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Make a gift to our 2018 Spring Drive

Our community has grown so much together over the last year. With your help, we continue to serve the Czech Village-New Bohemia Main Street District by providing the vision for a successful future. Our organization helps leverage grants and other resources with private investment to make a big impact. We 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.

 

Now, you can help Czech Village-New Bohemia Main Street make Cedar Rapids a distinctive destination. Your investment will aid the following initiatives in 2018:

  • Provide Small Business Support & Engagement to our network of nearly 200 businesses; filling vacant spaces with unique businesses offering experiences that can only be found here.
  •  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 improvements such as wayfinding signage and increased housing, shopping, dining, and entertainment options.

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We have big goals and your financial support can help make them a reality.

With the generous donations received last year, the Czech Village/New Bohemia Main Street District was able to achieve great things!

BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT
• Hosted 4 business-to-business networking events
• Red Ball Printing received $500 prize at Open 4 Business competition
• Rawlicious received $250 prize at Open 4 Business competition
• Shared important resources in a twice monthly Business Newsletter
• Business Recruitment Committee was formed to actively work on infill development

COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT
• Advocated to retain the Historic Tax Credit
• Awarded $7,000 in grants for building improvements
• Planted & maintained 63 flower beds for Czech Village New Bohemia SSMID
• $17.9M increase in taxable property value
• Partner in core district wayfinding study to enhance visitor navigation
• Completed Challenge Grant Project: White Elephant Building
• Available Property page on website

MAIN STREET REFRESH
• Transformed Organizational Structure to better align with Mission and Key Programming.
• New committee structure more clearly defines goals, and allows for cross-communication between teams.
• Provides opportunities for volunteer engagement at various levels.

COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT
• Hosted inaugural Robert Chadima Awards
• Launched Linn County Main Street campaign with ads in Midwest Living, TripAdvisor, IPR, and regional publications
• Conducted 32 public presentations, tours, and interviews about District successes
• Expanded digital Holiday Guide for the district with 6,212 views

With your tax-deductible gift, we can continue to make a difference. Please make a donation through the link at the top of the page or by check made payable to CVNB Main Street and sent to 1107 3rd Street SE, Cedar Rapids, Iowa 52401.

 

Become a 2018 Sponsor

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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