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Launching During a Pandemic - Alec Davis and DoughCo Pizza

In our continuing series of profiling entrepreneurs who have launched since the start of COVID19 we get this hyper-local story about DoughCo Pizza with Alec Davis part of a team behind the new local brand. Alec, along with his brother Evan and friend Sam Hoyle ramped up this restaurant in the Drake University Neighborhood. We were interested in his the back-story and why open in a vertical that already has an enormous failure rate even without a pandemic.  Meet Alec... 

Stuff to DO with Cityview Magazine

Each week I get to visit with Jeff Pitts who is the Managing Editor for Cityview Magazine and we chat it up about "Stuff to DO" in the Greater Des Moines, Iowa Metro. Hey, it's Friday and we often go off the rails.  Today we'll visit about The Des Moines Art Center, Funerals, the Des Moines Bucs are moving to Wells Fargo Arena for some hockey tonight. Hey the Roller Skating Club is meeting...didn't know did you?  Some Iowa State Football is on this weekend.  A bunch of Halloween Events.  Have a listen!

Stuff to DO with Cityview Magazine

Each Friday I'm joined by Jeff Pitts who is the managing editor for Cityview Magazine and he has a list of Stuff to DO in the Greater Des Moines Metro. Do not expect much seriousness here...we end the business week on the lighter side and we often go off the rails. Today we're talking about

  • The Des Moines Art Center and Death;
  • Bingo and Food in Polk City;
  • Kids Stuff at the Fairgrounds;
  • Learn to Ice Skate;
  • The Botanical Gardens are open;
  • The Great Iowa Pet Expo...WOOF!!
  • The Haunted Barn in Ankeny;
  • Critters at Jester Park
  • Night Eyes at Blank Park Zoo

Those things and more just a click away.  Have some FUN already...you deserve it. 

Christkindle Market of Des Moines

It's back and it's a bit different...like everything else in 2020, right?  Here Suzanne Hull from the Christkindle Market DSM is back to share with you what this 5th year looks like and where the idea came from. The virtual event takes place between November 9th and the 22nd and then the curbside pick up in December. We'll also chat a bit about her business that spawned the Christkindle Market DSM, Contemporary Business Solutions and how she helps her clients in many ways. Meet Suzanne:

Stuff to DO with Cityview and Jeff Pitts

Each week Jeff Pitts the managing editor for Cityview Magazine stops by to chat about "Stuff to DO" in the Greater Des Moines Metro this weekend into next week and then we often get off on something...very different. Hey, it's Friday and here are some of the things on tap:

  • Tonight you can "Tee Hee" at Tee Hee;
  • Slaughter Hours is open...if you dare;
  • Jester Park and Iowa Ghosts;
  • The Blank Park Zoo is having a celebration;
  • FLEA MARKET but no Gun Show at the Fairgrounds;
  • Wolly's havin' a band;
  • Tom McDonald and Ghost Stories at Vaudeville Mews
  • Central College and "Doubt"
  • Food Truck Thursday;
  • Chad Hitsman and Knives;
  • Valley Junction stuff.

Thanks for listening! 

The Business News Headlines 18 September 2020

It was another down day on Wall Street and we'll share why.  Welcome to the Friday Edition of the Business News Headlines here's what we've got for you today:

  • More job cuts and why;
  • Hurry download Tik Tok...like now;
  • The CDC changed testing recommendations...again;
  • Watch out for that car!  Driverless taxis in California;
  • Vote by mail in Houston...is OK...sorta;
  • Coffee sales are being impacted because...
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • They used to be "safe" jobs...but.

Those stories PLUS Jeff Pitts from Cityview Magazine and Stuff to DO in the Des Moines Metro this weekend into next week.  Have some FUN already.  Listen...here.

Thanks for coming by!

Stuff to DO with Cityview!

Each week Jeff Pitts the managing editor for Cityview Magazine joins me to chat it up about "Stuff to DO" in the greater Des Moines, Iowa Metro. This week we'll talk about a sidewalk sale in the Historic Valley Junction, stuff going on in Cumming, we've got goats and yoga, the Summer Concert at Adventureland, art in Ames and a bunch more.  Don't expect much here to be serious.  Have some fun already...it's been a week.

Stuff to DO with Cityview and Jeff Pitts

Yes, it's Friday...expect only fun here as Jeff Pitts the managing editor of Cityview Magazine and I riff about "Stuff to DO" in the Greater Des Moines Metro this weekend into next week. A shout out to Advertureland, the Krantz Family (took me awhile). We also talk about the Iowa State Fair that ain't going on now. The Farmers Markets and more...oh and this really great program being done by the Girl Scouts of America.  Think cookies and drink.  Yeah...we're in.  Here's Jeff: 

The Business News Headlines 31 July 2020

You get the feeling it has been a very long...month?  For the final day of July 2020 here are the business news headlines we've got for you:

  • COVID19 kills so to does homelessness, starvation and stress;
  • Today you'll meet another Zombie Retailer;
  • Wine, it seems, is a big, big deal;
  • Electric Vehicles and charging stations;
  • Tesla going on a hiring spree;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • How Americans are coping with losing income.

Those stories and then we change gears and have some fun with Jeff Pitts who is the managing editor of Cityview Magazine. Stuff to DO in the Des Moines Metro in this fun, hyper-local visit. Expect...nothing too serious.  You deserve it! To hear that conversation click here. 

 

Thanks for listening!

 

 

 

 

Stuff to DO with Cityview Magazine

Each week we climb into our Hyper-Local Machine and get Jeff Pitts the managing editor of Cityview Magazine to come by and chat it up about "Stuff to DO in the Greater Des Moines Metro". And, he does not disappoint. Now, for full disclosure do not expect much seriousness coming from this conversation. It's all in fun and hell, you need some fun right about now.  From virtual plays to reclaiming your summer concert series to broadswords...yes broadswords click through for some fun: 

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