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Iowa Soft Water - A Startup Story and More

We've visited with T.J. Riley the owner of Iowa Soft Water before. We've talked about the gunk in your drinking water and and why soft water for your home makes sense. In this segment we talk about the economics of owning an Iowa Soft Water system AND we get T.J. to share with us how in the world a successful commercial airline pilot made the move to buy a business...that continues to grow. Enjoy! 

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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Small Business Spotlight - Z’s Fresh Start

One of the best things about doing the Business News Hour is finding and lifting up small businesses where folks put their heart and soul into their work. Meet Maggie Spellman from Z's Fresh Start Cleaning...and it is that time of year to get things tidy. Enjoy! 

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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The Economics of Soft Water for Home and Business

Each month our friend T.J. Riley from Iowa Soft Water comes in to chat a bit about his family owned business and...water. In the past we've talked about water quality today we're talking about the economics of soft water for home and business. Like extending the life of water heaters, dishwashers and more. T.J. also announced a "rent to own" program that makes getting soft water and pure water for drinking...very affordable. Here you go! 

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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Fireplace Superstore - Small Business Spotlight

Today our Small Business Spotlight shines on Fireplace Superstore based in Urbandale, Iowa. With us is second generation owner Chris Bump. We talk about the early days as his father started the business, how they grew and what they do. A very specialized small business that continues a dramatic growth curve.

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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What Really Is In Your Water?

The owner of Iowa Soft Water is in Japan so we asked Aaron to come by on behalf of TJ Riley. Here we take about soft water and what it is...and drinking water and what the heck is in that.  Oh...and Aaron has a special offer toward the end of the interview.  Here you go! 


Insight on Business the News Hour with Michael Libbie is the only hour-long, business broadcast in the Midwest. You can catch us at 5:05PM on AM-940, FM-104.5 or in HD at 103.3 HD2. It is a production of Insight Advertising, Marketing & Communications a full service advertising/consulting agency based in Des Moines. Connect with The Business News Hour on Twitter @IoB_NewsHour and, for more, here is our Facebook Page.  
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Direct Sales Then and Now with Louisa Dykstra

In some ways how consumers buy product and services hasn't changed; we still buy from people we know and trust. In the world of direct sales that is even more the case. Here Louisa Dykstra talks about the history of direct sales, how she uses social media to connect with consumers and partners and about her work with Norwex.


Insight on Business the News Hour with Michael Libbie is the only hour-long, business broadcast in the Midwest. You can catch us at 5:05PM on AM-940, FM-104.5 or in HD at 103.3 HD2. It is a production of Insight Advertising, Marketing & Communications a full service advertising/consulting agency based in Des Moines. Connect with The Business News Hour on Twitter @IoB_NewsHour and, for more, here is our Facebook Page. 
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What’s In Your Water with TJ and Aaron

Water is top of mind for so many people...today we welcome back TJ Riley and his side-kick Aaron for a discussion of what is in your water...and what you might do about it. Family owned Iowa Soft Water is a sponsor of the Business News Hour and they have something to share with...you!


Insight on Business the News Hour with Michael Libbie is the only hour-long, business broadcast in the Midwest. You can catch us at 5:05PM on AM-940, FM-104.5 or in HD at 103.3 HD2. It is a production of Insight Advertising, Marketing & Communications a full service advertising/consulting agency based in Des Moines. Connect with The Business News Hour on Twitter @IoB_NewsHour and, for more, here is our Facebook Page.
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Repinned - The Creative Work of Furniture and Restoration

Four years ago Riana LeJeune-Copeland had an idea, "Why not take well used furniture, save it from the land-fill, and create artistic pieces that fit today's lifestyle?" Repinned was born. Here we chat with Riana and her husband Justin about the project and its success.


Insight on Business the News Hour with Michael Libbie is the only hour-long, business broadcast in the Midwest. You can catch us at 5:05PM on AM-940, FM-104.5 or in HD at 103.3 HD2. It is a production of Insight Advertising, Marketing & Communications a full service advertising/consulting agency based in Des Moines. Connect with The Business News Hour on Twitter @IoB_NewsHour and, for more, here is our Facebook Page.
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On The Road to Pleasant Hill & Iowa Soft Water

We left the studio and took a trip to Pleasant Hill to visit with TJ Riley at his warehouse and office for Iowa Soft Water. We not only talked water and water conditioning we looked at several of the products he sells...come with us. 


Insight on Business the News Hour with Michael Libbie is the only hour-long, business broadcast in the Midwest. You can catch us at 5:05PM on AM-940, FM-104.5 or in HD at 103.3 HD2. It is a production of Insight Advertising, Marketing & Communications a full service advertising/consulting agency based in Des Moines. Connect with The Business News Hour on Twitter @IoB_NewsHour and, for more, here is our Facebook Page.
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Small Business Spotlight - Iowa Soft Water

We turn on our Small Business Spotlight and shine it on Iowa Soft Water and its owner TJ Riley. With water being front and center in the news we thought this would be a timely interview. We start out the conversation learning more about his "other job" as a commercial airline pilot and then dive into his start-up story. A great conversation about two very different careers. Join us and listen in... 


Insight on Business the News Hour with Michael Libbie is the only hour-long, business broadcast in the Midwest. You can catch us at 5:05PM on AM-940, FM-104.5 or in HD at 103.3 HD2. It is a production of Insight Advertising, Marketing & Communications a full service advertising/consulting agency based in Des Moines.  Connect with The Business News Hour on Twitter @IoB_NewsHour and, for more, here is our Facebook Page.
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