Business is Making Turn for the Better

June 5, 2020 | COVID-19 crisis Cindy Dietz, ABI Chair, Collins Aerospace, Cedar Rapids,

The June edition of Business Record Iowa highlights a survey of members ABI conducted recently. This year, the focus of the survey was the response of ABI members to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Based on responses to the survey and recent conversations with members, I can tell you that for many employers (not all, but many), business is making a turn for the better. I hope you find the survey results of interest, and if your experiences are different, please contact the ABI office and share your information with us.

It’s hard to believe, but this column is my last as Chair of the ABI Board of Directors. I want to extend my thanks and appreciation to the Board and the Executive Committee for their strong leadership and support. It is often noted that ABI’s strength is in its members and that it is ABI companies across Iowa that lead to ABI’s success. I agree and would further note that it is ABI members and their employees that help our state succeed. Never has that been more evident than during the COVID-19 pandemic. For that, we can all be grateful.

As I wrap up my year as ABI Chair, I have only one regret: that I was not able to welcome you to our community of Cedar Rapids for what would have been a fabulous ABI conference. While that was not meant to be, the balance of the year has been absolutely terrific and I thank you for the opportunity to serve. And more than ever, I am grateful for your dedication to ABI.