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BluJaket - Targeted Special Offers for Retail, Restaurants and Special Events

You might say that Michael Lawrence the Founder/CEO of BluJaket is pumped. You might...and if you did you would be right! We went "Out to Lunch" with Michael to learn more about his mobile app, BluJaket. What is it? You know how you've got a drawer with coupons, rubber bands and other "stuff". It's where coupons go to die. How about an app that targets your current and future customers with an offer when they are in your area? Retail, Restaurants, Special Events....click through and learn more about BluJaket and what it can do for your business...and yeah...Michael is pumped. 

The award winning Insight on Business the News Hour with Michael Libbie is the only weekday, hour-long business podcast in the Midwest. The national, regional and local business news along with long-form business interviews can be heard Monday - Friday starting at 4:30pm here on Podbean, iTunesStitcher or TuneIn Radio. And you can catch The Business News Hour Week in Review each Sunday at 2pm on News/Talk 1540 KXEL. The Business News Hour is a production of Insight Advertising, Marketing & Communications. You can follow us on Twitter @IoB_NewsHour.

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Our Restaurant of the Week - Central Standard with Andy Crounse

We went "Out to Lunch" and met up with Andy Crounse the General Manager of Central Standard a restaurant that's been open for less than a month but...packed. So, what is it?  The food? The service? The price?  What if we told you it was all of that and more. Central Standard spent lots of time researching their customer base and then creating appeal. Click through and go Out to Lunch with us as we learn more about Central Standard of Waukee. 

The award winning Insight on Business the News Hour with Michael Libbie is the only weekday, hour-long business podcast in the Midwest. The national, regional and local business news along with long-form business interviews can be heard Monday - Friday starting at 4:30pm here on Podbean, iTunesStitcher or TuneIn Radio. And you can catch The Business News Hour Week in Review each Sunday at 2pm on News/Talk 1540 KXEL. The Business News Hour is a production of Insight Advertising, Marketing & Communications. You can follow us on Twitter @IoB_NewsHour.

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The Business News Headlines 16 August 2018

It's the Business News Hour Headlines for Thursday the 16th day of August, 2018. Thanks for coming by. Just ahead:

  • Trade Wars Explained, "It's sorta like a diet..."
  • Markets Rebounded on "Hope"
  • Booze makers look to pot to (sorry) grow their business
  • Look out Amazon here comes Walmart
  • Who Dies First? JC Penny or Sears - Some shocking numbers today
  • There is a new housing trend and you'll never guess what...but a home for $90K ain't bad!

Those stories and the markets just a click away!

The award winning Insight on Business the News Hour with Michael Libbie is the only weekday, hour-long business podcast in the Midwest. The national, regional and local business news along with long-form business interviews can be heard Monday - Friday starting at 4:30pm here on Podbean, iTunesStitcher or TuneIn Radio. And you can catch The Business News Hour Week in Review each Sunday at 2pm on News/Talk 1540 KXEL. The Business News Hour is a production of Insight Advertising, Marketing & Communications. You can follow us on Twitter @IoB_NewsHour.

 

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The Business News Headlines 15 August 2018

Might it be that trade wars are turning into financial wars?  That could be very scary. It's the Business News Hour Headlines for Wednesday the 15th of August, thanks for coming by. Also today the markets fell and we'll share why. President Trump, it is said, is about to issue a change in "Buy American" and we'll share what that might be. We know what you've been spending money on and we've got the numbers to prove it. Those stories and more along with a trip to Rural America to learn more about running a restaurant there. Times tough or moving forward? Burke Risetter from the Grid Iron Grill and Sports Bar shares his story. Click through...

The award winning Insight on Business the News Hour with Michael Libbie is the only weekday, hour-long business podcast in the Midwest. The national, regional and local business news along with long-form business interviews can be heard Monday - Friday starting at 4:30pm here on Podbean, iTunesStitcher or TuneIn Radio. And you can catch The Business News Hour Week in Review each Sunday at 2pm on News/Talk 1540 KXEL. The Business News Hour is a production of Insight Advertising, Marketing & Communications. You can follow us on Twitter @IoB_NewsHour.

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The Restaurant Business in Rural America - Meet Burke Risetter

We headed out of the Des Moines Metro to Webster City, Iowa where we did a piece about rural economic development using the tools a small town already has. Our guest was Deb Brown from Rural that Works an upcoming seminar that, yep you guessed it, takes place in Rural Iowa. We met at the Grid Iron Grill and Sports Bar a great eatery just east of Webster City. After our visit with Deb we sat down with owner Burke Risetter who has been wrangling the place for the past ten years. We think you'll enjoy this story....

The award winning Insight on Business the News Hour with Michael Libbie is the only weekday, hour-long business podcast in the Midwest. The national, regional and local business news along with long-form business interviews can be heard Monday - Friday starting at 4:30pm here on Podbean, iTunesStitcher or TuneIn Radio. And you can catch The Business News Hour Week in Review each Sunday at 2pm on News/Talk 1540 KXEL. The Business News Hour is a production of Insight Advertising, Marketing & Communications. You can follow us on Twitter @IoB_NewsHour.

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The State Fair Sucks the Air Out of Everything…In a Good Way.

Each week our lifestyle contributors from Cityview Magazine drop in to share "Stuff to DO in the Metro" this weekend and into next week. Here Parker Reed and Jeff Pitts have a blast telling you about the music at the Iowa State Fair the food picks at the fair and...if you are not a "fair goer" some stuff going on elsewhere. And, yes, we have way too much fun during this weekly event. Click through for a laugh and Here Come the Mummies...just for Jeff. 

The award winning Insight on Business the News Hour with Michael Libbie is the only weekday, hour-long business podcast in the Midwest. The national, regional and local business news along with long-form business interviews can be heard Monday - Friday starting at 4:30pm here on Podbean, iTunesStitcher or TuneIn Radio. And you can catch The Business News Hour Week in Review each Sunday at 2pm on News/Talk 1540 KXEL. The Business News Hour is a production of Insight Advertising, Marketing & Communications. You can follow us on Twitter @IoB_NewsHour.

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DSM Magazine and Restaurant Week with Kris Maggard

Our friend Kris Maggard has been with DSM Magazine for years, rising through the ranks to become the Publisher. Here we talk about the magazine, its focus and more. Then we dive into the 11th Annual Restaurant Week adventure that starts on 17 August. We'll talk about why August, who participates, how restaurants get picked and a new twist this year. A reminder that it's wise to make advance reservations AND if you would like to see the menus of the participating restaurants...here you go!

The award winning Insight on Business the News Hour with Michael Libbie is the only weekday, hour-long business podcast in the Midwest. The national, regional and local business news along with long-form business interviews can be heard Monday - Friday starting at 4:30pm here on Podbean, iTunesStitcher or TuneIn Radio. And you can catch The Business News Hour Week in Review each Sunday at 2pm on News/Talk 1540 KXEL. The Business News Hour is a production of Insight Advertising, Marketing & Communications. You can follow us on Twitter @IoB_NewsHour.

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The Business News Headlines & Markets 3 August 2018

It was a tepid jobs report, wages continue to rise slowly and we're about to get crazy with tariff talk but...hey, the markets had a good day. That story and Wayfair about to go brick and mortar, WalMart to duke it out with Whole Foods...again this time with the Third Wave of...Coffee. The Iowa 4-H and LGBTQ? Hang on, Toyota says car prices are headed up and not by just a little. Also today we've got Marketing for Business - Episode 23 with Michael and Phil K. James.  Click on through for more on the Friday Edition of the Business News Hour. 

The award winning Insight on Business the News Hour with Michael Libbie is the only weekday, hour-long business podcast in the Midwest. The national, regional and local business news along with long-form business interviews can be heard Monday - Friday starting at 4:30pm here on Podbean, iTunesStitcher or TuneIn Radio. And you can catch The Business News Hour Week in Review each Sunday at 2pm on News/Talk 1540 KXEL. The Business News Hour is a production of Insight Advertising, Marketing & Communications. You can follow us on Twitter @IoB_NewsHour.

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Stuff to DO with Cityview, Jeff Pitts and Parker Reed

Each week we tee it up for our friends Jeff Pitts and Parker Reed from Cityview Magazine and bring you "Stuff to DO in the Metro" this weekend into next week. This week we cover Hinterland, the 60 FPS Expo, Sunset at the Zoo, get into the East Village Block Party, No Sleep at the DSM Social Club, Camp Dodge and the Trench Run, Jester Park, your dog and Principal Park, National Night Out, Nights in the Heights, Fowling (???) and the Iowa State Fair Parade. Click in for some....silly. Hey, it's just once a week! 

The award winning Insight on Business the News Hour with Michael Libbie is the only weekday, hour-long business podcast in the Midwest. The national, regional and local business news along with long-form business interviews can be heard Monday - Friday starting at 4:30pm here on Podbean, iTunesStitcher or TuneIn Radio. And you can catch The Business News Hour Week in Review each Sunday at 2pm on News/Talk 1540 KXEL. The Business News Hour is a production of Insight Advertising, Marketing & Communications. You can follow us on Twitter @IoB_NewsHour

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Business News Headlines 27 July 2018

The U.S. economy shot up by 4.1%...so, why? That story plus more tariff talk this time from Coca-Cola, CBS shares tanked today...why? Sexual misconduct stories some as old as 20 years. JC Penny quits chasing younger shoppers, Budweiser feeling the sting of not enough young consumers. Those stories the markets and a conversation with the first female to head the Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives (ACCE) in 104 years. You'll get to meet Sheree Anne Kelly in our interview segment.

The award winning Insight on Business the News Hour with Michael Libbie is the only weekday, hour-long business podcast in the Midwest. The national, regional and local business news along with long-form business interviews can be heard Monday - Friday starting at 4:30pm here on Podbean, iTunesStitcher or TuneIn Radio. And you can catch The Business News Hour Week in Review each Sunday at 2pm on News/Talk 1540 KXEL. The Business News Hour is a production of Insight Advertising, Marketing & Communications. You can follow us on Twitter @IoB_NewsHour

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