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Small Business Success Summit is Coming!

Over the past several weeks a host of small business events have been taking place and another is on the horizon. The Small Business Success Summit is scheduled for November 10th. To break down what to expect we talk with Meg Schneider from the Greater Des Moines Partnership. If you are interested in signing up to attend 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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Immigration and The Greater Des Moines Partnership

Here we visit with Mary Bontrager, Executive Vice President of Talent Development for the Greater Des Moines Partnership about DACA (Dreamers), Immigration Laws, Congress, Regional Jobs, the Economy and a group known as The New American Economy. What is the impact of foreign born workers here in the Des Moines Metro and why have so many moved to our region?  All asked and answered...

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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5 Things Employers Need to Know - Employment Law

It doesn't matter what size of company you are running there are pitfalls, and they are ever changing, when it comes to employment law. Here Jaki Samuelson of the Whitfield & Eddy Law Firm previews "Top Five Things Managers and Owners Need to Know About Employment Law" which she will present to attendees at the Greater Des Moines Partnership on Wednesday the 23rd of August. Good content 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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Real Estate Artificial Intelligence Meet Holmes

Time is one of the biggest enemies of real estate agents. Most agents spend loads of time with paperwork, showing homes, making appointments, doing open houses and managing what leads they can, when they can. Meet Holmes by Structurely and co-founder Nate Joens who joined Mike Colwell on our Newsmaker Line from San Francisco. Structurely and it's Holmes product were born here in Iowa and Nate with co-founder Andrew Dickelman will present at the upcoming Startup Stories hosted by SquareOne DSM on 16 August. Here Nate and Mike share how Structurely beats back the time crunch and answers perspective buyers in real time using artificial intelligence. Pretty cool stuff 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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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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