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While Iowa Agriculture Feeds the World Hunger Remains…Right Here.

What does it mean to be "food insecure"? It's a good question and here Michelle Book from the Food Bank of Iowa shares with us the pain, frustration and health concerns that thousands of Iowans face each day. While Iowa feeds the world Iowans go hungry. Who are they, where do they live and what can we do about it? Good questions...here is Michelle.

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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American Marketing Association - Iowa Experience

On Friday the 23rd of February the American Marketing Association - Iowa Chapter will present the 5th Annual AMA-Iowa Experience - Navigating the Changing Marketing Landscape a full day of learning designed for businesses and marketing professionals. And, no, you do not have to be a member to attend. Here Christy Gooding, AMA-Iowa President and Senior Manager of Corporate Communications for GuideOne Insurance talks about the program, what you will learn, who is presenting and how to register. Once again, you do not have to be a member of AMA-Iowa to attend...see you in West Des Moines on Friday!

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 Family Business is…a Funeral Home

We found ourselves in Mason City, Iowa where our host, Michael Libbie, was attending a funeral. That's how we ended up doing our broadcast from there. Here, Michael sits down with Alyssa Fullerton from the family owned Fullerton Funeral Home.  Alyssa is one of a handful of female funeral home directors in Iowa. They talk about the business of a funeral home, the growing number of women in the business, some changes she brought to the job and what she hears from friends when they learn what she does for a living.

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 Power of Questions in a Presentation

When giving a presentation to a small group or a large audience remember the Q&A portion of the presentation might be the most important part of your time. Here we visit with Carlos Alvarez from Tero International about the Power of Questions. How to ask for questions, how to handle negative questions, how to encourage a silent audience to become engaged. We cover lots of ground here...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 Business of the Library - Julie Wells & Laura Sauser

Years ago, with the advent of the Internet, many thought it was the end of the public library. Many were wrong. Here we explore what the public library has become and the changes that has come about over the years. From the Urbandale Public Library we welcome library director Julie Wells and community outreach coordinator Laura Sauser. No matter where you live we think you'll find some similar changes in your community. 

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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Startup Stories with Mike Colwell and Liz Lidgett

Art is such a personal thing so how can it be that social media might be a platform to build a business and actually connect with artists around the world? "Simple", says Liz Lidgett from Adore Your Walls, "we create relationships with artists and clients from around the globe and put them together in a whole new business model." Here Mike Colwell of SquareOne DSM and Liz talk about the February 21st Startup Story Event (you can register here) and Mike also shares information on two financial seminars happening soon (Register here). Dig in...we're talking art and business! 

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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Announcing the DSM Fellowship Program - Mary Bontrager

This year the Greater Des Moines Partnership will launch the DSM Fellowship Program a new component that seeks to entice and enhance the personal and professional careers of young people seeking opportunity in the Greater Des Moines Metro. Here Mary Bontrager with the Partnership explains where the idea came from, how it works and offers some details as to the benefits of not only the Fellows but also our community. 

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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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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Interest Rates, Housing Costs, Real Estate Issues and more with Re/Max Concepts

We cover lots of ground in this conversation with Lance Hanson from Re/Max Concepts. From interest rates to the stock market to home prices to inventory issues to rehabing to entry level housing to artificial intelligence and sales. Strap in...some great information here. 

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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Restaurant Closings - What’s Going On?

The past month has seen a number of locally owned restaurants close their doors. Some due to construction others due to a lack of business or a decision to just...quit. We thought it might be a good time to ask what is going on in the industry. Here Jessica Dunker from the Iowa Restaurant Association gives us some insight into the challenging world of the restaurant business. We also ask "what's hot" right now and we're a little surprised at the answer...

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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