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Reflections on Washington D.C. from DMDC2017

If you were with us last week you heard a number of reports as we broadcast from the Greater Des Moines Partnership Washington D.C. Fly-In (#DMDC2017). Over 200 business, civic and non-profit leaders took a charter flight to D.C. to listen, learn and lobby for a host of economic issues that are critical to Central Iowa and beyond. Today Michael offers some personal reflections about the trip from issues the surround health care to transportation to political jabs to bipartisan efforts. What really goes on vs. what sometimes other media outlets share or ignore completely. 

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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Desmund Adams Launches Focus & Find

It's a pleasure to welcome back our good friend Desmund Adams who, since running for Congress, has been busy putting together a unique, socially responsible, search firm, Focus & Find. What does all of that mean? We asked that and more. Have a listen...we think you too will be impressed. 

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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Lori Chesser on Immigration and D.C.

Our guest is Lori Chesser a veteran of the Greater Des Moines Partnership Washington D.C. Fly-In (DMDC2017) and an immigration attorney at the Davis Brown Law Firm of Des Moines. We talk about what she does, how the political landscape has impacted her business, employment issues and her thoughts on DMDC2017.

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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Iowa Works Career Fair is Coming!

The Iowa Career Expo from Iowa Works is slated for the third week of May and it's going to be HUGE! Here we visit with Vonnda and Edgar from Iowa Works about what to expect starting with a FREE workshop on the 16th and the FREE Career Expo with 100+ employers ready to hire on the 17th...seriously good stuff! 

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 Business of Auto Technicians

Last week we had a news story about how BMW and Fiat Chrysler were busy recruiting individuals directly from high schools and technical schools to become automobile technicians. The reason: There is an acute shortage of people in that field. We reached out to the Des Moines Area Community College (DMACC) for an update on what they know and that's how we met Jerry Burns the Chair of the Automotive Technology Department. We asked lots of questions about the field, costs, wages and more...Jerry answered.

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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Your Invisible Toolbox - The Book

It has been in the making for over seven years and the result is the book "Your Invisible Toolbox - The Technological Ups and Downs of the Millennial Generation". Here, Deborah Rinner and Rowena Crosbie from Tero International talk about the book, how to use it, the information packed inside and the fact even non-millennials can read it and win. For more on The Invisible Toolbox click 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 5:00pm 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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ISEA Says New Collective Bargaining Law is Unconstitutional

Recently the Iowa Legislature passed, and Gov. Branstad quickly signed into law, major changes to the collective barganing laws of the state. Today the Iowa State Education Association filed suit in District Court challenging the law on three major provisions they say violate the Iowa Constitution specific to the Uniformity Clause. On our Newsmaker line is Tammy Wawro, president of ISEA to discuss the merits of the case and help us better understand the position of professional teachers in Iowa.

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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What you “Think” You Know About Millennials Could Hurt Business

Our regular contributor Ned Flynn from Aureon joins us with some thoughts about business and employees. More to the point are some stunning numbers that just may dash your preconseived notions about younger workers and what they really want. We talk about recruitment and retention and having the ability to better be aware of what your employees, or future employees, really want. Good stuff for any size business. 

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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Project Labor Agreements - Local Control?

When we first read about Project Labor Agreements (PLA) and SSB 1145 working it's way through the Iowa Legislature we were intrigued as to what it meant for business, tax payers and workers. Greg Spenner from Associated Builders and Contractors contacted our office with a request to come on the air and discuss the bill and his organization. We set a date for the studio interview. After reading the documents from Mr. Spenner we then reached out to the Iowa State Building and Construction Trades Council (ISBCTC) president Bill Gerhard and asked if he would join us for a "point/counter-point" conversation. When we informed Mr. Spenner of this his group declined the offer. That is the back-story to this conversation.

Our guests are Andy Roberts Business Manager of the Plumbers and Fitters Local 33 and ISBCTC Vice President and Bill Gerhard, President of the Iowa State Building and Construction Trades Council. We discuss local control, safety, costs, apprenticeship programs and jobs. We think you'll find this interesting...

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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Jobs, Employers, Ames and Chris Stonick

We welcome back an employers best friend Chris Stonick who, for nearly 30 years, has been helping employers find high quality employees by using "passive recruitment". The Des Moines Radio Group is bringing Chris to Ames, Iowa on Tuesday the 28th of February for an informational yet entertaining session about successful recruiting in an area with 2.1% unemployment. Nobody is going to try to sell anything...just come and listen.  Chris will speak at the Holiday Inn Ames Conference Center from 8:00 AM to 11:00 AM. Call Regina Walker at 515 - 280-1350 -to reserve your place!

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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