Insight On Business the News Hour

Cool It! With Radiator Supply House

We all pretty much take it for granted. Inside the engine area is a radiator and the primary job is to cool the engine. If the radiator loses coolant or is damaged the engine over heats and you've got big trouble. Here you're going to meet Will Garrett who is the president of Radiator Supply House based in Sweet Home, Oregon. They manufacture and design radiators for a host of industries from agriculture to construction to automobiles. And, listen to his take on working with employees. It could be the magic sauce your company might use for recruitment and retention. Here is Will Garrett on his family business.

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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. 

 

Out to Lunch with John Norwood for Secretary of Agriculture

We love taking thought leaders "Out to Lunch" and talk about the issues that impact millions.  Today our lunch guest is John Norwood who is running to become the next Secretary of Agriculture for the State of Iowa. Here we take a deep dive into one of the biggest businesses in the Hawkeye State...farming.  We'll talk about current farming practices, soil, water, population troubles in rural counties, how to save the family farm, alternative crops that matter, how to get more farmers into the business and his idea of an Iowa Farm Bill that wraps so much of this together. Some stunning ideas from John Norwood.  Take a listen! 

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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. 

What is the Iowa League of Cities? We Ask Alan Kemp

In every state, except one, there is a group that represents cities and towns in areas such as economic development, public safety, infrastructure and more. One such group, The Iowa League of Cities, recently held their annual convention and trade show in Waterloo, Iowa. We were there to find out more about this association and what they do.  My guest is Alan Kemp the Executive Director for the League and we talk about a host of things from local control or home rule to what legislatures across the country seem to think about that...and more. Let's go! 

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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 20 September 2022

And, welcome to Tuesday everybody!  In the news, Walmart and Target are working together and it has to do with credit cards. The markets fell today and in another credit card story GOP attorneys general are threatening major credit card companies and it has to do with gun sales.  It’s the Tuesday September 20th edition of Insight on Business News Headlines grateful you are with us again today. Remember that you can hook up with us all day on Twitter @IOB_NewsHour and on Instagram.  Here's what we've got for you today: 

  • Those "obscene" credit card fees;
  • The markets fell again and so too did oil;
  • GOP attorneys general threaten credit card companies and why;
  • A restaurant to sue a customer over a $,3000 tip;
  • A lackluster harvest could spell more food troubles;
  • More union news out of the retail sector;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • More layoff news in the news.

Those stories plus we go OUT TO LUNCH with Diedre DeJear the Democratic Candidate for governor in the State of Iowa. We kick it off with "Quick Bites" three questions every guest gets and then dig into who Diedre is, what she stands for and her ideas about Iowa. It's quite a story and to listen to that conversation, over lunch, just click this 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. 

Out to Lunch with Deidre DeJear!

Welcome to a special edition of Insight on Business the News Hour. Here you'll meet Deidre DeJear the Democratic Candidate for Governor of Iowa. We recently went "Out to Lunch" with Deidre at Gilroy's Kitchen + Pub+ Patio in West Des Moines. We kick off each of our "Out to Lunch" events asking our guest the same three questions...we call that portion "Quick Bites" and then move into our interview. You're about to learn some surprising things about Mrs. DeJear from her background, her service to others, her thoughts about a whole host of business and political issues. Strap in...and meet Deidre DeJear.

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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 September 2022

Welcome back! We hope that, if in the U.S. you had a great Labor Day Weekend.  We enjoyed taking Monday off ourselves.  Summer’s over and now the battle begins…Return to the Office? The markets ended the day down again and will trickle down work in the UK?  It’s the business news headlines for Tuesday the 6th day of September, thanks everybody for being with us.  Also, remember that you can hook up with us all day on Twitter @IOB_NewsHour and on Instagram.  Here's what we've got for you today: 

  • Return or Not to Return...that is the question;
  • Markets struggled again today and why;
  • Trickle-Down Economics and the U.K.;
  • Companies boosting rewards to combat inflation;
  • Tragic news from Bed, Bath & Beyond;
  • McDonald's wants you to come in for Danish;
  • A big strike is looming, no...really big;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • E-Cigarette company Juul must pay up millions and why.

For the interview you'll learn more about Kiva a lending platform that charges zero interest, a hassle free application process and enjoys a 97% repayment history. What's the catch? Nothing. It's an amazing story with Kaitlyn Byers of Kiva/Iowa but...not to worry Kiva is national. To listen to that conversation 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. 

 
 

 

Startup Loans, No Interest, No Kidding - KIVA of Iowa

For so many entrepreneurs the biggest hurdle isn't finding customers but finding the dollars for your startup. Imagine our surprise when we found out about KIVA a program that does not require mounds of paperwork, that has zero interest on their loans and has a 97% repayment success record. Sound interesting?  Meet Kaitlyn Byers from KIVA-Iowa based in Cedar Rapids at NewBoCo.  This could be the answer to your funding quest. Oh and if you're not in Iowa...no worries this is national. 

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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 8 August 2022

While it's not really business news this story could impact a decision to move to a state or...not.  We're talking murder rates.  It's the business news headlines for Monday the 8th day of August, thanks for being here.  Also, remember that you can hook up with us all day on Twitter @IOB_NewsHour and on Instagram.  Here's what we've got for you today:

  • States that lead in the rate of murders in ten years;
  • You'll find that story amazing and not what you are expecting;
  • The price of oil went up today;
  • No, you can't switch "Made In" labels as this company learned;
  • Two talking  points from the Inflation Reduction Act;
  • A big increase in social security payments?
  • Some surprising inflation news from the New York Fed;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Serious concerns about the housing market.

For the interview we took this one on the road.  My guest is Ken Chester the founder and host of Roadworthy Drive and we did it while we were rolling down the road.  Hey we were talking about cars, technology and transportation so...why not.  To listen to that conversation, 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. 

 

The Business News Headlines 3 August 2022

Here's some big news, in at least a dozen U.S. cities wages in June jumped up by 150 bucks a week and we'll share where.  It’s the business news headlines for Wednesday the 3rd day of August…thanks, everybody, for being with us again today.  Also, a remember that you can hook up with us all day on Twitter @IOB_NewsHour and on Instagram.  Here's what we've got for you today:

  • In one city wages are up by 40% a week;
  • Wall Street got back to business today;
  • Interest rate pressure on mortgage loans;
  • The data says fewer people are going to Walmart;
  • Meanwhile, Walmart announced job cuts;
  • Equifax and bad credit reports;
  • Tyson Foods thumbing their nose at a subpoena;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Nervous CEO's cutting swag to dinners to office space.

For the interview you'll meet entrepreneur Pat Russell who, along with his son Trey, have a ever growing agricultural parts business, Russell's Tractor Parts in Scottsboro, Alabama. It's a great story of change and partnership and 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. 

A Small Business Grows to Meet Increased Demand - Meet Pat Russell

We love helping folks tell the story of their business. How they got started, who they serve, what growing pains they've been through. Entrepreneurs the world over know all about each of those issues and more.  Today we're sitting down with Pat Russell the founder of Russell's Tractor Parts located in Scottsboro, Alabama. Pat has been pushing iron for years and he's now in partnership with his son Trey who happens to be the president of the National Tractor Parts Dealer Association. That too is something Pat Russell knows plenty about. Enjoy...we sure did! Also, a remember that you can hook up with us all day on Twitter @IOB_NewsHour and on Instagram. 

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. 

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