December 27, 2018
Legislative Session Less than Three Weeks Away
The legislative session is set to begin less than three weeks from now on Monday, Jan. 14, 2019. The first week of a new General Assembly is typically busy with the new members getting settled and the governor giving her condition of the state address, as well as the chief justice giving the state of the judiciary address. This year, the first week will also include the inauguration on Friday, Jan. 18 for Gov. Reynolds. Read more .

Workforce, Competitive Business Climate, Regulatory Reform Top ABI Priorities for 2019
ABI’s public policy team has been meeting with members of the 88th General Assembly, the governor’s office, caucus staff and other lobbyists to discuss our top priorities as the legislative session nears. Representatives from more than 100 ABI member companies came together throughout the month of August and provided input to help determine the issues ABI will prioritize going into 2019. Read more .

ABI Briefing and Reception Final Registration Discount Ends Soon
If you haven’t yet registered, make sure to do so today. The final registration discount ends soon. More than 400 people will be at the event, along with legislators and key state leaders. A big thank you to ABI’s 2019 Legislative Reception sponsors that help make this event a success! You can see more information about the event , as well as a list of our sponsors .

IIPAC Short of 2017 Investments
With just a few days left in the 2018 calendar year, we hope you will consider a small contribution to IIPAC. Although it was a record legislative session for ABI and a successful election, IIPAC contributions are below 2017 contributions. We just need $2,000 to surpass last year’s contributions. Will you contribute $20 today to help support IIPAC and help us meet the 2017 investment?

DNR to Host Fee Advisory Meeting
The DNR will hold a fee advisory meeting on Jan. 29 to review with stakeholders the air quality budget for the 2020 fiscal year. The meetings will be held at the Wallace Building, 502 E. 9th St. in Des Moines, on the second floor. Many ABI members hold air construction permits or are Title V sources and fund quite a bit of the bureau through fees. The schedule for the day is as follows... Read more .
Leadership Iowa Alumni: Join Us for an All-alumni Dinner & Celebration
This can't-miss event is Wednesday, Jan. 16, 6:45 p.m. (immediately following the Legislative Briefing and Reception), at the Hilton Downtown Des Moines. Gather your former classmates, reunite over dinner and meet other great program alums. A dinner buffet and cash bar will be provided. A brief program will take place during dinner, followed by after-hours festivities and karaoke at AJ's on East Court. Register today .
Who is Covered By Your Workers’ Compensation Policy?
Juli Jenkins, SCLA
Client Service Executive
LMC Insurance and Risk Management

The Workers’ Compensation Act (WCA) requires coverage for all employees. Under common-law rules, anyone who performs services for you is your employee if you can control what will be done and how it will be done. This is so even when you give the employee freedom of action. Read more .
Apply for Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses Program
Slots are still available for the spring Iowa session of the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Business Program, which will run April-June 2019. Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses is an investment to help entrepreneurs create jobs and economic opportunity by providing them with greater access to education, financial capital and business support services. Learn more and apply .

R&R Realty Group Opens New Corporate Headquarters
R&R Realty Group (R&R) announced today its move to new headquarters at  the 180,000 square foot Westfield Campus in West Des Moines. The move culminates nearly three years of research and planning undertaken by R&R’s leadership, along with in-house design and technology teams. Together, they focused on how the next generation of office spaces can help employers recruit and retain top talent in an environment with historically low unemployment levels. Read the full news release .