Each year the Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity through the Zeta Kappa Lambda Education Foundation holds the Black & Gold Ball a fundraising event focused on educational scholarships for Central Iowa youth. It is not only one of the very best events in the Des Moines Metro the work these men do during the year is stunning in shaping leaders for the future. Here we visit with Del Marion about the fraternity, the event and the mission. To get tickets here is that link.
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Former IOB business and leadership contributor Desmund Adams announced his candidacy for Congress. We thought you might like to hear some of what he had to say during his announcement. From wages to family values.
In what could be his final appearance on the Business News Hour, Desmund Adams reflects on the past year. We also talk about what he is hearing as he continues his "listening tour" of Southwest Iowa. We then pivot into a conversation about what our nation seems to value...and sadly it doesn't look like education.
Over the past several weeks Desmund Adams has been out listening to Iowans. We asked him to tell us what he is hearing and we also dove into the Charleston murders. I think you'll enjoy this twelve minutes of honest conversation.
We've all had those life stories that molded how we think and do business. Here Desmund Adams tells the tale of hiding the dishes he was supposed to wash and the life lesson he learned about "cutting corners". Thanks to his Mother.
Our regular contributor Desmund Adams began the conversation remembering Dr. Michael Ferrari, the former president of Drake University, who played a major role in Desmund's life. We then spoke about the ABC's of career development from a speaking engagement he did this past weekend in Minnesota. Here is that conversation:
The Business News Hour attended the Working Families Summit recently held in Ames at Iowa State University. Since we've started the News Hour we've talked about the economy, where the economy gets its "juice" and the business/labor divide. Here are some comments from the president of the Communication Workers of America, Larry Cohen about the Trans-Pacific Partnership Fast Track, Hillary Clinton, working with the GOP and a couple of thoughts from our regular contributor Desmund Adams regarding how business and labor might work together.
Twice each month our regular contributor Desmund Adams comes by the Business News Hour with his insight on leadership, career and business advancement. Today we talked about salad...and diversity.
For the past 16 months Desmund Adams, a Clive businessman, has joined us twice each month for his insight on business, consumer trends, leadership and how to better communicate with others. Recently Desmund made some political news by being named as one of the people who may run for the US Congress in the Third District of Iowa. We asked about that and more.
Our focus on the News Hour is business. We asked our regular contributor Desmund Adams to give us his insight on the Selma speech given by President Obama marking the 50th Anniversary of Bloody Sunday. What can business learn from that speech? Some interesting thoughts on change and growth: