Insight On Business the News Hour

Lemon Grass - Restaurant of the Week

One of the nice things about having done the Business News Hour for so many years is that we've got lots of great interviews already in the can...just in case somebody has to cancel. Today we climb into our Way-Back Machine for this conversation with Owner/Chef Chad Lovan of Lemon Grass 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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Airport Hospitality - Meet Cheng Lor

When we made the decision to attend the Media Day at the Des Moines International Airport for the purpose of learning more about the new amenities offered to travelers we did not expect this story. Meet Cheng Lor the President/CEO of Aero Service Group based in Minneapolis. For several years his company worked the Fredericks Coffee stand, just past TSA screening area, turning in solid growth each year. When it came to the food service at the Des Moines International Airport the Airport Authority made the decision to partner with Mr. Lor. Listen as you learn about his life in Cambodia, the "Killing Fields" and how that experience shapes his business today. It's quite 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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The Passenger Experience - DSM International Airport

It was "Media Day" at the Des Moines International Airport where Kevin Foley, Executive Director of the Des Moines Airport Authority was eager to talk about the new amenities being offered to travelers. From food to travel swag to new restaurants it was quite the open house. We sat down with Kevin for an extended interview about, not only food, but funding of the proposed new terminal. Side note, nearly 1,500 people work at the airport...

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 Fireplace Superstore Is Not Big Box

Baby, it's cold outside so we thought this conversation with Chris Bump from The Fireplace Superstore was in order. No, it's not a "big box" but a family owned business that has expanded greatly over the years. Based in Urbandale, Iowa Chris says the business focuses on just a couple of things but does those things very, very well. Warm up with The Fireplace Superstore! 

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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Charles Ganske - A Personal Jeweler a Great Small Business Story

No one can dispute that jewelry is a personal reflection of our personal brand and it's something that can reflect so many feelings and emotions...for generations. That tends to be the focus of this small business story of with Charles Ganske of Charles Ganske - Personal Jeweler. Listen as he talks about the emotional connection to jewelry and how customer service and design have propelled his business forward. 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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Christian Photo in our Way-Back Machine

We love highlighting local, small business and now is such a critical time for small business owners that we thought we'd reach back to a conversation we had in the Fall of 2016 with Grant and Brian Christian. They are third and second generation owners of Christian Photo based in Urbandale. We love their passion and their story and thought it might mean something to you as well. Climb into our Way-Back Machine and meet the current and future of Christian Photo, "Iowa's Local Camera Store"

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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Merry Market with Cat Rocketship

You have met our friend Cat Rocketship before as the originator of Market Day...she's back with Merry Market a pop-up holiday shopping event to be held at The Foundry located in the Historic Valley Junction section of West Des Moines. "Makers" and "Finders" will show off their very unique gift items between 11AM and 5PM. There will be food trucks and...beer. Always fun having Cat in studio with us...

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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Small Business Spotlight - Plant Life Designs

In our Small Business Spotlight meet Tara Dudley the owner/designer of Plant Life Designs. We had a great time talking about how she designs and then builds stunning outdoor living spaces, how she got started in the business, what she does during her "off season" (think inside decor) and a special event coming up on Small Business Saturday the 25th of November. Listen in and have some fun... 

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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Market Day 2017 with Cat Rocketship

Always a fun conversation for a very neat event. It's time, again, for Market Day Iowa...think Etsy in person. Here our friend Cat Rocketship joins us to talk about what you can expect on the 24th of November from the world of Indie-Artists and craft people. It is a total great event and you should just...GO! Oh, and congratulations Cat on getting a "real job"! What's with that? Listen and smile a little...

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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