Insight On Business the News Hour

A Watershed Festival? No, Really!

Water is on the mind of nearly every person in the Greater Des Moines Metro...and across the state. Eight years ago ecologist Darren Fife started a clean-up project along Walnut Creek a small stream that travels from rural to urban and empties in the Raccoon River. That event, with just a dozen or so people, has now evolved into a two day festival scheduled for October 6th and 7th in Clive and Windsor Heights, Iowa. This passion then started Darren on his mission to create a new business EcoSource Iowa. Here Darren talks about the Walnut Creek 8th Annual Watershed Festival and what you can expect. 

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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Talking Iowa Mixology Championships

Cocktail creation is serious stuff...here we learn more about the 2017 Iowa Mixology Championship happening in Des Moines on Thursday 7 September at Vivians, downtown. Our guest is Stacy Kluesner from the Iowa Restaurant Association and we talk about the judging and the public event that starts at 6:00PM the same day. For more, and to get your tickets, here is that link. Oh...and we're doing a bunch of restaurant name-dropping in this segment...know anybody?

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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Labor Day and Labor Unions with Charlie Wishman

Before you head off to enjoy a cold one on the boat or a picnic in the park we thought a history lesson about Labor Day might be in order. And, what about that new poll that says a vast majority of Americans think unions might be the answer to a shrinking middle class? Here Charlie Wishman of the Iowa Federation of Labor AFL/CIO talks history and more about the "attack on the workers of Iowa" and a new law that says "not voting" is considered a "no vote". We know...you've got to listen.

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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Mental Health in Iowa and the Workplace

We visit with Peggy Huppert the Executive Director of NAMI-Iowa about mental health issues in Iowa along with concerns employers are having when it comes to care and treatment of everything from workplace stress to depression to worker engagement. Things in our state are not very...well and some consider the issue getting worse. We also talk about the upcoming event intended to raise funds for NAMI-Iowa and the progress they are making there. Please listen. 

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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Workers Compensation Best Practices with Aureon

While there have been recent changes in the Workers Compensation Law in Iowa many businesses may not know or they may not be aware of what responsibilities they still have under the law. Here Tracy Gonzalez the Manager of Risk Services for Aureon HR joins us to talk about best practices...exactly what should businesses, of any size, do when confronted by a workplace injury? We asked...and Tracy 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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Non-Profit Board Responsibilities

Here is a timely and valuable conversation about the responsibilities of being a member of a non-profit board of directors. Sam Kreamer of the Kreamer Law Firm talks about doing more than simply "showing up and voting". He also talks about issues of conflict the law, board minutes and more. If you are on a board or run one spend some time and learn more about those responsibilities. 

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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Clay & Milk with Joey Aguirre

There is a new media in town writing about technology and business. Meet Joey Aguirre of Clay & Milk. We'll talk about that name in a moment. When other media outlets cut down on their coverage of technology and business and art Clay & Milk was born. We talk about that, their business model, the founders and more with Joey...enjoy! 

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 Business of SHAZAM with Patrick Dix

Longtime television news broadcaster Patrick Dix left the media to join SHAZAM an Iowa based payment system that has been in place for over four decades. Yet, many in Iowa are not aware of that or what they actually do. Here we talk about business owners, various credit card and debit card payment systems, community banks and credit unions, card technology and creating an even playing field for access to your money. A great conversation for consumers and business owners alike. 

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 Scary Slaughterhouse with Ian Miller

Business can be....scary and the most scary new business to get ready to open in the Des Moines Metro is The Slaughterhouse. Think fear and terror and...for some...fun. Meet Ian Miller the person behind The Slaughterhouse and we find out more about the business model and why in the heck you want the hell scared out of you...  Here you go... 

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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