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Immigrant Heritage Month with Sanjita and Takur

Far too often the national discourse about immigrants tends to the negative. The Greater Des Moines Partnership thinks that is a mistake and that immigrants coming to Central Iowa can be and are responsible for a host of positive economic outcomes. To talk about that we invited Sanjita Pradhan the Program Director of Talent Development for the Partnership and Thakur Naupane. Both were refugees that came to Iowa and both have a great story to tell. We should add that Thakur came to the United States at 17, went to Job Corps and a few months ago opened up Kathmandu Restaurant. Enjoy this story we think it's much better than what we so often hear.

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 Amy Vohs of Lil’ Sidekick

Each month Mike Colwell from SquareOne DSM brings us an interesting startup story. Usually we're talking about software or something from the tech world. Today it's about a retail product that is now in over 1,600 hundred stores nationwide and it all comes out of Iowa. Meet Amy Vohs the creator and owner of Lil' Sidekick. Amy saw a problem and spent several years developing a solution. Amy will be at SquareOne DSM for the June Startup Story Event. To register here is that link.

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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Public Policy and the Greater Des Moines Partnership

If you were with us earlier in the week Michael spent some time talking about the recent Greater Des Moines Partnership Washington D.C. Fly-In (DMDC2017) as an attendee. Today we talk with Joe Murphy who is the Senior Vice President of Government Relations & Public Policy for the organization about not only that trip but specific public policy issues that the Partnership, through its members, have deemed important to take to legislative leaders. If you are into the nitty-gritty of what gets presented as policy ideas...you'll 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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Reflections on Washington D.C. from DMDC2017

If you were with us last week you heard a number of reports as we broadcast from the Greater Des Moines Partnership Washington D.C. Fly-In (#DMDC2017). Over 200 business, civic and non-profit leaders took a charter flight to D.C. to listen, learn and lobby for a host of economic issues that are critical to Central Iowa and beyond. Today Michael offers some personal reflections about the trip from issues the surround health care to transportation to political jabs to bipartisan efforts. What really goes on vs. what sometimes other media outlets share or ignore completely. 

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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Lori Chesser on Immigration and D.C.

Our guest is Lori Chesser a veteran of the Greater Des Moines Partnership Washington D.C. Fly-In (DMDC2017) and an immigration attorney at the Davis Brown Law Firm of Des Moines. We talk about what she does, how the political landscape has impacted her business, employment issues and her thoughts on DMDC2017.

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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Downing Construction does D.C.

While Justin Brown has been deeply involved with the Greater Des Moines Partnership (GDMP) this is the first time he has attended the Washington D.C. event. We asked about his business Downing Construction, his involvement in the Affiliate Program of the GDMP and about his first experience, ever, in D.C. We think it makes for some good radio..

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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Workiva and Why Washington D.C.

While in Washington D.C. during the Greater Des Moines Partnership "Fly-In" we sat down with Dave Tucker the Sr. VP of Product Development from Workiva an Ames, Iowa based company that serves nearly 3,000 corporations (large and small) with their cloud-based platform for reporting, compliance and data management. We asked him about Workiva and his first trip to D.C. for #DMDC2017... And, they are hiring!

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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Urbandale Goes to Washington with Bob Andeweg

He is a veteran of the Greater Des Moines Partnership Washington D.C. Fly-In...meet the Mayor of the City of Urbandale Bob Andeweg. On the annual 72 hour trip at least twenty times Mayor Andeweg reflects on the impact these face-to-face events have had on his community and we talk about challenges and rewards of being one of the Metro's fastest growing cities. 

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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Why Fly Into Washington D.C. - Joe Murphy

Why load up and bring 200+ business, civic and non-profit leaders to Washington D.C. for the Greater Des Moines Partnershp Fly-In? There are a host of reasons and Joe Murphy the Sr. VP of Government Relations & Public Policy of the 4th largest chamber organization shares some reasons..

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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Transportation DART and Washington D.C.

One of the key areas of work for the Greater Des Moines Partnership is transportation and the Des Moines Area Regional Transit Authority (DART) plays a big part in that and also in the economic development of families. Here we chat with Amanda Wanke about what the Washington D. C. Fly-In means to DART riders and more. 

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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