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The Business Journal Awards from Cityview Magazine

Recently Cityview Magazine's Business Journal held a special event honoring nineteen individuals for their outstanding work in the Greater Des Moines Metro. Nineteen people whom the Business Journal says are "making a difference" in 2019. We were there and spoke to a number of the recipients following the gala celebration. While we couldn't get to them all we did visit with:

  • Shane Goodman - Owner/Publisher of Cityview
  • Michele Starkenburg of Ankeny, Iowa
  • E.J. Giovannetti a long-time Urbandale community servant;
  • Jim Miller a financial planner and Waukee community leader;
  • Jackie Norris the President/CEO of Goodwill Industries of Central Iowa;
  • Christine Osborne the General Manager of Christopher's Fine Jewelry;
  • Scott Seeliger of Cognizant’s Global Corporate Affairs Team;
  • Luis Cruz the General Manager of Mickey's Irish Pub;
  • Dan Knoup the Executive Director of the Greater Des Moines Homebuilders.

A complete list and their bios can be seen here. I wish we could have talked to each recipient but the time got away from us.  However each is mentioned in the clip you are about to hear.

Thanks for listening.  

The Business News & More 29 October 2019

Investors are looking at a couple of things: Earnings and the expected rate cut by the Fed. But...and you knew that was coming...if the Fed does cut rates and their is an economic downturn...what then? In the business news headlines today:

  • Wall Street and the Flatline;
  • Did something fishy happen with that government deal;
  • Happy Birthday to YOU...Internet;
  • Lyft Pink is seeing green;
  • Uber and a new business plan;
  • Grubhub...more trouble;
  • Online videos are crushing television. Hello TV executives.

Those stories plus a conversation with Stephanie Preusch who is the Executive Director for the Neighborhood Finance Corporation. Now, while that sounds like a fancy name they are anything but. Think of low cost entry into homeownership PLUS funds to fix up a home. The surprising world of housing options with this non-profit organization. Listen here. 

Thanks for listening!

Door To Door Sales Training in Video

My first question to Kim Robinson the owner of D2D Training was, "What? You mean people still sell stuff door to door?" OK, so maybe I'm not home enough to notice. In this segment we're talking about the door to door selling business and how the videos created by Kim help corporations all over the country. From huge corporations that employ thousands to smaller companies who want to teach sales training. We had some fun doing this...give it a listen. 

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. 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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Laura Kinnard on Business Events, Social Media and More!

Each Monday we kick off our week with a conversation about business networking, education and special events in the Greater Des Moines Metro with Laura Kinnard of Drake University and the Des Moines Area Community College and the author of DMBizMixer.com. Here we chat a bit about the business of the Iowa State Fair and then launch into The Hashies for 2019. And, if you have not yet gotten your tickets you can do that here. It's also Money for Mondays, Million Cups and more. 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. 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 Global Social Media Club with Caroline Jones

You may not be aware of it but, the Social Media Club is a worldwide organization and Caroline Jones, who is based in Des Moines, Iowa is the executive director of the organization. Here we talk about how the Social Media Club started, how it has grown, how YOU can become a member and what's in it for you and your business. We'll also chat about the Social Media Club Des Moines upcoming Hashie Awards and you can get tickets to that...here.  Click 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. 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. 

Our Sponsors

AARP-Iowa

National Tractor Parts Dealer Association

Oasis - A Paychex Company

Tero International

The Business News Headlines and More 5 August 2019

It was not a pretty sight today on Wall Street as the Dow sank by over 800 points. Why? You might call it trade by twitter?  Here's what we're talking about today, Monday the 5th of August:

  • China and the dollar...theirs, and maybe ours;
  • There was one stock sector that was up today...can you guess?
  • Amazon putting pressure on its merchants to lower prices;
  • A big bank eyes profits and cuts 4,000 jobs;
  • The "hot job market" that may not be so...hot;
  • Numbers and the Governor of Iowa;
  • Sunday delivery coming but with lower wages;
  • Newspaper news...Gannett is purchased.

Those stories plus a hyper-local conversation about the small community of Adel, Iowa and it's upcoming Sweet Corn Festival.  My guest is the executive director of the Adel Area Partners Chamber, Deb Bengston. Here is that link. 

Also Laura Kinnard from DMBizMixer.com joins me to talk it up about business networking events, Co-Working Week and women in business. You can hear that...here.

Thanks for listening!

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. 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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National Tractor Parts Dealer Association

Oasis - A Paychex Company

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The Business News Headlines & More 30 July 2019

Wall Street struggled all day because a number of headwinds from China to the Democratic Debate happening tonight. That story and these coming your way today:

  • That much touted Costco digital app...oops;
  • Capital One and lawsuits...already;
  • How about a savings rate 30 times that of other banks;
  • Apple and earnings;
  • The high cost of housing moves inland;
  • A personal air-conditioner?  Yep.

Those stories and more along with our business interview with Carol Hunter the Executive Editor of the Des Moines Register. Recently parent company Gannett rolled out a new payment plan for content. We talk about that, the business of newspapers, the work being done and the costs incurred...lots inside and it's just a click away. Like right 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. 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. 

Our Sponsors

AARP-Iowa

National Tractor Parts Dealer Association

Oasis - A Paychex Company

Tero International

The Business of Newspapers with Carol Hunter of the Des Moines Register

The newspaper business has had a tough time. Over 2,000 have shut their doors and nearly 150 counties in the United States are without a news paper. Recently Gannett instituted new business guidelines for reading content. Here I sit down with Carol Hunter the Executive Editor of the Des Moines Register to talk about that and more about the future of the newspaper business from staffing to reporting and even some politics. Here is that conversation. 

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. 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. 

Our Sponsors

AARP-Iowa

National Tractor Parts Dealer Association

Oasis - A Paychex Company

Tero International

Business, Social Media, Co-Working and More with Laura Kinnard

Each Monday I sit down with Laura Kinnard from Drake University and DMBizMixer.com to chat it up about business events, social media, networking and more here in the Des Moines, Iowa Metro. Today she takes me by surprise and asks about the international reach of our newscast. That's right. While the our main listeners come from the United States second is Germany. We also talk about co-working the Central Iowa Bloggers getting back together for a reunion of sorts and some future events. Click through 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. 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. 

Our Sponsors

AARP-Iowa

National Tractor Parts Dealer Association

Oasis - A Paychex Company

Tero International

 

The Business News Headlines & More 23 July 2019

Today it was all about earnings reports on Wall Street as Coke, Hasbro and United Technologies all beat expectations. In the business news headlines for today:

  • The closing of newspapers and our ability to know;
  • Harley Davidson reported some lousy numbers;
  • Coca-Cola thinks healthy and offers more caffeine;
  • More bad news for U.S. malls;
  • The $25 phone that billions will buy;
  • The 93% tax on California wine.

Those stories and more along with a conversation with 2020 Democratic hopeful Andrew Yang. We sit down to talk about how he says we should be measuring the success of America, jobs, job loses, his basic income idea and small business. You can hear that conversation here. 

Thanks for listening!

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. 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. 

Our Sponsors

AARP-Iowa

National Tractor Parts Dealer Association

Oasis - A Paychex Company

Tero International