Each week Sheryl Tessier from Eat, Play, Love Des Moines joins Michael and Dustin for her suggestions and picks of "Stuff to Do in the Des Moines Metro" during the weekend and often beyond. Here's a couple of minutes of fun for the family and for adults. Enjoy...
Anytime we can get Max Wellman to come to the studio to talk about his music business we're that much richer for the experience. In this segment Max announces his series of performances at the Turner Jazz Center which is part of Drake University. The first event is the tribute to Cole Porter. We'll give you a sample and more...have a listen and get your tickets at Max Wellman Music!
We think it's neat that such a well known distillery is right in our backyard. The Iowa Distilling Company continues to grow and bring new products to market. Here we visit with principal Todd Dunkel about the process of distilling, a new vodka, marketing existing brands and being a young, rural business owner.
We love start-up business stories! In just one year her business goes from an idea to way more clients than she ever thought possible. Meet Maggie Spellman the owner on Z's Fresh Start Cleaning. What is it that she does that drives customers to her service? We asked that question and many others. Here's Maggie:
We often don't think of community service and charitable giving as a way to build a business brand but, according to Desmund Adams, we should and here's some thoughts on doing just that.
Proving, yet again, that necessity is the "Mother of Invention" MMA fighter Joe Bremmer found himself out of work, broke, his stuff back in San Diego stolen and a car that "just quit". What to do? Start a business that rolled into the very successful Elite Edge Gym and a book deal that saw his first effort climb to the top of Amazon.com's best seller list. Oh and he's opening a new facility in Ankeny... It's quite a story:
As you know, we don't do politics on the Business News Hour, our goal is to stick to "non-toxic talk radio" about business, the economy, jobs and marketing. And, this story, while having something to do with the Iowa Legislature is about economics, the killing of a cyclist on an open road and why Iowa has fallen from 6th most bike friendly to 25th even though we host RAGBRAI the largest cycling event in the world. Some thoughts...
We love offering news people can actually use and today we visit with Bryan Martin from Merit Resources about the job interview. We talk about the event from both the job seeker to the person doing the hiring. Tips you can use on both sides of the table that take into consideration...hiring the best and retaining them.
Iowa needs to bolster it's support of women owned businesses and our guest is Lori Day from the National Association of Women Business Owners - Iowa Chapter. We chat about the program, what can be done to fix Iowa's problem and discuss the upcoming event that honors women of great business value for our state. Here is that conversation:
When we heard there was a guy who traveled throughout the Mid-West delivering "off the rack", custom and "made-to-measure" men's clothing we had to meet Tim De Ford. Tim has been in the clothing business for 38 years and today takes Lord's Clothing on the road to 11 states and to business people who live in isolated locations or simply love the customer service and convenience of this remarkable retail model. Oh, and Internet? Nope: 515-371-4816 is Tim's cell.