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Pivoting to a Virtual World to Meet Demand

Back in March the leadership team at Tero International assessed what COVID19 could do to their business if the company failed to adjust and pivot from in person events to holding classes using technology. Here Deborah Rinner, the Chief Learning Officer at Tero International, talks about that transition, why they had to move quickly and, more importantly, what all of this has taught the teachers. 

The award winning Insight on Business the News Hour with Michael Libbie is the only weekday 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 Noon 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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AARP-Iowa

National Tractor Parts Dealer Association

Oasis - A Paychex Company

Tero International

The Business News Headlines 1 June 2020

Welcome to a brand new month. Here are the stories we've got cooked up for you today along with an interview about a new startup called Lokoly.com and Nicholas Hanstad. But first these stories:

  • Investor exuberance is one thing, science another;
  • So, you know about the "Greed Index";
  • With all the issues how come the markets are up;
  • The gig economy is taking a hit in some cities;
  • Target to close some stores;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • "Swagger and irrational exuberance are...gone".

Those news stories plus....you know how we love telling start-up stories and here is one that, for you lovers of coffee, can really get into. Meet Nicholas Hanstad of Lokoly.com. This startup marries small coffee companies with a heavy dose of marketing and gives you the opportunity to experience these small batch roasters in your home, no matter where you live. Think of it as premium coffee and legendary stories. Click through and let's do...coffee. 

Thanks for listening! 

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 22 April 2020

Wall Street bounced back today and later in the broadcast you'll meet candidate Kimberly Graham who is seeking the nomination to become the next U.S. Senator from Iowa.  But first these stories:

  • The money was supposed to be for small businesses but...
  • Farmers facing some tough choices;
  • The weakest link in our food supply is...
  • What are people doing for fun?  
  • The next wave of layoffs is bigger than retail;
  • The Wall Street Report
  • Ahhhh, no middle seat!

Those stores plus a rare two part interview with Kimberly Graham who is seeking the nomination to become the next U.S. Senator from the State of Iowa. You'll meet her and find out about her interesting business life here

And in our second part you'll learn more about the policy areas she is working toward. You can learn more about Kimberly by heading to her website.

Thanks for listening. 

 

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. 

Our Sponsors

AARP-Iowa

National Tractor Parts Dealer Association

Oasis - A Paychex Company

Tero International

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.