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Proof our Restaurant of the Week

He is a returning guest to the Business News Hour...because we KNOW quality when we taste it! Meet Sean Wilson the owner and chef at Proof of Des Moines. Proof has, what we believe to be, the best view in the metro and that goes along with their excellent locally sourced food. Here Sean talks about that, the impact the outer banks of the Carolinia states have on his style and much more. The proof is in...Proof is our Restaurant of the Week! Enjoy...

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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Justin Rogers and Kelly Sharp - Iowa Images and Heart of Iowa

With us in studio is our friend Justin Rogers from HTML Marketing and Rogers Photography and Kelly Sharp the owner of Heart of Iowa and the publisher of the new book, "Images from the Heart of Iowa". We've watched Justin mature and grow in his ability to take stunning photos of everything from landscape shots to urban photos to animals and now you can own a sampling. "Images from the Heart of Iowa" is available at the Valley Junction shop, online and dealer are encouraged to make a connection.  Here is our conversation:

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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Grateful and Giving Back - Meet Danial Fandeh

When he was eleven his family fled from war ravaged Liberia for a life in Des Moines, Iowa. A sixth grader who had never seen the inside of a school he could neither read or write. Meet Daniel Fandeh, his immagrant story and what he is doing now to give back to Liberia. On April 22nd there will be a public opportunity for you to lend a Helping Hand. This story will warm your heart and, perhaps, move you to do something...

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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News on The Foundry and Economic Development in the Historic Valley Junction

At mid-day on April 3rd about 100 people gathered for the "groundbreaking" of what is being called The Foundey near the Historic Valley Junction area of West Des Moines. Here is what you can expect from The Foundry from The Kitchen to The Hall to a new distillery. We follow that news story with a quick interview with West Des Moines Mayor Steven Gaer and Jim Miller from the Valley Junction Foundation on a recent move to help business owners and building owners fix, replace and renew their spaces. Good stuff here about small business economic development. .

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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Stuff to DO in the Des Moines Metro!

Last week we bid farewell to our good friend and partner for three years Sheryl Tessier from Eat. Play, Love Des Moines...we were sad to see her leave the Business News Hour and wish her the very best. So, what to do? Our first call was to Cityview because who knows better what's going on in the Des Moines Metro than those folks? Meet Jeff Pitts one of the Cityview writers who got busy finding cool stuff to do. We sat down and talked about hockey, fleas and more.  Meet Jeff Pitts:

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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Jack Lashier On the Iowa Hall of Pride and Next Steps

The Business News Hour has hosted Jack Lashier the director of the Iowa Hall of Pride several times over the past three plus years and he's always so positive. Each time Jack shares some great stories about his passion and what he calls his "lifes work". Today we talked about some of his favorite experiences as winds down his work there. But, he's not "toast" just yet. Jack has plans beyond the Hall of Pride and he shares them with us...and you.

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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Big Al’s BBQ - Restaurant of the Week

This man know BBQ having picked it up in East Saint Louis to Kansas City to Texas. Meet Al Laudencia and Big Al's BBQ and Catering is our Restaurant of the Week. Over the years he has quietly built his catering business and a food truck business into a brick and mortar location on Hubbell Ave on the East Side. We think his story rocks...enjoy and then go!  

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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HoQ Our Restaurant of the Week!

Meet Suman Hoque a native of Bangladesh who is the chef and owner of HoQ, our Restaurant of the Week. Suman shares his "Farm to Table" concept, how he found that to be so appealing and why his Des Moines East Village eatery changes up its menu every few weeks. HoQ - "Local Farms - Global Flavor"!

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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Market Day - Black Friday

Start your Small Business Saturday on Black Friday with Market Day in Des Moines. Cat Rocketship is back with the 9th Annual independent (sort of edgy) Market Day Iowa. We talk about what you can expect, what's new and more. Make plans to attend and have a great time.

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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Christian Photo - Small Business Spotlight

In our continuing series leading up to Small Business Saturday we visit with the Father/Son team of Christian Photo of Urbandale. Grant Christian and his father Brian give us the back-story of how the business began with founder (and still active member of the team) Dick Christian. We talk about how a love of photography has become one of the best full service photo shops in the state. Christian Photo in our Small Business Spotlight. 

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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