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Serial Entrepreneur Melissa Vine

To watch Melissa Vine work can be exhausting. She seems to be going at top speed all the time. Melissa was one of the speakers at the Iowa Small Business Summit and she spoke to the emotional and mental issue of being in business. But, that's not all. She mixed in a story about her bakery business, Sunshine Bakery and how that came about and then...see we're not done...she launched into her other business called Vine Chromatic a booking agency for bands. Oh...and she models too. Grab a seat...and meet Melissa Vine:

The award winning Insight on Business the News Hour with Michael Libbie is the only weekday, hour-long business podcast in the Midwest. The national, regional and local business news along with long-form business interviews can be heard Monday - Friday starting at 5pm Central. You can subscribe on Google PlayPlayerFMPodbeaniTunesStitcher or TuneIn Radio. And you can catch The Business News Hour Week in Review each Sunday at 2pm on News/Talk 1540 KXEL. The Business News Hour is a production of Insight Advertising, Marketing & Communications. You can follow us on Twitter @IoB_NewsHour.

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Tattoos, Custom Bicycles and Marketing for Business - Episode 27

We went to the Drake University Neighborhood and to Mars Cafe for this edition of Marketing for Business. There Phil K. James from Good Milkshake Digital and Michael from Insight Advertising, Marketing & Communications sat down with Dan Koenig. Dan is an interesting cat. Decades ago he started Yankee Doodle Dandy Tattoos now a staple in that area. Then he revisited his childhood love of bicycles and started Ichi Bike a very non-traditional bike shop in the East Village of Des Moines. Both edgy and both artful. We talk about his brand, marketing and more. Fun stuff...and valuable lessons in telling stories. 

The award winning Insight on Business the News Hour with Michael Libbie is the only weekday, hour-long business podcast in the Midwest. The national, regional and local business news along with long-form business interviews can be heard Monday - Friday starting at 5pm Central. You can subscribe on Google PlayPlayerFMPodbeaniTunesStitcher or TuneIn Radio. And you can catch The Business News Hour Week in Review each Sunday at 2pm on News/Talk 1540 KXEL. The Business News Hour is a production of Insight Advertising, Marketing & Communications. You can follow us on Twitter @IoB_NewsHour.

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The Business News Headlines 4 September 2018

Each weekday just ahead of 5pm Central we offer up the business news headlines of the day. Today you can check out these stories and later a special conversation as we go Out to Lunch with Kirsten Anderson. But first the news:

  • Trade with Canada being fueled by President Trump who made some interesting statements;
  • Nike just pulled off a stunning marketing ploy;
  • Who needs a Tesla when there are so many other choices...now;
  • Notice anything interesting about Chrome? Look again;
  • What happened on Wall Street and Why.

Those stories and we'll go Out to Lunch with Kirsten Anderson at Vino 209. First it's "Quick Bites" with three questions and then we'll dive into workplace harrassment and her mission to end it in her lifetime. 

Thanks so much for clicking through!

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Business News Headlines 30 August 2018

Each weekday at 5pm Central we offer up the business news headlines along with what happened and why on Wall Street. Today you can learn more about:

  • Trump Trade Tariff Talk - Back Again;
  • It's Going to Happen - Campbell's Soup to Sell Stuff;
  • Law Suit! - Papa John's (You knew this would happen);
  • Christmas is 117 Days Away - Who's Counting?
  • A Switch, Wells Fargo is Investigating...Wells Fargo;
  • Sears Closing More Stores and Sales Rage Today;
  • What Happened On Wall Street and Why. 

Those stories and we'll talk about becoming a more successful influencer (yes, it can be taught) with Deborah Rinner from Tero International and then it's Marketing for Businsss Episode 26 with Phil K. James of Good Milkshake Digital it's all about Facebook Groups.

Thanks for coming by! 

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The Future of Retail with Laura Rowley

If you are in retail as an owner or worker you can't miss the talk about where many say retail is headed. The pressures are many from e-commerce to changing consumer trends. Today we talk about that and what retail might do to combat the forces lined up against it. With us is journalist and author Laura Rowley who will be speaking on 5 September to the Greater Des Moines Partnership...but here you'll get a sneek peek at what she'll say. Meet Laura Rowley.... 

The award winning Insight on Business the News Hour with Michael Libbie is the only weekday, hour-long business podcast in the Midwest. The national, regional and local business news along with long-form business interviews can be heard Monday - Friday starting at 5pm Central. You can subscribe on Google PlayPlayerFMPodbeaniTunesStitcher or TuneIn Radio. And you can catch The Business News Hour Week in Review each Sunday at 2pm on News/Talk 1540 KXEL. The Business News Hour is a production of Insight Advertising, Marketing & Communications. You can follow us on Twitter @IoB_NewsHour.

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The Business News Headlines 29 August 2018

Each day we bring you the business news headlines and what happened on Wall Street and why. Toay we'll take a look at these stories...and some great interviews:

  • Forget Trade Wars we've got Mattress Wars;
  • Campbell's Soup up for sale? A big fight is looming;
  • Elon Musk and his haters...gonna hate;
  • We head west for Burning Man....what?
  • The Markets had a good day...and we'll detail

Also today Laura Rowley will be speaking in Des Moines next week about the Future of Retail but we...got her first.

In addition Tiffany O'Donnell the CEO of Iowa Women Lead Change was in Des Moines so we sat down to talk about workforce efforts, leadership efforts and getting the economy to work for everybody. 

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Our Host for Out to Lunch - Meet Kelly Sharp from Vino 209

Each week we take a thought leader "Out to Lunch" where we talk business, politics and more. Our host for this month is Vino 209 in the Historic Valley Junction of West Des Moines, Iowa. We'll chat it up with owner Kelly Sharp and chef Andrew Phelps about this really unique cafe/wine bar that seems like it's straight out of Europe. Thanks to Kelly, Andrew and the wonderful Abby Rodewald who make our visits fantastic. Come see us, we're there each Tuesday at noon through September. 

The award winning Insight on Business the News Hour with Michael Libbie is the only weekday, hour-long business podcast 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 Central and you can subscribe using your favorite podcast platform like: Google Play, PlayerFM, PodbeaniTunesStitcher or TuneIn Radio. And you can catch The Business News Hour Week in Review each Sunday at 2pm on News/Talk 1540 KXEL. The Business News Hour is a production of Insight Advertising, Marketing & Communications. You can follow us on Twitter @IoB_NewsHour.

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The Business News Headlines 23 August 2018

Click through to learn more about these top business news stories and later two great interviews:

  • Markets hit a wall today and we'll share why;
  • So, is Tesla REALLY going private? We've got an update;
  • There is one job young people don't want even though it pays well;
  • Grocery store plastic bags on the way out;
  • No, Mr. President that is not the price of a Camero in China

Those stories the markets and our Restaurant of the Week is Central Standard. You've got to listen to our conversation with general manager Andy Crounse it's pretty clear why this new place was packed today at lunch.

Then you can click through to listen to Michael Lawrence the founder of something called BluJaket. He's pretty stoked about the mobile app and we were too once we heard what it can do for retail, restaurants and sporting/special events. 

Thanks for coming by...and subscribe by hitting the FOLLOW button...OK?

 

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BluJaket - Targeted Special Offers for Retail, Restaurants and Special Events

You might say that Michael Lawrence the Founder/CEO of BluJaket is pumped. You might...and if you did you would be right! We went "Out to Lunch" with Michael to learn more about his mobile app, BluJaket. What is it? You know how you've got a drawer with coupons, rubber bands and other "stuff". It's where coupons go to die. How about an app that targets your current and future customers with an offer when they are in your area? Retail, Restaurants, Special Events....click through and learn more about BluJaket and what it can do for your business...and yeah...Michael is pumped. 

The award winning Insight on Business the News Hour with Michael Libbie is the only weekday, hour-long business podcast in the Midwest. The national, regional and local business news along with long-form business interviews can be heard Monday - Friday starting at 4:30pm here on Podbean, iTunesStitcher or TuneIn Radio. And you can catch The Business News Hour Week in Review each Sunday at 2pm on News/Talk 1540 KXEL. The Business News Hour is a production of Insight Advertising, Marketing & Communications. You can follow us on Twitter @IoB_NewsHour.

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The World of Cyber Security with David Cotton of Pratum

It seems to be top of mind in most companies large and small, "How secure is my data and my intellectual property?" Here to help answer that question is David Cotton the Strategic Security Advisor for Pratum an Iowa based company that does business coast to coast. Learn about "bad actors" and how they strike as well as how to best protect your business, your property and your people. A timely conversation from a company that doesn't sell anything other than...service.

The award winning Insight on Business the News Hour with Michael Libbie is the only weekday, hour-long business podcast in the Midwest. The national, regional and local business news along with long-form business interviews can be heard Monday - Friday starting at 4:30pm here on Podbean, iTunesStitcher or TuneIn Radio. And you can catch The Business News Hour Week in Review each Sunday at 2pm on News/Talk 1540 KXEL. The Business News Hour is a production of Insight Advertising, Marketing & Communications. You can follow us on Twitter @IoB_NewsHour.

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