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June - A Month of Respect and Honor for Refugees and Immigrants

Throughout the month of June many communities will be holding special events to mark World Refugee Day on June 20. Here the Refugee Alliance of Central Iowa has lots of ways to learn and to celebrate. From a special screening of "Flee" to a "Learning Walk" around Colby Park in Windsor Heights and a wonderful listing of restaurants and events that are taking place. Meet our friend Stephanie Moris who details what this month is all about. Enjoy...we did! 

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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 13 May 2022

There is always hope and just maybe investors will get a break come next week.  It’s the business news headlines for Friday the 13th day of May…thanks for being with us and yes, we’re back in our studio after a whirlwind trip to D.C.  Here's what we've got for you today:

  • Investors are eyeing next week;
  • It's been a wild week for Crypto;
  • What 40K gas powered vehicles for the USPS?
  • Musk says the Twitter deal is on hold and why;
  • High gas prices putting a strain on consumers;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Could it really be the Great Recalibration?

Those stories PLUS you'll hear from Kevin Foley the Executive Director of the Des Moines International Airport. It's one of the reasons I was in D.C. and what he has to say impacts not only Central Iowa but the entire Midwest.  To listen to that conversation, just click here.

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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 Iowa Airport for the World with Kevin Foley

He is a returning guest talking about a reoccurring topic. Meet Kevin Foley the Executive Director of the Des Moines International Airport. We're in Washington, D.C. on a mission with the Greater Des Moines Partnership pitching the idea of funding for this massive project that will be an economic development driver for not only the Central Iowa but also the entire region. Here you'll learn about where people come from to fly out of Central Iowa and the experience going or coming. Plus some hard numbers moving forward to get this project...done. And, during the conversation I promised a link to the amazing story of Cheng Lor and his vision of airport hospitality. Here is that link

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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 Central Iowa Business Conference is Back!

We're so pleased that the Central Iowa Business Conference (CIBC) is back and here to share the story about special guests, keynote speakers, break-out rooms and what to expect is our friend Todd McDonald from ATW Training Solutions. While the CIBC was created and hosted by the Urbandale Chamber of Commerce this truly is an all Iowa adventure. Attendees come from across the state to learn, network and get some solid business advice to take back home and put to work. Here is your invite to register today and enjoy this amazing event and all it offers. 

Thanks for coming by!

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 27 April 2022

For a while today it looked like the bargain hunters were taking advantage of the dip and the sell-off on Wall Street was over. At least for...awhile. Here's what we've got for you today:

  • No fun on Wall Street;
  • Rich people going all in for cash;
  • Regional grocer Hy-Vee cuts jobs...again;
  • Amazon to disrupt the convivence store world;
  • Meta numbers are in and...
  • It's here, now will buyers buy?
  • Musk, Money and Taxes;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Female workers have had it.

Thanks for coming by!

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 20 April 2022

Welcome back to the business news headlines for Wednesday the 20th of April and yes, we'll have a 4/20 story for you. Also, make sure you click ahead for a conversation about issues that face so many parts of the country and what the Greater Des Moines Partnership is taking to Washington D.C. in May.  But, first the news:

  • The company lost $50b in value today;
  • The 4/20 report on cannabis;
  • The Biden Administration and student debt;
  • An update on oil stocks;
  • Uber Eats and "reverse discrimination";
  • Unions and big tech companies is a story;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • The most affordable city to buy a house...will surprise you.

For the interview you'll meet Andrea Woodard the Senior Vice President of Government Relations and Public Policy for the 4th largest chamber organization in the nation, The Greater Des Moines Partnership. Over 170 Central Iowa leaders are headed to Washington, D.C. in May.  Why?  To address some of the same issues your city and state are facing.  To listen, just click here.

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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. 

 

DMDC 2022 with Andrea Woodard

We're going to get slightly "hyper-local" with this conversation about the Greater Des Moines (Iowa) Partnership and the upcoming business gathering in Washington, D.C. While, on the surface, this might seem to be about Central Iowa the issues raised by Andrea Woodard the Senior Vice President for Government Relations and Public Policy for the Partnership should resonate with every person listening to this conversation. We start off by sharing exactly what the Partnership is...and you might be surprised about what this organization brings to Iowa and the nation.

Thanks for coming by!

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 15 March 2022

Welcome back and we're glad you're with us again today everybody. It's the 15th day of March and we've got some of the hottest business news stories for you. Plus, click ahead for the interview about Tupelo Honey a restaurant that has, now, 19 locations in second tier cities. Why is that and what is the culture behind the company. It will surprise you. But first the news:

  • The U.S. Senate passed a bill...no, really;
  • The price of oil came crashing down today;
  • Running for the Fed? Don't mention climate;
  • "Pssst, hey buddy, wanna buy some plastic knives?"
  • If Amazon and Alphabet go to the Dow who's kicked off;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Trading in full time jobs for part time and making more money.

And, click ahead for the interview featuring Steve Frabitore the Owner / CEO of Tupelo Honey as well as Executive Chef and V.P. of Culinary Eric Gabrynowicz. While a new restaurant opening isn't breaking news what this team is doing is breaking some long standing rules...and winning. 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 Business News Headlines 14 February 2022

We kick off the business news with a story about crooks and not so much business. Welcome back it is Valentine's Day the 14th of February, 2022 and this is what we've got cooked up for you today:

  • Those bumper stickers and your story for crooks;
  • Which Super Bowl ads won and which lost;
  • Small Businesses, Customers, and Pricing;
  • "Skip the Spouse and Buy a House" no, really;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Some comments about business from the SBA chief.

Also, SBA chief Isabel Guzman was in the Des Moines Metro on a visit with Congresswoman Cindy Axne (D-IA). Her first stop was at Fox Brewing Company to talk up the success of some recent funding. After her visits I spoke with owner Brian Fox about the headwinds he and others in the hospitality industry face. You can hear that conversation right...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 Business News Headlines 4 February 2022

The weekend is upon us. Today the newscast comes from a very cold Mason City, Iowa where the wind is howling and it's three degrees.  Today, along with the business news headlines you'll hear from Jeff Pitts in his last broadcast for us. He's been a rock for nearly six years and we appreciated his loyalty. But he's moving on from his gig with Cityview. You might say this is another example of the Great Resignation and we wish him well. In the news:

  • A mixed bag on Wall Street but...Oil?
  • The Jobs Report was amazing, no...really;
  • One company expects consumers to back off spending;
  • Some big news out of Lowes today;
  • Are the days of Mega-Malls over;
  • Could a union be coming to a Google player;
  • Speaking of unions a do-over vote in Alabama;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • And, are PIP's bad? No not Gladys Knight.

And here's Jeff with Stuff to DO in the Greater Des Moines Metro this weekend into next week

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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