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Quick Bites with Heidi Soliday

Before we launch into our conversation over lunch we always ask our Out to Lunch guests three questions:

  • Book that you've read that has had an impact
  • Movie that you've seen that has had an impact
  • Job - If you were not doing what you do...what would you like to do?

Our Out to Lunch Guest is former Sports Director for the CBS affiliate KCCI - Des Moines. Go ahead, get to know Heidi Soliday as we do Quick Bites at Range Grill + Golf.

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_NewsHou

 

The Business News Headlines 9 April 2019

You might say that investors get...well, nervous. It's the business news hour for Tuesday the 9th day of April. Inside:

  • No, not nerves of steel;
  • Job cuts in the oil industry and why;
  • Robots coming to Walmart in a big way;
  • Motel 6 owes millions to former guests but finding them may be difficult;
  • Thing Uber and your local mall;
  • Levi Strauss made a move that is paying off;
  • What happened on Wall Street and why.

Also today we'll visit with Katherine Haine from CityMedia.ca about the business of digital reputation. What? No, really, her company will scrub the internet to discover how your website and your social media look to consumers and then...if it needs fixing they can do that too. What is cool is the "health check" is...free. Click here to hear that conversation.

Then from a very different world meet Andy Ward and the Hey Buddy Podcast. Andy is a police officer from a small town in Eastern Iowa and when he puts down the badge he gets with friends and riffs about stuff they think is cool. We think it's worth a you knowing more. Listen in here

Thanks for coming by! 

The Business News Headlines 19 March 2019

It's the business news headlines for Tuesday the 19th day of March, 2019. Inside and just a click away we've got stories about:

  • China, investors and nerves;
  • Too many jobs, not enough people. It's a real deal;
  • Day two of the Lyft road show and it's going very well thank you;
  • Facebook settles some discrimination cases;
  • Peloton is being sued for over $150 million;
  • What happened on Wall Street and why.

Those stories plus a conversation about yoga and the business of yoga. I get it, you can't go anywhere and not see folks that are into yoga...so what is it all about? Who does it? Why and what is the business model? Today in our Small Business Spotlight we'll introduce you to Mary McCarthy from Yoga by Mary. She's been in this space for nearly 20 years...long before it became fashionable. What is it all about?  Click through or click right here

Our Small Business Spotlight Shines on Yoga by Mary

To be sure I know little to nothing about yoga. Oh sure I see folks in the park or going into buildings with their yoga mats slung over their shoulder but, where does it come from? How did it start and is there a difference in yoga styles and teaching? So, I sat down with Mary McCarthy from Yoga by Mary to ask those questions and more. Click thorough and enjoy...I know I learned a bunch. 

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.

The Business News Headlines 8 March 2019

Today marked the fifth day in a row the markets stumbled and that makes this the worst week for Wall Street so far this year. In other business news on this International Women's Day:

  • The Labor Department said the U.S. added only 20,000 jobs in February;
  • Cage Free Eggs are coming because you want them but...when?
  • Walmart is sending workers bonus checks about $225 per worker;
  • Fifteen things invented by women you might not know about;
  • What happened on Wall Street and why.

Those stories and we get "weird" on a Friday-Fun-Day with Jeff Pitts the managing editor of Cityview Magazine and our friend Parker Reed as we check out Stuff to DO in the DSMUSA Metro this weekend into next week. Do NOT expect anything serious coming out of this conversation. Hey, it's Friday! To hear that wacky stuff click here

Thanks for listening.

Stuff to DO in the Metro with Jeff Pitts from Cityview Magazine

Each Friday Jeff Pitts the Managing Editor for Cityview Magazine joins me to talk about his picks for "Stuff to DO in the Metro" this weekend into next week and man, he's got a list. We're talking sports, the home show, the RV show, arts and so much more. That is just a click away. 

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.

The Business News Headlines 24 January 2019

It's the Thursday Edition of the Business News Headlines and have we got some stories for you today. Just a click away you'll learn about:

  • The thirty-second ad that will NOT run during the Super Bowl;
  • Billionaire investor and U.S. Secretary of Commerce tells federal workers to, "get a loan";
  • The partial federal shutdown goes into it's 35 day tomorrow both senate bills failed today;
  • Walmart wants to hire 900 truck drivers and pay them a bundle to drive;
  • Airlines pilots, flight attendants are all concerned about the shutdown and safety;
  • Did Sears CEO Eddie Lambert "steal" Sears?
  • The markets ended mixed today and we'll have those numbers.

Those stories and our interview is with author Louise Gately who recently finished an historical account of an early Iowa resident, James Jordan who was involved in getting the state capital moved, being part of the Underground Railroad and building a financial empire. "Pursuit of a Dream - James Jordan His Life and His Legacy" is a great book for folks who love deep looks at history. Click here to listen in

Business News Headlines 18 January 2019

Coming to you today from Mobile, Alabama we've got the business news headlines. Today we'll share stories about:

  • China, the Dow and the U.S. Trade;
  • Facebook, Regulators & Fines;
  • Tesla cuts its workforce - stock slides;
  • Rich folks getting a divorce means what...yeah, Amazon;
  • Netflix is burning through tons of cash...so?
  • Experts say pay off your mortgage ASAP why?  We'll share;
  • What happened on Wall Street & why.

Those stories and we'll chat with Angela Trigg who recently opened up The Haunted Book Shop in downtown Mobile. We love sharing small business stories and this one is really interesting on a number of levels. Click here to listen!

Then, dialing in the long-distance, we've got Jeff Pitts the managing editor of Cityview with Stuff to DO this weekend into next week in the Greater Des Moines, Iowa Metro. Listen in here!

Thanks for listening!

The Haunted Book Shop - Small Business Spotlight

Our Small Business Spotlight shines on The Haunted Book Shop and its owner Angela Trigg. A lover of the written, and spoken, word, Angela decided several months ago to realize her dream of opening up a book store. This in an age when book stores are finding it hard to maintain given online sales. But, Angela has a different view. Here she'll talk about what she has done to engage adults, parents and even children. We'll also talk about tourism and the "Poop-Ship" and the impact that had on Mobile, Alabama. Meet Angela...

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.

The Business News Headlines 17 January 2019

Coming to you from Mobile, Alabama we're checking out the business news headlines from the day.  Coming up we'll share details on these stories:

  • The U.S. China trade war? Somebody may have blinked;
  • The 2017 Tax Cut and Jobs Act is hurting big banks;
  • Another bombshell from New York that impacts Washington D.C.;
  • Federal workers impacted by the shutdown can apply for unemployment but...there is a catch;
  • Retail experts say it's just a matter of time before these 4 famous retail giants...go away;
  • Wall Street - What happened and why.

Those stories plus a quick conversation with Mobile resident and first author Margie Odom. It just happened and we think it's a touching story. To hear that story, click here.

Also today Stephen Haas from DLS Worldwide is in the house talking about fright and fright delivery, driver-less semi's and the National Tractor Parts Dealer Association...think agriculture and the parts that keep equipment running. To hear that conversation click here.

Thanks for listening!