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Gravitate with Geoff Wood - Catching up on Co-Working

This week we made a trip to Gravatate in Historic Valley Junction. It was a first trip for me and our friend Geoff Wood has done a remarkable thing with the former City Hall there. We talk about the effort, how co-working has changed, the great location/culture in Valley Junction and more. Geoff Wood on the Business News Hour. 

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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Emergency Medical Services (EMS) - Who Pays?

Recently we were at the Iowa State Capital and ran into a group of EMS providers who were ther lobbying for...funding. We met Mark McCullough the president of the Iowa Emergency Medical Services Association who shared with us the harrowing tale of funding, or lack of funding. Many of us think Emergency Medical Services are part of the local fire department...not so. Couple that with inadequate funding, wrestling with insurance companies, Medicaid reimbursement levels and an aging corps of workers...we've got issues. Here is that story.

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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American Marketing Association - Iowa Experience

On Friday the 23rd of February the American Marketing Association - Iowa Chapter will present the 5th Annual AMA-Iowa Experience - Navigating the Changing Marketing Landscape a full day of learning designed for businesses and marketing professionals. And, no, you do not have to be a member to attend. Here Christy Gooding, AMA-Iowa President and Senior Manager of Corporate Communications for GuideOne Insurance talks about the program, what you will learn, who is presenting and how to register. Once again, you do not have to be a member of AMA-Iowa to attend...see you in West Des Moines on Friday!

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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West Des Moines Girls Softball - with Stefenie Wright

It's really quite an undertaking with hundreds of girls and dozens of volunteers Stefenie Wright is busy. Here we talk about the West Des Moines Girls Softball Recreational League, what they do, how they train and what they give back to the community. It's a fun conversation and, yes, they would love to have your little girl join them and..no...you do not have to live in West Des Moines.

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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Barn Town Brewing - Restaurant of Week

Each week we bring you the IoB Restaurant of the Week and this week we double down on beer and food with Pete Faber from Barn Town Brewing. This new establishment is already a hit in West Des Moines, Waukee and the entire Des Moines Metro. How did they get started, who is behind it and what does it take to create a successful place where people actually WANT to return? We asked...

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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Non-Profit Executives and HR Issues

On Wednesday 27 September (like THIS Wednesday!) there will be a lunch and learn event for non-profit executives and boards to learn how to better attract and retain high quality employees as well as specific volunteers in niche areas. Here Cynde Cronin who specializes in assisting non-profit organizations in Human Resources at Aureon talks about this free and valuable event. To register, so she knows about lunch, here is the registration link. Listen as she shares what you'll learn and pick up this Wednesday over lunch. 

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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GMigs - Restaurant of the Week

He has the most interesting life story and we got George Migliero of GMigs 5th Street Pub in the Historic Valley Junction to tell it. From his early training to cooking for Julia Child to upscale dining to a neighborhood restaurant George shares the story. Listen in as GMigs 5th Street Pub is our Restaurant of the Week!

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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The I Work and Play Store in our Small Business Spotlight

Our Small Business Spotlight shines on the I Work & Play Store with owner John Bartlett. Here we talk about his rapid expansion over the past 18 month and how he has moved into becoming a "go to" for union printing for (some) political candidates. Spend some time with John as we put the I Work & Play Store of West Des Moines into our Small Business Spotlight. 

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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