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Iowa Immigrant Entrepreneur Summit with Ben Jung

The Iowa Immigrant Entrepreneur Summit is ten years old and it all kicks off on Saturday in Ankeny at the FFA Enrichment Center. Here we welcome back our friend Ben Jung to tell us more about the event, how Iowa has changed over the years, who should come and what to expect. All of us should be proud of the opportunities Iowa continues to hold for people who choose to come here. Want to go? Here is the website.

 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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Small Business Success Summit is Coming!

Over the past several weeks a host of small business events have been taking place and another is on the horizon. The Small Business Success Summit is scheduled for November 10th. To break down what to expect we talk with Meg Schneider from the Greater Des Moines Partnership. If you are interested in signing up to attend 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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The Central Iowa Business Conference with Tiffany Menke

It was a major success...the Central Iowa Business Conference began with an idea and ended with nearly 400 business people taking in a full day of education and opportunity. Here we sit with Tiffany Menke the CEO/President of the Urbandale Chamber who breaks down the back-story of the event and considers what to do next year. 

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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Central Iowa Business Conference - Two Business Stories

In cooperation with the Urbandale Chamber of Commerce and the Iowa Business Journals we were able to do a series of reports from the Central Iowa Business Conference. Here we visit with Clint Dudley from Shade Tree Auto and his international business award (No, really!) and then a conversation with Tom Hudson the managing partner of the multi-million dollar CrossRoads Shooting Sports facility in Johnston. 

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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Outlets of Des Moines - New in the Metro with T.J. Just

Opening later this month is Outlets of Des Moines a new shopping area in Altoona. Here we visit with General Manager, T.J. Just about the effort, employment, consumers shopping habits, brick & mortar, promotion and the upcoming charity preview night on the 19th. The back-story of something new in the Des Moines Metro. Have 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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The Foundry - A Media Peek

The media was invited to an event at The Foundry a very unique (for the Des Moines Metro) mixed-use redevelopment project that will transform a 25,000 square foot 19th Century railroad maintenance building into three distinct sections. The Hall - A food and beverage restaurant and beer venue. The Distillery - A commercial production facility and The Kitchen - A non-profit commissary kitchen with a social mission to fight hunger, homelessness and provide skills training. Here we visit with Jorgen Jensen of the Foundry Project about the history behind the building and what they uncovered during the multi-million dollar renovation and then some information from Scott Bush the man behind the Foundery Distilling Company. This is...very...cool with a "hat tip" to Invision the architects of the project. 

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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Historic Waveland Golf Course with Rocky Sposato

This week, as they have done for the past several years, the Windsor Heights Chamber of Commerce held a golf event at Waveland Golf Course. It gave us an opportunity to sit down with Rocky Sposato, the manager there, and talk about the historic Des Moines owned facility and how it came to be that a private firm now manages this and two other municipal golf courses in the city...soon to add Jester Park from Polk County. Listen in to the business of golfing... 

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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Immigration and The Greater Des Moines Partnership

Here we visit with Mary Bontrager, Executive Vice President of Talent Development for the Greater Des Moines Partnership about DACA (Dreamers), Immigration Laws, Congress, Regional Jobs, the Economy and a group known as The New American Economy. What is the impact of foreign born workers here in the Des Moines Metro and why have so many moved to our region?  All asked and answered...

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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Des Moines Public Schools - School Board Candidates

The Des Moines Public School Board Election is Tuesday the 12th of September. While we don't do politics on the Business News Hour we do think education in the largest school district in Iowa does have an impact on preparing our youth to enter the job market. We spent most of the broadcast talking with two of the three At-Large Candidates running for two seats on the DMPS Board of Trustees: Rob Barron is the incumbent and Louisa Dykstra a challenger. The third candidate Kyrstin Delagardelle Shelley declined our invitation due to another commitment. In this segment we introduce the candidates.

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 Central Iowa Business Conference

It seems that far too often "busy" means that we can't take time out to really learn more about doing business...better. However, that is exactly the mission of the upcoming Central Iowa Business Conference slated for October 11. Here Todd McDonald and Leisa Fox share details about the Urbandale Chamber sponsored event that will happen at the Marriott, Downtown. Carve out some time to listen and then register!

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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