Recently Cityview Magazine's Business Journal held a special event honoring nineteen individuals for their outstanding work in the Greater Des Moines Metro. Nineteen people whom the Business Journal says are "making a difference" in 2019. We were there and spoke to a number of the recipients following the gala celebration. While we couldn't get to them all we did visit with:
- Shane Goodman - Owner/Publisher of Cityview
- Michele Starkenburg of Ankeny, Iowa
- E.J. Giovannetti a long-time Urbandale community servant;
- Jim Miller a financial planner and Waukee community leader;
- Jackie Norris the President/CEO of Goodwill Industries of Central Iowa;
- Christine Osborne the General Manager of Christopher's Fine Jewelry;
- Scott Seeliger of Cognizant’s Global Corporate Affairs Team;
- Luis Cruz the General Manager of Mickey's Irish Pub;
- Dan Knoup the Executive Director of the Greater Des Moines Homebuilders.
A complete list and their bios can be seen here. I wish we could have talked to each recipient but the time got away from us. However each is mentioned in the clip you are about to hear.
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Investors are looking at a couple of things: Earnings and the expected rate cut by the Fed. But...and you knew that was coming...if the Fed does cut rates and their is an economic downturn...what then? In the business news headlines today:
- Wall Street and the Flatline;
- Did something fishy happen with that government deal;
- Happy Birthday to YOU...Internet;
- Lyft Pink is seeing green;
- Uber and a new business plan;
- Grubhub...more trouble;
- Online videos are crushing television. Hello TV executives.
Those stories plus a conversation with Stephanie Preusch who is the Executive Director for the Neighborhood Finance Corporation. Now, while that sounds like a fancy name they are anything but. Think of low cost entry into homeownership PLUS funds to fix up a home. The surprising world of housing options with this non-profit organization. Listen here.
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Wall Street struggled all day because a number of headwinds from China to the Democratic Debate happening tonight. That story and these coming your way today:
- That much touted Costco digital app...oops;
- Capital One and lawsuits...already;
- How about a savings rate 30 times that of other banks;
- Apple and earnings;
- The high cost of housing moves inland;
- A personal air-conditioner? Yep.
Those stories and more along with our business interview with Carol Hunter the Executive Editor of the Des Moines Register. Recently parent company Gannett rolled out a new payment plan for content. We talk about that, the business of newspapers, the work being done and the costs incurred...lots inside and it's just a click away. Like right here!
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Welcome to the Friday Edition of the Business News Hour. Today, because it's Friday and we know where your head it at...sort of...we've got some interesting features we're sharing:
- McDonald's and Politics;
- The Harriet Tubman $20 bill? Don't count on it;
- Technology, China and Trade;
- Reparations - A history of a struggling nation;
- Harley Davidson take a gamble.
Those stories and, because it's Friday we've got Jeff Pitts the managing editor of Cityview Magazine with Stuff to DO in the DSMUSA Metro this weekend into next. Enjoy that fun stuff here.
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We go Out to Lunch with Dave Price the Political Director/Anchor/Managing Editor of WHO-HD TV-13 of Des Moines, Iowa. And, because we're just months away from the Iowa Caucus what he does and says and sees is sort of important. Dave has just finished his second book, this one called Caucus Chaos - Trump. But, before we get into all of that, it's time for Quick Bites - Three Questions we ask each of our lunch guests. Hear what he has to say about books, movies and the job he would like to have if he were not doing what he is doing now. Click through for Quick Bites.
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 5pm Central. You can subscribe on Google Play, PlayerFM, Podbean, iTunes, Stitcher 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.
Hope you had a great weekend! Back at it for another Monday and we've got the following business news headlines for you...just a click away:
- Wall Street falters today and we'll share why;
- Thousands of teachers are out on strike in Los Angeles and we'll share those demands;
- CVS Health will spend $100 million on community health programs...why? We have an idea;
- A hedge fund wants to buy Gannett and Gannett is listening;
- The shutdown claims another victim;
- Sen. Bernie Sanders is back with a $15 an hour proposal;
- Former congressman John K. Delaney was in Iowa and we chatted with him;
- Wall Street did what?
Those stories plus Laura Kinnard from DMBizMixer.com joins us to talk about business networking and education events this week. Plus we look at the status of female owned businesses in Iowa and a recent American Express finding. To hear that conversation click here.
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Yet another down day on Wall Street and the it looks like the bears have come out to play. Today, and just a click away we'll share these stories:
- Uncertainty the bane of the markets;
- The stock market vs. the job market...it's OK to worry;
- Drug prices are going up in the new year. Who? We'll tell;
- You hold the future of Sears in your hand;
- Alexa what are the neighbors doing?;
- Iowans are drinking plenty and their favorite booze is...
- What happened today on Wall Street and why.
Those stories plus a conversation with the Managing Editor of Cityview Magazine, Jeff Pitts. Jeff, who usually is with us on Friday's sharing "Stuff to DO in the Metro" has been with the popular magazine for several years. We'll talk about editorial calendars and who does what behind the scenes. To listen to our conversation click here.
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