FAQ

Updated March 2019


What is the mission behind Empowering Our Community or EOC? Empowering our Community is a platform that allows individuals, non-profits and businesses in the Cedar Rapids metro area and other Eastern Iowa communities to partner and be EMPOWERED. Visit our website at www.eoc.team

If I’m a business, why should I consider being part of the EOC business network? Businesses may join the EOC business network at no cost. Your business will have your contact information (name, address, email, website and phone number) along with a description of your business placed on the business directory of the EOC website. Each business will have the opportunity to promote their services, along with discounts to EOC members. These discounts may be changed throughout the year at no cost and may be shared through social media outlets. Visit our current list of participating businesses and discounts at www.eoc.team/incentives

How do non-profits and individuals fit into the EOC story? A non-profit may raise funds for their organization by offering a custom EOC Empowerment Card. These cards can be purchased with a minimum order of 250 cards for $200. We recommend that these cards be sold for $20 each. All proceeds are retained by the local non-profit and individuals that buy the card will have access to continual discounts from 40+ businesses in the Cedar Rapids metro area plus all other participating Eastern Iowa communities. Cards have a 12 month expiration. To know more about starting a campaign visit www.eoc.team/campaigns

Why should you consider being part of the EOC network? Three great pillars of any community are individuals, non-profits and businesses. When all are working in unison, there is great confluence and that momentum is hard to stop. EOC’s infrastructure and team of advisors wants to help continue that environment where individuals, non-profits and businesses can work as a team to Empower Our Community right here in the Cedar Rapids metro area and other participating Eastern Iowa communities.

How does the pricing work for the EOC Empowerment Cards? We have a new pricing structure for the EOC Empowerment Card for non-profits as of 3-1-19. (Prices are subject to change)
250 cards generate $5,000 – Non-profit cost is $200
500 cards generate $10,000 – Non-profit cost is $350
1000 cards generate $20,000 – Non-profit cost is $600
1500 cards generate $30,000 – Non-profit cost is $750
2500 cards generate $50,000 – Non-profit cost is $1000

Will EOC be branching out into other communities? The simple answer is yes! For a community to get started, it is important to have a minimum of 20 businesses in the community willing to offer discounts/incentives. The hope of EOC is that non-profits in the respective community would help in reaching out to local businesses since they will be the primary beneficiary of the EOC Empowerment Card proceeds. EOC is currently active in the Cedar Rapids metro area and we are currently talking to businesses in the Clinton IA community. Long range plans include Dubuque, the Quad Cities, Iowa City/Coralville/North Liberty and Waterloo/Cedar Falls. If you are part of one of these communities, or you think EOC could be a resource to the community that you live in, contact us. We are always willing to have a conversation.

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