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Weekly Update: August 24, 2017

 We had a great meeting with Congressman Rod Blum at the Greater Cedar Rapids Housing and Building Association office yesterday.  Thanks to everyone who participated (left to right) Drew Retz, Jim Sattler, John Ferland, Congressman Blum, Rich Fitch, Tim Ruth, and Randy Dostal.
Iowa vs. Iowa State BUILD PAC Tailgate
On Saturday, September 9, we will be tailgating at the Iowa vs. Iowa State football game in Ames.  It will be at Jack Trice Stadium in lot D4 from 9-11:00 a.m.  There will be a drawing for two sets of two tickets to sit in the Jack Trice Club for BUILD-PAC members.  For more information, email BUILD-PAC Trustee Rich Fitch or HBAI Executive Officer Jay Iverson.
So, what have I missed out on by not using Snazzy Traveler?
As a member, you have access to a benefit for travel.  We still only have a handful of members using it, but those of us who have are really impressed with the pricing.  It’s generally been much less than other sites like Orbitz, Travelocity, etc.
Over the last year more than 1,100 association members and company employees have used Snazzy Traveler to reserve hotels and cars. The numbers speak for themselves.

Hotel Reservations: 940
Retail Cost: $408,854.77*/ Snazzy …
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Weekly Update: August 17, 2017

Unbelievable Support for Mike Rowe Event
You can see from the logos above that like-minded organizations like ours, state government agencies, and most importantly our members are stepping up to the plate as sponsors of the event.  It’s going to be a pricey evening – upwards of $250k.  We would not be able to make it happen without their support.  If you see a group not represented on the list and should be, send a note to Jay Iverson and we’ll work on following up to add them to our sponsor list.  We have over 200 educators signed up and 60 tables sold already.  Go to our website for further details.
Downtown Des Moines Marriott Room Block Available
If you are making plans to attend our Mike Rowe event, we do have a special room block available at the downtown Des Moines Marriott (700 Grand Avenue, DM).  The rate is $124.00 per night and you need to make your reservation by Thursday, September 7.  Please call 800-228-9290 or 515-245-5500.  The block is under “HBA of Iowa Skilled Trades” group.
September is Associate Appreciation Month
Since 1981, September has been designated as NAHB’s Associate Member Appreciation Month – an annual celebration of Associate member contributions to the NAHB Federation and the home building industry. Designating …
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