Three reasons to attend ABI’s Taking Care of Business Conference

April 14, 2017 | Reviving Main Street: How rural Iowa stays relevant Emily Schettler, Iowa Association of Business and Industry,

The 2017 Taking Care of Business Conference is less than two months away. There are many great reasons to attend this annual gathering of Iowa’s business leaders, from unparalleled networking to unique learning opportunities. Here are three of the top reasons to attend:

  1. Meet new mentors, peers and potential clients: The Taking Care of Business Conference attracts 500 business leaders from all industries who are interested in making connections. This is one of the best networking opportunities of the year. Register now, then check out the list of attendees and identify who you’d like to connect with in Dubuque. Of course, this is also a great opportunity to reconnect with old friends. A lot of business gets done during the Taking Care of Business Conference, but it’s a fun event, too.
  2. Strengthen your top team: This event has been designed with your entire management team in mind. Our educational escapes offer valuable lessons for every area of a company, including finance, human resources and leadership. Attend as a group or divide and conquer. Meet up afterward to discuss what was learned and how it can be implemented.
  3. Celebrate all the ways Iowa companies give back: ABI members and Iowa businesses in general are generous in the ways they give back to their communities, employees and the state. This year’s conference will celebrate those philanthropic efforts and offer insight on ways companies can enhance their own giving.

There’s still time to register for the 2017 Taking Care of Business Conference, but workshop and activity slots are filling quickly. Visit to register today