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A Small Business Spotlight - The Studio with Lauren Campbell

She is a returning guest to the Business News Hour and this time she's got a deal just in time for Small Business Week and Small Business Saturday. Meet Lauren Campbell a noted photographer who also owns and operates a unique space in Windsor Heights known as The Studio. It's a space that can be used for all kinds of small events or meetings and loaded with amenities. Lauren is running a special rate all week long. We'll talk about her space and what it's used for and how you can use it too. Here's Lauren: 

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. You can subscribe on Google PlayPlayerFMPodbeaniTunes, SpotifyStitcher 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 Headlines 21 November 2019

Welcome to the "Late Edition" of the Business News Headlines...it's been quite a day for us from an early morning event with presidential candidate John Delaney to a conversation about online taxation (which we'll air at the beginning of the week) to a conversation about rural health care delivery. Whew....in the news today:

  • The "Capital" for income inequality in the U.S. is:
  • Tomorrow Tesla rolls out the new electric truck;
  • Something good happened today to "Pot Stocks";
  • Speaking of stocks...Wall Street another down day;
  • The new headwind for world economies is...

Those stories plus a check on Rackhouse Whiskey Club with returning guest Sam Hoyle. We'll talk about the interesting history that he's been, literally, digging up about small batch distillers across the United States and talk a bit about the Des Moines Whiskey Festival happening Friday and Saturday. To hear that just click here. 

Thanks for coming by!

Talking Whiskey with Sam Hoyle

Time for an update about Rackhouse Whiskey Club with our friend and founder Sam Hoyle. Imagine going on a journey and learning the history of some of the nation's small batch whiskey distillers and then getting the opportunity to taste their work. That's what Rackhouse is all about and your just a click away from learning more about some fascinating stories from the still. Enjoy and...as Sam says, "Cheers!". 

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. You can subscribe on Google PlayPlayerFMPodbeaniTunes, SpotifyStitcher 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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Iowa Immigrant Entrepreneur Summit 2019

We're rushing this out right away because the 12th Annual Iowa Immigrant Entrepreneur Summit happens this weekend on Saturday the 23rd of November. With me is Leng Vong Reiff from Akili Marketing & Design who is on the planning committee for the event. Click through to learn more about the summit, why it matters the make-up of the attendees and the fact that you too can go to learn and celebrate economic opportunity. Here is the link to the IES-Iowa site. 

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. You can subscribe on Google PlayPlayerFMPodbeaniTunes, SpotifyStitcher 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 Journal Awards from Cityview Magazine

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.

Thanks for listening.  

Iowa Custom Murphy Beds - A Small Business Spotlight

Sometimes you find stories where you least expect them. This story comes about because of a sign on the side of a trailer that said, "Iowa Custom Murphy Beds". Now, the Murphy Bed is named after William Lawrence Murphy, who applied for his patent around 1900. These space saving beds fold into a wall or a cabinet and according to legend, Murphy was wooing an opera singer, but living in a one-room apartment in San Francisco, meant that the young lady would have to enter his bedroom. But, once folded into a cabinet the room was, well, no longer a...bedroom.  Here is Nancy Vetter with the story about their six year old company that produces Amish made...Murphy Beds.

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. You can subscribe on Google PlayPlayerFMPodbeaniTunes, SpotifyStitcher 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 Headlines 23 October 2019

If you like roller coasters you must love Wall Street today.  Up and down, up and down as investors chewed over some earnings reports and fret about Brexit, China and global growth.  In our newscast today:

  • Are you really making $7,000 more today?
  • The Wek Work Meltdown and $1.2 billion;
  • Sunday Riley did an opps...
  • Affordable housing? How about shipping containers;
  • Got some extra cash? Be like some "A List" stars.

Those stories plus a Small Business Spotlight that shines on entrepreneur Chris Seuntjens who has, now, three companies and they are all on the move. Christoper's Rare Coins, Christopher's Fine Jewelry and Chrystal Clear Showcases.  Retire?  Not hardly. Meet Chris here

Thanks for listening! 

Our Small Business Spotlight with Chris Seuntjens

He says he might retire, "someday" but it doesn't look like Chris Seuntjens is about to slow down anytime soon. He, and his THREE businesses, are in our Small Business Spotlight this week. Inside you'll learn about his first love, Christopher's Rare Coins and his soon to open in the Jordan Creek Area Christopher's Fine Jewelry and his invention business where he manufactures display cases called Crystal Clear Showcases. Retire? Nah...doesn't look like it's in the mix. Meet Chris: 

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. You can subscribe on Google PlayPlayerFMPodbeaniTunes, SpotifyStitcher 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 & More 21 October 2019

Welcome back to a busy week!  In the newscast today we'll share several stories that will interest you plus you'll hear from four entrepreneurs who are working it at The Runway a new co-working site in the nearly empty Southridge Mall. Then Laura Kinnard is in to chat about that project and some events.  Today:

  • Amazon shipping out of date and spoiled food?
  • Ford Motor Company and the botched Explorer rollout;
  • Will they or won't they ratify the GM/UAW agreement;
  • Boeing stock in free fall;
  • GrubHub disappoints;
  • Bottled water takes a hit.

Also today you'll meet four entrepreneurs who are part of The Runway. You can hear their stories here.

And, because it's Monday...Laura Kinnard joins me to talk about The Runway as well as share some upcoming business events. Listen to that here.

Thanks for coming by! 

The Runway & Business Events with Laura Kinnard

You've already met four of the entrepreneurs associated with The Runway a co-working space located inside the nearly empty Southridge Mall. Now listen up at our contributor, Laura Kinnard talks about that as well as give us some heads up on several business events (DMBizEvents) happening in the Greater Des Moines Metro.  See what you learn here? 

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. You can subscribe on Google PlayPlayerFMPodbeaniTunes, SpotifyStitcher 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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