Monday, September 24, 2018

Our "Sponsor Thank You Ad" is a Success!!

We have some AWESOME supporters.  As you know, we have 21 commercial sponsors who donate each year to our club and the charities we support.  Each year we try to recognize their support with an ad in the Courier Celebrations section on Sunday.

This year, our ad ran on Sept 16.  Beyond print, we also had digital coverage that yielded more than 5,000 views (or impressions.) Below is a tear sheet from the Sunday Celebrations section.  You will also see a Performance Report for our digital representation.  It shows that almost 4,000 of our 5,000 impressions were seen on phones.  It also indicates that we only had 9 viewers who clicked on the ad to visit our Rough Risers website.  That is OK because this wasn't an ad for our club - it was a thank you card for our sponsors.

Thank you to everyone who helped support our year and make things better for the kids in Cedar Valley.

Tear page shows the thank you ad we ran for our 23 sponsors.
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Wednesday, September 12, 2018


It has been a productive year for our Rough Risers Kiwanis club.  We have sold over $12,000 worth of Kettlecorn and raised over $15,000 through donations by our sponsors.  All of this money has been contributed to over 40 youth programs, scholarships, and charitable programs throughout the Cedar Valley.

An important part of the contributions that we can provide programs comes from our 28 generous sponsors.  These are companies throughout the Cedar Valley who understand and support our goal of "Making the World a Better Place - One Child and One Community at a time."

This week we will run this ad in the Courier thanking our sponsors.  It will run Sunday, 9/16, and then be available online for the rest of the week.  Check it out!

You are making the world a better place.

Brad Lee Talks to us about Investing

Wednesday, September 12  - Brad Lee from Brad Lee Financial Services in Cedar Falls spoke about better ways of doubling your money besides folding it in half!  Brad said investing in the Bull Market within the American economy has increased 17% each year since 2009 until present.  Employment has skyrocketed with jobless claims nationwide at record lows.  There is a labor shortage so if you are looking for a job you will have little problem landing one.  

The Corporate Tax Rate is now competitive with other world markets and manufacturing jobs are coming back in droves into the United States to take advantage of making higher profits.  GDP has increased with the consumer spending and outlook is looking bright.  Energy stocks are rising and a rare occurrence happened when the U.S. is the number one exporter of oil, natural gas, and clean coal to the rest of the world.  This is the best time to be alive in America!  Written by Lynn Barnes