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metroSCENE: The 712 Initiative BIKEtober in the Bluffs | Immigrant Legal Center Food Truck World Tour

When: October 3, 2020

Where: Council Bluffs

Why: A fun event to support the Pottawattamie County Trails Association and The 712 Initiative’s mission of social engagement and healthy lifestyles.

Sponsors: Judd Knispel, State Farm Agent and Dickinson Investment Advisors

Attendance: 181 cyclists

Mission: The 712 Initiative is aimed at improving the economic vitality in redevelopment areas through investments in built environment, activating public spaces and delivering programs that increase social engagement and healthy lifestyles.

For more information: (712) 396-2494,

When: October 11, 2020

Where: Millwork Commons

Why: Raise funds to support immigrant families in our community

Sponsors: Omaha Steaks, Todd and Betiana Simon, Warren Distribution, Bob and Polina Schlott, Millwork Commons, Paul and Annette Smith, Weitz Family Foundation, Mike and Susan Lebens, Justice for Our Neighbors, Verizon Media, Mulhall’s, Noddle Companies

Catered by: Omaha Steaks, Maria Bonita Mexican Cuisine, El Arepon Venezuelan Food, Okra African Grill, Wonton Jon’s, The Parthenon

Event Planner: Vic Gutman & Associates

Attendance: 405

Amount Raised: $200,659

For more information: (402) 898-1349,