Insight On Business the News Hour

Our Restaurant of the Week is +39 of Ames and Des Moines

We dial the clock back to one of our first Restaurant of the Week interviews. Meet Alessandro Andreoni the man behind one of the finest Italian restaurants in the Midwest. Modern and with wine choices that amaze. We originally did this interview in August of 2016 but bringing it back because it is soooooo good just like the pasta and flavors of +39 of Ames and Des Moines. 

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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My Property ID Registry - New Business Spotlight

In our New Business Spotlight is Jon Shelness the founder of My Property ID Registry. Here we learn more about something OLD returned as new. The idea goes back to 1963 but the thought of making this a property registry available to everyone and trackable is something new. John is also offering a limited time FREE set of his work. When you head to the website just put in the promo code Libbie1. Enjoy! 

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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She Expands Her Business - Meet Katie Fergus

Until the 1st of July Katie Fergus, CPA had a "one-person" medical billing consulting business called FinanSynergy that helps medical professionals insight on ways to increase their revenue and deal with insurance companies. We spoke to her about that and the status of Iowa's For Profit Managed Care back in March of this year. Last week we heard that Katie had purchased Medical Billing Services a 30+ year company located in the East Village of Des Moines and suddenly she went from a one-person consulting business to having a team of two-dozen employees. Here we talk about her rapid growth, what she does for her clients and an update on Iowa's For-Profit Managed Care network. Lots of things to cover...let's go!

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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You Know Robin from Batman Now Meet Burt Ward The Canine Crusader

This is an extended interview with Burt Ward who played Robin the the still popular television program Batman. Here we talk about his two passions in life: His wife Tracy and their joint mission of saving, caring and lengthening the lives of...dogs. Burt was in Sioux City, Iowa to tour the Consumers Supply plant where his, Gentle Giants Dog Food is made. We sat down to talk about giving dogs the miracle of a longer more active life. Imagine Great Danes living to be 27 years old and active. And, yes, we talk about Adam West and how Burt got the part of Robin. But, if you have a "fur kid", please spend some time and listen to one of the most kind people on the planet...meet Burt Ward.

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 Chiropractic with Dr. T.J. Alger

We love his enthusiasm for his work...meet Dr. T.J. Alger from NuSpine Chiropractic with offices in Windsor Heights. Here we learn more about what has changed in his field of work, the unique business model employed by NuSpine and will they be expanding in the Des Moines Metro? We think you'll enjoy this...

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 Nadas and the Business of Music

They have been kicking around creating music and performing for nearly 25 years. Meet Mike Butterworth and Jason Walsmith the founders of The Nadas. Here we talk about those early days, how music has changed what goes into creating what they do and how the business operates without a major label recording contract. It's a great conversation about the back-story of some hard working music professionals and their journey.

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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Pure Prep Academy - Reaching Kids Through Basketball

When our friend Tiffany Menke from the Urbandale Chamber shares a story with us...we take it seriously. We had not yet heard of Pure Prep Academy but we're glad we made the connection. Meet Coach Chris Morrow and Owner/Coach B.G. Rigins the people behind this great program designed to model good behavior while teaching high-level basketball skills. It's really something we should all be proud of....

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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Taking Off with Flite Brite

Any time we can capture the energy of our friend Ben McDougal it's well worth the effort to wrangle him into the studio. Today we're focusing on his new product FliteBrite! Think of the many times you go to a brew pub or a cheese shop or a wine tasting and you're sampling the product but you don't know the name of the product, the its makeup or you can't remember which you liked the most. The answer is in a new "digital paddle" that helps you not only capture that information but also share it. And for retailers it helps ID what is most popular among your guests. Interested?  We were...here's Ben! 

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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Creating Opportunities with the Ag Tech Accelerator

"Perhaps the only surprise is that this program wasn't started long ago." Those are the words of Megan Vollstedt the Executive Director of the Iowa Agri Tech Accelerator which is part of the Cultivation Corridor. Here we talk about what the accelerator hopes to accomplish by giving agricultural startups a platform to grow their ideas and take them to market. Strap in...Megan is truly on fire for agriculture and this new adventure.

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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