It seems that mental health issues surface every day yet, access to mental health care is trending downward. Recently we met Michael Sullivan a private practitioner who has been in the field for years. We asked him to share with us the challenges he, and those seeking treatment, face every day along with what he is seeing in the field.
When we received the press release that one of our favorite Des Moines Metro restaurants would be going through a major change we reached out to the owner, Chef Tony Lemmo. The short story is that after January 1, 2016 Cafe Di Scala will be no more. What's going on and why? We asked.
Having an idea for a business is great but, can the business idea be sustainable? How do you know? What help is out there for you to learn and grow your idea into reality? Enter the University of Iowa Venture School; part of the John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center in Des Moines. We visit with Jennifer Ott and Wade Steenhoek about what the center is, what it does and how you might qualify for some help.
It's a tight labor market. Here in the Des Moines Metro the Labor Department pegs the unemployment at 3.2%. This means finding quality employees gets tough. Our friend Karen Miller from Manpower of Central Iowa talks about this and offers up "Seven Tips for a Better Hiring Experience". If you are in business or looking for a job...these will be helpful.
No matter the business the human resources area can be a boon or a bust. Here Jeff Garrison from Merit Resources details the four levels of human resources and how, when your business sees it as an investment, you can better grow the business.
Our Laura Kinnard is back with the DMBizEvents Calendar! And, because she just moved...like this weekend...she was a bit tired. Here are her top picks for networking and business education here in the Des Moines Metro.
While we don't do "Toxic Talk Radio" here we are interested in what the candidates have to say about business issues. Recently Gov. Martin O'Malley was in Des Moines for the Greater Des Moines Partnership candidate forum. While most of the media asked questions about...politics...we had a couple of business questions. Here is that exchange.
It was great having our friend Larry Cotlar back in studio this time to chat about his new book, "The Biggest Rolodex in Sports". We talk about his long, long radio career, why he wrote the book and chat about the many photos packed into his memoir. "The Cotman" returns!
Former IOB business and leadership contributor Desmund Adams announced his candidacy for Congress. We thought you might like to hear some of what he had to say during his announcement. From wages to family values.
Michael was out so we sent in the "A Team" Tyler Hackenmiller and Laura Kinnard to detail the Business Calendar for networking and education for the week. Here they are, chatting about some events you might consider...for business.