Insight On Business the News Hour

The Family Business is…a Funeral Home

We found ourselves in Mason City, Iowa where our host, Michael Libbie, was attending a funeral. That's how we ended up doing our broadcast from there. Here, Michael sits down with Alyssa Fullerton from the family owned Fullerton Funeral Home.  Alyssa is one of a handful of female funeral home directors in Iowa. They talk about the business of a funeral home, the growing number of women in the business, some changes she brought to the job and what she hears from friends when they learn what she does for a living.

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 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 Power of Questions in a Presentation

When giving a presentation to a small group or a large audience remember the Q&A portion of the presentation might be the most important part of your time. Here we visit with Carlos Alvarez from Tero International about the Power of Questions. How to ask for questions, how to handle negative questions, how to encourage a silent audience to become engaged. We cover lots of ground here...listen in! 

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 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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Stuff to DO with Cityview and Jeff Pitts

He's back with Stuff to DO in the Des Moines Metro with Cityview Magazine...it's Jeff Pitts our lifestyle contributor and today we're getting into everything from ballet to bacon, wrestling to art...it's all here. Check out his picks for this weekend into next 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 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 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 American Heart Association and…Jovie

So, what do you do when you own the broadcast hour and your grand-daughter asks if she can be on the program to pitch her effort to raise $1,000 for the American Heart Association? Well you do it. Meet Jovie Pease a nine year-old from Clive Learning Academy who is on a mission to "save lives". She's been going door-to-door and here she explains all of that. She really is quite good...and here is the link if you would like to help out with online donations. 

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 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 Business of the Library - Julie Wells & Laura Sauser

Years ago, with the advent of the Internet, many thought it was the end of the public library. Many were wrong. Here we explore what the public library has become and the changes that has come about over the years. From the Urbandale Public Library we welcome library director Julie Wells and community outreach coordinator Laura Sauser. No matter where you live we think you'll find some similar changes in your community. 

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 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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Part Two with Austin Frerick of Iowa’s Third Congressional District

In this, the second of two segments, we continue our conversation with Austin Frerick a Democratic hopeful who wishes to replace Rep. David Young (R-IA) in November. Here we spend some time on policy issues. Listen in.... 

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 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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Our Conversation with Austin Frerick of Iowa Part One

This is the first of two parts of our conversation with Austin Frerick who is one of six Democrats seeing the nomination to challenge incumbent David Young (R-IA) in November. We are giving each candidate equal time prior to the June 2018 Primary to deliver their case. And, yes, following the primary we will ask Rep. Young to join us. Get to know Austin here.... 

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 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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Marketing for Business with Phil K. James & Michael Libbie

It's what happens when two marketing professionals get together in the same studio and talk...business marketing. Here Phil K. James from Goodmilk Shake Digital and Michael Libbie from Insight Advertising, Marketing & Communications open up with a neat story about Gary Vaynerchuk and his digital visit to a 5th Grade Classroom in Des Moines to specific targeting of Facebook ads. How to get the big bang by KNOWING where your customers are and then...target them. 

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 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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Startup Stories with Mike Colwell and Liz Lidgett

Art is such a personal thing so how can it be that social media might be a platform to build a business and actually connect with artists around the world? "Simple", says Liz Lidgett from Adore Your Walls, "we create relationships with artists and clients from around the globe and put them together in a whole new business model." Here Mike Colwell of SquareOne DSM and Liz talk about the February 21st Startup Story Event (you can register here) and Mike also shares information on two financial seminars happening soon (Register here). Dig in...we're talking art and business! 

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 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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Announcing the DSM Fellowship Program - Mary Bontrager

This year the Greater Des Moines Partnership will launch the DSM Fellowship Program a new component that seeks to entice and enhance the personal and professional careers of young people seeking opportunity in the Greater Des Moines Metro. Here Mary Bontrager with the Partnership explains where the idea came from, how it works and offers some details as to the benefits of not only the Fellows but also our community. 

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 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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