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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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Business Networking & Social Media with Laura Kinnard

Each Monday we take some time to highlight various business networking events in the Greater Des Moines Metro with Laura Kinnard from Des Moines Biz Mixer. We also end the segment with a conversation about social media and business. Why? Because it's what we do...  Grab your calendar and we'll see you out and about!

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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Startup Story - Dorothy’s House with Kellie Markey

She was one of the first 190 people to work at eBay where she earned a top spot in the company before leaving to return to Iowa. On her return Kellie Markey made the decision to go from for-profit to non-profit and founded Dorothy's House a sanctuary for children who have been sold into the sex traffic rings. With Kellie is our friend Kyle Oppenhuizen sitting in for Mike Colwell from SquareOne DSM. This next Startup Story is different but in a good way to register click here. Listen and get ready for an experience that will make you shudder.

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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Business Networking & Social Media with Laura Kinnard

Each week Laura Kinnard from Des Moines Biz Mixer knocks out the news on business networking opportunities in the Greater Des Moines Metro from co-working to meetups. We also talk social media for business and this week it's short segment on blogging...you do blog...right.  Have a listen and see you out there. You can follow along and add your own networking event on Twitter using #DMBizEvents. You are welcome! 

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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Jobs, Employers, Ames and Chris Stonick

We welcome back an employers best friend Chris Stonick who, for nearly 30 years, has been helping employers find high quality employees by using "passive recruitment". The Des Moines Radio Group is bringing Chris to Ames, Iowa on Tuesday the 28th of February for an informational yet entertaining session about successful recruiting in an area with 2.1% unemployment. Nobody is going to try to sell anything...just come and listen.  Chris will speak at the Holiday Inn Ames Conference Center from 8:00 AM to 11:00 AM. Call Regina Walker at 515 - 280-1350 -to reserve your place!

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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CI Week8 with Tony Paustian

You can hear the excitement in the voice of Dr. Tony Paustian the founder and creator of CI Week (Celebrate Innovation) now in it's 8th year at DMACC West Campus here in the Des Moines Metro. Here Tony talks about who will be presenting, what you can expect and remember it's all...free. Truly a "must go" series of events that lifts up the creative nature in us all featuring an amazing host of guests. Have a listen:

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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The Des Moines Metro and Diversity

Long before it became important for business to talk about the critical nature diversity plays in society the Greater Des Moines Partnership was working on spreading that news. Today, years later, The Partnership has made diversity a key component of Capital Crossroads 2.0 and, says Mary Bontrager the firms Executive Vice President, "We need to talk about what a richness diversity creates among all who live here in the Metro" On Thursday, 23 February, there is a Multicultural Reception which will be held at the Wells Fargo Museum 666 Walnut in Des Moines. You should...go.

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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GiGi’s Playhouse with Andie Kreutz

The story that Andie Kreutz shared with us about down Down syndrome is, as she says, "pretty typical". Her involvement with GiGi's Playhouse - Down Syndrome Achievement Center began when a family member gave birth to a child with Down. That event set her on a path of volunteerism and activity on behalf of individuals and families. Here we talk about GiGi's Playhouse; what it does, why, and who is involved. We also preview a special fund raising gala, "I Have a Voice - Vintage Circus" which takes place on 25 February. Here is a link for tickets.

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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Networking and Social Media for Business

Each week we have Laura Kinnard our social media and networking contributor share with us, and you, places to go and people to see and some social media advice regarding business. You can follow along on Twitter with #DMBizEvents or head to her website, Des Moines Business Mixer. Let's go! 

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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