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Housing and the Economy with Lance Hanson

On the national scene the housing market is taking a hit. Everything from a lack of labor to new tariffs being placed on building materials is driving costs up...and up. Meanwhile, on the national level, home sales hit a slump last month. How does all of this relate to home building and home pricing in the Des Moines Metro? We reached out to Lance Hanson our regular contributor from Re/Max Real Estate Concepts and asked those questions and more...

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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Protex Central - Small Business Spotlight

Our Small Business Spotlight shines on Protex Central of Iowa and Nebraska. With us to talk about his family owned business is Shawn Mullen who guides us on a story from managing orchestras to building a business that is an industry leader in Fire Protection Systems, Security Systems and Life Safety System Services that help protect people, property and assets throughout the Midwest. What they do, how do they do it and why it's important for any commercial property. And it's not all that new...Protex Central has been working on these things since 1966. 

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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Workplace Safety - Hawkeye Safety

Preventing on-the-job injuries means increased morale, productivity and profits three good reasons to attend HawkEye on Safety September 20th at the Coralville Marriott Hotel & Convention Center. In studio with us is Bill Gerhardt and on our Newsmaker line is Brent Anderson and Tammi Goerdt to explain the program, who may attend and the many benefits of having a safe workplace. Registering for HawkEye on Safety is here and your registration includes breakfast, lunch, refreshments, parking and a world of knowledge. 

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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Metro Uniform Building Codes - With Capital Crossroads

Over the past several years officials and stake-holders have joined together to come up with building codes that are more uniform from metro community to metro community. With us, from Capital Crossroads is Director Bethany Wilcoxon, from the Des Moines Fire Department the Fire Marshall Jonathan Lund and from the City of Johnston City Administrator Jim Sanders. We talk about the role Capital Crossroads has had in this initiative and what it means for development. 

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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Hubbell Development with Kris Saddoris

We spend some time with Kris Saddoris the Vice President of Development with Hubbell Development one of the longest running companies in the Greater Des Moines Metro. Here we talk about housing needs, "missing-middle-housing", the new development south of MLK, the success in Grinnell and much more. One question, "With over 2,400 apartments on the schedule to be built will that be over-built?" 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 Des Moines Metro Real Estate Market with Lance Hanson

The two words that describe not only the real estate market in the Des Moines Metro but nationwide are "Inventory Shortage". In other words...if you have been thinking of selling your home NOW is the time to list it In this interview with Lance Hanson a broker/owner of Re/Max Real Estate Concepts we talk about how the national real estate market mirrors what is happening right here at home. He's got some tips for the home seller as well as the home buyer. Wise words from a veteran in the real estate business.

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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Home Theater Concepts - Small Business Spotlight

If you love movies and the sound that was meant to be part of that experience than Shawn Woolman is somebody you need to meet. Six years ago he bought Home Theater Concepts, based in Urbandale, and today his efforts have brought entertainment and joy to dozens of households from Iowa to Colorado. Home Theater Concepts is in our Small Business Spotlight. Roll the tape!

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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Missing Middle Housing with Dan Parolek

Recently Dan Parolek a principal with Opticos Design of Berkley came to town to discuss housing and what has become a trend in design/build. He titles his talk "Missing Middle Housing" and here he describes what it is, how it looks and the impact it can have on walkable communities and the sence of...community. Our thanks to the Iowa AARP for making Dan available to the Business News Hour.

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 Commercial Real Estate Development

Millions of dollars of real estate development is going on here in the Greater Des Moines Metro...nearly every suburb of Des Moines is growing. One of the companies deeply involved in this resurgence is Hurd Real Estate of West Des Moines. We invite Richie Hurd, Vice President of the company to our studios to talk a bit about the family business, what's hot, how the company works and more. A peek into the back-story of commercial real estate for you.

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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