Relive past events, get to know program participants and checkout what fellow members are up to in the collection of ABI photo slideshows.
2021 Taking Care of Business Conference
Over 500 Iowa business leaders attended the 2021 ABI Taking Care of Business Conference, June 8-10, in Coralville. Featured speakers included STEM superstar, CEO of Girls Who Code Tarika Barrett, Senior Editor-at-large, Fortune and bestselling author Geoff Colvin, and best-selling author Ross Berstein.
2020 Executive Open
This year's Executive Open on August 31 looked a little different. Elbow bumps replaced high-fives and handshakes, networking was socially distanced, and impromptu conversations across the parking lot took the place of the post-round reception. What made the event a huge success once again is what remains the same each year–a great turnout of 100+ golfers, valuable introductions being made and important deals being struck.
2020 Legislative Briefing and Reception
A record crowd turned out for ABI’s Legislative Briefing and Reception on January 16. Members, lawmakers, statewide elected officials and agency directors turned out in force as ABI kicked off the first week of the 2020 legislative session.
2019 Legends in Manufacturing Awards Dinner
Elevate Advanced Manufacturing honored the past, present and future of advanced manufacturing at the 5th annual Legends in Manufacturing Awards Dinner on Oct. 1. Over 200 people attended the event at the Meadows Events & Conference Center in Altoona.
2019 Executive Open
Talk about a networking hole-in-one! 124 of Iowa's top business leaders played in the ABI Executive Open on August 26 at the gorgeous Des Moines Golf and Country Club.
2019 Taking Care of Business Conference
A record 600+ Iowa business leaders took the 2019 ABI Taking Care of Business Conference by storm, June 4-6, in Ames. Featured speakers included Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist for the Wall St. Journal Peggy Noonan, author and former NBA and Iowa State basketball player Paul Shirley, and author and top-rated trainer and speaker Rowena Crosbie.
2019 Legislative Briefing and Reception
A record crowd of 600+ ABI members, state legislators and state officials gathered to network and discuss policies affecting Iowa employers. The reception is one of the best-attended events of the legislative session and ABI’s second-largest annual event.
2018 Legends in Manufacturing Awards Dinner
Elevate Advanced Manufacturing, an ABI program, recognized leaders in Iowa manufacturing at an awards dinner on October 2 at the Meadows Events & Conference Center in Altoona. Over 200 manufacturing leaders and supporters attended the exciting event.
Kay Neumann-Thomas Retirement Reception
On October 1, 2018, ABI held a retirement reception at the AC Hotel in Des Moines to honor Kay Neumann-Thomas and her amazing 20 years with the ABI Foundation.
2018 Executive Open
Conditions were sunny and windy with a 100% chance of networking on Monday as 118 golfers enjoyed the Executive Open at the Des Moines Golf and Country Club.
2018 ABI Taking Care of Business Conference
A record 600 Iowa business leaders attended the 2018 ABI Taking Care of Business Conference, June 5-7, in Coralville/Iowa City. Featured speakers included New York Times best-selling author and global strategist Marc Goodman, geopolitical strategist and global affairs expert Peter Zeihan, and supply chain management expert and experienced mountain climber John (Andy) Anderson.
Iowa Business Day on the Hill 2018
This annual legislative-focused day included an update on pending legislation at the ABI office, meeting with members of the House and Senate at the Capitol and a luncheon featuring guest speaker Sen. Randy Feenstra. The event, which grows bigger and better each year, is a partnership between ABI, the National Federation of Independent Business–Iowa, the Iowa Chamber Alliance and the National Association of Women Business Owners–Iowa Chapter.
2018 Legislative Briefing and Reception
More than 550 people—including ABI members, Gov. Reynolds and Lt. Gov. Gregg, and state legislators and officials—gathered to network and discuss policies affecting Iowa employers. The annual reception is one of the best-attended events of the legislative session and ABI’s second-largest annual event.
2017 ABI Taking Care of Business Conference
The ABI Taking Care of Business Conference is Iowa's premier business conference. The 2017 conference took place June 6-8 in Dubuque and featured speakers Robert Richman, Tommy Spaulding and Dr. Bill Withers.