♬♪♫ All I Want For Christmas Is You …. a New Website!
Here at MBI, we are preparing for the holidays just like most of you, but that preparation this year is a little different. For quite some time now, the MBI website has been in need of an update to better serve our growing membership. Come this February, that makeover will be delivered.

We are working hard to provide the MBI membership with a modernized digital portal to make it simpler to access the many resources we offer, and get the information you need to better run your business. In addition to a completely updated layout and a new job board, we are updating the URL from MBIonline.com to MBI.build.

Be on the lookout in the near future and at our 2019 Annual Winter Conference for more information on how to best utilize these new resources, and be sure to watch the short video below!
Legislative Focus Webinar Series - How to Stay Connected to What’s Happening at the Capitol
MBI Members often ask how they can stay up to speed on what’s going on at the Iowa Capitol during the legislative session. Thankfully, MBI provides a multitude of ways to stay engaged from the first to the last day. 

First, we will provide a “Legislative Focus” every Friday which is an email that can be delivered straight to your inbox, that touches on construction and business related issues that are discussed at the Capitol. We will also include an update on MBI’s policy priorities and include relevant new stories from around the state and country that are of interest to MBI members. To register to receive these “Legislative Focus” emails, please email Ben Hammes directly at bhammes@mbionline.com .  

Secondly, every third Friday of each month in which the legislature is in session, MBI’s public affairs team will conduct a webinar and provide opportunities to engage with participants. Individuals can provide feedback on developments of MBI’s policy priorities. You must register for these webinars by clicking on the links below. If you are having troubles, please email Nichole Fry at nfry@mbionline.com and she can also get you signed up.  

2019 Legislative Focus Webinars:
January 18, 2019              9:00am – 10:00am            CLICK HERE  to register for this webinar
February 15, 2019           9:00am – 10:00am             CLICK HERE  to register for this webinar
March 15, 2019                 9:00am – 10:00am            CLICK HERE  to register for this webinar
April 19, 2019                    9:00am – 10:00am            CLICK HERE  to register for this webinar

Please don 't hesitate to reach out and let us know if there is another method by which you wish to receive this information, or if you have suggestions on how MBI can be responsive during a very busy legislative session. 
Stay Connected with MBI!
Since MBI joined the social media realm, we’ve worked hard to ensure that we’re helping our members stay up-to-date with everything that is going on at MBI and in Iowa’s commercial construction industry. Our followers learn about announcements, legislative updates, see photos of our events and classes, and are eligible for prizes! Join over 3,700 industry colleagues by following us on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.

While you’re at it, make sure you’re staying in the loop with MBI’s workforce development initiatives by following our Build Iowa social media pages as well! The Build Iowa campaign has grown its fan base significantly over the past couple of years, with over 3,300 followers. Through industry news and trends, snapshots of potential careers, and the many Build Iowa resources we have available, the Build Iowa social media accounts are a valuable resource for anyone interested in growing the construction workforce. Join us in promoting the construction industry as a viable career option by following Build Iowa and sharing the content with your friends and family!
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