Insight On Business the News Hour

The Iowa Beef Steakhouse with Will Kellogg

We had great fun with our Restaurant of the Week! Meet Will Kellogg who has been at The Iowa Beef Steakhouse for twenty-five years and for the past several years has been the owner. We talk about the early years as a dishwasher the dramatic changes in the menu (NOT!) and the fact they do one thing really, really well...present great steaks and open 7 days a week! Oh, and his favorite cut of beef? It's a fun interview and you can listen in! 

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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Barn Town Brewing - Restaurant of Week

Each week we bring you the IoB Restaurant of the Week and this week we double down on beer and food with Pete Faber from Barn Town Brewing. This new establishment is already a hit in West Des Moines, Waukee and the entire Des Moines Metro. How did they get started, who is behind it and what does it take to create a successful place where people actually WANT to return? We asked...

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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Iowa Waterways and Economic Development

We met Staci Williams at a recent Walnut Creek Watershed Celebration in Windsor Heights and asked her to come by the studio to talk about the economic development opportunities that some communities are finding when it comes to our streams and rivers. Staci is with ISG who works closely with communities and the Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) in finding new ways to use our natural resources in rural and urban settings. Listen in and see our waterways in a whole new light. 

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 Largest “Restaurant” in Iowa with Amanda Miller

Leading up to this interview with Amanda Miller we teased that we had discovered the "largest restaurant in all of Iowa and it was right here in Des Moines"! And, we think, it is true. Amanda is the Director of Food & Nutrition Services for the Des Moines Public Schools. We think you will be amazed at how many daily meals they serve, snacks, breakfasts and more. Along with that they take into consideration food allergies, religious exceptions...all while watching a tight budget. It's quite a business and we bet you'll be amazed at the story. 

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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Harbinger our Restaurant of the Week!

Each week our friends at the Iowa Restaurant Association select a member to join us as our Restaurant of the Week and this week it is Harbinger with Chef/Owner Joe Tripp. Here we talk about what inspired his new eatery, the amazing flavors that come from veggies, how food is so different from culture to culture, why he changes his menu (sometimes daily) and so much more. This is a great conversation for foodies and those of us who really enjoy an eating adventure and experience. Now, go!

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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Dine Iowa Grand Tasting Gala!

This is way too good to keep to ourselves. On Thursday 5 October the Iowa Restaurant Association presents their Annual Dine Iowa Grand Tasting Event. Here to share the details (and what does beef and soy have to do with it?) is the president of the association, Mike Holmes. It's a great time, with great food, great people and...there is so much more. And, at $50 a ticket...what a deal! To register, and get your tickets, click this link

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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Creme - Our Restaurant of the Week

Where to go in Des Moines for dessert and a drink after dinner or an event? Nowhere...but that was eight years ago and that missing link was all Christina Moffatt needed to know to act on her dream. Enter Creme Cupcake a dessert and cocktail restaurant in the trendy Ingersoll neighborhood. Here we talk about that and more...and it's sweet! 

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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GMigs - Restaurant of the Week

He has the most interesting life story and we got George Migliero of GMigs 5th Street Pub in the Historic Valley Junction to tell it. From his early training to cooking for Julia Child to upscale dining to a neighborhood restaurant George shares the story. Listen in as GMigs 5th Street Pub is our Restaurant of the Week!

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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Exile Brewing and Pub - Our Restaurant of the Week

The Tursi family has long been established in the restaurant business but brewing beer? Meet R.J. Tursi from Exile Brewing and Pub our Restaurant of the Week. We talk about how he got into the business what growth he's experienced and more about the "back-story" of his brand. 

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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