Your Member Liaison | P: 319-533-3786 | E: jellis@priceindustrial.com
The Board of Directors spent the morning of our June 22nd meeting reaching out to our members, asking for donations to ABC of Iowa PAC. ABC of Iowa is the watchdog for protecting merit-shop contractors from discrimination in public job bidding. Through PAC, our member-led Government Affairs Council helps elect more pro-merit shop candidates to state office.
With your contributions we can defend our position in Iowa and ensure that your business interests are protected. Now more than ever, our contributions make a huge difference in holding the line and defending our positions.

At the July 20th Board of Directors meeting, we welcomed Jim Ellis of Price Electric (left) as the new Board Chair (July 1, 2022 - December 31, 2023).

Outgoing Board Chair, Loren Field of Younglove Construction, L.L.C. (right) was presented with a plaque of appreciation for his dedicated service as Board Chair (January 1, 2021 - June 30, 2022).
APPRENTICESHIP & TRAINING TRUST APPOINTMENTS
The following re-appointments to the ABC of Iowa Apprenticeship & Training Trust were made by the Board of Directors during their June meeting:

3 Year Terms:
  • Nathan Burden of Shaw Electric, Inc. (7/1/22 - 6/30/25)
  • Mike O' Day of Hometown Mechanical (7/1/22 - 6/30/25)
APPRENTICESHIP & EDUCATION
Ginny Shindelar, VP of Education and Training Services
P: 515-985-1175 | E: ginny.shindelar@abciowa.org
NOW OPEN! Fall Apprenticeship Registration
Many exciting updates to our lab offerings were completed over the summer at each of our training center locations. An epic year of #HandsOnTraining is ahead!

This year, we're expanding our Davenport and Hiawatha class offerings to include:
DAVENPORT
Plumbing: Daytime (Level 2)
HIAWATHA
HVAC: Evening (Levels 1, 2, 3)
Late fee of $100 applies on August 11th, per student.
Electrical License Renewal
Electrical licenses expire December 31st, 2022, and electrical license holders are required to have 18 hours of CEUs.

ABC of Iowa is offering two continuing education weekends this Fall:
Thursday, September 29 - Saturday, October 1 - Riverside
Thursday, October 13 - Saturday, October 15 - Grimes (details coming soon).
GOVERNMENT AFFAIRS
Sandi Conlin, Government Affairs Director
P: 515-321-8358 | E: sandra@iowapolicy.com
ABC Congressional Dinner
Several ABC of Iowa members flew to Washington, D.C. for ABC National's Legislative Week (June 13-15, 2022).

Our members were fortunate to be able to have dinner with most members of Iowa’s Congressional delegation. We met with Senator Charles Grassley, Congressman Randy Feenstra, Congresswoman Ashley Hinson, and Congresswoman Mariannette Miller-Meeks.
Consider a Donation to ABC of Iowa PAC
ABC of Iowa has maintained a really successful streak at the Iowa Legislature –
and that is due to members like you who support our PAC.

Having a pro-business majority in both the Iowa Senate and Iowa House allows us to pass legislation that is beneficial to our members, and stop legislation that could harm your business. But we cannot take this for granted.

Thank you for considering a donation to our state PAC fund. We know you understand the importance of these political activities, and we hope you will be supporting ABC of Iowa PAC this year.
We also have two events coming up this fall to support our State PAC. We will be hosting sporting clay events in Pella on September 29th, and Riverside on October 6th. These events are a great way to support our political efforts and also have a good time with other members!

Register Now!
MEMBERSHIP
Nicole Berger, Membership Director
P: 515-985-1162 | E: nicole.berger@abciowa.org
Fall Golf Classic
Registration for our top-selling event is OPEN! We invite you to join us, whether individually or as a foursome. There are also some awesome sponsorship opportunities available!

Wednesday, September 21
8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Legacy Golf Club, Norwalk, IA
Members Save Money
Nationally, members save more than $34 million per year using ABC discount programs.

Are you one of them?

After Business Cocktails
Our final After Business Cocktails wrap up in September, so don't miss out!
Note the new time frame: 5:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.

Click the city below to RSVP today.
Tuesday, September 13th - Zeppelins, Cedar Rapids
Wednesday, September 14th - Front Street Pub & Eatery, Davenport
Welcome New Members!
ABC of Iowa would like to extend a warm welcome to our newest members:
  • Advanced Electrical LLC, Centerville, IA
  • Aero Plumbing LLC, Davenport, IA
  • C & C Anderson Electric LLC, North Liberty, IA
  • Delgado Electrical Services, Des Moines, IA
  • Electrical Works of Iowa, Granger, IA
  • Element Plumbing & Radon, LLC, Waukee, IA
  • H & H Electric, Le Claire, IA
  • Hagerty, LLC, Muscatine, IA
  • J & K Contracting, Urbandale, IA
  • Jacksonville Hardware, Inc., Harlan, IA
  • Kloewer Plumbing, Heating & Air Inc., Defiance, IA
  • KSElectrical, Minburn, IA
  • LLAB Electric, Johnston, IA
  • Murphy Electric DBA Murphy Tower, Carlisle, IA
  • Muscatine Community School District, Muscatine, IA
  • Overton Electric, Boone, IA
  • Powered Ag Systems, Garwin, IA
  • Terry's Electric Inc., Ames, IA
  • Total Insulation Mechanical, Ames, IA
  • Wellington Electric, Inc., Mt. Pleasant, IA
SAFETY
Tom VanderLinden, Safety Director
P: 515-985-1166 | E: tom.vanderlinden@abciowa.org
The foundation for members who EXCEL in safety.
Submit your STEP self-audit by Friday, September 2nd, 2022.

STEP was developed by contractors, for contractors, and is designed to provide you with an organized approach to analyze and further develop your safety program.

This self-audit program provides an objective method to measure your safety program and make continuous improvements.


Those who receive a STEP award will be honored during our Holiday Party / Annual Member Meeting on Wednesday, December 14th.
AUGUST EVENTS
Saturday, August 13, 2022
8:30 am - 3:00 pm
ABC of Iowa - Hiawatha, 1482 Hawkeye Drive, Hiawatha, IA 52233
Part 1: August 13th
Part 2: August 20th

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Monthly Member News - August 2022 | Questions? - Call 515-985-1160