Election Season: Make Your Vote Count

October 14, 2022 | Elections in Iowa Kim Augspurger, ABI Chair, Pigott,

At ABI, and at Pigott and formerly at Saxton, we know the importance of elections. Like most ABI member companies, we encourage our employees to be involved in the electoral process and to learn about the candidates and their positions.

We invite candidates and elected officials in to our facilities. We want them to meet our employees, learn about our business, and see firsthand the high-quality work we do. We hope that helps them understand the impact of their decisions on Iowa employers and on our ability to grow jobs.

That is what this edition of Business Record Iowa is all about, making your vote count. ABI has many terrific resources to help you and your employees do just that. These resources will make it easy for you to participate in this fall's election and you can read all about them inside.

Earlier this month, ABI held the annual manufacturing conference. That event, and the annual Legends in Manufacturing Dinner that was held the preceding evening, were a true celebration of Iowa manufacturing. If you missed these events, you missed terrific programming. I hope you will make plans to attend next year.

Speaking of next year, it is not too early to finalize your plans now to attend two other important events. On January 11, 2023, ABI will hold its annual Legislative Reception. This event draws hundreds of Iowa business leaders and more state officials of both parties than any other similar event. And June13-15 is the date for the 2023 Taking Care of Business Conference, ABI's 120th annual convention. This is simply Iowa's very best business event of the year. Go to www.iowaabi.org often for more information.

In the meantime, and as always, thank you for your support of ABI!