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The Business News Headlines 7 April 2021

Mid-Week and thanks for being here. Today was one of those odd days on Wall Street and we'll share details plus for the interview a massive transformation of a shopping mall in Des Moines, Iowa caught our attention.  But first, the news:

  • Stop working and go for a walk...no, really;
  • Amazon does not want to talk about this;
  • The My Pillow guy is getting hit again;
  • He said "tax breaks have got to go". Stunning;
  • T-Mobile has a new promotion and it's big;
  • Janet Yellen and more tax news;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • It seems Ketchup just can't...catch up.

Plus for the interview the stunning story about how one mall owner is totally transforming one of her properties. Our guest is Liz Holland the CEO of Merle Hay Investors. She'll share a story about the difference between shopping centers in Europe and the U.S. as well as the retail reality that has brought down so many malls. Then we'll get into the amazing transformation of a property in Des Moines, Iowa.  It is...groundbreaking. To listen to that conversation, click here. 

Transforming A Shopping Mall & What A Story!

If you've spent any time listening to our daily newscast you know that we've reported many times about the hollowing out of our nation's shopping malls. As ecommerce shook the bones of retail we watched as department stores, often shopping mall anchors, entering bankruptcy and leaving gaping holes. Then COVID19 came and, for many, finished the job. Some malls have sold out to Amazon to be used as fulfillment centers. Other mall owners are working new tenet arrangements hoping to salvage their business. Some mall owners are totally reimagining their centers and changing everything. Meet Liz Holland the CEO of Merle Hay Investors and the remarkable story behind their goal to totally restructure their business. It's a stunning departure and, perhaps, one of the first in the nation as the Merle Hay Mall becomes..."Hockey Town".

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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 6 April 2021

We had to make some programming changes today because our guest, Lorie Vincent and Stand Up Rural America is running up on a deadline.  Check that conversation below. In the news today:

  • Included in the Facebook breach?
  • Here is the link to find out in 10 seconds;
  • The Global Minimum Tax is....
  • Best job listing tip we've seen;
  • Kimball Musk sells Tesla stock and it means...
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Anxiety issues about returning to the office.

For the interview meet Lorie Vincent who's firm Accelerating by Design is the brain-child behind the Stand Up Rural America Summit happening in Charleston, West Virginia April 27 - 29.  We'll talk about the who, what and why of going and more.  To listen to that conversation just click here

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Stand Up Rural America with Lorie Vincent

What does Rural America want...and need?  Meet Lorie Vincent the principal at Acceleration by Design based in Austin, Texas. Here we talk about the second Stand Up Rural America which will take place April 27 - 29 in Charleston, West Virginia. So, what is it? Why does it matter? Who will learn and why it's important that you show up and steal as many ideas as possible. Registration is going on right now. Meet Lorie Vincent: 

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 March 2021

For more than one reason today marked an historic day when it comes to American families and fighting the pandemic. A reminder, you can follow us all day on Twitter @IOB_NewsHour. Here's what we've got for you today:

  • The audacious bill becomes law;
  • The American Rescue Act tax cuts;
  • The legislation impact on schools;
  • We paid more for the stuff we bought;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • The "Impostor Syndrome" explained.

For the interview we'll introduce you to the amazing Zakiya Jenkins who, as a female entrepreneur, started the non-profit known as Grace Fitness. How and why she started on that journey is an inspiring story and what she is doing now...is even better. To listen to that conversation click here.

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Entrepreneur Zakiya Jenkins and Grace Fitness

It was a chance meeting. I was on a phone call with several people when the host asked Zakiya Jenkins to tell a bit about her story. It was so amazing that we had to book her for the newscast. Her journey toward healthy living came after reaching 305 pounds and being admitted, several times a month, to the hospital for various issues related to her weight. The decision was the beginning of Grace Fitness now a non-profit that helps others, many who can not pay, to start their own journey toward a better and more healthy life. Her work has been recognized and she's received grants from Delta Dental and AmeriCorps. Along with her work she is also studying to become a registered dietitian at Iowa State University. Get ready for a good story! 

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 17 February 2021

We're staying with National Entrepreneurship Week and coming up a conversation with entrepreneur Katie Othoff about the exciting new way to purchase beef, pork and poultry plus other items directly from local farmers and ranchers.  But, first let's check out the business news stories:

  • Retail spending in January soared and why;
  • IRS says all the stimulus checks are out...but;
  • Shooting down $50K in student debt reduction;
  • Remote workers and the Home Office Credit;
  • The Bitcoin Bounce;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • It's just like Uber & Lyft only it's...jets.

Those stories and let us introduce you to entrepreneur Katie Olthoff from Chop Local. It's a great story for National Entrepreneurship Week and to listen, just click here!

Thanks for coming by. 

The Business News Headlines 15 February 2021

Welcome back and it's President's Day and the third day of National Entrepreneurship Week here in the United States. So, while Wall Street was shut down we've got these business news headlines for you:

  • Some entrepreneurship stats;
  • An update for microbusinesses and PPP;
  • Retail traders are here to stay says BOA;
  • Oil and international markets were open and...
  • Feeling a bit guilty of being pandemic...lazy?

Those stories plus for the interview you'll meet the remarkable entrepreneur Sima Dahl of Chicago. Her back-story is not only amazing but also familiar for so many. We'll be talking about honing your personal and professional brand, why that is important, how to best market you and your business and much more. It's a great way for us to kick off National Entrepreneurship Week.  Meet Sima Dahl by clicking here

From Good to Best and Your Personal Brand with Sima Dahl

Like it or not we all have a personal and professional brand. Those who are aware that it is this "brand" that can make all the difference in success work it...everyday. Meet author, trainer and keynote speaker Sima Dahl who has an amazing back-story and a craft she now shares with so many who want to go from "good" to the "best". Meet entrepreneur Sima Dahl

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 & More 4 February 2021

We're nearly to Friday, how is that possible? Today in the business news headlines we've got a look at some job numbers and what happened on Wall Street that moved the markets.  Plus a conversation with a very interesting entrepreneur from Los Angeles. Let's go:

  • New records were set on Wall Street and why;
  • The fired CEO of Parler is talking;
  • Ford is back in the news today;
  • First time unemployment numbers were lower;
  • But, the number of job cuts is worrisome;
  • Canada Goose, the coats - not the bird, has a story;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Ever heard of "Boomerang Employees"? You will.

Those stories and for the interview you'll meet voiceover artist Laura Keenan. "Tough as nails with a sleek sense of style".  She has an amazing story about how much work she's put into her craft over the past several years and is just now launching. The dedication, study and guidance is really something. To listen, just click here.

Thanks for coming by! 

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