Insight On Business the News Hour

Startup Stories with Mike Colwell and Steven Brockshus of TERVA

Even though Iowa is considered an "agricultural state" we don't see that many startups come through our door that use technology and agriculture to enrich the issues of business. Today we met Steven Brockshus the founder of TERVA a land information and management service that tracks land for sale and land sold. From the dairy farm to the world of technology meet Steven who will be part of the Mike Colwell Startup Stories from SquareOne DSM. Good stuff! 

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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Laura Kinnard on Business Networking Events and a Social Media “Proof”

Each Monday afternoon Laura Kinnard from DMBizMixer joins us to talk about upcoming networking events as well as offer up a social media tip or two. This week she has a "social proof" story about how social media was able to fix an otherwise mixed up mess. To get on her calendar use Twitter and the hashtag #DMBizEvents.

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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We’re Talking Global Insurance Accelerator!

This week during the Conway International Trust Belt Conference we heard a bunch about startups and large corporations and how difficult it is for large companies to pivot and startup new tools to better serve their clients/customers. Those conversations led into a discussion, with many there, about the Global Insurance Accelerator and how this creation helps large corporations find answers to issues they struggle with...or better yet...don't know exist. Meet Megan Brandt from the Global Insurance Accelerator who explains why this group was formed, who benefits, when it all begins and how your startup can apply

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 Iowa AgriTech Accelerator with Megan Vollstedt

We welcome back Megan Vollstedt to our microphone to talk about the Iowa AgriTech Accelerator and the work they have been doing with five teams of creators over the past 100 days. Today (Tuesday 17 October) is a big day for these startups. Here Megan gives us a background of the program, what has been going on, who is involved and Demonstration Day which happens today at the World Food Prize headquarters in Des Moines. 

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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Home Ditty and Startup Stories

Each month Mike Colwell from SquareOneDSM joins us with his featured guest for Startup Stories. This month we get to visit with Katie Byers from HomeDitty a remarkable business idea that puts professional musicians into homes for home concerts. Since launching this winter, and with no marketing budget, Katie has expanded HomeDitty to hundreds of "host families" where musicians have had the opportunity to get paid while traveling. And, know what? Once this launches nationwide...look out! 

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 Mike Colwell and Kina McAllister of STEMbox

Each month SquareOne DSM invites a startup to Startup Stories (click to register) to present and take questions from a very diverse group. But, we get them...first. Here Mike Colwell brings us Kina McAllister the person behind the startup STEMbox. You'll learn why she moved here from Seattle, what science has done for her life and how she is encouraging girls to learn more about STEM and actually experience the wonder of science. Learn more...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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Vino 209 - Restaurant of the Week

It seems like we report on something new coming to the Historic Valley Junction of West Des Moines every week...and this week Vino 209 is our Restaurant of the Week. Here owner Kelly Sharp and "The Wine Guy" Kyl Cabbage talk about the unique decor, the wine, the food, wine tastings and more. Vino 209 opens on 7 September during the weekly Farmer's Market...are they nuts?  Learn more about Vino 209 here with Kelly and Kyle!

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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Talking Music with Gary Williams of L.A.M.E. Nation

When we answered the phone and Gary Williams asked about appearing on The Business News Hour we had to dig deeper into exactly 'what' his business is. We're grateful we asked the question. Here Gary shares with us his work as a music promoter, artist and devoted son who does what he does so his Mom can someday retire from being a Certified Nursing Assistant. To connect with Gary here is his Facebook Page for L.A.M.E. Nation and Duke The Truth. We asked our producer Tyler Hackenmiller to inject some thoughts as well. Side note...this conversation gives us great confidence in the future. 

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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Welcome to Des Moines - Closetbox

Everybody has "stuff" what to do with it when downsizing or when there is just too much of it is a problem Marcus Mollman believes he has solved. Enter Closetbox a system where your "stuff" is picked up, stored and when you want something they deliver. Recently Closetbox opened in the Des Moines Metro. Here we talk to founder Marcus, from his Denver office on our Newsmaker Line, about how he and his wife developed this idea, his national expansion and who fits into the idea of Closetbox. 

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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