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Make a gift to our 2018 Year-End Investment Drive

We have been able to assist more businesses and property owners in our Main Street District this year because of an outpouring of support from so many people like you! Our dedicated board and volunteers join me in thanking you for your continued support.

Please consider making a contribution to support Main Street today!

Because of you, we are able to develop business assistance programs such as the Open 4 Business pitch competition and Biz Boost technical services grant. You joined us in honoring innovators, creatives, and entrepreneurs through the Robert Chadima Visionary Awards.

Over the last nine years, our organization has secured over $300,000 in grant money to supplement the investments made by property owners to improve our historic district. Over time those incentives add up to a HUGE impact with nearly $70 million invested in new construction and rehabilitation in Czech Village and New Bohemia. So far in 2018 alone, that private investment totals $7.4 million.

In addition, we continue to assist in bringing new businesses to our community; creating new jobs for our workforce. But it goes beyond just getting them here. We help create an environment for success. Whether it is driving traffic to their door through marketing and events, providing resources for growth such as a revolving loan fund, or holding networking events to spark collaboration, Main Street is a catalyst for change.

These are just a few examples of the impact your support has had. On the back of this letter, we have included a snapshot of our past and recent successes and future goals to demonstrate the great work happening in the Czech Village-New Bohemia Main Street District. Once again, we thank you for your support and dedication to our mission of providing small business assistance, developing regional partnerships, supporting infill development and historic preservation, and enhancing quality of life factors.

Now, YOU can join in the momentum and help make our 10-year anniversary in 2019 a blockbuster year! Your investment will aid the following initiatives in 2019.

  • Provide Small Business Support & Engagement creating a District where entrepreneurs can receive assistance to grow their business at every stage
  • Develop a Cohesive Vision among stakeholders; defining goals for the next phase of revitalization
  • Build grant funds to promote Infill Development & Historic Preservation
  • Enhance the Resident & Visitor Experience through opportunities to engage with businesses and be part of the entrepreneur’s journey

Please consider a gift of $25, $50, or $100 toward our Year-End Investment Drive.

Join the momentum and keep us moving forward to help more buildings, businesses and programming in the Czech Village-New Bohemia Main Street District.

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Become a 2019 Sponsor

More info in our Investment Guide
Become a Sponsor
Sponsorship Options

Thank you to our current investors!

Program & Event Sponsors
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Bankers Trust
BladeWorks
Bradley & Riley PC
Cedar Rapids Bank & Trust
David & Lijun Chadima
City of Cedar Rapids
Confluence
Czech Cottage
Future Systems Inc.
GCRCF Donor Advised Fund – Great America Leasing
Go Cedar Rapids
Hills Bank & Trust Company
Iowa Economic Development Authority (Main Street Iowa)
Jelinek Memorial Fund
LimoLink Inc.
Linn County
Lion Bridge Brewing Company
McClain Conulting LLC
McNary Marketing & Design
NewBo City Market
Rinderknecht Associates Inc.
Rockwell Collins, Inc.
The Cherry Building
University of Iowa Community Credit Union
Western Fraternal Life Association
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Annual Investment Drive Supporters
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Pediment ($1,000+)
Don & Diann Barrigar
Lijun & David Chadima
Thomas Letarte
George & Janelle McClain
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Entablature ($500-999)
Freund-Vector Corporation
Tim Klima
Riverside Casino & Golf Resort
United Fire Group
US Bank
Chris Wand
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Capital ($250-499)
Douglas & Sheila Brakhahn
Brian Fagan
GLD Commercial Real Estate
GO Cedar Rapids
Pam Imerman
James & Barbara Klein
Kathi Nelsen
Nordstrom
Scott & Penny Olson
Tom & Cathy Petersen
Primus Companies, Inc.
Emily Stochl
Transamerica Companies
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Column ($100-249)
2001 Development Corporation
Czech Village Antiques
Taylor Bergen
D&N Fence Co.
Ebert Honey
Jack & Nancy Evans
Great American Popcorn Company
Scott Kruger
Linn Area Credit Union
Howard & Mary Ann Kucera
Ladco Inc.
Kathleen McClain
Craig McCormick
Mount Vernon Bank & Trust
NewBo Mercantile & Vintage Shop
Papich-Kuba Funeral Service
Parlor City Pub & Eatery
Rapids Reproductions Inc.
Randy Kuehl Honda
Sara Reasner
Dean Spina
Valenta Plumbing
Dawn Waller
Ryan & Amanda West
Western Fraternal Life Association
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Foundation (up to $99)
Mel Andringa
Lu Barron
Citywide Cleaners Inc.
Betty Clinton
Brady & Emily Dorman
Lindsey Flannery
Lisa Guge
Gail Handley
Harlequin Home
Bethany & Courtney Jordan
Mary Ellen Krotz
Lu’s Deli
Thomas McClain
Merle Norman Cosmetics
Gail Naughton
Marjorie Nejdl
Maura Pilcher
Red Ball Printing Company
Sound Concepts
Colton Storla
Jason & Leslie Wright