Multi-Generational Companies Make Iowa Great

July 9, 2020 | All in the family Steven M. Bradford, ABI Chair, HNI Corporation, Muscatine,

On behalf of ABI, I hope you enjoy this edition of Business Record Iowa. The cover story highlights prosperous multi-generational Iowa companies. Thankfully, our state has many of them.

This edition of Business Record Iowa also provides my first opportunity to write this column as the incoming Chair of ABI. Under the leadership of outgoing Chair Cindy Dietz, and thanks to your support, ABI enjoyed another in a string of very successful years. With your help, we will keep this track record of success going.

At HNI Corporation, our thousands of team members have built leading brands that supply quality products to the commercial workplace furnishings market and a full range of hearth products to the residential building products market. HNI’s unique member-owner culture helps us always put the customer first with effortless winning experiences and operational excellence.

I am grateful for the opportunity to serve ABI and its members during the coming year, and for the opportunity to help advance ABI’s mission.

Typically at this time of year we would be celebrating another successful annual conference. Since the COVID-19 pandemic made holding the 2020 conference impossible, we are focused on next year’s event. Our June 2021 conference will be held in Iowa City/Coralville. I am confident it will be a wonderful, exciting event where we can again gather to exchange ideas and enjoy each other’s company!

My goal this coming year for ABI is to build on the association's tremendous record of positive impact on Iowa and Iowa businesses. Thank you in advance for your help and support.