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Weekly Update: July 27, 2017

   A dozen members and spouses of the Cedar Valley HBA (Waterloo/Cedar Falls area) hopped on a bus to tour the Des Moines HBA Home Show Expo on July 20.  In the inset bus photo left to right:  Lori Larson, LGC Companies; Lindsay Varney, Surface Solutions; Stephanie Wright, LGC Companies; and Cedar Valley HBA President Adam Hunemuller – faithfully guarding the coolers.  The trip was sponsored by Kyle Knapke, James Hardie Building Products.  A great idea!
Great Article in Des Moines Register about our Mike Rowe Event
Preparations for the Iowa Trades event with Mike Rowe September 28 are going very well.  Without even officially offering it up yet, we’ve sold over 40 tables and have 120 school officials planning to attend.  We also have a number of significant sponsorships in the works.  Mark your calendar and more details will be forthcoming, including possibly holding closed circuit simulcast events in localized areas.  There was a good article in the Des Moines Register that was unsolicited by our group – check it out here.  To find out how you can help, contact Jay Iverson.  Here’s the latest flyer – circulate it as far as you can!
Certified Aging in Place Specialist Course
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Weekly Update: July 20, 2017

Was WOTUS Going to Stall Your Projects?
HBAI Executive Officer Jay Iverson is meeting with a Washington Post reporter this weekend and early next week in regards to the Waters of the United States (WOTUS) – which was government overreach at the highest level and we worked really hard to squash it.  Supposedly the piece is going to be a pro-Trump article pointing towards his follow through on campaign promises.
So that’s the background and now here’s the ask – we are looking for individuals to talk to about WOTUS, specifically for those who applaud the revoking by Trump of this regulation that they saw as government overreach.  If you had a plan to build on your land and it was going to stall you out, that would be ideal – or if you are a particularly talkative landowner who hated the rule, that would be very helpful.  Obviously the Ag industry was even more of a target, but this reporter would like to concentrate on the land development side.  If you can help out, email Jay Iverson.
EPA, Corps Propose Changes to WOTUS Rule
With WOTUS already mentioned, the EPA and Army Corps of Engineers recently proposed to replace the 2015 definition of the …
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