Inspiration and Empowerment at Iowa Women Lead Change 2017


A group of eleven women recently represented Interstates at the Iowa Women Lead Change (IWLC) conference in Sioux City, IA. Additionally, Interstates proudly sponsored a table at the impactful event. The IWLC is Iowa’s premier leadership organization for women and offers comprehensive leadership resources for women, including events like the conference.

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We caught up with 2017 CIY Award finalist, Lowell Reith, and here’s what we learned…


ABC recently announced its finalists for the 2017 Craft Instructor of the Year awards and we are thrilled to share that our Training and Licensing Officer, Lowell Reith, has been selected as a finalist in recognition of his dedication to student success and tireless efforts to provide top-notch education. We caught up with Lowell to learn more about his career journey. Check out his interview!

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2017 Brainerd Jaycees $150,000 Ice Fishing Extravaganza


Last weekend we attended Brainerd Jaycees $150,000 Ice Fishing Extravaganza. This event is an ice fishing tournament in Brainerd, Minnesota that provides over $150,000 in donations to local charities. As a company, we wanted to get involved and make a contribution to this meaningful event. We decided to donate material and time by providing electrical contractor services.

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Free Money – Innovation Required


Discretionary spending may be an unfamiliar term to many business professionals; at least it was to me prior to joining Interstates. A few years ago our engineering business unit decided to experiment with the concept of discretionary spending. Since giving the team the opportunity for discretionary spending, we have witnessed some interesting reactions and results.

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