Looking Ahead to the 2018 Session

January 12, 2018 | Top priorities: Business owners, legislators weigh in on 2018 session David Zrostlik, ABI Chair, Stellar Industries, Garner,

In last month’s edition of Business Record Iowa, I noted ABI was busy during the past 12 months providing services, events and value that benefit your company’s bottom line. While 2017 was a busy year at ABI, successful organizations are always looking ahead. The 2018 session of the Iowa General Assembly is something to which we should all look ahead. This edition of ABI’s monthly journal is focused on the upcoming session and on issues that will be considered by the Iowa Legislature this year.

You have heard me say that here at Stellar Industries, our people make the highest-quality and most innovative products in our industry. But they also participate in our community and in our state.

We know our legislators, and we invite them into our plant often. We appreciate their public service, and we follow their votes. We know they want to grow Iowa, and we know that will be a focus of the 2018 session. You can learn more about legislative plans in this edition of Business Record Iowa.

Not just during session, but all year long, one great resource for objective, nonpartisan information about the candidates and issues is found at IAVOTES.com. IAVOTES.com is ABI’s award-winning voter resource and issues website.

Go to IAVOTES.com to find legislator voting records and learn about issues. You can also find information about your local officials and a great deal of other data.

Finally, by the time you read this, ABI will have held its second-largest annual event, the association’s annual Legislative Briefing and Reception. Over 500 Iowa businesspeople and elected officials will have participated. The largest annual event is the annual conference. The 2018 ABI Taking Care of Business Conference will be held in Greater Iowa City on June 5-7. See you there!