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University of Northern Iowa Business Development with Paul Kinghorn

Here we spend some time with Paul Kinghorn the Director of the Center for Business Growth and Innovation at the University of Northern Iowa. We spend some time talking about succession planning, what the group offers existing or emerging businesses and more. Business in Iowa with Paul Kinghorn on our News Maker Line. 

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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Heather Ryan - Part Two - Democrat Running in Iowa’s 3rd Congressional District

Here, in Part Two of our conversation with Heather Ryan, we talk more about public policy including the rural economy, jobs, wages, health care and a host of other issues. 

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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Heather Ryan - Democrat Running in Iowa’s 3rd Congressional District

This year there are seven Democrats vying for the opportunity to represent Iowa in the Third Congressional District. While we don't "do politics" on the Business News Hour we think it's important to give each of these candidates voice up to the June Primary. Here, in Part One of her interview we introduce you to Heather Ryan. In Part Two we talk more about her policy ideas. Meet Heather Ryan...

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 Cady Colosimo and Courtney Carstens

Each week we bring you "Stuff to DO in the Des Moines Metro" with our friends from Cityview Magazine. This week Courtney Carstens and Cady Colosimo join us to talk rodeo, gymnastics, a home show. bunnies, art and cooking. It's the full package so get out there and do something!

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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Airport Hospitality - Meet Cheng Lor

When we made the decision to attend the Media Day at the Des Moines International Airport for the purpose of learning more about the new amenities offered to travelers we did not expect this story. Meet Cheng Lor the President/CEO of Aero Service Group based in Minneapolis. For several years his company worked the Fredericks Coffee stand, just past TSA screening area, turning in solid growth each year. When it came to the food service at the Des Moines International Airport the Airport Authority made the decision to partner with Mr. Lor. Listen as you learn about his life in Cambodia, the "Killing Fields" and how that experience shapes his business today. It's quite the 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 Passenger Experience - DSM International Airport

It was "Media Day" at the Des Moines International Airport where Kevin Foley, Executive Director of the Des Moines Airport Authority was eager to talk about the new amenities being offered to travelers. From food to travel swag to new restaurants it was quite the open house. We sat down with Kevin for an extended interview about, not only food, but funding of the proposed new terminal. Side note, nearly 1,500 people work at the airport...

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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Protecting Your A$$ets - With Sam Kreamer

We kick off the year with a business law conversation regarding non-compete agreements and trade secrets. Both of these issues impact businesses of any size. Here Sam Kreamer from the Kreamer Law Firm goes into depth on both and tackle such issues as: 

  • Are Non-compete Agreements enforceable;
  • What is "reasonable" when it comes to Non-compete Agreements;
  • Terms, Scope and possible Judicial Reformation.

When it comes to Trade Secrets:

  • What are they;
  • How do you protect them;
  • Do you have trade secrets:
  • Financial impact of disclosure.

So much here...dig in!

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Networking and Social Media for Business

We welcome Laura Kinnard from DMBizMixer back to the studio! The markets have been closed for the past two Mondays so it was reunion time. Here we talk about networking opportunities in the Metro the Business Record Book of Lists, the number of groups available for women seeking business assistance and a host of other programs that are starting to hit in the New Year. If you would like your business networking event listed online or here during our weekly conversation use Twitter and #DMBizEvents. 

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 Business of Animal Trainer Joel Silverman

One of the great things about doing the Business News Hour for so many years is that when we're light on guests, because of the holidays, we can reach back into our Way-Back Machine for an interesting conversation from the past. Here is something we did over two years ago with professional animal trainer Joel Silverman. It's quite a business that has taken him from Sea World to national television shows and advertising. Meet Joel.

 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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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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