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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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Miss NiNi’s - Restaurant of the Week

Her passion is baking and entertaining and you can tell from her voice she is really into her new West Des Moines restaurant. Meet Janine Knop or Miss NiNi from Miss NiNi's Desserterie open since January. We think you'll enjoy learning more about our Restaurant of the Week that is also open for lunch.  Got a sweet tooth? Get your pleasure at Miss NiNi's!

 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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Stuff to DO with Jeff Pitts and Cityview

He's back with his picks of Stuff to DO in the Metro! It's Jeff Pitts our lifestyle contributor from Cityview. Here he talks about Tim McGraw and Faith Hill, The Naked Magicians, The Relay for Life, the Baseball Hall of Fame and what to expect there. Next week it's Music in the Park in Windsor Heights with the Bob Door Blue Band, Valley Junction turns 30 and Cityview celebrates a birthday during Johnston Green Days! Listen in and then...GO! 

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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News on The Foundry and Economic Development in the Historic Valley Junction

At mid-day on April 3rd about 100 people gathered for the "groundbreaking" of what is being called The Foundey near the Historic Valley Junction area of West Des Moines. Here is what you can expect from The Foundry from The Kitchen to The Hall to a new distillery. We follow that news story with a quick interview with West Des Moines Mayor Steven Gaer and Jim Miller from the Valley Junction Foundation on a recent move to help business owners and building owners fix, replace and renew their spaces. Good stuff here about small business economic development. .

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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Building a Business Dynasty - Sam Kreamer

If you or your family own a business there are three things you can do with it: a) close it, b) sell it to a stranger or c) keep it in the family. Here Sam Kreamer of the Kreamer Law Firm talks about how a business can be passed from one generation to the next - "The Dynasty Family Business": 

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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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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