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Project Learning with West Des Moines Schools

Can career education begin in elementary school? The theory behind Project Learning says it can. With us to talk about the connection between schools, business and careers are Justin Miller and Sheila Hudson from the West Des Moines School District. Coming up they need several things: Students (they have those) and Business Partners who would be willing to assist students learn more about simple business reality to more complex business issues. We talk about the connection between a solid education and personal success and offer up examples of the effort. Perhaps your business can help? The school tours kick off on April 24th. Details are here.

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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Career and Personal Enhancement with the Des Moines Jaycees

In studio with us is Ryan Anderson and Yolandi Carrick from the Des Moines Junior Chamber (Jaycees) talking about their Next Step Series and what the Jaycees can do for young people seeking to make a difference in themselves and in their community. The event we talk about happens this week (Thursday) at The Republic and you are invited to attend...and learn...and grow. 

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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Networking and The Young Entrepreneur Convention

As she does each Monday afternoon Laura Kinnard from Des Moines Biz Mixer runs down a list of business networking events in and around the Des Moines Metro and then introduces Brandon Adams the founder and push behind the Young Entrepreneur Convention coming back to Des Moines this Friday and Saturday. Good stuff coming your way...listen to the possibilities and get your tickets here.

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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Workhound - Startup Stories for April

In studio is our friend Mike Colwell from SquareOne DSM and on the phone we have Andrew Kirpalani (right of Mike) who with Max Farrell will be the Startup Story presenters for April. Andrew and Max created The Workhound a way for trucking companies to better engage their employees and find ways keep good drivers on the road while eliminating issues before they rise to the point of being serious problems. 

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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Business Networking & Social Media with Laura Kinnard

Each Monday afternoon Laura Kinnard joins us for a rundown of some business networking events in the Des Moines Metro, some educational opportunities to learn more about social media and a social media tip or two. Here's Laura from Des Moines Biz Mixer

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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Networking Events and Social Media for Business

Each Monday our social media and business networking contributor Laura Kinnard of Des Moines Business Mixer joins us for a look at upcoming events where you can be seen and heard as well as some thoughts regarding the use of social media for business and where you can go to learn and grow. Have a listen and thank you Laura! To list your event on Twitter just use #DMBizEvents and bam...she'll share. 

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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News on The Foundry and Economic Development in the Historic Valley Junction

At mid-day on April 3rd about 100 people gathered for the "groundbreaking" of what is being called The Foundey near the Historic Valley Junction area of West Des Moines. Here is what you can expect from The Foundry from The Kitchen to The Hall to a new distillery. We follow that news story with a quick interview with West Des Moines Mayor Steven Gaer and Jim Miller from the Valley Junction Foundation on a recent move to help business owners and building owners fix, replace and renew their spaces. Good stuff here about small business economic development. .

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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Laura Kinnard on Business Networking and Social Media for Business

Each week our business networking and social media contributor Laura Kinnard joins us to talk about business events in the Metro where you can go and not only be seen but also learn and network with others. We also cover a social media tip or two for business. Have a listen and then go see some folks!

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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Project Labor Agreements - Local Control?

When we first read about Project Labor Agreements (PLA) and SSB 1145 working it's way through the Iowa Legislature we were intrigued as to what it meant for business, tax payers and workers. Greg Spenner from Associated Builders and Contractors contacted our office with a request to come on the air and discuss the bill and his organization. We set a date for the studio interview. After reading the documents from Mr. Spenner we then reached out to the Iowa State Building and Construction Trades Council (ISBCTC) president Bill Gerhard and asked if he would join us for a "point/counter-point" conversation. When we informed Mr. Spenner of this his group declined the offer. That is the back-story to this conversation.

Our guests are Andy Roberts Business Manager of the Plumbers and Fitters Local 33 and ISBCTC Vice President and Bill Gerhard, President of the Iowa State Building and Construction Trades Council. We discuss local control, safety, costs, apprenticeship programs and jobs. We think you'll find this interesting...

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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Women Empowering Women - Coming to Des Moines

She says that women often have amazing life and business goals but, for one reason or another, they get stuck and can't launch them. Meet Val Bullerman who is bringing Women Empowering Women to the Des Moines Metro on 8 April. She and Nancy Emmert joined us in studio to give you a preview of this day of learning, fun and empowerment. Mark your calendar and get tickets here

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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