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Jason Parkin on the Business of a Meteorologist

He has worked in front of the television camera delivering accurate weather forecasts for over 20 years. Recently Jason Parkin was named one of the most trusted meteorologists in Central Iowa. We asked him about the business of weather-casting and more. The back-story of Jason here... 


Insight on Business the News Hour with Michael Libbie is the only hour-long, business broadcast in the Midwest. You can catch us at 5:05PM on AM-940, FM-104.5 or in HD at 103.3 HD2. It is a production of Insight Advertising, Marketing & Communications a full service advertising/consulting agency based in Des Moines. Connect with The Business News Hour on Twitter @IoB_NewsHour and, for more, here is our Facebook Page. 
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Direct Sales Then and Now with Louisa Dykstra

In some ways how consumers buy product and services hasn't changed; we still buy from people we know and trust. In the world of direct sales that is even more the case. Here Louisa Dykstra talks about the history of direct sales, how she uses social media to connect with consumers and partners and about her work with Norwex.


Insight on Business the News Hour with Michael Libbie is the only hour-long, business broadcast in the Midwest. You can catch us at 5:05PM on AM-940, FM-104.5 or in HD at 103.3 HD2. It is a production of Insight Advertising, Marketing & Communications a full service advertising/consulting agency based in Des Moines. Connect with The Business News Hour on Twitter @IoB_NewsHour and, for more, here is our Facebook Page. 
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Sweet Corn, Progress Iowa and Martin O’Malley

This Sunday is the Second Annual Progress Iowa Sweetcorn Feed at the Simon Estes Theater on the river in Des Moines. On our Newsmaker Line is Matt Sinovic from Progress Iowa telling us what to expect and where to get tickets.  


Insight on Business the News Hour with Michael Libbie is the only hour-long, business broadcast in the Midwest. You can catch us at 5:05PM on AM-940, FM-104.5 or in HD at 103.3 HD2. It is a production of Insight Advertising, Marketing & Communications a full service advertising/consulting agency based in Des Moines. Connect with The Business News Hour on Twitter @IoB_NewsHour and, for more, here is our Facebook Page. 
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Mental Health Issues in Iowa

Our guest is Peggy Huppert the executive director of NAMI-Iowa as we lay out the issues surrounding mental health care in the State of Iowa. Suggesting that the worst result for people suffering from mental health issues is jail we talk about that and the impact mental health has on business. 



Insight on Business the News Hour with Michael Libbie is the only hour-long, business broadcast in the Midwest. You can catch us at 5:05PM on AM-940, FM-104.5 or in HD at 103.3 HD2. It is a production of Insight Advertising, Marketing & Communications a full service advertising/consulting agency based in Des Moines. Connect with The Business News Hour on Twitter @IoB_NewsHour and, for more, here is our Facebook Page. 
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Is Your Business Prepared to Continue?

Is your business prepared to continue in the face of...disaster? Our guest is Bruce Schmiedlin, CPA who highlights the critical nature for business to plan for potential disasters that would take you out of business. And, how having a plan of action can help you secure better market share than those who do not. Seriously good information for any size business: 


Insight on Business the News Hour with Michael Libbie is the only hour-long, business broadcast in the Midwest. You can catch us at 5:05PM on AM-940, FM-104.5 or in HD at 103.3 HD2. It is a production of Insight Advertising, Marketing & Communications a full service advertising/consulting agency based in Des Moines. Connect with The Business News Hour on Twitter @IoB_NewsHour and, for more, here is our Facebook Page. 
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The Power of Persuasion with Wayne Bruns

Every day we are "selling" something. Be it a product or service or...ourselves. In this interview with Wayne Bruns from Tero International we learn about some key elements that we can employ to better make our case and persuade the meeting toward action.


Insight on Business the News Hour with Michael Libbie is the only hour-long, business broadcast in the Midwest. You can catch us at 5:05PM on AM-940, FM-104.5 or in HD at 103.3 HD2. It is a production of Insight Advertising, Marketing & Communications a full service advertising/consulting agency based in Des Moines. Connect with The Business News Hour on Twitter @IoB_NewsHour and, for more, here is our Facebook Page. 
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STEM in Iowa and Why

On the final day of the Iowa State Fair we caught up with Carrie Rankin from the Governor's STEM Advisory Council to talk about, not only their huge display area but also the reason this effort is so important to Iowa and our economy. As you will hear, sometimes you have to "grow your own" something Iowa has done for decades.  Here is that conversation:


Insight on Business the News Hour with Michael Libbie is the only hour-long, business broadcast in the Midwest. You can catch us at 5:05PM on AM-940, FM-104.5 or in HD at 103.3 HD2. It is a production of Insight Advertising, Marketing & Communications a full service advertising/consulting agency based in Des Moines. Connect with The Business News Hour on Twitter @IoB_NewsHour and, for more, here is our Facebook Page. 
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Employee Retention/Recruitment and Benefits

With 89% of workers saying that retirement plans are important and key to their future we thought it best to talk about how your company can start a plan which helps retain and recruit key employees. Ned Flynn from Aureon HR talks about some recent changes in retirement plans, relieving risk from the effort and much more. A valuable 13 minutes for any business, for-profit or non-profit. Details are here.


Insight on Business the News Hour with Michael Libbie is the only hour-long, business broadcast in the Midwest. You can catch us at 5:05PM on AM-940, FM-104.5 or in HD at 103.3 HD2. It is a production of Insight Advertising, Marketing & Communications a full service advertising/consulting agency based in Des Moines. Connect with The Business News Hour on Twitter @IoB_NewsHour and, for more, here is our Facebook Page. 
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Social Media to Social Networking with Laura

If it''s Monday it's Laura Kinnard with business networking events in the Des Moines Metro along with some social media advice. Today we focus on a number of business networking places to be, some social media advice from the American Marketing Association- Iowa Chapter and we talk about the Social Media Club of Des Moines Hashie Awards happening on Thursday evening.


Insight on Business the News Hour with Michael Libbie is the only hour-long, business broadcast in the Midwest. You can catch us at 5:05PM on AM-940, FM-104.5 or in HD at 103.3 HD2. It is a production of Insight Advertising, Marketing & Communications a full service advertising/consulting agency based in Des Moines. Connect with The Business News Hour on Twitter @IoB_NewsHour and, for more, here is our Facebook Page. 
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Restaurant Week in Des Moines with Chef Michael Leo

It's Restaurant Week in Des Moines and Chef Michael Leo of the Strudl Haus talks about the impact the week has on locally owned restaurants and about what he and his staff at the European Restaurant will be featuring. Say "Ja!" to Restaurant Week!


Insight on Business the News Hour with Michael Libbie is the only hour-long, business broadcast in the Midwest. You can catch us at 5:05PM on AM-940, FM-104.5 or in HD at 103.3 HD2. It is a production of Insight Advertising, Marketing & Communications a full service advertising/consulting agency based in Des Moines. Connect with The Business News Hour on Twitter @IoB_NewsHour and, for more, here is our Facebook Page. 
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