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Being Forced to Change - The Restaurant Industry with Carl Wertzberger

We've all seen it and most of us have been deeply impacted. We're talking about change. There has been massive adjustments in how and where we work. What we wear, what we eat and where we eat.  The restaurant industry has not been immune. Here, in a wide ranging conversation, restauranter Carl Wertzberger talks about overcoming supply chain issues, menu pricing, work flow and using technology to enhance the customer experience. Even though his restaurant Gilroy's Kitchen + Pub + Patio is located in West Des Moines, Iowa what he shares is an amazing story of change in an industry that has had to adjust to stay alive and...expand.

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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 Black & Brown Business Summit

The Black & Brown Business Summit is happening April 20 & 21. This is an opportunity for established businesses and startups to learn wealth building techniques, social media skills, real estate, quitting a job to move on and so much more. Here I sit down with Terrence Thames a co-organizer of the event. I promise that you'll learn much about not only the summit but also the barriers so many folks run into as they deal with systematic bias. To register for this ground-breaking event just follow this link to the West Des Moines Chamber and remember while an Iowa Chamber is sponsoring this...it truly is a global effort.

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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 14 February 2022

We kick off the business news with a story about crooks and not so much business. Welcome back it is Valentine's Day the 14th of February, 2022 and this is what we've got cooked up for you today:

  • Those bumper stickers and your story for crooks;
  • Which Super Bowl ads won and which lost;
  • Small Businesses, Customers, and Pricing;
  • "Skip the Spouse and Buy a House" no, really;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Some comments about business from the SBA chief.

Also, SBA chief Isabel Guzman was in the Des Moines Metro on a visit with Congresswoman Cindy Axne (D-IA). Her first stop was at Fox Brewing Company to talk up the success of some recent funding. After her visits I spoke with owner Brian Fox about the headwinds he and others in the hospitality industry face. You can hear that conversation right...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.

Headwinds Remain for the Hospitality Industry with Brian Fox

Earlier on Monday, Valentine's Day, Isabel Guzman the administrator of the Small Business Administration was in Iowa on a small business tour with Congresswoman Cindy Axne (D-IA). Her first stop was Fox Brewing Company owned and operated by Brian Fox. After the event I asked Brian about the SBA and some of the issues surrounding the brewing industry as well as the issues facing hospitality folks.  Meet Brian:

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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 Admiral Mike Franken - Politics & Business

The last time we did "Out to Lunch" with a thought leader was March of 2020. COVID came and took us out until we recently revived the event. This segment features Admiral Mike Franken who is seeking to become the next U.S. Senator from the State of Iowa. Here we talk about a host of issues both business and political. It's a deep dive into what makes Admiral Franken tick and we think you'll learn much about the man, his global experience and his ability to articulate what he sees as critical for moving Iowa and the United States forward. 

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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.

Stuff to DO with Cityview and Jeff Pitts

Stuff to DO in the Greater Des Moines Metro with Jeff Pitts the managing editor of Cityview Magazine. He's in to help me riff about a whole host of things to going on in this, our Hyper-Local look at fun this weekend into next week.  Sup? Des Moines Street Style is a happening thing all over the Metro. The Okee Dokee Brothers with Sonia De Los Santos (Jeff is practicing his Spanish) are making music tonight. The Wine and Whisky Walk from Cityview is happening in the West Glen Shopping Area. The Annual Fall Arts and Crafts Show at the State Fairgrounds but...NO gun show! Octoberfest (in September) is happening. Last chance to see CABARET at the Des Moines Playhouse. Strap in and go to the Halfway to St. Pat's Day Bike Ride starting at Carl's Place. Illumifest is a big deal in West Des Moines. Knotfest happens on Saturday as well. The Iowa Latino Heritage Festival...is a go!  Applefest at Living History Farms (and we share some trivia). The Des Moines Symphony is tuning up. Family Movie Night is happening at the West Des Moines Valley Community Center...and we also talk about the Valley High School Football Stadium...yikes. So go out already and have some 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.

Stuff to DO with Cityview & Jeff Pitts

It's the Friday Edition of the Business News Headlines and each Friday afternoon we offer up "Stuff to DO" in the Greater Des Moines Metro with Jeff Pitts the managing editor of Cityview Magazine.  Today we're talking about the Iowa State Fair, a "quirky" play going on in Indianola called "Title of Show"...think wine. The Iowa Barnstormers are in action this weekend. On Friday evening it's Architecture on the Move in downtown Des Moines. Yes we chat it up about the Downtown Farmers Market. Next week you can go to Indianola (again) for Tomahawks and Atlatls (we had to look that up). Zoo Brew happens at the Blank Park Zoo on Wednesday.  Also Bryce Vine is at the Val Air Ballroom for his "I Miss You A Little" tour. And on Thursday you MUST go to the Valley Junction Farmers Market to hear Stark Raving Madge and we tell you why.  Get out and have some fun already!

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 11 August 2021

A big THANK YOU to our friends at Gilroy's Kitchen, Pub & Patio where we produced the news headlines today. The reason? No internet at our studio. The crew here in West Des Moines, Iowa came to the rescue.  Thanks!  In the news:

  • The "Word of the Day is...Moderate;
  • So angry they are ditching Prime;
  • Big news about Kentucky and...Amazon;
  • Some new headlines about vaccinations;
  • A BIG Social Security COLA could be coming;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • What? Even bias about working from home?

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.

 

Stuff to DO with Cityview and Jeff Pitts

It's the weekend and that means that we'll get to spend some time with Jeff Pitts the managing editor for Cityview Magazine as we talk up "Stuff to DO" in the Greater Des Moines Metro.  Have some fun already!  You've earned it.  On tap today:

  • The Dew Tour is a deal;
  • The I-Cubs are playing ball;
  • A new farmers market in Cumming;
  • The Downtown Farmer's Market;
  • The Barnstormers vs. Duke City (who?);
  • Wine, Music and More in Winterset;
  • The Johnston Farmers Market;
  • Smash Park Trivia;
  • Teehee's Comedy Club;
  • The Valley Junction Farmers Market.

Go already! 

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.

Stuff to DO with Cityview and Jeff Pitts

If you're looking for hard news in this segment better move on....why? Because it's Friday the day when we get hyper-local and chat it up with Jeff Pitts the managing editor for Cityview Magazine about "Stuff to DO" in the Greater Des Moines Metro this weekend into next week. Click through to listen to us go off track several times, you can catch our "technical difficulty" that we left in and more.

Stuff to talk about The Lorax, Tattoos, Drake Observatory, The Velvet Rabbit, Farmers Market x 3, Covered Bridges and Wine, The Rodeo, Kites in Johnston, May Day, Planting Trees, Tulips in Pella and the Historic Valley Junction.  Go! 

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