Iowa Business Day on the Hill was Huge Success

April 10, 2020 | The business of sustainability Cindy Dietz, ABI Chair, Collins Aerospace, Cedar Rapids,

As you well know, these are uncertain times due to the coronavirus outbreak.

As this column goes to press, the outcome and end date of the 2020 session of the Iowa General Assembly is not known. What I do know is that ABI members take seriously the hard and often thankless work done by the governor and legislators.

Related to that, last month’s annual Iowa Business Day on the Hill was a huge success. Thank you to those who participated from all across our state. Iowa Business Day on the Hill provided yet another opportunity for ABI members (and members of the Iowa Business Council, the Iowa Chamber Alliance, the Iowa Chapter of the National Federation of Independent Business, the Iowa Taxpayers Association and the National Association of Women Business Owners) to thank state officials for their service and to discuss pending legislation. Whether a business owner or a legislator, we all want to help make Iowa a better place to live, work and raise a family.

Speaking of uncertainty, you may have had trouble finding paper products on store shelves lately. This isn’t just a sign of the times; it also underscores the importance of sustainability. This month’s cover story looks at how Iowa companies are managing the complexities of sustainability— and putting the future in focus in very real terms.

Finally, as I write this, the 2020 ABI Taking Care of Business Conference is still on. However, that could change, too. We are analyzing this very fluid situation weekly, so please stay tuned for updates. For now, thank you for the record number of registrations and excitement.

As always, thank you for your support!