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From Disaster to a Growing Business

Proving, yet again, that necessity is the "Mother of Invention" MMA fighter Joe Bremmer found himself out of work, broke, his stuff back in San Diego stolen and a car that "just quit".  What to do?  Start a business that rolled into the very successful Elite Edge Gym and a book deal that saw his first effort climb to the top of Amazon.com's best seller list.  Oh and he's opening a new facility in Ankeny...  It's quite a story:


Insight on Business the News Hour with Michael Libbie is a production of Insight Advertising, Marketing & Communications a full service advertising agency based in Des Moines and is heard Monday - Friday from 5PM to 6PM on 1350-KRNT, Des Moines.  Connect with us on Twitter @IoB_NewsHour and, for more fun, here is our Facebook Page.
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The Economics of Killing a Cyclist

As you know, we don't do politics on the Business News Hour, our goal is to stick to "non-toxic talk radio" about business, the economy, jobs and marketing.  And, this story, while having something to do with the Iowa Legislature is about economics, the killing of a cyclist on an open road and why Iowa has fallen from 6th most bike friendly to 25th even though we host RAGBRAI the largest cycling event in the world.  Some thoughts...


Insight on Business the News Hour with Michael Libbie is a production of Insight Advertising, Marketing & Communications a full service advertising agency based in Des Moines and is heard Monday - Friday from 5PM to 6PM on 1350-KRNT, Des Moines.  Connect with us on Twitter @IoB_NewsHour and, for more fun, here is our Facebook Page.
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The Job Interview with Bryan Martin

We love offering news people can actually use and today we visit with Bryan Martin from Merit Resources about the job interview.  We talk about the event from both the job seeker to the person doing the hiring. Tips you can use on both sides of the table that take into consideration...hiring the best and retaining them.


Insight on Business the News Hour with Michael Libbie is a production of Insight Advertising, Marketing & Communications a full service advertising agency based in Des Moines and is heard Monday - Friday from 5PM to 6PM on 1350-KRNT, Des Moines.  Connect with us on Twitter @IoB_NewsHour and, for more fun, here is our Facebook Page.
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Women in Business in Iowa with Lori Day

Iowa needs to bolster it's support of women owned businesses and our guest is Lori Day from the National Association of Women Business Owners - Iowa Chapter.  We chat about the program, what can be done to fix Iowa's problem and discuss the upcoming event that honors women of great business value for our state.  Here is that conversation: 


Insight on Business the News Hour with Michael Libbie is a production of Insight Advertising, Marketing & Communications a full service advertising agency based in Des Moines and is heard Monday - Friday from 5PM to 6PM on 1350-KRNT, Des Moines.  Connect with us on Twitter @IoB_NewsHour and, for more fun, here is our Facebook Page.
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On the Road with Men’s Clothing

When we heard there was a guy who traveled throughout the Mid-West delivering "off the rack", custom and "made-to-measure" men's clothing we had to meet Tim De Ford.  Tim has been in the clothing business for 38 years and today takes Lord's Clothing on the road to 11 states and to business people who live in isolated locations or simply love the customer service and convenience of this remarkable retail model.  Oh, and Internet? Nope: 515-371-4816 is Tim's cell.


Insight on Business the News Hour with Michael Libbie is a production of Insight Advertising, Marketing & Communications a full service advertising agency based in Des Moines and is heard Monday - Friday from 5PM to 6PM on 1350-KRNT, Des Moines.  Connect with us on Twitter @IoB_NewsHour and, for more fun, here is our Facebook Page.
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Stuff to Do in the Metro with Sheryl This Weekend!

Here we go!  Sheryl Tessier, Dustin Halderson and Michael chat it up about "Stuff to Do in the Metro" this weekend.  It's all from Eat, Play, Love Des Moines.  Here you go...Fun in the Metro this weekend: 


Insight on Business the News Hour with Michael Libbie is a production of Insight Advertising, Marketing & Communications a full service advertising agency based in Des Moines and is heard Monday - Friday from 5PM to 6PM on 1350-KRNT, Des Moines.  Connect with us on Twitter @IoB_NewsHour and, for more fun, here is our Facebook Page.
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Liberty Ready Mix with Bob Friedman

Clearly Michael knows little to nothing about concrete.  That's why we invited Bob Friedman from Liberty Ready Mix of Urbandale to the studio. We talked about the recession, climbing back, the quality of concrete and more.  Here is that conversation: 


Insight on Business the News Hour with Michael Libbie is a production of Insight Advertising, Marketing & Communications a full service advertising agency based in Des Moines and is heard Monday - Friday from 5PM to 6PM on 1350-KRNT, Des Moines.  Connect with us on Twitter @IoB_NewsHour and, for more fun, here is our Facebook Page.
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The Learning Rx with Nancy Pim

We asked Nancy Pim from The Learning Rx to come back to the studio and spend some time with us so we could all learn more about the amazing work her firm does in helping people...learn.  No, this is not a tutoring business but a "fix-it" business for learning.  Interesting conversation.


Insight on Business the News Hour with Michael Libbie is a production of Insight Advertising, Marketing & Communications a full service advertising agency based in Des Moines and is heard Monday - Friday from 5PM to 6PM on 1350-KRNT, Des Moines.  Connect with us on Twitter @IoB_NewsHour and, for more fun, here is our Facebook Page.
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Black Hollow Brewing with Kevin Hall

It's a fun start-up story and it's about beer.  Kevin Hall and Darren Venden Berge have created some unique offerings from their new brewery, Black Hollow.  Kevin came by the studio to chat about why and offer us a sample of a tomato/basil beer and help us better understand his passion.  Good stuff!


Insight on Business the News Hour with Michael Libbie is a production of Insight Advertising, Marketing & Communications a full service advertising agency based in Des Moines and is heard Monday - Friday from 5PM to 6PM on 1350-KRNT, Des Moines.  Connect with us on Twitter @IoB_NewsHour and, for more fun, here is our Facebook Page.
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Spinning a Yarn about…Yarn!

We love profiling passionate small business owners.  That's one of the reasons we created the Business News Hour.  Here we visit with Beth Rowles from the Yarn Junction about her business and how/why she expanded from Carroll, Iowa to West Des Moines.  Who...knew?  Enjoy the conversation: 


Insight on Business the News Hour with Michael Libbie is a production of Insight Advertising, Marketing & Communications a full service advertising agency based in Des Moines and is heard Monday - Friday from 5PM to 6PM on 1350-KRNT, Des Moines.  Connect with us on Twitter @IoB_NewsHour and, for more fun, here is our Facebook Page.
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