A Final Column

June 9, 2021 | Iowa Businesses Show Resilience During Pandemic Steven Bradford, ABI Chair, HNI Corporation, Muscatine

Each year, ABI surveys member-company CEOs. These folks, some of Iowa’s best business leaders, are terrific resources about the condition of their business and about Iowa’s economy in general. Their insights are always interesting and they make the survey edition one of the most popular Business Record Iowa editions of the year.

Also of note, this edition of Business Record Iowa is set to be published in conjunction with ABI's 2021 Taking Care of Business Conference. I hope you are reading the edition from your hotel room and have enjoyed the event so far. The event has brought hundreds of business leaders to Coralville/ Iowa City for ABI's 118th annual gathering.

This column is my last as Chair of the ABI Board of Directors. The year has passed more quickly than I imagined, and serving as Chair of this great organization has been both an honor and privilege. As Chair, I have been thankful for the strong leadership provided by the ABI Board of Directors and the Executive Committee. Their leadership and support has led to a very successful year for ABI, with terrific achievements in a number of program and finance areas.

It is often said that ABI's strength is in its members. Companies throughout Iowa make our organization strong and it is their support that leads to ABI's success. It is the people of ABI that make our work to build a better Iowa a reality.

Very best wishes to you, your family, and your company and its employees in the coming years. THANK YOU for your support for ABI.