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Partners in Plastics - Our Small Business Spotlight

We love to share the back-story about business and when Tom Knackstedt called, a year after we gave him our business card, we made sure to bring him into the studio. This is a story about plastics...you know the stuff we see every day. Where does it come from, what's new in the industry and who buys what? Tom owns Partners in Plastics and we start out with a thought from "The Graduate". Listen in...

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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Aunt Joy’s Christmas Stockings - Our Small Business Spotlight

Over twenty years ago Joy Murphy was on the hunt for hand-made Christmas stockings for the fireplace. Her search yielded zip so she decided to make her own. Now decades later Aunt Joy's Personalized Christmas Stockings has crafted over 150 designs and sold thousands of these personalized holiday stockings she...still...makes herself. It's quite a story. 

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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Rural Economic Development - An Iowa Report Card

Our guest is Bill Menner who has just a few months left in his appointment as the Director of Rural Development for Iowa from the United States Department of Agriculture. Here we talk about the impact USDA has on everything from housing to hospitals and the billions of dollars that has gone to bolster Rural Iowa. We think you'll find this fascinating. 


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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Elevate Iowa Manufacturing!

It's time to re-think manufacturing in Iowa. Here Marketa Oliver from Iowa Workforce Development and Alex Monaghan from Elevate Iowa share what is going on in the area of jobs, careers and celebrating manufacturing in the Hawkeye State: 


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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STEM in Iowa and Why

On the final day of the Iowa State Fair we caught up with Carrie Rankin from the Governor's STEM Advisory Council to talk about, not only their huge display area but also the reason this effort is so important to Iowa and our economy. As you will hear, sometimes you have to "grow your own" something Iowa has done for decades.  Here is that conversation:


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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Let’s Elevate Iowa Manufacturing with Michele and Alex

Here we introduce you to the newest Elevate Iowa - Advanced Manufacturing team member Alex Monaghan and Michele Farrell of Measured Intentions the marketing arm of Elevate Iowa for the Iowa Association of Business and Industry. We learn more about the efforts to build interest and excitement into Iowa's manufacturing industry and more.  


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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The Impact of Brexit on the Agricultural Economy

Today the Iowa Farm Bureau held an Economic Summit at their West Des Moines Headquarters. The person responsible for that event is Dave Miller the Research Director for the organization. We caught up with Dave on our Newsmaker Line to learn what he believes might be the big impact of Brexit on the farm economy and the economy in general.  


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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Can the DSM Metro Compete on the World Economic Stage?

We live in a global economy. For proof when there is a hiccup in China our markets reflect concern. Now the question for the Greater Des Moines Partnership is "Can Central Iowa compete on the world economic stage." The answer, according to our guest Kavi Chawla of Baton Global is a solid "Yes!" but we need structure.  A great conversation...listen in. 


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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The Wells Blue Bunny Story with Mike Wells

It's an interesting family business that's been around for generations. Mike Wells joins us to talk about the beginnings of Wells Blue Bunny, where the name came from and what's this re-branding they've been involved with? We also talk about the Iowa Business Council and what that means for Iowa and Iowa businesses. 


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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We’re Taking Care of Business with Emily and Jessie from ABI

There is no lack of opportunity in Iowa and the association that has been on the front lines for business opportunity here is the Iowa Association of Business and Industry. Here to talk about that and the upcoming conference, "Taking Care of Business" and the Leadership Institute are Emily Schettler and Jessie Stewart.  Listen in! 


Insight on Business the News Hour with Michael Libbie is the only hour-long, business broadcast in the Midwest. 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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