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Stuff to Do with Cityview!

Usually we do this on Friday afternoon BUT because it was New Years Eve Jeff Pitts the managing editor for Cityview Magazine is in to chat about some picks for this weekend and things to do into next week. Inside we'll chat about dancing on the pool table at a holiday party long ago (And, I said "News Girl"..ouch) Apples and ARL, Brenton Skating, football and basketball this weekend. Also the Des Moines Bucs face off against the Omaha Lancers (hate 'em) the Science Center and Sue, Living History Farm Dinners and snowmobiling at Big Creek. Have some fun already...  Have some fun already.

Thanks for listening! 

The Business News Headlines 7 December 2020

Welcome back to Monday and not an ordinary Monday but December 7th. We open the newscast by remembering what happened 79 years ago today.  In the business news:

  • Consumers and Holiday Shopping;
  • The Door Dash IPO? Some say, "Skip it";
  • Pandemic related moving...it's a story;
  • Amazon and Yeti are battling counterfeit stuff;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • The sorry state of restaurants.

Thanks for listening!  

The Business News Headlines 1 December 2020

Welcome to a brand new month and a new sponsor of the Business News Hour. Today we welcome Focus and Find a socially responsible search firm that specializes in providing diverse and inclusive slates of job candidates to large corporations across the United States....welcome.  In the news today:

  • The markets reversed course today and why;
  • Shake Shack to change and grow;
  • Travis Scott and McDonald's...it's a story;
  • "Movin' on Out" a San Francisco story;
  • Work from home saved this company $250K;
  • What? A child slavery story...
  • More oil job cuts announced;
  • Sephora and Kohl's to team up;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Be careful and speedy in the grocery store.

Thanks for listening! 

The Business News Headlines 6 November 2020

We made it to Friday...that one fact should be something to celebrate.  It's the Friday Edition of the Business News Headlines and here's what we've got for you:

  • Wall Street ended the day mixed;
  • The U.S. added more jobs but, yes, there is a but;
  • The price of oil fell again today and why;
  • Some chain restaurant news;
  • The states are seeing dollars in pot;
  • The Clorox/Lysol Scam;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Wait...what was that in California?

Those stories PLUS, because it is Friday, Jeff Pitts, the managing editor of Cityview Magazine is in to chat it up about "Stuff to Do" in the Greater Des Moines Metro. Some things cancelled but music, the laughs and honky tonk dancing cowboys made the list. To listen just click here.

Thanks for coming by! 

Stuff to DO with Cityview and Jeff Pitts

Look, we get it.  Every day we bring you the business news headlines but when we're done on Friday afternoon it's time to riff about Stuff to DO in the Des Moines Metro with Jeff Pitts the managing editor for Cityview Magazine. Today on Friday Fun we're talking about the Food Issue of Cityview, Dinner and Bingo in Polk City, fun stuff at the Funny Bone, college football, Alice Unchained (who?) at Wooly's the Des Moines Playhouse, cowboy honky tonks and men line dancing.  No, really...Grab a beverage and enjoy. 

Stuff to DO with Cityview Magazine

Each Friday I'm joined by Jeff Pitts who is the managing editor for Cityview Magazine and he has a list of Stuff to DO in the Greater Des Moines Metro. Do not expect much seriousness here...we end the business week on the lighter side and we often go off the rails. Today we're talking about

  • The Des Moines Art Center and Death;
  • Bingo and Food in Polk City;
  • Kids Stuff at the Fairgrounds;
  • Learn to Ice Skate;
  • The Botanical Gardens are open;
  • The Great Iowa Pet Expo...WOOF!!
  • The Haunted Barn in Ankeny;
  • Critters at Jester Park
  • Night Eyes at Blank Park Zoo

Those things and more just a click away.  Have some FUN already...you deserve it. 

The Business News Headlines 2 October 2020

Welcome to the Friday Edition of the Business News Headlines and yep, you can follow us on Twitter @IOB_NewsHour.  Here's what we've got for you today:

  • Two things rocked Wall Street today;
  • Tesla blows past sales numbers but...
  • Women leaving the workforce in stunning numbers;
  • Baby, it's cold outside. Restaurants feeling the chill;
  • AirBnB is seeking some major cash in their IPO;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • And, we know what you are listening to...and it's growing.

Those stories PLUS we've got Jeff Pitts the managing editor for Cityview Magazine with Stuff to Do in the Des Moines Metro.  Hey, it's Friday and YOU deserve to have a little fun. Click through to find out who we're talking about this week.  

Thanks for listening! 

The Business News Headlines 12 August 2020

Once again from our "mobile studio" due to being without power for day three it's the business news headlines. They say we may be back with some juice...tomorrow...or Saturday.  In the newscast tonight:

  • Millennial Moms take a hit;
  • Airbnb looks to go public;
  • Roku surprises Wall Street;
  • More bad news from retail;
  • Heard of Ghost Kitchens?
  • United Airlines ramping up rewards;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • TicTok - More troubles.

Thanks for listening! 

 

The Business News Headlines 3 August 2020

Welcome to the first business day of August!  Here's what we've got for you from the world of business:

  • Furloughed workers now seeing their jobs...disappear;
  • President Trump takes credit for the market bounce;
  • Clorox: Supply, Demand and a New CEO;
  • Retail bankruptcies continue to mount;
  • A storied brand sent to the trash bin today;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Stimulus Checks & Credit Cards...it's a story.

Plus today for the interview you'll hear from restaurateur Carl Wertzberger from a locally owned West Des Moines, Iowa eatery, Gilroy's Kitchen + Pub + Patio. It's a candid conversation about how to survive, and even thrive, in the face of COVID19. You'll hear a series of management practices that may work for any business.  To listen to that conversation just click here. 

The Restaurant Business During COVID19

Depending on what data you look at the restaurant business is in serious trouble. We've had reports that as many as 70% of restaurants currently in operation will close forever as a result of COVID19. Today we're going to talk about that with Carl Wertzberger the managing partner of Gilroy's Kitchen + Pup + Patio located in West Des Moines, Iowa. Inside you'll hear what Carl and his crew have developed that has allowed them to stay in business and even grow. From technology to menu design to staffing, training and attempting to stay a step ahead.  It's a great set of practical ideas for just about any business. Meet Carl: 

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