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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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Sam Auen - Restaurateur of the Week

Each week we present our locally owned Restaurant of the Week along with the chef that makes it all happen. This week we chat with our friend Sam Auen of Tacopocalypse and Krunkwich Ramen House two very original joints that you MUST try. Here we talk about his success, that even Sam is shocked at, and what drives him. Enjoy this fun, lively and engaging conversation:

 

Insight on Business the News Hour with Michael Libbie is the only daily hour-long business broadcast in the Midwest. You can hear us Monday - Friday at 5:05PM on AM-940, FM-104.5 and in HD at 103.3 HD2. We monitor Twitter @IOB_NewsHour before, during and after each broadcast.

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The Business of Performing Arts

Back for a return visit is our friend Cindy Hughes Anliker from Des Moines Performing Arts. We're talking about the Wizard of Oz, in town through this weekend and the fun show, "Dixie's Never Wear a Tube Top While Riding a Mechanical Bull and 16 Other Things I Learned While I Was Drinking Last Thursday"...whew.  Here is the link for tickets to Oz and Dixie. Those stories, the business of performing arts and what do the actors think of us...good information on the back-story.


Insight on Business the News Hour with Michael Libbie is the only business broadcast in the Des Moines Metro and a production of Insight Advertising, Marketing & Communications a full service advertising agency based in Des Moines.  Connect with us on Twitter @IoB_NewsHour and, for more, here is our Facebook Page.
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The Future of West Des Moines and More with Rebecca Ryan

Our guest is a futurist who helps businesses and communities peer into the future for planning purposes. Rebecca Ryan is the owner of Next Generation Consulting based in Madison, Wisconsin. Her group was hired by West Des Moines to start looking at what the community might be in twenty years. Interesting and valuable thoughts. 


Insight on Business the News Hour with Michael Libbie is the only business broadcast in the Des Moines Metro and a production of Insight Advertising, Marketing & Communications a full service advertising agency based in Des Moines.  Connect with us on Twitter @IoB_NewsHour and, for more, here is our Facebook Page.
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Europe and the Des Moines Connection - The Strudl Haus

Recently Chef Michael Leo traveled to his home in Austria and then a side trip to Tuscany. The reason?  And, how does the dining experience in Europe differ from most restaurants in Des Moines?  We asked that and also talked about what ideas he is bringing back to the Strudl Haus for the upcoming Italian Wine Dinner on 10 December. Our conversation: 


Insight on Business the News Hour with Michael Libbie is the only business broadcast in the Des Moines Metro and a production of Insight Advertising, Marketing & Communications a full service advertising agency based in Des Moines.  Connect with us on Twitter @IoB_NewsHour and, for more, here is our Facebook Page.
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