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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 ten 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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Thank you to our current investors!

Program & Event Sponsors
Acme Electric Company
Bankers Trust Company
Don & Diann Barrigar
Bradley & Riley PC
City of Cedar Rapids
Czech Cottage
Future Systems, Inc.
Cedar Rapids Tourism
GreatAmerica Financial Services
Hills Bank & Trust
LimoLink Inc.
Linn County Board of Supervisors
Lion Bridge Brewing Co.
McClain Consulting LLC
National Czech &Slovak Museum & Library
NewBo City Market
Rinderknecht Associates Inc.
Riverside Casino & Golf Resort
Rockwell Collins, Inc.
Thorland Company
University of Iowa Community Credit Union
US Bank
Washington County Riverboat Foundation
Western Fraternal Life Association
Annual Investment Drive Supporters
Pediment ($1,000+)
Bankers Trust Company
Thomas Letarte
Mary Kay & Pat McGrath
Entablature ($500-999)
Pam Imerman
George & Janelle McClain
Primus Companies, Inc.
T&K Roofing
US Bank
Chris Wand
Capital ($250-499)
Robert Becker
Czech Cottage – Bob Schaffer
Ebert Honey – Adam Ebert
James & Barbara Klein
Tim Klima
Kathi & Curt Nelsen
Tom & Cathy Petersen
Point Builders, LLC
Ross Refrigeration
Candace Wong
Column ($100-249)
Lu Barron
Douglas & Sheila Brakhahn
Czech Village Antiques – Pam Lewis
Jack & Nancy Evans
Fairfax State Savings Bank
Freund-Vector Corporation
Joan & Don Gray
Tim Klima
Scott Kruger
Howard & Mary Ann Kucera
Linn Area Credit Union
Todd & Carol McNall
Scott & Penny Olson
Papich Kuba Funeral Home
Sara Reasner
Dan & Sandy Rosenberger
Dean & Debra Spina
Susan Spivey
Emily Stochl
Maura Pilcher & Mike Tertinger
Randy Kuehl Honda
Skogman Commercial at the Penthouse
Valenta Plumbing & Heating, Inc.
Dawn Waller
Foundation (up to $99)

Mel Andringa
John & Danielle Chargo
Citywide Cleaners
Helane Golden
Abigail Huff

Madeline Jarvis
Bethany Jordan
Jim & Janette Lee
Lance LeTellier
Elizabeth McDougall
New Leaf Historic Properties
Gail Naughton
Marj Nejdl
Matthew & Jennifer Pruden
Brittany Scanlon
Marvin Smejkal
Sound Concepts