FAQ

Updated january 2021


What is the mission behind Empowering Our Community or EOC? Empowering our Community is all about empowering individuals, non-profits and businesses in the Cedar Rapids metro area and other Eastern Iowa communities. (Currently - Clinton, IA) 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, social media sites 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 personalized EOC Empowerment Cards with the logo of the non-profit on the front. These discount 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 60+ businesses in the Cedar Rapids metro area plus all other participating Eastern Iowa communities for the next 12 months. To know more about starting a campaign visit www.eoc.team/campaigns

What are EOC Ambassador Sponsors? An Ambassador is a business or non-profit organization that would like to show additional support for other businesses and non-profits in their community. For a cost of $100 per year, a business or non-profit can purchase a personalized Digital EOC Empowerment Card. They have freedom to distribute their digital card to clients, donors, prospects and spheres of influence through email and other social media links. EOC will provide an updated Digital EOC Empowerment Card on a quarterly basis with a 12 month maturity date. This is a great way to direct people to your business, and for non-profits, a great way to direct prospective donors to your website and donation page. It's all about building synergy and critical mass!

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 wants to help foster an 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.

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 15 businesses in the community willing to offer discounts/incentives. EOC is currently active in the Cedar Rapids metro area and the Clinton 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 want to have a conversation with you.

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