Each Friday evening we bring Sheryl Tessier from Eat, Play, Love Des Moines to join Michael and Dustin for her list of "Stuff to DO in the Metro" this weekend and beyond. And because it's Halloween!!! Here you go:
It is a topic which will touch each of us in time. Di Findley is the executive director of the Iowa Caregivers Association which she founded some 22 years ago. The organization exists to serve Certified Nursing Assistants and other direct caregivers who are charged with helping individuals cope with many issues from health to injury. Some suggest that the state of Iowa has the need for 20,000 additional caregivers. How do we get there, what needs to be done to boost the image and training and professionalism of these people? We asked those questions and more. Here is that conversation.
The group is called Entrepreneurs' Organization a global business education organization with a local chapter here in Des Moines. We invited Todd Mendenhall to the studio to tell us about his real estate development business (and other related companies) as well as what EO is all about and the Jack Trout event scheduled for November 13 and co-sponsored by the Iowa Association of Business and Industry where tickets for the learning session can be purchased here. And, here is that conversation:
The Iowa Immigrant Entrepreneurs Summit takes place in early November. What is it all about, who should come and what can attendees expect? We asked that and more of our guest Ben Jung a board member with the organization. Here is our conversation:
When we asked Ben Jung to come talk to us about the Immigrant Entrepreneurs Summit (More on that in the second part of our interview.) being held in November we "doubled up" to ask him about his Korean family and how they pioneered the first Asian grocery store that transformed to the very successful Ingersoll Wine & Spirits. Here is that conversation:
The glamour world of modeling also has a business side so we asked our friend Shelana Laing from Runway Model and Talent, based in West Des Moines, to come by and chat about a host of things from being a Midwestern Model to the pay structure to being "Mom" to many. Here is that conversation:
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: