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EntreFEST 2021 with Jill and Jourdan

Coming up in June is EntreFEST 2021 a multi day event held in Cedar Rapids, Iowa that focusses on building understanding, community and providing resources for entrepreneurs from across the county. Here Jill Wilkins, COO for NEWBOco and Jourdan McChesney the EntreFEST Event Coordinator visit with me about what it is, who should go, how to get there and if you want to do the event virtually you can join from wherever you are on the planet.  And, if you sign up feel free to use the Promo Code LIBBIE to get 20% off your registration fee.  Nice....

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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 26 April 2021

And, yes, we hope you had a great weekend. Here in the Midwest we're seeing temperatures that are hitting 80 degrees...and last week it...snowed. Here's what we've got for you today from the business world:

  • The U.S. is in trouble and why;
  • The Dow struggled all day;
  • Apple announces a major U.S. investment;
  • The Supreme Court and guns;
  • Jessica Alba and Honest going public;
  • Tesla beat sales again but, there is a but;
  • Lyft has sold its self driving care division;
  • The Oscars audience numbers and yikes!
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Employers demanding vaccine proof.

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 15 April 2021

Welcome to the Thursday Edition of the Business News Headlines and it was a wild day on Wall Street. That and we've got a "Throwback Thursday" conversation with our friend Carlos Alvarez talking it up about building rapport.  But, first the news:

  • Two data points drove the markets today;
  • What cars sit longest on the dealer car lot?
  • Delta has headwinds but predicts a good year;
  • The Biden approval ranking is....
  • Pfizer booster shots a real possibility;
  • Is Netflix losing steam?
  • He says Coinbase could trade at $500 a share;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Women in the workplace...not much anymore.

Those stories plus our "Throwback" with Carlos. To listen in on how to build rapport with others, just click here.

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The Business News Headlines 14 April 2021

It's the Wednesday Edition of the Business News Headlines and we've got a great long-form business interview coming your way today as well.  But first, here's what we've got for you:

  • As lockdowns ease fuel prices go up;
  • The fastest selling care in the U.S. is...
  • The Coinbase IPO story;
  • A U.S. shoe company CEO and $30 million;
  • More heat against voting restrictions;
  • Flying soon? Oh, that middle seat;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Bernie Madoff dies.

Those stories plus for the interview you'll meet Traci Galligan the Senior Vice President for Human Resources from the nation's largest insurer and financial services company NCMIC which, we bet, you may never have heard of. Their motto is "Taking Care of Our Own". Who are they and what do they do for clients and employees? Find out more by clicking through here. 

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Serving the Nation for 75 Years the NCMIC Story

When we got the presser about a nationwide company started by Chiropractic Physicians to offer malpractice insurance celebrating 75 years in business that got us interested in learning more. Today we reach out to Traci Galligan the Sr. Vice President for Human Resources at NCMIC and learn their story, what they do, how the company has morphed and how "We Take Care of Our Own" spreads to clients and employees.  It's a great story.

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 7 April 2021

Mid-Week and thanks for being here. Today was one of those odd days on Wall Street and we'll share details plus for the interview a massive transformation of a shopping mall in Des Moines, Iowa caught our attention.  But first, the news:

  • Stop working and go for a walk...no, really;
  • Amazon does not want to talk about this;
  • The My Pillow guy is getting hit again;
  • He said "tax breaks have got to go". Stunning;
  • T-Mobile has a new promotion and it's big;
  • Janet Yellen and more tax news;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • It seems Ketchup just can't...catch up.

Plus for the interview the stunning story about how one mall owner is totally transforming one of her properties. Our guest is Liz Holland the CEO of Merle Hay Investors. She'll share a story about the difference between shopping centers in Europe and the U.S. as well as the retail reality that has brought down so many malls. Then we'll get into the amazing transformation of a property in Des Moines, Iowa.  It is...groundbreaking. To listen to that conversation, click here. 

Transforming A Shopping Mall & What A Story!

If you've spent any time listening to our daily newscast you know that we've reported many times about the hollowing out of our nation's shopping malls. As ecommerce shook the bones of retail we watched as department stores, often shopping mall anchors, entering bankruptcy and leaving gaping holes. Then COVID19 came and, for many, finished the job. Some malls have sold out to Amazon to be used as fulfillment centers. Other mall owners are working new tenet arrangements hoping to salvage their business. Some mall owners are totally reimagining their centers and changing everything. Meet Liz Holland the CEO of Merle Hay Investors and the remarkable story behind their goal to totally restructure their business. It's a stunning departure and, perhaps, one of the first in the nation as the Merle Hay Mall becomes..."Hockey Town".

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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 April 2021

We had to make some programming changes today because our guest, Lorie Vincent and Stand Up Rural America is running up on a deadline.  Check that conversation below. In the news today:

  • Included in the Facebook breach?
  • Here is the link to find out in 10 seconds;
  • The Global Minimum Tax is....
  • Best job listing tip we've seen;
  • Kimball Musk sells Tesla stock and it means...
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Anxiety issues about returning to the office.

For the interview meet Lorie Vincent who's firm Accelerating by Design is the brain-child behind the Stand Up Rural America Summit happening in Charleston, West Virginia April 27 - 29.  We'll talk about the who, what and why of going and more.  To listen to that conversation just click here

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Stand Up Rural America with Lorie Vincent

What does Rural America want...and need?  Meet Lorie Vincent the principal at Acceleration by Design based in Austin, Texas. Here we talk about the second Stand Up Rural America which will take place April 27 - 29 in Charleston, West Virginia. So, what is it? Why does it matter? Who will learn and why it's important that you show up and steal as many ideas as possible. Registration is going on right now. Meet Lorie Vincent: 

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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 29 March 2021

If you had not yet heard that ship that was blocking the Suez Canal...well, the boat...is afloat.  Welcome to the Monday Edition of the business news headlines. Here is what we've got for you today:

  • Big news about how effective the vaccine is;
  • President Biden is asking for mask mandates;
  • Troubling signs of an increase in COVID19 infections;
  • A stimulus payment update;
  • A deadline for Medicare looms this week;
  • The eviction deadline is extended;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Do these systems really "eat" resumes?

For the interview you'll meet professional videographer Nika Clark from Tero International. You'll learn more about this former broadcaster who now turns out very directed video work for Tero plus some solid tips for business as you consider using video in your marketing efforts. Click here to meet Nika! 

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