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Weekly Update: October 5, 2016

   Our own Don Beal (Beal Development) was honored last Thursday night at the Greater Des Moines Habitat for Humanity Key Award Banquet at the Community Choice Credit Union Convention Center.  The Key Awards are a tribute to outstanding efforts in building homes, communities, and hope.  Mr. Beal has served the organization for many years.  He is also our NAHB State Representative, past president at the local and state levels, involved in many committees and initiatives.  Congratulations Don, well deserved!

Member Advantage Discounts
Your 3-in-1 membership includes an exclusive program from the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) called Member Advantage. This offers you ways to reduce expenses, increase efficiency, and maximize profits through discounts on products and services with leading, national companies. To learn more about these discounts and how to access the savings go to NAHB Member Discounts. Click  here for an overview of all discounts.
Proposed Energy Program Changes for 2017
The utility companies submit their proposed changes each year.  Here are the proposed recommendations:

MidAmerican
Black Hills Energy
Alliant Energy

International Code Council to Meet October 16-26
Fire sprinklers. Building tightness tradeoffs. More stringent requirements to protect against natural disasters: There are thousands of IRC and energy code change proposals that officials will consider next …
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Weekly Update: September 29, 2016

HBAI 2016 President Steve Shuey and Executive Officer Jay Iverson met with members of the NW Iowa HBA (Okoboji area) Board of Directors last week to discuss new ideas to bring growth and youth into their organization. Later that afternoon was a golf outing at Okoboji View. A great time with a great group!
NAHB Endorses Senator Grassley
The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) endorsed Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) for re-election to Congress last Tuesday. “Sen. Grassley has made housing and homeownership a top national priority and understands that expanding housing opportunities for all American is essential to the economic and social well-being of our nation,” said NAHB Chairman Ed Brady, a home builder and developer from Bloomington, Ill.
Housing is important to local, state and national economies and accounts for about 15 percent of the nation’s Gross Domestic Product. NAHB believes in this critical election year that it is important to elect pro-housing, pro-business candidates to Congress in order to ensure that the housing and economic recovery continues to move forward.
“NAHB has taken this action to endorse candidates for Congress because a robust housing industry is key to a thriving national economy,” said Brady. “We are proud to endorse Sen. Grassley …
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