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The Des Moines River Project - Eyes of Experience

Here we spend some time with Mat Swift...a Georgia native who was invited to come to Des Moines by the Greater Des Moines Partnership....why? Mat and many more individuals in Columbus, Georgia were responsible for taking a river that ran through their downtown and creating the nation’s largest man-made water feature in the nation.  Plus the project has produced millions in economic development and created a place where people really want to live...and work. Meet Mat and what could be the future of downtown Des Moines. 

The award winning Insight on Business the News Hour with Michael Libbie is the only weekday, hour-long business podcast in the Midwest. The national, regional and local business news along with long-form business interviews can be heard Monday - Friday starting at 5pm Central. You can subscribe on Google PlayPlayerFMPodbeaniTunesStitcher or TuneIn Radio. And you can catch The Business News Hour Week in Review each Sunday at 2pm on News/Talk 1540 KXEL. The Business News Hour is a production of Insight Advertising, Marketing & Communications. You can follow us on Twitter @IoB_NewsHour.

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The Hotel Grinnell Story with Angela Harrington

It started with a request from the Grinnell Business Community, "We need an events center..." What they got was the Hotel Grinnell a re-purposed 1921 school building in the heart of the town of 10,000. Meet Angela Harrington the person behind nearly eveything from design to picking out the furniture for this amazing property. And, she's not done yet. In this conversation she tells us where her next hotel will be. This is a great story...enjoy! 

The award winning Insight on Business the News Hour with Michael Libbie is the only weekday, hour-long business podcast in the Midwest. The national, regional and local business news along with long-form business interviews can be heard Monday - Friday starting at 5pm Central. You can subscribe on Google PlayPlayerFMPodbeaniTunesStitcher or TuneIn Radio. And you can catch The Business News Hour Week in Review each Sunday at 2pm on News/Talk 1540 KXEL. The Business News Hour is a production of Insight Advertising, Marketing & Communications. You can follow us on Twitter @IoB_NewsHour.

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Eden + Gray Design Build - Small Business Spotlight

There are people who, when they walk into a room, you just want to hang out with them. That's what you get when you hook up with Jon and Hanna Shiplett from Eden + Gray Design Build. Fun, entertaining, smart and successful this husband/wife team decided enough with working on their own separate businesses and merged them into one. This week Eden + Gray Design Build is in our Small Business Spotlight. Learn what they do, why they love creating and where they hope to go. HGTV...you listening?

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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Signs, Signs, Everywhere a Sign with Kathy Evert

I know...now you have an ear-worm from the Five Man Electrical Band. Glad we could help out! Today our Small Business Spotlight shines on Signarama of Ankeny and YESCO of Des Moines with owner, and sign maker Kathy Evert. We talk about the sign regulations and how they differ from community to community, what many business folks don't know and about trends in the sign business. Sign...up! 

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 Passenger Experience - DSM International Airport

It was "Media Day" at the Des Moines International Airport where Kevin Foley, Executive Director of the Des Moines Airport Authority was eager to talk about the new amenities being offered to travelers. From food to travel swag to new restaurants it was quite the open house. We sat down with Kevin for an extended interview about, not only food, but funding of the proposed new terminal. Side note, nearly 1,500 people work at the airport...

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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Hilton Des Moines Downtown - The Convention Center Hotel

This spring the new convention center hotel the Hilton Des Moines Downtown will open it's doors to what is hoped some brisk business. Here we visit with Matt Felling the hotel general manager about what visitors to Des Moines, and those of us who live here, can expect. Matt has 36 years with Hilton and says this hotel is, by far, the most technologically advanced property he has been in. The hotel is a joint venture between the City of Des Moines and Polk County who have hired Hilton to run the adventure. Oh, and looking for a job? The Hilton Des Moines Downtown is hiring and here is a link to find out more and to make application and coming up in January there are two job fairs. Have a listen! 

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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Homes 4 My Peeps with David Houston

This is a story about giving back to the community. David Houston founded Homes 4 My Peeps following his education in architecture. Homes 4 My Peeps is a non-profit that looks for sustainable ways to create living spaces for individuals, help with community gardens, sustainable agriculture and much more. And, this Saturday there is a special event with...food. It's a fundraiser so go to 2124 Grand Saturday between 5PM and 9PM.. We've got details in the broadcast. 

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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Iowa Waterways and Economic Development

We met Staci Williams at a recent Walnut Creek Watershed Celebration in Windsor Heights and asked her to come by the studio to talk about the economic development opportunities that some communities are finding when it comes to our streams and rivers. Staci is with ISG who works closely with communities and the Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) in finding new ways to use our natural resources in rural and urban settings. Listen in and see our waterways in a whole new light. 

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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Age Based Architecture with Jeffrey Anderzhon

Here we talk about building sustainable structures that enhance a quality of life. Building for tomorrow is something that Jeffrey Anderzhon from Eppstein Uhan Architects keeps in mind when he plans and designs housing to homes to planned communities... We talk about the changing demographics, walk-ability and more. 

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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Architecture is Fun with Peter Exley

Having fun at your job is one of the cornerstones to the work of Peter Exley who was in town to MC the American Institute of Architects - Iowa Chapter awards event. Here we talk about how his company Architecture is Fun approaches their work, how they "play" and how they involve others in the major decisions of how to build structures that are comfortable and, sometimes, comforting to the people who use them. Peter truly has a unique brand and we enjoyed meeting him!

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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