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Stuff to DO with Cityview Today Into Next Week

Each Saturday we re-edit a conversation with Jeff Pitts the managing editor of Cityview Magazine and offer up "Stuff to DO in the DSMUSA Metro". Here we talk about the special markets, music, events going on today into next week. Enjoy and welcome to December! 

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 News Headlines 23 November 2018

It was a short trading session on Wall Street today and we had lots of retail news. Coming up and just a click away you'll learn more about:

  • Sears is hoping Black Friday and this weekend can save the company;
  • Not a good time for website troubles...ask Lowes;
  • How important is Black Friday for retail;
  • Kohls had a great Thanksgiving day sale...on line;
  • Never guess the percentage of shopping done on...phones yesterday;
  • What happened on Wall Street and why.

Our Restaurant of the Week is Gilroy's Kitchen + Pub + Patio. We'll chat with long time manager Liz Ramey about what makes the place go and their fixation with red heads...no, really.

Then Jeff Pitts the managing editor of Cityview Magazine joins us for some fun as we talk about Stuff to DO in the Metro this weekend into next week.

Thanks for listening. 

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From The Way-Back Machine - Meet Chad Hitsman and Edgetech - Think Thanksgiving

Now that we're done with Halloween and the election time to focus on the next holiday...Thanksgiving. We got into our Way-Back Machine for this piece we did with Chad Hitsman from Edgetech a mobile sharpening small business in the Des Moines Metro. You've gotta have the right tools to cook and some of those tools should be sharp knives. Edgetech in our Small Business Spotlight. 

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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U.S. Cuba Trade and Travel with Jay Byers

When it comes to Cuba/U.S. relations there is plenty of confusion. But, for businesses there should be none as Cuba represents opportunity when it comes to trade. Here Jay Byers the CEO of the Greater Des Moines Partnership talks about his experiences with Cuba, why trading with Cuba makes sense and why U.S. companies should be allowed full access. Along the way we'll chat a bit about tariffs and business. Interesting information ahead... In addition Jay will be speaking at the Plymouth Church this Sunday afternoon. Details about that event are 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 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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Coming Together - The Iftar Dinner

When we got the call from Fez Zafar about the American Iftar Dinner he had to explain what it was. We did a little search and WOW... Here to explain what the event is, why it is being held and how J.J. Kapur and Fez see this spreading across the nation are two very bright young people with a goal. About the time you think nothing good can come from the tension in our nation we get this. Let's eat...together!

The award winning 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 5:00pm 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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Power, Privilege and Business with Dr. Eddie Moore Jr.

Meet Dr. Eddie Moore Jr. an educator, author, speaker and an expert in business diversity. Twelve years ago he started America & MOORE to provide comprehensive diversity, privilege and leadership training's and workshops. Dr. Moore is recognized as one of the nation’s top motivational speakers and educators, especially for his work with students K-College. We caught up with Dr. Moore during the 32nd Annual Des Moines Civil and Human Rights Symposium at Des Moines University. Dr. Moore will be holding the White Privilege Conference in Grand Rapids, Michigan starting on 4 April. Here is our conversation...

The award winning 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 5:00pm 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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Stuff to Do with Cityview and Jeff Pitts

Each week our lifestyle contributor Jeff Pitts leaves his writing desk at Cityview and joins us for a conversation about "Stuff to DO in the Metro with Cityview". We take you Saturday into next week with some off-beat and some well known stuff to do. Oh, and then there is that Chanukah thingy.  Enjoy and have some fun!

The award winning 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 5:00pm 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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Holidays and Business - Tips for Socializing

The holidays can be a minefield when it comes to your career. Even if it is a holiday business gathering it''s still business says Deborah Rinner of Tero International. Here we explore that minefield while offering up some solid tips that will help you navigate through to a successful conclusion both personally and professionally.

The award winning 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 5:00pm 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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Jeff Pitts from Cityview with Stuff to DO!

Each week, at the end of the week, we leave the business news and dive into "Stuff to DO in the Des Moines Metro" with Jeff Pitts from Cityview Magazine. Here Jeff gives some Halloween History, we offer some Halloween "jokes", talk football, hockey, a pumpkin walk (have never before seen a pumpkin "walk") Hot Dog Night with the Iowa Wild, some culture with various theater acts and the Rebirth Brass Band at Stephens Auditorium in Ames.  Whew...click in and listen!

The award winning 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 5:00pm 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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IowaStock is Coming and it is BIG!

If the voice and the face are familiar...they should be. Jonathan Narcisse has been involved many things from politics to publishing. Now he is launching the biggest musical talent event Iowa has ever seen. Calling it IowaStock (think Woodstock) an all Iowa music and arts fair Jonathan is bringing over 160 acts...all with an Iowa connection for a party that will last four days...and nights. Hang on...this is BIG! 

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 5:00pm 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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