Please support our downtown small businesses where you can. One of the best ways to help cash flow during this time is by purchasing gift cards for use at a later date or shopping local online.

The Iowa City Downtown District and partner, MidWestOne Bank are committed to incentivizing support of our downtown business community through the SUPPORT DOWNTOWN BUSINESSES PROGRAM.

SUPPORT DOWNTOWN BUSINESSES PROGRAM:

Spend $100 online or by phone at any ICDD business, you will receive $25 ICDD gift card. For $500 spent online or by phone, you will receive $150 ICDD gift card. See the list of our downtown businesses here: https://downtowniowacity.com/experience-downtown/

  • NEW* The Iowa City Downtown District and MidWestOne Bank will increase the incentive for spending at downtown arts venues every Friday for the following 5 weeks! To help provide a bigger boost to the non-profit art institutions of Riverside Theatre, The Englert Theatre, FilmScene, and Public Space One, the incentive each Friday for spending will be a $35 thank you gift card for every $100 spent and a $170 gift card for $500 spent at any of those institutions. We encourage customers to visit their websites or call in orders to purchase season passes, tickets, gift cards, concession buckets, etc.

Upload or send us your receipts and we will send you an Iowa City Downtown District Gift Card as a Thank You for supporting local.

Fill out this form and we will send you your thank you gift card within 5 days.

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Through a collaboration with Think Iowa City, Iowa City Area Development Group, Iowa City Area Business Partnership and the Iowa City Downtown District, we're providing continued updates and resources for COVID-19 related information. Thanks to the support from MidWestOne Bank, West Bank, GreenState Credit Union, Great Western Bank, Hills Bank, Two Rivers Bank, U.S. Bank and CBI Bank Trust, Johnson County and other area partners, the Project Better Together team has created a community-wide Shop Local program to help encourage and motivate local spending at Johnson County local businesses. Starting June 22nd, for every $150 spent shopping local, receive a $20 gift card of YOUR choice to a local business.

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