Insight On Business the News Hour

The Business of Promoting Business

His name is Peter Children and he's been in the business of helping promote sales through the use of premiums for over fifty years. Peter is from Mason City, Iowa but travels the world in search of fine objects that businesses can use as premium offers. From artwork to jewelry the quality of his offerings are tremendous. Enjoy this brief conversation with Peter, who at 80, sees no retirement ahead. 


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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Small Business Spotlight - Tradewinds Tile & Stone

Our Small Business Spotlight shines on Tradewinds Tile and Stone based in Bradenton, Florida with Nancy Sutton Scott. She and her partner Lisa Tosi-Horn are celebrating five years in the business of decorating homes in their area.  We talked about the business and what tends to set them apart from other local businesses. Nancy has an extensive retail background from department stores to, wait for it, Disney. 



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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Eye Contact - Making the Difference in Communication

You may be surprised, the eye contact, is the key to better communication. Here Carlos Alvarez from Tero International shares why and offers some tips for you to start using today.  This could be a game changer for your career and your business.  Meet Carlos:

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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In Business Community Involvement Can Make a Difference

We sat down with Matt Nuetzman from Aureon and talked a bit about the name change from Merit Resources and how the company interacts with various civic and business organizations to build a better brand and relationship. When you join a group it's an investment not an expense.  Listen in.. 

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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Ann Porter on A+ Home Health Care from Ankeny

Our guest is Ann Porter a Registered Nurse who saw a need for personal home health care and, several years ago, launched A+ Home Health Care based in Ankeny. Ann talks about the the home health care demand, why she entered the business and breaks down the many services available. An especially important conversation for care-givers and family members.



 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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Eat Play Love Des Moines Stuff to DO with Sheryl

Each Friday we end the business week with Sheryl Tessier from Eat, Play, Love Des Moines.  She's got a great list of things to do this weekend and into next week. Don't fill out your calendar without listening first to Sheryl: 

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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Larry Cleverley the Iowa DOT and the DT Farmers Market

Not one to hold back, we catch up with Larry Cleverley of Cleverley Farms and talk about his struggle with the Iowa Department of Transportation and his Mingo farm. We also spend some time talking about his feelings about the Downtown Farmers Market, his decision to quit vending there and the changes that have come to the venue. Meet Larry: 

 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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Health Care Costs and Insurance

We sit down with Brian Gillette from Group Benefits Limited and talk about health care insurance costs and the overall cost of health care in the United States. Last week Wellmark BC/BS of Iowa announce rate increases of up to 43% for some 30,000 Iowans. Why, what is the impact and where might we go from 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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Dave Thompson and The Urban Grill to Ankeny

It is one of the most popular restaurants in the Western Suburbs...The Urban Grill has a great story and we sat down with owner Dave Thompson so he could share it with you...and his move to Ankeny this week! Listen in...Our Small Business Spotlight shines on Dave Thompson. 

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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Legacy Financial and Your Financial Literacy

We sat down with Mike Banasiak from Legacy Financial Group and talked about financial literacy. What are the national statistics and the FREE opportunity he delivers to business owners. Financial Problems = Dis-Engaged Employees. How can that be turned around?  We asked: 


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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