Insight On Business the News Hour

The Business News Headlines - 10 October 2018

Each weekday at about 5pm Central we offer up the business news headlines but, you don't have to be stuck in your vehicle or your radio...you can listen on YOUR time. In the business news today:

  • Is the party over as the Dow drops over 800 points;
  • Amazon made good today on their promise to adjust wages for long term employees;
  • Ford announces lay-offs...that could be as high as 24,000 workers. Why? We'll share;
  • Sears may be getting ready to say "good-bye";
  • Michael shuts down oil and gas production in the Gulf;
  • And, yep, the headwinds the markets are facing.

Those stories and a conversation with Matthew McIver the Artistic Director of the professional group the Iowa Stage Theatre Company that has roots going back generations. What does live theatre mean to the quality of life and recruitment/retention of top talent?  We asked that question and more...

Thanks for coming by! 

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TECNA - What It Is & How It Supports Technology

The month the TECNA (Technology Councils of North America) Summer Conference was held in Des Moines, Iowa and nearly 200 tech related workers showed up to hone their skills and learn more about the ever changing world of technology. Made possible with the support of a slew of sponsors the Technology Association of Iowa put on a great conference. We wanted to learn more so we sat down with the incoming President of TECNA, Douglas Robertson from VENN Innovation based in New Brunswick, Canada and Ryan Weber from the Kansas City Tech Council. What's it all about?  Click in for more! 

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 4:30pm here on Podbean, iTunesStitcher 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 of Art and the Des Moines Art Festival

It's great to welcome Stephen King back to the Business News Hour. Stephen is the director of the Des Moines Arts Festival that kicks off on 22 June and has been guiding the event for years. Here we talk about the success of the event, the artists, the marketing and meet artist Chris Dahlquist of Kansas City. She has been particapating in the Des Moines Art Festival for 19 years. And we also learned that Chris has started a business to help artists better understand the business of being an artist. From finances to social media Chris is out to make sure there are no "starving artists". Good stuff here....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 4:30pm here on Podbean, iTunesStitcher 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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Real Estate and Robb Spearman

About a year ago Robb Spearman sold his interest in a real estate business that he grew from nothing. He took some time off and recently accepted an offer from Realty One Group based in Las Vegas and now here in the Heartland. Now Robb is back in the Midwest talking real estate and spreading the word of opportunity to brokers and owners. 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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