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Future Employment Issues - Junior Achievement Part of the Answer?

Nearly every business executive or owner tells us the same thing, "It's tough finding talented employees in this tight labor market". Maybe Junior Achievement, which has been around since 1919 and in Central Iowa since 1955, might be part of the answer. Meet Ryan Osborn the president of Junior Achievement of Central Iowa who details how the program can be a willing partner in everything from job training to money management.

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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Networking, Waxing, Angry Goldfish and Facebook with Laura

We get to chat a bit with Laura Kinnard about a host of things from Cityview Best Of to networking, waxing, Angry Goldfish and changes to Facebook for business. It's a wide-ranging conversation with the author of DMBizMixer. Have some fun and get out there. 

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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Power Pollen a Startup Story with SquareOne DSM

This event happens at noon on 17 January at the Greater Des Moines Partnership, 700 Locust in Des Moines. Here we visit with Mike Colwell and the January Startup Story about Power Pollen with co-founder Jason Cope this is an exciting new technology for better seed corn production. Not only does this technology have possibilites in seed corn but think of the other areas where direct concentration of preserved pollen can impact production. If you missed the event listen to this amazing conversation. To learn more about SquareOne DSM click through here.  

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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Lemon Grass - Restaurant of the Week

One of the nice things about having done the Business News Hour for so many years is that we've got lots of great interviews already in the can...just in case somebody has to cancel. Today we climb into our Way-Back Machine for this conversation with Owner/Chef Chad Lovan of Lemon Grass 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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Jason Wright - Comic Book Artist - Our Small Business Spotlight

Meet graphic artist Jason Wright who not only does freelance work but writes and publishes his own comic books. We found this an interesting way to make a living and wanted to learn more. Here we talk about his journey, education, passion and work as J. Wright in 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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University of Northern Iowa Business Development with Paul Kinghorn

Here we spend some time with Paul Kinghorn the Director of the Center for Business Growth and Innovation at the University of Northern Iowa. We spend some time talking about succession planning, what the group offers existing or emerging businesses and more. Business in Iowa with Paul Kinghorn on our News Maker Line. 

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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Demo Queen Kim Meana from our Way-Back Machine

A couple of years ago we I ran into Kim Meana who was doing product demos at a local HyVee grocery store. We talked a bit about what she does and learned this is her full time business. Because of the short week, and so many people gone over the holiday we got into our Way-Back Machine to being you this interesting story. Who knew? 

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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Smith-Kenyon Insurance Resources - Small Business Spotlght

We shine our Small Business Spotlight on Smith-Kenyon Insurance Resources with principal Timothy Smith. Recently Tim moved from San Antonio to the Des Moines Metro and opened an office in Windsor Heights. We wanted to find out more about his business of protecting his clients which are both commercial and residential and sometimes a mix of both. And, how does technology impact the insurance industry? We asked. Meet Tim Smith in 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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The One Woman Syphony

She mixes technology with the classical sounds of her violin. Meet Genevieve Salamone the "One Woman Symphony". We climbed into our "Way-Back Machine" for this conversation we had in October of 2016. Talented and fun Genevieve brings some true class to any corporate meeting or event. Have a listen...enjoy and then reach out for a booking. You will not be sorry. 

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 Eddie J. Mauro - Democrat Iowa’s Third Congressional District

While we usually do not "do politics" on the Business News Hour there has never been such a time when business and politics are so entwined. Currently there are seven individuals seeking the Democratic nomination to run for Congress in Iowa's Third Congressional District. We've made the decision to speak with each of them between now and the June Primary. Here, in the second part of our interview with Eddie J. Mauro, we talk about health care, taxes, the rural economy and more. Meet Eddie Mauro: 

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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