Insight On Business the News Hour

The American Heart Association and…Jovie

So, what do you do when you own the broadcast hour and your grand-daughter asks if she can be on the program to pitch her effort to raise $1,000 for the American Heart Association? Well you do it. Meet Jovie Pease a nine year-old from Clive Learning Academy who is on a mission to "save lives". She's been going door-to-door and here she explains all of that. She really is quite good...and here is the link if you would like to help out with online donations. 

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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Startup Stories with Mike Colwell and Liz Lidgett

Art is such a personal thing so how can it be that social media might be a platform to build a business and actually connect with artists around the world? "Simple", says Liz Lidgett from Adore Your Walls, "we create relationships with artists and clients from around the globe and put them together in a whole new business model." Here Mike Colwell of SquareOne DSM and Liz talk about the February 21st Startup Story Event (you can register here) and Mike also shares information on two financial seminars happening soon (Register here). Dig in...we're talking art and business! 

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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Signs, Signs, Everywhere a Sign with Kathy Evert

I know...now you have an ear-worm from the Five Man Electrical Band. Glad we could help out! Today our Small Business Spotlight shines on Signarama of Ankeny and YESCO of Des Moines with owner, and sign maker Kathy Evert. We talk about the sign regulations and how they differ from community to community, what many business folks don't know and about trends in the sign business. Sign...up! 

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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Demo Queen Kim Meana from our Way-Back Machine

A couple of years ago we I ran into Kim Meana who was doing product demos at a local HyVee grocery store. We talked a bit about what she does and learned this is her full time business. Because of the short week, and so many people gone over the holiday we got into our Way-Back Machine to being you this interesting story. Who knew? 

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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Trellis Our Restaurant of the Week!

While it might be a cold winter you can warm up at the Greater Des Moines Botanical Center with Trellis a creation from Lisa LaValle and her husband Michael. Here you can enjoy a menu that reflects Lisa's passion for fresh and local in a setting unlike anything else in the Des Moines Metro. With Lisa is Jake Miller the general manager for Port Of Des Moines the company behind Trellis, The Riverwalk Hub, Trellis Catering, J.A. White Riverboat and The River Center the newest event center in the Greater Des Moines Metro. Side note of history: The site of The River Center is the warehouse where Old Tavern Brewing Company, one of the oldest breweries in the Metro, once stood. Here is our 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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Magnolia Our Restaurant of the Week!

Perhaps the most relaxing locally owned restaurant in the Des Moines Metro is Magnolia Wine Kitchen next door to our studios on Locust Street downtown. No television to distract from the conversation but there is great music, great food and comfy seating with a great view of the Sculpture Park. Meet Chef Nico Ebtinger and owner Annie Baldwin for a conversation of one of our favorite places to eat, drink and chat. 

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 Iowa Business Journals with Jolene Goodman

We catch up with Jolene Goodman from The Iowa Business Journals to talk about the features coming in this next edition. Everything from holiday parties (what some small to mid-size businesses are doing) to marketing in the B to B world especially if you are looking to connect with other small to mid-size business owners. 

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 Women’s Resource Center at Forty

Founded in 1978 the Young Women's Resource Center works with girls and young women ages 10 - 21 on a host of items all designed to help them become strong, self-confident and successful. Here we visit with Kristin Griffith about the history of the organization, what the center is all about and detail an upcoming year of celebration marking 40 years of service.

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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Merry Market with Cat Rocketship

You have met our friend Cat Rocketship before as the originator of Market Day...she's back with Merry Market a pop-up holiday shopping event to be held at The Foundry located in the Historic Valley Junction section of West Des Moines. "Makers" and "Finders" will show off their very unique gift items between 11AM and 5PM. There will be food trucks and...beer. Always fun having Cat in studio with us...

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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We Talk Executive Coaching, Leadership and More with Ro Crosbie

I started out this interview with an observation that you can't swing a dead cat and not hit an "executive coach"...blunt but in our business it seems like we know dozens. Here Ro Crosbie the president of Tero International shares with me and you what executive coaching is, how they work it and what benefits come from learning. This isn't "life coaching" this is executive coaching. Listen in and if you want more head to the Executive Coaching Section on the Tero 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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