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The Central Iowa Business Conference is Back!

We're so pleased that the Central Iowa Business Conference (CIBC) is back and here to share the story about special guests, keynote speakers, break-out rooms and what to expect is our friend Todd McDonald from ATW Training Solutions. While the CIBC was created and hosted by the Urbandale Chamber of Commerce this truly is an all Iowa adventure. Attendees come from across the state to learn, network and get some solid business advice to take back home and put to work. Here is your invite to register today and enjoy this amazing event and all it offers. 

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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 22 April 2022

It was the worst day on Wall Street since October of 2020 as all three indexes ended the day and the week deeply in the red.  We'll be sharing those numbers and what happened in just a bit.  But first:

  • The leading cause of child deaths is...
  • The Ghost Drone is headed to Ukraine;
  • Business at Verizon slumps and why;
  • McDonald's customers re-thinking options;
  • Anheuser Busch InBev to take a billion dollar hit;
  • After weeks of deflection news about Koch and Russia;
  • Janet Yellen on a possible recession;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Some companies to take attendance...what?

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 20 April 2022

Welcome back to the business news headlines for Wednesday the 20th of April and yes, we'll have a 4/20 story for you. Also, make sure you click ahead for a conversation about issues that face so many parts of the country and what the Greater Des Moines Partnership is taking to Washington D.C. in May.  But, first the news:

  • The company lost $50b in value today;
  • The 4/20 report on cannabis;
  • The Biden Administration and student debt;
  • An update on oil stocks;
  • Uber Eats and "reverse discrimination";
  • Unions and big tech companies is a story;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • The most affordable city to buy a house...will surprise you.

For the interview you'll meet Andrea Woodard the Senior Vice President of Government Relations and Public Policy for the 4th largest chamber organization in the nation, The Greater Des Moines Partnership. Over 170 Central Iowa leaders are headed to Washington, D.C. in May.  Why?  To address some of the same issues your city and state are facing.  To listen, just 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 Business News Headlines 18 April 2022

Welcome back from the holiday weekend. Our hope is that you had a couple of days filled with family and friends and a meaningful time together. Here's what we've got for you today:

  • More Twitter drama from Jack Dorsey;
  • Want to build something? Better use U.S. steel;
  • Some things have gone DOWN in price, we have a list;
  • Natural gas prices are up and temperatures are down;
  • Taco Bell is bringing back a "fan favorite";
  • Alex Jones and Infowars are in the news;
  • Amazon and Unions...yet another story;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • These people are not, ever, going back to work.

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 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. 

 

 

The Business News Headlines 11 April 2022

Welcome back to another work week.  A reminder that the markets will be closed on Friday for the Good Friday and start of Passover. Today our first story is a shocking bit of news as we focus on folks that, even today, make less than fifteen-dollars an hour.

  • 50% of women of color make less than $15 an hour;
  • The link to Jim Crow?
  • Gas prices are trending lower and why;
  • Another tech giant to offer a stock split;
  • Recreational pot sales in New Jersey?  Could be.
  • Starbucks seeking a lawyer in union relations;
  • McDonald's closing stores and the impact on the bottom line;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Etsy sellers on strike and why.

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. 

 

 

 

A Personal Effectiveness Clinic -DISC with Liz Cooney

Not long ago I was invited to take part in one of the more than fifty Tero Clinics created by Tero International. I was asked to fill out a personal assessment and then, several weeks later, directed to attend a 90-minute Zoom event. Here Liz Cooney, the Director of Training for Tero International and I talk about that experience which, quite frankly, blew me away. Click through to learn with Everything DISC is all about, the way it is presented and the eye-opening impact it had. This simple yet powerful model describes four basic styles: Dominance, Influence, Conscientiousness and Steadiness. Know yours and be able to deal with others. Fascinating. 

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 31 March 2022

It is the final day of March and it was a first quarter bust for the stock market as inflationary pressures, the war in Ukraine and renewed concerns regarding the next COVID variant took its toll. Here's what we've got for you today:

  • President Biden urges oil companies to produce more oil;
  • Or pay a fee for idle oil wells;
  • The price of oil fell today by over $7 a barrel;
  • Ford and GM to halt production at two plants;
  • If gas prices continue to go up what will American's do?
  • The Russian Ruble is up in value. How is that possible?
  • Amazon and unions back in the news;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Age, diversity and corporate profit...it's a match.

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 Black & Brown Business Summit

The Black & Brown Business Summit is happening April 20 & 21. This is an opportunity for established businesses and startups to learn wealth building techniques, social media skills, real estate, quitting a job to move on and so much more. Here I sit down with Terrence Thames a co-organizer of the event. I promise that you'll learn much about not only the summit but also the barriers so many folks run into as they deal with systematic bias. To register for this ground-breaking event just follow this link to the West Des Moines Chamber and remember while an Iowa Chamber is sponsoring this...it truly is a global effort.

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 25 March 2022

The end of another work week for many of you and we've got lots of amazing stories for you today.  And, make sure you click ahead for the conversation with Kylie Gottschalk a new hire at Tero International. We call this segment "Bust to Trust" and it touches on the importance of being tuned in when doing a job interview.  Here's what we've got for the news:

  • A wild day on Wall Street and why;
  • High gas prices...the fault of President Biden?
  • A restaurant owner says high gas prices are good because...
  • They can cut wages for their employees.
  • Fast food and "forever chemicals" in packaging;
  • GM is shutting down an assembly line in Indiana;
  • The MSRP on vehicles used to be the starting point...
  • Not any more as vehicles become more pricy and why.
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • The Oscars air on Sunday...will anybody watch?

Those stories plus a conversation that is important for recruiters to hear. Kylie Gottschalk was fired from her remote job with no warning after working for just a couple of months. It was devastating for this professional educator. But then during an interview she got a major surprise. We call this segment, "Bust to Trust" and you can hear that by clicking 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. 

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