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Welcome to Des Moines - Closetbox

Everybody has "stuff" what to do with it when downsizing or when there is just too much of it is a problem Marcus Mollman believes he has solved. Enter Closetbox a system where your "stuff" is picked up, stored and when you want something they deliver. Recently Closetbox opened in the Des Moines Metro. Here we talk to founder Marcus, from his Denver office on our Newsmaker Line, about how he and his wife developed this idea, his national expansion and who fits into the idea of Closetbox. 

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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TJ Riley - He’s Talking Soft Water and Saving Money

When we want to know more about water we turn to T.J. Riley and his compay, Iowa Soft Water. T.J. came by today, and man was he tired, ("Up at 5am, heat and then the kids to Adventure Land....) but he was more than willing to talk about the 100 soft water systems he's ordered, the product he'll be giving away during the Iowa State Fair, the family owned small business he has, the quality of the Hillenbrand product and how he can help you save money with a new system...oh, and we do have a home tip as well. Listen in...

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 Back-Story of Water with Iowa Soft Water

We take lots of things for granted and water is one of them. However with all the conversation about water quality and quantity maybe we should start thinking, "What's in my water?" Here we talk about stuff in the water like nitrates, lead, how many 'grains hard' local water/rural water might be and more with Aaron from Iowa Soft Water. Thanks for the update!

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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Home Theater Concepts - Small Business Spotlight

If you love movies and the sound that was meant to be part of that experience than Shawn Woolman is somebody you need to meet. Six years ago he bought Home Theater Concepts, based in Urbandale, and today his efforts have brought entertainment and joy to dozens of households from Iowa to Colorado. Home Theater Concepts is in our Small Business Spotlight. Roll the tape!

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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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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