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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.

 

Reliable Aftermarket Parts and More with Rob Perry

There is a vast business out there that flies under the radar of those who live in our urban areas unless, of course, you are into major urban farming like they are doing in Detroit. Here you'll meet Rob Perry who is in charge of sales and marketing for both Reliable Aftermarket Parts and their wholesale division ARC Parts. Both based in Michigan but doing business world-wide.  Here we talk about the business of agricultural and construction parts their involvement with the National Tractor Parts Dealers Association (NTPDA) and more. And, if you would like to learn more about the company history and see a quick video here is that link.

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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 5 April 2021

Welcome back from a long weekend.  Today we've got some great business news stories from what happened on Wall Street to buying homes for just $1,000.  Here's what we've got for you:

  • More stimulus checks have gone out;
  • Do you qualify due to income? Click to calculate;
  • Buying gas at Costco even if you're not a member;
  • Gun sales in the U.S. hitting record numbers;
  • The city with homes being sold for $1,000 each;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • The NLRB and Amazon;

In for the interview is entrepreneur Mensur Pudic yet another person we've profiled that started a business during the pandemic. His story is stunning and unique. To listen, just click here.

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Meet Entrepreneur Mensur Pudic for Business

Part of our ongoing series featuring entrepreneurs who have launched their business during the pandemic we bring you speaker and business coach Mensur Pudic. Mensur has an amazing story from coming to the U.S. as a child not knowing the language or culture to being a successful employee at a large firm to launching his own business. You can learn more about Mensur here, on his website "Simply Motivated". But listening to the story is...uplifting. 

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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.

Business News Headlines 2 April 2021

The markets were closed today but we still have some business news headlines for you for Friday the 2nd of April.  Also, follow us on Twitter @IOB_NewsHour to keep up all day long.  Here's what we've got for you today:

  • Big news on the jobs front;
  • That $400,000 threshold from Mr. Biden;
  • The IRS is warning about a scam;
  • Major League Baseball out of Georgia;
  • A foreclosure tidal wave;
  • Are we "free to fly"?

Those stories and Jeff Pitts from Cityview Magazine is in to chat it up about a host of things to do in the Greater Des Moines Metro this weekend into next week. To hear that silliness, click here. 

It’s Stuff to DO with Cityview and Jeff Pitts

Each Friday as we slide into the weekend Jeff Pitts the managing editor of Cityview Magazine stops in to chat it up about "Stuff to DO" in the Greater Des Moines Metro. And it's sort of an anniversary for us. In March Jeff celebrated four years doing this gig with me.  Pretty neat.  Here, along with some side-chatter, is what we've got for you:

Learn more by heading to Cityview Magazine!

The Business News Headlines 1 April 2021

Welcome to a brand new month and, nope, no April Fools stuff going on here today but...oh the memories of those pranks still make me smile. Want to follow us on Twitter? You can do that @IOB_NewsHour.  Here's what we've got for you today:

  • The American Jobs Plan...we break it down;
  • The life events that impact your care insurance costs;
  • "No Jab - No Job" says an employer and they mean it;
  • The Satan Shoe went to court;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • An update on the Pfizer vaccine.

Speaking of vaccines today you'll meet Brian Finley the Iowa City, Iowa man who several weeks ago launched @IAVaccineAlerts on Twitter. And now has done the same thing for Minnesota, Nebraska, Illinois and Missouri...all as a volunteer.  He'll share why he did it...how it works and some of the stumbles he's had.  It's a great story and you can hear is by clicking ahead.

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Brian Finley and Vaccine Alerts

"I just wanted to do something that helped people..." Those are the words of Brian Finley of Iowa City, Iowa the creator of several Twitter streams that advise people where they can go to get their COVID19 vaccine.  He started with @IAVaccineAlerts and now also works with @MNVaccineAlerts, NEVaccineAlerts, MOVaccineAlerts and ILVaccineAlerts. And, it's just him. We talk about his motivation, how it all works the contributions he's received that he has turned over to charity and more. It's a fascinating story.  Meet Brian Finley

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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.

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