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TrustBelt 2017 & Why It Matters - Ron Starner

There is a resurgence in manufacturing, jobs and the economic success of business in what was formally known as "The Rust Belt". Here we talk to the founder of the TrustBelt Conference, Ron Starner the Executive Vice President of Conway, the company that publishes Site Selection magazine, about what is going on and how this region pivoted from heavy industrial manufacturing to a diverse economy in everything from small entrepreneur efforts to large IT and knowledge-based businesses. 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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Entrepreneurship, Jobs, Flint and More with Congressman Kildee

This week TrustBelt 2017 by Conway Global came to Des Moines. Think of this event as a two day look at manufacturing, the new economy, jobs, technology and ground breaking ideas to enable economic growth in the 16 states that had been called the Rust Belt. Here we sit down with Congressman Dan Kildee (D-MI) who represents the cities of Flint, Saginaw, Bay City and others and talk about everything from water in Flint to Shinola in Detroit. We think you'll enjoy his progressive, straight forward attitude about economic development there...and here. Besides, it was great to hang out with a fellow Michigander for a bit.

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 Foundry - A Media Peek

The media was invited to an event at The Foundry a very unique (for the Des Moines Metro) mixed-use redevelopment project that will transform a 25,000 square foot 19th Century railroad maintenance building into three distinct sections. The Hall - A food and beverage restaurant and beer venue. The Distillery - A commercial production facility and The Kitchen - A non-profit commissary kitchen with a social mission to fight hunger, homelessness and provide skills training. Here we visit with Jorgen Jensen of the Foundry Project about the history behind the building and what they uncovered during the multi-million dollar renovation and then some information from Scott Bush the man behind the Foundery Distilling Company. This is...very...cool with a "hat tip" to Invision the architects of the project. 

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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Global Work, Local Presence - Kemin Industries Worldwide

In a wide ranging discussion with Lauren Burt the Worldwide Communications Manager for Kemin Industries we spend time discussing what Kemin does, where they do their work and have a little fun with Winefest 2017. Learn more about the global reach this Des Moines based, family owned, company has. 

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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Supply Chain Science - James Rappold

While on vacation on beautiful Anna Maria Island we ran into, for the second year, Dr. James Rappold who "holds court" at the Island Coffee Haus. We were interested in what it is that he does and oh my...he told us. The bottom line is: "Most manufacturers and businesses are disconnected from their consumer. No matter if it is B to B or B to C often business, of any size, continue to sell or manufacture what is comfortable for them...and not what the consumer wants/needs." Think about that for a moment and have a listen. And you can learn more by going to InvOpt - Inventory Optimization for Everyone.

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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Why Fly Into Washington D.C. - Joe Murphy

Why load up and bring 200+ business, civic and non-profit leaders to Washington D.C. for the Greater Des Moines Partnershp Fly-In? There are a host of reasons and Joe Murphy the Sr. VP of Government Relations & Public Policy of the 4th largest chamber organization shares some reasons..

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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Dirtybird with Rocky Vest

We never thought about it but...soap is a commodity. For the most part you go buy soap and think nothing of it it's "just something to wash with". But, what if that soap offered more than clean?  Meet Rocky Vest one of the guys behind Dirtybird Energy a really different way to get clean and infuse your day with a little extra energy...or relaxation...your choice. Listen in and have some fun with something new...Dirtybird Energy

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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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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