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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! 

The Business News Headlines 7 August 2020

We made it to Friday kids!  Here's the business news headlines we've got ready for you today and some surprising stuff:

  • Markets stalled most of the day but the final hour....
  • A look inside the recent jobs report that's not so rosy;
  • Will the work from home trend continue;
  • Commercial Real Estate people hope not;
  • Out with urban living...in with the burbs;
  • The USPS continues to bleed...badly;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • The pandemic has done a number on fashion with the exception of...

Those stories plus Jeff Pitts from Cityview Magazine is in to riff on Stuff to Do in the greater Des Moines Metro.  DO NOT expect anything serious here as we talk about music, bands, festivals, plays and broadswords. To hear that silliness click here. 

Thanks for listening!

Stuff to DO with Cityview and Jeff Pitts

Each weekday we bring you the top business news headlines and insights into business with long form business interview. But, all of that ends late on Friday when we get Jeff Pitts the managing editor of Cityview Magazine with us to riff about "Stuff to DO" in the Greater Des Moines Metro. Do not expect anything too serious here. But you will hear about events happening like art and entertainment, a Renaissance Fair, music events and some "side conversations" about broadswords and bands.  We've got Zoo Brew and we also touch on RAGBRAI...remember that?  Here we go!  

Stuff to DO with Cityview Magazine

Each week we climb into our Hyper-Local Machine and get Jeff Pitts the managing editor of Cityview Magazine to come by and chat it up about "Stuff to DO in the Greater Des Moines Metro". And, he does not disappoint. Now, for full disclosure do not expect much seriousness coming from this conversation. It's all in fun and hell, you need some fun right about now.  From virtual plays to reclaiming your summer concert series to broadswords...yes broadswords click through for some fun: 

The Business News Headlines 24 July 2020

It was another sobering day on Wall Street as investors had plenty to grumble about. Welcome to the business news headlines for Friday the 24th of July. Here's what we've got for you today:

  • Something new at Chipotle and McDonald's
  • Nearly 1/2 of the American workforce is out of a job;
  • Two employment companies join forces;
  • More job cuts announced today;
  • What do idle airplanes...do;
  • Being Black and home ownership;
  • The Wall Street Report
  • Work from Home in Germany.

Those stories plus Jeff Pitts from Cityview Magazine is in to chat it up about Stuff to DO in the Des Moines Metro this weekend into next week. From traveling cocktail parties to baseball to State Fair Food without the fair some old radio stories and a bunch more. Have some fun with us...you deserve it. To hear that segment, click here

 

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The Business News Headlines 17 July 2020

Like those of us who report on the news like to say, "It's Friday...only two more working days until Monday!" Thanks for clicking through and here's what we've got on tap today:

  • The markets "wobbled";
  • The coming of mass evictions;
  • Two numbers: 600 and 25,000,000;
  • Delta to cut pay for pilots;
  • CISCO fires "some employees" over BLM backlash;
  • No cruse for...you;
  • The Wall Street Report
  • "Try something new" she said...and there are new jobs out there.

Those stories plus...it's Friday so have some fun already! Jeff Pitts from Cityview Magazine is in to chat it up about a host of things going on in the Des Moines Metro. Some silly stuff about the "Room of Doom" and a new tagline for Zoom. Plus a comic-cosplay event, drive in plays, a gun show, fireworks and much more including Summer Stir. To learn more about that click ahead and enjoy! 

Thanks for listening! 

Stuff to DO with Cityview and Jeff Pitts

Forgive us we spent some time talking about pizza for breakfast. You do...do that...right? We'll chat about a number of fun stuff like pickled herring and nope, Jeff has never had.  Here, once again is Jeff Pitts the managing editor of Cityview Magazine with "Stuff to DO" in the Des Moines, Iowa Metro". Things like MMA fights, the Downtown Des Moines Walking Tour, the drive-in from the Des Moines Playhouse, Max Wellman is opening up Noce (YAY!) and on his birthday yet.  There is a comic book convention coming to town and a home show in Ankeny. And coming up the Cityview Summer Stir...oh yeah.  And lots of stuff in between.  Have some fun already, you've earned it.

The award winning Insight on Business the News Hour with Michael Libbie is the only weekday 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 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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Stuff to DO with Cityview Magazine

Lots of things are not happening but there are plenty of things going on in the Greater Des Moines Metro this holiday weekend. Some communities are doing fireworks...think Urbandale and Waukee. There is a full day of fun at Living History Farms. Some Farmers Markets happening in West Des Moines and Beaverdale.  Here, Jeff Pitts from Cityview Magazine shares a list of things happening this weekend into next week. And...this is BIG...the July Edition of Cityview is out. Pick up a copy.  Meanwhile enjoy this...have a laugh or two.  You deserve it! 

The award winning Insight on Business the News Hour with Michael Libbie is the only weekday 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 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. 

Our Sponsors

AARP-Iowa

National Tractor Parts Dealer Association

Oasis - A Paychex Company

Tero International

The Business News Headlines 30 June 2020

The major Wall Street markets posted quite the second quarter but will the party continue?  That story and more today on the final day of June 2020:

  • IRS says no more delays...pay up;
  • What a national mask mandate might do;
  • Your favorite home improvement store ain't who you think;
  • UAW asks GM to close a Texas plant;
  • U.S. families spending less on just about everything;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • 1, 2, 3 strike outs today. It's a "trifecta" of closings.

Also today, for the interview you'll hear how Tero International had to completely change their business model from holding in person skills training to virtual events. How they did it, why they did it and how it's working out. My guest is Deborah Rinner the Chief Learning Officer of the company. To hear that...click here.

Thanks for listening! 

Stuff to DO with Cityview and Jeff Pitts!

Lordy, lordy...he's back!  Jeff Pitts from Cityview has been gone from our Friday "Stuff to DO" briefing as the staff from Cityview took some COVID19 time off.  Now the crew is back on duty and here Jeff rejoins us as we talk about stuff to do online...like an online film festival from our friends at the Interrobang Film Festival. Or how about an opera from Des Moines Metro Opera. And, nope, not in Italian but in French!  Those things and much more.  Enjoy, have a laugh or two...you deserve it.  

The award winning Insight on Business the News Hour with Michael Libbie is the only weekday 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 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. 

Our Sponsors

AARP-Iowa

National Tractor Parts Dealer Association

Oasis - A Paychex Company

Tero International

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