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Posted by Sharon Zahradnek on January 15, 2021
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2021 Iowa City Area HBA Home Show is Virtual Only, Feb. 22-28

 

The Greater Iowa City Area Home Builders Association announces that the 2021 Iowa City Area HBA Home Show will be online only and not in person as in past years. The free week-long event, presented by Collins Community Credit Union and Lepic-Kroeger, REALTORS, happens Feb. 22 – 28 via a new interactive website, ichomeshow.com, that currently is under development.

The easy-to-use format lets the public experience The Home Show from their home at any time. Highlights will include daily register-to-win giveaways; exhibitor listings with contact details; featured exhibitor videos; an expert-advice blog; a Kids Raffle; and more. Show information will remain on the website until the 2022 Home Show so resources can be accessed all year long.

“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 the public safely enjoy the show and provides exhibitors unique opportunities to share how consumers can benefit from the products or services they offer.”

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.

Fantastic Features

Home show enthusiasts will experience many of the terrific advantages known from 40 years of our traditional in-person show, plus much more. The Home Show is still a one-stop shop for all things home related. Highlights include:

  • Listing of exhibitors alphabetically and by category (such as flooring). Each listing explores what the business offers, how it differs from competitors and contact details. Some listings also offer a “Meet the Exhibitor” video and photo gallery and will appear in the Featured Exhibitors section on the site’s main page.
  • Expert advice blog from select exhibitors and Iowa City Area HBA Remodelers Council representatives. Information may cover everything from finding a remodeler to real estate trends and how to get a mortgage through articles and Q&As. You also can email questions on any home-inspired topic.
  • Daily register-to-win contests for high-quality giveaways from various exhibitors. See what’s offered and sign up each day on the website’s main page for a chance to collect.
  • Kids Raffle. Kids up to age 18 who complete The Home Show coloring sheet will be entered to win a Nintendo Switch and 12-month Nintendo Switch online membership, thanks to sponsor Sueppel’s Siding& Remodeling. Find the sheet in The Home Show magazine or on the website. Color and then have a parent/guardian snap a photo and post your artistic expression on Facebook or Instagram (see separate box for social media handles) with #icareahbahomeshow.

Dive into details about exhibitors, sponsors, giveaways, contest winners and more through The Iowa City Area HBA Home Show’s social media platforms. Like The Iowa City Area HBA Home Show on Facebook at ICAreaHBAHomeShow, and follow Home Show news on Instagram at icareahba and #icareahbahomeshow. Plus, select exhibitors will be featured on the Hot at the Home Show Facebook Live casts throughout the show. A schedule will be posted on the website.

Watch for more details when the site is live.

The Greater Iowa City Area Home Builders Association seeks to promote, protect, inform and support its more than 350 members who represent all aspects of the local home-building industry. Member groups include builders, remodelers, developers, suppliers, designers, engineers, real estate brokers, accountants, bankers and more. The association comprises Iowa’s Cedar, Iowa, Johnson and Washington counties, and assists area schools through its Vocational Training Council.

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