Insight On Business the News Hour

Taxes, Businesses and Budgets

Business groups from across Iowa are clamoring for the Iowa Legislature to reduce corporate taxes which they say, correctly, are the highest in the nation. They say it is a major problem when trying to lure business to the state. What they are not saying is that hardly any business pays the 12% rate and independent audits say Iowa ranks in the middle of all states in the U.S. We turned to economist and educator Peter Fisher from the Iowa Public Policy Project to share with us his view. In addition we asked if now, given the fiscal mess the state budget is in, how we might square that with receiving less through taxes. 

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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Investing in Cryptocurrency? Some Thoughts

It's pretty much the rage however 51 of 53 economists recently polled say that Bitcoin is in a huge bubble. Here we talk about cryptocurrency with Tom Myers a former investment professional. What is this stuff, how is it gathered, how do you use it and so many more questions.

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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Year End Bonus Programs that Work - Ned Flynn

Last year, toward the end of 2016 we aired this segment with Ned Flynn from Aureon about creating a bonus system that works. So many corporations offer up bonus programs but do they really help productivity? Here Ned talks about that and more...enjoy this re-broadcast.

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 Season of Giving…and Taking

"The Season of Giving" is also, according to Kent Sovern from AARP-Iowa, is also "The Season of Taking". Here we talk about consumer fraud which takes no holiday but is increasingly active during the holiday season. Kent lists off several scams from gift cards, to "charities" to debit card transactions. He also shares news about the AARP Fraud Watch Network. There is also the AARP Fraud Watch Network Helpline at 877-908-3360. Lots of valuable information here... 

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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Suku Radia on Business and People

He is the beloved president of Bankers Trust and soon Suku Radia will retire from a position he has held for years. We invited Suku back to our studio to reflect a bit on business, people, banking, relationships, his "coming of age", his marriage and so much more. Listen to this wide ranging interview. We promise you will learn something...

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 Metro Home Improvement Program

I was out meeting people in my community the other day and a resident asked me if there was a place where they could get some "help" in replacing old windows that were drafty. We went looking and found the Metro Home Improvement Program that serves several metro communities. Here Christine Gordon, the coordinator of the program based out of West Des Moines, talks about how it can help homeowners, how the program is structured, who qualifies, how much money can be allocated and how to make application online or by phone at 515-273-0770. What a great program for those who qualify. Listen and pass this along?

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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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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