Elections Behind, New Year Ahead

December 8, 2022 | New Year's Resolutions for Your Business Kim Augspurger, ABI Chair, Pigott, Des Moines,

This month's edition of Business Record Iowa focuses on New Year’s Resolutions for your business. Inside, you’ll find interesting insights from some outstanding ABI members related to important resolutions for the coming year. These include resolving to build a healthy culture for employees at your company, building a healthier you, and building your community. Those are all things on which most ABI members are focused. Let us know what you think of the feature story inside this journal. 

In the meantime, be assured that the November election was important to ABI. Not because of who is or is not in control of the Iowa General Assembly or the U.S. Congress, but because it marks the end of the campaign season. Now, we know who our elected officials are and we can work with them to improve our state. 

With the election behind us, the single most important thing you can do is to reach out to your legislative and congressional delegations. Get your elected officials in to your plant or office. Show them what you do and explain the impact of their decisions on your business.

Next, be sure and attend the 2023 ABI Legislative Briefing and Reception. This annual meeting is one of ABI's most popular events. Because of your participation, it draws more Iowa legislators (of both parties) than any similar event hosted by other organizations. Your local legislators will enjoy this opportunity to visit with you and your fellow Iowa business leaders in a relaxed and informal setting.

As always, all 150 legislators (many of whom are newly-elected), Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds and Lieutenant Governor Adam Gregg, and other state officials have been invited to join you at the reception. The Legislative Reception will be held next month, on January 9, in Des Moines. Find more information and register at www.iowaabi.org.

Speaking of events, remember to mark your calendars now for ABI's biggest yearly event, the annual conference. The 2023 ABI Taking Care of Business Conference will be terrific and you do not want to miss it! I look forward to seeing you in Cedar Rapids June 13-15 of next year.