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Sheryl Tessier and Stuff to DO in the Des Moines Metro!

There is always so much to do in the Greater Des Moines Metro and Sheryl Tessier from Eat, Play, Love Des Moines has her list to help you find the best bets. From the Christkindle Market to a wine tasting to a free gingerbread man decorating event Sheryl knows where to send you. Enjoy!

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 5:05pm on AM-940, FM-104.5 and in HD at 103.3 HD2. The Business News Hour is a production of Insight Advertising, Marketing & Communications through a business relationship with The Des Moines Radio Group. You can follow us on Twitter @IoB_NewsHour.

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The Economics of Soft Water for Home and Business

Each month our friend T.J. Riley from Iowa Soft Water comes in to chat a bit about his family owned business and...water. In the past we've talked about water quality today we're talking about the economics of soft water for home and business. Like extending the life of water heaters, dishwashers and more. T.J. also announced a "rent to own" program that makes getting soft water and pure water for drinking...very affordable. Here you go! 

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 5:05pm on AM-940, FM-104.5 and in HD at 103.3 HD2. The Business News Hour is a production of Insight Advertising, Marketing & Communications through a business relationship with The Des Moines Radio Group. You can follow us on Twitter @IoB_NewsHour.

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Business and the Iowa Legislature

The Iowa Chamber Alliance presented their legislative wish list during a press event on December 1st. We asked John Stineman, the Executive Director for the Alliance, to join us for a conversation about taxes, corporate tax incentives and rural revitalization. We think it made for an interesting conversation as business asks for more from the Iowa Legislature.

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 5:05pm on AM-940, FM-104.5 and in HD at 103.3 HD2. The Business News Hour is a production of Insight Advertising, Marketing & Communications through a business relationship with The Des Moines Radio Group. You can follow us on Twitter @IoB_NewsHour.

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Wage & Hour Rules, Taxes and More

In this conversation with Alicia Shaul, CPA from Shaul & Desmond we covered lots of ground. As you may know the wage and overtime rules that were supposed to go into effect on December 1st have been stopped by a court order out of Texas. What is the effect, what should businesses do and how about those promised tax cuts from President Elect Trump? Lots of conversation and worth a listen. 

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 5:05pm on AM-940, FM-104.5 and in HD at 103.3 HD2. The Business News Hour is a production of Insight Advertising, Marketing & Communications through a business relationship with The Des Moines Radio Group. You can follow us on Twitter @IoB_NewsHour.

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Real Estate Market Realities with Lance Hanson

Always entertaining and informative Lance Hanson from Re/Max Real Estate Concepts is in to discuss the overall national real estate trends and then a focus on the Greater Des Moines Market. Buy? Sell? Inventory? Home Prices? We asked those questions and more. Have a listen:

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 5:05pm on AM-940, FM-104.5 and in HD at 103.3 HD2. The Business News Hour is a production of Insight Advertising, Marketing & Communications through a business relationship with The Des Moines Radio Group. You can follow us on Twitter @IoB_NewsHour.

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Becoming a More Confident Public Speaker

At some point we are all called to give a public presentation. Often we may not feel confident in our abilities. Meet Maureen Burger from Tero International who teaches how individuals can become more confident in their communication skills. It doesn't matter if it is a conversation with one person or a group of many. Some great tips to becoming a more confident presenter. 

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 5:05pm on AM-940, FM-104.5 and in HD at 103.3 HD2. The Business News Hour is a production of Insight Advertising, Marketing & Communications through a business relationship with The Des Moines Radio Group. You can follow us on Twitter @IoB_NewsHour.

 

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Fireplace Superstore - Small Business Spotlight

Today our Small Business Spotlight shines on Fireplace Superstore based in Urbandale, Iowa. With us is second generation owner Chris Bump. We talk about the early days as his father started the business, how they grew and what they do. A very specialized small business that continues a dramatic growth curve.

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 5:05pm on AM-940, FM-104.5 and in HD at 103.3 HD2. The Business News Hour is a production of Insight Advertising, Marketing & Communications through a business relationship with The Des Moines Radio Group. You can follow us on Twitter @IoB_NewsHour.

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A Regulatory Update for Business

There have been many regulatory changes that have critical implications for business and business owners. Here Ned Flynn from Aureon-HR offers up a quick look at four prime examples of regulatory issues that, if unknown, can prove to be very troublesome to your business.  

We talk first about what the recent injunction to the Fair Labor Standards Act means. Then a conversation about the Minimum Wage that is higher than the federal minimum in 29 states. Here in Iowa we have several different rates...what wage do you pay?

Some companies are delying background checks. Why? There is the "Ban the Box" movement and it is spreading. This has a far reaching impact on your business should you make the wrong move.

Can employees speak poorly about you and your business on social media? You may be very surprised at that answer.  Ned offers some tips on how to cope.

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 5:05pm on AM-940, FM-104.5 and in HD at 103.3 HD2. The Business News Hour is a production of Insight Advertising, Marketing & Communications through a business relationship with The Des Moines Radio Group. You can follow us on Twitter @IoB_NewsHour.

 

 

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Business Networking and Social Media for Business

Each Monday we bring in our regular contributor Laura Kinnard to offer up some great business networking opportunities and also give us some commentary on social media for business. In this episode we run through several events this week and then look at some of the changes Facebook has made regarding your business Facebook Page. And to keep up and schedule your business networking event use #DMBizEvents in Twitter.

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 5:05pm on AM-940, FM-104.5 and in HD at 103.3 HD2. The Business News Hour is a production of Insight Advertising, Marketing & Communications through a business relationship with The Des Moines Radio Group. You can follow us on Twitter @IoB_NewsHour.

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Business and Public Relations

Think of the thousands of dollars spent on marketing a brand and how fragile it becomes once the business has lost control of the message. Our guest is Brooke Benschoter a public relations expert. We talk about the importance of finding your "story" and then getting that story told. It's something that most people can't do and it's best if it is left in the hands of an expert. Spend some time and learn what positive PR can do for you.

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 5:05pm on AM-940, FM-104.5 and in HD at 103.3 HD2. The Business News Hour is a production of Insight Advertising, Marketing & Communications through a business relationship with The Des Moines Radio Group. You can follow us on Twitter @IoB_NewsHour.

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