Popular Market at the Mount to be held at Robert W. Plaster Athletic Complex

Market at the Mount

Mount Mercy University’s popular spring Market at the Mount is set for Saturday, May 11, 9 a.m.–2 p.m., at the Robert W. Plaster Athletic Complex. The student-organized event will bring more than 40 local vendors to the outdoor complex, located at 651 19th Street NE, Cedar Rapids, Iowa 52402.

Open to the public, vendors include services, artisans, crafters and food vendors. Products include crocheted items, baked goods, handmade soaps, home decor and more.

Market at the Mount was first organized in 2014 by the Mount Mercy student Enactus team. Held each spring and winter, the event is a useful teaching tool. Students and vendors to collaborate and learn about best business practice.

Focused on community empowerment, Enactus takes no profit from the event. Local vendors set up shop free of charge and work with students on skills like product promotion and shop marketing. In Spring 2018, Market at the Mount generated $10,000 in sales for vendors.

The market also gives the community an opportunity to find local, handmade gifts in one location.

“It’s a great opportunity for our community to support local vendors and for students to see the individual impact that they can have on entrepreneurs in our community,” said Peyton Staab, spring Market at the Mount project leader.

This event is free, and all are welcome. Visitors are encouraged to park in the lot off 19th Street.

For more information, contact Staab at pstaab7815@mtmercy.edu.

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