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Survey of Rural Challenges with Deb Brown & Becky McCray

When we saw the press release come through last week the headline pointed to the fact that far too often the media covering rural communities fail to report on what rural folks say are the true challenges they face. And, it's not just opinion. For years Becky McCray and Deb Brown from SaveYour.Town have collected surveys from rural residents and what these folks say are issues often does not match what is being reported. It's a great conversation and it's right here.  One more thing, if you want to know more about population and what makes a place a "micropolitan" or "nanopolitan" community here is that link

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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 Entrepreneurial Eco System with Ben McDougal

Join me as I reconnect with serial entrepreneur Ben McDougal who has been busy with a host of projects that are all centered on the Entrepreneurial Eco System. We dive into his work as a regional manager of One Million Cups, his continued work about connecting people with projects and his new book, "You Don't Need This Book"...but we think you do. Let's talk business with Ben McDougal.

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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.

Building Rapport the News/Talk 1540 KXEL Broadcast

Every so often we offer up a "Throwback" to a conversation we've had in the past. This past week on News/Talk 1540 KXEL we featured a conversation we had back in 2017 with Carlos Alvarez one of the Tero International trainers. Here we're talking about building rapport with others. Carlos says there isn't really a trick to it...but it does take mastering a couple of skills.  Here's Carlos!

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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 16 April 2021

It's the end of the week and many are saying...not soon enough. Today we've got some of the biggest business news headlines and, because it's Friday, Jeff Pitts from Cityview is in to chat it up about Stuff to DO in the Greater Des Moines Metro this weekend into next week.  But first, this is what we've got for you today:

  • More troubles with the Boeing 737 Max;
  • Supply chain troubles with backed up ships;
  • The U.S. economy? "Ready to rip!";
  • GM, LG and Batteries;
  • Checking CEO Pay...are they worth it?
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Good News/Bad News on the U.S. pandemic front.

And, yes, it is Friday and Jeff Pitts from Cityview is in the chat it up about stuff to do in the Greater Des Moines Metro. Have some fun already!  To check it out...click here!

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The Business News Headlines 14 April 2021

It's the Wednesday Edition of the Business News Headlines and we've got a great long-form business interview coming your way today as well.  But first, here's what we've got for you:

  • As lockdowns ease fuel prices go up;
  • The fastest selling care in the U.S. is...
  • The Coinbase IPO story;
  • A U.S. shoe company CEO and $30 million;
  • More heat against voting restrictions;
  • Flying soon? Oh, that middle seat;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Bernie Madoff dies.

Those stories plus for the interview you'll meet Traci Galligan the Senior Vice President for Human Resources from the nation's largest insurer and financial services company NCMIC which, we bet, you may never have heard of. Their motto is "Taking Care of Our Own". Who are they and what do they do for clients and employees? Find out more by clicking through here. 

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Serving the Nation for 75 Years the NCMIC Story

When we got the presser about a nationwide company started by Chiropractic Physicians to offer malpractice insurance celebrating 75 years in business that got us interested in learning more. Today we reach out to Traci Galligan the Sr. Vice President for Human Resources at NCMIC and learn their story, what they do, how the company has morphed and how "We Take Care of Our Own" spreads to clients and employees.  It's a great story.

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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.

Driving Profit by Focusing on Diversity with Desmund Adams

February is National Women's Month and yet what is business doing to really embrace the inclusion of women in leadership roles? Not only because it's the right thing to do but because it will drive...profit. Here Desmund Adams the founder of Focus and Find explains the holy grail of business which is...profit. He believes that to get there your business needs to mirror society because at the end of the day to expand your reach and to build profit you need to expand your horizon....and if everybody in the company only sees the world in one way you'll never get there. 

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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 4 March 2021

It was another down day on Wall Street and it came down to jobless numbers and a heated market for Treasuries.  Give us less than nine minutes and we'll get you up to speed. Plus, for the interview, it's Jeff Garrison from Results on Purpose.  But first the news:

  • The "real" unemployment number;
  • The new unemployment claims number out today;
  • A massive wage theft story out of Chicago;
  • New and used vehicle monthly payments are up;
  • Let's talk about mortgage debt the good and the good;
  • The Wall Street Report
  • And, the "Mouse is Leaving the House".

Those stories and my conversation with Jeff Garrison the entrepreneur who helps closely held business to business companies with as few as half a dozen employees to hundreds become the best they can be...and it all takes...focus.  Click here to listen to that conversation. 

Business Coach Jeff Garrison on Pain Points and Fixing Them

It's been several years since we've visited with business coach and entrepreneur Jeff Garrison. Several years ago Jeff started his business Results on Purpose and hasn't looked back. Here we talk about what he does, how those meetings (that happen in cities all over the country) start, what are some common issues he and his clients deal with and then, in the end, I tag on a couple of corporate mission statements that are really powerful.  Lots of ground to cover, meet Jeff! 

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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.

Evolving to Meet Client Demands with Liz Cooney of Tero International

As the world enters the second year of dealing with COVID19 business models have had to change dramatically. Here Liz Cooney, the Director of Training for Tero International, is back to talk about the three areas Tero has adapted to meet the needs of their clients. In addition we talk about a new study that looks at CEO "confidence" which in 2020 has hit a new low.  Lot's of great information here to help you and your career. 

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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.

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