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SBA the CARES Act & Small Business with Jayne Armstrong

A returning guest to the Business News Hour is Jayne Armstrong the Iowa District Director for the Small Business Administration. Here we talk about the CARES Act, some issues that SBA had, the changes in qualification guidelines, Small Business Saturday and the billions of dollars shared with Iowa businesses. In addition you can Shop Iowa small businesses by following this link.  Oh, and she does have to brag a bit about her Pittsburgh Steelers.  Here's Jayne Armstrong. 

The Surprising Growth of Duplication Media

Several years ago Jason Olson was a guest and talked about his business Duplication Media. Not long ago I was on LinkedIn mentioning that I'd like to visit with business owners about their experiences during COVID19. How was business, going up or down or what impact has the pandemic had on operations. Jason shot us a note and we scheduled this conversation. What we learned is amazing. While his company is based in Iowa he is doing work for clients all over the world.  Have a listen! 

The Business News Headlines 22 October 2020

Thanks so much for coming by. It's been a busy news day and here's what we've got lined up for you today:

  • Yachts, a Van Gogh and a Movie;
  • More disruption in the grocery industry;
  • Microsoft has extended their Work from Home Policy;
  • Airbus is ramping up;
  • The retailers that are opening new stores;
  • Home sales are way up;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Flight Attendants without a Plan B.

Also today a conversation about what No Justice - No Peace means...to businesses. We've all seen news video about marches and civil unrest but is that what No Justice - No Peace is all about?  Today an in depth conversation about the movement in Iowa with organizer Al Womble To hear that conversation, click here. 

The Business of No Justice - No Peace

Following an email we received the other day from one of the Iowa organizers of No Justice - No Peace we kicked around the idea to invite them to the Business News Hour to help us...and business better understand what exactly those four words mean. With us is Al Womble who along with several others has been crisscrossing Iowa and setting up voter information booths where they are usually welcomed but often harassed.  Here is that conversation: 

The Business News Headlines 21 October 2020

Midweek and we've got the business news headlines for you on this the 21st of October. Here is what we've got teed up:

  • According to the Fed the U.S. recovery is...
  • Two Words:  Stimulus & Nope;
  • 30-year jumbo mortgage rates;
  • Hospitals and increasing numbers of patients;
  • Chicago feeling the economic pinch of COVID19;
  • Too much oil and gas it would seem;
  • Tesla & Chipotle in the news;
  • The Wall Street Report
  • A streaming service calls it quits.

Those stories plus our continuing look at entrepreneurs who, even in the face of the pandemic, are launching their businesses. You'll meet Shirley Macleod who, along with her husband, Earl, recently launched the first of four Tint World franchises.  To listen, just click here.

Thanks for coming by! 

Launching in a Pandemic - Shirley Macleod and Tint World

As part of our ongoing series about entrepreneurs who are opening their businesses during a pandemic we found Shirley and Earl Macleod of Iowa who, just weeks ago, opened a franchise location in Iowa for Tint World. Here we visit with Shirley about the decision to become a franchise owner, what impressed them about Tint World and what they offer to vehicle owners...and it's not just window tinting. One other thing, the Macleod's are not done and have options on opening three additional locations outside of Iowa.  Meet Shirley Macleod....

The Amazing Talent of Musician Justin Jarrell

Justin Jarrell recently launched his album that was two years in the making. While we don't often feature musicians on the Business News Hour...being one really is...a business. So we dug in a bit to learn more about Justin and...WOW! Boundless energy and so talented on so many levels. If it sounds like we're immediate fans...yep.  Meet Justin Jarrell, his music and his stunning ability to do everything except...one...tiny thing that he admits to.

A Legacy of Service - Meet Charles Clayton

Every so often we find a story about a person who has built their life around a mission of service to others. Sometimes, as in this case, these people hope to bring that legacy of service to the people living and working in their community through the legislative branch. Meet Charles Clayton who not only has an amazing story but has also, for years, been that servant to others.  Charles is running for the Iowa House in District 9 which is Webster County and the Fort Dodge area. We were impressed and think you will be as well. Meet Charles Clayton. 

The Business News Headlines 30 September 2020

Here we are, about to close out the month of September...  Welcome to the Wednesday Edition of the business news headlines plus an interesting business interview about recycled tractor and ag parts. Here's what we've got for you today:

  • More job cuts this time it's Bayer;
  • Wall Street had a good day and why;
  • A COVID19 vaccine soon? A leading company says, not so fast;
  • Carmakers seeing some daylight;
  • Ford has a recall and it's big;
  • You and your resume - Three things to leave off;
  • The Wall Street Report
  • The NFL and COVID19.

Those stories and a conversation with Scott Schelling the owner of a tractor parts salvage yard that, because of technology and the Internet now sells agricultural parts all over the world from his tiny town in Iowa. To hear more about Rock Valley Tractor Parts, click here.

Thanks for listening! 

Hospitals Hope for Congressional Action - Meet Kevin Kincaid

Several weeks ago our guests Brian Dieter and Gary Botine from the Mary Greeley Medical Center joined us for a conversation about the Medicare Accelerated and Advanced Payment Program or MAAPP. It's time for an update. Here Kevin Kincaid the President/CEO of the Knoxville Hospital and Clinics shares where we are and what they hope will happen in the coming weeks. Why it matters? Because the future of many, especially rural hospitals, is on the line. Meet Kevin Kincaid.

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