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The Business News Headlines 4 October 2021

From social media outages to a whistleblower from Facebook on 60 Minutes...it's been quite the day kicking off the first full week of October. A reminder to click ahead for the interview with Lyle Muller from Iowa Watch as we talk about business and small communities and the struggle to stay...vital.  In the news:

  • Stocks took a drubbing today and why;
  • Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp down. Why?
  • A busy data week ahead;
  • The Biden Administration and high meat prices;
  • Pharmacy retailers in court...think opioids;
  • Captain Kirk is really headed for space;
  • Oil prices rise and why;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • "Going back to the office is so...2019."

Those stories and for the interview you'll meet Lyle Muller from The Iowa Center for Public Affairs Journalism about how small towns are struggling to stay vital. What businesses work in some and fail in others. It's a stunning report and to hear that conversation, 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 28 July 2021

It's the final Wednesday of July 2021...time moves on...right? Stay with us after the news and check out the interesting story of Iowan Dave Miglin who, in five years, has visited each of the 942 incorporated communities in the Hawkeye State...why and what's next? We asked...but first the news:

  • Ice Crème and Israel, both hot;
  • Hey, good news! "We're in the money!"
  • No layoff for you they said;
  • Wanna work here? Get vaccinated;
  • The Fed and the Economy;
  • Masks, Retail and Actors;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Buy American! Says the U.S. government to the U.S. government.

Now the story of Dave Miglin who, five years ago on a whim, decided he would travel to every one of the then 955 incorporated communities in Iowa. Why? What did he learn? What's coming up next?  Click here as we name names...and ask those questions.

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.

 

 

 

 

Visiting Iowa’s 942 Incorporated Communities with Dave Miglin

Five years ago, on a whim, Dave Miglin the Vice President of Media & Digital Services at Strategic America, a marketing & advertising agency, thought up the idea of visiting every one of the then 955 Incorporated Communities in Iowa.  Recently he finished that project and now wants to find ways to go back and help these towns find ways to capitalize on what they have.  From the tiny community of Le Roy to the redemption at West Bend. Listen as we name names and Dave shares some interesting stories about his journeys. 

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.

 

 

NTPDA Meet Our Member Agri Parts

Part of the NTPDA mission is to give voice to our members and help them expand their business. Today you'll meet one of our newest members, Agri Parts a family owned company based in Bolognia, Italy. It's an area that has been dubbed "Motor Country" because of the high level of manufacturing including Ferraris and Lamborghinis. Here you'll meet John Danielson the Agri Parts representative based in Wisconsin and learn more about what they sell, their expansion goals, new technology on their website and why the Malone Family joined the National Tractor Parts Dealer Association. Meet John: 

Thanks for listening and remember, if you've got news about your NTPDA Member Business make sure you reach out to us with the story. We'd love to tell it. You can call us at 1-877-668-0900. 

The SBA Takes A Victory Lap with Jayne Armstrong

She is a returning visitor to the Business News Hour, Jayne Armstrong is the District Director for the Small Business Administration. She's here to update all of us on a remarkable year on the national and the regional front. Trillions of dollars were poured into the national economy to keep small businesses afloat and even in Iowa there were 173,000 loans totaling eight billion dollars.  A massive effort and we'll also take a peek at what she believes is in the future for Main Street.

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.

Changing Lives One Photo At A Time - Marcus Bullock

I was late getting to the keynote address by a guy named Marcus Bullock. He was kicking off EntreFest a startup and entrepreneurial conference in Cedar Rapids Iowa. I almost didn't go because I was working on my presentation and, frankly, what kind of business is something called Flickshop? I'm grateful I went and sat in the front row.  His story, from going to prison at age 15 to creating a company and an educational component that helps prison inmates keep connected and then gives them skills to be used on the outside, was one of the most important speeches I've heard. There is so much to unpack here...so, let's get at it and meet Marcus Bullock.   

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 of the Refugee Alliance

You're about to meet Stephanie Moris who is the Director of the Refugee Alliance of Central Iowa (RACI). Given the fact that more people are leaving the State of Iowa than moving here gives business the opportunity to learn more about the refugee communities that are a part of RACI.  Here we'll talk about that, the barriers that many people face from debt to language to housing to a pathway to citizenship. We'll wind up with a conversation about a public celebration on 20 June...something that, perhaps, you might attend.  Here is Stephanie: 

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 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 1 June 2021

Welcome to a brand new month and, if this was your first day back, we hope you had a safe and memorable Memorial Day Holiday. Here's what we've got for you today:

  • Texans and Tesla...it's a story;
  • Wages and truck drivers and you;
  • West Virginia governor and $700 million;
  • B.P. back in the U.S...think solar and why;
  • Chip makers cashing in;
  • Unions and Restaurants...a story;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Ride hailing gets more...pricy.

For the interview you'll meet Deb Brown and Becky McCray from SaveYour.town a two woman company out to help Rural America re-think and refresh. They are here to chat it up about the stories often missed by the media...and how do they know?  They asked folks that live in rural communities across the country.  To listen in, 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.

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