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Stuff to DO with Cityview, Jeff Pitts and Parker Reed

Each Friday we bring you Stuff to DO in the Metro with Jeff Pitts and Parker Reed. They, along with the crew from Cityview Magazine offer up some great ideas to get out and enjoy.  Like tonight HOCKEY with the Iowa Wild. There is a live horror show. Fun Home talk. Fleetwood Mac returning to wells Fargo. We've got comedy and some serious stuff. Oh, and Love Never Dies...click through and get out there! 

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 PlayPlayerFMPodbeaniTunesStitcher 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 Iowa Stage Theater Company with Matthew McIver

According to study after study there is a direct link between the arts and a quality of life. Go one step further and that quality of life means much to businesses in a tight labor market who play it up for retention and recruitment of employees. Meet Matthew McIver the Artistic Director (what the heck does that mean?) of the Iowa Stage Theater Company. It's is a professional group of actors, directors, stage hands that has it's roots going back decades. Newly re-branded the company is on a mission to increase awareness and bring more people to live theater. Meet Matthew McIver: 

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 PlayPlayerFMPodbeaniTunesStitcher 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 9 October 2018

So much going on today but not to fear...you won't miss out. We've got some of the top business news stories plus a bit of public policy as we sit down with three people running for public office. But, first the news:

  • Housing intrest rates climb to 5% and that will have an impact on the housing market;
  • Considering retirement? Not until you can answer three questions;
  • New news about the Amazon pay raise and it's...mixed;
  • Papa John's stock is going up and we'll tell you why;
  • Sam and Gabe's closed their doors and the reason may not surprise you;
  • What happened today on Wall Street?  We'll share.

Also today we sit down with Rob Sand who is seeking the statewide office of Auditor. What does the State Auditor do? Why does it mater? What's the deal with the state budget? What's going on with your tax dollars and for-profit medicaid?  We asked and Rob Sand has an answers.

Also today we're going to spend some time in rural Iowa and visit with two Iowa House candidates. First up is David Weaver who is running in House District 47 which is much of Boone County. He's got a great story that we think you'll appreciate.  Meet David Weaver:

Then we'll introduce you to Tim Winter who is running for the Iowa House in District 48. It's a huge area made up of part of Webster, Story and Boone Counties and all of Hamilton County. Tim Winter gets lots of windshield time.

Thanks for listening!

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The Partnership Dinner - A Big Deal for Central Iowa

Each year the Greater Des Moines Partnership throws a party to celebrate the accomplishments of the past year and, more importantly, look ahead to the future. Recently the Partnership released the name of the keynote speaker at the event scheduled for the 17th of January.  We sat down with Jay Byers to learn more about J.D. Vance and what this event means for business in Central Iowa. For more here is a link to the Partnership website. 

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 PlayPlayerFMPodbeaniTunesStitcher 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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Stuff to DO with Cityview and Jeff Pitts

Each week we take off the suit and tie and get into "Stuff to DO" with Cityview Magazine and Jeff Pitts. Cool stuff going on this weekend into next week.  Stuff like:

  • The South Des Moines Sculpture Park Event;
  • The 2018 Kids Expo;
  • The Last Lion in Pella;
  • Fam Jam;
  • Mat Kearney is in town;
  • Chad Prather will make you think and laugh;
  • Just Between Friends
  • World Food & Music Festival;
  • Andrew W.K. at Wooly's
  • HOCKEY with the Minnesota Wild vs. the St. Louis Blues...yeah, in DSM;
  • La Dame Blanche at the DSM Social Club;
  • Rumors by Neil Simon in Ames!

How is that for a line up?  Click through and have some fun already! 

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We’re Talking HOCKEY in DSMUSA with Todd Frederickson

Every year, just before the start of the regular season, Todd Frederickson, president of the Iowa Wild, joins us for a preview of the season and a look at what has made this team so successful. We'll also talk about how the NHL is coming to Des Moines in September and what that will mean to the community and to hockey in general. Also, the paycheck of hockey players and more women are starting to play and that could be good for so many things. The "Back-Story" of the Iowa Wild with our friend Todd: 

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 PlayPlayerFMPodbeaniTunesStitcher 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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Out to Lunch with Joshua V. Barr - We’re Talking Civil and Human Rights and “Bridging the Gap”.

We go out to lunch at Vino 209 with Joshua V. Barr the director of the Des Moines Civil and Human Rights Commission. Our purpose? To talk about issues of equality, equity and something called Bridging the Gap...a public reveal that is happening at the Des Moines Central Library between 6pm and 8pm...on September 17th .. lots of people have been involved thus far and you too are invited to attend.. Click through and joins us as we go Out to Lunch at Vino 209 in the Historic Valley Junction of WDM.

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 PlayPlayerFMPodbeaniTunesStitcher 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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Stuff to DO with Cityview Magazine - Jeff Pitts and Parker Reed

OK, it's time to stop being serious and have some Friday Fun. Here from Cityview Magazine is Jeff Pitts and Parker Reed and we'll check out the fun stuff to do in the Des Moines Metro this weekend and into next week. Things like the Jazz Fest, the Patio Fest, Iowa Cubs play, the Renaissance Faire, Iowa's BIGGEST Backyard Bash, Glow Wild and much more. Relax...it's the Weekend! 

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 PlayPlayerFMPodbeaniTunesStitcher 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 Education and Networking with Laura Kinnard

Each week we get to sit down with Laura Kinnard from DMBizMixer.com and talk about business education and networking opportunities in the Greater Des Moines Metro. Laura, who teaches at Drake University, headed to our mobile studio at Grounds for Celebration in Windsor Heights to talk...business. Enjoy! 

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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Human Resources, Employment Culture and Big News from Aureon HR

Strap in as we cover lots of ground in the coming minutes. We sit down with Ned Flynn from Aureon HR, a Professional Employer Organization (PEO) and the first question is, "Tell us what Aureon HR...does." We think you'll be impressed with how a PEO helps businesses grow 7% faster... We move from there into a recent survey by Robert Half that indicated 54% of employees (the highest in the nation) in the Greater Des Moines Metro would leave their jobs because of a lack of wage growth, poor work culture or being under appreciated. We talk about System Organization Controls (SOC) and what that means for clients of Aureon and some big news regarding the future of Aureon and a company called Oasis Outsoursing. So much here you may have to listen twice. 

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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