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Radio and Voice Overs with Jane E. Morgan

This was one of those really fun business conversations. My guest is radio personality and voice-over artist Jane E. Morgan a person who still rocks the airwaves of 94.5 KKEZ based in Fort Dodge, Iowa. Jane E. will celebrate 40 years in broadcasting and has recently relaunched her voice-over business JEM Voice Productions. Walk with us a bit as we go down memory lane and then chat it up about her entrepreneurial spirit.

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The award winning Insight on Business the News Hour with Michael Libbie is the only weekday business news podcast in the Midwest. The national, regional and some local business news along with long-form business interviews can be heard Monday - Friday. You can subscribe on PlayerFMPodbeaniTunesSpotifyStitcher or TuneIn Radio. And you can catch The Business News Hour Week in Review each Sunday Noon on News/Talk 1540 KXEL. The Business News Hour is a production of Insight Advertising, Marketing & Communications. You can follow us on Twitter @IoB_NewsHour.

Cities and Towns Reimagine and Grow Opportunity: Meet Julia McGuire

We've reported, for years, about the struggle some towns and cities are having in their effort to either stem an outward migration or create a community where there are new possibilities for growth.  Here Julia McGuire from 1,000 Friends of Iowa offers up a look at the Best Development Award winners who are being recognized for their efforts. It's a wide swath of projects and a good story.

Thanks for listening!

The award winning Insight on Business the News Hour with Michael Libbie is the only weekday business news podcast in the Midwest. The national, regional and some local business news along with long-form business interviews can be heard Monday - Friday. You can subscribe on PlayerFMPodbeaniTunesSpotifyStitcher or TuneIn Radio. And you can catch The Business News Hour Week in Review each Sunday Noon on News/Talk 1540 KXEL. The Business News Hour is a production of Insight Advertising, Marketing & Communications. You can follow us on Twitter @IoB_NewsHour.

The Business News Headlines 18 January 2021

It is Martin Luther King Jr. Day in the United States and for that reason government offices, banks and Wall Street were closed today. So, all day we've been sharing some great interviews from the past five months.  But, there is business news and here is what we've got:

  • The #1 job in the U.S. that pays over $100K is...
  • Ford is shutting down yet another plant;
  • The $ you save by NOT going to the Super Bowl;
  • Markets in Europe give Stellantis a boost;
  • Tesla delivering cars in China;
  • Child care costs going way up;
  • Peloton brand problems open the way for competition.

Also today and for the interview:  You no doubt have had some tough decisions to make. Be they personal or professional they have a way of bogging you down. What if you had a tool you could use to help you make a solid decision based on fact?  Click ahead for my conversation with Deborah Rinner from Tero International. It's really a valuable gift for the new year. To listen, click here! 

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The Business News Headlines 14 December 2020

It was an historic day as hundreds of thousands of vaccines were shipped to states here in the U.S. yet, there is still concern about how long it will take to implement the program. Here's what we've got for you today:

  • New legal issues for...Amazon;
  • Remote working at Google is...limited;
  • Even with vaccines out the markets struggled;
  • An election company fires back at President Trump;
  • Saving even a little money can help...a lot;
  • The Wall Street Report
  • Gender decisions and hiring how one company solved the issue.

Those stories plus for the interview it's Mark Langgin from No Justice - No Peace and what business people need to know and understand that will have a positive impact on not only urban communities but also rural villages and towns. You can hear that conversation...here.

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The Business of No Justice No Peace

Over the past several months the nation has been rocked by not only a pandemic but also a movement called No Justice - No Peace. Many in the business community are concerned and a bit reluctant to learn about what the organization is and what they promote. Here Mark Langgin returns to our newscast to talk about things like building the economic base of thousands of individuals who face real economic hardship and you may be surprised at where they live. Mark is also part of something called the New Frontier Action. Here is Mark Langgin...

The Business News Headlines 10 December 2020

It was one of those days with surging COVID19 cases and a new jobless report that surprised nearly everybody.  Here's what we've got for you for Thursday the 10th of December:

  • Stimulus talks...fizzle;
  • The first time jobless numbers hurt;
  • Remember the Internet Bubble of 2000;
  • Your job and artificial intelligence;
  • Strap in, Tesla about to up end the S&P 500;
  • Homeowners and increased valuations...it's a story;
  • Wall Street Report;
  • Vaccines headed to Walmart.

Those stories plus a conversation with Marni Hockenberg from Hockenberg Search. No, she is not a recruiter but she is a valuable resource as people seek new positions or attempt to get back into the corporate world. Some great tips from her business can be heard right here.

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The Business News Headlines 19 November 2020

It seems like each day we bring you the news of another business or business sector that is struggling or simply going out of business. But, some are thriving. It's the business news headlines for Thursday the 19th of November and here is what we've got:

  • The stock prices of these companies are...way up;
  • More stimulus stories moved the markets;
  • Adult children moving...home with their folks;
  • Facebook defends bringing employees back to the office;
  • BuzzFeed is buying The Huff Post;
  • The Wall Street Report
  • News about wages and Starbucks.

Those stories PLUS you'll meet Roger Stalheim who is in talking about a free business planning summit taking place on December 9th. Yes, it's free and you can join from anywhere you're located.  To listen to that conversation, just click here.

Thanks for coming by! 

Business Planning for 2021 with Roger Stalheim

Our guest is Roger Stalheim from The Alternative Board and we're talking about the Iowa Power Leaders Summit that will happen in early December. BUT, do not let the word "Iowa" keep you from attending this free event that will focus on fiance, better social media efforts and business management. Again this is open to you no matter where you have a business. Here is the link to the Iowa Power Leaders Summit. Enjoy and go learn!

The Business News Headlines 12 November 2020

Today the chair of the Central Bank had some stunning things to say and they lead off our report for Thursday the 12th of November. Here's what's going on:

  • The economy...what's over?
  • Jet Blue opens up;
  • Airline employment sinks again;
  • The price of oil tanked today and why;
  • Rent or Own we're talking housing;
  • Disney reported...not...good;
  • How confident are you at the dealership;
  • Wall Street Report
  • They are hiring but...what about pay?

Those stories and for the interview you'll meet Jonnie Wright from the Buyosphere. His work is to see to it that small businesses grow by making sure nobody skips over the "small stuff". It's an engaging conversation and you can listen by clicking here.

Thanks for coming by! 

Making Small Businesses Successful - Jonnie Wright

For years Jonnie Wright and his wife Lorri have been working with small business owners to help build their profits by paying attention to the things that are so often overlooked. Jonnie and Lorri are The Buyosphere and this conversation centers on success. Doing the little things that make a big difference. Soon his company will hold their first virtual training session "Making Every Call Count" and you can register here. Honestly, it doesn't matter what vertical you're in...listen and you will learn.

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