Give your future leaders a SOLID FOUNDATION

The Master Builders of Iowa (MBI) 2014-15 training season is underway and we have an exciting new leadership opportunity for MBI member firms and their future leaders.  Every building needs a solid foundation to assure the structural integrity of the structure…as does every career.  A solid start to a career in Iowa’s commercial construction industry is MBI’ newest leadership series, Cornerstone Academy.

2014 Construction Golf Classic and Smoker is a Success Once Again

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.

Shoot Birdies of a Different Sort – Sign Up Today for the Sporting Clay Builders’ Classic

The 2nd Annual MBI-PAC Sporting Clay Builders’ Classic will continue on the great MBI tradition of bringing together industry colleagues for a day of construction camaraderie.   Like the Construction Golf Classic and Smoker, Sporting Clay Builders’ Classic will be for the benefit of the MBI-PAC and our continued efforts to support pro-business, pro-construction policymakers.

For the Builders’ Classic, teams of five shooters will test their shooting accuracy and skills using a Sporting Clays format.  This challenging clay target game is designed to simulate field shooting, in which participants are presented with a wide variety of targets.

Be Sure to Utilize Training-on-Demand

Whether you are considering OSHA 10 Hour, OSHA 30 Hour, Rigger/Signal Person, or other safety training, you probably want flexibility and you want cost savings.  MBI provides the flexible scheduling, savings and convenience that comes along with hosting high quality training in your own facility.  Training-on-Demand courses can be planned to fit the schedule of your company and offered either as a private in-house program (minimum 12 attendees) or a public course opened to other MBI members.  Training-on-Demand has become a popular alternative to the traditional training schedules used throughout the industry.

Congratulations to the Leadership Experience Class of 2014!

The second class of The Leadership Experience concluded on Friday, April 11th in Des Moines with their fourth and final session of the series.  The Leadership Experience is an unprecedented leadership development series which focuses on the 4 C’s of construction leadership…Communication, Collaboration, Creativity, and Customer.  Led by Tom Emison, Strategic Business Advisor, Eide Baily LLP, this program includes assignments, lessons, role playing, team exercises, networking, and private leadership coaching blended into an intense leadership experience.