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JTees Apparel - Small Business Spotlight

Hang on...this is fun! Meet Joshua Ansah the founder of JTees Apparel soon to open up shop in the Historic Valley Junction of West Des Moines. We talk about how he became an entrepreneur at a very young age by re-selling high quality sneakers. No, really! Today he creates comfortable clothing with a message. Coming up he's got a special event at his shop and then a grand opening in June. We likey! 

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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Dream Only Big Dreams - Kent Sovern on Community Development

The times are rapidly changing and a number of groups, including the Iowa AARP, are involved in some major projects that help build communities that are vibrant and approachable for people of all ages and abilities. Here Kent Sovern talks about thinking BIG and disrupting conventional wisdom to drive economic development. Oh and then there is also "Movies for Grownups".  We cover lots of ground here...enjoy. 

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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Aunt Joy’s Christmas Stockings - Our Small Business Spotlight

Over twenty years ago Joy Murphy was on the hunt for hand-made Christmas stockings for the fireplace. Her search yielded zip so she decided to make her own. Now decades later Aunt Joy's Personalized Christmas Stockings has crafted over 150 designs and sold thousands of these personalized holiday stockings she...still...makes herself. It's quite a story. 

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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“Out Of The Mud” with George Hanusa

He has a passion for writing and for history. Meet George Hanusa a 40+ year resident of the tiny town of Windsor Heights, Iowa and author of "Out Of The Mud - How a Rural Coal Mining Settlement Became the City of Windsor Heights". What is curious about Windsor Heights (Pop 4,900) is that it sits directly in the center of the Des Moines Metro surrounded by much larger communities. All of that could have been different had the community annexed what is now the City of Clive. Hanusa has written an unvarnished historical account of Windsor Heights complete with lots of photos and stories any lover of small town history will appreciate. The book is available at the Windsor Heights City Hall, the Windsor Heights Hy-Vee, Beaverdale Books and Plain Talk Books and Coffee.

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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Autonomy - The Success of HyVee

I have always been impressed with the level of customer service, responsiveness and the vast amount of choice we, as consumers, are given at HyVee. It doesn't seem to matter if that store is in a small Iowa town or in the Greater Des Moines Metro...the attention to detail is always there. Recently the Windsor Heights HyVee installed a new Starbucks, much to the delight of the community. That event allowed me to sit down with Matt Heldenbrand the Store Director and ask lots of questions about what makes HyVee tick and the business of grocery stores. Have a listen...


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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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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Catching Up with Immanuel Pathways of Central Iowa

Our friends from Immanuel Pathways - PACE Program opened their doors nearly one year ago. We thought it might be time to catch up with how their service has been received in the eight counties they serve. With us is Gina Graham, Community Outreach Manager and Tabatha Bleich, Recreation Therapist to offer up some stories about the past year and what services are offered. Here is that conversation... 


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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Eden & Gray Interiors - In The Small Business Spotlight

We love creative people and it was a pleasure shinning our Small Business Spotlight on Eden & Gray Interiors with Hanna Shiplett. For years Hanna worked for others as an interior designer now, on her own, we talk about design trends for commercial and home. What's hot and what changes does she see in design for office space and residential. Meet Hanna Shiplett:


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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Peterson Holistic Services Is…..

Earlier today we visited with Joy and Kevin Peterson from Peterson Holistic Services that celebrated their open house at their Windsor Heights location.  Holistic services are becoming more mainstream. We ask about that and more.  Join us in the Small Business Spotlight.



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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Glorious Desserts with Gloria Olson

Today our small business spotlight shines on Gloria Olson the person behind every bit of goodness coming from Glorious Desserts. We talk about the cake baking industry, how she got started in the business and some interesting, and intriguing, stories about...her. From Windsor Heights, Iowa here is Gloria:



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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