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Weekly Update: July 28, 2016

   Senator Chuck Grassley met with us in the HBAI office last week to discuss a number of issues.  It was another great meeting and it doesn’t take much of a sales pitch for our issues – he’s always been on our side.  Starting with Senator Grassley clockwise – LaDonna Gratias; Keith Butz, Jerry Cable, Sr.; Don Beal; and Rich Fitch.
Iowa Local HBA’s to Change Names
We have two of our local HBA’s that have asked permission to change their organizational names at the NAHB Mid-Year Meetings in Miami next month:
The Greater Cedar Rapids Area Home Builders Association will change to:
The Greater Cedar Rapids Housing and Building Association
The Home Builders Association of Northeast Iowa will change to:
The Cedar Valley Home Builders Association
Both locals believe that a new identity, logo, and marketing plans will bring them further reach into our industry and capitalize on growth and development.  Congratulations on making it all happen!
Iowa Building Code Advisory Council New Member – One More Needed
Governor Branstad just appointed Marsha Bannister to the Iowa Building Code Advisory Council.  The group approves upgrades or amendments to the state building code, works on petitions for rulemaking, alternate methods of construction and appeals.  Click here to see the …
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Weekly Update: July 21, 2016

   Iowa City HBA Executive Officer Karyl Bohnsack and HBAI Executive Officer Jay Iverson represented our state at the NAHB Association Leadership Institute in San Antonio last week.  Several hundred key staff and volunteers from local, state, and national HBA’s gathered together for fabulous educational and networking opportunities.  This photo was at the Buckhorn Saloon for a NAHB Night Out party. Awesome.
We Have a New HBAI Member Rebate Website
It can’t be much easier to do and it puts money in your pocket for using products from over 50 manufacturers.  You’re already using them! The average rebate for participants in 2015 was $1,178.12.  That alone is a 200-300% return on your HBA dues investment.  Go to our new websiteand fill in the online form.
Associate Member Directory Introduced
Here is a free member benefit for our associate members who supply or install any of the 50+ manufacturer brands participating in the Member Rebate Program.  All Associate Member Directory listings are hyperlinked to their business website.  Doing business with a member is super important to our Federation.  It’s a simple online checklist for you to register your business – check it out here.
New HBAI Legal Forms Under Development
We are beginning the process of modifying and …
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