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The Des Moines River Project - Eyes of Experience

Here we spend some time with Mat Swift...a Georgia native who was invited to come to Des Moines by the Greater Des Moines Partnership....why? Mat and many more individuals in Columbus, Georgia were responsible for taking a river that ran through their downtown and creating the nation’s largest man-made water feature in the nation.  Plus the project has produced millions in economic development and created a place where people really want to live...and work. Meet Mat and what could be the future of downtown Des Moines. 

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 10 September 2018

The business news headlines for Monday the 10th of September. What's on tap? Click through for:

  • The New Tax Law may have you paying more, not less in taxes;
  • CBS to pay Moonves up to $120 million if...
  • Nike has more to worry about and it comes in the form of Amazon;
  • The next mobile technology is 5G who is doing what...we tell;
  • Tipping, who tips more, how much is correct and more;
  • What happened today and why on Wall Street.

Those stories and we'll also have a remix of a conversation with Melissa Vine who has not one but...four businesses she works at.

And here is a conversation with Angela Harrington about the amazing Hotel Grinnell. What did it take to create a first class hotel out of a school building built in 1921...and in a town of 10,000 people?  Have a listen!

And, thank you for clicking through!

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Meet Melissa Vine - She’s Got Plenty Going On

Last week we traveled to Grinnell, Iowa to take part in the Iowa Small Business Summit and speak about business, consumers, marketing and trends. Also speaking was Melissa Vine who works in mental healh, owns a bakery (Sunshine Bakery) and a booking agency for bands seeking venues (Vine Chromatic). Did we mention she also acts and models?  Click through for this fun conversation: 

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 Education and Networking with Laura Kinnard

Each Monday we join Laura Kinnard, MBA from Drake University and the founder of DMBizMixer.com so she can share with you some thoughts about small business, entrepreneur events, networking and business education. So many things happening as we roll into August!

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 Business News Headlines 18 July 2018

Where do you fit in in the economic class in America? It's a complicated question. We're with the Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives (ACCE) here in Des Moines, Iowa. Today we'll tell you about the market value of Amazon, a pile of money and what they are going to do with it over at Berkshire-Hathaway, Google is fined $5 billion...no, really...and what town in the United States is more likely to lose empoyees due to low wages and benefits?  Ouch. Those stories and Doug Minter from Knoxville, TN on equality in business, and start up IShopWhereILive with Cherie Edilson.  Click through for more. 

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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I Shop Where I Live - A Startup Story

Their tag line is "Where Main Street Meets the Internet". Meet Cherie Edilson the co-founder of ShopWhereILive a market place for businesses in neighborhoods, cities, towns and chambers. Imagine a way for your local small business to have a way to reach internet customers...everywhere. Let's do it...meet Cherie!

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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Great Vibrations - Small Business Spotlight

We love doing the Small Business Spotlight and today we sit down with sisters Brooke Benschoter and Ann Rollag partners in the new venture called Great Vibrations. Here we talk about what Great Vibrations is, what it does and how it works. First developmed by NASA this technology is really amazing. Click through and what was that about 3 free sessions? 

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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Business News Headlines 25 May 2018

President Trump scraps the North Korea Summit and business says?  Thanks for clicking through to the Friday Edition of the Vacation Edition of the Business News Hour. Seasonal food stand work…not just for kids anymore. NETFLIX and a new business model for broadcasting…not ratings but…subscribers.

We’ve got some NAFTA News…  Fired Ford Exec…now heading another car company…. Those stories and a conversation with Rather Welch…and the dirty job of cleaning garbage cans on Anna Maria Island…but with a major twist on sustainability. And Jeff Pitts back in DSMUSA joins us for Stuff to DO in the Metro this weekend and into next week. Click through for more.  

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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Small Business Spotlight - Transformational Wealth

This week our Small Business Spotlight...seems right for National Small Business Week, right...is Ashley Miller from Transformational Wealth. We talk about who her clients are, what she does and why she believes so many younger people need her services. Learn more wtih Ashley Miller in our Small Business Spotlight! 

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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