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The Black & Gold Ball with Sam Reed

Each year the Zeta Kappa Lambda Foundation puts on the "Party of the Year" known as the Black & Gold Ball. While it's great fun it also celebrates the youth of our community with some impressive scholarships. Here we visit with Sam Reed a member of the Foundation who explains what the event is and the impact it can have on the youth of Iowa. And, for tickets (you really should go!) here is that link. We'll see you at the Black & Gold Ball on 17 February! Here is our 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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Blu Opal - Our Small Business Spotlight

This is a conversation about history, culture and of business. Meet Bruce Kawahara the principal of Blu Opal a company that deals with coaching, consulting and, perhaps most important, listening. We start our visit by learning about the impact the attack on Pearl Harbor had on the family of this Japanese-American who lived in Hawaii at the time. We then talk about what he and his team do for business professionals to help them realize what specific steps it takes to succeed. The focus tends to be a mixture of listening and discovery. Spend some time in our Small Business Spotlight with Bruce Kawahara....

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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It’s All About Support - Tero International

In a major nod to support staff meet Kim Greth who joined the Tero Team in 2015 following her time with Principal Financial. Her job at Tero International is an interesting mix of client interaction along with offering support to the Tero Trainers. It's her first time behind a microphone and she told us it was something to cross off her list and...open up her horizons. Meet Kim Greth and her "behind the scenes" Tero International story. 

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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Grinnell College Award to Rob Barron

This year Grinnell College has awarded the Joseph F. Wall Alumni Service Award and $30,000 to Rob Barron a 2002 graduate who co-founded the Latino Political Network. Listen as Rob shares the fact that out of 7,500 elected positions in Iowa there are only twelve Latinos serving their communities. "Something was not right so we created a vehicle in which we could offer some basic education regarding public service..." There will be a celebration reception starting at 1:00PM on 2 December at El Fogon 1250 8th Street in West Des Moines. You are invited...

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 Holidays, Leadership and Business

The holidays are here and how do we, in business, fight through all of the distractions? After all, for some of us the final month of the year is most critical. We asked that question of Jason Kiesau from Aureon and he has a number of suggestions from leadership style to being engaged with the people you work with.  Here is Jason... 

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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We Talk Executive Coaching, Leadership and More with Ro Crosbie

I started out this interview with an observation that you can't swing a dead cat and not hit an "executive coach"...blunt but in our business it seems like we know dozens. Here Ro Crosbie the president of Tero International shares with me and you what executive coaching is, how they work it and what benefits come from learning. This isn't "life coaching" this is executive coaching. Listen in and if you want more head to the Executive Coaching Section on the Tero website.

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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Suku Radia on Business and People

He is the beloved president of Bankers Trust and soon Suku Radia will retire from a position he has held for years. We invited Suku back to our studio to reflect a bit on business, people, banking, relationships, his "coming of age", his marriage and so much more. Listen to this wide ranging interview. We promise you will learn something...

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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Tips to Bolster Your Executive Presence

Having a presence about you matters. That executive presence puts people at ease, is engaging, builds credibility and helps you climb the corporate ladder. Here Deborah Rinner co-author of Your Invisible Toolbox and Vice President of Tero International talks about what makes executive presence, how to build on some key factors that enhance meetings to social gatherings. Tools that can be learned, practiced and used every day.

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 Central Iowa Business Conference with Tiffany Menke

It was a major success...the Central Iowa Business Conference began with an idea and ended with nearly 400 business people taking in a full day of education and opportunity. Here we sit with Tiffany Menke the CEO/President of the Urbandale Chamber who breaks down the back-story of the event and considers what to do next year. 

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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