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Out to Lunch with Jessica Dunker - Iowa Restaurant Association

Our Out to Lunch series is where we have lunch with a thought leader and you get to come along and listen to the conversation. Here, in this long-form interview, I visit with Jessica Dunker the President/CEO of the Iowa Restaurant Association. There is so much packed into our time together from business training to public policy to education to branding to social media to recruitment/retention. Join us as we go Out to Lunch at our host location, Gilroy's Kitchen + Pub + Patio.

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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Stuff to DO Saturday Into Next Week with Jeff Pitts & Cityview

He is the managing editor for Cityview Magazine...and he is Jeff Pitts who joins us each week to offer up a rundown of Stuff to DO in the Greater Des Moines Metro from Ames to Pella...he's got it covered. Inside:

  • Food and Drink at HyVee Hall;
  • A Journey Tribute;
  • Hockey with the Iowa Wild;
  • Diwali Celebration;
  • ISU Football;
  • Tiny Tim and Ukulele Talk;
  • Straight No Chaser;
  • Cinderella.

And, don't expect anything but fun here...thanks for listening!

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The Business News Headlines 28 September 2018

Welcome to the Friday Edition of the Business News Hour...we've got some of the big business news stories waiting for you with just a click of the mouse...or phone. On tap today:

  • It's not nice to mislead investors, ask Walgreens;
  • More Elon Musk and Tesla stuff today;
  • Hard to imagine but Sears stock hit a milestone today;
  • Facebook says 50 million users may have been compromised;
  • The GOP voted to make some tax cuts permanent;
  • But even that didn't help the markets.

Those stories and just a bit of commentary along with a chance to meet Neil Blanchard the founder of Profit Pros. What dies he do? He finds money. No, really he finds cash that you and your business are leaving on the table. Good stuff.

Also, today is FRIDAY and that means our friends from Cityview Magazine drop in to share with us a little fun and Stuff to DO in the Metro this weekend into next week. Click through for Jeff Pitts and Parker Reed. Enjoy!

And, thanks again for coming by! 

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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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Stuff to DO with Cityview and Jeff Pitts

Each week we take off the suit and tie and get into "Stuff to DO" with Cityview Magazine and Jeff Pitts. Cool stuff going on this weekend into next week.  Stuff like:

  • The South Des Moines Sculpture Park Event;
  • The 2018 Kids Expo;
  • The Last Lion in Pella;
  • Fam Jam;
  • Mat Kearney is in town;
  • Chad Prather will make you think and laugh;
  • Just Between Friends
  • World Food & Music Festival;
  • Andrew W.K. at Wooly's
  • HOCKEY with the Minnesota Wild vs. the St. Louis Blues...yeah, in DSM;
  • La Dame Blanche at the DSM Social Club;
  • Rumors by Neil Simon in Ames!

How is that for a line up?  Click through and have some fun already! 

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Business News Headlines 7 September 2018

It's Friday and we've got the top business news stories for you plus a Friday Fun with our friends from Cityview Magazine. Let's go!

  • Let's see $200 billion in tariffs to China but ANOTHER $267 billion??  Yep;
  • Looks like Younkers may really be coming back;
  • Strong jobs report means interest rate hikes;
  • The jobs report says pay increased by .4 of a percent but inflation is at what?
  • Boycotts: The story says you are getting weary of them;
  • So since Nike picked up Colin Kaepernick how have their sales been? We know;
  • Papa John's sales still slumping will that mean store closings?
  • We've got the numbers from Wall Street as well. 

Also today the guys from Cityview Magazine are back with us outlining some Stuff to DO in the Metro this weekend into next week. Parker Reed and Jeff Pitts are right here

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Stuff to DO with Cityview Magazine - Jeff Pitts and Parker Reed

OK, it's time to stop being serious and have some Friday Fun. Here from Cityview Magazine is Jeff Pitts and Parker Reed and we'll check out the fun stuff to do in the Des Moines Metro this weekend and into next week. Things like the Jazz Fest, the Patio Fest, Iowa Cubs play, the Renaissance Faire, Iowa's BIGGEST Backyard Bash, Glow Wild and much more. Relax...it's the Weekend! 

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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FlashDine DSM - It’s a Family Affair

Coming up on Sunday 2 September it's FlashDine DSM. What? Think of a "flash mob" all dressed in white and all just showing up at a location, that is still secret, for dinner. Over the years it's been held in many places in Des Moines and today my Bride, Georgie (who is heading the project up this year) joins me to talk about...FlashDine DSM. It's a family affair....and you are invited! 

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 Business News Headlines 27 August 2018

Here are some of the top businss news stories for today along with what happened on Wall Street and why:

  • It's a deal! But nobody knows much about it. We're talking trade and the U.S. and Mexico;
  • Warren Buffett is taking a steak in a business he's never been in before;
  • How would you like a 46% raise in pay? We've got a story about that;
  • We've got two car stories for you;
  • Kiss property tax dollars goodbye as the Feds will build a new courthouse downtown Des Moines.

Those stories plus a conversation with Beau Fodor from Panache about three upcoming farm to table events and you are invited to each. Always a great interview...Beau Fodor in the news. Then we'll hear from Laura Kinnard from Drake University about some business education opportunities and networking for business. We'v got a packed day...click on through! 

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A Place at the Table with Beau Fodor

Food with a flair...Coming up on the 1st of October and for the next three Monday evenings you are invited to experience A Place at the Table with Beau Fodor of Panache. Listen as we talk about Panache, the accomplishments the business has had and then break down each one of the three special evenings called A Place at the Table. And, yes you can get tickets now for the event on October 1st with former State Senator and newly elected Polk County Supervisor Matt McCoy. And here are tickets for the October 8th date at Plant Life Designs in Van Meter. And, to round out the three events here are tickets for the October 15th date at Honey Hills in Osceola. 

 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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