June 26, 2016

Government Affairs

For the 17th straight year, MBI will be hosting the MBI-PAC Construction Golf Classic and Smoker.  This year’s event will be held at the Wakonda Club in Des Moines on Monday, August 1st.  Last year’s event sold out for the golfers, and had a nearly sold out crowd of sponsors, representing many of the leaders in Iowa’s commercial construction industry. 

We have completed the first right of refusal process with last year’s sponsors and there are 4 sponsorship opportunities available to be a part of this year’s event!  Now is the time to take advantage of this opportunity to be one of the companies that support this popular construction industry event.  As a sponsor, you will be part of a premiere golf event that brings together construction industry leaders from throughout the state.  The Construction Golf Classic and Smoker is one of those rare networking opportunities where you can easily mix business with a whole lot of fun. 

Did we mention that representatives from many of Iowa’s top construction firms will be participating?  We have include a list of the sponsoring firms below and to see the foursome lists from recent years, click on the links below:

Here you will find information pertaining to the public affairs efforts of MBI. A majority of our Government Affairs agenda consists of lobbying efforts. However, you will see that other components consist of coalition efforts, communications and our political action committee (i.e. MBI-PAC). MBI is seen as one of the premiere business associations in the state. This is made evident not only from MBI's presence at the State Capitol, but also at the county, city, and local levels. MBI's government affairs program is focused on an agenda that is pro-business and pro-construction. Our efforts advocate the prudent use of taxpayers' dollars in the procurement of public projects, as well as, maintaining the integrity of the construction industry as a vital role in commerce. MBI's Lobbying Team is led by Chad Kleppe, who has been heading up MBI’s public affairs efforts for over 15 years.  Also, MBI recently added Julie A. Smith to complement our overall strategy at the Capitol. These two individuals ensure that MBI has a full time presence at the Iowa Capitol, as well as an ever increasing presence at local governmental levels. 

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