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Our Small Business Spotlight with Chris Seuntjens

He says he might retire, "someday" but it doesn't look like Chris Seuntjens is about to slow down anytime soon. He, and his THREE businesses, are in our Small Business Spotlight this week. Inside you'll learn about his first love, Christopher's Rare Coins and his soon to open in the Jordan Creek Area Christopher's Fine Jewelry and his invention business where he manufactures display cases called Crystal Clear Showcases. Retire? Nah...doesn't look like it's in the mix. Meet Chris: 

The award winning Insight on Business the News Hour with Michael Libbie is the only weekday, hour-long 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 at 2pm 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 & More 21 October 2019

Welcome back to a busy week!  In the newscast today we'll share several stories that will interest you plus you'll hear from four entrepreneurs who are working it at The Runway a new co-working site in the nearly empty Southridge Mall. Then Laura Kinnard is in to chat about that project and some events.  Today:

  • Amazon shipping out of date and spoiled food?
  • Ford Motor Company and the botched Explorer rollout;
  • Will they or won't they ratify the GM/UAW agreement;
  • Boeing stock in free fall;
  • GrubHub disappoints;
  • Bottled water takes a hit.

Also today you'll meet four entrepreneurs who are part of The Runway. You can hear their stories here.

And, because it's Monday...Laura Kinnard joins me to talk about The Runway as well as share some upcoming business events. Listen to that here.

Thanks for coming by! 

Entrepreneurs from The Runway

Tucked into the cavernous building once known as the Southridge Mall is The Runway. It's a place where entrepreneurs can gather, work, learn and expand their business. At a recent open house I sat down with four individuals who are starting or working on their businesses. You'll meet Kourtney Perry of Privacy, LLC an event company that is helping put on a show October 31st, Twayne Deering from Toppz Handiman Services you can reach him at 309-635-7825. I also visit with Jeremiah Wright who is the founder of Get It Wright Fitness he's a fitness coach and you'll meet Sara Letsch who has two businesses, Nymph in the Woods Jewelry and Fit Life with Sara. Busy people and you get to learn more here. 

The award winning Insight on Business the News Hour with Michael Libbie is the only weekday, hour-long 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 at 2pm 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 & More 13 September 2019

We can share with you that the Dow closed up today...the 8th day in a row. It's the business news headlines for Friday the 13th...I know..right?

  • The markets opened higher and closed mixed;
  • You, yes YOU, are responsible for the economy;
  • Whole Foods is kicking about 1,900 off health care coverage;
  • Mortgage rates are back in the news;
  • Freddie and Fannie and our new love affair with them;
  • Remember the "Foxfire Books" dust them off for the Millenials in your life.

Those stories PLUS we've got Jeff Pitts the managing editor for Cityview Magazine in to share with you "Stuff to DO in the Greater Des Moines Metro. That's right here! 

Thanks for listening! 

The Business News Headlines & More 11 July 2019

Today the Dow topped 27,000 for the first time in history. What happened and why?  We'll share that story plus offer you the news on these issues:

  • The White House abandoned plans for more affordable drugs;
  • Bad news for many women...think Charming Charlies;
  • Dollar General wants to lure better heeled customers;
  • An American manufacturer sees profits in trouble and we'll share why;
  • Hate Robo-Calls? AT&T says come see us.

Those stories plus Brad Anderson the State Director for AARP-Iowa will share with you their plan to bring 20 presidential candidates to five Iowa cities in six days to talk about the important issues facing the over 370,000 members of AARP-Iowa. It's a big, really big, deal. To listen to that conversation click here! 

Thanks for listening! 

The award winning Insight on Business the News Hour with Michael Libbie is the only weekday, hour-long business podcast in the Midwest. The national, regional and local business news along with long-form business interviews can be heard Monday - Friday starting at 5pm Central. You can subscribe on Google PlayPlayerFMPodbeaniTunesStitcher or TuneIn Radio. And you can catch The Business News Hour Week in Review each Sunday at 2pm 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 and More 3 July 2019

The stock market closed early today ahead of the Independence Day Holiday and the Dow closed at a record up 179 points to close at 26,9866. Today you'll hear these stories plus a story about a different nation and their call for freedom and independence. Here's what's on tap:

  • This automaker sold only 933 cars in the U.S....why?
  • Thoughts about Lee Iacocca;
  • Tesla delivers;
  • You know that flag outfit you'll be wearing...it's illegal;
  • Candy bars are getting...green.

Those stories plus an on-the-spot interview with a group of women from Sudan who were calling attention to the plight of their home nation. You'll hear several voices talk about the brutality there and their desire to let people know of their call for freedom. To hear that, click here. 

Thanks for listening! 

The award winning Insight on Business the News Hour with Michael Libbie is the only weekday, hour-long business podcast in the Midwest. The national, regional and local business news along with long-form business interviews can be heard Monday - Friday starting at 5pm Central. You can subscribe on Google PlayPlayerFMPodbeaniTunesStitcher or TuneIn Radio. And you can catch The Business News Hour Week in Review each Sunday at 2pm 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 & More 2 July 2019

Just when you thought it was safe to come out...more tough tariff talk from the White House. Welcome to the business news headlines for Tuesday the 2nd day of July. On tap for you today:

  • An awkward moment for Nike;
  • Everything it would seem reeks of politics;
  • Low fuel prices means an increase in these vehicle sales;
  • Buying clothing? A surprising place to do so;
  • Americans are flocking to Canada to save their lives;
  • Heard of Job Ghosting? You will today.

Those stories and more along with a conversation about employee incentives and how they can quickly turn into a sense of entitlement. It's not that you should quit doing employee incentives but...Ro Crosbie from Tero International says you need to really think through the effort. Otherwise it can backfire on you. Here is that conversation. 

Thanks for listening! 

Our Sponsors

AARP-Iowa

National Tractor Parts Dealer Association

Oasis - A Paychex Company

Tero International

The Business News Headlines and More 11 June 2019

Each day we bring you the business news headlines on your time. Today we've got a bunch of interesting stories. Let's go!

  • The Dow opened higher but will it last;
  • The most valuable brand in the world is...
  • Stuff you didn't know: Shutterfly sold;
  • Will they stop the Sprint/T-Mobile merger;
  • Iconic products, you know, that are no longer made in the U.S.A.;
  • Might want to wait to fill up;
  • President Trump Tweets more attacks;
  • Did you "smile" for the candid camera?

Those stories and a conversation with the Editor in Chief of Entrepreneur Magazine, Jason Feifer. He is all about sharing with businesses owners and managers that thinking like an entrepreneur will pay big dividends. To hear that conversation just click here.

Thanks for listening!

The Business News Headlines 28 May 2019

Back from the Memorial Day Holiday...hope you had a good weekend. Our hearts go out to the thousands who have been impacted by the recent storms, tornados and flooding. It has been a tragic spring.  In the news today:

  • The markets react to falling rates and rising trade tensions;
  • Amazon not yet done with NYC;
  • But it may be done with "Mom & Pop";
  • IKEA is changing up their business model think convenience;
  • Sports Illustrated is "sold"...sort of;
  • What happened and why on Wall Street.

Those stories and some new technology for agriculture. Craig Dick from Cropstream.com is our guest and we'll be talking about this free new app that connects farmers/ranchers with everybody from suppliers, to dealers to associations and markets all from your cell phone. Yeah...it's a big deal. To hear that conversation, click here

Thanks for listening!

 

The Business News Headlines 22 May 2019

It's the "Vacation Edition" of the Business News Headlines. Today as stocks struggle with trade concerns we've got these stories:

  • Department stores struggle and their stocks fade;
  • While some retailers sink Target gets a bump up;
  • Lowe's disappoints but Home Depot...nope;
  • Good news for Apple computer fans;
  • Want a Tesla? New pricing;
  • Just in case you've run out of stuff to worry about we've got a looming story;
  • Want extra time to do the SAT? Move to a more affluent school.

Those stories plus an amazing conversation with author and 2020 presidential hopeful Marianne Williamson. We talk about economics, families, working folks, the system and so much more. And, at no time did it seem like she had to talk...politically. Very interesting and to hear that...click right here

Thanks for coming by!