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The Business News Headlines 14 April 2021

It's the Wednesday Edition of the Business News Headlines and we've got a great long-form business interview coming your way today as well.  But first, here's what we've got for you:

  • As lockdowns ease fuel prices go up;
  • The fastest selling care in the U.S. is...
  • The Coinbase IPO story;
  • A U.S. shoe company CEO and $30 million;
  • More heat against voting restrictions;
  • Flying soon? Oh, that middle seat;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Bernie Madoff dies.

Those stories plus for the interview you'll meet Traci Galligan the Senior Vice President for Human Resources from the nation's largest insurer and financial services company NCMIC which, we bet, you may never have heard of. Their motto is "Taking Care of Our Own". Who are they and what do they do for clients and employees? Find out more by clicking through here. 

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Serving the Nation for 75 Years the NCMIC Story

When we got the presser about a nationwide company started by Chiropractic Physicians to offer malpractice insurance celebrating 75 years in business that got us interested in learning more. Today we reach out to Traci Galligan the Sr. Vice President for Human Resources at NCMIC and learn their story, what they do, how the company has morphed and how "We Take Care of Our Own" spreads to clients and employees.  It's a great story.

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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.

Reliable Aftermarket Parts and More with Rob Perry

There is a vast business out there that flies under the radar of those who live in our urban areas unless, of course, you are into major urban farming like they are doing in Detroit. Here you'll meet Rob Perry who is in charge of sales and marketing for both Reliable Aftermarket Parts and their wholesale division ARC Parts. Both based in Michigan but doing business world-wide.  Here we talk about the business of agricultural and construction parts their involvement with the National Tractor Parts Dealers Association (NTPDA) and more. And, if you would like to learn more about the company history and see a quick video here is that link.

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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.

Meet Entrepreneur Mensur Pudic for Business

Part of our ongoing series featuring entrepreneurs who have launched their business during the pandemic we bring you speaker and business coach Mensur Pudic. Mensur has an amazing story from coming to the U.S. as a child not knowing the language or culture to being a successful employee at a large firm to launching his own business. You can learn more about Mensur here, on his website "Simply Motivated". But listening to the story is...uplifting. 

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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 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 25 March 2021

It's a busy business news day but we start off today with a special note from FEMA and while it's not business it may be helpful for those of you listening. Here's what we've got today:

  • FEMA to help pay for burial costs;
  • No, that vaccine was meant for...
  • 127 Million Households a big number;
  • Savings and getting a better bank deal;
  • Not another toilet paper shortage;
  • Good news from the unemployment line;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Getting high in New York State.

For the interview it's Desmund Adams with us from Focus and Find in the closing days of National Women's Month. Here is the question: As women make up the majority of Americans why are they not better represented in board rooms and c-suites?  And, what if we told you that if that happened businesses could drive better profits?  Click here to listen! 

 

Meet Entrepreneur and Publisher Gale McKinney

I have had the pleasure of knowing Gale McKinney for decades and why this is the first time he's graced our microphones is amazing (and I'm a bit embarrassed). Gale is the founder of Twin Rivers Media the publisher of American Cattlemen, American Dairymen and The Iowa Sportsman. In addition, Gale and his family own a retail sporting goods store and a hardware store. Here we talk about the magazine business, the niche markets he serves and the boom in Iowa outdoor activity. Meet Gale: 

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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 11 March 2021

All week long the lead story, even for business, has been the American Rescue Act and today President Biden signed it into law and we'll share why it happened a day early. It's the business news headlines for Thursday the 11th of March and here's what we've got:

  • Why the ARA was signed today
  • The president speaks to the nation tonight;
  • Some Americans could see stimulus dollars this weekend;
  • The ARA could be a boost for millennials;
  • Mortgage rates are increasing...again;
  • Forgiven student loans are no longer taxable;
  • Another restaurant wage theft story;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Amazon building out more grocery stores.

Then for the interview we'll introduce you to Cemen Tech a multi-national manufacturing company located in Central Iowa that we bet you have never heard about. You will today as we visit with CEO Connor Deering and this amazing story about a company doing business in some 70 countries. To hear this story just click this link! 

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The Multi-National Cemen Tech with CEO Conner Deering

It's amazing what we sometimes stumble on. About two weeks ago we received a press release about an acquisition in the UK by a company based in Central Iowa. That got us to digging a bit and we came face to face with Cemen Tech a manufacturing company that makes something called Volumetric Concrete Trucks. Intrigued we invited CEO Connor Deering in for a conversation. And...wow. Forget about the old style cement trucks you're familiar with...this is something drastically different. And the ecological impact is also a big deal. Meet Connor Deering.  

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 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. 

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