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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

Connecting with Consumers Through Your Website with John Vuong

Look, we get it. If you are in business your goal is to sell more of your product/service and to make sure people, who may be interested in what your selling, can FIND YOU. In this segment you'll meet John Vuong from the company Local SEO Search. We're going to spend some time talking about how people can find you, what you need to know to make that happen and focus on your return on investment or ROI. We get it, you've got lots of stuff on your plate and that's why folks like John are here...to help you make the most of your time and your investment. Enjoy...

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 & More 11 June 2020

Remember what some were calling "Happy Talk" as state after state rushed to open up "business as usual"? That was just last week. Today investors and America had second thoughts.  Here's what we have for you today:

  • The U.S. says a second "shut down" would do even more damage;
  • Ever hear of the Great Frost of 1709? You will today;
  • Walmart and "multi-cultural" products. Say...what?
  • The health of Black Owned businesses;
  • A second round of stimulus dollars;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • More and more businesses are becoming vocal about society issues.

Those stories plus you'll meet professional voice actor Abi Horton. We found Abi quite by accident and glad we did. We think you'll enjoy her story and how she is able to work both sides of the Atlantic. Abi Horton is right here. 

Thanks for listening! 

Meet Voice Actor Abi Horton

Sometimes, when listening to the radio or television commercial, we forget about the work that goes into making the audio work...just right. Meet voice actor Abi Horton who has the interesting back-story of being raised by an American father and a British mother and is able to work both accents into her career. Here we talk about getting work, working with clients and agencies and the three ways in which voice actors market themselves. Have some fun and meet our newest friend Abi Horton and her website is here

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 & More 4 June 2020

Early this morning, long before the markets opened, there was some hope for another strong day on Wall Street. That was not to be.  Thanks for clicking through here's what we've got for you today along with a piece about lasting friendship and some good people asking for some help.

  • Banks to businesses, "Get cash now!";
  • Unemployment numbers are in...or are they?;
  • Airline stocks improving;
  • News news from Delta Airlines;
  • Congress is in a pickle...again;
  • The Wall Street Report;

Those stories plus this about a lifelong friendship and how that translates into finding a way for you to be part of something much bigger then you can imagine.  My guest is Doug Burns from the Carroll Times Herald and it's quite the story.  To listen, click here.

Thanks for coming by! 

He Has Protected Millions - Now Ellioit Kaye Needs Your Help

The other day I got a note from my friend Doug Burns the co-owner and Vice President of News at the Carroll Times Herald asking me to read a story he had just written. After reading I did something I rarely do; I picked up the phone and asked Doug for an interview. Why? Well, it's because this is a story that talks about hope and friendship and more. It's about lifelong friends Doug Burns and a Commissioner for the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission, Elliot Kaye who, during his career has protected millions of Americans. In this piece we talk a bit about the media, Iowa, folks that we have in common and then launch into why Elliot could use your help  Here, by the way, is the link to the Georgetown University Medical Center Kidney Transplant Site.  Yeah...that. And maybe, just maybe, if this gets around to enough folks we might find a match.

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 24 Apri 2020

It's beginning to look like a good time to become a vegetarian.  Here are the top business news stories for you on this the 24th day of April. 

  • Beef, pork and now turkey plants...closed;
  • Remember the lotteries?
  • President Trump to USPS, "Raise rates!";
  • Neiman Marcus to file Chapter 11;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Still not getting the "bailout" right.

Those stories plus a wide ranging conversation with Jeff Stein as he will soon mark his 40th year as an Iowa radio broadcaster. We'll tell some stories, share some technology, promise not to talk about COVID-19 (but then fail) and also how you, the public, is changing in how and when  you get your information. Listen to that conversation here and make plans to attend his virtual history program on Tuesday the 28th.  Click here for more! 

Thanks for listening! 

 

Talking Radio and 40 Years Behind the Mic with Jeff Stein

The business of radio broadcasting has changed greatly yet the reason why we do what we do...has never been  more important. Here is a wide ranging conversation with Jeff Stein the Program and News Director for News Talk 1540 KXEL who began his Iowa radio broadcasting career 40 years ago in Marshalltown. We'll share some stories talk about the importance of the media, transparency issues and how we deliver the news using technology and digital access that continues to change. In addition Jeff will be presenting a gripping Iowa Almanac history seminar for the Ames Public Library and YOU can join the event on Tuesday the 28th starting at 7PM.  Here is my friend Jeff Stein... 

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 31 March 2020

It's the final day of March and the end of the first quarter. Here are the top business news stories we've got for you today:

  • Hospitals firing doctors/nurses;
  • Amazon fires a person linked to the walkout;
  • The news business is struggling and that's a danger;
  • Walmart hiring 5,000 people a day;
  • Largest mall owner laying off staff;
  • The president and $2 trillion;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Farmers, Food and Fear.

Those stories plus a conversation with Steven Haas from DLS Worldwide about trucking industry changes going on all across the country. Tips and some great advice as we move products around the nation. To listen to that conversation, click here. 

Thanks for listening! 

Building Brands and Awareness with Janice Person

In this wide ranging conversation I reconnect with Janice Person akd J.P. Loves Cotton about business, agriculture, brand building and making connections. In addition we talk about connecting consumers with agriculture and how she is making that happen at the same time. Meet Janice Person, speaker, brand builder, marketer, podcaster and friend. I think you'll enjoy this. 

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 PlayPlayerFMPodbeaniTunes, SpotifyStitcher 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