Testimonials

Here’s What Gazette Marketing Grant Recipients are Saying

DESTINATIONS UNLIMITED

"The Gazette’s Matching Program is a true testament to their commitment to our community and their small business advertisers. As a local small business, this program will be a huge benefit to our agency in such an unprecedented time so that we can continue to connect with our clients."

Annie Hills
Marketing Manager
Destinations Unlimited


YMCA

"We were so excited to learn that the YMCA was graciously awarded grant money for advertisements through the Gazette! It has been wonderful to see so many individuals and businesses in our community doing everything they can to help nonprofits like us.  From our members continuing to pay their membership dues to ensure we can continue to operate our programs and services, to organizations like the Gazette providing much needed advertising resources. This will greatly help us market our offerings to our community once we are able to reopen our doors!"

Shannon Brendengen
Marketing Director
YMCA


HAWKEYE DOWNS

"The Gazette's Business Marketing Grant is a great resource for a small non-profit like ours. As an events-based organization, COVID-19 has been a significant challenge for us, and having a local company like The Gazette investing in the community during a difficult time like this means so much. We're glad to know that as soon as we're able to host events, we have a leg up on the marketing!"

Jenn Draper
Executive Director
Hawkeye Downs


JENSEN TRANSPORT

"The Gazette helps us increase our business with multiple price points and different options year round. Working with The Gazette gives us print, online, and 3rd party ways to maximize our advertising dollar."

Tim Jensen
Chief Operations Officer
Jensen Transport

HABITAT FOR HUMANITY

"The Gazette's matching program is vital to help Cedar Valley Habitat for Humanity continue our work during this challenging time. By advertising in the Gazette we are able to keep the need for affordable housing at the forefront of people's minds, and spread our mission of building homes, communities, and hope."

Galen Hawthorne
Communications Manager
Cedar Valley Habitat for Humanity


SUMMIT SCHOOLS

"As a small nonprofit, Summit appreciates receiving The Gazette's matching grant so we could market our independent school and tuition reduction to the local community. Summit has transitioned to online learning during this pandemic and we cannot conduct traditional tours of our school to prospective families, so getting the word out about our services and our tuition reduction to the public is crucial for the future of Summit."

Tonya Trudo
Summit Schools
Cedar Rapids


GOLD CROWN TRAVEL

"The travel industry has been particularly hard hit by the underlying effects of the Coronavirus. The Gazette Matching Grant Program will definitely help us get back into our print advertising ASAP which will allow us a dimension of communication that both we and our customers rely on."

Bruce Danielson
Owner
Gold Crown Travel