Insight On Business the News Hour

The Arts and Economic Impact

Our mission here is two-fold: First what the heck is BRAVO of Greater Des Moines and what do they do? Secondly we talk about the economic impact the arts have on the economy of the Greater Des Moines Metro and Central Iowa. Sally Dix, the executive director of BRAVO, is with us to share the answers to our questions and the numbers from a recent study that looks at the direct impact the arts have on our economy. From dollars spent to jobs created...we think you'll find this interesting!

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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Establishing Rapport with Carlos Alvarez

In studio is Carlos Alvarez an expert in public speaking, communications and a trainer at Tero International. Here we talk about the importance of building rapport with people you do business with, work with and sell to. How can you build rapport and why is that part of building success? We asked and Carlos answered.

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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Young African Leadership Initiative and Drake University

Proof that we live in a global economy. This summer 25 young people from Africa are in Des Moines and taking part in YALI the Young African Leadership Initiative. Our contributor Laura Kinnard of Drake University has been working with them on their business plans which they hope to take back to their home countries and implement. With us in studio is Elizabeth Kasujja from Uganda. Her grandmother was a princess. Her business is a healthy drink called Sante and she is using that to support her Social Entrepreneurial organization called Clear Your Mind focused on access to mental health care and depression treatment. Sarah Sangara is from the Congo. Her business is empowering women with children by loaning land to and teaching them how to grow soybeans to provide support for their families needs and to send their children to school. Her other concept is to build a website that promotes entrepreneurs and the positive things going on in the Congo. Her grandfather was a King. We think you'll truly enjoy this conversation! 

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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Networking Opportunities in the Metro with Laura

Our regular contributor Laura Kinnard is in to share some networking opportunities in the Metro and give a little history regarding One Million Cups. If you want to read from her post head to DMBizMixer and to get noticed with your networking event and have her discuss and share it's #DMBizEvents on Twitter.

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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Rights of Minority Shareholders - Sam Kreamer

When it comes to any business or corporation there are some specific rights afforded to minority shareholders. Here Sam Kreamer from the Kreamer Law Firm of West Des Moines details some of those issues, what business owners and shareholders might do to avoid a contentious battle and more. No matter if you have an LLC with family or friend involvement or part of a corporation this is a conversation worth listening to... 

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 This Week with Cityview and Jeff Pitts

The weekend is...history but there's still "Stuff to DO in the Metro" from a musical in Indianola to Jazz in July to "An American in Paris" at the Civic Center and even a Sushi Workshop. Here's Jeff Pitts from Cityview. Have some fun already we'll get back to business soon enough. 

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 Honor in a Job with Iowa Job Honor

Our friend Kyle Horn is a returning guest to the Business News Hour. Kyle is from Iowa Job Honor Awards and here we talk about the impact a job has on a person, a family and on the business that hires a job-seeker with a less than "perfect" background. We're sharing this because the Iowa Job Honor Award Nomination Period is now open. We think you'll enjoy knowing more and perhaps helping to nominate a person or a company that understands the link between a job...and honor.

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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School Supplies, Kids and the Walnut Creek YMCA

As personal and school budgets tighten there is a greater need for folks like the Walnut Creek YMCA to do fund raising, collection and distribution of school supplies to kids who really need them. Meet Joanna Gilmore the Youth Development Coordinator for the Walnut Creek YMCA as she shares with us their effort to meet the growing demand of getting school supplies in the hands of families. This is an effort that goes through July with a special event on August 5th. Have a listen! 

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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Kidsave - The Touching Story of Adoption

Right now, in the Des Moines Metro, there are five children from Columbia in need of permanent families. The kids range in age of 11 to 13 and their chances for adoption have dwindled due to their crime of...age. This emotional conversation with Jessica Dunker is a "must listen" to interview. You have the opportunity to truly make a difference through Kidsave a non-profit created in Des Moines for the purpose of uniting children with loving families. Here we talk about an event each Saturday in July where you can meet the kids. For more information call 515-988-8309. But, please...just listen.

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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You Know Robin from Batman Now Meet Burt Ward The Canine Crusader

This is an extended interview with Burt Ward who played Robin the the still popular television program Batman. Here we talk about his two passions in life: His wife Tracy and their joint mission of saving, caring and lengthening the lives of...dogs. Burt was in Sioux City, Iowa to tour the Consumers Supply plant where his, Gentle Giants Dog Food is made. We sat down to talk about giving dogs the miracle of a longer more active life. Imagine Great Danes living to be 27 years old and active. And, yes, we talk about Adam West and how Burt got the part of Robin. But, if you have a "fur kid", please spend some time and listen to one of the most kind people on the planet...meet Burt Ward.

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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