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Business Networking & Social Media with Laura Kinnard

She is loyal, fun to listen to, and timely...each week Laura Kinnard from DM Biz Mixer joins us for a conversation about business networking events in the Metro along with a social media tip or two. Here are several dates for events where you can not only learn...but grow and meet some very interesting people. Remember, on Twitter, you can list your event with the hastag: #DMBizEvents

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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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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Startup Story - AgriSync with Casey Niemann

Each month Mike Colwell from Square One DSM hosts something called Startup Stories where he brings interesting individuals to a gathering at the Greater Des Moines Partnership and allows for his guest to share their business story and the audiance gets to ask questions. This month Casey Niemann the founder of AgriSync is the featured guest. Learn how this startup a mobile application that connects farmers to trusted advisors who can assist with questions from machinery to technology. And, it's all from Iowa.

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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Drive Spotter - Next on StartUp Stories with Mike Colwell

Each month Mike Colwell joins us for a conversation about Square One DSM and a series he calls Startup Stories. This month Chris Augeri the co-founder of Drive Spotter will present and take questions during the noon event. Here we talk about what Drive Spotter is, how it came to be, who uses the product and it's future. Have a listen...we think it's pretty amazing. To register for Startup Stories, part of the work of the Greater Des Moines Partnership...go 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, 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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Necessary Skills for Career Growth No Matter the Profession

Often people choose a career path in the technical areas and believe they don't need "soft skills". Wrong says Ro Crosbie from Tero International. In this conversation we examine some leading factors that indicate soft skills are not only necessary for conducting business but also they make a difference in ascending a career ladder. 

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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Winning in Politics with Startup Title Fight

Many times, in politics, we find digital and creative marketing being done from the "big cities" of New York or Washington, DC. Lou McDonald moved to Iowa to start his political marketing company Title Fight. We talk about how he got into the business, what he is creating that, we think, is amazing and why local Midwest creative will work...better and cost less.

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 Business of InfoMax - A Family Company

You see their service and sales vehicles all across the Des Moines Metro and we wanted to know more about what InfoMax Office Systems...does. Our guests are Greg Bailey and Lowell Vine and we talk about this family business that has grown with technology and assists hundreds of Iowa companies with not only office copy machines but also Internet Technology which allows companies to focus on their primary business of doing business...


Insight on Business the News Hour with Michael Libbie is the only hour-long, business broadcast in the Midwest. You can catch us at 5:05PM on AM-940, FM-104.5 or in HD at 103.3 HD2. It is a production of Insight Advertising, Marketing & Communications a full service advertising/consulting agency based in Des Moines. Connect with The Business News Hour on Twitter @IoB_NewsHour and, for more, here is our Facebook Page.
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Technology and Human Resources

There is no denying that technology can make our lives and our businesses easier to manage. However, sometimes the learning curve can be steep and the costs not so easy to recover. Here Ned Flynn from Aureon HR talks about the investment of time and money to get up to speed and how his company can help businesses save on both.


Insight on Business the News Hour with Michael Libbie is the only hour-long, business broadcast in the Midwest. You can catch us at 5:05PM on AM-940, FM-104.5 or in HD at 103.3 HD2. It is a production of Insight Advertising, Marketing & Communications a full service advertising/consulting agency based in Des Moines. Connect with The Business News Hour on Twitter @IoB_NewsHour and, for more, here is our Facebook Page.
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Knowing The Future - Meet iEmergent

Trends...they are critical to understand and if you can spot them before your competition your business has a distinct advantage. In the world of banking there now is, if you will, a crystal ball that helps financial institutions plan on where to spend resources from marketing to opening up a new branch. Meet Bernard and Laird Nossuli the people behind the technology of iEmergent. We think you'll find their story interesting. Our thanks to Mike Colwell of SquareOneDSM for the introduction.


Insight on Business the News Hour with Michael Libbie is the only hour-long, business broadcast in the Midwest. You can catch us at 5:05PM on AM-940, FM-104.5 or in HD at 103.3 HD2. It is a production of Insight Advertising, Marketing & Communications a full service advertising/consulting agency based in Des Moines. Connect with The Business News Hour on Twitter @IoB_NewsHour and, for more, here is our Facebook Page.
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The Business of Recruiting Tech Talent

The company is Beacon Hill Technologies and Adam Viet is a Staffing Consultant there. What does that mean? He is a recruiter a "head-hunter" for tech firms seeking highly qualified employees. We asked Adam how he works his business and what it's like finding employees in a tight labor market. We got some answers...


Insight on Business the News Hour with Michael Libbie is the only hour-long, business broadcast in the Midwest. You can catch us at 5:05PM on AM-940, FM-104.5 or in HD at 103.3 HD2. It is a production of Insight Advertising, Marketing & Communications a full service advertising/consulting agency based in Des Moines. Connect with The Business News Hour on Twitter @IoB_NewsHour and, for more, here is our Facebook Page.
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