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Peep Notes - Small Business Spotlight

Many small businesses start with a passion and this story is no different. Meet Terri Meier a numbers person by day and a creative entrepreneur on the weekends and after work. Several years ago Terri decided to take her passion of scrap-booking to a business and create hand-crafted cards and notes as well as fun t-shirts and (sometimes) naughty cups and coasters. It's a fun story about Peep Notes...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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Iowa’s For Profit Managed Care Organizations

A year ago, following several delays, Gov. Terry Branstad (R-IA) fostered upon the Medicaid health care system three for-profit managed care providers tasked with handling the care and payment of services for roughly 600,000 patients. The vast majority of these patients are children, the elderly and low income residents of the state. For months we have heard from Governor Branstad that the system is working. People are getting care and providers are being paid. Yet, we hear an entirely different story from providers and patients. This week we learned that an additional $225 million would be sent to Iowa from the Affordable Care Act coffers to pay for services. The very act Gov. Branstad did not support. Enter Katie Fergus, CPA who has years of experience in the finances of care providers and recently started her firm FinanSynergy which assists providers in everything from billing to cost containment. So, what is it really like for patients and health care providers in Iowa?  We asked...

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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One Eleven Public House - Restaurant of the Week

This is a great story of running after your dream job. Our Restaurant of the Week is One Eleven Public House on Main Street in Knoxville, Iowa. Yep, we love to travel a bit and it seems so too do you! Meet Mindi Sudman who, with her partner, worked for months to get the old building ready for business. Even though she doesn't yet have a sign out front that has not kept people from finding her and enjoying fine American food and craft cocktails. Learn the back-story about One Eleven Public House and then...go!

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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Women Empowering Women - Coming to Des Moines

She says that women often have amazing life and business goals but, for one reason or another, they get stuck and can't launch them. Meet Val Bullerman who is bringing Women Empowering Women to the Des Moines Metro on 8 April. She and Nancy Emmert joined us in studio to give you a preview of this day of learning, fun and empowerment. Mark your calendar and get tickets here

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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Get Rid of Clutter with Professional Organizer Mary Segmann

Oh my...so many of us need this help! Meet Mary Segmann who is a professional organizer. No, not political or unions but...clutter. She made a trip to Des Moines from her home state in South Carolina and we were lucky enough to grab her for some quick tips. So, if you're needing some help getting started wth organization meet Mary. 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, 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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Pam Patton and A Dream Come True

We reached back a bit and found this gem from last year. Meet Pam Patton who took her family cooking skills to a new level and found the calling to open Patton's Restaurant an East Side favorite. Here we talk about that journey and a national award she received. Get you some!

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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Business and Public Relations

Think of the thousands of dollars spent on marketing a brand and how fragile it becomes once the business has lost control of the message. Our guest is Brooke Benschoter a public relations expert. We talk about the importance of finding your "story" and then getting that story told. It's something that most people can't do and it's best if it is left in the hands of an expert. Spend some time and learn what positive PR can do for you.

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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Negotiation Skills for Women with Brooke and Jaclyn

In studio with us is Brooke Benschoter and Jaclyn Hayek to talk about "Ask for It - Using the Tools of Negotiation to Get What You Want". This is a special event happening at the Windsor Heights Community Center on Thursday the 3rd of November. The organizations behind the event include NEXUS Woman's Alliance, Iowa Women in Architicture, Commercial Real Estate Women Iowa and the Polk County Women Attorneys. 


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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Ro Crosbie on Business Women and Success

October is National Women's Small Business Month and our guest is Ro Crosbie of Tero International. Join us as we talk about the future of women in business, the obstacles women can face, how skill sets can overcome so many factors. An interview about Tero International and the future of Iowa as more women enter into the world of business.


  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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Cooking with J - A Grimes Personal Chef

We love finding out about new business startups and a recent trip to Grimes hooked us up with Joan Warren who has just started her personal chef service called Cooking With J. So we sat down and asked her the question..."Why?". She answered...



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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