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Meet Des Moines Mayor Frank Cownie - Part One

A conversation with Mayor Frank Cownie, the longest serving mayor for the City of Des Moines, Iowa is running for re-election. Here in a two-part conversation we talk about what he has promised to do, what he has done, the issues that so many people care about. We also talk about hyper-local issues like potholes and the technology that he has implemented to connect citizens with their local government. So much to unpack here...click to listen.

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. 

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The Business News Headlines 23 October 2019

If you like roller coasters you must love Wall Street today.  Up and down, up and down as investors chewed over some earnings reports and fret about Brexit, China and global growth.  In our newscast today:

  • Are you really making $7,000 more today?
  • The Wek Work Meltdown and $1.2 billion;
  • Sunday Riley did an opps...
  • Affordable housing? How about shipping containers;
  • Got some extra cash? Be like some "A List" stars.

Those stories plus a Small Business Spotlight that shines on entrepreneur Chris Seuntjens who has, now, three companies and they are all on the move. Christoper's Rare Coins, Christopher's Fine Jewelry and Chrystal Clear Showcases.  Retire?  Not hardly. Meet Chris here

Thanks for listening! 

The Business News Headlines & More 27 August 2019

The stock market was set to open lower this morning but...SURPRISE at the open the Dow jumped up by over 100 points. Only to edge lower at mid-day. Why?  That reason is in the newscast today. Also:

  • The 401k lawsuits are mounting we share why;
  • Johnson & Johnson must pay Oklahoma $572 million but the stock goes up;
  • China says, "Hey, nobody called!" And that is part of the problem;
  • China and Costco...we think it's a hit;
  • Boeing and Russia...think lawsuit;
  • Seeking nominations in Iowa.

Those stories and more today along with a look back at a conversation I had with California Congressman Ro Khanna who was instrumental in bringing high technology to Rural Iowa. That space in Jefferson will open to the public on September 7th. We thought it important to go back to last year and this conversation with the Congressman. Here is that conversation. 

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 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. 

Our Sponsors

AARP-Iowa

National Tractor Parts Dealer Association

Oasis - A Paychex Company

Tero International

Marketing for Business with Phil K. James

We're back with Marketing for Business and our friend Phil K. James with Good Milkshake Digital. Yeah, it's been several months but, we've hooked up again. Today we're talking about Facebook, data, sales and how you can master some pretty simple tricks to allow you to boost your engagement and collect data allowing you to re-market your product or service. Now, while Phil works a bunch in the hospitality industry his method, we prove, can be used along other verticals as well.  Click through...and even if we get a little "geeky" I think you'll get the point.

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 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. 

Our Sponsors

AARP-Iowa

National Tractor Parts Dealer Association

Oasis - A Paychex Company

Tero International

The Business News Headlines & More 23 July 2019

Today it was all about earnings reports on Wall Street as Coke, Hasbro and United Technologies all beat expectations. In the business news headlines for today:

  • The closing of newspapers and our ability to know;
  • Harley Davidson reported some lousy numbers;
  • Coca-Cola thinks healthy and offers more caffeine;
  • More bad news for U.S. malls;
  • The $25 phone that billions will buy;
  • The 93% tax on California wine.

Those stories and more along with a conversation with 2020 Democratic hopeful Andrew Yang. We sit down to talk about how he says we should be measuring the success of America, jobs, job loses, his basic income idea and small business. You can hear that conversation here. 

Thanks for listening!

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 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. 

Our Sponsors

AARP-Iowa

National Tractor Parts Dealer Association

Oasis - A Paychex Company

Tero International

The Business News Headlines 2 April 2019

It's been a busy business day as the Dow took a pause and we talk video in our interview. Here's what's ahead:

  • After a rousing day yesterday the markets stumbled;
  • What happened to the nation's largest drugstore chain;
  • Sexual misconduct and trying to hide it;
  • The Opioid case that just gets bigger;
  • Hey, PewDePie is back on top...what? You didn't know;
  • Tanger Outlets in Williamsburg, Iowa sold;
  • Home values climb in Polk County, Iowa by 10%;
  • What happened on Wall Street and why.

Plus today we're talking VIDEO with Kyle Plummer the marketing director for Tero International. They have doubled down on their video production work and we'll even show you some video. We'll talk about the value of video, how they started and why they have created an amazing studio. Click here to hear that story.

Thanks for coming by!

The Business News Headlines 24 December 2018

Sure we're here...welcome to the Christmas Eve Edition of the Business News Hour where we've tracked several important business news stories for you:

  • One word might describe what is going on in the U.S. today and that words is...
  • We're in a Bear Market...so what does that mean? We' share;
  • Nike shares drop and we'll tell why;
  • We bet you have never heard of RIP Medical Debt. You will today;
  • The top Google searches for 2018 are out;
  • Older workers are looking for work and could be your answer to finding folks;
  • Of course we'll look at the numbers from Wall Street.

Those stories plus Laura Kinnard from Drake University and DMBizMixer.com joins us to chat about two or three business networking/education events and then we launch into news about her startup Curated Growth a company that seeks to repurpose the ailing Southridge Mall. To listen to that conversation click here

Thanks for listening!

The Central Iowa Business Conference - Details with Leisa & Tiffany

It happens on the 26th of September the annual Central Iowa Business Conference...the brain-child of the Urbandale Chamber of Commerce...but, you do not have to be a member of the Urbandale Chamber to attend. On tap a number of breakout sessions and headliners like Les McKeown, Curt Steinhorst and Brad Sugars. Here we talk with Leisa Fox and Tiffany Menke about each presenter, what you and your team will take-a-way from the conference and how you can still register. (Click this link to register)

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.

I Shop Where I Live - A Startup Story

Their tag line is "Where Main Street Meets the Internet". Meet Cherie Edilson the co-founder of ShopWhereILive a market place for businesses in neighborhoods, cities, towns and chambers. Imagine a way for your local small business to have a way to reach internet customers...everywhere. Let's do it...meet Cherie!

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 4:30pm here on Podbean, iTunesStitcher 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.

Business News Headlines 21 June 2018

Instagram says they now have one-billion users...and you're not yet using it for business? Also big news for online sales as the Supreme Court says states can collect sales tax from online retailers even if there is not a physical store in the state. A CEO is out due to a relationship. AT&T is offering a new system and they better the way they have been bleeding customers. Those stories, the markets and we'll have Phil K. James from Good Milkshake Digital in as we do Marketing for Business Episode 19 and then we'll get you ready for the weekend with Jeff Pitts and Parker Reed from Cityview with Stuff to DO.  Click through for the news on your time. 

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 4:30pm here on Podbean, iTunesStitcher 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.