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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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We explore the world of yoga with Mary McCarthy who has been teaching groups and individuals for nearly twenty years. Lots of questions as we put Yoga by Mary in our Small Business Spotlight. Continue reading
Posted 4 hours ago at Insight on Business
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The business news headlines from today: Wall Street to Lyft and too many jobs and not enough people...what is business to do? Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Insight on Business
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From our Podcast Iowa Event held in Des Moines meet Peter Stockdale from the Audible Farm Podcast: Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Insight on Business
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The business news headlines from Wall Street to Green Bay to Cory Booker to the Audible Farm Podcast and Laura Kinnard about DMBizEvents Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Insight on Business
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Sunday Morning Coffee is served: Politics and Religion on St. Patrick's Day...why not. Grab a cup...but remember it's HOT! Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at SundayMorningCoffee
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The business news headlines: Dollar General and the economy of 2019, Sears and 1972, Walmart and supercenters, Ford is cutting jobs, Tesla underwhelms, agriculture, Iowa and Tourism. Lots to cover... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Insight on Business
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Roxi Copland first published her saga about her healthcare insurance provider Blue Cross/Blue Shield on a Facebook post. We made contact with the singer songwriter for a follow up. All she was trying to do was what we are told to do...this is "The Breast of the Story". Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Insight on Business
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Broadcaster Jeff Stein will be in Des Moines on Tuesday evening the 19th to share his documentary, "From the Battle Front to the Home Front - Iowa Broadcasters Go to War". We've go details... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Insight on Business
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Wall Street stalled over home sales, truck drivers and wages, retail stores in trouble...we've got a list, Jeff Stein and his new documentary and singer/songwriter Roxi Copland with a healthcare insurance story you've got to hear. Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Insight on Business
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Studies show that more and more consumers are by-passing the business home page and going directly to the subjects they are looking for. How might that impact how you create content? Read on... Continue reading
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Imagine the news in real time with "citizen journalists" covering what's happening around the globe. Happs.TV has come to Iowa for the Iowa Caucus and to extend the startups reach. Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Insight on Business
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The tech sector and construction lifts the markets, the Boeing grounding and their stock, Walmart asks employees a simple question, Rep. Cindy Axne asks Wells Fargo CEO Tim Sloan some pointed questions. Those stories plus Andrew King and Happs.TV. What? Click through to learn more! Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Insight on Business
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The landscape of the nation is changing. Here is a conversation with Joe Henry from the League of United Latin American Citizens or LULAC about policy, jobs, entrepreneurs, immigration, and more. Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Insight on Business
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The business news headlines: Boeing has another rough day, wealthy folks and cheating, rifles and ammo, Brexit, Aldi, family leave and Joe Henry on LULAC and the economy and voting and business. It's quite a day! Continue reading
Posted Mar 12, 2019 at Insight on Business
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The business education and networking events are ramping up and coming out from the cold. We've got a packed week and here to detail what's happening in the DSMUSA Metro...Laura: Continue reading
Posted Mar 12, 2019 at Insight on Business
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The business news headlines: Strong retail data and technology stocks lift the markets, Boeing shares down, the Trump Budget hits agriculture hard, Americans and their daily spending habits, Des Moines University headed to West Des Moines and Laura Kinnard with business education and networking events this week. GO! Continue reading
Posted Mar 11, 2019 at Insight on Business
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Sunday Morning Coffee is served Daylight Savings Day style. Inside you'll learn about who is winning, so far, in the Iowa 2020 Caucus Race (and it's sort of funny...), why socialism isn't a dirty word anymore, Iowa is a mess and getting worse by the day, harassment and government payouts and John Karras turns 89, Continue reading
Posted Mar 10, 2019 at SundayMorningCoffee
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The business news headlines for today: Walmart sending checks to workers...a bonus. Cage free eggs in time? Producers are scrambling...sorry. Lousy job report from the Labor Department..sort od. What happened on Wall Street and from Cityview Magazine Jeff Pitts and Parker Reed with Stuff to DO in the DSMUSA Metro. Continue reading
Posted Mar 8, 2019 at Insight on Business
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It may sound "odd" but a vast majority of people truly fear getting up in front of others to make any sort of presentation. Here Maureen Berger from Tero International offers some thoughts on that and some tips to help you make your next presentation less stressful and more impactful. Continue reading
Posted Mar 8, 2019 at Insight on Business
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Stocks end lower for the 4th day in a row...why? We'll share. Americans are about to lose some of that "extra jingle" they've had in their pockets, Jesus Christ and executive pay, cashless retail in trouble. Also today Maureen Burger on something that those surveyed say they fear more than death. But not to worry, she has some tips to help you get over that fear. Continue reading
Posted Mar 7, 2019 at Insight on Business
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Jason Feifer the Editor in Chief of Entrepreneur Magazine was in Iowa to talk about "How Do Successful Entrepreneurs Think". Before taking the mic to address a crowd of business professionals he sat down behind our mic for a conversation about...change. Continue reading
Posted Mar 7, 2019 at Insight on Business
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The business news headlines: GM. workers, "The Economy Stupid". Big banks leaving poorer neighborhoods, Facebook and "the sleaze factor", Net Neutrality is back. Plus for The Interview Jason Feifer from Entrepreneur Magazine on how Successful Entrepreneurs think... Continue reading
Posted Mar 6, 2019 at Insight on Business
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It takes work but, like all things of value, your personal brand is what makes you the "go to" person. Here Sima Dahl talks about that and offers some insight in how to stay Top of Mind. Continue reading
Posted Mar 6, 2019 at Insight on Business
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A packed day of business news: Wall Street sputters, Amazon and Malls, Von Maur and West Des Moines, Kohls, Planet Fitness, Target, Harley and kids..plus Sima Dahl talks about creating a personal brand that sticks. You are going to love this conversation...it's all inside. Continue reading
Posted Mar 5, 2019 at Insight on Business
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If you listen to the major business groups in Iowa you would believe that the Hawkeye State is bad for business. Why? They say the "optics of taxes here hurts growth". Enter Mike Owen from the Iowa Policy Project with some numbers that may surprise you... Continue reading
Posted Mar 5, 2019 at Insight on Business