Partner businesses boost MSCR budget with $10,000 donations
 
Posted on Friday March 04, 2022
 
Coon Rapids Municipal Utilities, Iowa Savings Bank, Karl Chevrolet, New Way Ford and City of Coon Rapids support Main Street program with significant financial pledges
 

MSCR partner logos 2022

As a nonprofit, Main Street Coon Rapids (MSCR) relies on the generosity of investors to fund their downtown revitalization efforts. Which is why they are proud to announce that four local entities – Coon Rapids Municipal Utilities, Iowa Savings Bank, Karl Auto Group and New Way Ford -- have pledged $10,000 each to the MSCR operating fund. In addition, the City of Coon Rapids has again agreed to provide in-kind support by providing an office for the program and employing the MSCR director.

“Thank you to these entities for sharing our vision for a thriving downtown,” said MSCR Board President Joe Stitz. “Their financial support of our mission will enable us to continue our efforts to make Coon Rapids a vibrant community.”

In 2021, 170 businesses and individuals invested in the MSCR program with contributions ranging from $50 to $10,000. Their financial contributions enabled the organization to focus on downtown revitalization efforts that impact the entire community.

Since becoming a Main Street community in late 2019, the Main Street district has seen 16 completed building renovation projects (interior and exterior), $314,419.07 in private investment, $239,501 in building acquisition and $1,081,830 in grants awarded and public dollars pledged. Five new businesses have started or moved into the downtown district since 2019.

MSCR has hosted 52 events and tallied 6,409 volunteer hours from nearly 180 people. They spearheaded three streetscaping projects, installed wayfinding signs, opened public restrooms and provided local companies with resources to strengthen their businesses.

The continued support from the City of Coon Rapids, Coon Rapids Municipal Utilities, Iowa Savings Bank, Karl Auto Group and New Way Ford and numerous other investors, will ensure continued progress through the MSCR program.

To invest, contact the MSCR office at 712-999-4769 or donate online at coonrapidsiowa.com/mainstreet. MSCR is an IRS 501(c)3 organization so donations are tax deductible.

MSCR city partner 2022   

Last fall, MSCR recognized the City of Coon Rapids for their ongoing support of the downtown revitalization program. Pictured from left are MSCR Vice President Bryan Spangler, Mayor Jeff Anthofer, MSCR President Joe Stitz, City Council Members Janelle Kracht and Jon Esdohr.

  MSCR CRMU partner 2022  CRMU General Manager Brad Honold (left) and CRMU Trustee Alan Andersen (right) present a ceremonial $10,000 check to MSCR Board Member Tory Winnett.
  MSCR ISB partner 2022  

Iowa Saving Bank Coon Rapids Vice President / Branch Manager Brad Woodard (right) presents a ceremonial $10,000 check to MSCR Board President Joe Stitz.

  MSCR Karl partner 2022  

Karl Auto Group Managing Partner Bryan Spangler (right) presents a ceremonial $10,000 check to MSCR Board Member Kennedi Cretsinger.

  MSCR NW Ford partner 2022  

From left, New Way Ford Accountant Marchelle Kots and General Manager Kyle Bauer present a ceremonial $10,000 check to MSCR Board Member Julie Winnett.


 

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