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Hobby Lobby - A Missed Opportunity

The markets were closed today in honor of President's Day so...here is a Marketing Tip. It all has to do with The Hobby Lobby Challenge and a missed opportunity the craft centric chain of stores who, at some point, might want to engage a younger demographic for survival. How can you use this idea for your retail center? Some thoughts.... 

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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Part Two with Austin Frerick of Iowa’s Third Congressional District

In this, the second of two segments, we continue our conversation with Austin Frerick a Democratic hopeful who wishes to replace Rep. David Young (R-IA) in November. Here we spend some time on policy issues. 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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Our Conversation with Austin Frerick of Iowa Part One

This is the first of two parts of our conversation with Austin Frerick who is one of six Democrats seeing the nomination to challenge incumbent David Young (R-IA) in November. We are giving each candidate equal time prior to the June 2018 Primary to deliver their case. And, yes, following the primary we will ask Rep. Young to join us. Get to know Austin 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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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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Tax Issues with Bob Sayler of Block Advisors

It's tax time and while there have been some major changes that will be coming today we focus on refunds, refundable credits and more with Bob Sayler from Block Advisors with offices in Johnston. Will your tax refund be delayed? Listen to our conversation: 

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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Day on the Hill with the Greater Des Moines Partnership

Early on Thursday morning (8 February 2018) members of the Greater Des Moines Partnership, the 4th largest chamber organization in the United States, will head to the Iowa State Capital to interact with their legislators. Here Joe Murphy, Sr. Vice President of Governmental Affairs for the Partnership outlines what the day will be like and what issues the Partnership feels are critical for the business community and the economy of Iowa. If you are interested in attending here is a link to the registration page

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 Iowa CARE Act with Kent Sovern

There are over 317,000 Iowans who are currently caring for an aging parent or loved one; assisting them to live independently in their own homes. Here Kent Sovern from AARP-Iowa says Iowa should take some common sense steps that help them better prepare to care.  Here we talk about Iowa's Caregiver Advise, Record, Enable (CARE) Act which will better support family caregivers.  Listen is as we talk about what the Iowa CARE Act will do and why such a program needs to be passed by the Iowa Legislature. In addition AARP would like to hear your caregiving story. If you would like to share yours, along with a photo, here is that link.

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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Volunteer Iowa - It’s Working for Good!

Last year thousands of Iowans gave of their time and talents to volunteer for everything from coaching to building homes. Here we talk about the Volunteer Iowa Challenge with Brianne Fitzgerald. Learn how you and/or your company can get involved. Let's "double up? in 2018! 

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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Cryptocurrency - Investments, IRS, SEC and More with Tom Myers

We first met Tom Myers last month when he came in to offer some thoughts on Cryptocurrency such as Bitcoin and others. Over the past thirty days the media has picked up the story about how much value Bitcoin has lost and how regulators are looking more closely at investments. In fact the IRS has stepped up their questions when they found so few people were claiming trades and profits. We start to sort things out with Tom... 

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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I’ll Make Me a World in Iowa with Betty Andrews

It's the 20th Annual African-American Celebration known as I'll Make Me a World in Iowa. The educational day is Friday the 26th of January and then the very fun, family day on Saturday the 27th. It's all free and a great event. Here we caught up with the founder of I'll Make Me a World in Iowa, Betty Andrews who talks about the Friday event and what you can expect on Saturday...

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_NewsHo

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