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Stuff to DO with Cityview and Jeff Pitts

Back at it as another work week (for some of us) ends. It's Jeff Pitts the Managing Editor for Cityview Magazine in to chat it up about "Stuff to DO" in the Greater Des Moines Metro. We've got opera (again) and soccer and baseball and collecting cards and watching somebody come to our door on Ring...hey, it's Friday. A bunch of stuff going on and DO NOT miss Summer Stir happening Friday evening in the East Village.  Go...like...NOW! 

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 6 July 2021

For those of you who were busy celebrating the U.S. holiday of Independence day welcome back. Yes, we too took some time off. Today, and just ahead of a conversation with journalist Julie Gammack we've got these news stories for you:

  • About that four-day work week;
  • What is dragging the U.S. economy;
  • Some Tyson chicken news you need;
  • Crude oil prices fall...a bit and why;
  • "Everybody quit" says this McDonald's worker;
  • Get your free Subway sandwich and when;
  • Keystone Pipeline vs. the Biden Administration;
  • The Wall Street Report
  • More about the ransomware attack. 

Now comes Julie Gammack and the Okoboji Writers Retreat where you can learn from some of the top names in journalism, fiction and non-fiction writing. Join us for a business conversation designed to not only introduce you to Julie but dig deeper into the upcoming retreat. To listen, just click here!

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 Okoboji Writers Retreat with Julie Gammack

If there is such a thing as "Journalistic Royalty" then my guest makes the cut. Meet Julie Gammack who followed in the footsteps of her father the late Gordon Gammack as he plied his trade with the Des Moines Register & Tribune for 40 years covering three wars, WWII, Korea and Vietnam. Then Julie also wrote and continues to contribute to the Des Moines Register as well as writing on Substack.  

Now comes the Okoboji Writers Retreat where you can learn from some of the top names in journalism, fiction and non-fiction writing. Join us for a business conversation designed to not only introduce you to Julie but dig deeper into the upcoming retreat.  

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 1 July 2021

Welcome to a brand new month and the start of the second half of 2021.  Glad you're with us again today. Here's what we've got for you and remember to click through to learn more about the Two Lane Rambler, Roger Sanders from Illinois.

  • The Pandemic was good for them but now?
  • Robinhood fined $70 million and why;
  • Commodities are up and oil at $100?;
  • Let's chat about nude pool parties;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Jobless rate dips;
  • The Robinhood IPO explained.

For the interview you'll meet writer Roger Sanders who just kicked off his travel blog the Two Lane Rambler. It's a neat story about the hidden treasurers we can find if we get off the interstate and ramble down the two lane roads in Rural America. To hear about his startup click here.

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.

 

 

Roger Sanders the Two Lane Rambler

You never know where you'll find an interesting story. A couple of weeks ago we got an email from an old friend, Roger Sanders, asking if we might take a look at his new adventure and business. Two Lane Rambler is all about "Discovering Rural America" as this former newspaper and magazine writer travels the back roads and helps you discover hidden treasurers tucked away in small towns and villages. We think it's a neat idea and pleased to share it with you. Enjoy...

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.

Stuff to DO with Cityview and Jeff Pitts

It's Friday and with me, this time in studio, is Jeff Pitts who is the managing editor for Cityview Magazine.  We're chatting it up about "Stuff to DO" in the Greater Des Moines Metro.  He's got quite a list from a parade to Art Week to the Bevington Bluegrass Festival, a band at Adventureland, Juneteenth in Des Moines and a bunch more all the way into next week.  Plus a shout out to Get Off My Lawn...you'll have to listen.

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 17 June 2021

It's the Thursday Edition of the Business News Headlines, thanks for being with us. And, make sure you click ahead for the amazing story about Marcus Bullock and Flickshop a life altering business...no, we mean it.  In the news:

  • Americans quitting jobs in record numbers...and it's OK;
  • Mail trucks and legal issues;
  • Black shoppers are leaving $300 billion on the table and why;
  • Food prices continue to soar and why;
  • The housing crunch is...dire;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Working remote? Not in Colorado you won't.

For the interview, and it is amazing, you'll meet Marcus Bullock who went to prison at age 15 for eight long years. What he learned is what motivated him to start Flickshop where he and his team are changing lives one photo at a time. But...there is so very much more.  To listen, just click here! 

The Business News Headlines 14 June 2021

Welcome back to yet another Monday and today, in the U.S., it is Flag Day...happy Flag Day to our friends in America. Coming up our Small Business Spotlight shines on the 1910 Sip House...a really cool story but first...the business news headlines:

  • More bad news out of Lordstown, Ohio;
  • Another mall owner flies for Chapter 11;
  • Wall Street is NOT the economy;
  • Ford is betting on...small;
  • Oil prices shot up again today;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • The "quite rate" among workers is...massive.

Also, like we teased, you'll meet Karen and Jeff Lees the people behind the start-up of the 1910 Sip House. It's quite the story...and how they ended up in the Small Business Spotlight is also quite a story.  To listen to that conversation, click here.

The Business News Headlines 11 June 2021

We're about to put a fork in it...the end of the two-day entrepreneurial adventure known as EntreFEST. Our thanks to the staff and dozens of volunteers who worked so hard to put together a great event. While it's over for this year plan on making this a stop in 2022.  In the business news headlines: 

  • Walmart may have to step aside;
  • Digital restaurant orders soared last year;
  • Loyalty programs and keeping customers;
  • Lying about how much you have...ouch;
  • Manufacturing needs a PR move;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Is "Rush Hour" gone forever?

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 8 June 2021

Welcome to the Tuesday edition of the business news headlines and a great conversation about food...to be specific...Maroon Jerk Chicken Sausage from Brooklyn, New York.  No, really.  But, first the news:

  • Ohio wants Google to be a utility;
  • Wealthy Folks, the IRS and Taxes;
  • Warren Buffet pushes back on ProPublica;
  • Nude photos, iPhones and Apple;
  • Wendy's stock soars and why;
  • Single use plastic bags on the way out;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • It was a bad morning for the Internet.

For the interview you'll meet the founder of Maroon Jerk Chicken Sausage. His name is Howard Allen and his story is pretty cool. Why the name "Maroon" and how did he come up with this idea to create chicken sausage. We'll cover it all and you can listen here

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.

 

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