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Weekly Update: July 7, 2016

  Summer is a great time to catch up to our Federal legislators.  Meeting last week with Iowa First District Congressman Blum (top photo) at the Cedar Rapids HBA office and with Iowa Third District Congressman Young at the HBAI office in Des Moines last week.  They are both very much on task with our issues and concerns.
BUILD-PAC – We Need You More Than Ever
We are pleased to report that BUILD-PAC has raised nearly $2.2 million so far this cycle. If you’re in this industry for the long haul, you should be at the Gold Key level, which is $1,000 annually.  You can set it up on a payment plan.  We currently have 710 Gold Key Club members (nationwide out of 144k members), with 98 new investors signed up this year.
As we get closer to the November elections, races across the country are heating up.  It is important that we continue to elect pro-housing members to Congress who will support our industry and fight for home builders around the country.  If you would like more information, email Jay Iversonor Rich Fitch.
Check Out the Latest Issue of Build Des Moines
Here is a link to the latest issue of Build Des Moines.  …
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Weekly Update: June 30, 2016

Awesome Third Annual Doug Mayo Golf Outing!
We had a spectacular day at Copper Creek Golf Course last Friday.  The Third Annual Doug Mayo Memorial Golf Outing raised over $30,000!  The proceeds will be used for scholarships for students entering building trade programs.  We were blessed to have three out of our 11 2016 scholarship winners present at the beginning of the outing.  They were asked to say a few words about how much it meant to them.  Everyone seemed to have a fabulous time and Doug Mayo would have been pleased to say the least.   Mark your calendars for June 23, 2017!
Doug Mayo was instrumental in the formation of the HBAI Educational Corporation.  He was very active at many levels within the industry and gave much of himself along the way. He loved to play golf and spend time with friends.  Doug lost his battle with cancer in 2013 and this annual event raises much needed funds for this critical program that was truly a priority and passion for Doug.
Editorial on HRA’s Sent by HBAI President Steve Shuey
This has been submitted to the Des Moines Register:
Countless small businesses in Iowa and across the nation face the threat of draconian fines …
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