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The Iowa Business Journals with Jolene Goodman

Not long ago our friends at Big Green Umbrella Media launched the Iowa Business Journals in West Des Moines and Waukee. Recently the small to medium focused newspaper launched in Grimes, Johnston and Urbandale. Here we visit with Jolene Goodman about the business of print media, targeted advertising and media in general. We also welcome them as a new sponsor of the Business News Hour. 

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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Legendary Service with Vicki Halsey

Here we visit with Dr. Victoria Halsey author, professional speaker and VP of Applied Learning at The Ken Blanchard Companies about...customer service and her role at the upcoming Central Iowa Business Conference slated for 11 October. (Click here for details and to register.) In this conversation we talk about what makes for impressive and winning customer service, what motivates companies to do "the right thing" and the impact service, real service, has on the bottom line. Stories and ideas from one of the best. Enjoy and thanks to the Urbandale Chamber of Commerce for hooking us up. 

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 Central Iowa Business Conference

It seems that far too often "busy" means that we can't take time out to really learn more about doing business...better. However, that is exactly the mission of the upcoming Central Iowa Business Conference slated for October 11. Here Todd McDonald and Leisa Fox share details about the Urbandale Chamber sponsored event that will happen at the Marriott, Downtown. Carve out some time to listen and then register!

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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Pure Prep Academy - Reaching Kids Through Basketball

When our friend Tiffany Menke from the Urbandale Chamber shares a story with us...we take it seriously. We had not yet heard of Pure Prep Academy but we're glad we made the connection. Meet Coach Chris Morrow and Owner/Coach B.G. Rigins the people behind this great program designed to model good behavior while teaching high-level basketball skills. It's really something we should all be proud of....

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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Urbandale Goes to Washington with Bob Andeweg

He is a veteran of the Greater Des Moines Partnership Washington D.C. Fly-In...meet the Mayor of the City of Urbandale Bob Andeweg. On the annual 72 hour trip at least twenty times Mayor Andeweg reflects on the impact these face-to-face events have had on his community and we talk about challenges and rewards of being one of the Metro's fastest growing cities. 

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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Finding, Treating and Beating Dyslexia with Heidi Kroner

Until we had this conversation with Heidi Kroner from Aspire Academy we didn't know that schools don't screen or report concerns about dyslexia. Worse, when a parent or grandparent "stumbles" on the diagnosis where do they go to get help? Those are the issues that caused Heidi to create her business Aspire Academy. Here we talk about that and more...

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 Theater Concepts - Small Business Spotlight

If you love movies and the sound that was meant to be part of that experience than Shawn Woolman is somebody you need to meet. Six years ago he bought Home Theater Concepts, based in Urbandale, and today his efforts have brought entertainment and joy to dozens of households from Iowa to Colorado. Home Theater Concepts is in our Small Business Spotlight. Roll the tape!

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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Water, Politics, Business - Des Moines Water Works

We've been doing the Business News Hour for a long time. Each weekday for nearly four years we've reported on the business news of the nation, region and the Greater Des Moines Metro. During that time we have watched the convergence of business and politics and that has changed the conversation. This interview is an example of that. Bill Stowe, the CEO of the Des Moines Water Works has been described as "The most hated man in Iowa" and as a "Moses standing up for the people against special interests". According to the Des Moines Water Works the Iowa Legislature, in a purely political move, is seeking to dismantle the Des Moines Water Works yet over 68% of the people served wish to preserve the business...and in the end it is a business. We talk about that, the drainage district lawsuit, polluted water, Flint, Michigan and more in this extended interview.

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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Beerhouse - Restaurant of the Week

He is, perhaps the most unlikely successful restaurant owner in the Des Moines Metro. Corporate executive Nick Kuhn gave up the swanky office to open up a restaurant...something he knew "nothing about". Two years later, he's got a story to tell about his place The Beerhouse. ("We keep things simple.") Then he'll share his next big move into Valley Junction...hang on this gets fun.

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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