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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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The Passenger Experience - DSM International Airport

It was "Media Day" at the Des Moines International Airport where Kevin Foley, Executive Director of the Des Moines Airport Authority was eager to talk about the new amenities being offered to travelers. From food to travel swag to new restaurants it was quite the open house. We sat down with Kevin for an extended interview about, not only food, but funding of the proposed new terminal. Side note, nearly 1,500 people work at the airport...

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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Housing Trends, Apartment Vacancies and More with Re/Max Concepts

Each month we visit with Lance Hanson from Re/Max Concepts about the Greater Des Moines Housing Market, home prices here and across the nation and trends in the housing industry. Recently there was a local story that indicated a "glut" of empty apartments in Des Moines. Lance looked at the numbers and came away with a different story. Learn more about housing and housing opportunities here by taking a listen...

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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Hilton Des Moines Downtown - The Convention Center Hotel

This spring the new convention center hotel the Hilton Des Moines Downtown will open it's doors to what is hoped some brisk business. Here we visit with Matt Felling the hotel general manager about what visitors to Des Moines, and those of us who live here, can expect. Matt has 36 years with Hilton and says this hotel is, by far, the most technologically advanced property he has been in. The hotel is a joint venture between the City of Des Moines and Polk County who have hired Hilton to run the adventure. Oh, and looking for a job? The Hilton Des Moines Downtown is hiring and here is a link to find out more and to make application and coming up in January there are two job fairs. Have a listen! 

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 Fireplace Superstore Is Not Big Box

Baby, it's cold outside so we thought this conversation with Chris Bump from The Fireplace Superstore was in order. No, it's not a "big box" but a family owned business that has expanded greatly over the years. Based in Urbandale, Iowa Chris says the business focuses on just a couple of things but does those things very, very well. Warm up with The Fireplace Superstore! 

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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Real Estate Is It Overheated?

Each month we check in with Lance Hanson from Re/Max Concepts about the national and local real estate market. Over the past several week's we've reported on the price surge happening in various parts of the nation. What's going on here in the Des Moines Metro and what factors are responsible for driving prices up? We asked and Lance answered: 

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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Small Business Spotlight - Plant Life Designs

In our Small Business Spotlight meet Tara Dudley the owner/designer of Plant Life Designs. We had a great time talking about how she designs and then builds stunning outdoor living spaces, how she got started in the business, what she does during her "off season" (think inside decor) and a special event coming up on Small Business Saturday the 25th of November. Listen in and have some fun... 

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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Homes 4 My Peeps with David Houston

This is a story about giving back to the community. David Houston founded Homes 4 My Peeps following his education in architecture. Homes 4 My Peeps is a non-profit that looks for sustainable ways to create living spaces for individuals, help with community gardens, sustainable agriculture and much more. And, this Saturday there is a special event with...food. It's a fundraiser so go to 2124 Grand Saturday between 5PM and 9PM.. We've got details in the broadcast. 

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 Metro Home Improvement Program

I was out meeting people in my community the other day and a resident asked me if there was a place where they could get some "help" in replacing old windows that were drafty. We went looking and found the Metro Home Improvement Program that serves several metro communities. Here Christine Gordon, the coordinator of the program based out of West Des Moines, talks about how it can help homeowners, how the program is structured, who qualifies, how much money can be allocated and how to make application online or by phone at 515-273-0770. What a great program for those who qualify. Listen and pass this along?

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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