ABI Conference in Cedar Rapids: Three Years in the Making

May 8, 2023 | Iowa’s Construction Industry Sees Opportunities and Challenges Kim Augspurger, ABI Board Chair, Pigott,

It was three years ago this month that ABI’s Chair, Cindy Dietz - Collins Aerospace, published a column that must have been difficult to pen. In it, Cindy shared her disappointment that the global pandemic known as COVID-19 had led to cancellation of ABI’s annual Taking Care of Business Conference. Cindy also noted that the ABI Board of Directors had not made that decision lightly, but that it was clearly the decision that best-served ABI members. We all know Cindy to be a terrific leader, and this decision was typical of her strong leadership. She focused on what was best for ABI members and hoped that ABI would be back in Cedar Rapids in the near future.

It is with great excitement that I share that this hope is coming to fruition. As you know, hundreds of ABI members from across the state and beyond will indeed converge on Cedar Rapids for the association’s 120th annual convention. The 2023 ABI Taking Care of Business Conference will be held June 13-15 and an exceptional program awaits you.

At the conference you will find not one, but several nationally-known speakers. You will see fabulous, first-class meeting and event venues. You will dine at terrific restaurants, play golf at one of the state’s finest public courses, and experience terrific Cedar Rapids hospitality. Best of all, you will interact and network with Iowa’s top business people. You do not want to miss this conference. 

There is no better investment you can make in your business than to attend this event. Register now at www.iowaabi.org and I look forward to seeing you in June.

In the meantime, I hope you enjoy this edition of ABI’s Business Monthly. The feature story this month is about construction season in Iowa and I believe you will find it of interest. Thank you for your support of ABI.