Posts Categorized: HBA Iowa Weekly Updates

Weekly Update: September 21, 2017

   We had an excellent conversation with Congressman Steve King last Tuesday.  He always has an interesting insight to what is going on within the beltway.  In attendance around the table were Mary Fitch (in red); Jay Iverson, Congressman King; Rich Fitch; LaDonna Gratias; Jerry Cable; and Dan Knoup.

Lots of Exposure for Skilled Trades Event
We couldn’t be happier with the nationwide exposure to our Mike Rowe event next week.  It’s definitely the buzz and it will be a great time.  Des Moines HBA EO Dan Knoup and HBAI EO Jay Iverson were on WHO 1040 and iHeart Radio’s “Need to Know with Jeff Angelo” show last Wednesday.  You can check it out by clicking here.
The “Saturday Morning Live” show on WHO and iHeart radio with Justin and Adrianne managed to contact Mike Rowe on the phone and they all did a great job discussing our needs and the event itself.  Check out the article “Mike Rowe Sure Loves Iowa” here.  Then click on the “Listen to the full interview with Mike Rowe” to listen to it.
October is Careers in Construction Month
October is Careers in Construction Month, an opportunity to increase public awareness about the opportunities available in residential construction and related trade professions. …
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Weekly Update: September 14, 2017

   We had a fabulous time at the NAHB BUILD PAC tailgate fundraiser prior to the Iowa vs. Iowa State football game.  Thanks Rich and Mary Fitch for putting it together and being such awesome hosts!  Great fellowship, food, drink, weather, etc. combined with a great game = awesome!
An Evening with Mike Rowe Basically Sold Out
As of yesterday, we were down to five tables left out of 150!  It’s such an overwhelming turnout – exceeding all expectations.  If you did not secure your spot, even as an individual, we may be able to place you somewhere in the mix.  Email Jay Iverson if you want to make that happen.  It’s going to be quite an event September 28 from 4-8 p.m. – we have over 400 educators and students planning to attend!
Drink Sponsors Needed
We were careful not to make the Mike Rowe night a drinking event, but we recently decided to provide drink tickets to participants.  Our sponsorships for the event have been outstanding, but if your company would be interested in being a drink sponsor, email Jay Iverson.  There will be over 1,500 people in attendance and at $5.50+++ each, that will add up fast – but it’s important …
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