Insight On Business the News Hour

Building a Better Block with Jason Roberts

How we move from place to place and how we use existing structures to build community is what Better Block is all about. Recently Jason Roberts the founder of The Better Block was in Iowa where he presented ideas that can help re-shape rural and urban communities into destinations. This is truly good stuff...and well worth your time. Meet Jason Roberts! 

The award winning Insight on Business the News Hour with Michael Libbie is the only weekday, hour-long business podcast in the Midwest. The national, regional and local business news along with long-form business interviews can be heard Monday - Friday starting at 4:30pm here on Podbean, iTunesStitcher or TuneIn Radio. And you can catch The Business News Hour Week in Review each Sunday at 2pm on News/Talk 1540 KXEL. The Business News Hour is a production of Insight Advertising, Marketing & Communications. You can follow us on Twitter @IoB_NewsHour.

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Collaborate DSM with Clinton Akerberg

One word: WOW! What a neat place for co-working in Des Moines. Here founder Clinton Akerberg talks about Collaborate DSM. Why it is here, what is costs and how come it looks so cool?  

The award winning Insight on Business the News Hour with Michael Libbie is the only weekday, hour-long business podcast in the Midwest. The national, regional and local business news along with long-form business interviews can be heard Monday - Friday starting at 4:30pm here on Podbean, iTunesStitcher or TuneIn Radio. And you can catch The Business News Hour Week in Review each Sunday at 2pm on News/Talk 1540 KXEL. The Business News Hour is a production of Insight Advertising, Marketing & Communications. You can follow us on Twitter @IoB_NewsHour.

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Opening Day Des Moines Downtown Hilton - Economics and Food

It was opening day at the brand new Hilton Des Moines Downtown Hotel. We were there and caught up with Greg Edwards from the Greater Des Moines Convention and Visitors Bureau to talk economics and Franck Debril the food and beverage director because we know you want to know about the food and drink....

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 Costs, Inventory, Remodeling and More with Lance Hanson

Each month Lance Hanson one of the Broker/Owners of Re/Max Concepts joins us for a conversation about housing in the Greater Des Moines Metro. Here we talk about national number showing home sales have slowed, the prices of homes in the Metro, remodeling efforts and returns, housing stock and more. Want to know about the housing issues in the Des Moines Metro? We've got some answers to your questions.

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 Fat Plant Society with Kasey Riley

We first met Kasey at the American Marketing Association - Iowa Chapter event last month. When she told us she was with the Fat Plant Society of Kansas City we made a date to follow up with her to learn more about her and her husbands' unique business. Think living walls and succulents, art and more. It's a fun conversation about a really interesting and sustainable design opportunity for businesses and homes. Here, once again is Kasey! 

 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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After the Media Tour - Hilton Des Moines Downtown

Recently the, still under construction, Hilton Des Moines Downtown Hotel offered the media a tour and the Business News Hour went along to see the progress toward the March 21st Grand Opening. After the tour we sat down with Tamara Chubb the Director of Sales & Marketing and Franck Debril the Director of Food & Beverage for a conversation about what to expect when the doors swing open. (For a peek at a quick video head to our facebook page.) We start...with food: 

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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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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