When we heard about this series of mystery books we had to visit with the authors Anita Carter and Mary Lee Woods the team that make up Sparkle Abbey. A conversation about the publishing business today, how they started and their unique way of working together. Here is that visit:
"Just because it is comfortable and nice doesn't mean it's exclusive. This is the way we enjoy life in Europe." We took our microphone and camera to The Strudel Haus to visit with our friend and Austrian, Michael Leo about being open for business the past four days and what people can expect when they visit this very nice European Style Cafe in the middle of Des Moines.
Welcome to the Weekend! Here is Sheryl Tessier from Eat, Play, Love Des Moines with her list of "Fun Stuff to Do in the Des Moines Metro" this weekend and beyond. Here's Sheryl, Dustin and Michael for our trip into Friday Fun:
Des Moines is considered an "age friendly" community. What does that mean? We asked Yogesh Shah, MD who is the Associate Dean for Global Health from the Des Moines University to speak to that issue and offer up some thoughts on how individuals can keep their mental acuity sharp. Some comments on cultural views of aging and a healthy response from family and business. An interesting and timely conversation:
From magazine publishing to caring for individuals in their home; it's quite a transformation. Meet Kathleen Coady the owner of Thrive Senior Care a new start-up here in the metro that is all about serving others in their time of need. Perhaps this is something you or your family are seeking? Here is that conversation:
OK, it surprised us...but in a good way. In this conversation with Desmund Adams he touches on a life event and then explains the cost/benefit of that and...how it relates to business. Here is that conversation:
Recently the Iowa Association of Business and Industry entered into a new partnership with the Urbandale Chamber of Commerce in a pilot program they hope to launch across the state. We sat down with our friend Leisa Fox the Senior Vice President for ABI to learn more. Always a great interview...here is that conversation:
Years ago Alan Feirer realized that his career was going...nowhere. That realization led him to study business principals and that opened up a whole new world and his company Group Dynamic. In this segment we talk about the most common issues business faces that keeps them from growing. Here is that conversation:
Each Monday afternoon Laura Kinnard joins us to chat up what she has picked out at the top business meeting events of the Des Moines Metro. Tonight we take you to some established events and some new opportunities for networking and business. Here is our conversation:
This is partly personal and partly business. Bill Sheridan is an author, professional writer and a dear friend. I have had the pleasure of knowing Bill for decades and it was a pleasure to have him on the Business News Hour for a conversation about his book, Depot Street Memories, growing up in small town Iowa and at a time where everybody knew...everybody. It is a bittersweet set of stories that are a joy to read. Have a listen...you'll enjoy!