The award winning Insight on Business the News Hour with Michael Libbie, now in our sixth year, is a production of our advertising agency, Insight Advertising, Marketing & Communications and is the only daily, hour-long business news broadcast in the Midwest. You can hear the broadcast Monday - Friday at 4:30pm on our Radio Blog, and each Sunday on News/Talk 1540 KXEL starting at 2pm. The Business News Hour is made possible through the sponsorship of: Iowa Workforce Development, Aureon of West Des Moines, The Strudl Haus of Des Moines, Tero International, The Iowa Business Journals, Country Vet Naturals and AARP-Iowa with state headquarters in Des Moines.
Rising interest rates, lower collected taxes and a ballooning deficit...what could go wrong? That's our lead story today and then we'll get into some housing issues...might that too spell trouble? Shopping for health care? Nope, people are not doing it. Those stories the markets and a conversation with Congressman Ro Khanna (D-CA) a visit with Ned Flynn from Aureon HR with some big news and Laura Kinnard from Drake University with networking and small business development thoughts all up today. Thanks for coming by!
We recently caught up with Congressman Ro Khanna (D-CA) as he was making a tour of Iowa. We attended an event put together by the Iowa Asian/Latino Coalition and after Congressman Khanna spoke we asked for some time to talk about public policy, trade, economic development, wages and Silicon Valley where the some of the largest tech companies reside. Here is that conversation.
Strap in as we cover lots of ground in the coming minutes. We sit down with Ned Flynn from Aureon HR, a Professional Employer Organization (PEO) and the first question is, "Tell us what Aureon HR...does." We think you'll be impressed with how a PEO helps businesses grow 7% faster... We move from there into a recent survey by Robert Half that indicated 54% of employees (the highest in the nation) in the Greater Des Moines Metro would leave their jobs because of a lack of wage growth, poor work culture or being under appreciated. We talk about System Organization Controls (SOC) and what that means for clients of Aureon and some big news regarding the future of Aureon and a company called Oasis Outsoursing. So much here you may have to listen twice.
Each Monday we join Laura Kinnard, MBA from Drake University and the founder of DMBizMixer.com so she can share with you some thoughts about small business, entrepreneur events, networking and business education. So many things happening as we roll into August!
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