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Business News Headlines 21 September 2018

The Business News Hour is in Lanesboro, MN this afternoon with some friends from Bike World...hey, it's sort of a vacation. But, we didn't forget about you.  Today in the business news:

  • The markets closed mixed today big issue...Canada;
  • The Feds have accused Walmart of discrimination to pregnant women;
  • The housing market took a hit today in the markets another sign;
  • Apple XS was out today and while the lines were not as long....
  • T-Mobile and Sprint are full of promises and cable TV is worried.

Those stories and the markets along with a conversation with Scott and Angie Taylor the owners of Pedal Pusher Cafe here in Lanesboro.

Then our friend Jeff Pitts joins us from Cityview with stuff to DO in the metro.  Stay with us...and click through.

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From Lanesboro, MN Meet Scott and Angie Taylor

Today we're in Lanesboro, MN as the Business News Hour is "On the Road" with a group from Bike World of Iowa. We settled in at Pedal Pushers Cafe and made friends with the owners Scott and Angie Taylor. Here we talk about their decision 14 years ago to get into the restaurant business, the world of being a tourist destination, the future of the tiny community of 800 and more. Always a delight to be "On the Road" and meet the people who make America...America. 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 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 Central Iowa Business Conference - Details with Leisa & Tiffany

It happens on the 26th of September the annual Central Iowa Business Conference...the brain-child of the Urbandale Chamber of Commerce...but, you do not have to be a member of the Urbandale Chamber to attend. On tap a number of breakout sessions and headliners like Les McKeown, Curt Steinhorst and Brad Sugars. Here we talk with Leisa Fox and Tiffany Menke about each presenter, what you and your team will take-a-way from the conference and how you can still register. (Click this link to register)

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 Des Moines River Project - Eyes of Experience

Here we spend some time with Mat Swift...a Georgia native who was invited to come to Des Moines by the Greater Des Moines Partnership....why? Mat and many more individuals in Columbus, Georgia were responsible for taking a river that ran through their downtown and creating the nation’s largest man-made water feature in the nation.  Plus the project has produced millions in economic development and created a place where people really want to live...and work. Meet Mat and what could be the future of downtown Des Moines. 

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 News Headlines 11 September 2018

Each weekday you get the business news headlines on your time. Some of the top business news stories of the day along with what happened...and why...on Wall Street. Today:

  • Markets bump up as the tech sector bounces;
  • In the "Middle Class"? Pew Research has an online calculator to help you find out;
  • Nissen not worried about the trade dispute;
  • Ford...is;
  • Apple shows off stuff tomorrow. What to expect;
  • What happened on Wall Street and why.

Today we went Out to Lunch with Joshua V. Barr the director of the Des Moines Civil and Human Rights Commission and we talked about something called Bridging the Gap. But before we got into that we asked him three questions. We call it "Quick Bites" how did he do?

Our Out to Lunch segment is designed to expand the story from throught leaders across the Midwest. Today we go Out to Lunch with Joshua V. Barr the executive director of the Des Moines Civil and Human Rights Commission to talk about the community wide event taking place on 17 September between 6pm and 8pm. It's called Bridging the Gap. We talked about it.

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Business News Headlines 10 September 2018

The business news headlines for Monday the 10th of September. What's on tap? Click through for:

  • The New Tax Law may have you paying more, not less in taxes;
  • CBS to pay Moonves up to $120 million if...
  • Nike has more to worry about and it comes in the form of Amazon;
  • The next mobile technology is 5G who is doing what...we tell;
  • Tipping, who tips more, how much is correct and more;
  • What happened today and why on Wall Street.

Those stories and we'll also have a remix of a conversation with Melissa Vine who has not one but...four businesses she works at.

And here is a conversation with Angela Harrington about the amazing Hotel Grinnell. What did it take to create a first class hotel out of a school building built in 1921...and in a town of 10,000 people?  Have a listen!

And, thank you for clicking through!

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The Hotel Grinnell Story with Angela Harrington

It started with a request from the Grinnell Business Community, "We need an events center..." What they got was the Hotel Grinnell a re-purposed 1921 school building in the heart of the town of 10,000. Meet Angela Harrington the person behind nearly eveything from design to picking out the furniture for this amazing property. And, she's not done yet. In this conversation she tells us where her next hotel will be. This is a great story...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 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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Meet Melissa Vine - She’s Got Plenty Going On

Last week we traveled to Grinnell, Iowa to take part in the Iowa Small Business Summit and speak about business, consumers, marketing and trends. Also speaking was Melissa Vine who works in mental healh, owns a bakery (Sunshine Bakery) and a booking agency for bands seeking venues (Vine Chromatic). Did we mention she also acts and models?  Click through for this fun conversation: 

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 News Headlines 6 September 2018

It's the Business News Hour, thanks for coming by! Here are the top business news stories from today as well as two business interviews as we broadcast from the Hotel Grinnell in Grinnell, Iowa: 

  • More Americans are food insecure now than before the Great Recession;
  • While Americans are shopping they are not shopping at JC Penny;
  • More bad news for Wells Fargo...hey, it is a day that ends in a "Y";
  • We've got a Nike update for you;
  • What happened today on Wall Street and why.

Those stories and a conversation about the Iowa Small Business Summit that was held today in Grinnell. Our guests are Tim Baker and Lindsey Starrett,

Then we'll chat with Melissa Vine about her three businesses...no, wait...maybe four. She too wouldn't have it any other way but the divergance in the businesses is amazing.

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Serial Entrepreneur Melissa Vine

To watch Melissa Vine work can be exhausting. She seems to be going at top speed all the time. Melissa was one of the speakers at the Iowa Small Business Summit and she spoke to the emotional and mental issue of being in business. But, that's not all. She mixed in a story about her bakery business, Sunshine Bakery and how that came about and then...see we're not done...she launched into her other business called Vine Chromatic a booking agency for bands. Oh...and she models too. Grab a seat...and meet Melissa Vine:

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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