for the last time at the end of June 2022. While the retail doors w...

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Wall painting

June 16, 2022 | Business Support

Cedar Rapids Metro Economic Alliance Offers “Free Summer” List

Recognizing that rising gas prices may be forcing local families to rethink summer vacation plans, the Cedar Rapids Metro Economic Alliance is releasing its first “free summ...

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June 13, 2022 | Business Support

Helping Feed the Community Through Connections

​The Cedar Rapids Downtown Farmers Market is back for its seventeenth season, and catering to not just the food, flower, and style connoisseurs from and around the area, but...

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Leadership For Five Seasons

June 9, 2022 | Economic Development & Workforce

Celebrating 40 Years of Connecting Community Leaders – Leadership for Five Seasons

Nearly 1,400 business professionals have passed through the Leadership for Five Seasons program gaining life long skills that benefits them personally and professionally. The ...

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May 20, 2022 | Business Support

Support Local Eateries and Servers this National Waitstaff Day

​Whether you're dining out for a weekend brunch or celebrating special occasions with your loved ones, the people who make these treasured outings that much more enjoyable a...

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Midwest Metal Products

May 10, 2022 | Economic Development & Workforce

A Reputation Automated in Excellence – Midwest Metal Products Receives Manufacturing 4.0 Grant

From a humble start in a small garage in Swisher, to a full-service manufacturing facility in Cedar Rapids, Midwest Metal Products has served a wide range of industries in our...

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Eastern Iowa Airport FLYCID

May 5, 2022 | Business Support

CID Airport Cargo Soaring to New Heights

​When most people hear the word airport, they visualize travel, vacations, and business trips. However, around the Eastern Iowa Airport (CID) people are not the only thing g...

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Image with text Happy Cinco De Mayo

May 5, 2022 | Business Support

Cinco De Mayo Celebrations: Many Local Options to Choose From!

​It may not be an official U.S. holiday, but don’t tell that to most people in Eastern Iowa. Cinco de Mayo has grown in popularity in the past several years and this year,...

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ImOn Logo

May 2, 2022 | Business Support

Growing the Connection, Together.

​Creating connections, one person at a time. That’s the ImOn Communication’s purpose as they plan to cover the entire Cedar Rapids community and beyond by 2024. “The ...

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Inclusive ICR DEI Index

April 18, 2022 | Economic Development & Workforce

Free DEI Assessment Open for Area Businesses

Inclusive ICR, a regional coalition with a mission to grow diversity and inclusion in the workforce throughout the region, has announced the launch of a free Diversity, Equity...

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April 8, 2022 | Economic Development & Workforce

Cutting Edge Technology Ensures a Positive Workplace Culture at New Leader Manufacturing

​New hardware is coming to New Leader Manufacturing as they continue to look for ways to help address workforce issues and ensure a positive workplace culture. This cutting ...

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Image with text Cedar Rapids restaurant week

March 11, 2022 | Business Support

Cedar Rapids Restaurant Week 2022 – 5 Stars From the City of Five Seasons

​The most scrumptious time of the year has come and gone, leaving plates clean, bellies full, and many diners and restaurants fulfilled and extremely happy. While Cedar Rapi...

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Frozen March

March 1, 2022 | Business Support

Frozen March: A Celebration of Our Region’s Frozen Food Manufacturers

A chilly February has passed and everyone is looking forward to thawing out as we welcome spring in just a few short weeks. As a matter of fact, March could be renamed to ‘F...

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February 28, 2022 | Business Support

A Solid Team Builds a Strong Foundation for 50 Years

​Creating a solid foundation is at the core of everything Garling Construction, Inc. does. From bringing together a melting pot of people from all over the state to create a...

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