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Pedaling for Profit - Meet Ben Snyder of Pedal Power

Over the years we've interviewed lots and lots of entrepreneurs to established business people but this is the first time we've focused on a business consultant who has created a bicycle taxi service called Pedal Power. What is so stunning about Ben Snyder is how involved he is in, well, everything.  Marketing, selling, hiring, promoting other businesses, fixing his equipment, finding new equipment to add to his bikes.  And, you can hear the excitememt in his voice. Ben is working EntreFest 2022 when we caught up with him on the Ped Mall in Iowa City. 

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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 17 May 2022

There was some solid news today…from the world of retail and…manufacturing and it was welcome. It’s the business news headlines for Tuesday the 17th day of May coming to you from the beaches of Florida.  Thanks everybody for being with us.

  • Welcome news from the Commerce Department;
  • The FBI issues warnings about two retail centers;
  • The President and First Lady visit Buffalo;
  • Investors warned about Truth Social;
  • The erratic behavior of Elon Musk;
  • Netflix lays off more people;
  • Boeing got some bad news from China;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Who says investment people are not...fun?

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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 Iowa Airport for the World with Kevin Foley

He is a returning guest talking about a reoccurring topic. Meet Kevin Foley the Executive Director of the Des Moines International Airport. We're in Washington, D.C. on a mission with the Greater Des Moines Partnership pitching the idea of funding for this massive project that will be an economic development driver for not only the Central Iowa but also the entire region. Here you'll learn about where people come from to fly out of Central Iowa and the experience going or coming. Plus some hard numbers moving forward to get this project...done. And, during the conversation I promised a link to the amazing story of Cheng Lor and his vision of airport hospitality. Here is that link

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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 6 May 2022

In a word trading on Wall Street this week was…Turbulent. It’s the business news headlines for Friday the 6th day of May, thanks for being with us everybody. And, a reminder, we're back on Sunday at Noon Central with the Business Week in Review and only on News/Talk 1540 KXEL...just in case you've missed some stuff. Here's what we've got for you today:

  • Yes, it was...turbulent as the markets went south;
  • Even in the tight job market a wave of layoffs;
  • It was a great jobs report and we'll share the numbers;
  • Boeing is moving and you won't guess to where;
  • Vegans rejoice more places changing menus;
  • A second Staten Island Amazon facility had a union vote;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • A trend: New hires ghosting their employers on the first day.

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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 3 May 2022

The best word for the U.S. stock market today was, "wobble" as the major indexes rose and fell throughout the afternoon. But in the end it was all green. In other news here's what we've got for you today and make sure you click through for the interview about the Central Iowa Business Conference that is becoming a major Midwestern event.

  • Car parts, pizza and a lottery win;
  • Roe v. Wade and Canada;
  • Apple to build an electric car;
  • Some investment advice from Warren Buffett;
  • Starbucks employees on a union roll;
  • Meanwhile the company is fighting back with cash;
  • More workers are quitting we've got new numbers;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • California "pausing" on the 4-day work week.

Those stories and this conversation with Todd McDonald about the upcoming Central Iowa Business Conference and the major names that are coming to present in what is quickly becoming a major Midwestern event. To listen just click here.

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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 Central Iowa Business Conference is Back!

We're so pleased that the Central Iowa Business Conference (CIBC) is back and here to share the story about special guests, keynote speakers, break-out rooms and what to expect is our friend Todd McDonald from ATW Training Solutions. While the CIBC was created and hosted by the Urbandale Chamber of Commerce this truly is an all Iowa adventure. Attendees come from across the state to learn, network and get some solid business advice to take back home and put to work. Here is your invite to register today and enjoy this amazing event and all it offers. 

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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 2 May 2022

It was enough to make you dizzy as Wall Street rose and fell rose and fell and then...rose again. They use the word volatile to describe days like today.  Here's what we've got and make sure you click through for the special two-part segment on The Business of Kosher.  Let's go:

  • The markets were nuts today;
  • A reference to the economy and 1939;
  • We bet Dollar General is having second thoughts;
  • Another stimulus payment in your future?
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Netflix takes the ax to the Royals.

Those stories and a conversation about the "Business of Kosher". What is Kosher? Why does it matter? How does something become Kosher? All of those questions asked and answered by my guest Rabbi Levi Goldstein who has been traveling the state for the Orthodox Union for the past eighteen years helping manufacturers become, well, Kosher.

To Listen to Part One click here.

To Listen to Part Two Click here.

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The Business News Headlines 22 April 2022

It was the worst day on Wall Street since October of 2020 as all three indexes ended the day and the week deeply in the red.  We'll be sharing those numbers and what happened in just a bit.  But first:

  • The leading cause of child deaths is...
  • The Ghost Drone is headed to Ukraine;
  • Business at Verizon slumps and why;
  • McDonald's customers re-thinking options;
  • Anheuser Busch InBev to take a billion dollar hit;
  • After weeks of deflection news about Koch and Russia;
  • Janet Yellen on a possible recession;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Some companies to take attendance...what?

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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 21 April 2022

Welcome to the business news headlines and make sure you click through for a conversation about the acquisition of Iowa Watch by the Midwest Center for Investitive Reporting and what that means for the two non-profits.  My guests are Lyle Muller and Pam Dempsey.  But, first the news:

  • Higher Interest Rates;
  • Netflix and Password Sharing;
  • Debt Collection of Debt...not owed;
  • Amazon taking on UPS and FedEx;
  • That KitKat Bar...gonna cost you more;
  • The company lost money but the stock goes up;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • That didn't take long as CNN+ bites the dust.

For the interview you'll meet returning guest Lyle Muller from Iowa Watch which was just acquired by the Midwest Center for Investigative Reporting or Investigate Midwest. The Executive Director of the news agency is Pam Dempsey who joins us on this call. To listen to that conversation click here.

Thanks for coming by!

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. 

DMDC 2022 with Andrea Woodard

We're going to get slightly "hyper-local" with this conversation about the Greater Des Moines (Iowa) Partnership and the upcoming business gathering in Washington, D.C. While, on the surface, this might seem to be about Central Iowa the issues raised by Andrea Woodard the Senior Vice President for Government Relations and Public Policy for the Partnership should resonate with every person listening to this conversation. We start off by sharing exactly what the Partnership is...and you might be surprised about what this organization brings to Iowa and the nation.

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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. 

   

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