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Real Estate Artificial Intelligence Meet Holmes

Time is one of the biggest enemies of real estate agents. Most agents spend loads of time with paperwork, showing homes, making appointments, doing open houses and managing what leads they can, when they can. Meet Holmes by Structurely and co-founder Nate Joens who joined Mike Colwell on our Newsmaker Line from San Francisco. Structurely and it's Holmes product were born here in Iowa and Nate with co-founder Andrew Dickelman will present at the upcoming Startup Stories hosted by SquareOne DSM on 16 August. Here Nate and Mike share how Structurely beats back the time crunch and answers perspective buyers in real time using artificial intelligence. Pretty cool stuff 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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Taking Off with Flite Brite

Any time we can capture the energy of our friend Ben McDougal it's well worth the effort to wrangle him into the studio. Today we're focusing on his new product FliteBrite! Think of the many times you go to a brew pub or a cheese shop or a wine tasting and you're sampling the product but you don't know the name of the product, the its makeup or you can't remember which you liked the most. The answer is in a new "digital paddle" that helps you not only capture that information but also share it. And for retailers it helps ID what is most popular among your guests. Interested?  We were...here's Ben! 

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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BizCoffer with Ben Stone - Startup Story

Small business has enough going on and making sure stuff gets done is one of them. Meet Ben Stone and his startup BizCoffer. Here is a method where you can track customer service, employee interaction, schedules and more all in one place. It's small business in the cloud and we think it's got...legs. 

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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Workhound - Startup Stories for April

In studio is our friend Mike Colwell from SquareOne DSM and on the phone we have Andrew Kirpalani (right of Mike) who with Max Farrell will be the Startup Story presenters for April. Andrew and Max created The Workhound a way for trucking companies to better engage their employees and find ways keep good drivers on the road while eliminating issues before they rise to the point of being serious problems. 

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 5:05pm 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 Story - AgriSync with Casey Niemann

Each month Mike Colwell from Square One DSM hosts something called Startup Stories where he brings interesting individuals to a gathering at the Greater Des Moines Partnership and allows for his guest to share their business story and the audiance gets to ask questions. This month Casey Niemann the founder of AgriSync is the featured guest. Learn how this startup a mobile application that connects farmers to trusted advisors who can assist with questions from machinery to technology. And, it's all from Iowa.

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 5:05pm on AM-940, FM-104.5 and in HD at 103.3 HD2. 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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Drive Spotter - Next on StartUp Stories with Mike Colwell

Each month Mike Colwell joins us for a conversation about Square One DSM and a series he calls Startup Stories. This month Chris Augeri the co-founder of Drive Spotter will present and take questions during the noon event. Here we talk about what Drive Spotter is, how it came to be, who uses the product and it's future. Have a listen...we think it's pretty amazing. To register for Startup Stories, part of the work of the Greater Des Moines Partnership...go here.

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 5:05pm on AM-940, FM-104.5 and in HD at 103.3 HD2. 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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Knowing The Future - Meet iEmergent

Trends...they are critical to understand and if you can spot them before your competition your business has a distinct advantage. In the world of banking there now is, if you will, a crystal ball that helps financial institutions plan on where to spend resources from marketing to opening up a new branch. Meet Bernard and Laird Nossuli the people behind the technology of iEmergent. We think you'll find their story interesting. Our thanks to Mike Colwell of SquareOneDSM for the introduction.


Insight on Business the News Hour with Michael Libbie is the only hour-long, business broadcast in the Midwest. You can catch us at 5:05PM on AM-940, FM-104.5 or in HD at 103.3 HD2. It is a production of Insight Advertising, Marketing & Communications a full service advertising/consulting agency based in Des Moines. Connect with The Business News Hour on Twitter @IoB_NewsHour and, for more, here is our Facebook Page.
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A Check Up with Rocket Referrals

Three years ago Tory and Carl Maerz launched Rocket Referrals among insurance agents. The focus of Rocket Referrals is to help businesses get more positive referrals which builds business. We talk about customer retention and how your existing customers can help become your brand warriors. Tory and Carl will be with Mike Colwell at Square One DSM on the 17th here is more on the program.  


Insight on Business the News Hour with Michael Libbie is the only hour-long, business broadcast in the Midwest. You can catch us at 5:05PM on AM-940, FM-104.5 or in HD at 103.3 HD2. It is a production of Insight Advertising, Marketing & Communications a full service advertising/consulting agency based in Des Moines. Connect with The Business News Hour on Twitter @IoB_NewsHour and, for more, here is our Facebook Page. 
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New Technology Brings a Business App that is Affordable

Get ready to be impressed. Imagine having an app built for your business for a fraction of the cost of traditional applications and it's something that you get to add, change and move the content around. Join us as we talk with Richard Rockhold and Jeff Jorgensen from Media Four. Then we chat about beacons...location based devices that can ping your customer or your art center visitor.  You've got to listen...


Insight on Business the News Hour with Michael Libbie is the only hour-long, business broadcast in the Midwest. You can catch us at 5:05PM on AM-940, FM-104.5 or in HD at 103.3 HD2. It is a production of Insight Advertising, Marketing & Communications a full service advertising/consulting agency based in Des Moines. Connect with The Business News Hour on Twitter @IoB_NewsHour and, for more, here is our Facebook Page.
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Reaching Out to Mid-Iowa Boy Scouts - A Startup Idea

Our guest is Simpson College graduate James Tillison who was one of the finalists in the 2016 Iron Journalism competition. His project, which he hopes to create, is a way in which to help Boy Scouts on their way to attaining the rank of Eagle Scout. Bright and polite...this Oklahoma native has, what we think, is a neat startup idea. Meet James...


Insight on Business the News Hour with Michael Libbie is the only hour-long, business broadcast in the Midwest. You can catch us at 5:05PM on AM-940, FM-104.5 or in HD at 103.3 HD2. It is a production of Insight Advertising, Marketing & Communications a full service advertising/consulting agency based in Des Moines.  Connect with The Business News Hour on Twitter @IoB_NewsHour and, for more, here is our Facebook Page.
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