Balance Your Health & The Holidays!

We all know the struggle of balancing baking and enjoying all the yummy treats this season offers and eating healthy foods. As much as we’d love to say Christmas cookies are a good idea for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, we can’t deny the importance of fruits and veggies! A little indulgence is expected, so that … Continue reading Balance Your Health & The Holidays!

Locals Love Thanksgiving!

Thanksgiving is just a few days away! The turkeys are thawing, cans of cranberries and boxes of stuffing are packed tight in the pantry, and stretchy pants are on standby. The holiday offers an opportunity to spend time with family and eat great food – and most importantly, it offers a chance to reflect and … Continue reading Locals Love Thanksgiving!

Your Vote Matters!

It’s election day! If you know Locals Love Us, you know we LOVE voting! It’s our job to share about the best businesses in our LLU communities, and we couldn’t do that without you, the locals. Our voting system is unique AND effective: ONLY locals can vote. Not strangers living in another state. Not robots. … Continue reading Your Vote Matters!

Do you know your customers?

Hey, locally loved businesses! How well do YOU know your customers? Your customers are your cheerleaders, your supporters, your voters that have helped you earn the title of a Local Best! Today, we’re sharing some ways to connect with your customers and make YOUR BUSINESS the first one that comes to mind when they’re voting … Continue reading Do you know your customers?

You’re a WINNER!

Three words that bring us so much joy to share with local businesses: You’re. The. BEST! If you’re new to Locals Love Us and were recently voted a Local Best, you might be wondering, what does this mean? We believe that LOCALS – not algorithms, random surveys, or strangers from another state on the internet … Continue reading You’re a WINNER!

How to Celebrate Women’s Health Day

National Women’s Health & Fitness Day is tomorrow – Wednesday, September 28! This national day is a day to encourage adopting a healthy lifestyle – health, fitness, and mental! To celebrate, we’re highlighting some of the best business in Cedar Rapids that are helping local women achieve a balanced lifestyle – today and every day! … Continue reading How to Celebrate Women’s Health Day

Take a Food Tour of Cedar Rapids!

Did you know we have TWO categories dedicated to the local best food businesses? Whether you’re looking for a great grocery store, brewery, restaurant, or more, our Dining and Food/Drink categories are home to the best of the best! To celebrate these wonderful businesses that fuel our community, we’re embarking on a food tour of … Continue reading Take a Food Tour of Cedar Rapids!

Back to School Tips & Tricks

Department stores have been teasing us for MONTHS with their back-to-school sections stocked full of new and colorful binders, freshly sharpened pencils, and backpacks with the latest trendy designs. The shopping experience is fairly simple, as most schools provide a handy list of everything your child is expected to have. Once those glue sticks and … Continue reading Back to School Tips & Tricks