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Livable Communities - Grand Avenue in Des Moines with AARP - Iowa

We're on site with Brad Anderson from AARP-Iowa and Layne Fergusen from Team Better Block as they and dozens of volunteers transform a block of Grand Avenue in the East Village of Des Moines. The goal is to show what can be done to encourage a redesign of auto-dominated roads and create a more livable community and a more vibrant commercial area. And, the economic development opportunities are astounding. You've heard Jason Roberts talk about Build a Better Block early this year. Here we dive deeper.  Listen in.

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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Doing Good with Their Tips

We often record our broadcast interviews from Grounds for Celebration in Windsor Heights. We love the atmosphere of a live setting. This week when we were in for a segment waitress Judy Babb asked me about being on the broadcast and asked what it was we covered. When I said it was about business she said, "Darn, we were hoping you might say something about our charity work". We were interested. Meet Judy who, with fellow employee Holly McIlroy, pick a day each month (July 16th this month) and donate 100% of their tips to a charity. This month it is Unbreakabull Bullies of Urbandale.  

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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Voices From the Historic Waveland Golf Course - Windsor Heights Chamber Event

Today we spent time with the Windsor Heights Chamber at their Annual Golf Event and Fund Raiser. Almost rained out. Here we talk with Rocky Sposato from Waveland about the charm of the facility and three sponsors of the event: The Windsor Heights HyVee and Jason Roberts, Midwest Heritage Bank with Kyle Goldenfenig and Jonathan Koester from Koester Development. 

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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It’s Bigger Than You Think - ACCE Comes to Des Moines

We're a little less than a month away from the Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives (ACCE) coming to Des Moines, iowa. So? Well, that's what you may think however this is another example of how the Greater Des Moines Metro continues to punch above its weight. We caught up with Jay Byers from the Greater Des Moines Partnership about the event, who is coming and what the residual impact will be. No matter what business you are in...you might want to pay attention. 

 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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The Business News Hour Week in Review - The Meth House - News/Talk 1540 KXEL

In this final news story from our broadcast date of 8 April 2018 on News/Talk 1540 KXEL we tell you the amazing, yet shocking story of "buyer beware" when it comes to housing. Drugs, meth and more....and a Waterloo connection. 

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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Medial Marijuana Oil Dispensary in Windsor Heights

On Tuesday (28 March 2018) the Iowa Department of Public Health picked three companies who will open Medical Marijuana (Cannabis Oil) Dispensaries in the State. MedPharm of Des Moines will operate two. One in Sioux City and the other in Windsor Heights. Here, on our Newsmaker Line, is Lucas Nelson from MedPharm talking about the product, the choice of locations, what consumers can expect and what still needs to be done in the Iowa Legislature. 

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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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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The American Heart Association and…Jovie

So, what do you do when you own the broadcast hour and your grand-daughter asks if she can be on the program to pitch her effort to raise $1,000 for the American Heart Association? Well you do it. Meet Jovie Pease a nine year-old from Clive Learning Academy who is on a mission to "save lives". She's been going door-to-door and here she explains all of that. She really is quite good...and here is the link if you would like to help out with online donations. 

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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Smith-Kenyon Insurance Resources - Small Business Spotlght

We shine our Small Business Spotlight on Smith-Kenyon Insurance Resources with principal Timothy Smith. Recently Tim moved from San Antonio to the Des Moines Metro and opened an office in Windsor Heights. We wanted to find out more about his business of protecting his clients which are both commercial and residential and sometimes a mix of both. And, how does technology impact the insurance industry? We asked. Meet Tim Smith in 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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Buying A Meth House? What You Don’t Know

A month ago I was sitting in a Windsor Heights City Council meeting and heard a frightening story about a family who nearly purchased a "Meth House" and the dangers that presents. Meet Sarah Trone Garriott and her story about the lack of transparency, regulations, training and a "buyer beware" incident that should scare us all. Also on this broadcast is John Krusenstjerna the owner of Iowa CTS Cleaners who travels across Iowa checking for meth infected housing and, sometimes, cleans them. Sometimes...

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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