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Peep Notes - Small Business Spotlight

Many small businesses start with a passion and this story is no different. Meet Terri Meier a numbers person by day and a creative entrepreneur on the weekends and after work. Several years ago Terri decided to take her passion of scrap-booking to a business and create hand-crafted cards and notes as well as fun t-shirts and (sometimes) naughty cups and coasters. It's a fun story about Peep Notes...enjoy!

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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Proof our Restaurant of the Week

He is a returning guest to the Business News Hour...because we KNOW quality when we taste it! Meet Sean Wilson the owner and chef at Proof of Des Moines. Proof has, what we believe to be, the best view in the metro and that goes along with their excellent locally sourced food. Here Sean talks about that, the impact the outer banks of the Carolinia states have on his style and much more. The proof is in...Proof is our Restaurant of the Week! Enjoy...

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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Justin Rogers and Kelly Sharp - Iowa Images and Heart of Iowa

With us in studio is our friend Justin Rogers from HTML Marketing and Rogers Photography and Kelly Sharp the owner of Heart of Iowa and the publisher of the new book, "Images from the Heart of Iowa". We've watched Justin mature and grow in his ability to take stunning photos of everything from landscape shots to urban photos to animals and now you can own a sampling. "Images from the Heart of Iowa" is available at the Valley Junction shop, online and dealer are encouraged to make a connection.  Here is our conversation:

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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New Book: A Quarter Million Steps by Anthony Paustian

Our friend and leading creativity thinker Dr. Anthony Paustian will release his new book A Quarter Million Steps - Creativity, Imagination & Leading Transformative Change in May but we got him BEFORE the book is public. Here we talk about how, in many areas even with all the personal technology, there is a lack of the stuff that made the Apollo space program so successful and transformed the way we live today. It is not only a book about our amazing history it is also a book about the many small steps it takes to create success in life. We'd tell you more but...you should just listen!  To Pre-Order the book, with signatures of Dr. Paustian and Apollo Astronaut Al Worden head to this link!

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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Aunt Joy’s Christmas Stockings - Our Small Business Spotlight

Over twenty years ago Joy Murphy was on the hunt for hand-made Christmas stockings for the fireplace. Her search yielded zip so she decided to make her own. Now decades later Aunt Joy's Personalized Christmas Stockings has crafted over 150 designs and sold thousands of these personalized holiday stockings she...still...makes herself. It's quite a story. 

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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CI Week8 with Tony Paustian

You can hear the excitement in the voice of Dr. Tony Paustian the founder and creator of CI Week (Celebrate Innovation) now in it's 8th year at DMACC West Campus here in the Des Moines Metro. Here Tony talks about who will be presenting, what you can expect and remember it's all...free. Truly a "must go" series of events that lifts up the creative nature in us all featuring an amazing host of guests. Have a listen:

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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Three Marketing Professionals Share during AMA-Iowa Experience

We attended, along with about 150 others the American Marketing Association - Iowa Chapter Experience 2017. We caught up with three of the professional marketers who addressed the group to learn more. In this segment we talk Marketing Analytics and knowledge of what consumers really want with Heather Lamb of Zirous which is based in Ankeny. Then we talk about trade shows and how to get the most out of your next event with Cari Rosno the owner of Skyline Dynova of Des Moines and Omaha. We wrap up this segment with Tiffany Tauscheck of the Greater Des Moines Partnership about how to work local but still be global. Three very different topics but all valuable information for business. Have a listen.

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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Headshots DSM - Our Small Business Spotlight

Our Small Business Spotlight shines on Phil Wever and his startup business Headshots DSM a mobile photo studio that should be of interest to busy business people who don't want to take the time to travel to a studio to have their and their staff, photos taken. We have some fun with Phil and he is expected to have several "Pop-Up" photo studios in the coming days.  A "pop-up" photo studio? Meet Phil Wever, professional photographer...

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 Film Lounge and Iowa Public Television

For those of you who enjoy independent films we have a treat for you. Meet Chuck Czech the producer of The Film Lounge (#TheFilmLounge) two, one hour episodes that highlight art and experimental films produced by Iowans They will air on IPTV  on Sunday 12 February at 10pm and again on Sunday 19 February at 10pm.

The Film Lounge includes 13 shorts in a broad variety of film types and topics. From classic horror to political documentary it's a must see. There are two free scheduled public screenings as well. On Thursday 9 February at 7pm the free event is at the Fleur Cinema and Cafe in Des Moines and then on Saturday 11 February there is another screening at Palmer's' Pub also at 7pm at the Stoney Creek Hotel & Conference Centr in Sioux City. Here is the link to The Film Lounge from IPTV which also had major support from the Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs, Produce Iowa and the Iowa Arts Council.

 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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Networking and Social Media for Business with Laura

With the large amounts of education and training available to help businesses better understand the power of social media it is stunning that so few use the tools correctly. Here Laura Kinnard from DMBizMixer.com speaks to that issue and offers up some great social media education opportunities happening yet this week from paid to free. Give us seven minutes to put you on the road to better marketing.

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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