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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
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Today the top business news stories in one place and on YOUR time: health care disruption from Walmart and Amazon, bank tellers and value, Tesla a "financial risk", old music, technology and early education. Click through for more. Continue reading
Posted 8 hours ago at Insight on Business
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I know...it's more like BRUNCH! Sunday Morning Coffee is served from military parades to the governor of Iowa to Twitter and Eric Trump to Jennifer Konfrst to Cindy Axne to Leonard Boswell...whew! Grab a cup! Continue reading
Posted yesterday at SundayMorningCoffee
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We talk about print media and more importantly focused print media. We talk about Cityview the Best of Cityview, the cost of advertising, audits of circulation, the Iowa Living Magazines and the Iowa Business Journals. In other words, we cover lots of ground but important for people who are buying advertising. Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Insight on Business
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The business news headlines for today from less transparency for corporations to international trade to extra jobs in a booming economy? Those stories and more are just a click away! Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Insight on Business
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The business news headlines: Beer makers look to pot to "grow their business". Look out Amazon here comes Walmart. A new housing trend means a $90,000 house vs. a $365,000 house. Those stories the markets and more.... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Insight on Business
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Our "Out to Lunch" segment took us to Webster City, Iowa where we met up with Burke Reseter who owns the rural restaurant the Grid Iron...so what's business like in Rural America? Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Insight on Business
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In the business news headlines today: Can a trade war be turning into a financial war and for what? Also Best Buy just made a buy...and it's about aging Americans. "Buy American" may be going through some changes and we know what you've been spending your money on...those stories and the markets just a click away. Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Insight on Business
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We go Out to Lunch with Deb Brown who has a keen understanding of rural development, building on what you already have, creating economy where many see nothing. Rural that Works is coming to Central Iowa in September. We talk about that and so much more...as we go...Out to Lunch! Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Insight on Business
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The business news headlines...today we're mobile from inTandum Workspace in Webster City, Iowa. Here we've got the business news headlines from Wall Street to Main Street. Thanks for listening. Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Insight on Business
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Each Monday Laura Kinnard comes in for a conversation about business education, networking and more. Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Insight on Business
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We love telling business stories and stories that make living...great. Meet Ashley Sidon a professor of music at Drake University as we talk about the 4th Annual Zenith Chamber Music Festival...and have some fun! Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Insight on Business
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Why does it matter what is going on in Turkey? We've got that story. Tesla Stock? Wrangler and Lee Jeans to be spun off, A new Papa John's story. More schools and parents are seeing a way to get into the trades...those stories and the Zenith Chamber Music Festival and business networking...click through. Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Insight on Business
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Grab a cup of Sunday Morning Coffee! Inside we've got Kasich on chaos, Harley Davidson, Conservative Review unmasked, Space Force, Charlottesville, Unions and Andrew Yang. So much going on...enjoy! Continue reading
Posted Aug 12, 2018 at SundayMorningCoffee
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Something new today as we offer up shorter text and get you right to the business news headlines. Go! Continue reading
Posted Aug 10, 2018 at Insight on Business
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We spend some time with presidential candidate Andrew Yang talking about business, the economy, technology and the Universal Basic Income and what that means moving forward. Continue reading
Posted Aug 10, 2018 at Insight on Business
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OK, sometimes we have too much fun...but really? Never heard of Here Come the Mummies???? Continue reading
Posted Aug 10, 2018 at Insight on Business
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We get it, you are busy selling stuff, making stuff or serving your clients. But, do you take the time to think about your customers/clients as more than a dollar sign? Here we talk about being "other centered" in your marketing efforts. Click through for more. Continue reading
Posted Aug 10, 2018 at Insight on Business
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We start off with the business news headlines from Crock Shoes to Elon Musk and Tesla and then roll into some marketing tips for your business. Click through! Continue reading
Posted Aug 9, 2018 at Insight on Business
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More common than not immigrants who come to the United States become engaged in our society and many are small business entrepreneurs. This is just one of those stories.... Continue reading
Posted Aug 9, 2018 at Insight on Business
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Today: More tough tariff talk...are your employees leaving because they are not...happy? A small business spotlight gets us clean...and more in this edition of the Business News Hour. Continue reading
Posted Aug 8, 2018 at Insight on Business
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It was quite a day for Tesla...that story a China update and ten, no make that eleven reasons people are not buying homes...and we look at the Business of a Public Library...click on through. Continue reading
Posted Aug 7, 2018 at Insight on Business
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We sit down with the Publisher of DSM Magazine and ask about its special niche, marketing, consumers and the 11th Annual celebration of Restaurant Week. How did it get here? We asked Continue reading
Posted Aug 7, 2018 at Insight on Business
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The business news headlines from Facebook Dating to Canada boycotting U.S. goods. Those stories the markets and Kris Maggard from DSM Magazine and Laura Kinnard from DMBizMixer. Let's go! Continue reading
Posted Aug 6, 2018 at Insight on Business
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Sunday Morning Coffee is served...from lies to more lies to wages, inflation, the media, and a birthday. Grab a cup...and yes, it's HOT! Continue reading
Posted Aug 5, 2018 at SundayMorningCoffee
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The award winning Insight on Business the News Hour with Michael Libbie, now in our sixth year, is a production of our advertising agency, Insight Advertising, Marketing & Communications and is the only daily, hour-long business news broadcast in the Midwest. You can hear the broadcast Monday - Friday at 4:30pm on our Radio Blog, and each Sunday on News/Talk 1540 KXEL starting at 2pm. The Business News Hour is made possible through the sponsorship of: Iowa Workforce Development, Aureon of West Des Moines, The Strudl Haus of Des Moines, Tero International, The Iowa Business Journals, Country Vet Naturals and... Continue reading
Posted Aug 4, 2018 at Insight on Business