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Show Off CR! promotion aims to bring conventions to Cedar Rapids

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The Cedar Rapids Convention Center is looking at a June 1, 2013, opening and now it's time to book in events. The Cedar Rapids Area Convention & Visitors Bureau is running a new promotion called Show Off CR!

Tell them your idea for a convention that should be held here in Eastern Iowa. The visitors bureau will research your recommendation.

If the event comes to Cedar Rapids and books more than 100 hotel overnights, you'll receive a free airline voucher.

"It also fills the hotel rooms, people put gas in their car when they depart, they shop, they dine, and so it really does impact the whole community in a variety of ways," said Marilee Fowler, President & CEO.

The convention and visitors bureau says some events have already been booked in the new building, including the state volleyball tournament.

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