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Meet the Zoom Producers & Their New Reality

It wasn't that long ago, or maybe it was, when Kim Greth and Ann Scott were busy making travel reservations for Tero International Trainers, making sure rooms were ready for classes, making sure each student or executive taking the training had their printed materials.  That was before March of 2020. Today Kim and Ann have become Zoom Conference Producers for Tero. How they got there, what they do now and how everything has...changed.  

Business News & More 17 September 2020

It was a bleak report from Jerome Powell of the Fed and that, plus some data, started to roll the ball downhill. It's the business news headlines for Thursday the 17th of September, thanks for being with us and here's what's on tap:

  • What the Fed said;
  • Conflicting COVID19 messages;
  • Hotels are in big trouble and asking for help;
  • The comeback of GE?
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Low income students at...risk.

Those stories plus a conversation about trucking, the transportation industry and what consumers, suppliers and manufacturers need to know. Here to speak to them, and offer some solutions, are two transportation professionals, Brian Anderson of Anderson Cargo and Steven Haas of DLS Worldwide.  If you are a manufacturer, shipper or carrier you might want to listen. To do that, CLICK HERE

Thanks for listening!

Trucking, Transportation and COVID19

Prior to the pandemic the trucking industry was already thousands of drivers short then came COVID19. Today overnight deliveries are harder to realize as supply chains break down and more carriers are facing financial hardship. Add to that the safety regulations that have added costs and cut down on trucking time and you've got some significant issues that business needs to realize. Here to speak to them, and offer some solutions, are two transportation professionals, Brian Anderson of Anderson Cargo and Steven Haas of DLS Worldwide.  If you are a manufacturer, shipper or carrier you might want to listen. 

The Business News Headlines & More 15 September 2020

Wall Street started the day up but by the bell the Dow ended...flat. It's the business news headlines for today and here's what we've got for you:

  • Tech keeps marching forward;
  • Louis DeJoy and the pricy new hires;
  • U.S. Infrastructure center stage this week;
  • She will be co-writing and directing a new movie about...
  • Amazon and the new Luxury Products portal;
  • Payment deferrals...how many Americans are doing this;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • The Apple Show from today.

Those stories and we'll welcome Debbie Marshall to our broadcast. Debbie is the principal at Thrive Consulting and she's here to offer up some tips and ideas to help job seekers stand out from the crowd in a very, very tight job market. To listen, just click here.

Thanks for coming by!  

Getting That Job - Tips from Debbie Marshall of Thrive Consulting

The job market is tough. You know that because nearly every day during the Business News Hour we talk about the unemployment situation and the number of jobs that are available. So, how do you stand out?  How do you create a desire on the part of an HR professional or the people in charge of hiring?  Meet Debbie Marshall and her job coaching business Thrive Consulting. Here we'll talk about the job market and Debbie will give you some solid tips on how to break through.  Take some time and meet Debbie Marshall.

 

Warren Varley for Iowa State Senate

Every so often we get to visit with people running for public office. Today you'll meet farmer and lawyer Warren Varley who is running for the Iowa State Senate in District 10 a vast area of Adair, Cass, Dallas, Guthrie, and Polk Counties. We talk about what he sees as ways to improve the quality of life in not only those counties but all of Iowa and how the state needs to pay attention to our rural communities. And, yes, he has a plan. Meet Warren Varley...

The Business News Headlines & More 11 September 2020

For many of us waking up this morning our first thought was, "This is 9/11..." And remembering where we were on that awful morning that is seared into our memory. Here are the business news headlines from today:

  • Family lifeline...seasonal jobs;
  • The New York Times and employees/child care;
  • NYSE and taxes...they just want to move;
  • Meet the country that wants to pay with scrap iron;
  • A bunch of tech IPO's next week;
  • The Wall Street Report
  • Martha Stewart and a bit of cannabis if you please.

Those stories plus Jeff Pitts the managing editor of Cityview is back with us for a look at some Stuff to DO in the Greater Des Moines Metro..from music to sports to jousting. To listen just click here.

Thanks for coming by! 

The Business News Headlines & More 8 September 2020

Welcome back and we hope you in Canada and the U.S. had a good Labor Day Holiday. By the way, you want to follow us on Twitter it's @IOB_NewsHour.  On the newscast today:

  • Tesla stock tumbles big time;
  • Airline stocks and summer driving;
  • Consumers and their credit;
  • Demand for oil dries up...again;
  • Apple and their big event is coming;
  • The Wall Street Report
  • Feeling "socially awkward"?

Those stories PLUS I'll visit with Brent Roske, a noted filmmaker, who is bringing back Roske on Politics. We'll talk about his love for film, the films he's done with some cast members from West Wing and then get into what Roske on Politics is, where you can see it and also about the power Iowa has when it comes to national elections. Oh...and he has an amazing bit of trivia about Congress and Iowa...that shocked me.  To listen, just click here.

Thanks for coming by! 

The Business News & More 4 September 2020

It's the Friday before a long Labor Day holiday weekend. Two words for this weekend..."Stay Safe"!  Here's what we've got for you today and a reminder, follow along, everyday on Twitter @IOB_NewsHour. 

  • A troubling new report out of New Jersey;
  • Might the wage gap be...narrowing;
  • COVID19 Mortgage Bailouts;
  • Low interest rates could be with us for a long time;
  • The jobs report;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Skill sets are being altered and celebrated;
  • More Americans going...hungry.

Those stories PLUS it's Friday and you need a break.  Join me and Jeff Pitts as we riff about a host of things. Jeff is from Cityview Magazine and we just have fun chatting it up about all sorts of things while TRYING to stay on task.  We...fail. You can listen here

Thanks for listening!

The Business News Headlines & More 31 August 2020

It's the final day of August 2020. Thanks, once again, for coming by for the business news headlines.  Here's what we've got for you today:

  • Success doesn't always mean your stock will soar;
  • Guess what happened to Zoom's revenue;
  • Consumers win as airlines dump change fees;
  • Drones and Amazon: Is it a bird, a plane???? Nah...
  • Has your credit been...reduced;
  • The Wall Street Report
  • Dating has taken a hit due to COVID19 what about children?

Those stories PLUS you'll meet Mike Harlow in this Small Business Spotlight. Mike is an entrepreneur from Hannibal, Missouri and he is, sort of, a "storm chaser". To hear that segment just click here

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