Your Member Liaison | P: 712-898-0083 | E: lfield@younglovellc.com
The Board of Directors spent the morning of our July 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.

If you have not had the opportunity to contribute yet but would like to do so, click here.
(L to R:) Board Chairman Loren Field of Younglove Construction, LLC. awards Board Vice Chairman Jim Ellis of Price Electric with a Beam Club Award.
In another meeting highlight, Jim Ellis of Price Electric, Vice Chairman of the ABC of Iowa Board of Directors was welcomed into the Beam Club after recruiting 6 members to our association.

The Beam Club was established in 1966 to recognize ABC’s top membership recruiters for their commitment to growing the association.

By recruiting five new members, ABC members are automatically enrolled in the Beam Club by their chapter. Members receive one point for each new member recruited. Beam Club activity is ongoing from year to year, with members’ point totals continually accruing and advancing members to the next Beam Club award level.
APPRENTICESHIP & EDUCATION UPDATE
Ginny Shindelar, VP of Education and Training Services
P: 515-985-1175 | E: ginny.shindelar@abciowa.org
Registration for fall apprenticeship classes is now open!

For over 45 years, ABC of Iowa has trained our members’ craftsmen and women and we’re looking forward to starting another productive school year. Our program leads the way with our knowledgeable and experienced instructors, hands-on labs and state-of-the-art equipment and tools. We are committed to giving our students the very best education and experience.

(Above): ABC of Iowa Training Lab Coordinator, Kelly Jansen, prepares hands-on lab materials for the upcoming school year.
Upcoming Continuing Education Courses
We have added continuing education classes in August and September. We will be hosting an Electrical Exam Prep course in Grimes and Grounding & Bonding course in Hiawatha. Register below:
Registration Closes August 19th
Registration Closes August 20th
MEMBERSHIP UPDATE
Jared Harridge, Membership Director
P: 515-681-5620 | E: jared.harridge@abciowa.org
After Business Cocktails
Our members have enjoyed networking at our After Business Cocktails events around the state, most recently in Davenport in July.

Mark your calendars as we will be heading to Cedar Rapids on Oct. 28, Dubuque on Nov. 18 and Sioux City on Dec. 7. We know everyone is extremely busy, but we encourage you to drop by between 4:30-6:30 p.m. for one of these upcoming events - they are worthwhile and an excellent way for our members to connect and do business with other local ABC members in their area.
Fall Golf Classic
We hope you have had time this summer to perfect your swing and you’ll be joining us for bragging rights and a lot of fun at our Fall Golf Classic. Join ABC members in Polk City at the Tournament Club of Iowa’s, Arnold Palmer designed, beautiful course on Sept. 15th to network, meet new members and connect with old friends.

A separate email with details and registration information will be coming soon. 
Welcome New Members!
ABC of Iowa would like to extend a warm welcome to our newest 2021 members:
  • Cellsite Solutions, LLC, Cedar Rapids, IA
  • Chew Plumbing Company, LLC, Indianola, IA
  • Christian Brothers Automotive, Ankeny, IA
  • Coffin Electric, Granger, IA
  • J Watts Electric LLC, Webster City, IA
  • McAndrews Electric LLC, Dexter, IA
  • Neuwerth Electric LLC, Des Moines, IA
  • RJF Electric LLC, Kalona, IA
  • SecureTEC Electric, LLC, Cedar Rapids, IA
  • Switech Plumbing LLC, Prole, IA
  • Wittrock Electric, Halbur, IA
SAFETY UPDATE
Greg Spenner, President & CEO
P: 515-985-1171 | E: greg.spenner@abciowa.org
Iowa OSHA Alliance
Our Iowa OSHA Alliance provides our members safer and more healthful workplaces through combined efforts in raising awareness of OSHA outreach, training and education, and focus on significant workplace hazards.

Contact Greg if you are interested in connecting with OSHA on these issues.
IMPORTANT DATES
Wednesday, September 15
Fall Golf, Tournament Club of Iowa
Registration email coming soon!

Thursday, September 23
12:00 p.m
Black Oak Clays, Pella, IA

Thursday, September 30
12:00 p.m
Highland Hideaway Hunting, Riverside, IA
MEMBERS IN THE NEWS
Michelle McKinney, Marketing & Communications Coordinator
P: 515-985-1164 | E: michelle.mckinney@abciowa.org
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Monthly Member News - August 2021 | Questions? - Call 515-985-1160