Posts Categorized: HBA Iowa Weekly Updates

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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Weekly Update: August 10, 2017

$135,750 in Scholarships Awarded Since 2003
We were putting together some historical data for a few legacy donations recently and the numbers are really interesting.  Founded in 2003, the HBAI Educational Corporation has awarded 140 scholarships amounting to $135,750 to students entering the building trades.  Very impressive!  If you would like any assistance in planning your legacy gifts, please contact Jay Iverson.  The upper left photo was one of our first recipients, Michael Kramer from Earling, IA.
Looking for New Employees?
With our full attention focused on workforce development, we’re oftentimes approached by parents and interested skilled trades workers about where they or their offspring should look for a job.  We immediately say “nearly every one of our member companies are looking for workers” – but let’s qualify that a bit.  If you are truly in the market for employees, please email HBAI Executive Officer Jay Iverson if you would like for your name to be offered to these individuals.  We’re talking higher quality, committed, and potentially great employee material.  It happens several times per month and we’re happy to make the introductions.
Home Equity Used for Business Startup
Equity in a home was used as a source of capital to start 284,618 businesses-7.3% of …
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