Each week Sheryl Tessier from Eat, Play, Love Des Moines is with us with her picks of "Stuff to DO in the Metro this Weekend". From date night to family fun she ticks down her list. Joining Sheryl and Michael is our producer Tyler Hackenmiller. Yay!
Hey, it's Friday afternoon and rather than do the business news for the full hour we thought we'd launch something different. Why not showcase a local musician/band/artist and devote the first segment to them. Sure, why not? Kicking off our new segment is singer/songwriter Bonne Finken. We've been playing her music since Wednesday and now we get to chat with her about the business side of what she does.
It's a return visit from our friend Jennifer Chittenden the Executive Director of the Downtown Chamber. She's in today to talk about new programming for her members that help business leaders better understand business. Very much worth a listen!
We make welcome Kyle Price who is a Performance Consultant with Dale Carnegie Training based in West Des Moines. We now have four generations working side-by-side in the workplace and the issue is how does a business owner communicate with each, in the style they are accustomed to? That's the idea behind this morning workshop here in the Des Moines Metro. Listen in...
Our regular contributor, Desmund Adams, came by to talk about the business and political climate that needs to change to move both forward. It all started when a woman said, "I just don't feel like anybody is listening."
We started out talking hockey (sorry...it was me) and then rolled into a conversation with Kristen Hall about the upcoming National Association of Women Business Owners. From the conversation on Iowa's support of women in business to what people can learn at the conference. Listen up and get involved.
The Des Moines Cycle Club is about to launch year three of their health and fitness program Pedal Off the Pounds. With us is Jason Rose one of the organizers and team captains of the program and Lisa Klever the winner of last year's program who has lost an amazing 75 pounds. Listen to what she did and what she continues to do. Good stuff. You can do it too!
We started our conversation asking the question about the Des Moines Metro job market. What are local employers saying about hiring? Then Karen Miller the Executive Vice President for Manpower of Central Iowa about what employers are looking for, how they are going about the process of hiring and what many job seekers...lack.
When it comes to workers comp insurance most business owner eyes cross. You must have it but how to best mitigate costs and exposure to cases. Jeff Garrison from Merit Resources answers those questions and more. It all starts with the employee/employer relationship. Here's Jeff:
Heading up our lineup each week is Laura Kinnard with #DMBizEvents; business networking and events that she has picked as the best in the area. Something for business to do this week. From networking to public business meetings, here's Laura.