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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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Doing Good with Their Tips

We often record our broadcast interviews from Grounds for Celebration in Windsor Heights. We love the atmosphere of a live setting. This week when we were in for a segment waitress Judy Babb asked me about being on the broadcast and asked what it was we covered. When I said it was about business she said, "Darn, we were hoping you might say something about our charity work". We were interested. Meet Judy who, with fellow employee Holly McIlroy, pick a day each month (July 16th this month) and donate 100% of their tips to a charity. This month it is Unbreakabull Bullies of Urbandale.  

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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It’s Bigger Than You Think - ACCE Comes to Des Moines

We're a little less than a month away from the Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives (ACCE) coming to Des Moines, iowa. So? Well, that's what you may think however this is another example of how the Greater Des Moines Metro continues to punch above its weight. We caught up with Jay Byers from the Greater Des Moines Partnership about the event, who is coming and what the residual impact will be. No matter what business you are in...you might want to pay attention. 

 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 of the Library - Julie Wells & Laura Sauser

Years ago, with the advent of the Internet, many thought it was the end of the public library. Many were wrong. Here we explore what the public library has become and the changes that has come about over the years. From the Urbandale Public Library we welcome library director Julie Wells and community outreach coordinator Laura Sauser. No matter where you live we think you'll find some similar changes in your community. 

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 Fireplace Superstore Is Not Big Box

Baby, it's cold outside so we thought this conversation with Chris Bump from The Fireplace Superstore was in order. No, it's not a "big box" but a family owned business that has expanded greatly over the years. Based in Urbandale, Iowa Chris says the business focuses on just a couple of things but does those things very, very well. Warm up with The Fireplace Superstore! 

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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Charles Ganske - A Personal Jeweler a Great Small Business Story

No one can dispute that jewelry is a personal reflection of our personal brand and it's something that can reflect so many feelings and emotions...for generations. That tends to be the focus of this small business story of with Charles Ganske of Charles Ganske - Personal Jeweler. Listen as he talks about the emotional connection to jewelry and how customer service and design have propelled his business forward. Enjoy...

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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Christian Photo in our Way-Back Machine

We love highlighting local, small business and now is such a critical time for small business owners that we thought we'd reach back to a conversation we had in the Fall of 2016 with Grant and Brian Christian. They are third and second generation owners of Christian Photo based in Urbandale. We love their passion and their story and thought it might mean something to you as well. Climb into our Way-Back Machine and meet the current and future of Christian Photo, "Iowa's Local Camera Store"

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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Climb Aboard The Way Back Machine with Keith Brown

Four years ago we had Keith Brown in our studio talking about his career in the music industry and for the past three decades working in the advertising business writing and producing a host of, now famous,jingles and identity pieces. Listen in as we dial it back several years and talk about Crystal Sound Recording and the magic that comes from there.

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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Economic Development, Roads and John Deere in Urbandale

As we look from community to community in the Greater Des Moines Metro each seems to be growing and moving forward in their own way. In this segment we talk with Curtis Brown, about Economic Development in the City of Urbandale, what the Urban Loop means for the community and the entire Metro. Then it's on to technology and John Deere and a discussion about the local option sales tax. Learn more by listening...good radio 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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The Metro Home Improvement Program

I was out meeting people in my community the other day and a resident asked me if there was a place where they could get some "help" in replacing old windows that were drafty. We went looking and found the Metro Home Improvement Program that serves several metro communities. Here Christine Gordon, the coordinator of the program based out of West Des Moines, talks about how it can help homeowners, how the program is structured, who qualifies, how much money can be allocated and how to make application online or by phone at 515-273-0770. What a great program for those who qualify. Listen and pass this along?

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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