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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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Cyber Security and Your Business

Data Breaches, Hacking, Cyber Crime they are all new frontiers that businesses must face...but who has the time and talent? Here, on our Newsmaker Line, is Kristan Judge from the National Cyber Security Alliance. We talk about business and cyber security and about an upcoming (18 September) event at DMACC in Ankeny where businesses, of any size, can learn about five critical topics to help keep your business safe. Here is the link to register and it is free! Oh, and here is the link to the conversation about another level of security for your devices called Lock Down Your Login.  

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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Amy Keiderling with Modville Tours - Get On The Bus With Us!

She is BACK! Always a fun and informative conversation with Amy Keiderling of Modville based in Adel, Iowa. Here we talk about her tour business that grew out of her love of travel, "picking" and having a great time. Modville Tours is not only Amy but her Mom...Jane. If you've got a yen for the different and the fun have a listen to this startup and to connect on Facebook here you 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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Court Avenue Brewing & Restaurant our Restaurant of the Week

Our Restaurant of the Week is Court Avenue Brewing Co. & Restaurant and with us to talk beer and food is the Brewmaster Brian Vaughn. We talk about the changes in beer from when Court Avenue Brewing started over twenty years ago and what was the secret they quickly learned that boosted the flavor and the favor of beer drinkers from across the Metro. We also touch on the value of well trained, smart and outgoing wait staff. Schooled in classical theater Brian made for an interesting and fun interview. Come along and meet 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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The Story of Gravitate with Geoff Wood

Any time we can snag Geoff Wood for a few minutes is a bonus for us...and you. Geoff is the founder of Gravitate an ever expanding co-working site that has just moved to a larger facility in downtown Des Moines and expanded to Valley Junction in West Des Moines. Here we talk about the business of co-working, who does it, why and then spend some time talking about the new adventures and why Valley Junction makes so much sense.

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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My Property ID Registry - New Business Spotlight

In our New Business Spotlight is Jon Shelness the founder of My Property ID Registry. Here we learn more about something OLD returned as new. The idea goes back to 1963 but the thought of making this a property registry available to everyone and trackable is something new. John is also offering a limited time FREE set of his work. When you head to the website just put in the promo code Libbie1. 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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Rights of Minority Shareholders - Sam Kreamer

When it comes to any business or corporation there are some specific rights afforded to minority shareholders. Here Sam Kreamer from the Kreamer Law Firm of West Des Moines details some of those issues, what business owners and shareholders might do to avoid a contentious battle and more. No matter if you have an LLC with family or friend involvement or part of a corporation this is a conversation worth listening to... 

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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Immigrant Heritage Month with Sanjita and Takur

Far too often the national discourse about immigrants tends to the negative. The Greater Des Moines Partnership thinks that is a mistake and that immigrants coming to Central Iowa can be and are responsible for a host of positive economic outcomes. To talk about that we invited Sanjita Pradhan the Program Director of Talent Development for the Partnership and Thakur Naupane. Both were refugees that came to Iowa and both have a great story to tell. We should add that Thakur came to the United States at 17, went to Job Corps and a few months ago opened up Kathmandu Restaurant. Enjoy this story we think it's much better than what we so often hear.

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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