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The Business News 29 November 2018

Yesterday was...yesterday. Today we just don't know about that U.S. and China "deal". It's the Business News Hour coming up today:

  • So, who did you say was going on that G-20 trip?;
  • More job cuts in the news today;
  • Payless Shoes gets customers to buy their shoes at up to $600 a pair;
  • Housing appraisers, we don't need no stinkin' housing appraisers;
  • New jobless claims are up and that has some folks concerned;
  • A fashion re-branding coming to Des Moines, Iowa;
  • What happened on Wall Street and why.

We're talking cookies and charity with our favorite foodie, Beau Fodor. Coming up on 13 December is the Annual Cookie Exchange. This year at at new swanky venue and with a new charity. Always fun to have Beau on with us.

We'll also present this encore conversation with Melissa Ness the President/CEO of Aureon HR. It's all about worker productivity and how that is impacted by workplace culture. This is seriously good stuff. 

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Beau Fodor and the 2018 Cookie Exchange Benefit Party

Always fun and always something going on it's Beau Fodor who is in talking about yet another cookie exchange benefit. He'll share the history of the event and the new location (Spectacular!) and you should know that proceeds this year go to benefit the Young Women's Resource Center. Tickets?  Sure, here is the link! Just go...and you will have a great time!

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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Culture, Compassion and Human Resources - Meet Melissa Ness

This is an encore interview that had so much traction we have to share it again. Meet the president of Aureon HR, Melissa Ness. Here you'll learn more about who she is and why what she says is so important when it comes to recruitment and retention of employees. You'll learn about how she worked her way through the company, what she believes when it comes to corporate culture and how she and the people from Aureon HR work to help their clients "get it" when it comes to the softer side of HR. Melissa Ness for The Interview: 

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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Business News Headlines 29 October 2018

Each weekday we offer up some of the top business news stories on your time. No more having to wait in your vehicle you can listen in at any time. And you can subscribe here on Podbean or on any of your favorite podcast channels. On tap today:

  • The Markets started off OK but, in the end, it got ugly;
  • Consumers are holding on to their smart phones much longer...why?
  • The disappearing cashier and store line Sam's Club to open a new concept in Texas;
  • Wells Fargo says, "Hang on a bit longer you'll get your money...";
  • Not Chicken and the Egg but Chickens and Courts.

Those stories plus this conversation with Sen Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) who was in town stumping for candidates including Amber Gustafson who is running for the Iowa State Senate out of Ankeny. Meet Amber as we continue our profile of various candidates around Iowa. You can listen to our conversation here.

Also today Laura Kinnard from Drake University and DMBizMixer.com joins us to talk about business networking and education events happening in the DSMUSA Metro this week and into next week.

Thanks for listening!

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The Business News Headlines - 16 October 2018

Each weekday we bring you the big business news stories of the day along with interesting business interviews with local to international business leaders. Today is no exception:

  • Strong earnings (like we told you) pulled the markets back;
  • UBER to go...public?
  • Elon and Tesla pay a total of $40 million and they are back in business;
  • Chickens, Tariffs and Lawsuits;
  • The Des Moines River Project just got a big check;
  • Retail loses a leader as Richard B. Von Maur Jr. dies at 86;
  • The Market Report and it was a dandy.

Also today we will introduce you to Jennifer Gracey. Jennifer works with businesses on the consumer experience with company websites. That is part one.  Part two is about how her personal and professional life has expanded due to her experiences in the Junior Chamber International. You must listen...

We're also going to climb back into our "Way-Back Machine" for a conversation we had three years ago with Chuck Mefford of BrandsFormation. We aired this in 2015 and again this past Sunday on News/Talk 1540 KXEL and wanted to share with you, again, here.

Thanks for listening! 

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Boost Your Personal and Professional Life - Meet Jennifer Gracey

People will pay thousands of dollars learning the lessons of personal and professional success. What if I were to tell you to save your money and invest just a fraction of that cash with a group that not only boosts your success level but also does great things for your community. Meet Jennifer Gracey and we're talking about the Junior Chamber International an organization that has been around for over 100 years but is still a leading force in building success among young people 18 to 40.  Click through and learn 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 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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Something Special at the Des Moines Botanical Garden with Kelly Reilly

We're going to take the edge off the hard news and share some information about a special event coming to the Des Moines Botanical Garden. Our guest is Kelly Reilly and we're going to chat about the seminar coming up later this month where you'll get to experience several national and international speakers on various topics. We'll tell you all about it...right here.  Meet Kelly! 

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 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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The Iowa Stage Theater Company with Matthew McIver

According to study after study there is a direct link between the arts and a quality of life. Go one step further and that quality of life means much to businesses in a tight labor market who play it up for retention and recruitment of employees. Meet Matthew McIver the Artistic Director (what the heck does that mean?) of the Iowa Stage Theater Company. It's is a professional group of actors, directors, stage hands that has it's roots going back decades. Newly re-branded the company is on a mission to increase awareness and bring more people to live theater. Meet Matthew McIver: 

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 Business News Headlines - 5 October 2018

It's Friday...only two more working days until Monday...right? Click through to these interesting business news stories from today and some great conversation in our interview portions:

  • Farmers, Trump, Tariffs - A Bitter Harvest;
  • The Jobs Report - Winners and Losers;
  • The Trade Gap - Opps;
  • Another retail giant files for Chapter 11;
  • What happened on Wall Street and why...it's not a good day.

Those stories and we'll hear from a remarkable young woman, Nicole Zeien-Cox who is on the board of The Guardian Scholars Foundation but, in her own right, has an amazing story. You've got to listen.

Then we take the lid off the Fun Machine as we check out Stuff to DO in the Metro this weekend and into next week with Parker Reed and Jeff Pitts from Cityview Magazine.

Thanks for coming by! 

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