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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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Virtual Reality, Architects and the Future with Pete Evans

Part of our series about the American Institute of Architects - Iowa Chapter deals with new technology being used to reduce costs and then engage builders and consumers. Here Pete Evans from Iowa State University talks about the use of virtual reality and working in 3-D. How will this all impact the trades to consumers? We talk about it here. To follow the conversation about the AIA-Iowa annual event on Twitter it's #Cohesion17.

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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American Institute of Architects Invade Des Moines

Matt Schultz of Elevated Builders and Joe Copley of OPN Architects are the co-chairs of the 2017 Fall Convention of the American Institute of Architects - Iowa Chapter that "invades" Des Moines for Cohesion their annual convention and education event. Here Matt and Joe talk about new technology, speakers, trends, and more about what their industry is doing. You can follow the conversation on Twitter by using #Cohesion17. Welcome to #DSMUSA glad to have you! 

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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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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Immigration and The Greater Des Moines Partnership

Here we visit with Mary Bontrager, Executive Vice President of Talent Development for the Greater Des Moines Partnership about DACA (Dreamers), Immigration Laws, Congress, Regional Jobs, the Economy and a group known as The New American Economy. What is the impact of foreign born workers here in the Des Moines Metro and why have so many moved to our region?  All asked and answered...

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 Ever Changing Job Market, Business and Technology with Brian Waller

Everything is changing and at a rapid pace. Here we explore how technology has invaded every aspect of our lives and our businesses. How that change has altered how we market, advertise and learn. Brian Waller is the President of the Technology Association of Iowa and we talk about all of those issues and the lead role Iowa has in the world of transformational technology. Truly interesting radio. 

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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Social Media and Business with Tero International

Often business owners/managers fail to see the value in an aggressive social media campaign. We understand. It's tough to make time to plan your social media strategy and then execute. However, those business professionals that fail to utilize social media to boost their brand do so at their own peril. Here we talk about the work Tero International is doing and in particular their weekly live YouTube broadcast that focuses on the book, "Your Invisible Toolbox - The Technological Ups and Interpersonal Downs of the Millennial Generation". With us is Ro Crosbie and Kyle Plummer who tell us the how, why and connection points they have discovered over the 23 broadcasts they have done so far this year.   

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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Protex Central - Small Business Spotlight

Our Small Business Spotlight shines on Protex Central of Iowa and Nebraska. With us to talk about his family owned business is Shawn Mullen who guides us on a story from managing orchestras to building a business that is an industry leader in Fire Protection Systems, Security Systems and Life Safety System Services that help protect people, property and assets throughout the Midwest. What they do, how do they do it and why it's important for any commercial property. And it's not all that new...Protex Central has been working on these things since 1966. 

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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