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The Business News Headlines 4 September 2018

Each weekday just ahead of 5pm Central we offer up the business news headlines of the day. Today you can check out these stories and later a special conversation as we go Out to Lunch with Kirsten Anderson. But first the news:

  • Trade with Canada being fueled by President Trump who made some interesting statements;
  • Nike just pulled off a stunning marketing ploy;
  • Who needs a Tesla when there are so many other choices...now;
  • Notice anything interesting about Chrome? Look again;
  • What happened on Wall Street and Why.

Those stories and we'll go Out to Lunch with Kirsten Anderson at Vino 209. First it's "Quick Bites" with three questions and then we'll dive into workplace harrassment and her mission to end it in her lifetime. 

Thanks so much for clicking through!

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The Business News Headlines 24 August 2018

Thanks for clicking through for Insight on Business News and Commentary. So much to share with you today:

  • Sen. Bernie Sanders shocks Walmart, Amazon and others;
  • L.L. Bean doing a good thing by putting their money "out there";
  • The most stressed out people live in California but the rest of us are not far behind;
  • The State of Iowa hands out a 7.5% raise...no not to people but for profit corporations;
  • The Markets shrugged off troubles and climbed.

Those stories and we'll head to Vino 209 which is playing our host for the next month as we take thought leaders "Out to Lunch". You can also click into Friday Fun with Jeff, Parker and Michael as they talk about "Stuff to DO in the Metro"

 

It's all part of Friday! 

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Our Host for Out to Lunch - Meet Kelly Sharp from Vino 209

Each week we take a thought leader "Out to Lunch" where we talk business, politics and more. Our host for this month is Vino 209 in the Historic Valley Junction of West Des Moines, Iowa. We'll chat it up with owner Kelly Sharp and chef Andrew Phelps about this really unique cafe/wine bar that seems like it's straight out of Europe. Thanks to Kelly, Andrew and the wonderful Abby Rodewald who make our visits fantastic. Come see us, we're there each Tuesday at noon through September. 

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 5:00pm Central and you can subscribe using your favorite podcast platform like: Google Play, PlayerFM, PodbeaniTunesStitcher 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 23 August 2018

Click through to learn more about these top business news stories and later two great interviews:

  • Markets hit a wall today and we'll share why;
  • So, is Tesla REALLY going private? We've got an update;
  • There is one job young people don't want even though it pays well;
  • Grocery store plastic bags on the way out;
  • No, Mr. President that is not the price of a Camero in China

Those stories the markets and our Restaurant of the Week is Central Standard. You've got to listen to our conversation with general manager Andy Crounse it's pretty clear why this new place was packed today at lunch.

Then you can click through to listen to Michael Lawrence the founder of something called BluJaket. He's pretty stoked about the mobile app and we were too once we heard what it can do for retail, restaurants and sporting/special events. 

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Our Restaurant of the Week - Central Standard with Andy Crounse

We went "Out to Lunch" and met up with Andy Crounse the General Manager of Central Standard a restaurant that's been open for less than a month but...packed. So, what is it?  The food? The service? The price?  What if we told you it was all of that and more. Central Standard spent lots of time researching their customer base and then creating appeal. Click through and go Out to Lunch with us as we learn more about Central Standard of Waukee. 

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 4:30pm here on Podbean, iTunesStitcher 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 Hour Out to Lunch with Cindy Axne

Each week we go "Out to Lunch" with a thought leader and talk about the important topics of the day. This week we're at Vino 209 Wine Cafe in the Historic Valley Junction of West Des Moines, Iowa. Our lunch guest is  Cindy Axne the Democratic candidate for Congress from Iowa's Third Congressional District. We'll talk about who she is, what she has been experiencing on the campaign and the public policy issues that resonate with the people who live there. From health care to jobs to technology and more we'll cover lots of ground. And you? You're invited to come along as we go "Out to Lunch with Cindy Axne"

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 4:30pm here on Podbean, iTunesStitcher 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 15 August 2018

Might it be that trade wars are turning into financial wars?  That could be very scary. It's the Business News Hour Headlines for Wednesday the 15th of August, thanks for coming by. Also today the markets fell and we'll share why. President Trump, it is said, is about to issue a change in "Buy American" and we'll share what that might be. We know what you've been spending money on and we've got the numbers to prove it. Those stories and more along with a trip to Rural America to learn more about running a restaurant there. Times tough or moving forward? Burke Risetter from the Grid Iron Grill and Sports Bar shares his story. Click through...

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 4:30pm here on Podbean, iTunesStitcher 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 Restaurant Business in Rural America - Meet Burke Risetter

We headed out of the Des Moines Metro to Webster City, Iowa where we did a piece about rural economic development using the tools a small town already has. Our guest was Deb Brown from Rural that Works an upcoming seminar that, yep you guessed it, takes place in Rural Iowa. We met at the Grid Iron Grill and Sports Bar a great eatery just east of Webster City. After our visit with Deb we sat down with owner Burke Risetter who has been wrangling the place for the past ten years. We think you'll enjoy this story....

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 4:30pm here on Podbean, iTunesStitcher 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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Marketing for Business - Episode 24 - Internal Marketing Issues

You can call it internal marketing or branding or just plain marketing. Here in Episode 24 of Marketing for Business Phil K. James from Good Milkshake Digital and Michael Libbie from Insight Advertising, Marketing & Communications talk about steps you can take for your company to really start to focus on what your customers want. What they do not want is more noise...which is largely what many businesses offer. Take some time to listen to this two-part piece...we think you'll learn much. 

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 4:30pm here on Podbean, iTunesStitcher 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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DSM Magazine and Restaurant Week with Kris Maggard

Our friend Kris Maggard has been with DSM Magazine for years, rising through the ranks to become the Publisher. Here we talk about the magazine, its focus and more. Then we dive into the 11th Annual Restaurant Week adventure that starts on 17 August. We'll talk about why August, who participates, how restaurants get picked and a new twist this year. A reminder that it's wise to make advance reservations AND if you would like to see the menus of the participating restaurants...here you go!

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 4:30pm here on Podbean, iTunesStitcher 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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