Share the Love Stories

At Locals Love Us, we’re on a mission to find and celebrate the best of the best in Iowa City. YOU – the voter – help us achieve this by telling us about your favorite, go-to businesses!

When your favorite businesses win, we get the chance to work with them by featuring them in our printed guides and on our website. Only winner have the opportunity to place ads in our guides, and our website offers them a winner page, where we highlight their products/services, testimonials, and information!

This voting and sharing process goes far beyond counting votes and sharing the results – we also get to learn about how the businesses are connecting and helping the community!


Share the Love Stories feature businesses and their efforts to help make Iowa City a great place to live and work. From annual fundraisers, to stepping up in times of need and donating goods/services, these short stories are a way to thank businesses for sharing the love with the community that supports them.

Here are a few examples of how local best businesses give back:

Iowa Recovery Room

Floating in a 95-degree tub of water and 900 pounds of diluted Epsom salt, clients can relax and unwind in silence or with music.

Iowa Recovery Room owner Patrick Krier has been able to use the sensory deprivation tanks as a way to give back to the community. Krier has been able to donate floats to local schools, Big Brother Big Sisters, Team Breast Friends (breast cancer non-profit), Friends of the Animal Center Foundation, The Arc of Southeastern Iowa, and Habitat for Humanity. He has also been working with the Iowa City Police, Fire Departments and First Responders to help reduce stress and burnout.

Randy’s Flooring

July of 2018 marked the beginning of a partnership between the UI Stead Family Children’s Hospital and Randy’s Flooring of Coralville and Cedar Rapids. For every square foot of Stainmaster Comfort-Gel Cushion sold, five cents is donated to the University of Iowa Center for Advancement. Since the beginning of the campaign, Randy’s Flooring has been able to raise over $25,000 for the hospital.

All of our stories can be found online:

We love learning about the amazing businesses in Fargo-Moorhead and the love they show their community, so don’t forget to VOTE for your favorites so we can feature them in a Share the Love Story!

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