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Project Labor Agreements - Local Control?

When we first read about Project Labor Agreements (PLA) and SSB 1145 working it's way through the Iowa Legislature we were intrigued as to what it meant for business, tax payers and workers. Greg Spenner from Associated Builders and Contractors contacted our office with a request to come on the air and discuss the bill and his organization. We set a date for the studio interview. After reading the documents from Mr. Spenner we then reached out to the Iowa State Building and Construction Trades Council (ISBCTC) president Bill Gerhard and asked if he would join us for a "point/counter-point" conversation. When we informed Mr. Spenner of this his group declined the offer. That is the back-story to this conversation.

Our guests are Andy Roberts Business Manager of the Plumbers and Fitters Local 33 and ISBCTC Vice President and Bill Gerhard, President of the Iowa State Building and Construction Trades Council. We discuss local control, safety, costs, apprenticeship programs and jobs. We think you'll find this interesting...

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 5:05pm 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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Jobs, Employers, Ames and Chris Stonick

We welcome back an employers best friend Chris Stonick who, for nearly 30 years, has been helping employers find high quality employees by using "passive recruitment". The Des Moines Radio Group is bringing Chris to Ames, Iowa on Tuesday the 28th of February for an informational yet entertaining session about successful recruiting in an area with 2.1% unemployment. Nobody is going to try to sell anything...just come and listen.  Chris will speak at the Holiday Inn Ames Conference Center from 8:00 AM to 11:00 AM. Call Regina Walker at 515 - 280-1350 -to reserve your place!

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 5:05pm on AM-940, FM-104.5 and in HD at 103.3 HD2. 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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Capital Crossroads 2.0 with Bethany Wilcoxon

This week the Greater Des Moines Partnership launched Capital Crossroads 2.0. We wanted you to know more abouto this far reaching program that is designed to increase the livability of Central Iowa so we reached out to Bethany Wilcoxon the program director for a peak behind the curtain. How do you improve on the first effort and what did that bring us and what is in Capital Crossroads 2.0? Here, on our newsmaker line, is Bethany. 

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 5:05pm on AM-940, FM-104.5 and in HD at 103.3 HD2. 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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Solutions for Hiring the Right People

We start out our conversation ticking off the issues employers have in finding high quality employees and then move into some solutions in hiring the right people for the job. Meet Katie Roth the President of the Aureon Staffing and Recruiting Division. With decades of experience in what works and what does not, Katie pulls no punches in pointing out what is a waste of time and money and what systems work. We know you want to know! 

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 5:05pm on AM-940, FM-104.5 and in HD at 103.3 HD2. 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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The Iowa Career Connector and Jobs!

Perhaps you are already employed but you are under-paid. Maybe you are new to the workforce or you've been on countless interviews but you've been unable to land that "dream job". The Iowa Career Connector a project of Central Iowa SHRM is coming to Des Moines on January 11. Here to explain what job seekers and employers can expect is Kathy Roat. Mark the date on your calendar...now.

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 5:05pm on AM-940, FM-104.5 and in HD at 103.3 HD2. 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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Doing Year End Bonuses and Merit Pay Right

In business nearly everything is an investment. While 99% of businesses feel compelled to offer year end bonuses or a merit pay few find that investment actually pays off. Here Ned Flynn from Aureon talks about that and how to correct the issue. Valuable information for business.

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 5:05pm on AM-940, FM-104.5 and in HD at 103.3 HD2. 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 and the Iowa Legislature

The Iowa Chamber Alliance presented their legislative wish list during a press event on December 1st. We asked John Stineman, the Executive Director for the Alliance, to join us for a conversation about taxes, corporate tax incentives and rural revitalization. We think it made for an interesting conversation as business asks for more from the Iowa Legislature.

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 5:05pm on AM-940, FM-104.5 and in HD at 103.3 HD2. 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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Workers and New Apprenticeship Programs

For years we have seen people trained for jobs in apprenticeship programs in careers such as plumbing, welding, construction. Today, because of a tight labor market, businesses are starting apprenticeship progams in health care, office administration even craft brewing. To explain all of this and share with us how businesses can get involved we reached out to Greer Sisson the State Director - Office of Apprenticeship for the United States Department of Labor. Here is that conversation. 

Insight on Business the News Hour is the only hour-long, business news broadcast in the Midwest and is heard Monday - Friday on AM-940, FM-104.5 and in HD at 103.3 HD2. 

 

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Negotiation Skills for Women with Brooke and Jaclyn

In studio with us is Brooke Benschoter and Jaclyn Hayek to talk about "Ask for It - Using the Tools of Negotiation to Get What You Want". This is a special event happening at the Windsor Heights Community Center on Thursday the 3rd of November. The organizations behind the event include NEXUS Woman's Alliance, Iowa Women in Architicture, Commercial Real Estate Women Iowa and the Polk County Women Attorneys. 


Insight on Business the News Hour with Michael Libbie is the only hour-long, business broadcast in the Midwest. You can catch us at 5:05PM on AM-940, FM-104.5 or in HD at 103.3 HD2. It is a production of Insight Advertising, Marketing & Communications a full service advertising/consulting agency based in Des Moines. Connect with The Business News Hour on Twitter @IoB_NewsHour and, for more, here is our Facebook Page.  
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Giving Kids an Opportunity to Beat Dyslexia

Our guest is the founder of Literacy Lifeline an organization which raises money to help kids who have Dyslexia get the proper education through special classes.  Meet Heidi Kroner and her fund raising Emoji Program. This is an amazing story...have a listen! 



Insight on Business the News Hour with Michael Libbie is the only hour-long, business broadcast in the Midwest. You can catch us at 5:05PM on AM-940, FM-104.5 or in HD at 103.3 HD2. It is a production of Insight Advertising, Marketing & Communications a full service advertising/consulting agency based in Des Moines. Connect with The Business News Hour on Twitter @IoB_NewsHour and, for more, here is our Facebook Page.
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