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Meet the Zoom Producers & Their New Reality

It wasn't that long ago, or maybe it was, when Kim Greth and Ann Scott were busy making travel reservations for Tero International Trainers, making sure rooms were ready for classes, making sure each student or executive taking the training had their printed materials.  That was before March of 2020. Today Kim and Ann have become Zoom Conference Producers for Tero. How they got there, what they do now and how everything has...changed.  

Business News & More 17 September 2020

It was a bleak report from Jerome Powell of the Fed and that, plus some data, started to roll the ball downhill. It's the business news headlines for Thursday the 17th of September, thanks for being with us and here's what's on tap:

  • What the Fed said;
  • Conflicting COVID19 messages;
  • Hotels are in big trouble and asking for help;
  • The comeback of GE?
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Low income students at...risk.

Those stories plus a conversation about trucking, the transportation industry and what consumers, suppliers and manufacturers need to know. Here to speak to them, and offer some solutions, are two transportation professionals, Brian Anderson of Anderson Cargo and Steven Haas of DLS Worldwide.  If you are a manufacturer, shipper or carrier you might want to listen. To do that, CLICK HERE

Thanks for listening!

The Business News & More 14 September 2020

It's a brand new business week and thanks for coming by for the business news headlines. Here's what we have for you today:

  • There are a record 12 deals in the IPO Pipeline;
  • Europe braces for a tough winter;
  • Who you are impacts your economics;
  • Did we learn from the Great Recession;
  • They say the future of business is...not good and why;
  • The Wall Street Report
  • The Grocery BOOM is...gone.

Those stories PLUS you'll meet Farmer/Attorney Warren Varley who is from Stuart, Iowa and is running for the Iowa State Senate in a sprawling district that includes Adar, Cass, Dallas, Guthrie and part of Polk County.  We'll talk about rural economic development, the factors that Iowa should be paying attention to. We'll chat about taxes, tax credits, education and more.  Meet Warren Varley right here

Thanks for listening! 

Warren Varley for Iowa State Senate

Every so often we get to visit with people running for public office. Today you'll meet farmer and lawyer Warren Varley who is running for the Iowa State Senate in District 10 a vast area of Adair, Cass, Dallas, Guthrie, and Polk Counties. We talk about what he sees as ways to improve the quality of life in not only those counties but all of Iowa and how the state needs to pay attention to our rural communities. And, yes, he has a plan. Meet Warren Varley...

The Business News Headlines & More 11 September 2020

For many of us waking up this morning our first thought was, "This is 9/11..." And remembering where we were on that awful morning that is seared into our memory. Here are the business news headlines from today:

  • Family lifeline...seasonal jobs;
  • The New York Times and employees/child care;
  • NYSE and taxes...they just want to move;
  • Meet the country that wants to pay with scrap iron;
  • A bunch of tech IPO's next week;
  • The Wall Street Report
  • Martha Stewart and a bit of cannabis if you please.

Those stories plus Jeff Pitts the managing editor of Cityview is back with us for a look at some Stuff to DO in the Greater Des Moines Metro..from music to sports to jousting. To listen just click here.

Thanks for coming by! 

The Business News Headlines 10 September 2020

Today there was a raft of things going on that, once again, depressed the markets and we'll share that story and these for Thursday the 10th of September:

  • Uhm, this was not supposed to happen;
  • Another retailer calls it quits;
  • CitiGroup made history today;
  • Six Jobs/Job Skills needed now;
  • The price of oil keeps dropping and why;
  • Wait, how many empty apartments in Manhattan?
  • It's...alive!  The J.C. Penny story;
  • The Wall Street Report
  • Target says they will do...better.

Thanks for listening! 

The Business News and More 9 September 2020

Several jarring things happened today and yet the markets moved upward. Why? That's just one of the stories we've got for you today:

  • What were investors thinking today;
  • Jobs...will we really ever fill what is out there;
  • Amazon says they have jobs paying $150,000 a year;
  • Marty McFly...your truck is getting ready;
  • Folks leaving the city may be good for DIY;
  • The Wall Street Report
  • Comfy clothing in larger sizes...hmmmmm.

Those stories plus an extended and exclusive interview with Sarah Trone-Garriott who is running for the Iowa State Senate in Senate District 22 (Clive, Windsor Heights, West Des Moines and Waukee). To be sure, at the start it seems this is a hyper-local story but what we talk about is happening all over Iowa and the nation.  To listen, click here.

Thanks for coming by. 

Meet Sarah Trone-Garriott Candidate Iowa Senate District 22

When we started this conversation I thought it might be something we could call "Hyper-Local" however the issues that are raised by my guest Sarah Trone-Garriott are much larger than simply those of Iowa State Senate District 22. Here you'll learn more about her and her family. The struggles many are facing and we'll talk about responsibility and leadership moving forward. Click through...and meet Sarah for Iowa.  

The Business News Headlines 3 September 2020

It's the Thursday Edition of the Business News Headlines. And, follow us along on Twitter @IOB_NewsHour.  Here's what we've got for you today:

  • What goes up, must come down;
  • Taco Bell - Pandemic Menu Adjustments;
  • Jeep had a virtual reveal today;
  • The job numbers are...shocking;
  • 30% of Americans think the economy is just...fine;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • A double dip recession?

Those stories plus a hyper-local conversation with Betty Devine who is running to become a county supervisor in Polk County, Iowa. We talk about her experience, various reforms, budgets and how she wants to better inform county residents about systems and accessibility. Meet Betty Devine here. 

Thanks for listening! 

Meet Betty Devine - Polk County Supervisor Election

With 40 years of experience working for Polk County, Iowa  Betty Devine says it's that experience which is needed as our area becomes more diverse and citizens need to better  understand the role the Supervisors play in their daily life. Here we get hyper-local and talk about issues she believes are important as well as give some information  as to how supervisors are elected and where her district sits.  Here is candidate Betty Devine and here is her website

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