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It’s Stuff to DO with Cityview and Jeff Pitts

Each Friday as we slide into the weekend Jeff Pitts the managing editor of Cityview Magazine stops in to chat it up about "Stuff to DO" in the Greater Des Moines Metro. And it's sort of an anniversary for us. In March Jeff celebrated four years doing this gig with me.  Pretty neat.  Here, along with some side-chatter, is what we've got for you:

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The Business News Headlines 31 March 2021

On the final day of March and the end of the First Quarter we've had a busy news day and here is what we've got for you:

  • Fired for pre-marital sex;
  • What to do with your vaccination card;
  • Student loans, COVID and relief;
  • Microsoft and a $22 billion deal;
  • Coca-Cola and Voter Suppression;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • The American Jobs Plan;
  • The ADP Jobs Report;
  • Paper products to go up in price?

For the interview it's Rob Perry the director of sales and marketing for Reliable Aftermarket Parts and their wholesale division AIC Aftermarket Parts. Learn about the rapid growth of this Michigan based company over the past five years and what they deem is the "secret sauce" for success. To listen in, just click here.

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Rapid Growth for this Michigan Based Company - Reliable Aftermarket Parts

For a company that had a very modest beginning, like in the garage of the the owner, Reliable Aftermarket Parts has been booming during the past several years and is now headquartered in an impressive new location in Williamston, Michigan. In addition the company recently launched a wholesale division AIC Replacement Parts. With me to break all of this down is Rob Perry the director of sales and marketing. We'll talk about market segments, the humble beginnings, transportation issues and the obsession with customer service. And, we promised to share the video that gives you a great look at their back-story. Meet Rob....

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The award winning Insight on Business the News Hour with Michael Libbie is the only weekday business news podcast in the Midwest. The national, regional and some local business news along with long-form business interviews can be heard Monday - Friday. You can subscribe on PlayerFMPodbeaniTunesSpotifyStitcher 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.

The Business News Headlines 24 March 2021

Midweek already and welcome to the business news headlines. Can you tell it's tax time? Several of our stories today center on that so let's go!

  • Today $81 billion to schools to reopen;
  • Stimulus checks and Social Security;
  • Did you get your IRS letter?
  • The back-log on paper tax returns is...huge;
  • Why you may not want to extend your tax deadline;
  • Amazon is Big Brother say workers;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • How about a "Work-Cation"?

Those stories and you'll meet entrepreneur Gale McKinney from Twin Rivers Media as we talk about the publishing business and how his very niche magazines work during a time when others are floundering. You can hear that conversation here. 

Meet Entrepreneur and Publisher Gale McKinney

I have had the pleasure of knowing Gale McKinney for decades and why this is the first time he's graced our microphones is amazing (and I'm a bit embarrassed). Gale is the founder of Twin Rivers Media the publisher of American Cattlemen, American Dairymen and The Iowa Sportsman. In addition, Gale and his family own a retail sporting goods store and a hardware store. Here we talk about the magazine business, the niche markets he serves and the boom in Iowa outdoor activity. Meet Gale: 

Thanks for listening!

The award winning Insight on Business the News Hour with Michael Libbie is the only weekday business news podcast in the Midwest. The national, regional and some local business news along with long-form business interviews can be heard Monday - Friday. You can subscribe on PlayerFMPodbeaniTunesSpotifyStitcher 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.

The Business News Headlines 12 March 2021

Welcome to the Friday Edition of the Business News Headlines where in under nine minutes you're up to speed on some of the big business news stories of the day. And click through to listen to us chat it up about Stuff to DO in the Greater Des Moines Metro. Let's go:

  • Wait, what? $4 a gallon for gas;
  • Some have already received their stimulus payment;
  • Mark Cuban on what you should do with your cash;
  • Ulta CEO Mary Dillon stepping down...a surprise;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Some news about Bitcoin;
  • Netflix is cracking down on freeloaders.

Those stories PLUS you get to hear from Jeff Pitts from Cityview Magazine about "Stuff to DO" in the Greater Des Moines Metro and, yes, we're talking pigs and...guns. To listen in just click this link.

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Stuff to DO with Cityview

Each Friday we sit down with Jeff Pitts the Managing Editor for Cityview Magazine and chat it up about "Stuff to Do" in the Greater Des Moines, Iowa Metro. And as always we through in some obscure stores that may, or may not, have anything to do with the events.  On tap this weekend into next week:

  • The Big Ten Tournament;
  • Selection Sunday and Drake;
  • A GUN SHOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • A Pig Sale;
  • The St. Patrick Day Tradition - Dodgeball at Smash Park;
  • The Des Moines Playhouse;
  • The Iowa Wild are in action;
  • Daylight Savings Time;
  • Snakes and St. Patrick and Polk County
  • Tee-Hee again.

Thanks for listening!

The award winning Insight on Business the News Hour with Michael Libbie is the only weekday business news podcast in the Midwest. The national, regional and some local business news along with long-form business interviews can be heard Monday - Friday. You can subscribe on PlayerFMPodbeaniTunesSpotifyStitcher 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.

The Business News Headlines 9 March 2021

Thanks for joining us for the Business News Headlines for the 9th day of March. Here's what we've got lined up for you:

  • Got kids? The new recovery act has money;
  • Taxing unemployment benefits? Not so fast;
  • The EU, Tech and Taxes;
  • The Queen speaks to the Oprah interview;
  • The hint of $3 gas...yep;
  • Fraud on the Farm;
  • The Wall Street Report
  • Burger King Oops 2.0.

 

Stuff to DO with Cityview

We're back with Jeff Pitts who is the managing editor for Cityview Magazine, the monthly that is all about Des Moines, Iowa, with his list of "Stuff to DO". Never at a loss we've got information about "Leaving Iowa" at the Des Moines Playhouse, A GUN SHOW in Altoona, the State Wrastlin' Tournament, The Des Moines Bucs are playing for two nights. a tribute band for REO Speedwagon is at Wooly's, the ARL is back with their fundraiser.  Basketball is on this weekend, Botanical Blues at the Botanical Gardens, historic dinners at Living History Farms...and so much more.  Enjoy...and have some fun.  

The Business News Headlines 17 February 2021

We're staying with National Entrepreneurship Week and coming up a conversation with entrepreneur Katie Othoff about the exciting new way to purchase beef, pork and poultry plus other items directly from local farmers and ranchers.  But, first let's check out the business news stories:

  • Retail spending in January soared and why;
  • IRS says all the stimulus checks are out...but;
  • Shooting down $50K in student debt reduction;
  • Remote workers and the Home Office Credit;
  • The Bitcoin Bounce;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • It's just like Uber & Lyft only it's...jets.

Those stories and let us introduce you to entrepreneur Katie Olthoff from Chop Local. It's a great story for National Entrepreneurship Week and to listen, just click here!

Thanks for coming by. 

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