ABI and Its Members: Working Hard on Workforce Development

March 8, 2019 | Building bosses David Bywater, ABI Chair, Bankers Advertising/Tru Art,

Next Wednesday, ABI will lead Iowa Business Day on the Hill 2019. We thank our partners—the Iowa Chamber Alliance, the Iowa Chapter of the National Federation of Independent Business and the National Association of Women Business Owners—for their participation. We also thank you, in advance, for your participation in this important event. Legislators want to hear about what is important to you. ABI works to be sure your voice as a business leader is heard.

This edition of Business Record Iowa carries a great cover story about workforce, with a focus on developing leaders and mentors. In that regard, the ABI Foundation’s Leadership Iowa program has been developing Iowa leaders for almost 40 years. All Iowans (not just ABI members) are eligible for this terrific program, which has helped build communities and companies all across our state. After you read the article, tell us about your role models and mentors.

On another note, I can share with you that there is great excitement in Ames about ABI coming to town in June. Count on the folks there to roll out the red carpet to help make your 2019 Taking Care of Business Conference experience the best ever. I continue to be excited about the hospitality, speakers, venues and networking that you will see at ABI’s 116th annual meeting. If you have not already done so, finalize your plans now to join your ABI colleagues in Ames June 4-6. You do not want to miss it! Registration is open at www.ABITakingCareOfBusiness.com.

ABI will continue its work on behalf of Iowa businesses through the remainder of the legislative session. Please provide feedback on what is important to you.