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Laura Kinnard and Business/Networking Events in DSMUSA

Each Monday Laura Kinnard from Drake University and DMBizMixer.com joins me to chat it up about business education and networking events. Today we've got the details of an event happening on Monday and then several on Tuesday, Wednesday...you get it. From the DM Kitchen to the DSM Magazine event click through to learn more. 

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. 

The Business News 8 April 2019

We're kicking off the second quarter and corporate earnings were on the minds of investors. Inside you'll learn about that and...

  • Stocks ended the day mixes;
  • Climate change to CRUSH the real estate market?
  • Best state to find a job;
  • Worst 10 states to find a job;
  • GE hits a wall;
  • Boeing stock tanks;
  • Bank CEO's headed to congress...pop the popcorn;
  • Jack Dorsey of Twitter gets....paid!
  • What happened today on Wall Street

Those stories plus Val Hoeppner a media strategist talks about consumers. How to reach them why newspapers should start podcasting, why businesses might want to ramp up their blogging efforts, what social media sites seem like a win and more. You can hear Val right here.

Also, because it is Monday, Laura Kinnard is in talking about business events where you can go to learn, be seen and see new ideas from finance to social media to starting a business. Laura Kinnard from DMBizMixer.com is in the house. Listen to Laura here

Thanks for coming by! 

Connecting with Consumers - Meet Val Hoeppner

Every once in a while things click. Last week I was in New York for the New York Press Association Spring Meeting. One of the other speakers there was Val Hoeppner a media strategist from Nashville who has assisted many newspapers in re-thinking how they connect with consumers. But, beyond newspapers Val says there are significant ways in which any business can do the same and you've really got to know WHO your trying to reach. Here we talk about apps, blogs, podcasting, social media and more. Bam!  Good stuff inside. 

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. 

The Business News Headlines 3 April 2019

It's the business news headlines for today, Wednesday the 3rd day of April, thanks for being with us. Inside:

  • China and U.S. Trade moved the markets;
  • Some day Wells Fargo is in "disarray";
  • Amazon, under pressure, is tinkering with their private label items;
  • Another day another scandal with Facebook Data;
  • More retail woes this time in the Jewellery sector;
  • What happened on Wall Street and why.

Our guest for The Interview is Kate Gabrielson the incoming president for AMA-Iowa, that would be the American Marketing Association - Iowa Chapter. Today we'll talk about her vision for the chapter, what works when it comes to marketing what needs some work and some trends.  Yeah, we're talking marketing and business. You can hear that conversation here.

Thanks for coming by! 

The Business News Headlines 2 April 2019

It's been a busy business day as the Dow took a pause and we talk video in our interview. Here's what's ahead:

  • After a rousing day yesterday the markets stumbled;
  • What happened to the nation's largest drugstore chain;
  • Sexual misconduct and trying to hide it;
  • The Opioid case that just gets bigger;
  • Hey, PewDePie is back on top...what? You didn't know;
  • Tanger Outlets in Williamsburg, Iowa sold;
  • Home values climb in Polk County, Iowa by 10%;
  • What happened on Wall Street and why.

Plus today we're talking VIDEO with Kyle Plummer the marketing director for Tero International. They have doubled down on their video production work and we'll even show you some video. We'll talk about the value of video, how they started and why they have created an amazing studio. Click here to hear that story.

Thanks for coming by!

Video, Business, Tero International and Kyle Plummer

If you've been with the Business News Hour for the past dozen years you know we love to put up some video. We believe it adds to the engagement level and it's good for business. That's the feeling of the people behind Tero International an organization that, according to our guest Kyle Plummer, provides their clients with "confidence". Here Kyle talks about video, video production and their brand new video production studio. It's really amazing and yes...we have video. Should your company get into video?  We think it's a great idea...even if you start small which is what Tero did originally...

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. 

The Business News Headlines 27 March 2019

It was another worrisome day on Wall Street as Brexit, China and the inversion issue came back again today. Click ahead for these stories:

  • Salesforce named as a partner in sex trafficking;
  • Millennials are said to be killing off a bunch of stuff...and we've got a list;
  • Lyft today upped it's IPO target;
  • Facebook and hate groups; a new development;
  • What happened and why on Wall Street.

Those stories and today we shine our Small Business Spotlight on the promotional products industry with Kris Gregersen the owner of Premium Solutions. What you may or may not know about promotional products, how decisions are made, what the return on investment might look like and a host of other facts about the industry he's been in for over 20 years. Kris Gregersen and Premium Solutions in our Small Business Spotlight.  Listen to that conversation here

Our Small Business Spotlight - Premium Solutions with Kris Gregersen

Today we're going to talk about the world of promotional products with Kris Gregersen who has been in that field for two decades selling to Fortune 500 companies to small businesses. We start off by talking about why having a local consultant trumps the online world. Then it's into what is selling, what is hot what companies need to consider when using promotional products to market themselves. The business has changed greatly in 20 years... Today it's Premium Solutions in our Small Business Spotlight. 

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.

Business Networking and Education with Laura Kinnard

Each week Laura Kinnard from Drake University and DMBizMixer.com joins me to chat it up about some business education and networking events you should know about. From startups to established businesses it doesn't hurt to learn and meet/greet others. If you want your event listed just hit us up on Twitter with #DMBizEvents. 

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.

Just How Do Successful Entrepreneurs Think with Jason Feifer

Early this morning I got to welcome Jason Feifer the Editor in Chief of Entrepreneur Magazine to Iowa. He was in the Des Moines Metro to headline a breakfast meeting with the Greater Des Moines Partnership and then off for CI-Week with our friend Tony Paustian of DMACC-West. His topic this morning was "How Do Successful Entrepreneurs Think". Before he took the mic he sat down behind our mic and talked about change. More to the point the history we have in refusing to accept change be it a bicycle (not kidding) or recordings of music. In addition he chatted a bit about his new book he wrote with his wife, Jennifer Miller, "Mr. Nice Guy".  Click through for more. 

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.