Insight on Business with Michael Libbie is our Monday - Thursday look at the world of advertising, marketing and consumer trends. We're live today at Noon Central here at Webcast One LIVE and because it's a conversation I invite you to join us while the show is in progress by using "The Chat" or before, during and after the show on Twitter @MichaelLibbie.
Today is Monday - Metro Monday when we take a look at issues a little closer to home. Even so, we promise you a nugget or two that you can take to your business, no matter where you're at.
Governor Chet Culver - Business and Politics...they go "hand and glove"; who Iowa selects as their CEO will form the future for decades. That's why we have joined with the Des Moines Register and media outlets by endorsing Governor Chet Culver for a second term. Faced with major natural disasters and coming into office during the worst national recession since the Great Depression Culver has guided this state well. Wall Street 24/7 lists Iowa as the Third Best Run State in the Nation. Forbes says Iowa is a great place for business. The Green Industry has found a home in Iowa with wind energy and our friends in technology have found our people and our policies match their goal for growth. In other words, Iowa is moving forward beyond the policies of the past. We caught up with Governor Culver yesterday. Why should Iowans give Chet Culver a second term?
Makes sense to us...
On the show today we're going to visit with Tanya Keith the owner of Simply for Giggles a children's speciality store in the East Village of Des Moines. We'll talk about the economy, what she has been experiencing in sales, what works and what doesn't. We'll talk about the good ideas and those that still need some work. And...get this...we'll also visit about her role as a Roller Derby woman. Yes...Roller Derby! Keith is a "blocker" with the Mid-Iowa Rollers. Who would have thought? Wife, Mom, Business Owner and Roller Derby Queen? Loads of fun today with my friend and small business owner of Simply for Giggles...Tanya Keith with Insight on Business.
There's some great news for the Metro; it looks like we'll see some development on the old Younker's Department Store which has sat empty since 2005. Every day on my walk to the Webcast One LIVE studio I pass what was once the centerpiece of the Younker's chain and hoped for restoration. The deal, should it go through will be a big boost the the center of the city by providing housing and retail. The Des Moines City Council meets tonight to decide the fate tied to incentive packages. Here is the story from the Des Moines Register.
A quick program note - Tomorrow (Tuesday) we're going to show a re-run of Insight on Business. I have the opportunity to do a speech at the Ankeny Rotary Club on advertising, marketing and social media...and while I'd love to figure out a way to be in two places at the same time... We'll be back LIVE on Wednesday. Insight on Business is a production of our advertising agency, Insight Advertising, Marketing & Communications and made possible by:
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