Cedar Rapids Metro Economic Alliance

Good Morning, Cedar Rapids Event Recognizes Local Businesses

CEDAR RAPIDS – The Cedar Rapids Metro Economic Alliance‘s annual breakfast gathering celebrating locally owned businesses and community organizations, Good Morning, Cedar Rapids! is back for its 27th year on Thursday, November 14 at the Cedar Rapids Marriott (1200 Collins Rd NE). Doors will open at 7:00 a.m. and the program will begin promptly at 7:30 a.m. This member-only event has limited seating available. Registration can be found here.

Good Morning, Cedar Rapids! honors the role small businesses play in the local economy by bestowing three BRAVO Awards each year to unique, home-grown businesses in the Cedar Rapids metro area. Congratulations to this year’s BRAVO Award winners:

Cedar Graphics
Located in Hiawatha, Cedar Graphics has been providing award winning print services to America’s most influential brands for over 40 years. The business began as a small printing operation and has grown to offer the latest technological print design advancements, including UV Offset Printing, Wide Format Printing, and Variable Data Printing. Whether you are a graphic design firm needing unique finishing techniques or a large organization needing a new strategy to control costs or protect and manage your brand, Cedar Graphics can help.

Hames Homes, LLC
For three generations, Hames Homes has provided comfort, beauty and value to area homeowners. Headquartered in Cedar Rapids, Hames Homes has sold over 11,000 mobile and manufactured homes since 1969. Hames Homes hosts various events to help ensure every citizen has the right to safe, affordable housing; the most important aspect of their business. In 2019, Hames Homes celebrates their 50th anniversary.

J-TEC Associates, Inc.

J-TEC Associates, Inc. was founded in 1968 and provides vortex flow meters and sensors for military, industrial, automotive, and mining applications. J-TEC Associates’ patented and proven flow measurement technology was applied to sensing crosswind for the tank fire control systems in the early 1980s. The crosswind sensors developed and manufactured by J-TEC nearly 40 years ago use a vortex sensing method that is immune to dust and moisture, which are prevalent in a battlefield environment.

Through a high-energy format similar to a late-night talk show, returning hosts, Clare Duffy and Eric Hanson of Z102.9, will entertain attendees with the help of musical acts and a house band.

Thank you to our Presenting Sponsor, Cedar Rapids Bank & Trust, and our Supporting Sponsor Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield. BRAVO Award Videos would not be possible without the support of our Media Sponsor KCRG-TV9.