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The Very Personal Story of Robert “Lewy” Lewis

In the twelve years I've been doing the Business News Hour I've sat down with thousands of established business owners, startups, politicians and non-profits. I'm truly grateful to them for allowing me the opportunity to ask tough questions and learn more about them and their business. In all these years there have been less than four or five guests who have really opened up and gotten personal. That's not a dig and I get it. We all must be careful...after all it's business. You are about to hear a very personal story from Robert "Lewy" Lewis the owner of Quester Market Research. You may remember he was with us not long ago and here is that link. After we did that business interview I asked him if he would share his personal story and struggles about his disability and his pain. I was surprised when he agreed. Here you will learn more about the Disability Owned Business Enterprise and what that recognition meant to "Lewy". And then we're going to talk about a lifetime of pain and how medical cannabis is the one thing that has allowed "Lewy" to continue working. Spend some time with my friend...I think you'll find it enlightening and engaging. 

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 19 February 2020

It's mid-week and the markets bounced back today and no doubt would have gone higher if it wasn't for the Fed suggesting that interest rates are going to stay put for a bit.  Here are the stories for today:

  • More and more seniors are entering the job market...and what are they doing?
  • Bottled water is in trouble in more than one state;
  • Another restaurant chain ignoring child labor laws;
  • The Wall Street Report
  • "Friends" continues to make new friends and lots of money.

Those stories plus a Marketing Tip this time about podcasting. What is it about content that really impacts? You will be surprised. Also in this segment I'll offer some equipement tips, social media tips and more.  It's called "Think Before You Podcast" and you can here that...here. 

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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. 

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Entrepreneurs from The Runway

Tucked into the cavernous building once known as the Southridge Mall is The Runway. It's a place where entrepreneurs can gather, work, learn and expand their business. At a recent open house I sat down with four individuals who are starting or working on their businesses. You'll meet Kourtney Perry of Privacy, LLC an event company that is helping put on a show October 31st, Twayne Deering from Toppz Handiman Services you can reach him at 309-635-7825. I also visit with Jeremiah Wright who is the founder of Get It Wright Fitness he's a fitness coach and you'll meet Sara Letsch who has two businesses, Nymph in the Woods Jewelry and Fit Life with Sara. Busy people and you get to learn more 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 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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AARP-Iowa

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Oasis - A Paychex Company

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Out to Lunch with John Norris

My lunch guest is a long-time friend who I first met back in 1982. John Norris has an amazing story of public service and a deep love for the world of sustainable agriculture and sustainable energy. We talk about all of that plus, family, the Obama White House, campaigns and his work with the State Public Policy Group. You're just a click away from listening in as we go Out to Lunch at Trostel's Dish and talk business and politics and 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. 

Meet Podcasters Michele Guild and Justin Comer!

Back in March there was an Iowa Podcaster Meetup in the Des Moines Metro where I hooked up with Michele Guild of "Welcome to My Podcast" podcast and musician Justin Comer from the podcast I Hear I C. Both can be found on the Iowa Podcast Network. So, what do they talk about and why?  Join us for that conversation...good times and thanks to them both for sitting down for the visit. 

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

The Business News Headlines 10 April 2019

We've got a packed newscast for you with plenty of business news and our Out to Lunch feature. On the docket today:

  • The markets were up but not by much;
  • CBS has a look at the new crisis in Rural America;
  • Boeing shareholders are suing Boeing;
  • Bankers got a frosty reception on Capital Hill;
  • YouTube TV just raised their prices;
  • What happened and why on Wall Street

Plus we go Out to Lunch with Heidi Soliday the first female names as a sports director in America. We launch into lunch at Range Grill + Golf by asking Heidi three questions it's the same three questions we ask all our Out to Lunch guests. Here is that segment.

Then we'll talk sports, the business of television news, women in TV broadcasting, she'll drop some names, talk about her near chance to go and compete in the Olympics (no...really) and we'll talk about her new passion of cycling and raising awareness of climate change. It's a packed hour and you can hear that segment here. 

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The Business News Headlines 21 December 2018

We've not seen a week like this since 2008 or a December like this since...ready?...1931. The markets are in a mess. That story and more just a click away.

  • Correction means when the markets fall 20% below their high of the year. That happened;
  • More bad news for Sears;
  • A store that has been open for 157 years will close its doors on Sunday;
  • Yet, these seven retail stories are set to open more brick and mortar next year;
  • An indepth look at Wall Street. OK, you can skip this one unless you like train wrecks.

Those stories and Jeff Pitts from Cityview Magazine is back with us for Stuff to DO in the Metro this weekend into next week and an early warning. There ain't much going on...but we had some fun anyway. To hear this crazy-talk, click here

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Business Education and Networking with Laura Kinnard

Each week Laura Kinnard from Drake University and DMBizMixer.com joins us to talk about networking and business education opportunities in the Greater Des Moines Metro. Today she also give us a report from an event she spoke at last week in Las Vegas called Impact Cities or how cities are re-imagining themselves to become more sustainable for all people no matter their age. Good stuff.

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.

 

The Business News Headlines 4 December 2018

It was a shocking day on Wall Street as the Dow tanked by nearly 800 points. What's going on?  We've got that story along with some others that will have an impact on business:

  • The ingredients are all here for a slowdown;
  • Over 500 people lost their home due to a Wells Fargo...glitch;
  • Thompson Reuters to cut up to 3,200 jobs;
  • Big business is about to enter the pot market. So long Mom & Pop growers;
  • China says they will curb the export of Fentanyl but a U.S. company has their own trouble;
  • Slow economic growth is happening all across the globe. Why Trade wars;
  • What happened today and why on Wall Street

Those stories PLUS a Marketing Tip for small to mid-size businesses. I call this "The Wrong Messenger". That's all just a click away...

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