The 2015 MBI Annual Winter Conference will begin with an opening breakfast and keynote by guest speaker Steve Siemens who is the Head People Builder of SIEMENS PEOPLE BUILDERS, located in Des Moines, Iowa. Steve “builds” people in a variety of settings. He has spoken in every State in the United States and in 22 countries. Steve has been labeled as one of the best professional speakers in the United States. He is the author of three books, Together We Can, Together We Will, Together We Did, Give Stress A Rest, and Push-Ups For People. He was awarded the CSP, Certified Speaking Professional, by the National Speakers Association. It is the highest designation given by NSA. He is one of only 10 percent of professional speakers worldwide who has met the rigorous standards. Steve is a past college President and has served as a professor in three other colleges.
The highlight of the Build Iowa Breakfast is the announcement of the coveted Build Iowa Award, which was initiated in 1989 and is presented each year to an honoree who best exemplifies the tenets of MBI – skill, integrity and responsibility. Join us at 7:30 am on Tuesday, February 24, 2015 to see who is awarded the annual Build Iowa Award. Follow the links below for more information and to register.
Nearly 350 members participated in MBI annual member appreciation lunches held throughout the state. These lunches provide MBI an opportunity to update members on the many programs and projects being undertaken by the Association. But more importantly, these lunches give MBI staff the chance to once again thank members for their involvement and support of MBI.
The program started with representatives from United Fire Group unveiling of a new partnership agreement with MBI. The program provides a dividend paying property / casualty program for commercial builders. Attendees were given the details of this unique partnership that awards safe construction practices and provides financial returns to those participating contractors.
The WORKSAFE program reached its 100th enrolled project this summer and celebrated the event on October 10th with endorsements from Governor Branstad, Lt. Governor Reynolds, Workforce Development Director Wahlert and Labor Commissioner Mauro as well as all the parties involved with the work. The 100th project is the repair of the EMC Company office and the Hub Tower in Des Moines from damages sustained due to a fire across the street from both buildings earlier in the year. Neumann Brothers Inc. is the general contractor for the repairs and has hired Allied Construction, Architectural Wall Systems…for their specialty work. The local media was present to spread the success story across Iowa. WORKSAFE is the product of cooperation between Iowa OSHA Consultation and Master Builders of Iowa.
The 2nd Annual Sporting Clay Builders’ Classic events proved to be a huge success with members. The events in both Eastern Iowa and Central Iowa featured a shooting demonstration from past Olympians Mark Weeks and Josh Richmond – both of whom are also part of the US Army National Team. After that humbling experience, participants got a chance to warm up with a Flurry Shoot before heading out to the 12-station courses in which shooters tested their accuracy and skills at the various stations which were designed to present a wide variety of targets to simulate field sh
There were 148 golfers that attended the 15th Annual Construction Golf Classic and Smoker at the prestigious Glen Oaks Country Club. The Construction Golf Classic and Smoker has always provided a great opportunity to mix a little business with pleasure and this year’s event did not disappoint.
The Construction Golf Classic and Smoker continues to be an important fundraiser for the MBI-PAC and the funds raised here will help MBI play a major role in construction and business issues at the Iowa Capitol come January. Also, with this being a non-election year, the MBI-PAC is able to use this event to help be in a position to actively support pro-business, pro-construction candidates as November 2014 draws near.