Iowa City Area HBA Virtual Home Show is Feb. 22-28

The 2021 Iowa City Area HBA Home Show is virtual only – as in all online – Monday, Feb. 22 – Sunday, Feb. 28 allowing consumers to experience the event from wherever they want at The Greater Iowa City Area HBA puts on the event, presented by Collins Community Credit Union and Lepic-Kroeger, REALTORS.

“We are thrilled to be able to have The Home Show this year through our revamped website,” said Home Show Chair Devin Madsen of Collins Community Credit Union. “The new format lets visitors safely enjoy the show from the comfort of their homes and provides exhibitors a unique opportunity to showcase their products and services. The Home Show is still a one-stop shop for all things home related.”  

The online, week-long event lets home owners connect with top-notch, local exhibitors to get information and ask questions about building, remodeling, the latest trends in materials and design and more. On the show’s new website –, visitors can access live broadcasts, daily register-to-win giveaways and loads of home ideas and inspiration.

Corridor consumers will want to mark their calendars for Sunday, Feb. 21, the day The Home Show magazine appears in The Cedar Rapids Gazette and The Home Show Preview airs at 11 a.m. on CBS 2/KGAN. It’s a chance to see participating exhibitors and learn more about what to expect.

Virtual Home Show highlights are:

  • Easy-to-use interactive website.
  • Exhibitor listing alphabetically and by business category, each with contact details. Some listings also offer a “Meet the Exhibitor” video, photo gallery and blog. A Featured Exhibitors section will appear on the site’s main page.
  • Daily register-to-win giveaways, including two $500 vouchers toward any HBA member business, courtesy of Lepic-Kroeger REALTORS and Collins Community Credit Union. Visit the site each day to see what’s offered and sign up for a chance to collect.
  • Expert advice about home updates and improvements from select exhibitors and trusted Iowa City Area HBA Remodelers Council professionals – the same quality help found year after year at The Home Show. Information may cover everything from how to get a mortgage to real estate trends and finding a builder or remodeler through articles and Q&As. Consumers also can email questions on any home topic.
  • Hot at the Home Show Facebook live segments @ICAreaHBAHomeShow with different exhibitors throughout the week. A schedule will be posted on the website.
  • Live remote on Z109.2, Feb. 23 from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. with select exhibitors.
  • Kids Coloring Contest. Kids up to age 18 can enter to win a Nintendo Switch and 12-month Nintendo Switch online membership, thanks to Sueppel’s Siding & Remodeling. To enter, just grab the contest sheet out of the Home Show magazine or print it from the website, color and have a parent/guardian (if necessary) snap a photo and post the entry on Facebook or Instagram with the hashtag #icareahbahomeshow. A winner will be chosen randomly.
  • Year-long access to all website information up to the 2022 Iowa City Area HBA Home Show, in case visitors think of another question, want to refer to something they saw or didn’t catch the show.

“While I will miss being at the Home Show in person, I am looking forward to interacting with virtual visitors to help them imagine the possibilities for their homes,” said Iowa City Area HBA President GT Karr of Iowa City’s Sueppel’s Siding & Remodeling, whose company is an exhibitor. “Moving to an online format encouraged us to be creative in our presentation, both for individual exhibitors and with the entire show. Having the show will help maintain some semblance of normalcy, something we all need.”