ABI Leaders Speak Up for Iowa Jobs with Elected Officials

July 12, 2018

Last week, ABI Board Chair David Bywater (Bankers Advertising/Tru Art) hosted Sen. Chuck Grassley for a discussion on issues affecting Iowa businesses and employees. Questions asked ranged from trade to mental health. At the conclusion of the meeting, Sen. Grassley was presented with the Spirit of Enterprise Award from ABI’s partner, the U.S. Chamber.

Bywater, along with ABI Past Chair Charles Sukup (Sukup Manufacturing), had the opportunity to greet Vice President Mike Pence when he landed in Cedar Rapids yesterday. Bywater and Sukup also spoke with Gov. Kim Reynolds and Congressman Rod Blum. ABI board member Cindy Dietz (Rockwell Collins) was instrumental in a successful tour and visit of Rockwell Collins by the vice president. Congratulations, Cindy, on a successful event.

Tomorrow, Saxton president and ABI board member Kim Augspurger will host Small Business Administrator Linda McMahon and Gov. Reynolds for a roundtable discussion. Thank you to all ABI members for telling your stories and interacting with elected officials and administration representatives to talk about the importance of a pro-business climate in Iowa and the United States. Your voice matters.