Insight On Business the News Hour

Business News Headlines 28 May 2018

We're broadcasting today from the Historic Waveland Golf Course...we love going on the road. In the news today Starbuck CFO is leaving and the stock takes a hit, Amazon just purchsed PillPack and that has Walgreens and CVS...nervious. Speaking ofg Amazon they have a business deal for...you! Telling stories and why that is important for business especially if you want to grow. Speaking of stories we've got Voices from the Historic Waveland Golf Course...as a local chamber has an event. Those stories, Stuff to DO with Cityview and Parker Reed and the markets. Click through for more.  

The award winning Insight on Business the News Hour with Michael Libbie is the only weekday, hour-long business podcast in the Midwest. The national, regional and local business news along with long-form business interviews can be heard Monday - Friday starting at 4:30pm here on Podbean, iTunesStitcher or TuneIn Radio. And you can catch The Business News Hour Week in Review each Sunday at 2pm 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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Business News Headlines 15 May 2018

Interest rates surged today and that put a damper on Wall Street…there is talk about a recession due to full employment…yep…we’re not making that up. Also the price of LUMBER continues to increase…surged the limit today.  What’s driving it?  We’ll share what we know.  The city of Arlington, Texas had been invited to pitch for the new Amazon headquarters but…the city says they will pass…thank you very much… Target slashed it’s delivery fees today and the city of Johnston, Iowa wants to know how you want to get around in their community. Speaking of transportation click ahead as we go Out to Lunch with Todd Ashby from the Des Moines Area MPO. Let's go! 

The award winning Insight on Business the News Hour with Michael Libbie is the only weekday, hour-long business podcast in the Midwest. The national, regional and local business news along with long-form business interviews can be heard Monday - Friday starting at 4:30pm here on Podbean, iTunesStitcher or TuneIn Radio. And you can catch The Business News Hour Week in Review each Sunday at 2pm 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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The Business News Headlines with Michael Libbie 19 April 2018

Jeff Bazos says he's got 100 million Prime members and growing. Yesterday it was China, farmers and trade wars.  Today U.S. manufacturers are begging Washington for relief when it comes to steel and aluminum. There is a new dress code at some Walmart stores…we’ll tell you about that and why it’s happening. We’ve got a story about The impact of…quitters…on the tobacco industry. There is a David vs. Goliath business story shaping up in Decorah…and it could have far reaching impact in many places…seems we’ve got plenty of office space in Downtown DSM…

The award winning Insight on Business the News Hour with Michael Libbie is the only weekday, hour-long business podcast in the Midwest. The national, regional and local business news along with long-form business interviews can be heard Monday - Friday starting at 4:30pm here on Podbean, iTunesStitcher or TuneIn Radio. And you can catch The Business News Hour Week in Review each Sunday at 2pm 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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Business News Highlights from 17 April 2018

Markets ended the day up again today…Toys R Us turns aside an 890 Million Dollar bid for their stories.  We’ll also share with you that the Starbucks CEO met today with the two men who were arrested inside a Philly Starbucks last week… Bon Ton liquidation moving forward…do we say goodbye to Younkers? Iowa Secretary of State failed to disclose a business he is in calling into question some ethics issues. Those stories and the markets coming up next.

The award winning Insight on Business the News Hour with Michael Libbie is the only weekday, hour-long business podcast in the Midwest. The national, regional and local business news along with long-form business interviews can be heard Monday - Friday starting at 4:30pm here on Podbean, iTunesStitcher or TuneIn Radio. And you can catch The Business News Hour Week in Review each Sunday at 2pm 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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Business News Highlights from 16 April 2018

Syria…what Syria? The shocking story of the arrest of two men who were waiting for another person at a Starbucks gives us yet another glimpse of being Black in America. After a 60 Minutes piece an airline stock tumbles. Today it was T-Mobile that got caught and agreed to pay a 40 million dollar fine.   Target shoppers are ticked off…robots to the rescue…we’ll check out the markets and a conversation with the third of the three candidates vying to run against Rep. David Young (R-IA) this November…Pete D’Alessandro and then Laura Kinnard joins us!

The award winning Insight on Business the News Hour with Michael Libbie is the only weekday, hour-long business podcast in the Midwest. The national, regional and local business news along with long-form business interviews can be heard Monday - Friday starting at 4:30pm here on Podbean, iTunesStitcher or TuneIn Radio. And you can catch The Business News Hour Week in Review each Sunday at 2pm 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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The Business Side of a Successful Restaurant with Lynn Pritchard

This week we launched Out to Lunch with Michael Libbie a new segment that features a prominent Iowa business person (and perhaps even a politician) and we talk business over lunch. This gave us a perfect opportunity to sit down with the owner and chef of our host restaurant Table 128 Bistro & Bar, Lynn Pritchard. Here we talk about what goes into creating a restaurant experience that infatuates customers, what keeps them coming back, the menu, the staff, the husband/wife team and, of course, Julia Child. Meet Lynn... 

The award winning Insight on Business the News Hour with Michael Libbie is the only weekday, hour-long business broadcast in the Midwest. The national, regional and local business news along with long-form business interviews can be heard Monday - Friday starting at 5:00pm on AM-940. The Business News Hour is a production of Insight Advertising, Marketing & Communications through a business relationship with The Des Moines Radio Group. You can follow us on Twitter @IoB_NewsHour.

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Business Secret: “Create a positive experience at every level.”

On this broadcast we have had any number of stories about creating a positive customer experience so great that consumers become infatuated with your product or service. Sounds good...but how do you go about making it real? Recently we were invited to attend a special event at Bike World of West Des Moines and sat for a few moments with Forrest Ridgway who has been in this business for four decades. His business continues to expand at a rapid rate, now numbering three locations in the Des Moines Metro, and outpacing many similar facilities across the nation. How does he do it? We also visited with Ben Gonnerman a manufacturers representative who works for a number of companies. We asked about Pearl Izumi and Shimano and the R&D that goes into taking products to market. 

The award winning Insight on Business the News Hour with Michael Libbie is the only weekday, hour-long business broadcast in the Midwest. The national, regional and local business news along with long-form business interviews can be heard Monday - Friday starting at 5:00pm on AM-940. The Business News Hour is a production of Insight Advertising, Marketing & Communications through a business relationship with The Des Moines Radio Group. You can follow us on Twitter @IoB_NewsHour.

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Keeping Your Customers Continually Infatuated - Gabor George Burt

Early this month Gabor George Burt, author and lecturer was in the Des Moines Metro to speak at CIWeek 2018. Gabor born in Budapest and educated in the United States and France came to speak on creating an experience that will keep consumers continually infatuated with your brand and…how they will turn that infatuation into becoming your brand warrior.

Gabor has gained international recognition in the management world as a pioneer in the strategic perspective of Defying Conventional Wisdom, as well as being a leading expert on Blue Ocean Strategy. His book, Slingshot is about how you can re imagine your business and your life and re connect with your natural creativity to achieve success….  Here is our conversation.

The award winning Insight on Business the News Hour with Michael Libbie is the only weekday, hour-long business broadcast in the Midwest. The national, regional and local business news along with long-form business interviews can be heard Monday - Friday starting at 5:00pm on AM-940. The Business News Hour is a production of Insight Advertising, Marketing & Communications through a business relationship with The Des Moines Radio Group. You can follow us on Twitter @IoB_NewsHour.

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Marketing for Business - Employee Branding, Events and More

Each week we do a special segment "Marketing for Business" where Phil K. James and Michael Libbie offer up marketing ideas and tips to help your business break out and excell. Here we talk about Experience Retail, giving employees the ability to help build your brand, the human interaction of social media, how to create an event that gets traction and attendance. Here from Good Milkshake Digital and Insight Advertising, Marketing, and Communications is "Marketing for Business"

The award winning Insight on Business the News Hour with Michael Libbie is the only weekday, hour-long business broadcast in the Midwest. The national, regional and local business news along with long-form business interviews can be heard Monday - Friday starting at 5:00pm on AM-940. The Business News Hour is a production of Insight Advertising, Marketing & Communications through a business relationship with The Des Moines Radio Group. You can follow us on Twitter @IoB_NewsHour.

 

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Brand Loyalty is Dead with Mary Ann O’Brien

Once again the Business News Hour took part in the American Marketing Association - Iowa Chapter Experience where over 120 business owners, marketers, agency types came together for a full day of learning. Topics ranged from content to branding to communication and more. Here we sit down with Mary Ann Riley from OBI Creative based in Omaha to talk about her keynote address, "Brand Loyalty is...Dead". Some great thoughts here...enjoy! 

The award winning Insight on Business the News Hour with Michael Libbie is the only weekday, hour-long business broadcast in the Midwest. The national, regional and local business news along with long-form business interviews can be heard Monday - Friday starting at 5:00pm on AM-940. The Business News Hour is a production of Insight Advertising, Marketing & Communications through a business relationship with The Des Moines Radio Group. You can follow us on Twitter @IoB_NewsHour.

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