We're in Memphis, Tennessee for the annual meeting of the National Tractor Parts Dealer Association and while here we've been getting a glimpse of the Memphis economy, the jobs issues and talking to some folks about what they do here. Our guest for this segment is Andy Malmo the Director of International and Domestic Sales for Flint Hydraulics a company that does worldwide distribution of original and replacement hydraulic pumps, motors and hydraulic pump replacement parts for heavy mobile and industrial equipment.
We often visit about the Des Moines Metro economy and the impact conventions and special events have. Our friend Greg Edwards from the Des Moines Convention and Visitors Bureau always has interesting things to say. Today, however, we're in Memphis, Tennessee where we caught up with Pierre Landaiche the Vice President and General Manager of the Memphis Cook Convention Center who knows Memphis, the people and its economy. Here is that conversation:
Local television news and reporting are getting a make-over at WOI-TV5 with the branding slogan of "We Are Iowa". If you read between the lines you realize that the station has a bigger picture of television journalism than simply the news. April Samp is the News Director for WOI-TV5 and we had an extended conversation about the business of new, the direction the station is going, the marketing of news and what we can expect when it comes to covering "real people".
Each week Laura Kinnard comes by the studio to share with us her top picks of "Stuff to DO in the Des Moines Metro for Business. From Networking to Meetings and more. Lot's of things to chose from and you can also see the information online right here!
Each month we get a visit from Mike Colwell from the Business Innovation Zone a program of the Greater Des Moines Partnership. Mike always brings us an interesting guest and topic. Today we visited with Matt Ostanik the founder of FunnelWise. Matt will be appearing at an event this Wednesday at the Biz Zone...but we've got him first. Here is our conversation:
Each week our own Sheryl Tessier from Eat, Play, Love Des Moines visits the studio with her outstanding list of "Stuff to DO in the Des Moines Metro" this weekend and beyond. Today we chatted it up about everything from home shows to...wine and cheese and chocolate. But, of course!
OK Floppy Nation he's back! We sat down with our good friend Jack Lashier the Director of the Iowa Hall of Pride to talk about the happening this weekend when Floppy makes his return visit for two shows. This is a walk back in time with a video presentation created by Jeff Stein that keeps Floppy alive in the hearts and minds of those who...love him. Always a great interview, here's Jack:
Here is a story that comes out of West Des Moines, Iowa and reaches half-way around the world and into Africa. We were so pleased that Doug Sharp the Chairman of BSB Design and the founder of Abod Shelter and Michelle Rothfus a Project Coordinator for Abod could carve out some extended time to talk about this wonderful project. Think of where and how you live and then hear the story about Abod. Maybe even you or your group can help?
Confused a bit about how to connect, really connect, to your target market? We get it and so too does the American Marketing Association - Iowa Chapter. Our friend Mark True paid us a visit to chat about a day-long marketing conference being held at Drake University in February. This is for members and non-members and the information you'll receive...worth the effort! Here is our conversation:
Our friend and regular contributor Desmund Adams came by the studio to chat about chasing dreams, being happy and what really motivates people. Every time Desmund visits us it's worth a nugget or...five. Have a listen.