Advisory Council

The Iowa Association of Business and Industry (ABI) Advisory Council is a select group of members who advise ABI on trends and critical business issues in the marketplace to deliver the best possible programming for its members. These trusted advisors invest in ABI both monetarily and through regular meetings to stay at the forefront of business issues and share best practices.

For more information about the Advisory Council and how to get involved, contact Kathy Anderson, 515-235-0575.

  • 21st Century Rehab

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    Health and Wellness — “Work well. Play well. Live well.” 21st Century Rehab is dedicated to providing comprehensive, quality therapy services. 21st Century Rehab delivers valuable services to help employers hire the right workers, keep them healthy and productive at work, and if necessary, promote a safe return back to work as soon as possible.

  • BCC Advisers

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    M&A/Business Valuation/Real Estate Appraisal — BCC Advisers specializes in merger and acquisition consulting, business valuation and litigation support services, providing personalized solutions to privately-held businesses. Commercial and agricultural real estate appraisals are provided by our affiliate, Iowa Appraisal and Research Corporation.

  • Brick Gentry

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    Legal/Law — Brick Gentry, P.C. prides itself on working with Iowa businesses. Brick Gentry assists its business clients on a wide range of legal issues including business formation, corporate law, mergers and acquisitions, employment, estate planning/succession planning, franchising, agriculture, intellectual property, real estate and more.

  • BrownWinick

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    Legal/Law — BrownWinick is a full service law firm focused on the legal needs of businesses of all sizes. BrownWinick provides services in all areas, including securities, tax, corporate law, employment, government relations, intellectual property, environmental, estate planning, construction and litigation.

  • CIRAS

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    Business Operations — Iowa State University’s Center for Industrial Research and Service (CIRAS) makes businesses better. Its “Engage. Educate. Embed.” approach creates a specific solution that allows each business to prosper and grow.

  • CliftonLarsonAllen

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    Wealth Advisory, Outsourcing and Public Accounting — CliftonLarsonAllen (CLA) is a professional services firm delivering integrated wealth advisory, outsourcing, and public accounting capabilities to help clients succeed professionally and personally by providing impactful interactions for success.

  • EMC Insurance

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    Property/Casualty Insurance — EMC Insurance Companies has stood the test of time. Founded in 1911 to write workers’ compensation insurance in Iowa, EMC has grown to become one of the largest property and casualty companies in Iowa. EMC ranks among the top 50 insurance organizations in the nation and is rated A (Excellent) by A.M. Best, the premier insurance credit rating organization.

  • Far Reach

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    Software Consulting & Development — Far Reach is a custom software consulting and development company that works with businesses to solve problems and seize opportunities through technology.

  • Focus OneSource

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    Employer Administrative Services — Focus OneSource offers companies solutions to their administrative business needs in one trusted and transparent relationship. We provide premium benefits, health insurance, compliance management, payroll, tax administration and strategic human resources outsourcing services.

  • HDH Advisors

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    Business Valuation/M&A/ESOPs/Litigation Support — HDH Advisors focuses on providing premium professional services to privately-held businesses and their advisors. Our services include ownership transition, exit planning, ESOP advisory, mergers and acquisitions, business valuations for a variety of purposes and litigation support. Our 35+ professionals bring over 40 years of valuation experience to every valuation engagement and serve clients across the country from offices in Des Moines, Iowa and Atlanta, Georgia.

  • LMC Insurance & Risk Management

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    Property/Casualty Insurance — Established in 1865, LMC Insurance and Risk Management is independently owned and employs over 280 insurance professionals in 12 office locations. If you want to reduce your Cost of Risk and gain access to expertise and value added resources, partner with LMC.

  • Principal Financial Group

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    Financial Services — The Principal Financial Group® (The Principal®) is a leader in offering businesses, individuals and institutional clients a wide range of financial products and services and life insurance, through its diverse family of financial services companies. A member of the Fortune 500, the Principal Financial Group has $540 billion in assets under management and serves some 20.1 million customers worldwide from offices in Asia, Australia, Europe, Latin America and the United States.

    Lance Gardner, Financial Representative of Principal National Life Insurance Co and Principal Life Insurance Co. Members of the Principal Financial Group®.

  • Shift Interactive

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    Web, Mobile & Software Development — Shift positions companies for impactful growth by developing innovative, often emergent, software solutions to overcome business challenges, reach new customers, drive profitability and create efficiency. Most often this is through the creation of custom web software, websites and mobile applications.

  • Tero

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    Training and Education — Tero International provides award-winning interpersonal skills training, as well as individual coaching, to help organizations and their people be more successful in the following areas: leadership, presentation/communication, influence/negotiation, sales, innovation and change, and business etiquette/professional presence.

  • The Iowa Clinic

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    Wellness —Patients are at the center of everything we do at The Iowa Clinic. It is our goal to provide healthcare services of the highest quality. Your company relies on a healthy team to meet the demands of a productive work environment. To ensure that your staff stays healthy, it is important to invest in a culture that promotes prevention and wellness. We understand that time is at premium for executives. The Iowa Clinic Executive Health Program is streamlined into a 6-7 hour timeframe—coordinating all the necessary appointments and testing to be done in one day at one location.

  • Wellmark

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    Healthcare — Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield is the only health insurance provider that can give you the best of both worlds: broad access and greater value. It’s no wonder 9 out of 10 employers stay with Wellmark year after year.

  • Wells Fargo & Co. (WFC)

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    Commercial Banking — Wells Fargo is a diversified, community-based financial services company with total assets of $1.9 trillion. Founded in 1852, Wells Fargo provides banking, investments, consumer and mortgage, insurance, merger and acquisition, treasury management and commercial banking services through more than 8,400 locations, 13,000 ATMs, the internet (wellsfargo.com) and mobile banking, and has offices in 42 countries and territories to support customers who conduct business in the global economy. With approximately 268,000 team members, Wells Fargo serves one in three households in the United States.