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29th State Apparel in the Small Business Spotlight

It's amazing what you can find just by listening. A couple of weeks ago I was making some calls from the office and stumbled on the mother of Kylie Kolz one half of something called 29th State Apparel. Kylie, along with her brother Nick, have created a line of clothing that not only cool but has a message. Where does the name come from, what they sell, how they market and more. In addition the startup shares 5% of their profits with local charities. Nice. Meet Kylie right here.

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Meet the Zoom Producers & Their New Reality

It wasn't that long ago, or maybe it was, when Kim Greth and Ann Scott were busy making travel reservations for Tero International Trainers, making sure rooms were ready for classes, making sure each student or executive taking the training had their printed materials.  That was before March of 2020. Today Kim and Ann have become Zoom Conference Producers for Tero. How they got there, what they do now and how everything has...changed.  

Getting That Job - Tips from Debbie Marshall of Thrive Consulting

The job market is tough. You know that because nearly every day during the Business News Hour we talk about the unemployment situation and the number of jobs that are available. So, how do you stand out?  How do you create a desire on the part of an HR professional or the people in charge of hiring?  Meet Debbie Marshall and her job coaching business Thrive Consulting. Here we'll talk about the job market and Debbie will give you some solid tips on how to break through.  Take some time and meet Debbie Marshall.

 

The Business News Headlines & More 2 September 2020

We've been busy grinding it out today...so much going on that this is the "Late Edition" of the business news...we usually try to get this out before 5PM Central.  Here's what's on tap for today:

  • Google and their new planned community;
  • More airline job cuts;
  • Remember when politicians were afraid of the deficit;
  • More companies embrace "working from home";
  • Eviction due to COVID19? Not so fast...
  • The Wall Street Report
  • Is smaller...bigger?  Ask Macy's.

Those stories plus a really neat conversation with Rachel Trainum of Tero International. Not long ago Rachel was a summer intern at the company. Today she not only oversees the corporate marketing and communications but this year was in charge of the new crop of interns who, according to Rachel, did some amazing things. It's a great story and you can catch it here.

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Making Others Successful Meet Rachel Trainum

We love it when the story centers around business and personal growth. We love it even more when mentors, no matter their age, recognize that they can be the catalyst for the successful growth of others. Here you will meet Rachel Trainum from Tero International who, just a few years ago was a summer intern. Now, during a dramatic transition for the Tero Team due to COVID19 Rachel found herself supervising this year's crop of interns and understood that by setting them free to create they did an incredible job.  This is good stuff! 

The Business News Headlines 19 August 2020

It's the 19th Day of August and we've got these business news headlines for you...thanks for coming by!

  • The Fed threw some cold water today;
  • Oil prices flat, but could have been worse;
  • New Trump Administration sanctions;
  • Nearly 40% of Americans are nearly out of cash;
  • Walmart & Target sales soar...but still worried;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Looking for a gig?  Amazon is hiring;
  • Burger King gets creative and we talk about it.

Thanks for coming by.

The Business News Headlines 30 July 2020

Getting closer to the weekend...welcome to the Thursday edition of the business news headlines!  Here's what we've got for you today:

  • We achieved a record today...but it wasn't good;
  • Walmart to cut jobs;
  • Starting today you can buy "plant burgers" there;
  • United to cut more pilots;
  • Coca Cola to launch a new product;
  • McDonald's announces two major programs;
  • California Pizza files for bankruptcy;
  • Nordstrom cutting staff and pay;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Is the "middle-ground" of restaurants going...away?

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The Business News Headlines 15 July 2020

Does it feel a little like tax day?  Welcome to the business news headlines for the 15th of July..thanks for being with us and here's what we've got on tap:

  • The IRS has changed due to the virus...what's new?
  • The second biggest shopping season of the year may be a bust;
  • A new automobile company was formed today;
  • Some states had it worse than others with unemployment;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • The pandemic has changed consumer habits and marketing.

Thanks for listening! 

The award winning Insight on Business the News Hour with Michael Libbie is the only weekday business podcast in the Midwest. The national, regional and local business news along with long-form business interviews can be heard Monday - Friday. You can subscribe on Google PlayPlayerFMPodbeaniTunes, SpotifyStitcher or TuneIn Radio. And you can catch The Business News Hour Week in Review each Sunday Noon 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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Learning, Earning - Internships with Tero International

This is going to be something different. All over the county there are young people attempting to make plans for their future careers. Now, in the midst of a pandemic, somethings change. But the desire to learn a trade continues. Here you will meet two summer interns working at Tero International. Jessica Durbala is a student at Columbia University in Chicago and Niko Dedic studies at Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa. Both have very different career goals but it's great to listen to the hope and dedication they have toward learning and growing in their fields of study.  Enjoy...we did. 

The award winning Insight on Business the News Hour with Michael Libbie is the only weekday business podcast in the Midwest. The national, regional and local business news along with long-form business interviews can be heard Monday - Friday. You can subscribe on Google PlayPlayerFMPodbeaniTunes, SpotifyStitcher or TuneIn Radio. And you can catch The Business News Hour Week in Review each Sunday Noon 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. 

Our Sponsors

AARP-Iowa

National Tractor Parts Dealer Association

Oasis - A Paychex Company

Tero International

The Business News Headlines 7 July 2020

What goes up, must come down and that's what happened today on Wall Street as the Dow fell by 280 points in the final hour of trading.  That and these stories for you today:

  • Denim maker Levi Strauss saw sales tank;
  • COVID19 and falling home prices in some cities;
  • You really, really like Disney+ it seems;
  • He took a knee now he's working with Disney;
  • Gold prices are going up;
  • In New Jersey you can pray but not see movies;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • ICE says they will deport foreign students...no, really.

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