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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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Miss NiNi’s - Restaurant of the Week

Her passion is baking and entertaining and you can tell from her voice she is really into her new West Des Moines restaurant. Meet Janine Knop or Miss NiNi from Miss NiNi's Desserterie open since January. We think you'll enjoy learning more about our Restaurant of the Week that is also open for lunch.  Got a sweet tooth? Get your pleasure at Miss NiNi's!

 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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Startup Stories with Amy Vohs of Lil’ Sidekick

Each month Mike Colwell from SquareOne DSM brings us an interesting startup story. Usually we're talking about software or something from the tech world. Today it's about a retail product that is now in over 1,600 hundred stores nationwide and it all comes out of Iowa. Meet Amy Vohs the creator and owner of Lil' Sidekick. Amy saw a problem and spent several years developing a solution. Amy will be at SquareOne DSM for the June Startup Story Event. To register here is that 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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Saison Kitchen & Pub our Restaurant of the Week

Each week we bring you our Restaurant of the Week. It's gotta be locally owned and not a chain...Saison Kitchen and Pub of Windsor Heights qualifies. Here we go to the restaurant to talk with co-owner Mike Crownover about what you can expect, what Saison means and...yes...we talk price and wine and veggies and more! Have a listen and then...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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Dream Job - Island Coffee Haus

Meet and hear the business story of Bev Lesick from the Island Coffee Haus of Anna Maria Island. How she turned what she didn't know into a business that brews up goodness 365 days a year. We love finding these entrepreneur stories and sharing them with you...

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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Meet the Twins from Twin Sense Boutique

This is what happens when you love a product so much...you start a business to sell it. Meet Sarah and Susan and their business TwinSense Boutique!  Fun times with...lips! 

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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Eatery A - Restaurant of the Week

Each week we feature a locally owned Restaurant of the Week. This week meet Chef Nick Gonwa from Eatery A on on the near west side of Des Moines. Learn more about the back-story of the Mediterranean inspired food, what they do to make the experience special and more. Chow down with fire and smoke at Eatery A: 

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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JTees Apparel - Small Business Spotlight

Hang on...this is fun! Meet Joshua Ansah the founder of JTees Apparel soon to open up shop in the Historic Valley Junction of West Des Moines. We talk about how he became an entrepreneur at a very young age by re-selling high quality sneakers. No, really! Today he creates comfortable clothing with a message. Coming up he's got a special event at his shop and then a grand opening in June. We likey! 

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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Saving Communities One Town at a Time

Many smaller towns have trouble identifying their strengths and how to build on them. Enter Deb Brown and Becky McCray from SaveYour.Town. Here Deb talks about how they work to build on what already exists in Small Town America and defeat the "Committee of Negativity".  We also touch on jobs, immigration reform and more. Oh, and yes, she travels...

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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