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Meet Betty Devine - Polk County Supervisor Election

With 40 years of experience working for Polk County, Iowa  Betty Devine says it's that experience which is needed as our area becomes more diverse and citizens need to better  understand the role the Supervisors play in their daily life. Here we get hyper-local and talk about issues she believes are important as well as give some information  as to how supervisors are elected and where her district sits.  Here is candidate Betty Devine and here is her website

The Business News Headlines 17 August 2020

While we're back in full...much of Iowa continues to lag due to the major storm that raced through the state last Monday.  Calls for help in Eastern Iowa continue. Here's what we've got for you today:

  • Mortgage delinquency numbers are shocking;
  • Fast Food and Fast Casual seeking thousands of workers;
  • What was that about oil prices today;
  • Are small businesses beating the odds;
  • She says the pandemic is in the "rear view mirror";
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Working Moms and Dads at a "breaking point".

Those stories and a segment about the upcoming Hawkeye on Safety program that is open for everybody and...FREE to attend. To listen to Bill Gerhard and Tammi Goerdt click this link. 

Hawkeye on Safety & It’s FREE!

Several months ago there was talk that the Hawkeye on Safety program would be scrapped but then folks got together and decided to create a virtual event. Here to explain the program, who can come and more is Tammi Goerdt the Director of Continuing Education at the Heartland Center for Occupational Health & Safety at the University of Iowa and Bill Gerhard the President of the Iowa State Building and Construction Trades Council.  And, you can register today at HawkeyeOnSafety.com...let's go! 

Personality, Leadership & Virtual Meetings with Tero International

Your personality and your leadership style during COVID19 and, really anytime. Today a returning guest is Liz Cooney one of the trainers from Tero International. We're going to talk about how personality impacts leaders and why it's not only important to know more about your personality but also the members of your team. Here Liz will talk about The Myers & Briggs Foundation and how knowing your personality preference, and those that you lead, will help smooth out the road-bumps of leadership.  Let's go!  

The Business News Headlines 28 July 2020

Welcome to the Tuesday Edition of the Business News Headlines plus an interview with a father and son about...yep, business. Here's what we've got for you today.

  • Ford and GM report earnings this week;
  • Paul Krugman says there is a mania on Wall Street;
  • Free Food for Coins!
  • Did the $600 a week keep people from working?
  • Restaurant sales...
  • Consumer confidence falls;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Fleeing the city is the new trend.

Also today you'll meet Carlos Alvarez and his son Christopher. Since he was a little boy Christopher has heard about the work his father does at Tero International but, until he signed up to work there as an intern didn't really appreciate the business world. It's a neat story. To listen just click here! 

 

Father & Son Talk Business at Tero International

It's been a long time since I've shared our studio with my friend Carlos Alvarez, one of the Tero Trainers, so it was great to reconnect. However, on top of that I got to meet his son Christopher Alvarez who is, this year, working as an intern at Tero International. It's a neat story about how actually getting into the world of business changes the attitude of young people while at the same time offering them real world experiences that last a lifetime. Meet Christopher and Carlos.  

The Business News Headlines 27 July 2020

Welcome back to a new business week! You're just a click away from the business news headlines that we've got for you including:

  • Big tech braces for a long, long recovery;
  • The 2020 U.S. fiscal cliff;
  • Heard about the Deliverator?
  • Tech, Earnings & Capital Hill;
  • Under Armor got a scare;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Gyms are headed...outside.

Those stories plus for the interview we've got the president of the Iowa State Education Association (ISEA), Mike Beranek as we talk about the issue on the minds of thousands of teachers, students, parents, grandparents and businesses about safely opening up for the 2020 school year. You can hear that conversation...here. 

 

Thanks for listening! 

The Pubic School Dilemma and COVID19 with Mike Beranek of ISEA

It is top of mind among parents, grandparents, businesses and of course teachers. What to do in just a few weeks when schools are set to open? Here you'll meet Mike Beranek the president of the Iowa State Education Association (ISEA) with over 50,000 members,  lays out the choices educators were given. The question isn't one of politics but of...safety. Lots of questions for everyone involved and here you'll listen to some answers. Meet Mike Beranek...

The Business News Headlines 9 July 2020

Can you believe it's already Thursday?  Here is what we've got for you today in the business news headlines:

  • Big means better when it comes to restaurants;
  • Starbucks says no face masks, no service;
  • Boeing and the Feds;
  • Jumbo loans at Wells Fargo;
  • Meanwhile Wells may cut thousands of jobs;
  • Reopening of schools the decisions are tough;
  • The Biden Economic Plan rolled out today;
  • The Wall Street Report
  • The Supreme Court decision today;
  • How much should you tip during the pandemic.

Thanks for listening! 

The Business News Headlines & More 8 July 2020

Ever wonder where the disconnect is?  Stocks rallied today while 32% of Americans missed making their July housing payment.  Here are the stories we've got for you today:

  • That housing story is a shocker;
  • Americans are moving and why;
  • Mortgage rates hit an all time low;
  • Amazon to share more sellers information;
  • Fraud and the Paycheck Protection Program...no, really?
  • Companies slash dividends and it's a big number;
  • The Wall Street Report
  • Colleges sue the Trump administration.

Those stories plus you'll meet two summer interns who are working and learning at Tero International. Meet Jessica Durbala and Niko Dedic and what they are doing, where they hope to go and what opportunities are in front of them.  To listen, click here.

Thanks for coming by! 

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