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Stuff to DO with Cityview Magazine!

It's Friday!  We made it to the weekend kids!  And, that means we've got Jeff Pitts the managing editor of Cityview Magazine in to chat it up about a host of things from Chanukah to football to ice skating to comedy and music and more. Have some fun already, you deserve it.

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 sine local business news along with long-form business interviews can be heard Monday - Friday. You can subscribe on Google PlayPlayerFMPodbeaniTunesSpotifyStitcher 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 2 December 2020

Welcome back to what is the late edition of the business news headlines...don't ask. We lead off with a story about..."PackageMageddon" here's what we've got:

  • UPS says enough is enough;
  • China gets slapped by the U.S. Congress;
  • Good news for Australia;
  • Could diversity really come to U.S. corporations;
  • Salesforce had a rough day;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Some sobering news about the Midwest.

Those stories plus our continuing series about entrepreneurs who have launched during the pandemic or have seen major growth over the past nine months. My guest is Kevin Vandekrol and we call him a "Pedal Pusher" but we're not talking about bikes. Click here to listen.

Thanks, again, for coming by. 

 

He’s a Pedal Pusher and No, Not Bikes

Several weeks ago my neighbor Kevin Vandekrol told me why he quit his day job to focus on his business of creating kits for guitar pedals. I made a note to get back with him for an interview about what is a rather obscure business. It's really a great look at how an entrepreneur adjusts to the market and believes that high quality beats price. Kevin is the sole person behind Aion and is part of our series about people who have started their business during the pandemic or who have seen major growth over the past nine months. And the kicker is that he sells his products worldwide. It's a great story...have a listen! 

The Business News Headlines 6 November 2020

We made it to Friday...that one fact should be something to celebrate.  It's the Friday Edition of the Business News Headlines and here's what we've got for you:

  • Wall Street ended the day mixed;
  • The U.S. added more jobs but, yes, there is a but;
  • The price of oil fell again today and why;
  • Some chain restaurant news;
  • The states are seeing dollars in pot;
  • The Clorox/Lysol Scam;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Wait...what was that in California?

Those stories PLUS, because it is 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. Some things cancelled but music, the laughs and honky tonk dancing cowboys made the list. To listen just click here.

Thanks for coming by! 

Stuff to DO with Cityview and Jeff Pitts

Look, we get it.  Every day we bring you the business news headlines but when we're done on Friday afternoon it's time to riff about Stuff to DO in the Des Moines Metro with Jeff Pitts the managing editor for Cityview Magazine. Today on Friday Fun we're talking about the Food Issue of Cityview, Dinner and Bingo in Polk City, fun stuff at the Funny Bone, college football, Alice Unchained (who?) at Wooly's the Des Moines Playhouse, cowboy honky tonks and men line dancing.  No, really...Grab a beverage and enjoy. 

The Business News Headlines 28 October 2020

We're getting to the end of October and for Wall Street it's been a spooky season. Here are the business news headlines for Wednesday the 28th of October:

  • Another sell-off on Wall Street and you know why;
  • Oil prices tumbled today and why;
  • The biggest financial fear for Americans is....
  • Food stockpiling and food manufacturing;
  • Technology and the U.S. Senate today;
  • Losing our appetite for chain restaurants;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Hey, Tic Tok is hiring!

Those storie plus we welcome back Austin, Texas singer/songwriter Roxi Copland to talk with us a bit about her business, COVID19, getting radio airplay, juggling business responsibilities and...Spotify. To hear that conversation and a snippet of her new song, click here.

Thanks for listening.

The Business of Being Roxi Copland

We've had the pleasure of knowing singer/song writer Roxi Copland for several years and followed her work from Iowa to Wisconsin and now Texas. She recently released a new song, "Daddy Don't Do Politics" (and you'll hear a snippet of it here) so we thought it would be a great time to catch up with her and her business. We talk about everything from the impact the pandemic has had on creative musicians to getting radio air-time to the struggles with streaming services like Spotify. And, if you want a peek at "Milwaukee Strong" here you go.  Welcome back Roxi Copland: 

The Business News Headlines 16 October 2020

Well, THAT was a week...right?  Welcome to the Friday Edition of the Business News Headlines glad that you've clicked through.  Here's what we've got on tap for you today:

  • Retail Sales Numbers Surprise;
  • Deficit Numbers do...too;
  • Detroit and the "EV Buzz";
  • A study tells us what you're doing with your $;
  • A new group hopes to enlighten;
  • A deeper dive into the retail numbers;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Coke pull the plug on an old brand.

Those stories PLUS Jeff Pitts the managing editor from Cityview is with me to chat it up about Stuff to DO in the Greater Des Moines Metro this weekend into next week. To hear that...just click here.

Thanks for listening! 

The Business News Headlines 14 October 2020

Welcome back and thanks for clicking through for the business news headlines on this the 1th of October, 2020. Oh, and if you want to reach out on Twitter you can find us @IOB_NewsHour.  Here is what we've got cooked up for you today:

  • Nope on the hope of a stimulus before the election;
  • Mortgage rates fall again but...buyers are scarce;
  • If the election has you worried about the markets...
  • Pay equity and Princeton University;
  • Rents and cities like San Francisco;
  • Price fixing and...chickens;
  • What consumers are more worried about;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • And, yes, more Work from Home news.

Those stories and the amazing talent of Justin Jarrell who recently released his first album. You're going to learn the depth of his talent from writing to producing to video to editing...it goes on and on. But, he admits to one thing he can't do.  Yep, we're fans.  Meet Justin here.

Thanks for listening! 

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.

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