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The Business News Headlines 19 April 2022

The big news today was what happened on Wall Street as investors shook off inflation fears and worries about Ukraine. I'll have those numbers for you in just a bit.  But to start things off here is what we've got for you:

  • API entrepreneurs to get a boost;
  • We've got news about Social Security;
  • Heard about the Great, Great Resignation?
  • Natural gas and oil were off on the day;
  • Wanna make $20 an hour...we'll share where;
  • Mail delivery times to get...cut;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Netflix shares tumble in after hours trading and why;
  • The Whiteness of Abercrombie & Fitch.

Thanks for coming by!

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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The Business News Headlines 12 April 2022

Welcome back and to the business news headlines for Tuesday the 12th day of April And, make sure you click ahead for a fascinating conversation about the changing restaurant industry. From supply chain issues to employees to menus to technology that actually enhances the customer experience. This is good stuff.  But, first the news:

  • The Consumer Price Index and...
  • That created some waves;
  • The word of the day: "Bamboo";
  • Kohl's sold a building and why;
  • How about some slightly used yoga pants;
  • A major auto make to invest $40 billion in...
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Big changes coming to Baskin-Robbins.

Plus, for the interview you'll meet restaurant managing partner Carl Wertzberger as we discuss changes he's had to make to stay competitive during COVID and even today. It all has to do with thinking "out of the box" while working with technology to enhance the customer experience. Good stuff and you can hear that by clicking here.

Thanks for coming by!

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. 

 

 

Being Forced to Change - The Restaurant Industry with Carl Wertzberger

We've all seen it and most of us have been deeply impacted. We're talking about change. There has been massive adjustments in how and where we work. What we wear, what we eat and where we eat.  The restaurant industry has not been immune. Here, in a wide ranging conversation, restauranter Carl Wertzberger talks about overcoming supply chain issues, menu pricing, work flow and using technology to enhance the customer experience. Even though his restaurant Gilroy's Kitchen + Pub + Patio is located in West Des Moines, Iowa what he shares is an amazing story of change in an industry that has had to adjust to stay alive and...expand.

Thanks for coming by!

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 April 2022

It truly was an historic day in the United States and that leads off our newscast today. Also, make sure you click through for the interview as we visit with a young marketer who moved from South Africa to Italy and gives us an update about Italian manufacturer Agri Parts.  But, first the news:

  • The Supreme Court and KBJ;
  • Covid-19 and Washington, D.C.;
  • Buying a home in Canada...hold on;
  • The biggest overhaul of the USPS...ever;
  • Oil was off and than up today;
  • The NLRB back in the news with a big change;
  • Big Oil and paychecks made the news;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Where are the workers? Are they now entrepreneurs?

And, for the interview you'll meet Caterina Ciani the marketing person for Agri Parts. Caterina moved from South Africa to Italy and landed a job with Agri Parts. We talk a bit about this manufacturing hub in the northern part of the country, plus the family business aspect of the company and the issue of high quality parts for agriculture. To listen to that conversation CLICK HERE. 

Thanks for coming by!

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 Agri Parts Story with Caterina Ciani

The wonders of technology can put people together from all over the planet. Today we're in Bologna, Italy with my guest Caterina Ciani the marketing person for Agri Parts. Caterina moved from South Africa to Italy and landed a job with Agri Parts. We talk a bit about this manufacturing hub in the northern part of the country, plus the family business aspect of the company and the issue of high quality parts for agriculture.  We'll also chat a bit about how the company has been able to drive new sales records. A delightful conversation...join us.

Thanks for coming by!

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 April 2022

Welcome to the Wednesday Edition of the business news headlines as we kick off the newscast today with some consumer news that...we think you can use especially in light of the higher cost of everything.  Let's go!

  • The credit card myth that costs you a bunch;
  • Oil executives were in the hot seat today;
  • If keeping score WTI Crude fell by 4.99 a barrel;
  • The reason? More nations releasing oil reserves;
  • The Fed Minutes and what they mean;
  • The Rhoads Scholar turned union activist;
  • Record numbers filing for the right to have a union;
  • Inflation be damned...you're still buying stuff;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Janet Yellen and some sobering news.

Thanks for coming by!

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. 

Kemin a Company That Transforms Lives

We're going to take you on a journey that spans sixty-one years and do a deep dive into a family owned company that has become a multi-national giant. Here you'll learn about the very humble beginnings of Kemin Industries as the Nelson Family created (in their modest home) something called, Pig Lure to aid the world of pork production. Now, sixty-one years later, Kemin does business world-wide creating products that support the lives of pets to production animals while always keeping their mission centered on servant leadership. With me is Lauren Burt the global communications director who will help you better understand what the past two years have been like and what the company hopes to bring to the world...tomorrow.

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 15 March 2022

Welcome back and we're glad you're with us again today everybody. It's the 15th day of March and we've got some of the hottest business news stories for you. Plus, click ahead for the interview about Tupelo Honey a restaurant that has, now, 19 locations in second tier cities. Why is that and what is the culture behind the company. It will surprise you. But first the news:

  • The U.S. Senate passed a bill...no, really;
  • The price of oil came crashing down today;
  • Running for the Fed? Don't mention climate;
  • "Pssst, hey buddy, wanna buy some plastic knives?"
  • If Amazon and Alphabet go to the Dow who's kicked off;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Trading in full time jobs for part time and making more money.

And, click ahead for the interview featuring Steve Frabitore the Owner / CEO of Tupelo Honey as well as Executive Chef and V.P. of Culinary Eric Gabrynowicz. While a new restaurant opening isn't breaking news what this team is doing is breaking some long standing rules...and winning. 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. 

Welcome to Iowa Tupelo Honey!

Several weeks ago we were hit up with a presser about a new restaurant opening in Iowa. While that is not something new or different the "back story" was. Here you will meet the people behind Tupelo Honey, we know a very different name. But that's not all that is very different about this group of restaurants that started in Ashville, North Carolina. Here you will meet Owner/CEO Steve Frabitore and Executive Chef and V.P. of Culinary Eric Gabrynowicz. We promise you that you'll be blown away by their take on "Southern Hospitality", the food, the culture and the pay/ benefits afforded to their staff. No, really...

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 March 2022

Welcome to a brand new business week and the business news headlines for Monday the 14th of March. Just ahead some of the top business news stories of the day and a look at what happened on Wall Street.  And, stick around for a conversation about motivation from a young woman who is quickly rising in the ranks of the professionals at Tero International, Alison Haider.  But, first the news:

  • Black owned business growth is stunning;
  • Today oil briefly was trading under $100 a barrel;
  • Rocky times on Wall Street...again;
  • Will Russia default on its loans?
  • Some new Taco Bell news;
  • Cities who are winners in the new economy;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Where do college grads want to live? Another list.

Those stories plus we'll reintroduce you to Alison Haider who, just a few months ago was a part-time worker at Tero International but has quickly proven herself and has gone full time. What is it she does and what might this young women have to say about motivation?  All asked and answered.  Here is that 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. 

 

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