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Transforming A Shopping Mall & What A Story!

If you've spent any time listening to our daily newscast you know that we've reported many times about the hollowing out of our nation's shopping malls. As ecommerce shook the bones of retail we watched as department stores, often shopping mall anchors, entering bankruptcy and leaving gaping holes. Then COVID19 came and, for many, finished the job. Some malls have sold out to Amazon to be used as fulfillment centers. Other mall owners are working new tenet arrangements hoping to salvage their business. Some mall owners are totally reimagining their centers and changing everything. Meet Liz Holland the CEO of Merle Hay Investors and the remarkable story behind their goal to totally restructure their business. It's a stunning departure and, perhaps, one of the first in the nation as the Merle Hay Mall becomes..."Hockey Town".

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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.

 

The Business News Headlines 6 April 2021

We had to make some programming changes today because our guest, Lorie Vincent and Stand Up Rural America is running up on a deadline.  Check that conversation below. In the news today:

  • Included in the Facebook breach?
  • Here is the link to find out in 10 seconds;
  • The Global Minimum Tax is....
  • Best job listing tip we've seen;
  • Kimball Musk sells Tesla stock and it means...
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Anxiety issues about returning to the office.

For the interview meet Lorie Vincent who's firm Accelerating by Design is the brain-child behind the Stand Up Rural America Summit happening in Charleston, West Virginia April 27 - 29.  We'll talk about the who, what and why of going and more.  To listen to that conversation just click here

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Stand Up Rural America with Lorie Vincent

What does Rural America want...and need?  Meet Lorie Vincent the principal at Acceleration by Design based in Austin, Texas. Here we talk about the second Stand Up Rural America which will take place April 27 - 29 in Charleston, West Virginia. So, what is it? Why does it matter? Who will learn and why it's important that you show up and steal as many ideas as possible. Registration is going on right now. Meet Lorie Vincent: 

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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.

The Business News Headlines 31 March 2021

On the final day of March and the end of the First Quarter we've had a busy news day and here is what we've got for you:

  • Fired for pre-marital sex;
  • What to do with your vaccination card;
  • Student loans, COVID and relief;
  • Microsoft and a $22 billion deal;
  • Coca-Cola and Voter Suppression;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • The American Jobs Plan;
  • The ADP Jobs Report;
  • Paper products to go up in price?

For the interview it's Rob Perry the director of sales and marketing for Reliable Aftermarket Parts and their wholesale division AIC Aftermarket Parts. Learn about the rapid growth of this Michigan based company over the past five years and what they deem is the "secret sauce" for success. To listen in, just click here.

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The Business News Headlines 29 March 2021

If you had not yet heard that ship that was blocking the Suez Canal...well, the boat...is afloat.  Welcome to the Monday Edition of the business news headlines. Here is what we've got for you today:

  • Big news about how effective the vaccine is;
  • President Biden is asking for mask mandates;
  • Troubling signs of an increase in COVID19 infections;
  • A stimulus payment update;
  • A deadline for Medicare looms this week;
  • The eviction deadline is extended;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Do these systems really "eat" resumes?

For the interview you'll meet professional videographer Nika Clark from Tero International. You'll learn more about this former broadcaster who now turns out very directed video work for Tero plus some solid tips for business as you consider using video in your marketing efforts. Click here to meet Nika! 

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The Business News Headlines 24 March 2021

Midweek already and welcome to the business news headlines. Can you tell it's tax time? Several of our stories today center on that so let's go!

  • Today $81 billion to schools to reopen;
  • Stimulus checks and Social Security;
  • Did you get your IRS letter?
  • The back-log on paper tax returns is...huge;
  • Why you may not want to extend your tax deadline;
  • Amazon is Big Brother say workers;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • How about a "Work-Cation"?

Those stories and you'll meet entrepreneur Gale McKinney from Twin Rivers Media as we talk about the publishing business and how his very niche magazines work during a time when others are floundering. You can hear that conversation here. 

The Business News Headlines 4 March 2021

It was another down day on Wall Street and it came down to jobless numbers and a heated market for Treasuries.  Give us less than nine minutes and we'll get you up to speed. Plus, for the interview, it's Jeff Garrison from Results on Purpose.  But first the news:

  • The "real" unemployment number;
  • The new unemployment claims number out today;
  • A massive wage theft story out of Chicago;
  • New and used vehicle monthly payments are up;
  • Let's talk about mortgage debt the good and the good;
  • The Wall Street Report
  • And, the "Mouse is Leaving the House".

Those stories and my conversation with Jeff Garrison the entrepreneur who helps closely held business to business companies with as few as half a dozen employees to hundreds become the best they can be...and it all takes...focus.  Click here to listen to that conversation. 

Business Coach Jeff Garrison on Pain Points and Fixing Them

It's been several years since we've visited with business coach and entrepreneur Jeff Garrison. Several years ago Jeff started his business Results on Purpose and hasn't looked back. Here we talk about what he does, how those meetings (that happen in cities all over the country) start, what are some common issues he and his clients deal with and then, in the end, I tag on a couple of corporate mission statements that are really powerful.  Lots of ground to cover, meet Jeff! 

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 3 March 2021

The Mid-Week edition and welcome to Wednesday. It was another down day on Wall Street and we'll share why. Plus, for the interview, former Des Moines Register journalist Kyle Munson will be in to talk about the newly minted Western Iowa Journalism Foundation. But, first the news:

  • More changes to the COVID19 Relief Bill;
  • Americans are rushing to file their tax returns;
  • How the "Death Tax" became a big worry;
  • U.S. wages are up but...there is a but;
  • Job cuts and Exxon and morale;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Masks? We don't need no stinkin' masks!

Then, as we said, Kyle Munson is in for the interview. Having spent 24 years with the Des Moines Register Kyle is now with Principal Financial but...his love of journalism has led him to become the president of the Western Iowa Journalism Foundation. Why does it exist and will he be going on RAGBRAI this year...to listen click here. 

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The Western Iowa Journalism Foundation with Kyle Munson

What might happen if there are no local news outlets? Who would report on the city council or school board or the local events that go on in every community? Meet Kyle Munson a long-time journalist with the Des Moines Register and who now heads up the Western Iowa Journalism Foundation. While this may sound like a hyper-local story it has implications for journalism across the nation. Here is Kyle...

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.

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