Each Friday Afternoon we make welcome our own Sheryl Tessier from Eat, Play, Love Des Moines with her list of "Stuff to Do in the Metro" over the weekend and beyond. Have some fun with Dustin, Michael and Sheryl...it's what we do! (On Friday)
She gave up a successful career in human resources to follow her dream of opening up her own restaurant. Meet Pam Patton the owner and founder of Patton's Restaurant and Catering and learn the story of Big Mamma, the Old South and how family led her on this journey. Oh, and a National Restaurant Association Award Winner in 2015. Oh, and a recent subject on Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives with Guy Fieri. Lots to talk about...
No one would have imagined the resurgence of the Urban Center of Des Moines let alone the continued increase in outward migration to the suburbs. Or is there migration toward the city core? Apartment building in the Metro is happening at a frenzied pace. Are there enough renters? What rental levels are there? What is most popular? Have we over built? Can renters start to demand concessions from landlords? We asked Jeremey Hummel the president of the Iowa Apartment Alliance those questions and more.
Every so often we move from the business news of the day into a marketing tip for your business. It's what we do when we're not in studio delivering the news and business interviews. Here's something that is going on, here in the Des Moines Metro on March 3rd. If you have anything to do with marketing/advertising a business (product or service) I'd invite you to listen to why you should attend the event with Chuck Mefford. Go!
If you are in business (or not) you don't want to run the risk of an IRS Audit. We caught up with Bruce Schmiedlin, CPA for his take on "Seven Red Flags That Could Trigger an IRS Audit". here is that conversation:
Usually our friend Desmund Adams comes in to give us his insight on career growth, business growth or personal motivation. Today we visit about the ZKL Black and Gold Ball which happens in Des Moines this weekend. What is it and why should you know more. Here's Desmund!
Lots of people talk about STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) few put it into such amazing practice. Meet Dr. Anthony Paustian the Provost at the Des Moines Community College based in West Des Moines. He gives some insight into how the campus embraces innovation and technology and then lights up about a major event coming back to campus and it's all...free for anybody to attend! Boldly Go for Innovation.
So, you own your own business. No doubt you've got lots of time on your hands to do the "stuff" you don't enjoy. Payroll, benefits administration, policies and procedures manuals...you know the "stuff" that needs to get done but who has the time or the expertise? Enter Jeff Garrison from Merit Resources. Growing a business needs focus and time to do what you really want/need to do. By the way this isn't just for large companies...but it could be for yours.
Each week, on Monday, Laura Kinnard comes by the studio to share with us the #DMBizEvents Calendar. Stuff to do for business this week into next. Get out your "old-school" calendar and start writing!
So, when you travel distances by vehicle, and spinning the radio dial seeking news and information that isn't "toxic"...good luck. Here's a quick piece on two trips, what we heard and why it's NOT what we do: