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Meet Emily Webb from the Des Moines Area Religious Council (DMARC)

While our friends at the Greater Des Moines Partnership shares some wonderful stories about the vitality of the Greater Des Moines, Iowa area it is sometimes like a "Tale of Two Cities". We talk about that with Emily Webb the president of the Des Moines Area Religious Council (DMARC). There are significant issues with low wages, food insecurity, high costs of living and DMARC is a mission driven organization that works on those issues and more. Also, coming up on the 23rd of May is Spring Greens the very first fund raising event of it's kind for DMARC and you are invited. Tickets are here.  Go and support a great cause.  

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 22 April 2019

It's a big week for earnings reports and we'll detail the data for you. Welcome to the Business News Hour here are the stories that are just a click away:

  • It's "wait & see" on Wall Street;
  • A sluggish start to the home buying season;
  • A Tesla Model S...explodes;
  • Apple Pay and JC Penny;
  • Two stories about the automobile market
  • ACLU of Iowa files suit against Ag-Gag 2.0
  • What happened and why on Wall Street

Those stories plus we'll introduce you to Debbie Sears of Sears Insurance but...we're not talking about insurance we're talking hunger in Iowa and the event she "cooked up" that brings some of the top chefs together to raise money for the Food Bank of Iowa. It's called Another Plate at the Table. Learn how she has turned tragedy to action. Click here for that story.

Also, because it's Monday, Laura Kinnard from Drake University and DMBizMixer.com joins me to chat it up about business networking and education events in the DSMUSA Metro. Here is that conversation.

Thanks for listening! 

The Business News Headlines 19 April 2019

No markets today due to the Good Friday holiday but we've still got some numbers for you. That and a couple of hot business news stories. And, we go Out to Lunch with the Executive Director of Iowa Voters for Companion Animals, Haley Anderson and Jeff Pitts from Cityview with stuff to do...but first the business news:

  • Global stocks did what today;
  • The Samsung foldable phone...breaking;
  • Guns and people - 20 years after Columbine;
  • Whitewashing slavery;
  • New home construction slips in March.

Those stories and our Quick Bites time with Haley Anderson (Three questions) and Out to Lunch segment with Haley Anderson is right here.

Finally, Jeff Pitts from Cityview with Stuff to DO in the Metro this weekend into next week. You can find that here.

Thanks for listening! 

Out to Lunch - Protecting Pets with Haley Anderson

Each week I go "Out to Lunch" with an interesting person and you get to come along and listen in to our conversation. This week we're at the Range Grill + Golf with Haley Anderson from Iowa Voters for Companion Animals. This is a group that is lobbying for stronger laws to protect pets from cruelty. Cruelty that we've just heard about where a man stabbed his puppy and threw it in a dumpster because he was, "tired of it". Really?  Not only that but Iowa is a leader in what is known as "puppy mills" where bad actors mistreat breeding dogs...Really? Here Haley talks about the legislative effort to secure more protections for family pets. This is not a farm bill this is all about family pets and protection. Come with us as we go Out to Lunch! 

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 Walnut Creek YMCA with Michelle Allison-Peterson

One of the neat things we get to do is to partner with the Windsor Heights, Iowa Chamber of Commerce in helping them give "voice" to their members. From time to time we've sat down with their new or existing members and offered our services to be able to share their story. It's what we do... Here you'll learn about the history of the Des Moines YMCA and the Boone, Iowa YMCA Camp as well as the work being done at the Walnut Creek YMCA a new member of the Windsor Heights Chamber. Meet Michelle Allison-Peterson and then consider how you might engage with this YMCA or your local YMCA. 

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 1 March 2019

Belly up for beer?  Not so fast. It seems that beer is taking a back seat to other choices and we'll talk about that first this afternoon.  Also in the business news:

  • New York trying again to get Amazon to the city;
  • Bad economic news today but investors were not listening;
  • The trucker shortage and your wallet;
  • Lyft is going public and hopes to raise a bunch;
  • Mike Draper and Raygun are headed to Chicago;
  • What happened and why on Wall Street.

Those stories plus Jeff Pitts from Cityview Magazine is in to chat about Stuff to DO in the DSMUSA Metro this weekend into next week and he's got a bunch. To listen to Jeff click here

Thanks for listening! 

Business News Headlines 20 February 2019

Thanks for coming by! We've got the top business news stories for you all on your time. No waiting...you can learn more about all of this by clicking through:

  • The Fed minutes had Wall Street guessing;
  • Southwest Airlines say the recent federal shutdown cost them millions;
  • But, that's just the start of troubles for Southwest;
  • There is a bank in Germany that is worried...very worried;
  • A new smartphone is coming and it's cool but can you afford it;
  • How smartwatches are helping save lives;
  • In Des Moines a new apartment building has trendy offices on the main floor;
  • What happened and why on Wall Street.

Also today for The Interview we've got Cynde Cronin and Ned Flynn from Aureon HR talking about the high cost of workplace harassment. The numbers are stunning and, according to Cynde and Ned there is only one way to mitigate your losses. Plus they have a story that is hard to believe. To hear that conversation click here.

Thanks for listening! 

The Business News Headlines 19 February 2019

The Business News Headlines starts out with a stall on Wall Street as our lead story and then we'll get into:

  • Getting a tax return or...gotta pay up? It's the reality of many Americans;
  • Walmart bucks the poor holiday sales trend;
  • What is Netflix becoming? We think we might know;
  • Des Moines, Iowa comes in as the 10th best Capital City in America.

Also today we're going to be talking with Carl Voss from the RAGBRAI Founders Project about the very cool statue headed to Water Works Park but they have money to raise. To listen to that conversation, click here

Freshman Congresswoman Cindy Axne (D-IA) stops by for a conversation about top legislative priorities that she says will have a positive impact on not only Iowans in the Third Congressional District but for Americans across the country. Here is that conversation

Thanks for listening! 

 

The RAGBRAI Founders Statue with Carl Voss

It will soon be 50 years since the first Register's Annual Great Bike Ride Across Iowa (RAGBRAI) and a group of people have banded together to raise money for the RAGBRAI Founders Project a statue of John Karris and Donald Kaul. Here Carl Voss from the committee talks about the effort and the location in a new area of Water Works Park in Des Moines. 

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 Black & Gold Ball with Del Marion

It is one of THE social events of the year and Del Marion is here to talk about The Black and Gold Ball a function of the Zeta Kappa Lambda Foundation based in Des Moines. The Black & Gold Ball is a fantastic night that mixes celebration with opportunity as the organization awards scholarships to deserving students. Best thing is that YOU are invited. Tickets to the event that happens on the 16th are right here. What better Valentines Day Gift...you've gotta go. 

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.