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The Iowa Business Journals and The Advisor

We sit down for a relaxing conversation with Jolene Goodman from the Iowa Business Journals and she surprises me with something called The Advisor that is being published on a weekly basis in several communities in the Greater Des Moines Metro. We kick things off moaning about how so many small business people don't have the time to really dig into marketing and advertising and often make choices that do not reflect their customer base.  

The award winning Insight on Business the News Hour with Michael Libbie is the only weekday, hour-long business podcast in the Midwest. The national, regional and local business news along with long-form business interviews can be heard Monday - Friday starting at 4:30pm here on Podbean, iTunesStitcher or TuneIn Radio. And you can catch The Business News Hour Week in Review each Sunday at 2pm on News/Talk 1540 KXEL. The Business News Hour is a production of Insight Advertising, Marketing & Communications. You can follow us on Twitter @IoB_NewsHour.

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Out to Lunch with Todd Ashby Talking Transportation and Economic Development Pt. 2

In Part Two of our conversation wtih Todd Ashby about the Des Moines MPO we get into some questions about funding, trends in transportation, high-speed rail service and the next big thing for Central Iowa...our rivers. Click through as The Business News Hour goes Out to Lunch at the Original Jesse's Embers here on Ingersoll. 

The award winning Insight on Business the News Hour with Michael Libbie is the only weekday, hour-long business podcast in the Midwest. The national, regional and local business news along with long-form business interviews can be heard Monday - Friday starting at 4:30pm here on Podbean, iTunesStitcher or TuneIn Radio. And you can catch The Business News Hour Week in Review each Sunday at 2pm on News/Talk 1540 KXEL. The Business News Hour is a production of Insight Advertising, Marketing & Communications. You can follow us on Twitter @IoB_NewsHour.

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Meet Tony Colosimo- The Story of Waste and Wasted Recycling

I had heard of Tony Colosimo from his daughter Cady but this chance meeting in Washington D.C. led me down a storyline that is really amazing. We talk about the new technology that could be employed for trucks that roam our city streets and then get into a conversation about the mess that recycling is in. Prices for scrap paper and plastic have collapsed, leading local officials across the country to charge residents more to collect recyclables and send some to landfills. Used newspapers, cardboard boxes and plastic bottles are piling up at plants that can’t make a profit processing them for export or domestic markets. Click through to learn more about the new Colosimo business Sparta Waste Services.

The award winning Insight on Business the News Hour with Michael Libbie is the only weekday, hour-long business podcast in the Midwest. The national, regional and local business news along with long-form business interviews can be heard Monday - Friday starting at 4:30pm here on Podbean, iTunesStitcher or TuneIn Radio. And you can catch The Business News Hour Week in Review each Sunday at 2pm on News/Talk 1540 KXEL. The Business News Hour is a production of Insight Advertising, Marketing & Communications. You can follow us on Twitter @IoB_NewsHour.

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The Business News Headlines - 14 May 2018

Click through to hear the story about what Sears is selling....now. We've got a story about a show manufacturer and serious financial troubles...it's that retail sort of day. Also Amazon is not pleaseding some prime members. The issue? Delivery. Those stories and more just a click away here on Insight on Business the News Hour delivering the business news stories on your time! 

The award winning Insight on Business the News Hour with Michael Libbie is the only weekday, hour-long business podcast in the Midwest. The national, regional and local business news along with long-form business interviews can be heard Monday - Friday starting at 4:30pm here on Podbean, iTunesStitcher or TuneIn Radio. And you can catch The Business News Hour Week in Review each Sunday at 2pm on News/Talk 1540 KXEL. The Business News Hour is a production of Insight Advertising, Marketing & Communications. You can follow us on Twitter @IoB_NewsHour.

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Andy McGuire for Governor Part One

As you know the Business News Hour doesn't "do politics" on a regular basis however when politics and business collide...we talk about it. Here we sit down with Dr. Andy McGuire one of six democrats vying for the opportunity to run for governor in November. Early voting has already started. We begain our conversation with a question about...Iowans.

The award winning Insight on Business the News Hour with Michael Libbie is the only weekday, hour-long business podcast in the Midwest. The national, regional and local business news along with long-form business interviews can be heard Monday - Friday starting at 4:30pm here on Podbean, iTunesStitcher or TuneIn Radio. And you can catch The Business News Hour Week in Review each Sunday at 2pm on News/Talk 1540 KXEL. The Business News Hour is a production of Insight Advertising, Marketing & Communications. You can follow us on Twitter @IoB_NewsHour.

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Business News Headlines 1 May 2018

Welcome back to the Business News Hour...news on YOUR time. Today we're into GOLD...with an Iowa connection. With so many retail stores closing shop...any still remain?  Yes and they are building more brick and mortar and they have something very much in common. This T-Mobile and Sprint deal...what might be the real reason? A dating platform on Facebook...  An Iowa nursing home gets yet another fine. What's wrong with dependent care in the state? Could it be, money? Those stories and more along with the market report. Go on...click through! 

The award winning Insight on Business the News Hour with Michael Libbie is the only weekday, hour-long business podcast in the Midwest. The national, regional and local business news along with long-form business interviews can be heard Monday - Friday starting at 4:30pm here on Podbean, iTunesStitcher or TuneIn Radio. And you can catch The Business News Hour Week in Review each Sunday at 2pm on News/Talk 1540 KXEL. The Business News Hour is a production of Insight Advertising, Marketing & Communications. You can follow us on Twitter @IoB_NewsHour.

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Business News Headlines 25 April 2018

Stocks ended mostly higher today…bouncing back from a bruising day yesterday. Today we’ll also tell you what the shortage of housing is doing to the real estate market and what higher costs for materials is doing. Yikes! After the bell today Facebook stock soared. Wages in Iowa are on the upswing…but don’t get too excited…because after you factor in inflation.  Those stories and a conversation about taxes, business, airports, housing and more with Joe Murphy the VP of Public Policy and Governmental Affairs for the greater DSM partnership. Get ready to get your Policy Wonk on. Now the business news headlines. 

The award winning Insight on Business the News Hour with Michael Libbie is the only weekday, hour-long business podcast in the Midwest. The national, regional and local business news along with long-form business interviews can be heard Monday - Friday starting at 4:30pm here on Podbean, iTunesStitcher or TuneIn Radio. And you can catch The Business News Hour Week in Review each Sunday at 2pm on News/Talk 1540 KXEL. The Business News Hour is a production of Insight Advertising, Marketing & Communications. You can follow us on Twitter @IoB_NewsHour.

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Business News Headlines 24 April 2018

Some of the business news stories you may have seeen...or missed. What happened today on Wall Street and why. Wells Fargo was in Des Moines today for their annual shareholders meeting and the CEO got a raise...oh and some strong words from some who attended. Apple has a problem with the iPhone 10....sales. Listen in...and then check out our interview sections today. Good stuff from Tero International and Marketing for Business Episode 13 with Domestica. Now...go! 

The award winning Insight on Business the News Hour with Michael Libbie is the only weekday, hour-long business podcast in the Midwest. The national, regional and local business news along with long-form business interviews can be heard Monday - Friday starting at 4:30pm here on Podbean, iTunesStitcher or TuneIn Radio. And you can catch The Business News Hour Week in Review each Sunday at 2pm on News/Talk 1540 KXEL. The Business News Hour is a production of Insight Advertising, Marketing & Communications. You can follow us on Twitter @IoB_NewsHour.

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Marketing for Business - Episode 13 with Domestica

Each week I team up with Phil K. James from Good Milkshake Digital to talk with business owners or marketers about...marketing. What works, what needs work? Here we visit with Chrissy Jensen the owner and founder of Domestica about her 600,000 Pintrest followers...yes, you read that right! What she has found that works in maketing, what she says about traditional marketing channels and we offer her some ideas on how to better tell her story. If you like learning about marketing trends and succesions...come along and have some fun! 

The award winning Insight on Business the News Hour with Michael Libbie is the only weekday, hour-long business podcast in the Midwest. The national, regional and local business news along with long-form business interviews can be heard Monday - Friday starting at 4:30pm here on Podbean, iTunesStitcher or TuneIn Radio. And you can catch The Business News Hour Week in Review each Sunday at 2pm on News/Talk 1540 KXEL. The Business News Hour is a production of Insight Advertising, Marketing & Communications. You can follow us on Twitter @IoB_NewsHour.

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Only The Best Make It - The Trainer Certification Program from Tero International

I sat down with Deborah Rinner the Vice President and Chief Learning Officer of Tero International to talk about the certification program that is unique to Tero. What they do to find top quality talent and then train them to consistantly go out and train their clients seems exhausting. But, in the end, the company develops people like Candice Johnson whom you will also meet here. Of Candice, Deb said, "Who she is as a person is what we look for as we develop the talent to go out and represent our brand among our clients." Clearly this is a team that understands it's more than simply learning...it's also in the DNA of the perspective trainer.

The award winning Insight on Business the News Hour with Michael Libbie is the only weekday, hour-long business podcast in the Midwest. The national, regional and local business news along with long-form business interviews can be heard Monday - Friday starting at 4:30pm here on Podbean, iTunesStitcher or TuneIn Radio. And you can catch The Business News Hour Week in Review each Sunday at 2pm on News/Talk 1540 KXEL. The Business News Hour is a production of Insight Advertising, Marketing & Communications. You can follow us on Twitter @IoB_NewsHour.

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