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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.

Socially Responsible Talent Acquisition Means….

You can hear the passion in his voice as Desmund Adams the founder and CEO of Focus and Find - A Socially Responsible Talent Acquisition Firm talks about how we have traditionally done recruiting and why that has failed in bringing the best people to the table. Consider who are your customers and how diverse they are. It's a start.  

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 sine 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 The Computer Guy - Patrick Palmer

Thanks for listening. My guest is Patrick Palmer a small business person from Central Iowa who has, for twenty-five years, been helping individuals, businesses and non-profits with their technology. He is known as The Computer Guy and his work is first class. Patrick is a returning guest and, this is the first in-studio interview I've been able to do since March of 2020. Here you'll learn how Patrick got started and what motivates him. This was fun.

The Business News Headlines 24 December 2020

It was a short day on Wall Street but there was no lack of business news stories. Here's what we've got for you on this Christmas Eve:

  • The fight that may put Fox News in court;
  • China and a monopoly probe;
  • Home mortgage rates have dropped...again;
  • What about 2021 and Wall Street;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Republicans block further stimulus dollars;
  • Remote working causes headaches for states;
  • The boring holiday gift that is red hot.

Those stories plus we're talking cars and trucks with Julie Blackley from ISeeCars.com. But, not just any vehicle...we're talking about the hot consumer choices in the U.S. and by region. To listen and learn more about what the company does for consumers....CLICK HERE. 

Business Documents You Should Have with Attorney Sam Kreamer

We were feeling a little Throwback Thursday today and found this archived conversation with attorney Sam Kreamer about the documents every business should have on file...no matter what size the business might be. Some solid tips that were on point in 2016 and make even more sense today.  Listen in to Sam from the Kreamer Law Firm.

Finding A Job Is Easy - Getting It Requires More - Meet Marni Hockenberg

Yes, there are "jobs out there" but actually making yourself into what the company is looking for takes a skill set that many people just don't have. Enter Marni Hockenberg who works with job seekers at the highest level to help them create a brand that works and gives them the tools to secure their future. You can learn more here and by visiting Hockenberg Search

Imagine Talent Acquisition that Drives Profit…No, Really!

For ever the Human Resources Department has been seen as a necessary expense but what if that same department could be responsible for profit?  That is what Desmund Adams, the founder and CEO of Focus and Find is out to prove.  Focus and Find is a socially responsible talent acquisition company with focus on financial services, technology and health care. What can diversity bring to any company...we asked. 

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.

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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.

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