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Making a Global Difference - The Society of St. Vincent DePaul

They say that being "in the moment" is important because you never know what opportunity might pop up. That is exactly what happened when I answered an email sent to our city by Steve Havemann from the Society of St. Vincent DePaul. Several years ago I spoke to a local chamber and met a volunteer of the organization so I was somewhat aware of what they do...but wanted more. Steve is the Executive Director of the Des Moines Society and also sits on the national board so we take a broad view of their work and then talk about his famous grandfather, Joe D. Batten the author of the amazing book "Tough Minded Leadership" and others. Here is a link to those books...and the final one co-written by Steve.  What a great story from all sides and grateful I was paying attention. 

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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 7 February 2022

Two words would describe what went on with the stock market today: "Sluggish" and "Choppy" come to mind. That story and more plus click through for a conversation about young people, voting and a place called Tapestry Farms. Our guest from St. Ambrose University in Davenport, Iowa is Adyson McKinney.  But first:

  • Choppy and Sluggish;
  • A Vegas icon sold;
  • Talking taxes and the expense we all go through;
  • Facing a shortage of 100,000 truck drivers you would think...
  • Super Bowl Ads - What might we expect;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Amazon just doubled some salary levels...no, really!

Those stories and you'll meet Adyson McKinney who will be talking up voting, education, and giving to an interesting non-profit. To listen in, 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.

Talking Learning & Voting with Adyson McKinney of St. Ambrose University

Not long ago I was made aware of a student led program coming out of St. Ambrose University based in Davenport, Iowa. Adyson McKinney is the president of the Student Democrats and this bright young woman is with us to talk about questions young voters have and a program scheduled for Friday the 11th of February that doubles as a fund-raiser for Tapestry Farms...which in itself is an amazing story.  Click through to meet Adyson. 

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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 5 January 2022

Welcome back and glad you made the trip. What started out as a positive day on Wall Street came crashing down as investors checked the minutes of the most recent Federal Reserve meeting.  That story leads us off...

  • Feds spoke...markets tank;
  • Could 3-D printing relieve the housing shortage;
  • Former NBC president Michael Gartner did something cool;
  • Starbucks and Unions...it's a story;
  • Great, COVID home test kits just got more expensive;
  • Is the supply chain trouble behind us?
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Seems the Metaverse is off to a slow start.

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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 11 November 2021

It's "Friday Eve" and we've got the business news headlines for you.  Also, don't miss the conversation with MaryBeth Meyer about a fantastic non-profit the Pinky Swear Foundation and what they do that is so very cool.  But, first the news on this Veterans Day in the United States and the Remembrance Day in Canada:

  • A virtual summit think presidents of China and the U.S.;
  • Consumer spending in China was OK...but there is a but;
  • Elon Musk did sell some Tesla shares but...
  • Disney disappoints today;
  • Gas prices in the Bay Area and the nation;
  • Health insurance premiums up but...
  • A solution to the supply-chain problem but for profits;
  • The Wall Street Report
  • Door Dash gets cozy with Dollar General.

For the interview you'll meet MaryBeth Meyer from the Pinky Swear Foundation. Think childhood cancer and helping families...and her personal journey to a career with real meaning.  To listen, 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.

 

 

 

Kids, Cancer and Pinky Swear with MaryBeth Meyer

A chance meeting the other day put me back in touch with a long-time friend MaryBeth Meyer and when she told me about her work with the Pinky Swear Foundation I knew we had to have this conversation. You'll learn more about what this amazing non-profit does for kids with cancer and...their families. And how MaryBeth came to know about the organization through a first hand experience. It will...we hope...move you to become part of Pinky Swear...it truly moved us. 

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 Journey of Trisha Trixie

It's been a long time since I sat down with Trisha Trixie. She is making a trip through the Midwest connecting with friends and family as she faces the future. Trisha, always out going and always amazing visits with me about her career as a "Fashionista", a "Pin Up Girl" with a 1940's look, her work in Denver, how and why she became a modern day hippie, the author of the book, "Falling Into Fabulous - A Phoenix Rising" and the book she hopes to complete. Did I mention she is also dealing with end stage cancer? Join us for this amazing conversation. 

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.

Entrepreneur Zakiya Jenkins and Grace Fitness

It was a chance meeting. I was on a phone call with several people when the host asked Zakiya Jenkins to tell a bit about her story. It was so amazing that we had to book her for the newscast. Her journey toward healthy living came after reaching 305 pounds and being admitted, several times a month, to the hospital for various issues related to her weight. The decision was the beginning of Grace Fitness now a non-profit that helps others, many who can not pay, to start their own journey toward a better and more healthy life. Her work has been recognized and she's received grants from Delta Dental and AmeriCorps. Along with her work she is also studying to become a registered dietitian at Iowa State University. Get ready for a good story! 

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 Black & Gold Ball with Sam Reed of Des Moines

Each year the Zeta Kappa Lambda Educational Foundation throws one heck of a party...and it's all about celebrating students and sending them off to school with scholarships. Here, friend of the broadcast, Sam Reed, who owns the startup Leap Here, joins me to talk about the Black & Gold Ball that takes place later this month. It's a great time for a great cause. Love for you to join us and attend. Here is the link for tickets.  See you on the 22nd and congratulations to the young people who will be honored that evening. 

The award winning Insight on Business the News Hour with Michael Libbie is the only weekday, hour-long business podcast in the Midwest. The national, regional and local business news along with long-form business interviews can be heard Monday - Friday. You can subscribe on Google PlayPlayerFMPodbeaniTunes, SpotifyStitcher or TuneIn Radio. And you can catch The Business News Hour Week in Review each Sunday at 2pm 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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The Business Journal Awards from Cityview Magazine

Recently Cityview Magazine's Business Journal held a special event honoring nineteen individuals for their outstanding work in the Greater Des Moines Metro. Nineteen people whom the Business Journal says are "making a difference" in 2019. We were there and spoke to a number of the recipients following the gala celebration. While we couldn't get to them all we did visit with:

  • Shane Goodman - Owner/Publisher of Cityview
  • Michele Starkenburg of Ankeny, Iowa
  • E.J. Giovannetti a long-time Urbandale community servant;
  • Jim Miller a financial planner and Waukee community leader;
  • Jackie Norris the President/CEO of Goodwill Industries of Central Iowa;
  • Christine Osborne the General Manager of Christopher's Fine Jewelry;
  • Scott Seeliger of Cognizant’s Global Corporate Affairs Team;
  • Luis Cruz the General Manager of Mickey's Irish Pub;
  • Dan Knoup the Executive Director of the Greater Des Moines Homebuilders.

A complete list and their bios can be seen here. I wish we could have talked to each recipient but the time got away from us.  However each is mentioned in the clip you are about to hear.

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