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The Okoboji Writers Retreat - Reflections and Looking Forward

In the summer of 2021 writer, journalist, air personality and business leader, Julie Gammack called me to say she was putting on something called the Okoboji Writers Retreat (OWR).  She asked if I might be interested, we did a segment about what was planned and I ended up going. Here she reflects on what went on, the response, and some highlights and then offers us a peak into OWR-2022.  While her husband, Richard Gilbert, cooked up breakfast Julie and I had a chat: 

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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 15 September 2021

Welcome to the business news headlines for Wednesday the 15th of September and for those of you who are about to celebrate the Jewish Holiday of Yom Kippur may you have a meaningful day. Here's what we've got for you today:

  • Get Social Security? A raise is in store;
  • A "Witching Friday" for stocks...what?
  • Heard about the Great Chicken Settlement;
  • Seems Dutch Brothers have a winner;
  • The Wall Street Report
  • The "Savage Summer" of air travel.

Those stories, a programming note and we'll take you back a month or so and get you up to speed on the Okoboji Writers Retreat with Julie Gammack. It kicks off this Sunday and yep, I'm going. Want to listen to what it's about?  Here you go!

Thanks for being here!

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.

News For Small Businesses from the SBA

Two things to do: First, if you own or manage a small business you've got to listen to this short segment about National Small Business Week and a virtual presentation starting on the 13th. And, pay close attention to the new guidelines for gaining capitol for your small business. And, second, if you know a person who owns or manages a small business send this link to them. It could make a huge difference.  My guest is Veronica Pugin who is the Senior Advisor in the Office of Capital Access for the Small Business Administration. Here too is your link to the COVID-19 Economic Injury Disaster Loan Program that we talk about. Know there are new guidelines and an easier way in which to apply for business capital. Two things:  Listen and Share!

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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 20 July 2021

It is the Tuesday Edition of the Business News Headlines and today we've even got a bit of Diana Washington kicking things off. Figured you would rather hear 15 seconds of her singing than...me.  Here's what we've got for you today:

  • Yes, what a difference a day makes;
  • Jeff Bezos goes to space and not everybody is pleased;
  • Cities and States may soon see opioid settlement cash;
  • Food prices? This grocer says they will go up even more;
  • Another student loan company calls it quits;
  • GM and more...yes...more CHIPS;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • The Tokyo Olympics and more troubles.

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 6 July 2021

For those of you who were busy celebrating the U.S. holiday of Independence day welcome back. Yes, we too took some time off. Today, and just ahead of a conversation with journalist Julie Gammack we've got these news stories for you:

  • About that four-day work week;
  • What is dragging the U.S. economy;
  • Some Tyson chicken news you need;
  • Crude oil prices fall...a bit and why;
  • "Everybody quit" says this McDonald's worker;
  • Get your free Subway sandwich and when;
  • Keystone Pipeline vs. the Biden Administration;
  • The Wall Street Report
  • More about the ransomware attack. 

Now comes Julie Gammack and the Okoboji Writers Retreat where you can learn from some of the top names in journalism, fiction and non-fiction writing. Join us for a business conversation designed to not only introduce you to Julie but dig deeper into the upcoming retreat. 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 11 June 2021

We're about to put a fork in it...the end of the two-day entrepreneurial adventure known as EntreFEST. Our thanks to the staff and dozens of volunteers who worked so hard to put together a great event. While it's over for this year plan on making this a stop in 2022.  In the business news headlines: 

  • Walmart may have to step aside;
  • Digital restaurant orders soared last year;
  • Loyalty programs and keeping customers;
  • Lying about how much you have...ouch;
  • Manufacturing needs a PR move;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Is "Rush Hour" gone forever?

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 10 June 2021

Great to have you with us as we broadcast from EntreFEST an entrepreneur and startup event that focuses on everything from story telling, to funding to marketing that takes place each year in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.  Check it out! In the news:

  • Consumer prices are up, way up;
  • Investors went, "Meh";
  • "Sold Out" sorry camping folk;
  • Corn and Soybean prices are a story;
  • Those hot day-traders got cooled off today;
  • Medicare and the new Alzheimer's drug;
  • New Work From Home from Amazon;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Can your employer require a vaccination?

Thanks for listening!

The Business News Headlines 27 April 2021

The month of April is winding down and "winding down" is what happened on Wall Street before the closing bell...but after?  That's a different story. Thanks for being with us. Here's what we've got for you today:

  • After the bell Alphabet stock soars;
  • What's driving corn prices? We'll tell;
  • Europeans are buying U.S. wineries;
  • The State of Maine is charging things up;
  • Where are the most desirable homes? You'll be surprised;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • So, are we really going back to the office?

For the interview you'll meet Jill Wilkins and Jourdan McChesney from the upcoming event known as EntreFEST. We'll explore what it is, who should come, what to expect and you can join EntreFEST from anywhere on the planet. More about the world of entrepreneurs, technology, funding and fun is just a click away

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.

EntreFEST 2021 with Jill and Jourdan

Coming up in June is EntreFEST 2021 a multi day event held in Cedar Rapids, Iowa that focusses on building understanding, community and providing resources for entrepreneurs from across the county. Here Jill Wilkins, COO for NEWBOco and Jourdan McChesney the EntreFEST Event Coordinator visit with me about what it is, who should go, how to get there and if you want to do the event virtually you can join from wherever you are on the planet.  And, if you sign up feel free to use the Promo Code LIBBIE to get 20% off your registration fee.  Nice....

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 13 April 2021

Welcome to the Tuesday Edition of the Business News Headlines, thanks for being with us. Here is what we've got for you today:

  • The Coinbase IPO is about...
  • The Consumer Price Index and...inflation;
  • Now it's rubber automakers are worried about;
  • "The Woz" hits TV with Unicorn Hunters;
  • A gas tax to pay for the Biden infrastructure plan;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Three-hundred movie theaters go...dark.

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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