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Michael Libbie
Des Moines, Iowa
My profession is advertising, marketing and social media for business while my hobby is politics and religion.
Interests: writing, public speaking, photography, creative design, rodeo, movies, politics, religion
Recent Activity
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It seems like an Amazon sort of day...and Walmart and Ford and the Markets and the Savery Hotel opens in Des Moines after a $20 update. Also we'll talk about MedPharm with Lucas Nelson and Stuff to DO in the Metro with Cityview Magazine. Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Insight on Business
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How can workplace culture aid in recruitment and retention? Here we visit with Melissa Ness about that and more as she leads a major company through massive growth. Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Insight on Business
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The top business news stories of the day, the markets and an interesting and thoughtful conversation with Melissa Ness the President of Aureon HR about culture, compassion and human resources. A must listen! Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Insight on Business
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Meet Iowa Legislator Ruth Ann Gaines who is seeking re-election in her near Northeast portion of Des Moines. Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Insight on Business
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In the business news today: Pfizer joins Ford in layoff announcements. The retirement age by countries. The tax cuts and the deficit. West Des Moines gets a new sports complex. Also, meet Iowa House member Ruth Ann Gaines and her re-election bid. Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Insight on Business
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Forget paying thousands for professional development...why not join Junior Chamber International and accomplish great things for yourself and your community... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Insight on Business
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Small business can win...no, really. They have the power if they use it correctly. We talk about that with Chuck Mefford from Brands Formation. Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Insight on Business
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The business news headlines of the day from Tesla to UBER to the Des Moines River...plus Jennifer Gracey about Junior Chamber International and Chuck Mefford on branding your business. Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Insight on Business
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I sit down with presidential candidate Congressman John K. Delaney for the interview.... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Insight on Business
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Business networking to business education to trade show marketing.... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Insight on Business
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John Hale...too risky for Iowa.... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at SundayMorningCoffee
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Oh my...what a week. From "Enemy of the People" to part of "The Mob"...yikes! Cory Booker making tracks in Iowa. JD Scholeten making headway. The DSM Regsiter gives the nod to Democrats. John K. Delaney next week. A bit of family history in New Orleans. Sunday Morning Coffee is served. Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at SundayMorningCoffee
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Join us as we talk about Stuff to DO in the DSM Metro this weekend into next week with Jeff and Parker! Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Insight on Business
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The Friday Edition of the Business News Hour...exhausting...the markets that is. Also five tips for employers having trouble filling jobs. Postal rate talk. Housing and interest rates going to put the whoa on home buying? Those stories and Kelly Reilly from the DSM Botanical Garden and Cityview Magazine with Jeff Pitts and Parker Reed. Come on in! Continue reading
Posted Oct 12, 2018 at Insight on Business
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More businesses are watching healthcare costs eat away at their bottom line. Meanwhile employers and employees pay more and more for a system that now business says is not sustainable. Meet Michael Lighty as we uncover some dramatic trends in the acceptance of universal healthcare for the United States. Continue reading
Posted Oct 12, 2018 at Insight on Business
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Another rout on Wall Street today also what happens to consumers if Sears calls it quits? Looks like another postal rate increase and who will pay? A deep dive into health care costs. A conversation that will touch every employer and employer...actually it already has. Continue reading
Posted Oct 11, 2018 at Insight on Business
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One of the aspects of being a desirable city in which to live and work is the quality of life and, to that end, the arts play a huge role. We talk about that and the rich history that is part of the professional Iowa Stage Theater Company. Continue reading
Posted Oct 11, 2018 at Insight on Business
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It was quite a day on Wall Street and we'll give you the details. American cheese...who wants it? Ford announces layoffs...why? Sears may be getting ready to say, "good bye" and Michael is in the news. Those stories and more along with a conversation with Matthew McIver the Artistic Director of the professional acting group, the Iowa Stage Theater Company. Welcome back! Continue reading
Posted Oct 10, 2018 at Insight on Business
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Meet Tim Winter who is running for the Iowa House in the sprawling House District 48 made up of Hamilton County and parts of Webster, Story and Boone counties. Continue reading
Posted Oct 10, 2018 at Insight on Business
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Meet farmer David Weaver of Boone County. He is running for the Iowa Legislature and we spent some time talking about...why. Continue reading
Posted Oct 10, 2018 at Insight on Business
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Rob Sand is running for the Office of State Auditor. What does the State Auditor do? Why does that impact business? How might he change that offices direction? We think those are important questions... Continue reading
Posted Oct 10, 2018 at Insight on Business
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The business news from housing interest rates to Papa John's to Rob Sand for Auditor to David Weaver, and Tim Winter for the Iowa House, It's a busy news day! Continue reading
Posted Oct 9, 2018 at Insight on Business
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Each week we take a look at the upcoming business networking and educational events headed to the DSM Metro. Today we go from One Million Cups to Live2Lead to Technology Association to AMA-Iowa and more with Laura Kinnard. Continue reading
Posted Oct 9, 2018 at Insight on Business
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Receiving recognition as being the "Best" carries a message to not only competition but to staff and, yes, current and future clients. We talk about that here... Continue reading
Posted Oct 9, 2018 at Insight on Business
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We're out ahead of the game. Here we visit with Jay Byers of the Greater Des Moines Partnership about the January Partnership Dinner and it's impact on yesterday and tomorrow. Continue reading
Posted Oct 9, 2018 at Insight on Business