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Dream Only Big Dreams - Kent Sovern on Community Development

The times are rapidly changing and a number of groups, including the Iowa AARP, are involved in some major projects that help build communities that are vibrant and approachable for people of all ages and abilities. Here Kent Sovern talks about thinking BIG and disrupting conventional wisdom to drive economic development. Oh and then there is also "Movies for Grownups".  We cover lots of ground here...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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The Growing Bicycle Business with Bif Ridgway

Even if you are not a cyclist you can't escape the monumental growth of the bicycle industry. It seems like they are everywhere. Here in the Des Moines Metro we have over 600 miles of trails and a growing trend of using the bicycle as a daily mode of transportation rather than just for recreation. We talk about that, the technology of bicycles and more with Bif Ridgway from Bike World. Gear up...

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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Strudl Haus - Restaurant of the Week

It's been some time since we've checked in with the folks from The Strudl Haus so we made them our Restaurant of the Week. Because Chef Michael Leo is off in Austria we get to visit with Sous Chef and Kitchen Manager Jake Schneider. Who, before he started at The Strudl Haus knew...NOTHING...about the restaurant business. He's come a very long way in nearly two years with Chef Leo. Here is his story and more about our Restaurant of the Week.

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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Face to Face Marketing with Kim Meana

Not long ago I met Kim Meana at a grocery store and struck up a conversation about what it's like being an industry representative. I wanted to learn more about her one-woman business as a brand ambassador and how it all works so we invited her to the Business News Hour for that conversation. From product demos to consumer interaction it's a neat job and a career she says gives her great flexability and income. Have a listen. 

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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First Quarter Marketing Tips for Business

Spend five minutes with us and consider these marketing tips that will help your business make the First Quarter of 2017 one of the best ever. We're not going to lie to you...it will take work. But, in the end you should see a marked difference in consumer awareness and, most important, sales. Have a listen...

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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La Hacienda - Restaurant of the Week

Each week we bring you our regular feature "Restaurant of the Week" all locally owned eateries that we think you should know more about. Today we visit with Raphael Martinez and Robert Woodhall who are behind the three La Hacienda restaurants in the Des Moines Metro. Here we talk about what makes their restaurant unique and the back-story of a seven day a week job. Go see them!

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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Pam Patton and A Dream Come True

We reached back a bit and found this gem from last year. Meet Pam Patton who took her family cooking skills to a new level and found the calling to open Patton's Restaurant an East Side favorite. Here we talk about that journey and a national award she received. Get you some!

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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The Economics of Soft Water for Home and Business

Each month our friend T.J. Riley from Iowa Soft Water comes in to chat a bit about his family owned business and...water. In the past we've talked about water quality today we're talking about the economics of soft water for home and business. Like extending the life of water heaters, dishwashers and more. T.J. also announced a "rent to own" program that makes getting soft water and pure water for drinking...very affordable. Here you 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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Fireplace Superstore - Small Business Spotlight

Today our Small Business Spotlight shines on Fireplace Superstore based in Urbandale, Iowa. With us is second generation owner Chris Bump. We talk about the early days as his father started the business, how they grew and what they do. A very specialized small business that continues a dramatic growth curve.

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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