Insight On Business the News Hour

Face to Face Marketing with Kim Meana

Not long ago I met Kim Meana at a grocery store and struck up a conversation about what it's like being an industry representative. I wanted to learn more about her one-woman business as a brand ambassador and how it all works so we invited her to the Business News Hour for that conversation. From product demos to consumer interaction it's a neat job and a career she says gives her great flexability and income. 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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Autonomy - The Success of HyVee

I have always been impressed with the level of customer service, responsiveness and the vast amount of choice we, as consumers, are given at HyVee. It doesn't seem to matter if that store is in a small Iowa town or in the Greater Des Moines Metro...the attention to detail is always there. Recently the Windsor Heights HyVee installed a new Starbucks, much to the delight of the community. That event allowed me to sit down with Matt Heldenbrand the Store Director and ask lots of questions about what makes HyVee tick and the business of grocery stores. Have a listen...


Insight on Business the News Hour with Michael Libbie is the only hour-long, business broadcast in the Midwest. You can catch us at 5:05PM on AM-940, FM-104.5 or in HD at 103.3 HD2. It is a production of Insight Advertising, Marketing & Communications a full service advertising/consulting agency based in Des Moines. Connect with The Business News Hour on Twitter @IoB_NewsHour and, for more, here is our Facebook Page.
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The Business of Menswear

When it comes to menswear we can go to the brick & mortar store, the mall, pre-paid internet shopping or men can have a professional stylist come to their home or office for a custom fitting. Meet Erin Dahl from J. Hilburn Custom Menswear and that is what she does. For three years Erin has brought custom fashion to her clients. Learn more here:  



Insight on Business the News Hour with Michael Libbie is the only hour-long, business broadcast in the Midwest. You can catch us at 5:05PM on AM-940, FM-104.5 or in HD at 103.3 HD2. It is a production of Insight Advertising, Marketing & Communications a full service advertising/consulting agency based in Des Moines. Connect with The Business News Hour on Twitter @IoB_NewsHour and, for more, here is our Facebook Page.  
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Small Business Spotlight - Tradewinds Tile & Stone

Our Small Business Spotlight shines on Tradewinds Tile and Stone based in Bradenton, Florida with Nancy Sutton Scott. She and her partner Lisa Tosi-Horn are celebrating five years in the business of decorating homes in their area.  We talked about the business and what tends to set them apart from other local businesses. Nancy has an extensive retail background from department stores to, wait for it, Disney. 



Insight on Business the News Hour with Michael Libbie is the only hour-long, business broadcast in the Midwest. You can catch us at 5:05PM on AM-940, FM-104.5 or in HD at 103.3 HD2. It is a production of Insight Advertising, Marketing & Communications a full service advertising/consulting agency based in Des Moines.  Connect with The Business News Hour on Twitter @IoB_NewsHour and, for more, here is our Facebook Page.
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The Hotel Business with Troy Thompson

He's spent nearly three decades in the hospitality industry and currently serves as the Director of Sales at the Holiday Inn and Suites based on Merle Hay Mall in Des Moines. We talk with Troy Thompson about the changes in the industry, what he does to help meeting planners and more. Listen in: 


Insight on Business the News Hour with Michael Libbie is the only hour-long, business broadcast in the Midwest. It is a production of Insight Advertising, Marketing & Communications a full service advertising/consulting agency based in Des Moines.  Connect with The Business News Hour on Twitter @IoB_NewsHour and, for more, here is our Facebook Page.
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Small Business Spotlight - Randy Whitfield Lawn & Landscaping

In studio for our Small Business Spotlight is Randy Whitfield the founder and owner of Whitfield's Lawn & Landscaping here in Des Moines. We talk about his passion for helping people keep and maintain a beautiful home and yard. Randy Whitfield in our Small Business Spotlight! 


Insight on Business the News Hour with Michael Libbie is the only hour-long, business broadcast in the Midwest. It is a production of Insight Advertising, Marketing & Communications a full service advertising/consulting agency based in Des Moines.  Connect with The Business News Hour on Twitter @IoB_NewsHour and, for more, here is our Facebook Page.
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Proof Restaurant and Sean Wilson

Our Small Business Spotlight shines on Proof Restaurant of downtown Des Moines. With us is Sean Wilson, owner and Executive Chef of the 14 table restaurant known for a very diverse offering with locally grown products. Here, from Proof, is Sean Wilson: 


Insight on Business the News Hour with Michael Libbie is the only business broadcast in the Des Moines Metro and a production of Insight Advertising, Marketing & Communications a full service advertising agency based in Des Moines.  Connect with us on Twitter @IoB_NewsHour and, for more, here is our Facebook Page.
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A Marketing Tip for Business…Your Business?

Here's a Marketing Tip we did last week during the broadcast. No matter what business you have you can do more business by enlisting the help of Brand Warriors.  You, in your business can do better than the malls and the big box department stores if you work at cultivating...Brand Warriors. How do you do that? Here's that retail/business marketing tip with a hat tip to Von Maur: 


Insight on Business the News Hour with Michael Libbie is the only business broadcast in the Des Moines Metro and a production of Insight Advertising, Marketing & Communications a full service advertising agency based in Des Moines.  Connect with us on Twitter @IoB_NewsHour and, for more, here is our Facebook Page.
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Sales and Sales Training - The Times Are Changing

When you think about it, we all sell...something. Be it a product, service or ourselves we're all sales people. How has technology impacted the art of selling, what tools do sales professionals need today that are different than a decade ago and how about "personal branding"? Our guest is Ro Crosbie the founder of Tero International a training and business education company based in the Des Moines Metro. Here is that conversation:


Insight on Business the News Hour with Michael Libbie is the only business broadcast in the Des Moines Metro and a production of Insight Advertising, Marketing & Communications a full service advertising agency based in Des Moines.  Connect with us on Twitter @IoB_NewsHour and, for more, here is our Facebook Page.
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Lucas Freed Says This Changes the World!

Get ready, this is some super-cool stuff. Our guest is Lucas Freed who, by day, works for Wells Fargo and during the rest of the time is a champion of a new way of connecting businesses with consumers. A special event is happening that we've got to share.  It just may..."Change the World".


Insight on Business the News Hour with Michael Libbie is the only business broadcast in the Des Moines Metro and a production of Insight Advertising, Marketing & Communications a full service advertising agency based in Des Moines.  Connect with us on Twitter @IoB_NewsHour and, for more, here is our Facebook Page.
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