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Hyper-Local Business Thoughts with Laura Kinnard of Des Moines

For several years Laura Kinnard has joined me to chat it up about business events going on in the Greater Des Moines Metro. Now, with many events cancelled or going virtual it's still important to offer a shout-out. Today she does that regarding your local Chamber, the Greater Des Moines Partnership, FUSE DSM, ShopWhereILive.com the West Des Moines Chamber and the Iowa Center.  Go ahead and click through.

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 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. 

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The Business News Headlines 27 March 2020

Well, the rally lasted three days anyway.  It's the Friday Edition of the business news headlines for March 27. Just a click away you'll hear these stories:

  • Wall Street stalled today and why;
  • No Cheesecake for you;
  • Guns, let's talk...guns;
  • Ford pulls out all the stops;
  • GM gets in hot water with the president;
  • Grocery workers to go on strike Monday;
  • The Wall Street Report

Thanks for coming by and stay well, and safe!  BTW a programming note. Insight on Business the News Hour, Week in Review is moving to NOON CDT this Sunday on News/Talk 1540 KXEL. A full hour of the biggest business news stories of the week along with our interview segments. 

The Business News Headlines 25 March 2020

Back to Back wins for the Dow today...the first since February. Welcome to the business news headlines for  Wednesday the 25th of March. Just a click away:

  • Why the festivities on Wall Street;
  • Some may not be able to get stimulus dollars;
  • Asian manufactures are closing plants because of the U.S.;
  • Automaker suppliers are getting worried;
  • Speaking of worry...now it's grocery stores;
  • Restaurants becoming liquor stores;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • A very dull stock is now a hot equity.

Thanks so much for listening! 

Iowa Restaurants and Covid-19 with Jessica Dunker

We reached out to Jessica Dunker the President/CEO of the Iowa Restaurant Association for a conversation about how owners and restaurant workers are responding to the shutdown of the industry. There are over 155,000 restaurant workers in Iowa ranking only second to the number of people in health care. Here is how the association, the state government, owners and workers are responding. And how you might be able to help. 

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. You can subscribe on Google PlayPlayerFMPodbeaniTunes, SpotifyStitcher 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. 

Our Sponsors

AARP-Iowa

National Tractor Parts Dealer Association

Oasis - A Paychex Company

Tero International

The Business News Headlines 19 March 2020

Wall Street edged up...ever so slightly. That story plus others on this Thursday the 19th day of March and the First Day of Spring:

  • Tech stocks moved the markets today;
  • The rich are buying stocks like crazy;
  • Walmart starts to limit the sale of some items;
  • Landlords demanding rent or else;
  • Not everybody is cool with "work from home";
  • Essential retail centers begging for employees;
  • The Wall Street Report.

Those stories plus we'll introduce you to Cherie Edilson the creator of ShopWhereILive.com. Cherie has developed an online sales platform for mainstreet stores and services without the hidden charges. She has been partnering with local chambers and their members but has also branched out to individual retailers on Main Street. To hear that conversation, click here. 

Thanks for coming by! 

 

Restaurants, Workers and Jobs During COVID-19 with Phil K. James

This week we've seen restaurants in many states being forced to close down due to the threat of COVID-19. The economic impact on this is huge. American's spend more in restaurants than in grocery stores for the first time in history. Here is that story and I reached out to restaurant marketer Phil K. James from Good Milkshake Digital to ask him what he is recommending to his clients in the face of this latest challenge.

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. You can subscribe on Google PlayPlayerFMPodbeaniTunes, SpotifyStitcher 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. 

Our Sponsors

AARP-Iowa

National Tractor Parts Dealer Association

Oasis - A Paychex Company

Tero International

 

The Business News Headlines 17 March 2020

The markets rebounded today on the promise of putting more money into the hands of Americans. That story and several more are just a click away:

  • Stocks rallied and why;
  • 24 percent of businesses expect layoffs;
  • More retailers close their doors;
  • Wall Street Report;
  • The Restaurant Industry in a panic and why;
  • Phil K. James and what he's doing to save restaurant jobs.

Those stories and you'll meet Rikkia Lillard from R.C.L. Productions in our Small Business Spotlight. An artist, playwright and producer of great events this is exactly what you need to hear today...and every day. Enjoy.  To hear that conversation click here

Thanks for listening! 

The Business News Headlines 16 March 2020

Today the Dow had its worst day in memory and it's just...Monday. Here are the business news stories we've gleaned for you today.  Let's go!

  • The Fed action on rates did nothing to calm the markets and why;
  • Toilet Paper, Water, Guns and Ammo: "We've got to be ready.";
  • New directives from the White House on crowds;
  • Lenders and re-finance troubles;
  • Oil and Gold take a beating;
  • Airlines seek billions in assistance;
  • Restaurant workers are on their own;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • The NFL deal is in.

Those stories plus Laura Kinnard from Drake, DMACC and The Runway Innovation Studio is in to chat about cancelled business events and more.  To hear that click here. 

The Business News Headlines 12 March 2020

Not long after the markets opened this morning the sell-off tripped the "circuit breaker" that Wall Street uses to regroup. When trading resumed fifteen minutes later...it was still bad. Here are the stories from today:

  • We hit the skids again today;
  • Retailers doing "crowd control";
  • More sports events cancelled;
  • Ohio public schools...closed;
  • Toilet Paper...we don't know either;
  • Cruise lines and phony information;
  • The surprise Trump Travel Ban;
  • The Fed pumps more money;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • New developments at Amazon, Twitter and Carnival Cruise Lines.

Those stories plus a visit with Roger Stalheim from The Alternative Board. Every business has "issues" what if there were a way to look at them through the eyes of other owners who...already figured them out. That and more with Roger. You can hear that conversation here. 

Thanks for coming by!  

The Business News Headlines 25 February 2020

It was another lousy day on Wall Street as investors were spooked earlier in the day. The Dow has lost nearly 2,000 points in two days. In the business news headlines from today:

  • The past two days have some uttering the "R Word";
  • The White House says now is the time to buy stocks;
  • Chinatowns around the world are empty;
  • You think you have choice at the store? Not so fast;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • The HOT job market cities are....

Those stories plus the very personal story of Robert "Lewy" Lewis. We're talking about a painful disability, the recognition that means so much to him and many other disabled owners and how medical cannabis gives him relief that allows him to continue working. Meet my friend "Lewy" from Quester and learn more about Disability Owned Business Enterprise. To hear that conversation, click here.