Posts Categorized: HBA Iowa Weekly Updates

Weekly Update: October 5, 2017

   In this photo we have a portion of the students from all across Iowa up on the stage following the event.  How cool is that?  We had over 400 educators and students in attendance.
Amazing Iowa Skilled Trades Night with Mike Rowe
The nearly 1,600 participants in our Iowa Skilled Trades night with Mike Rowe last Thursday will tell you – it was amazing! The energy in the room, the message, and the unity demonstrated as stakeholders came together was really special.  Adam Carroll did a great job emceeing the event, Governor Reynolds was spot on with her message, and of course Mike Rowe delivered as expected.  This newsletter will be dedicated to the event, we could not have asked for a better night.  Here is a nice article in BUILD Des Moines that encapsulates the evening very well. Here is a good WHO interview with Simon Conway.  And finally, here is a fresh article from the Des Moines Register from this morning.

   We donated 10% of the net proceeds to the mikeroweWORKS Foundation.  In the center is Brandon Patterson (RE/MAX), who’s vision and tenacity made this event possible.  On the right is our emcee and rock solid messenger Adam Carroll.

Iowa Skilled Trades Limited Edition Shirt
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Weekly Update: September 28, 2017

 
 There were 16 properties on the Tour of Remodeled Homes last weekend in the Des Moines area.  Members of the Remodelers Council gathered together on a bus tour last Friday before it opened to the public.  It’s an annual affair and it’s so much fun.  Great projects and the group is very tight knit.
Mike Rowe Event – Planning to Attend Tonight?
We have 1,540 attendees for our Iowa Skilled Trades event tonight.  Here are a few housekeeping notes:

The dress is business casual and jeans are ok.  We are asking students/educators to wear your school colors.
Everyone will need to be seated by 6:00 p.m. in order for us to stay on time.  Please make sure you are on time and at your table when we close the doors.  We won’t be able to re-open until dinner begins at 6:30 p.m.
Each person will be given one drink ticket (soda/water for under 21) to be used during the networking time.  Cash bar after your ticket has been used.  Water will be on the tables during dinner.
Everyone will be checking in by last name and, if not that, then by company name.

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