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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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The Central Iowa Business Conference with Tiffany Menke

It was a major success...the Central Iowa Business Conference began with an idea and ended with nearly 400 business people taking in a full day of education and opportunity. Here we sit with Tiffany Menke the CEO/President of the Urbandale Chamber who breaks down the back-story of the event and considers what to do next 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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Fuel Employees for Top Performance with Jason Kiesau

According to Jason Kiesau from Aureon people are like high performing vehicles. However, if you use the wrong fuel it can lead to poor performance and breakdowns. Meanwhile the right fuel will produce top performance. Here we talk about "observable behavior" and how, by knowing those behavior patterns and relating to them, can fuel results. Our thanks to the Urbandale Chamber and the Iowa Business Journal for giving us the ability to broadcast this interview from the Central Iowa Business Conference.  

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 Entrepreneurs Organization with Trisha McFadden

In cooperation with the Urbandale Chamber and the Iowa Business Journals we were able to report from the First Annual Central Iowa Business Conference. Here we sit down with Trisha McFadden from EO-Iowa to learn more about this entrepreneur group and what it has meant to her business and business relationships.

 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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Central Iowa Business Conference - Two Business Stories

In cooperation with the Urbandale Chamber of Commerce and the Iowa Business Journals we were able to do a series of reports from the Central Iowa Business Conference. Here we visit with Clint Dudley from Shade Tree Auto and his international business award (No, really!) and then a conversation with Tom Hudson the managing partner of the multi-million dollar CrossRoads Shooting Sports facility in Johnston. 

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 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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