Insight On Business the News Hour

Demo Queen Kim Meana from our Way-Back Machine

A couple of years ago we I ran into Kim Meana who was doing product demos at a local HyVee grocery store. We talked a bit about what she does and learned this is her full time business. Because of the short week, and so many people gone over the holiday we got into our Way-Back Machine to being you this interesting story. Who knew? 

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 One Woman Syphony

She mixes technology with the classical sounds of her violin. Meet Genevieve Salamone the "One Woman Symphony". We climbed into our "Way-Back Machine" for this conversation we had in October of 2016. Talented and fun Genevieve brings some true class to any corporate meeting or event. Have a listen...enjoy and then reach out for a booking. You will not be sorry. 

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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Small Business Spotlight - Plant Life Designs

In our Small Business Spotlight meet Tara Dudley the owner/designer of Plant Life Designs. We had a great time talking about how she designs and then builds stunning outdoor living spaces, how she got started in the business, what she does during her "off season" (think inside decor) and a special event coming up on Small Business Saturday the 25th of November. Listen in and have some fun... 

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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Lauren Campbell Photography - Small Business Spotlight

We love telling small business stories and today in our Small Business Spotlight it's Lauren Campbell of Lauren Campbell Photography located in Windsor Heights. As a kid she played "photographer" while her friends were playing with toys. Hey, it's a start!  Learn more about her and her unique business model here! 

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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Small Business Marketing Help with Deidre DeJear

She came to Des Moines on a mission of learning, got a degree from Drake and a job from Bankers Trust. Then Deidre DeJear doubled down on a mission to help small businesses who otherwise could not afford marketing efforts...use her company DeJear Corporation (Contact Info) to get a boost understanding finances, marketing, logos and more. She then partnered with the United Way of Central Iowa to help struggling new businesses get paid for attending her workshops. It's worth a listen and a connection! 

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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Singer Songwriter Roxi Copland Kicks Off a Summer Tour in Des Moines

She's back....Roxi Copland came by the studio to chat about her summer tour before the launch at Peace Tree Brewing in the East Village. Here we talk with the 2016 Wisconsin Jazz Artist of the Year about the music from her new release "Bad Decision" and then get into a conversation about being an independent recording artist and all the business that needs to be done way before (and after) a major release. Enjoy the conversation and the music. To learn more about the tour and the music here is the link to Roxi's website.

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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Startup Stories with Amy Vohs of Lil’ Sidekick

Each month Mike Colwell from SquareOne DSM brings us an interesting startup story. Usually we're talking about software or something from the tech world. Today it's about a retail product that is now in over 1,600 hundred stores nationwide and it all comes out of Iowa. Meet Amy Vohs the creator and owner of Lil' Sidekick. Amy saw a problem and spent several years developing a solution. Amy will be at SquareOne DSM for the June Startup Story Event. To register here is that link.

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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Perhaps the Most Mature 20 Year Old Business Person We’ve Met

We're often confronted by young people who may have no idea who they are and what they wish to become. Then there is the exact opposite. Meet McKenna Haase who not only goes to Drake University but also races sprint cars...professionally. We talk about her TWO businesses, how she got started and where she wants to go. And, while you're listening remember she is twenty years old...stunning!

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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