There are lots of moving parts when it comes to the Affordable Care Act and where do you turn for answers? Our guests are Ned Flynn from Merit Resources of Iowa and Jeff Feitshans from Merit Resources of Colorado who break down some of the new IRS reporting requirements of the ACA and information business owners and managers will find helpful. Here is that conversation:
The Greater Des Moines Metro has gotten all sorts of positive press from across the nation about how wonderful the area is, how open we are to new ideas and that here is where people should plant their flag. All of that is true...however there is a crisis in affordable housing among a significant segment of the population. Eric Burmeister from the Polk County Housing Trust Fund joins us for that discussion and offers short term and long term solutions to the issue. Our conversation:
What is and what isn't a franchise? We visit with Thomas Kutz and Sam Kreamer from the Kreamer Law Firm about what to look for, what to expect and what can make or break a business opportunity in a franchise. Some things to consider before you sign up.
There have been many changes in the Affordable Care Act and new definitions for management employment for business owners. With us in studio is Mike Teachout from Focus One Source and Kathy Anderson from Iowa ABI about an upcoming business seminar scheduled for November 17th. You might want to listen!
Last month we were made aware of something called EchoLight Cinemas. We asked around and found that it is an evangelical group that asks churches to become a "movie theater" and show high quality films with a religious bent. Toni Lampley is the contact here in Iowa. We asked her to come by and help us better understand what's the story.
Each Monday Laura Kinnard is with us to share the DMBizEvents Calendar of "Stuff to DO for Business in the Des Moines Metro. Lots and lots of things to become part of...enjoy!
OK, OK...so there is a bunch of stuff going on!! It's SPRING for crying out loud. We had to put in a Part TWO! Here is Sheryl and Monica with stuff to do this weekend and beyond in and around the Metro! It really is Eat, Play, Love Des Moines!
It is a daunting task...saving dogs from the gas chamber but, that is what this Des Moines Metro Start-Up hopes to do. Eight women pooled their resources and in December started Forever Home Dog Rescue. We talked about it with Kristin Ide and Susan Ballard.
Raising the minimum wage is all the rage...or is it? The Iowa Restaurant Association doesn't think it's such a good idea and we invited the association CEO, Jessica Dunker to the News Hour to talk about their side of the spirited debate. A lively conversation with our friend Jessica.
The new Executive Director for the Windsor Heights Chamber is Deb Bengtson who jetted from the West Des Moines Chamber to take the reins of the smallest chamber in the Metro. Why? We asked that and many more questions. Here is that in-depth conversation with Deb.