Insight On Business the News Hour

Legendary Service with Vicki Halsey

Here we visit with Dr. Victoria Halsey author, professional speaker and VP of Applied Learning at The Ken Blanchard Companies about...customer service and her role at the upcoming Central Iowa Business Conference slated for 11 October. (Click here for details and to register.) In this conversation we talk about what makes for impressive and winning customer service, what motivates companies to do "the right thing" and the impact service, real service, has on the bottom line. Stories and ideas from one of the best. Enjoy and thanks to the Urbandale Chamber of Commerce for hooking us up. 

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 I Work and Play Store in our Small Business Spotlight

Our Small Business Spotlight shines on the I Work & Play Store with owner John Bartlett. Here we talk about his rapid expansion over the past 18 month and how he has moved into becoming a "go to" for union printing for (some) political candidates. Spend some time with John as we put the I Work & Play Store of West Des Moines into our Small Business Spotlight. 

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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Table 128 Our Restaurant of the Week

Our Restaurant of the Week is Table 128 with Chef/Owner Lynn Pritchard (who gives big props to his Bride, Sarah). Here we talk about the decor, the menu, what's hot in the dining world, what happened during Restaurant Week and this special attraction to...Julia Child all during the month of September. Enjoy, Table 128!

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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Talking Iowa Mixology Championships

Cocktail creation is serious stuff...here we learn more about the 2017 Iowa Mixology Championship happening in Des Moines on Thursday 7 September at Vivians, downtown. Our guest is Stacy Kluesner from the Iowa Restaurant Association and we talk about the judging and the public event that starts at 6:00PM the same day. For more, and to get your tickets, here is that link. Oh...and we're doing a bunch of restaurant name-dropping in this segment...know anybody?

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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New Bookstore in Valley Junction!

Last week during our news segment we had a story about the rise of the book store. All across the nation bookstores are once again the thing. Even Amazon has gotten into the business of brick & mortar with several stores open across the country. Here in the Des Moines Metro we're a bit more humble. Meet Jenn Thompson who has just opened J.Tompson Books in the Historic Valley Junction. And...this weekend Jenn is hosting an author event at Blank Park Zoo...it's all about independent authors and their work. So...go...read! 

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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Gilroy’s Our Restaurant of the Week!

Meet Carl Wertzberger the managing partner of Gilroy's on 8th Street in West Des Moines. Here we learn more about Carl, the food that they call, "Stylish Amerian Comfort Food", why they are open so damn early, and the legend that still calls out to fans on Wednesday nights and live music. BTW did you know "gilroy" means "redhead" in Gaelic? See what you learn here! Spend some time with us and learn more about our Restaurant of the Week...Gilroy's Kitchen, Pub & Patio!

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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It’s Restaurant Week in Des Moines!

Each week we feature a "Restaurant of the Week" however this week...because it's Restaurant Week we thought you might like to learn more about its impact on the Des Moines Metro Food Scene. Here we visit with Rachel Bolduc the Vice President of Marketing for the Greater Des Moines Convention and Visitors Bureau (Catch Des Moines!) about the impact the event has had on local restaurants with more than 26,000 people taking part in the event. Oh, and there is a major prize for those of you who turn in four Restaurant Week receipts to Business Publications by Noon on August 28th! Who says you can't have your cake and eat it too? 

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 Business of SHAZAM with Patrick Dix

Longtime television news broadcaster Patrick Dix left the media to join SHAZAM an Iowa based payment system that has been in place for over four decades. Yet, many in Iowa are not aware of that or what they actually do. Here we talk about business owners, various credit card and debit card payment systems, community banks and credit unions, card technology and creating an even playing field for access to your money. A great conversation for consumers and business owners alike. 

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 Arts and Economic Impact

Our mission here is two-fold: First what the heck is BRAVO of Greater Des Moines and what do they do? Secondly we talk about the economic impact the arts have on the economy of the Greater Des Moines Metro and Central Iowa. Sally Dix, the executive director of BRAVO, is with us to share the answers to our questions and the numbers from a recent study that looks at the direct impact the arts have on our economy. From dollars spent to jobs created...we think you'll find this interesting!

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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Taking Off with Flite Brite

Any time we can capture the energy of our friend Ben McDougal it's well worth the effort to wrangle him into the studio. Today we're focusing on his new product FliteBrite! Think of the many times you go to a brew pub or a cheese shop or a wine tasting and you're sampling the product but you don't know the name of the product, the its makeup or you can't remember which you liked the most. The answer is in a new "digital paddle" that helps you not only capture that information but also share it. And for retailers it helps ID what is most popular among your guests. Interested?  We were...here's Ben! 

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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