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The Growing Bicycle Business with Bif Ridgway

Even if you are not a cyclist you can't escape the monumental growth of the bicycle industry. It seems like they are everywhere. Here in the Des Moines Metro we have over 600 miles of trails and a growing trend of using the bicycle as a daily mode of transportation rather than just for recreation. We talk about that, the technology of bicycles and more with Bif Ridgway from Bike World. Gear up...

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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Getting Around - The Walkable City

Cities are changing and Des Moines is one of those that is changing rapidly. Our guest is Jeff Speck who was in Des Moines to talk about how we might change our roads, sidewalks and transportation methods to create a vibrant city with opportunities for living, working, shopping and entertainment. The author of Walkable City Jeff walks us through some interesting examples of how Des Moines might change for the better.


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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Jason Rose for the Iowa Motor Truck Association

Our guest is Jason Rose from Midwest Wheel a family owned company in business since 1911...wow.  We chat a bit about what Midwest Wheel does and then get into a discussion about the Iowa Motor Truck Association. What is it and why does it exist?  We asked and Jason answered. We also talk about the Iowa Truck Driving Championships taking place this week...here you go!


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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Ron Haugen on Auto Repair and Marketing a Business

The name and the voice are unmistakable...our guest is Ron Haugen from Westside Auto Pros. Sure we talk about fixing cars but we also spend some time on marketing realities.  What works for some may not work for others...but the secret is in sticking with a formula. That and more with our friend Ron. 


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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Think Before You Launch - Bart Ludlow

Drones have become popular for any number of industries and, now that the prices have started to come down, it's expected that more will be hitting the skies. Think Before You Launch began it's mission of public education and safety several weeks ago. Here we visit with Bart Ludlow about the group, it's mission and how "A little information could prevent a BIG accident."


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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Getting Fuel to Consumers - How Does That Work?

We all do it...pull up to a fuel pump and put fuel into our vehicles. But have you ever wondered how that fuel gets to the pump?  We have so we sat down with Clarence Hudson VP of Sales for Solar Transport a Des Moines based company owned by Kum & Go and asked that question and many more. 


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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It’s Auto Recycling with Mike Swift

This is more than an interview...this is a way to help you save money on automobile repair. They have been known as "Junkyards" but they are the original recycle masters.  Mike Swift from Swift's Trails End Auto Recycling talks about that and how he and his fellow auto recycle centers can save you huge amount of money and what they do for the environment.   


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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The Economics of Killing a Cyclist

As you know, we don't do politics on the Business News Hour, our goal is to stick to "non-toxic talk radio" about business, the economy, jobs and marketing.  And, this story, while having something to do with the Iowa Legislature is about economics, the killing of a cyclist on an open road and why Iowa has fallen from 6th most bike friendly to 25th even though we host RAGBRAI the largest cycling event in the world.  Some thoughts...


Insight on Business the News Hour with Michael Libbie is a production of Insight Advertising, Marketing & Communications a full service advertising agency based in Des Moines and 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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Insight on Business 25 September 2013

Insight on Business the News Hour with Michael Libbie is heard Monday - Friday live at 5PM on 1350-KRNT, Des Moines...or right here on your time.  Along with the business news of the day we offer interviews with news-makers and business people, telling the back-story of their efforts.  We've paired down the podcast to include only the interviews and not the news stories.


On this broadcast of the News Hour we visited with Bob Oliver of Bob Oliver Heating and Air Conditioning about marketing, the world of HVAC and carbon monoxide.  Great tips for any business or home owner.  Then we had Ron Haugen of Westside Auto Pros in to talk about converting your vehicle from gasoline to natural gas and the savings you can see at the pump.

In the third interview of the day we had start up VenueFox founders Andrea Hanson and Jerod Mollenhaur tell us what VenueFox is, how it works and what niche are they filling with their new business. We love bringing in start-ups to share their back-story.



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