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The Okoboji Writers Retreat with Julie Gammack

If there is such a thing as "Journalistic Royalty" then my guest makes the cut. Meet Julie Gammack who followed in the footsteps of her father the late Gordon Gammack as he plied his trade with the Des Moines Register & Tribune for 40 years covering three wars, WWII, Korea and Vietnam. Then Julie also wrote and continues to contribute to the Des Moines Register as well as writing on Substack.  

Now comes the Okoboji Writers Retreat where you can learn from some of the top names in journalism, fiction and non-fiction writing. Join us for a business conversation designed to not only introduce you to Julie but dig deeper into the upcoming retreat.  

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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 27 April 2021

The month of April is winding down and "winding down" is what happened on Wall Street before the closing bell...but after?  That's a different story. Thanks for being with us. Here's what we've got for you today:

  • After the bell Alphabet stock soars;
  • What's driving corn prices? We'll tell;
  • Europeans are buying U.S. wineries;
  • The State of Maine is charging things up;
  • Where are the most desirable homes? You'll be surprised;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • So, are we really going back to the office?

For the interview you'll meet Jill Wilkins and Jourdan McChesney from the upcoming event known as EntreFEST. We'll explore what it is, who should come, what to expect and you can join EntreFEST from anywhere on the planet. More about the world of entrepreneurs, technology, funding and fun is just a click away

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.

EntreFEST 2021 with Jill and Jourdan

Coming up in June is EntreFEST 2021 a multi day event held in Cedar Rapids, Iowa that focusses on building understanding, community and providing resources for entrepreneurs from across the county. Here Jill Wilkins, COO for NEWBOco and Jourdan McChesney the EntreFEST Event Coordinator visit with me about what it is, who should go, how to get there and if you want to do the event virtually you can join from wherever you are on the planet.  And, if you sign up feel free to use the Promo Code LIBBIE to get 20% off your registration fee.  Nice....

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 20 April 2021

Investors on Wall Street were, today, more concerned with COVID19 then they were with some good earnings and that's where we'll start and stay with us for our conversation with entrepreneur and author Ben McDougal. But, first the news:

  • Investors are worried;
  • A big move in Philadelphia for business;
  • Imagine Regional Economic Collapse;
  • Prices on many household items going up;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • People NOT fleeing like we thought.

For the interview you'll meet Ben McDougal a professional connector, entrepreneur and now an author of the book, "You Don't Need This Book".  We take a walk down the path of the entrepreneurial eco system.  To listen just click 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.

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!

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 15 February 2021

Welcome back and it's President's Day and the third day of National Entrepreneurship Week here in the United States. So, while Wall Street was shut down we've got these business news headlines for you:

  • Some entrepreneurship stats;
  • An update for microbusinesses and PPP;
  • Retail traders are here to stay says BOA;
  • Oil and international markets were open and...
  • Feeling a bit guilty of being pandemic...lazy?

Those stories plus for the interview you'll meet the remarkable entrepreneur Sima Dahl of Chicago. Her back-story is not only amazing but also familiar for so many. We'll be talking about honing your personal and professional brand, why that is important, how to best market you and your business and much more. It's a great way for us to kick off National Entrepreneurship Week.  Meet Sima Dahl by clicking here

Finding A Job Is Easy - Getting It Requires More - Meet Marni Hockenberg

Yes, there are "jobs out there" but actually making yourself into what the company is looking for takes a skill set that many people just don't have. Enter Marni Hockenberg who works with job seekers at the highest level to help them create a brand that works and gives them the tools to secure their future. You can learn more here and by visiting Hockenberg Search

The Confidence Dilemma with Tero International

One of the many things we treasure about our relationship with Tero International is their research based work when it comes to achieving success in business or in your personal life. Today we'll introduce you to the topic of confidence. While most people know about the word there are two very different models of confidence and with those two models comes a whole range of leadership issues. Meet founder, president and CEO of Tero International Ro Crosbie and be prepared to...learn. 

No Longer a “Waste of Time” - Going Digital with Laura Kinnard

If it is true that "necessity is the mother of invention" look no further than COVID19 and how some businesses and organizations are suddenly adopting some form of digital marketing. For years Laura Kinnard from Drake University and DMACC has been all about encouraging her students and the businesses to adopt a digital platform to reach consumers. Now many are there. Today we offer some shoutouts to Chris Snider of Drake, Phil K. James from Good Milkshake Digital, Debbie Marshall, FUSE Chamber, the Greater Des Moines Partnership and the Iowa Center for Economic Development.  See...we've been watching! 

The award winning Insight on Business the News Hour with Michael Libbie is the only weekday business podcast in the Midwest. The national, regional and local business news along with long-form business interviews can be heard Monday - Friday. You can subscribe on Google PlayPlayerFMPodbeaniTunes, SpotifyStitcher 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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The Business News Headlines 6 April 2020

There was euphoria on Wall Street today. We'll share why and why it's important but it is not the economy. The business news headlines today:

  • Stocks reflect hope but not the economy;
  • Americans say $1,200 isn't enough;
  • Who gets left out from the stimulus checks;
  • Wells Fargo is out;
  • Allstate Insurance is in;
  • No Refund For You;
  • The Wall Street Report

Those stories plus Laura Kinnard and I chat about being overwhelmed by all the online activity and how new surroundings can be distracting. Doing business in a whole new world is the topic and you can hear our conversation here. 

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