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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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New Banking Opportunity with American Trust & Savings Bank

Based in Dubuque, American Trust and Savings Bank looked toward the Des Moines Metro several years ago and made the decision to join the rapid growth efforts with a branch in West Des Moines. Recently the bank opened a new branch in Windsor Heights. Here we talk about the history of this family owned bank, the decision of "why Windsor Heights", commercial lending and the Ribbon Cutting and Open House scheduled for 12 September. Meet Brian Hillebrand, Sarah Larson and Randi Willard with their business 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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Vino 209 - Restaurant of the Week

It seems like we report on something new coming to the Historic Valley Junction of West Des Moines every week...and this week Vino 209 is our Restaurant of the Week. Here owner Kelly Sharp and "The Wine Guy" Kyl Cabbage talk about the unique decor, the wine, the food, wine tastings and more. Vino 209 opens on 7 September during the weekly Farmer's Market...are they nuts?  Learn more about Vino 209 here with Kelly and Kyle!

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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New Bookstore in Valley Junction!

Last week during our news segment we had a story about the rise of the book store. All across the nation bookstores are once again the thing. Even Amazon has gotten into the business of brick & mortar with several stores open across the country. Here in the Des Moines Metro we're a bit more humble. Meet Jenn Thompson who has just opened J.Tompson Books in the Historic Valley Junction. And...this weekend Jenn is hosting an author event at Blank Park Zoo...it's all about independent authors and their work. So...go...read! 

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 Story of Gravitate with Geoff Wood

Any time we can snag Geoff Wood for a few minutes is a bonus for us...and you. Geoff is the founder of Gravitate an ever expanding co-working site that has just moved to a larger facility in downtown Des Moines and expanded to Valley Junction in West Des Moines. Here we talk about the business of co-working, who does it, why and then spend some time talking about the new adventures and why Valley Junction makes so much sense.

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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