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Business Events with Laura Kinnard

Today we've got Laura Kinnard back with us to chat it up about business events happening in the Greater Des Moines Metro today through this week. Kicking it off is Let's DU Lunch to free co-working at Gravitate due to it being National Entrepreneur Day and much more. Want to see what we're talking about? You can head to DMBizMixer to see the list and if you want your event mentioned we can do that as well. Just #DMBizEvents on Social Media and Laura will pick it up. 

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. 

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The Business News Headlines & More 11 July 2019

Today the Dow topped 27,000 for the first time in history. What happened and why?  We'll share that story plus offer you the news on these issues:

  • The White House abandoned plans for more affordable drugs;
  • Bad news for many women...think Charming Charlies;
  • Dollar General wants to lure better heeled customers;
  • An American manufacturer sees profits in trouble and we'll share why;
  • Hate Robo-Calls? AT&T says come see us.

Those stories plus Brad Anderson the State Director for AARP-Iowa will share with you their plan to bring 20 presidential candidates to five Iowa cities in six days to talk about the important issues facing the over 370,000 members of AARP-Iowa. It's a big, really big, deal. To listen to that conversation click 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 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. 

Our Sponsors

AARP-Iowa

National Tractor Parts Dealer Association

Oasis - A Paychex Company

Tero International

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.

Guardian Scholars Foundation and the Story of Nicole Zeien-Cox

Coming up this month the Guardian Scholars Foundation is holding a major event to thank their donors and welcome new people to their mission of supporting college bound foster children. That is story one. Story two here is the amazing life of our guest and board member of Guardian Scholars Foundation, Nicole Zeien-Cox. From being placed in foster care as a two-year old to being adopted at five and then placed BACK into foster care at age 15. You've got to listen in...

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.

Business News Headlines 13 September 2018

It's the Business News Headlines on your time...each weekday we offer up some interesting business news items on your drive home...or while you're still at the office. Today we're covering these stories:

  • Jeff Bezos is in with $2 billion to help young struggling families;
  • Too big to fail did fail and who reaped the rewards? We'll lay it all out;
  • Say it ain't so! Goodbye to the VW Bug;
  • General Electric got smaller today;
  • Job cuts from Meredith Publishing
  • Target to add 120,000 jobs...from where?
  • What happened and why on Wall Street

Today we'll also chat about AARP-Iowa with Brad Anderson and volunteer Don Corrigan you don't want to miss this learning experience.

It's time for HOCKEY in Iowa! Today, for the 6th time that the Iowa Wild open up their season we'll chat with the team president Todd Fredrickson and tell you about the NHL coming to Des Moines next week.

Thanks for clicking through! 

Business News Headlines and Gary Kroeger 20 April 2018

Sun Trust and 1.5 million customers compromised?  President Trump goes after OPEC and the price of oil falls today. It’s finally official…Wells Fargo to pay 1 billion in a fine and reimburse those who the bank hurt. Markets take a dive, food trucks leaving downtown DSM and headed to the burbs…a conversation with Gary Kroeger about CASA…what it is and why he’s involved. 

Non-Profit Executives and HR Issues

On Wednesday 27 September (like THIS Wednesday!) there will be a lunch and learn event for non-profit executives and boards to learn how to better attract and retain high quality employees as well as specific volunteers in niche areas. Here Cynde Cronin who specializes in assisting non-profit organizations in Human Resources at Aureon talks about this free and valuable event. To register, so she knows about lunch, here is the registration link. Listen as she shares what you'll learn and pick up this Wednesday over lunch. 

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.

Fraud and Your Business

The numbers are simply stunning: Over 31% of businesses will experience fraud in the workplace more often than not it is being done by a trusted employee. Listen to Joe Desmond from Shaul & Desmond CPA as he ticks off that stat plus some tips on how you, as a business owner, can start to protect yourself.

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

Oakridge Neighborhood - Success and Diversity

This swatch of land near downtown Des Moines is, perhaps, one of the most culturally diverse sections of the city yet it boosts some of the highest educational success stories in the Metro. Meet Carol Bodensteiner the Board President for the Oakridge Neighborhood and learn more about this fascinating section of Des Moines and the program: Jazz, Jewels & Jeans. Success comes from commitment.


Insight on Business the News Hour with Michael Libbie is the only business broadcast in the Des Moines Metro and a production of Insight Advertising, Marketing & Communications a full service advertising agency based in Des Moines.  Connect with us on Twitter @IoB_NewsHour and, for more, here is our Facebook Page.

Mike Colwell and Kaylee Williams Volunteer Local - 17 Feb 2014

She started out as a 15 hour a week intern working remotely from Iowa City.  Today Kaylee Williams runs Volunteer Local an online method for small to large non-profits to manage their volunteer base.  Here she is with Mike Colwell from the Business Innovation Zone of Iowa.  Good stuff!


Insight on Business the News Hour with Michael Libbie is heard Monday - Friday from 5PM to 6PM on 1350-KRNT, Des Moines.