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The Agri Parts Story with Caterina Ciani

The wonders of technology can put people together from all over the planet. Today we're in Bologna, Italy with my guest Caterina Ciani the marketing person for Agri Parts. Caterina moved from South Africa to Italy and landed a job with Agri Parts. We talk a bit about this manufacturing hub in the northern part of the country, plus the family business aspect of the company and the issue of high quality parts for agriculture.  We'll also chat a bit about how the company has been able to drive new sales records. A delightful conversation...join us.

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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. 

From Bust to Trust Meet Kylie Gottschalk - Tero International

Over the past fifteen years I have had the opportunity to interview thousands of business people. Every so often we come up on an unexpected story line and the interview just clicks.  This is one of those times. Before I met Kylie Gottschalk I assumed we would talk about her new role as a Tero Trainer but the more I heard, the story evolved. This turned into a lesson on how important it is for a company to really tune into the possibilities you're hearing in that interview process. Something Tero International did and the result is amazing.

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 18 March 2022

We are being told that the two hour video conference between President Biden and President Xi Jinping was a frank and honest discussion about Ukraine. The White House said after the call that Biden described the implications and consequences if China provides material support to Russia. Meanwhile Xi said that his country was not in favor of the war and had they known about it they would have tried to stop it. Two words, stay tuned.  In other business news:

  • The markets had a surprisingly good week;
  • Not every U.S. business has left Russia;
  • It's the battle of the dollar stores;
  • This CEO made over 22 million dollars last year;
  • But, that's not all his board got wealthy too;
  • GM to buy up shares of an autonomous vehicle;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Workers, perhaps yours, do not feel...valued.

Thanks for listening to this the Friday Edition of the Business News Headlines.  We're back on the air this Sunday at Noon Central and only on News/Talk 1540 KXEL with the Business News, Week in Review.

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. 

 

Motivating Employees with Alison Haider of Tero International

Back in December we welcomed Alison Haider as a new hire and part-time worker at Tero International. Since then things have...changed. Alison is now a full time learning specialist. What does that mean?  We'll dive into that and also talk about motivation. What works? How can we tap into our inner motivation when working virtually? And, have you heard of a "body double"? You will today. That and we'll mention the book Your Invisible Toolbox as a motivation guide.  That and more with our friend Alison.

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. 

Entrepreneur Zakiya Jenkins and Grace Fitness

It was a chance meeting. I was on a phone call with several people when the host asked Zakiya Jenkins to tell a bit about her story. It was so amazing that we had to book her for the newscast. Her journey toward healthy living came after reaching 305 pounds and being admitted, several times a month, to the hospital for various issues related to her weight. The decision was the beginning of Grace Fitness now a non-profit that helps others, many who can not pay, to start their own journey toward a better and more healthy life. Her work has been recognized and she's received grants from Delta Dental and AmeriCorps. Along with her work she is also studying to become a registered dietitian at Iowa State University. Get ready for a good 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 of Being Malone Ranger

Over the years we've interviewed thousands of people. Each one that appears on our show has an interesting story and we learn so much. Today is no different. We had a blast connecting with Malone Ranger who, in her words, is a "recovering attorney" who is now a professional speaker and....and the Mid-Day talent at 95.9 The Ranch in Fort Worth, Texas. We'll even visit about Chuko the "world's smartest horse". Have a listen and enjoy! 

The Business News Headlines 28 October 2020

We're getting to the end of October and for Wall Street it's been a spooky season. Here are the business news headlines for Wednesday the 28th of October:

  • Another sell-off on Wall Street and you know why;
  • Oil prices tumbled today and why;
  • The biggest financial fear for Americans is....
  • Food stockpiling and food manufacturing;
  • Technology and the U.S. Senate today;
  • Losing our appetite for chain restaurants;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Hey, Tic Tok is hiring!

Those storie plus we welcome back Austin, Texas singer/songwriter Roxi Copland to talk with us a bit about her business, COVID19, getting radio airplay, juggling business responsibilities and...Spotify. To hear that conversation and a snippet of her new song, click here.

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The Alchemy of Us with Dr. Ainissa Ramirez

When her book came out a couple of months ago I wrote down that we must have her back and here we are. Dr. Ainissa Ramirez is first a scientist and yet she is also an effective story-teller. The book is The Alchemy of Us - How Humans and Matter Transformed One Another but FULL STOPP...if you are thinking, "Great a book about science...pass." don't! This is both science and history and stories about people you have heard about and others that have passed into oblivion. But each has left a mark on how you and I go about our daily life...  Meet Dr. Ramirez: 

Getting That Job - Tips from Debbie Marshall of Thrive Consulting

The job market is tough. You know that because nearly every day during the Business News Hour we talk about the unemployment situation and the number of jobs that are available. So, how do you stand out?  How do you create a desire on the part of an HR professional or the people in charge of hiring?  Meet Debbie Marshall and her job coaching business Thrive Consulting. Here we'll talk about the job market and Debbie will give you some solid tips on how to break through.  Take some time and meet Debbie Marshall.

 

Making Others Successful Meet Rachel Trainum

We love it when the story centers around business and personal growth. We love it even more when mentors, no matter their age, recognize that they can be the catalyst for the successful growth of others. Here you will meet Rachel Trainum from Tero International who, just a few years ago was a summer intern. Now, during a dramatic transition for the Tero Team due to COVID19 Rachel found herself supervising this year's crop of interns and understood that by setting them free to create they did an incredible job.  This is good stuff! 

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