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Welcome to Iowa Tupelo Honey!

Several weeks ago we were hit up with a presser about a new restaurant opening in Iowa. While that is not something new or different the "back story" was. Here you will meet the people behind Tupelo Honey, we know a very different name. But that's not all that is very different about this group of restaurants that started in Ashville, North Carolina. Here you will meet Owner/CEO Steve Frabitore and Executive Chef and V.P. of Culinary Eric Gabrynowicz. We promise you that you'll be blown away by their take on "Southern Hospitality", the food, the culture and the pay/ benefits afforded to their staff. No, really...

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 4 February 2022

The weekend is upon us. Today the newscast comes from a very cold Mason City, Iowa where the wind is howling and it's three degrees.  Today, along with the business news headlines you'll hear from Jeff Pitts in his last broadcast for us. He's been a rock for nearly six years and we appreciated his loyalty. But he's moving on from his gig with Cityview. You might say this is another example of the Great Resignation and we wish him well. In the news:

  • A mixed bag on Wall Street but...Oil?
  • The Jobs Report was amazing, no...really;
  • One company expects consumers to back off spending;
  • Some big news out of Lowes today;
  • Are the days of Mega-Malls over;
  • Could a union be coming to a Google player;
  • Speaking of unions a do-over vote in Alabama;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • And, are PIP's bad? No not Gladys Knight.

And here's Jeff with Stuff to DO in the Greater Des Moines Metro this weekend into next week

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.

Stuff to DO with Cityview and Jeff Pitts

It's FRIDAY and each Friday we sit down with Jeff Pitts from Cityview Magazine and chat it up about Stuff to DO in the Greater Des Moines Metro this weekend into next week.  On tap today is the CIRCUS...yes! Today through Sunday.  And some circus talk from long agon in Detroit and those drum sticks.  Sports with the Iowa Wolves and the Iowa Wild. New stuff at the DSM Playhouse. Golden Girls from Des Moines Performing Arts. Some symphony news. Botanical Blues on Sunday. A Valentine's Day PSA...guys...you listening? Iowa State plays Kansas...a big game and the Iowa Ag Expo is in town next week. Watch out for plenty of pickups!  Have some fun with us! 

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.

Stuff to DO in the DSM Metro with Jeff Pitts of Cityview

Welcome to the weekend! And, just like we do at the end of each business week our friend Jeff Pitts the managing editor of Cityview Magazine is in to chat it up about stuff to DO in the Greater Des Moines Metro. Even if you don't live close you'll get a "flavor" of the lifestyle events going down this weekend into next week. Like the East Village Promenade the Nutcracker ballet, Jordan Smith over in Pella, The Tall Grass Theater, "Geezers" in Ankeny, a bunch of basketball, the Iowa Stars take on Milwaukee, Lights, Trivia and a John Walters book signing at Beaverdale Books....whew!

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 3 December 2021

It's been a wild week on Wall Street compounded by the new variant and the threat of a government shutdown. Whew... And, because it is Friday stay with us because after the news we're riffing about Bitcoin Machines as well as "Stuff to DO" in the Greater Des Moines Metro with Jeff Pitts from Cityview. But...first the news:

  • The jobs report and the unemployment rate;
  • Produce and maple syrup made the news;
  • She asked, "Why are beef prices so high?"
  • Another retail giant to close stores in January;
  • That Bass Pro/Sportsman's Warehouse deal...off;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Don't get rid of that home office...yet.

Those stories plus find out what Jeff's wife thinks about him shelling out $7,000 for a "Bitcoin Machine that spits out money". Sure we also talk about stuff to do in the greater Des Moines Metro but the "Bitcoin Machine" has us going.  You can hear all of 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.

Stuff to DO and a Bitcoin Machine…with Jeff Pitts

Each week Jeff Pitts the managing editor for Cityview Magazine comes in to chat it up about "Stuff to DO" in the Greater Des Moines Metro but today...we spend some time talking about his fascination with a "Bitcoin Machine". "Hey, you just plug it in and it spits out money..." Clearly I'm not buying it (and neither is his Bride) but it makes for a fun listen. Then we get into sports, music, plays a little Big Ten conversation about the football game and more. Hey, it's Friday...have some fun already! 

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.

Stuff to DO with Jeff Pitts and Cityview

Each Friday Jeff Pitts the managing editor of Cityview Magazine is in to chat it up about Stuff to DO in the Greater Des Moines Metro this weekend and into next week.  Today we're riffing about a bunch of holiday events from Disney on Ice to the Festival of Trees to Jolly Holiday Lights to Santa Rockin' Lights at Living History Farms music in Pella, Martina McBride in Ames authors at Beaverdale Books, Wil Farrell trivia at Smash Park...click through and have a fun weekend and week.

That's a wrap and 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.

 
 

From Our Way-Back Machine Meet Keith Howdy Brown & Crystal Sound

This conversation goes back to 2014 when Keith "Howdy" Brown visited our studios to chat it up about Crystal Sound Studios which is located in the Greater Des Moines, Iowa Metro. Here we chat it up about the use of jingles, who he's done work for and more. Then we "dug this up" for our Halloween Edition on News Talk 1540 KXEL this year. Enjoy...Keith is a real pro! 

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.

Stuff to DO with Cityview and Jeff Pitts!

For many of us it's the end of the work week so who to better join us for this hyper-local look at Stuff to DO in the Greater Des Moines Metro than Jeff Pitts the managing editor of Cityview Magazine. Join the "Friday Fun" as we riff about comedy shows we can not share the name of, the Latino Ballet, spooky stuff going on at Blank Park Zoo and other places.  Hey, it's Friday and you deserve a break from the heavy news.  Let's go!

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.

Stuff to DO with Cityview and Jeff Pitts

Stuff to DO in the Greater Des Moines Metro with Jeff Pitts the managing editor of Cityview Magazine. He's in to help me riff about a whole host of things to going on in this, our Hyper-Local look at fun this weekend into next week.  Sup? Des Moines Street Style is a happening thing all over the Metro. The Okee Dokee Brothers with Sonia De Los Santos (Jeff is practicing his Spanish) are making music tonight. The Wine and Whisky Walk from Cityview is happening in the West Glen Shopping Area. The Annual Fall Arts and Crafts Show at the State Fairgrounds but...NO gun show! Octoberfest (in September) is happening. Last chance to see CABARET at the Des Moines Playhouse. Strap in and go to the Halfway to St. Pat's Day Bike Ride starting at Carl's Place. Illumifest is a big deal in West Des Moines. Knotfest happens on Saturday as well. The Iowa Latino Heritage Festival...is a go!  Applefest at Living History Farms (and we share some trivia). The Des Moines Symphony is tuning up. Family Movie Night is happening at the West Des Moines Valley Community Center...and we also talk about the Valley High School Football Stadium...yikes. So go out already and have some fun! 

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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