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NewBo City Market
NewBo City Market
1100 3Rd Street SE
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New Member Bio - Kristie Wetjen
Welcome our new member Kristie Wetjen!
Kristie Wetjen is currently the Executive Director of NewBo City Market, or as her business card reads, "Cultivator of Community Awesomeness.
brings nearly 20 years of community and business development experience to the Market, as well as a strong background in marketing and event planning.
Prior to leading NewBo City Market, she was the Executive Director of the Amana Colonies Convention & Visitors Bureau.
is involved with many boards and projects, including the New Bohemia Group
, Southside Investment Board
, and the History Center Board
participates on the Czech Village New Bohemia Main Street District's
Economic Restructuring committee.
is a founding member of a community wide public art project that will launch later this year and run through 2016, celebrating the 125th birthday of Grant Wood.
was educated in the Corridor, attending both Kirkwood and the University of Iowa
, studying history and political science.
has also participated in numerous community and business training, including completing course work through the Community Development Institute
Kristie Wetjen, executive ...
Kristie Wetjen, executive director of the Amana Colonies Convention and Visitors Bureau, which organizes tourism in the area, said, "If the plant was to close down, it would have a huge impact on the community, financially and emotionally."
Tourism and farming were hit hard by summer floods that inundated 2,000 acres of the Amana Society's farmland, ruining crops and making the area temporarily inaccessible to tourists.
The farmers' hardships are offset somewhat by high prices for corn and soy, said Wetjen
, while the tourism industry rebounded in the fall, with its most lucrative Oktoberfest in more than 40 years, she
Kristie WetjenThe Amana Colonies Convention & Visitors Bureau
Market to Market | NewBo City Market
Kristie Wetjen, executive director of NewBo City Market, says the partnership will allow both organizations to better meet their goals and will help the surrounding neighborhoods grow and continue to thrive.
"Both organization's missions heavily involve the promotion of Iowa's farmers and food producers," says Wetjen
"By effectively combining our efforts this summer, we hope to greatly expand local foods access for Cedar Rapids' residents and visitors," she
We want people who have their ...
We want people who have their own audience," Kristie Wetjen, Newbo's Executive Director, said.