KBIA's Business Beat
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Business Beat covers business and the economy in mid-Missouri each week. Get your eight minute dose of business news now!
||Business Beat - PET International reaches an exciting 2015 milestone||Personal Energy Transportation International, or PET, built its first rough-terrain transportation device for people with leg disabilities 21 years ago....||10/7/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Business Beat - Columbia tech startup competes in Kansas City for $50,000 grant||Billy Martin did not know what to expect before delivering his pitch on Friday, Sept. 18, to a group of judges and fellow entrepreneurs at the Techweek...||9/30/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Business Beat: Missouri renters struggle with landlords on mold issues||Mold--it's an unsightly, unpleasant and often harmful nuisance that you probably don't want in your home. But for some Missouri renters with this...||2/4/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Business Beat: MU student campaign seeks to change grad student loans||There's a problem few are talking about when it comes to student debt. While the topic of undergrads taking out steep loans to pay for tuition costs...||2/3/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Business Beat: Heart of Missouri United Way funding cuts and changes affecting local organizations||At the end of 2014, many Missouri United Way chapters came up short on their fundraising goals. Local charities felt the effects of low fundraising and...||1/21/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Business Beat: Parkade Center revamp, Startup Weekend wrap-up||Columbia's Parkade Center opened in 1965. It was built on a prime location off of Interstate 70 — a new freeway reshaping the American approach to...||10/8/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||Business Beat: Start-up weekend spurring healthcare IT innovation, Food waste as an opporunity||Startup weekend in Columbia starts on Friday, kicking off a fifty-four-hour boot camp at the Museao Building in south Columbia. People will work in...||10/1/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||Business Beat: Newsy founder receives distinguished award, Columbia’s city budget||Jim Spencer, CEO of Newsy, received the Governor’s Entrepreneur of the Year Award earlier this month. Missouri Business Alert’s Maggie Angst caught up...||9/24/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||Business Beat: Ride sharing service may be coming to Columbia, Women and leadership in business||Hailing a cab may become a thing of the past in Columbia, but local taxi companies and city rules might get in the way. Uber, a ride sharing service...||9/11/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||Business Beat: 1 Million Cups Columbia turns one, Missouri’s friendliness towards small businesses||Since the launch of 1 Million Cups last year, representatives from nearly 60 companies have stood in front of about 30 people that fill a downtown...||8/20/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||Business Beat: Columbia considers 'ban the box', 1-gigabit Internet comes to Mid-Missouri||Over 4,500 people on average are released from prison each year in Missouri, of those 480 in Boone County. After being locked up for weeks, months or...||8/15/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||Business Beat: Propane price spikes, Missouri grapes combat climate change||Residents across the Midwest are struggling with tight propane supplies, especially in this bitterly cold, snowy winter. But it's not just homes that...||2/12/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||Business Beat: Immigrant, women entrepreneurs in U.S.||Monday’s Morning Edition on NPR featured a story about a Columbia biotech startup. We thought we’d give it an encore run on KBIA in case you missed it....||2/5/2014||Free||View In iTunes|