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Annie Sloan, Chalk Paint and Decor

With us is international designer Annie Sloan who is the head-liner for the 6th Annual Spring Junk Jubilee. She is spending several days at the Iowa State Fair Grounds teaching and sharing chalk paint secrets. We talk about the early days of her business and why so many people have given new life to old furniture. 



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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The ACA and Hidden Costs for Business

There are lots of moving parts when it comes to the Affordable Care Act and where do you turn for answers? Our guests are Ned Flynn from Merit Resources of Iowa and Jeff Feitshans from Merit Resources of Colorado who break down some of the new IRS reporting requirements of the ACA and information business owners and managers will find helpful. Here is that conversation: 


Insight on Business the News Hour with Michael Libbie is the only business broadcast in the Des Moines Metro and a production of Insight Advertising, Marketing & Communications a full service advertising agency based in Des Moines.  Connect with us on Twitter @IoB_NewsHour and, for more, here is our Facebook Page.
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Affordable Housing Crisis in the Des Moines Metro

The Greater Des Moines Metro has gotten all sorts of positive press from across the nation about how wonderful the area is, how open we are to new ideas and that here is where people should plant their flag. All of that is true...however there is a crisis in affordable housing among a significant segment of the population. Eric Burmeister from the Polk County Housing Trust Fund joins us for that discussion and offers short term and long term solutions to the issue. Our conversation: 


Insight on Business the News Hour with Michael Libbie is the only business broadcast in the Des Moines Metro and a production of Insight Advertising, Marketing & Communications a full service advertising agency based in Des Moines.  Connect with us on Twitter @IoB_NewsHour and, for more, here is our Facebook Page.
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Before You Buy a Franchise - Some Legal Considerations

What is and what isn't a franchise?  We visit with Thomas Kutz and Sam Kreamer from the Kreamer Law Firm about what to look for, what to expect and what can make or break a business opportunity in a franchise. Some things to consider before you sign up. 


Insight on Business the News Hour with Michael Libbie is the only business broadcast in the Des Moines Metro and a production of Insight Advertising, Marketing & Communications a full service advertising agency based in Des Moines.  Connect with us on Twitter @IoB_NewsHour and, for more, here is our Facebook Page.
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Changes and Education from the Iowa Association of Business & Industry

There have been many changes in the Affordable Care Act and new definitions for management employment for business owners. With us in studio is Mike Teachout from Focus One Source and Kathy Anderson from Iowa ABI about an upcoming business seminar scheduled for November 17th. You might want to listen! 


Insight on Business the News Hour with Michael Libbie is the only business broadcast in the Des Moines Metro and a production of Insight Advertising, Marketing & Communications a full service advertising agency based in Des Moines.  Connect with us on Twitter @IoB_NewsHour and, for more, here is our Facebook Page.
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EchoLight Cinema with Toni Lampley

Last month we were made aware of something called EchoLight Cinemas. We asked around and found that it is an evangelical group that asks churches to become a "movie theater" and show high quality films with a religious bent. Toni Lampley is the contact here in Iowa.  We asked her to come by and help us better understand what's the story. 


Insight on Business the News Hour with Michael Libbie is the only business broadcast in the Des Moines Metro and a production of Insight Advertising, Marketing & Communications a full service advertising agency based in Des Moines.  Connect with us on Twitter @IoB_NewsHour and, for more, here is our Facebook Page.
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The Business Calendar for the Des Moines Metro

Each Monday Laura Kinnard is with us to share the DMBizEvents Calendar of "Stuff to DO for Business in the Des Moines Metro.  Lots and lots of things to become part of...enjoy!


Insight on Business the News Hour with Michael Libbie is the only business broadcast in the Des Moines Metro and a production of Insight Advertising, Marketing & Communications a full service advertising agency based in Des Moines.  Connect with us on Twitter @IoB_NewsHour and, for more fun, here is our Facebook Page.


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Eat, Play Love Des Moines with Sheryl 25 April 2014

OK, OK...so there is a bunch of stuff going on!!  It's SPRING for crying out loud.  We had to put in a Part TWO! Here is Sheryl and Monica with  stuff to do this weekend and beyond in and around the Metro!  It really is Eat, Play, Love Des Moines!


Insight on Business the News Hour with Michael Libbie is heard Monday - Friday from 5PM to 6PM on 1350-KRNT, Des Moines.  Connect with us on Twitter @IoB_NewsHour and, for more fun, here is our Facebook Page.


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Start Up Story - Forever Home Dog Rescue

It is a daunting task...saving dogs from the gas chamber but, that is what this Des Moines Metro Start-Up hopes to do. Eight women pooled their resources and in December started Forever Home Dog Rescue.  We talked about it with Kristin Ide and Susan Ballard.


Insight on Business the News Hour with Michael Libbie is heard Monday - Friday from 5PM to 6PM on 1350-KRNT, Des Moines.  Connect with us on Twitter @IoB_NewsHour and, for more fun, here is our Facebook Page
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