Posts Categorized: HBA Iowa Weekly Updates

Weekly Update: December 5, 2013

Iverson Meeting with Fellow HBA State Executives
HBAI Executive Officer Jay Iverson is in South Carolina this week to meet with his colleagues who head up other state HBA’s.  A few of the many topics on the table include:

Federation issues (jeapordized states): Oregon; Colorado; Montana; Washington
Health insurance – who’s doing what
EOC discussion – 2014 plan; getting a state EO into the chairs; policy/political issues around the country; tax reform; storm water and other environmental enforcement; ‘cost of growth’ and other anti-growth sentiment returning with the market recovery; OSHA related issues, particularly fall protection; Immigration; state level uses of Koontz
Association related – membership reports; non-dues revenue ideas; communication problems and solutions; Builder Fusion and other database issues
Market related – housing starts; single v multi-family trends (owned and rental); impact of national builders



Newest HBAI Member – Heated Stone Products

With the cold weather upon us, that cold feel of granite, quartz, and other stone countertops is even more of a negative for homeowners 
wanting the elegance of stone in their homes. But there is now a great solution that warms up countertops using an ultra-thin heating pad that just sticks-onto the lower surface of the counter.
The product is called FeelsWarm Technology produced by Heated Stone Products of Lakeville, …
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Weekly Update: November 28, 2013

Off Schedule a Bit, But Pheasant Hunting and the Holiday Bumped It
We had this newsletter scheduled to go out Thursday, as we do each Thursday. But with the holiday we didn’t want it to get lost. Plus we may need some time to put together a South Dakota pheasant hunt! This is Jay Iverson writing this and I’d like to put together a pheasant hunt yet this year. My schedule could make it work December 13 on and I have the spot. Several friends of mine from the Ankeny Ike’s, shown in this picture, limited out the first day in 29 minutes last week. My landowner said that there will be no problem getting a limit of birds. Lots of the crops are still out and being harvested now. He charges $225 per day including lodging. I’m thinking of doing two days of hunting. Email or call me, 515-278-0255 asap if you have any interest at all and we’ll build a plan together. If you’re interested in next year, let me know that too. I’d like to put together an annual event booked on the calendar the same time each year. We’ll see if we can put together some salmon …
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