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Iowa Restaurants and Covid-19 with Jessica Dunker

We reached out to Jessica Dunker the President/CEO of the Iowa Restaurant Association for a conversation about how owners and restaurant workers are responding to the shutdown of the industry. There are over 155,000 restaurant workers in Iowa ranking only second to the number of people in health care. Here is how the association, the state government, owners and workers are responding. And how you might be able to help. 

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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National Tractor Parts Dealer Association

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Business Events with Laura Kinnard

We are in a far different place than we were just a week ago and so there is a lack of business events going on in the Greater Des Moines, Iowa Metro. However, here Laura Kinnard from Drake University, DMACC and The Runway Innovation and Events Studio talks about the impact of COVID-19 and our business gatherings. You can listen 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. 

Our Sponsors

AARP-Iowa

National Tractor Parts Dealer Association

Oasis - A Paychex Company

Tero International

DSM Civil & Human Rights Symposium

For over three decades the Des Moines Civil and Human Rights Commission has presented a symposium intended to both hear and educate the general public about issues that face us all. Here you'll meet Joshua Barr the Director of the commission and Ryan Arnold the Director of Community Engagement at Drake University. We'll start with an understanding of what the commission does, why Drake is supporting the event and then get into what the symposium is about and how the topics came to be.  Registration is OPEN until March 6th. You can get tickets to the event here. In addition to the symposium there is a kick-off event the evening of the 17th at 6PM with Vanessa Roberts "Afropuff Lederhosen: A Critically Comical Investigation of Race" which will also be at Drake. Tickets to that event are 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. 

Our Sponsors

AARP-Iowa

National Tractor Parts Dealer Association

Oasis - A Paychex Company

Tero International

Business Events this Week with Laura Kinnard

While we tend to report region and national news we love staying in touch with the Des Moines business community and each week Laura Kinnard from Drake University, DMACC and The Runway Innovation and Events Studio joins me to chat it up about business events happening in the Metro. From a magazine event to One Million Cups Des Moines to women in business to co-working with Gravitate she's got it covered. Pick one, two or three and GO. You want your event talked up? Just do #DMBizEvents on Social Media and she'll have you covered. 

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

The Business News Headlines 3 February 2020

It's Caucus Day in Iowa and that leads off our news segment.  Plus we've got more to share with you like:

  • Mall owners desperate and what some are doing;
  • The coronavirus and business;
  • The Mr. Peanut saga...again;
  • Ford Finance a profit center;
  • The Wall Street Report.

Plus: Taxation without Representation where over 700,000 Americans have no voice in Congress. With me, on a return visit to Iowa is "Shadow" Senator Paul Strauss who breaks down what many people say is an injustice. He's in Iowa during the caucus period to promote Statehood for D.C. with Iowan's for D.C. Statehood. Here is that conversation. 

Also: Each Monday, even on Caucus Day, I sit down with Laura Kinnard of DMBizMixer to chat it up about business events going on in the Greater Des Moines Metro. Today she's got quite a list from the caucus to some social activities to the upcoming AMA Iowa Experience. Listen here. 

 

The Business News Headlines 31 January 2020

This just in as the markets closed: Secretary of Health and Human Services Alex Azar declared a public health emergency over the new coronavirus Friday. Starting Sunday at 5 p.m. ET, all passengers on flights to the United States who have been in Hubei province in China in the last 14 days will be subject to up to 14 days of quarantine.

Now we can be worried...in other news today:

  • Two major U.S. corporations worry about the global economy;
  • The 10 "Most Hated" companies in the U.S.
  • The Wall Street Report
  • Big day for the U.K.

Those stories and some lighter moments: Put away your cares and woes...turn that frown upside down...it's time for "Stuff to DO" in the Des Moines Metro this weekend into next week with Jeff Pitts from Cityview Magazine. Yes, we laugh, giggle a bit and share Jeff's top picks of places to go. You can listen here! 

Thanks for listening. 

The Business News Headlines 17 January 2020

It's Friday...and we've got the business news headlines coming to you from Arizona this week. On tap today:

  • The employment picture in the U.S. just got more...fuzzy;
  • Toyota moving production out of the United States;
  • Boeing finding more issues with the 737 Max;
  • Also the U.S. Air Force isn't too pleased with Boeing either;
  • The Wall Street Report
  • How much do evangelical leaders make...you won't find out;
  • Heard of Peacock yet?  You will today.

Those stories plus Jeff Pitts from Cityview Magazine is in with Stuff to Do in the Greater Des Moines Metro IF you can get there.  Here is his report.

Thanks for listening.

Kelsi Ziemann in the Small Business Spotlight

It's taken us nearly a year to get this interview with entrepreneur Kelsi Ziemann. Why? Because she has been a very busy woman. Her business, Kelsi Ziemann Artistry is where she, and her staff, transform women with some amazing makeup work and teach them the tips to help them look their best everyday. Then she recently started KZA Cosmetics (Site under construction but where you can sign up to get the latest.) where she sells products from makeup to some makeup hardware. We talk all about it in this segment.

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

Business Events with Laura Kinnard

Sure, it's another Holiday Week but Laura Kinnard from Drake University makes the trip to the studio for DMBizEvents. Stuff going on in the Greater Des Moines, Iowa Metro for networking to just having fun to cranking up your new business ideas. Laura is the author of DMBizMixer.com and the person behind The Runway at Southridge. And, yes, we've got dogs with us today.  You'll have to check the photo. We start out riffing about...adjunct professors. No, really. 

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

Stuff to DO with Cityview Magazine

It's Friday!  The day when Jeff Pitts the managing editor from Cityview Magazine joins me to "riff" about "Stuff to DO" in the Greater Des Moines Metro. So much going on and who better to share than Cityview...cause THEY know what to do. You're just a click away from sports, music, arts, entertainment suggestions for this weekend into next week. Let's go...and...have some fun already!  You deserve it! 

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