Insight On Business the News Hour

Area Diesel Service and ISO Certification

Recently the family owned company Area Diesel Service was awarded an ISO 9001:2015 Certification. What does that mean for the company and its clients?  You can bet we asked. Here Von Leefers and his wife Linda explain what this is, the impact on their business and, more importantly, what it means to their customers.

The Business News Headlines 5 May 2020

Hope springs eternal even in the face of mounting COVID-19 cases. It's the business news headlines for Tuesday the 5th day of May, thanks for being here.  On tap today:

  • Another grocer to ration meat sales;
  • Investors and their focus;
  • Remember Andrew Yang and the UBI;
  • Lord & Taylor and the liquidation issue;
  • This airline is losing $1 million an hour;
  • More layoffs coming ;
  • Are cruses a thing of the past;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • The Urban Cowboy...back?

Those stories and our regular contributor, Laura Kinnard is back and this time with an ambitious program scheduled for the 14th and 15th of May.  The virtual event will feature experts in a number of fields sharing stories using a tool that will replicate a live conference that you may have attended pre-COVID19. The event will take place on Hopin.to and if you would like to attend or, even , present you can register and check it out here. To listen...click here! 

Thanks for coming by. 

The Business News Headlines 27 January 2020

It's the final week of January 2020 and the volatile nature of business has lots of stories today.  On tap for you this Monday:

  • Kobe Bryant and his business empire;
  • GAP closed more stores yesterday;
  • Johnson & Johnson says they are working on a new vaccine;
  • The coronavirus and the stock market;
  • Boeing gets a lifeline;
  • Drug stores are running out of...facemasks. 

Those stories plus...it's Monday and Laura Kinnard from Drake University, DMACC, The Runway at Southridge and the blog, DMBizMixer joins me to chat it up about business events in the greater Des Moines, Iowa area. Today we're talking about the AMA Experience, finding your key customer with the Iowa Center, getting some startup help, coworking, the 2020 economic outlook and much more.  Oh...and the Iowa-Nebraska Equipment Dealer Association event this week. If you want us to highlight your business event it's #DMBizEvents on your social media and Laura will pick it up. Here is that conversation. 

Thanks for listening! 

 

Stuff to DO with Cityview and Jeff Pitts

Each week Jeff Pitts who is the Managing Editor for Cityview Magazine joins me to riff about Stuff to DO in the Greater Des Moines Metro.  This week we've got hockey, a mermaid, a cool place to go where you can spend loads of money, a very adult/dark play in Ankeny, a celebration of Neil Diamond, the Iowa Wild and an odd time for a hockey game and yes...the Goo Goo Dolls! Those events and more plus a laugh or two. Have a listen! 

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. 

Our Sponsors

AARP-Iowa

National Tractor Parts Dealer Association

Oasis - A Paychex Company

Tero International

CLE Productions with Matt Kiernan

When you go to an event, be it corporate or entertainment, it's always cool to check out the things that make it all pop. The sound and lights and staging. It all creates an experience long remembered. That is the business of CLE Productions based in Des Moines but doing business nationwide. Our guest is Matt Kiernan who sat down with me to talk about what CLE Products does and also make sure you know about a special event featuring internationally acclaimed specialist on planned events, Joe Goldblatt who will be in Des Moines on October 7th for CLE Production Talks. Here is our 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. 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. 

Our Sponsors

AARP-Iowa

National Tractor Parts Dealer Association

Oasis - A Paychex Company

Tero International

Networking and The Young Entrepreneur Convention

As she does each Monday afternoon Laura Kinnard from Des Moines Biz Mixer runs down a list of business networking events in and around the Des Moines Metro and then introduces Brandon Adams the founder and push behind the Young Entrepreneur Convention coming back to Des Moines this Friday and Saturday. Good stuff coming your way...listen to the possibilities and get your tickets here.

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 5:05pm 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

Three Marketing Professionals Share during AMA-Iowa Experience

We attended, along with about 150 others the American Marketing Association - Iowa Chapter Experience 2017. We caught up with three of the professional marketers who addressed the group to learn more. In this segment we talk Marketing Analytics and knowledge of what consumers really want with Heather Lamb of Zirous which is based in Ankeny. Then we talk about trade shows and how to get the most out of your next event with Cari Rosno the owner of Skyline Dynova of Des Moines and Omaha. We wrap up this segment with Tiffany Tauscheck of the Greater Des Moines Partnership about how to work local but still be global. Three very different topics but all valuable information for business. Have a listen.

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 5:05pm on AM-940, FM-104.5 and in HD at 103.3 HD2. 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

Cycling, Economics, RAGBRAI and The Bike Expo

We pack a bunch of information and fun in this interview with Mark Wyatt from the Iowa Bicycle Coalition and Scott Garner from RAGBRAI (Register's Annual Great Bike Ride Across Iowa). From trying to get Scott to fess up and share the 2017 RAGBRAI Route prior to the Route Party to the Bike Expo happening this weekend. We also talk about bicycles and public policy and how cycling has given many small rural communities a rebirth in their economic development. Told you...lots to digest here. Listen in. (Oh, and we had fun doing it!)

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 5:05pm on AM-940, FM-104.5 and in HD at 103.3 HD2. 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

Iowa Manufacturing, Ag Equipment and Trade Shows

He perhaps knows more about Iowa agriculture, the impact on manufacturing and what it all means to the overall economy. Andy Goodman is the president of the Iowa Nebraska Equipment Dealers Association which is also responsible for two of the largest indoor farm shows in the nation. Here is our wide ranging conversation: 


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.

The Sign Business with Steve Smith of Fastsigns

There have been lots of changes in the way business uses signage. We asked Steve Smith the owner of Fastsigns in Clive, Iowa to visit with us about the trends in signage today and how his business has grown over the past twelve years. Some interesting insights for your business. Have a listen: 


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.

Play this podcast on Podbean App