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New Banking Opportunity with American Trust & Savings Bank

Based in Dubuque, American Trust and Savings Bank looked toward the Des Moines Metro several years ago and made the decision to join the rapid growth efforts with a branch in West Des Moines. Recently the bank opened a new branch in Windsor Heights. Here we talk about the history of this family owned bank, the decision of "why Windsor Heights", commercial lending and the Ribbon Cutting and Open House scheduled for 12 September. Meet Brian Hillebrand, Sarah Larson and Randi Willard with their business story... 

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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Business, Politics and The Secret Sauce

He comes from a political family and sees politics as a way to serve people...all the people. It's sort of the way he ran his successful business. Meet Mike Sherzan who made a run for Congress in the Third Congressional District of Iowa. Long before that he spent his time directing Broker Dealer Financial Services Corporation which has grown to serving over 35,000 clients. True to his word of "helping others" Mike is helping his employees transition into owners through an ESOP. 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 Business of SHAZAM with Patrick Dix

Longtime television news broadcaster Patrick Dix left the media to join SHAZAM an Iowa based payment system that has been in place for over four decades. Yet, many in Iowa are not aware of that or what they actually do. Here we talk about business owners, various credit card and debit card payment systems, community banks and credit unions, card technology and creating an even playing field for access to your money. A great conversation for consumers and business owners alike. 

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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A New Payment Processing Company & Why it Matters

Meet Austin Mac Nabb the founder of VizyPay a new, and Austin says, transparent, payment processing company located here in the Des Moines Metro. We spend some time learning about payment processing as an industry and then Austin shares with us why his company is different and out to disrupt the system he knows only too well. Good conversation that should be important for all small to mid-size business owners/managers. 

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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Iowa’s For Profit Managed Care Organizations

A year ago, following several delays, Gov. Terry Branstad (R-IA) fostered upon the Medicaid health care system three for-profit managed care providers tasked with handling the care and payment of services for roughly 600,000 patients. The vast majority of these patients are children, the elderly and low income residents of the state. For months we have heard from Governor Branstad that the system is working. People are getting care and providers are being paid. Yet, we hear an entirely different story from providers and patients. This week we learned that an additional $225 million would be sent to Iowa from the Affordable Care Act coffers to pay for services. The very act Gov. Branstad did not support. Enter Katie Fergus, CPA who has years of experience in the finances of care providers and recently started her firm FinanSynergy which assists providers in everything from billing to cost containment. So, what is it really like for patients and health care providers in Iowa?  We asked...

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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ReBranding - Block Advisers More Than Taxes

We're thrilled when a business calls us and wants to share their back-story. That's what happened early last month when we heard from Alisha Dolson from Block Advisers of the Des Moines Metro. Here she is joined by long-time tax agent Robert Sayler and we talk about what the, rather new, division of H&R Block does. Hey, it is tax time and more... 

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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Embrace Aging - Resources for Families

Aging, it's on the minds of so many families. Parents with children caring for their aging parents or family members, Seniors dealing with the aging of a spouse or a grand-child on the other side of the country who now becomes a care giving link and doesn't know what to do. Today, a special look at aging in Iowa and the Embrace Aging Program with Mark Teigland from the Calvin Community and Susan Voss with the American Enterprise Group. A series of video tools that anybody can use. Have a listen: 

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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Finding Money for Startups in Iowa

We run into this all the time when it comes to startups..."Where can I find funding to help me grow or launch my business?" It's a good question and one we posed to Mike Colwell from SquareOne DSM. Mike has worked with hundreds of startups and helped many of them better understand the jungle of funding. Here we talk about conventional funding sources as well as investor sources. What the difference is and what a startup needs to have in place before the ask. Good advice here my friends! 

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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Funding Your Retirement Lifestyle

Our guest is long-time New York Life agent, Malka Naggar who, along with others in her office, is presenting a complimentary, informational workshop designed to explore the many issues faced by the owner of a closely-held business in today's economic times. We talk about that, small business, employee benefits and more. The event takes place on Wednesday, February 22 between 11:30am and 1:00pm at their West Des Moines office. Who said there was no...free lunch?To respond: 515-238-1984.

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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Reducing Property Taxes - Commercial & Residential

In this conversation with Sam Kreamer of the Kreamer Law Firm we dive into property taxes. Of all the taxes we pay, property taxes are the most subjective. Here we discuss how property taxes are determined, the various classes of property, how to reduce property taxes and let businesses know about the rather new Business Property Tax Credit...think Homestead but for 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, 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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