It is one of the most popular restaurants in the Western Suburbs...The Urban Grill has a great story and we sat down with owner Dave Thompson so he could share it with you...and his move to Ankeny this week! Listen in...Our Small Business Spotlight shines on Dave Thompson.
Our guest is Colin Panzi from Re/Max Real Estate Concepts. We met at a recent agent gathering and asked him to come on the Business News Hour to give his overview of the housing market in the Greater Des Moines Metro. He's also the leader of a "team". We asked what that was all about and why it seems to work so well. Meet Colin:
Our Small Business Spotlight shines on Steve Nelson of Classic Carpet Cleaning based in Ankeny. We love sharing the stories of business people who work hard and get ahead. Steve shares some carpet cleaning secrets and why, for him, this business is so rewarding. Here's our conversation:
Speaking of Women in Business, we reached out to our friend Shauna Humrich when we learned the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship employee was involved in a project to photograph historic landmarks in Des Moines and Polk County. Along with that she has an interesting art exhibit going on now at the Ankeny Art Center. Here is that conversation.
We met Juli Accola at a Polk City Chamber meeting and were captivated by her electric personality and dedication to her job with Ankeny Sanitation. We asked if she would be interested in coming on the Business News Hour to talk about a world few of us know much about....trash. 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:
Proving, yet again, that necessity is the "Mother of Invention" MMA fighter Joe Brammer 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:
We asked Nancy Pim from The Learning Rx to come back to the studio and spend some time with us so we could all learn more about the amazing work her firm does in helping people...learn. No, this is not a tutoring business but a "fix-it" business for learning. Interesting conversation.
From the football field to managing one of the three Des Moines Metro Hy-Vee Market Grille restaurants Brian Villanueva talks about how he feels working for Hy-Vee, the City of Ankeny as well as mixing of football with food. Enjoy!
Each week we attempt to visit with a mayor from one of the Des Moines Metro Communities. Today we visited with Gary Lorenz of Ankeny. From the family business to serving the families of Ankeny, Gary has a great story.