Tribute promotes the positive by showing the community that there is good news all around us.
Tribute informs by posting events and stories that can help strengthen the community.
Tribute connects the community by bringing people together in an effort to ease fears and show that we are more alike than we think.
Tribute is a nonprofit publication established in 2015 to help promote good news in the Cedar Rapids, Marion, and Hiawatha communities.
Tribute Editor, Cynthia Petersen, lives in Marion, Iowa, but lived most of her life in Cedar Rapids. During the day, she is a Benefits Specialist for Pat McGrath Auto, but in her off hours, she is also a writer/photographer for the Marion Times and the Hiawatha Today.
She created Tribute as a way to honor the communities of Cedar Rapids, Marion, and Hiawatha by promoting interesting events and informing people about the countless resources each community offers.