A Strong Iowa, A Strong ABI

February 13, 2023 | Iowa's Multi-Generation Companies are Built to Last Kim Augspurger, ABI Chair, Pigott,

This edition of Business Record Iowa has a cover story focused on something that is always of interest to ABI members: multi-generational family companies. That topic is always of interest because ABI and all of Iowa, thankfully, are fortunate to have hundreds of these companies in our midst. I hope you enjoy learning more about the different perspectives ABI members bring to this most important topic. 

On other fronts, I would note that February marks the eighth month of ABI’s fiscal year. Thanks to your support and leadership, our association is enjoying one of its strongest years ever. Public policy, Foundation programs, and ABI member events are all meeting or surpassing metrics of past years. 

Last month’s ABI Legislative Reception was a huge success, with well over 400 people attending. In addition, the Lieutenant Governor, other state officials, and more legislators of both parties and both chambers attended than ever before. On behalf of the board of directors, thank you for your participation and for helping ABI continue to have a strong and effective public policy program. 

Another key metric involves ABI holding a terrific annual conference. I assure you that the 2023 conference will be the best one ever — and it is only a few months away! Make plans now to join your ABI colleagues in Cedar Rapids June 13-15 for the Taking Care of Business Conference. Fantastic venues, terrific nationally-known speakers, and the very best business networking anywhere will all be a part of ABI’s 120th annual meeting. You do not want to miss it! 

Thank you once more for your support.