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Jason Wright - Comic Book Artist - Our Small Business Spotlight

Meet graphic artist Jason Wright who not only does freelance work but writes and publishes his own comic books. We found this an interesting way to make a living and wanted to learn more. Here we talk about his journey, education, passion and work as J. Wright in our Small Business Spotlight. 

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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Charles Ganske - A Personal Jeweler a Great Small Business Story

No one can dispute that jewelry is a personal reflection of our personal brand and it's something that can reflect so many feelings and emotions...for generations. That tends to be the focus of this small business story of with Charles Ganske of Charles Ganske - Personal Jeweler. Listen as he talks about the emotional connection to jewelry and how customer service and design have propelled his business forward. Enjoy...

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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Christian Photo in our Way-Back Machine

We love highlighting local, small business and now is such a critical time for small business owners that we thought we'd reach back to a conversation we had in the Fall of 2016 with Grant and Brian Christian. They are third and second generation owners of Christian Photo based in Urbandale. We love their passion and their story and thought it might mean something to you as well. Climb into our Way-Back Machine and meet the current and future of Christian Photo, "Iowa's Local Camera Store"

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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Merry Market with Cat Rocketship

You have met our friend Cat Rocketship before as the originator of Market Day...she's back with Merry Market a pop-up holiday shopping event to be held at The Foundry located in the Historic Valley Junction section of West Des Moines. "Makers" and "Finders" will show off their very unique gift items between 11AM and 5PM. There will be food trucks and...beer. Always fun having Cat in studio with us...

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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Market Day 2017 with Cat Rocketship

Always a fun conversation for a very neat event. It's time, again, for Market Day Iowa...think Etsy in person. Here our friend Cat Rocketship joins us to talk about what you can expect on the 24th of November from the world of Indie-Artists and craft people. It is a total great event and you should just...GO! Oh, and congratulations Cat on getting a "real job"! What's with that? Listen and smile a little...

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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He Did It! - Chris Vance and the Des Moines Arts Festival

Meet Chris Vance a homegrown artist who was chosen to create the image for the 20th Edition of the Des Moines Arts Festival. We talk to Chris about the business of art, the honor of being chosen for this and how his work is the first to be painted and displayed in a gigantic mural on the side of the Ford and Garland Building near the Sculpture Park. 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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The Des Moines Arts Festival - Fun Times!

Just days away from the 2017 Des Moines Arts Festival and we were thrilled to have Stephen King and Kristian Day take some time away and be with us in studio to talk about the "back-story". Here we talk about the festival, what it means to Des Moines, the artists and what one thing you can do to enhance your experience. What started back in 1958 as "Art in the Park" has grown to become an international sensation. Then we learn from Kristian that the Interrobang Film Festival, which has been part of the Des Moines Arts Festival will, this year, become a "stand-alone" event in the East Village. Some great radio here...enjoy! 

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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Investment Grade Religious Art with Peter Children

Meet Peter Children of Mason City, Iowa. Peter has been an entrepreneur for decades and for the past 60 years his focus has been on art. Specifically collectible religious art that, in limited edition, builds amazing value. Peter works with many non-profit organizations to help them better understand how high quality art can build a more loyal donor base. Oh...did we mention he is 83 and works his business every day? 

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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Peep Notes - Small Business Spotlight

Many small businesses start with a passion and this story is no different. Meet Terri Meier a numbers person by day and a creative entrepreneur on the weekends and after work. Several years ago Terri decided to take her passion of scrap-booking to a business and create hand-crafted cards and notes as well as fun t-shirts and (sometimes) naughty cups and coasters. It's a fun story about Peep Notes...enjoy!

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 5:05pm 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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Des Moines Women’s Club 109th Annual Art Exhibition

One-hundred and nine years is a very long time...but that is how long the Des Moines Women's Club has been sharing art with Central Iowa. With us to explain more is Rosemary Rahm who has been involved in this even since the early 1980's. If you like art, Iowa art, you will love this piece. For more about the event here is the link to the Des Moines Women's Club...where we understand men can join as well.

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 5:05pm on AM-940, FM-104.5 and in HD at 103.3 HD2. 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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