10 Tips for Updating your Home in 2024

Posted by on Dec 29, 2023 in News

  Happy New Year everyone! As we bid farewell to the previous year, it’s an ideal time to embrace change, fresh beginnings, and new adventures. And what better way to start the year than by updating our homes? Our homes are where we find solace, comfort, and create lasting memories. They deserve a little extra love and attention. So, let’s dive into some exciting ideas to spruce up our living spaces in the coming year: Revamp the color palette: A simple...

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New Sponsorship Opportunities Available!

Posted by on Nov 28, 2023 in News, Uncategorized

Members: grow your business and gain recognition by becoming a Greater Iowa City Area HBA sponsor! Available options are listed in our 2024 Sponsorships Guide There are numerous opportunities across multiple events at various price points. Once you’ve decided, simply: >Download  the pledge sheet(s) at the beginning on the guide. >Mark your selections on the pledge sheet(s), then complete and sign. >Email your sheet(s) to eo@hbaoric.org or...

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Top Colors for 2023

Posted by on Feb 6, 2023 in News

The new year is a great time to set goals, establish healthier habits, and promote growth and learning. This year, many paint manufacturers also see it as an excellent opportunity to reset, recenter and rewrite the design and ambiance of our homes to suit our journey for the year ahead. Bold and Transformative Ready to bring color back into your home? Check out these hot hues: Pantone’s 2023 Color of the Year, Viva Magenta, provides a perfect change of pace and promotes a...

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Top 5 New Year’s Resolutions for Your Home

Posted by on Jan 24, 2023 in News

 The beginning of 2023 is the perfect time to start planning for a home project. To keep your space comfortable and functioning correctly, it’s essential to keep up with home maintenance. You’ll be surprised by how a refresh or clean-up can be fun and personally rewarding. So here are a few new year’s resolutions for your home.   Add Space to Increase Your Comfort. After spending more time at home during the pandemic, many home owners began to reevaluate their...

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2023 Scholarships Open

Posted by on Jan 20, 2023 in News

The Greater Iowa City Area HBA’s Professional Women in Building are now accepting applications for its 2023 scholarships, to be awarded in May. Money typically goes to a student entering a skilled-trades, Architecture-Construction-Engineering career and HBA member’s family. The application link is below. Applicants must meet all of the following requirements: 1) Must be a resident of Johnson, Washington, Iowa or Cedar Counties in Iowa or family of a member of...

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Swisher – Water Tower Vote March 7th

Posted by on Jan 16, 2023 in News

The City of Swisher has formed a Water Committee to investigate the feasibility of a Municipal Water System. The Committee worked with HR Green to develop a Preliminary Engineering Report to determine a preliminary plan for a Municipal Water System, recommend infrastructure needs, identify planning-level costs. In addition, the City Council has taken steps to implement design and construction standards for installing water main as part of recent developments that could...

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