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Weekly Update: December 17, 2015

   HBAI Executive Officer Jay Iverson is chairman of the State HBA EO20 group, which met last week in Oklahoma City for our annual meeting.  Consisting of the top executives from all of the state HBA’s who can attend, the meeting is a critical component to our networking and business success.  Modeled after the NAHB 20 Clubs, but not associated with NAHB in any other way, our relationships with one another are very important as we all face nearly the same sorts of opportunities and challenges.

Iowa Party at IBS Set for January 20
We have nearly 450 Iowans registered for IBS as of this week.  Mark your calendars for January 20 – the Iowa Night Party at IBS from 8-10:00 p.m. is going to be a great time.  Thanks a ton to the following sponsors who stepped up to the plate this week:

Lumber Specialties
Cascade Manufacturing
Furman Corporation
Boise Cascade
Ames HBA
Builder/Buyer Services Group
H.L. Munn Lumber Company

We still need several more sponsors for the event, so contact HBA Executive Officer Jay Iverson as soon as possible for maximum exposure for your company.  Invitations to attend will be sent out shortly.
NAHB Chief Economist Dr. Crowe Retiring, Rob Dietz In Place
Our long time NAHB Chief Economist Dr. David Crowe …
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Weekly Update: December 10, 2015

    It is the season of Christmas parties!  We had a wonderful time at the Iowa City HBA party last Thursday evening at the Riverside Casino in Riverside, IA.  Nearly 120 members had a great meal and entertainment by Carman Ciricillo, the Construction Comedian. 

Iowa Party at the Rhumbar January 20
    Our Iowa party at IBS should be a blast next month, so mark your calendars for Wednesday, January 20 from 8-10 p.m.  It will follow the presidential candidate forum that night.  Here is a link to the Rhumbar.  We are looking for sponsors to help fund the open bar and food activity that night.  Email HBAI Executive Officer Jay Iverson if you would like to participate.

North American Energy Security – Iowa Does Well
Partisan politics came into play, but most of our Iowa Congressman came through on HR 8 the North American Energy Security and Infrastructure Act of 2015.  This makes energy codes more cost-effective and prevents the Department of Energy (DOE) from lobbying the code process. The bill also:

Keep Homes Affordable –  Energy efficiency advocates are pushing for costly energy codes that may NEVER pay for themselves. This legislation requires any DOE supported code or code change proposal to …
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