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Meet Shelby Bobbett and Jolene Goodman from Cityview Magazine

It's always fun to introduce you to people making a difference in business. With us is Shelby Bobbett the Advertising and Event Leader for Cityiew Magazine and Jolene Goodman also from Cityview and Big Green Umbrella Media. We're talking event marketing, print, small business and more. Enjoy! 

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 14 September 2018

What have we got for you this Friday afternoon?  Plenty...and in case you had not heard the markets were pretty much flat today.  We'll detail it all coming up.  On tap today:

  • Former Fed Chair Janet Yellen adds another voice of concern about the economy;
  • Boycotting Nike? Uhm...looks like that move hasn't worked;
  • Ten companies that have already felt the sting from the tariffs;
  • Cord Cutters are seeing increases in streaming services...cheap doesn't last forever;
  • What happened on Wall Street and why is just a click ahead!

Those stories and our Friday Funday conversation with Jeff Pitts from Cityview Magazine. Stuff to DO in the Des Moines Metro this weekend and into next week. Check it out.

And, thanks again for finding us...and subscribe for cryin' out loud!

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Good Management of Workers Comp Can Help Recruit & Retain Employees

It's true. When you pay attention to workers compensation issues you have a much better shot at retention and even recruitment. Here we talk about that and more with Tracy Gonzalez and Ned Flynn from Aureon HR. How do they help their clients get it right? Also they offer tips on what you can do to reduce exposure and more. Good stuff and you get to listen in...

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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Business News Headlines 6 September 2018

It's the Business News Hour, thanks for coming by! Here are the top business news stories from today as well as two business interviews as we broadcast from the Hotel Grinnell in Grinnell, Iowa: 

  • More Americans are food insecure now than before the Great Recession;
  • While Americans are shopping they are not shopping at JC Penny;
  • More bad news for Wells Fargo...hey, it is a day that ends in a "Y";
  • We've got a Nike update for you;
  • What happened today on Wall Street and why.

Those stories and a conversation about the Iowa Small Business Summit that was held today in Grinnell. Our guests are Tim Baker and Lindsey Starrett,

Then we'll chat with Melissa Vine about her three businesses...no, wait...maybe four. She too wouldn't have it any other way but the divergance in the businesses is amazing.

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The Iowa Small Business Summit - Tim Baker and Lindsey Starrett

Today, in Grinnell, Iowa it was the Iowa Small Business Summit the brain child of CPA firm TL Baker & Co. Here we sit down with Tim Baker and Lindsey Starrett and talk about why they hosted the event, what they hope people took away from the day and more about tax law. Click through and meet Tim and Lindsey: 

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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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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Marketing for Business - Episode 26 - Facebook Groups

Can you belive it, we've been at this for half a year. It's Marketing for Business Episode 26 with Michael Libbie from Insight Advertising, Marketing and Communications and Phil K. James from Good Milkshake Digital. Today we're talking about Facebook Groups. How easy it is to set up and to learn from like minded people. Let's say you are a plumber and can offer plumbing tips, or in fashion and offer fashion advice or a marketer and...well, you get the idea. Facebook Groups on Marketing for Business Episode 16 from the Ritual Cafe! 

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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