ABI Provides Value to Your Business All Year Long

November 9, 2018 | Vermeer strong David Bywater, ABI Chair, Bankers Advertising/Tru Art,

ABI’s annual Legends in Manufacturing Awards Dinner and conference were terrific. Now in its fourth year, the dinner — sponsored by ABI and ABI’s Elevate Advanced Manufacturing initiative — has become one of our state’s top events for manufacturers. Iowa manufacturing is celebrated and honored, with ABI member companies and their leaders recognized. If you missed this, you missed one of the year’s best events. Make your plans now to be a part of this event next fall.

The annual Advanced Manufacturing Conference, held the day following the Legends dinner, provided significant content for participants. Great speakers and extensive networking marked the day with ABI members from across the state.

The ABI Foundation held the first in a yearlong series of sessions with the 37th class of Leadership Iowa last month. LI is the nation’s oldest statewide leadership development program, and well over a thousand alumni are now working to make their companies — and their communities — better.

My purpose in noting these events and activities is not to focus on the past. As you know, ABI is always about the future. The point is that ABI works all year long to advance an agenda that provides value to your business. Growing your business and growing Iowa communities are the top priority for ABI. Your support is appreciated, and with the leadership of the ABI board of directors, ABI will execute this agenda well.

Finally, after a series of meetings in Ames, another thing I can share is that the 2019 ABI Taking Care of Business Conference is coming together nicely. I am excited for you to learn more about the big things going on in Ames. Watch for news of a fantastic speaker announcement coming soon, and mark your calendars now for June 4-6. You will be glad you did!