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The Hotel Grinnell Story with Angela Harrington

It started with a request from the Grinnell Business Community, "We need an events center..." What they got was the Hotel Grinnell a re-purposed 1921 school building in the heart of the town of 10,000. Meet Angela Harrington the person behind nearly eveything from design to picking out the furniture for this amazing property. And, she's not done yet. In this conversation she tells us where her next hotel will be. This is a great story...enjoy! 

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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Meet Melissa Vine - She’s Got Plenty Going On

Last week we traveled to Grinnell, Iowa to take part in the Iowa Small Business Summit and speak about business, consumers, marketing and trends. Also speaking was Melissa Vine who works in mental healh, owns a bakery (Sunshine Bakery) and a booking agency for bands seeking venues (Vine Chromatic). Did we mention she also acts and models?  Click through for this fun conversation: 

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 6 September 2018

It's the Business News Hour, thanks for coming by! Here are the top business news stories from today as well as two business interviews as we broadcast from the Hotel Grinnell in Grinnell, Iowa: 

  • More Americans are food insecure now than before the Great Recession;
  • While Americans are shopping they are not shopping at JC Penny;
  • More bad news for Wells Fargo...hey, it is a day that ends in a "Y";
  • We've got a Nike update for you;
  • What happened today on Wall Street and why.

Those stories and a conversation about the Iowa Small Business Summit that was held today in Grinnell. Our guests are Tim Baker and Lindsey Starrett,

Then we'll chat with Melissa Vine about her three businesses...no, wait...maybe four. She too wouldn't have it any other way but the divergance in the businesses is amazing.

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The Iowa Small Business Summit - Tim Baker and Lindsey Starrett

Today, in Grinnell, Iowa it was the Iowa Small Business Summit the brain child of CPA firm TL Baker & Co. Here we sit down with Tim Baker and Lindsey Starrett and talk about why they hosted the event, what they hope people took away from the day and more about tax law. Click through and meet Tim and Lindsey: 

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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It’s Not Sexy - Aging Issues in Iowa - Out to Lunch with John Hale

For decades there has been lots and lots of talk about aging but very little action. Iowa is one of the states with the largest "old-old" population in the nation. We have over half a million people over the age of 65 more on the way. Yet, according to our guest, John Hale of the Hale Group, Iowa is failing to plan for the future. Who is going to care for older Iowans? How do we deal with transportation, housing, nutrition, care giving? Is immagration a solution or a band-aid? Meanwhile the legislature talks a big game but leadership, according to John, is lacking. Click through as we go Out to Lunch at Vino 209.  

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 27 August 2018

Here are some of the top businss news stories for today along with what happened on Wall Street and why:

  • It's a deal! But nobody knows much about it. We're talking trade and the U.S. and Mexico;
  • Warren Buffett is taking a steak in a business he's never been in before;
  • How would you like a 46% raise in pay? We've got a story about that;
  • We've got two car stories for you;
  • Kiss property tax dollars goodbye as the Feds will build a new courthouse downtown Des Moines.

Those stories plus a conversation with Beau Fodor from Panache about three upcoming farm to table events and you are invited to each. Always a great interview...Beau Fodor in the news. Then we'll hear from Laura Kinnard from Drake University about some business education opportunities and networking for business. We'v got a packed day...click on through! 

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A Place at the Table with Beau Fodor

Food with a flair...Coming up on the 1st of October and for the next three Monday evenings you are invited to experience A Place at the Table with Beau Fodor of Panache. Listen as we talk about Panache, the accomplishments the business has had and then break down each one of the three special evenings called A Place at the Table. And, yes you can get tickets now for the event on October 1st with former State Senator and newly elected Polk County Supervisor Matt McCoy. And here are tickets for the October 8th date at Plant Life Designs in Van Meter. And, to round out the three events here are tickets for the October 15th date at Honey Hills in Osceola. 

 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 21 August 2018

Before we go Out to Lunch with Cindy Axne have a listen to these top business stories:

  • Herbalife Suit could cost the company a cool billion bucks;
  • Hospital closures are happening at a rapid rate in rural areas;
  • Amazin causes troubles for third-party sellers;
  • Tomorrow could spell the longest bull market...evah;
  • We'll also check the numbers from Wall Street.

Those stories and our Out to Lunch segment are just a click away. 

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 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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