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The Arts and Economic Impact

Our mission here is two-fold: First what the heck is BRAVO of Greater Des Moines and what do they do? Secondly we talk about the economic impact the arts have on the economy of the Greater Des Moines Metro and Central Iowa. Sally Dix, the executive director of BRAVO, is with us to share the answers to our questions and the numbers from a recent study that looks at the direct impact the arts have on our economy. From dollars spent to jobs created...we think you'll find this interesting!

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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Young African Leadership Initiative and Drake University

Proof that we live in a global economy. This summer 25 young people from Africa are in Des Moines and taking part in YALI the Young African Leadership Initiative. Our contributor Laura Kinnard of Drake University has been working with them on their business plans which they hope to take back to their home countries and implement. With us in studio is Elizabeth Kasujja from Uganda. Her grandmother was a princess. Her business is a healthy drink called Sante and she is using that to support her Social Entrepreneurial organization called Clear Your Mind focused on access to mental health care and depression treatment. Sarah Sangara is from the Congo. Her business is empowering women with children by loaning land to and teaching them how to grow soybeans to provide support for their families needs and to send their children to school. Her other concept is to build a website that promotes entrepreneurs and the positive things going on in the Congo. Her grandfather was a King. We think you'll truly enjoy this 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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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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College Nannies - New in Iowa!

We love finding new businesses who have come to Iowa and the Greater Des Moines Metro and here is another! Meet Brian Tingleff who owns the only Iowa franchise for College Nannies + Sitters + Tutors. The business hires bright and engaging individuals to assist families who are seeking high quality people to help in child raising. Here Brian explains each section and what his business offers...

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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Workiva and Why Washington D.C.

While in Washington D.C. during the Greater Des Moines Partnership "Fly-In" we sat down with Dave Tucker the Sr. VP of Product Development from Workiva an Ames, Iowa based company that serves nearly 3,000 corporations (large and small) with their cloud-based platform for reporting, compliance and data management. We asked him about Workiva and his first trip to D.C. for #DMDC2017... And, they are hiring!

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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Why Fly Into Washington D.C. - Joe Murphy

Why load up and bring 200+ business, civic and non-profit leaders to Washington D.C. for the Greater Des Moines Partnershp Fly-In? There are a host of reasons and Joe Murphy the Sr. VP of Government Relations & Public Policy of the 4th largest chamber organization shares some reasons..

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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Transportation DART and Washington D.C.

One of the key areas of work for the Greater Des Moines Partnership is transportation and the Des Moines Area Regional Transit Authority (DART) plays a big part in that and also in the economic development of families. Here we chat with Amanda Wanke about what the Washington D. C. Fly-In means to DART riders 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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Public School Choice and More - Louisa Dykstra

Meet Louisa Dykstra a public school advocate, Mom and voter. Much has been made over school choice this year and Louisa reminds us that we already have lots of choice when it comes to our children and how our children learn. We had a huge news-day when we hosted Louisa so this is rather short...but we'll have her back. 

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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Networking and The Young Entrepreneur Convention

As she does each Monday afternoon Laura Kinnard from Des Moines Biz Mixer runs down a list of business networking events in and around the Des Moines Metro and then introduces Brandon Adams the founder and push behind the Young Entrepreneur Convention coming back to Des Moines this Friday and Saturday. Good stuff coming your way...listen to the possibilities and get your tickets here.

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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Small Business and the Greater Des Moines Partnership

With the vast majority of businesses in the Greater Des Moines Metro being small businesses having very specific needs and not having answers it became a problem for sustained growth. Enter the Greater Des Moines Partnership who began a new educational outreach program. The group tapped small business owner Christina Moffatt to direct the initiative. Today we visited with her about what local chamber members can expect from this effort. It makes chamber membership an investment and not an expense. Listen in...

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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