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Insight on Business a production of our advertising agency about the Des Moines business community and news-maker interviews.

Insight on Business a production of our advertising agency about the Des Moines business community and news-maker interviews.
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Des Moines, IO

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Insight on Business a production of our advertising agency about the Des Moines business community and news-maker interviews.

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English


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Rekha Basu & Betty Andrews - MLK Celebration Awards

1/16/2018
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On Monday at the 29th Annual Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration in Des Moines where politicians such as Gov. Kim Reynolds and Lt. Gov. Adam Gregg spoke of equality and opportunity, where young Emmet Phillips offered some stunning poems, where Izzah jB Knox spoke of current needs, where prayers were offered and music made; two people received recognition for their efforts. Rekha Basu from the Des Moines Register and Betty Andrews from the NAACP and I’ll Make Me a World in Iowa spoke...

Duration: 00:13:34


Lemon Grass - Restaurant of the Week

1/14/2018
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One of the nice things about having done the Business News Hour for so many years is that we’ve got lots of great interviews already in the can…just in case somebody has to cancel. Today we climb into our Way-Back Machine for this conversation with Owner/Chef Chad Lovan of Lemon Grass our Restaurant of the week! The award winning Insight on Business the News Hour with Michael Libbie is the only weekday, hour-long business broadcast in the Midwest. The national, regional and local business...

Duration: 00:09:41


Jason Wright - Comic Book Artist - Our Small Business Spotlight

1/14/2018
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Meet graphic artist Jason Wright who not only does freelance work but writes and publishes his own comic books. We found this an interesting way to make a living and wanted to learn more. Here we talk about his journey, education, passion and work as J. Wright in our Small Business Spotlight. The award winning Insight on Business the News Hour with Michael Libbie is the only weekday, hour-long business broadcast in the Midwest. The national, regional and local business news along with...

Duration: 00:13:15


Steve Gar - Iowans Supporting Israel

1/14/2018
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Last week the non-partisan, non-profit organization Iowans Supporting Israel held a luncheon at the Central Library in Des Moines where the speaker was Counter Terrorism Specialist Steve Gar from…Israel. We sat down for this interview after his riveting address to the one-hundred or so people in attendance. I wish, however, I had recorded his entire presentation. Here you will learn more about Steve the work he does and why he does it. You’ll note that this interview has a very abrupt ending...

Duration: 00:16:06


University of Northern Iowa Business Development with Paul Kinghorn

1/13/2018
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Here we spend some time with Paul Kinghorn the Director of the Center for Business Growth and Innovation at the University of Northern Iowa. We spend some time talking about succession planning, what the group offers existing or emerging businesses and more. Business in Iowa with Paul Kinghorn on our News Maker Line. The award winning Insight on Business the News Hour with Michael Libbie is the only weekday, hour-long business broadcast in the Midwest. The national, regional and local...

Duration: 00:17:13


Heather Ryan - Part Two - Democrat Running in Iowa’s 3rd Congressional District

1/13/2018
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Here, in Part Two of our conversation with Heather Ryan, we talk more about public policy including the rural economy, jobs, wages, health care and a host of other issues. The award winning Insight on Business the News Hour with Michael Libbie is the only weekday, hour-long business broadcast in the Midwest. The national, regional and local business news along with long-form business interviews can be heard Monday - Friday starting at 5:00pm on AM-940. The Business News Hour is a production...

Duration: 00:19:51


Heather Ryan - Democrat Running in Iowa’s 3rd Congressional District

1/13/2018
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This year there are seven Democrats vying for the opportunity to represent Iowa in the Third Congressional District. While we don’t “do politics” on the Business News Hour we think it’s important to give each of these candidates voice up to the June Primary. Here, in Part One of her interview we introduce you to Heather Ryan. In Part Two we talk more about her policy ideas. Meet Heather Ryan… The award winning Insight on Business the News Hour with Michael Libbie is the only weekday,...

Duration: 00:10:59


Stuff to Do with Cady Colosimo and Courtney Carstens

1/13/2018
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Each week we bring you “Stuff to DO in the Des Moines Metro” with our friends from Cityview Magazine. This week Courtney Carstens and Cady Colosimo join us to talk rodeo, gymnastics, a home show. bunnies, art and cooking. It’s the full package so get out there and do something! The award winning Insight on Business the News Hour with Michael Libbie is the only weekday, hour-long business broadcast in the Midwest. The national, regional and local business news along with long-form business...

Duration: 00:09:00


Airport Hospitality - Meet Cheng Lor

1/11/2018
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When we made the decision to attend the Media Day at the Des Moines International Airport for the purpose of learning more about the new amenities offered to travelers we did not expect this story. Meet Cheng Lor the President/CEO of Aero Service Group based in Minneapolis. For several years his company worked the Fredericks Coffee stand, just past TSA screening area, turning in solid growth each year. When it came to the food service at the Des Moines International Airport the Airport...

Duration: 00:15:36


The Passenger Experience - DSM International Airport

1/10/2018
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It was “Media Day” at the Des Moines International Airport where Kevin Foley, Executive Director of the Des Moines Airport Authority was eager to talk about the new amenities being offered to travelers. From food to travel swag to new restaurants it was quite the open house. We sat down with Kevin for an extended interview about, not only food, but funding of the proposed new terminal. Side note, nearly 1,500 people work at the airport… The award winning Insight on Business the News Hour...

Duration: 00:18:26


Protecting Your A$$ets - With Sam Kreamer

1/10/2018
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We kick off the year with a business law conversation regarding non-compete agreements and trade secrets. Both of these issues impact businesses of any size. Here Sam Kreamer from the Kreamer Law Firm goes into depth on both and tackle such issues as: Are Non-compete Agreements enforceable;What is “reasonable” when it comes to Non-compete Agreements;Terms, Scope and possible Judicial Reformation.When it comes to Trade Secrets: What are they;

Duration: 00:20:30


Networking and Social Media for Business

1/9/2018
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We welcome Laura Kinnard from DMBizMixer back to the studio! The markets have been closed for the past two Mondays so it was reunion time. Here we talk about networking opportunities in the Metro the Business Record Book of Lists, the number of groups available for women seeking business assistance and a host of other programs that are starting to hit in the New Year. If you would like your business networking event listed online or here during our weekly conversation use Twitter and...

Duration: 00:10:59


The Business of Animal Trainer Joel Silverman

1/8/2018
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One of the great things about doing the Business News Hour for so many years is that when we’re light on guests, because of the holidays, we can reach back into our Way-Back Machine for an interesting conversation from the past. Here is something we did over two years ago with professional animal trainer Joel Silverman. It’s quite a business that has taken him from Sea World to national television shows and advertising. Meet Joel. The award winning Insight on Business the News Hour with...

Duration: 00:12:15


Demo Queen Kim Meana from our Way-Back Machine

1/8/2018
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A couple of years ago we I ran into Kim Meana who was doing product demos at a local HyVee grocery store. We talked a bit about what she does and learned this is her full time business. Because of the short week, and so many people gone over the holiday we got into our Way-Back Machine to being you this interesting story. Who knew? The award winning Insight on Business the News Hour with Michael Libbie is the only weekday, hour-long business broadcast in the Midwest. The national, regional...

Duration: 00:16:25


Akebono Japanese - Our Restaurant of the Week

1/6/2018
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Each week we offer up an interview with a locally owned restaurant to share with you their back story. Our Restaurant of the Week this week is Akebono Japanese Restaurant in the heart of downtown Des Moines. Meet Nam Tran who came to America from Vietnam as a child, learned his craft and struck out on his own. Akebono, our Restaurant of the Week! The award winning Insight on Business the News Hour with Michael Libbie is the only weekday, hour-long business broadcast in the Midwest. The...

Duration: 00:12:45


Stuff to Do with Cityview and Jeff Pitts

1/6/2018
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At the end of each broadcast week we take a break from the business news and bring you news of a different nature, Jeff Pitts from Cityview Magazine joins us for some fun and a look at “Stuff to DO in the Metro”. This week it’s archery, boats, hockey, a health and fitness expo, a diecast toy show, we talk up Botanical Blues at the Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden on Sunday and talk Tyrannosaurs at the Science Center. Have some fun already, Monday will be here soon enough. The award...

Duration: 00:13:39


Smith-Kenyon Insurance Resources - Small Business Spotlght

1/5/2018
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We shine our Small Business Spotlight on Smith-Kenyon Insurance Resources with principal Timothy Smith. Recently Tim moved from San Antonio to the Des Moines Metro and opened an office in Windsor Heights. We wanted to find out more about his business of protecting his clients which are both commercial and residential and sometimes a mix of both. And, how does technology impact the insurance industry? We asked. Meet Tim Smith in our Small Business Spotlight… The award winning Insight on...

Duration: 00:14:30


Housing Trends, Apartment Vacancies and More with Re/Max Concepts

1/4/2018
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Each month we visit with Lance Hanson from Re/Max Concepts about the Greater Des Moines Housing Market, home prices here and across the nation and trends in the housing industry. Recently there was a local story that indicated a “glut” of empty apartments in Des Moines. Lance looked at the numbers and came away with a different story. Learn more about housing and housing opportunities here by taking a listen… The award winning Insight on Business the News Hour with Michael Libbie is the...

Duration: 00:12:35


Hilton Des Moines Downtown - The Convention Center Hotel

1/4/2018
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This spring the new convention center hotel the Hilton Des Moines Downtown will open it’s doors to what is hoped some brisk business. Here we visit with Matt Felling the hotel general manager about what visitors to Des Moines, and those of us who live here, can expect. Matt has 36 years with Hilton and says this hotel is, by far, the most technologically advanced property he has been in. The hotel is a joint venture between the City of Des Moines and Polk County who have hired Hilton to run...

Duration: 00:18:00


Trellis Our Restaurant of the Week!

12/30/2017
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While it might be a cold winter you can warm up at the Greater Des Moines Botanical Center with Trellis a creation from Lisa LaValle and her husband Michael. Here you can enjoy a menu that reflects Lisa’s passion for fresh and local in a setting unlike anything else in the Des Moines Metro. With Lisa is Jake Miller the general manager for Port Of Des Moines the company behind Trellis, The Riverwalk Hub, Trellis Catering, J.A. White Riverboat and The River Center the newest event center in...

Duration: 00:15:03

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