Category Archives: News & Events

Local Iowa newspaper asks if new city apartments are safe

March 22, 2019

From NCMA eNewsMarch 21, 2019 Anna Banarjee, a columnist for the Daily Iowan -- a news outlet that's been covering Iowa City, Iowa since the late 1800s -- asks if her city's new apartment buildings are safe in the light of a recent Bloomberg article and the controversial trend of "cheap stick framing." To read…
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Concrete block room keeps Kentucky preschool safe from devastating tornado

March 22, 2019

From NCMA eNewsMarch 21, 2019 Last week a tornado that terrorized a small town in western Kentucky -- West Paducah -- ripped the roof off part of the local Mount Zion Baptist Church, tossing ceiling fans onto pews and sheets of metal flying atop the cemetery's gravestones. The church's preschool class of approximately 40 children…
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Highlights! NCMA’s 100-Year Anniversary Gala

March 22, 2019

The year 2018 was a spectacular time for NCMA, as it celebrated its 100-Year Anniversary. During the NCMA summer Midyear Meeting last August in Chicago, the association held a Gala Celebration emceed by the popular comedic improv group, The Second City. Through amusing sketches and inspiring speakers, the evening highlighted this industry's evolution, honored long-standing…
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