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Announcing the DSM Fellowship Program - Mary Bontrager

This year the Greater Des Moines Partnership will launch the DSM Fellowship Program a new component that seeks to entice and enhance the personal and professional careers of young people seeking opportunity in the Greater Des Moines Metro. Here Mary Bontrager with the Partnership explains where the idea came from, how it works and offers some details as to the benefits of not only the Fellows but also our community. 

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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Restaurant Closings - What’s Going On?

The past month has seen a number of locally owned restaurants close their doors. Some due to construction others due to a lack of business or a decision to just...quit. We thought it might be a good time to ask what is going on in the industry. Here Jessica Dunker from the Iowa Restaurant Association gives us some insight into the challenging world of the restaurant business. We also ask "what's hot" right now and we're a little surprised at the answer...

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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Future Employment Issues - Junior Achievement Part of the Answer?

Nearly every business executive or owner tells us the same thing, "It's tough finding talented employees in this tight labor market". Maybe Junior Achievement, which has been around since 1919 and in Central Iowa since 1955, might be part of the answer. Meet Ryan Osborn the president of Junior Achievement of Central Iowa who details how the program can be a willing partner in everything from job training to money management.

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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Heather Ryan - Part Two - Democrat Running in Iowa’s 3rd Congressional District

Here, in Part Two of our conversation with Heather Ryan, we talk more about public policy including the rural economy, jobs, wages, health care and a host of other issues. 

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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Heather Ryan - Democrat Running in Iowa’s 3rd Congressional District

This year there are seven Democrats vying for the opportunity to represent Iowa in the Third Congressional District. While we don't "do politics" on the Business News Hour we think it's important to give each of these candidates voice up to the June Primary. Here, in Part One of her interview we introduce you to Heather Ryan. In Part Two we talk more about her policy ideas. Meet Heather Ryan...

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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Five Tips for Hiring in a Tight Labor Market

Back in July we had this conversation with Anne Berry from Aureon HR. Because it is such a timely topic we re-broadcast this slightly edited version. If you haven't had the opportunity to learn about your "Employment Brand" and the other four tips that will help you hire smarter in 2018 click through and have a listen.  Solid information for business owners, managers and HR departments...

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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Women of Innovation with Mandy McWherter

Technology it is all around us in fact many would say that every business is really, when you dig down far enough, is a technology company. Here we visit with Mandy McWherter from the Technology Association of Iowa about that, broadband connectivity. economic development and a program called Women of Innovation that spotlights women and young girls in STEM. That event happens on Monday the 13th of November. 

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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Iowa CareGivers with Di Findley - Part Two

In this second part of our conversation with Di Findley from the Iowa CareGivers Association we talk about public policy, the shortage of caregivers in Iowa, thoughts about the Iowa Legislature and much more. Well worth a listen and well worth you getting involved. 

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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How Your HR Department (or you) Can Create a Profit Zone

For many businesses the role of the HR Department (or the owner doing HR work) is considered a cost of doing business. However, what if you re-tool the entire "on-boarding" process? What happens when you work to take the time to fully train you new employee with a dedicated, impact-full training system that prepares him or her to become fully productive on the next day?  Here is more with Ned Flynn from Aureon HR

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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Ideas to Become a “Smart City”

What is a "Smart City"? Is it the people who guide the government? The people who serve on boards and commissions? The voters or the non-voters? How about the people who desire a better life? Meet Mark Modzelewski (he knows...so call him Mark!) from Treeline who says it's not about giving away the farm to capture the new and bright shinny thingy for economic development. Mark says you can build a strong a vibrant economy for your town, city, county and state by focusing on what you already have. The people who  create, drive business and will build your economy. It's pretty...smart.

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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