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Michael Libbie
Des Moines, Iowa
Working to restore Iowa Values for Iowa Families
Interests: Public Policy, Government Affairs, Marketing, Advertising, Iowa
Recent Activity
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Talking about whiskey and the national Rackhouse Whiskey Club plus a shout out to the Des Moines Whiskey Festival on the 22nd and 23rd of November all with Rackhouse founder Sam Hoyle. Continue reading
Posted 4 hours ago at Insight on Business
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The business news headlines: The U.S. Capital of Income Inequality is....; Tesla and trucks, Pot Stocks rebound, another down day on Wall Street, Climate Change and we're talking whiskey with Sam Hoyle. Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Insight on Business
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This Saturday, in Ankeny, Iowa entrepreneurs and people who dream of building their own business will gather for the 12th Annual Iowa Immigrant Entrepreneur Summit. Here small business owner Leng Vong Reiff shares the details of why you should put it on your calendar. Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Insight on Business
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Welcome to the business news headlines: Amazon, GM, Legal, Markets, AI and your job, Apple and the 12th Annual Immigrant Entrepreneur Summit. Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Insight on Business
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The number of open jobs in the United States is staggering yet we have thousands of people who, for one reason or another, are often cast aside by perspective employers. Meet Kyle Horn from America's Job Honor Awards with part of the answer. Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Insight on Business
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The business news headlines: Older Workers are Hiding Out; International Students & the Economy, Cheap Transportation, Legal "meat", Wages & Small Towns, Wall Street, DoorDash. Plus Kyle Horn from America's Job Honor Awards with some answers for employers seeking help. Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Insight on Business
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Each week Laura Kinnard who teaches entrepreneurship at Drake and DMACC comes in for a chat about business events in the DSM Metro. And, because it is Entrepreneurship Month.... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Insight on Business
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We've got lots to share with you.... The China/U.S. Trade - Deal or No Deal? Chick fil-A alters some things, WeWork laying off thousands, FedEX and the NYT in a toot. markets and the agony of today, Dunkin says goodbye, women leaving finance and why. Plus Laura Kinnard on DMBizEvents and more. Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Insight on Business
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Good Morning and welcome to Sunday Morning Coffee! Inside: The Impeachment, Louisiana, Iowa, Iowa Death Penalty, Kim Reynolds, Mark Cady, Harold Hughes, Gun Violence, Connie Ryan, Cityview Business Journal, Iowa Live and more. Yikes!!!! Grab TWO cups! Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at SundayMorningCoffee
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Tonight: The Dow hits an all time record...but. FDA worried about some drugs, Starbucks just got HUGE, a very big IPO on the horizon, restaurant worries, job skills issues and Jeff Pitts from Cityview with Stuff to DO in the DSM Metro. Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Insight on Business
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On more than one occasion the Interfaith Alliance of Iowa has held vigils following mass shootings. This time the Connie Ryan said she and other faith leaders turned to action. Here is that story. Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Insight on Business
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The business news headlines: A majority of Americans are getting squeezed financially, Sears and layoffs, Walmart and Black Friday, Wall Street "Meh", Throwback Thursday...the flip phone is coming back. Those stories plus Connie Ryan on guns, faith and public policy. Continue reading
Posted Nov 14, 2019 at Insight on Business
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The Iowa Business Journal, part of Cityview Magazine, honored "19 People Making a Difference in 2019". Here we captured several of the award winners at their gala event. Continue reading
Posted Nov 14, 2019 at Insight on Business
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The business news headlines from Wall Street to Von Maur in Iowa we've got those stories plus interviews from the recent Cityview Business Journal awards. Continue reading
Posted Nov 13, 2019 at Insight on Business
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Meet Nancy Vetter of Iowa Custom Murphy Beds where each bed is handcrafted in Iowa by Amish craftsmen and then shipped and installed nationwide. Seeking a way to turn a room into a multipurpose bedroom/den/study? Here you go.... Continue reading
Posted Nov 13, 2019 at Insight on Business
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Today in the business news: Trump talks but not about China, a photo with Santa only $2,500, Sandy Hook and Reington, Milk troubles, Disney+ has issues. And a Small Business Spotlight shines on an Iowa business that makes Murphy Beds.... Continue reading
Posted Nov 12, 2019 at Insight on Business
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Here is an updated list of business events in the Des Moines Metro with Laura Kinnard of Drake University Entrepreneurship Program. Continue reading
Posted Nov 12, 2019 at Insight on Business
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From a frigid Des Moines, Iowa it's the business news headlines including: Uncertainty about China, Google mining health data, Sen. Cory Booker talks small business, Walgreens, Boeing and you can, starting today, register for RAGBRAI. Plus Laura Kinnard on DSM Business Events. Continue reading
Posted Nov 11, 2019 at Insight on Business
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Sunday Morning Coffee is brewed...all fresh and HOT. From Virginia to Kentucky to Polk County some of the news you may have seen or missed all laced with my commentary. It's what I get to do...enjoy! Continue reading
Posted Nov 10, 2019 at SundayMorningCoffee
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The business news headlines for Friday the 8th of November. The Dow was up 6 points while the Nasdaq gained 40. It was a confusing day regarding China and Trade. Plus auto tariffs, Amazon in trouble, Dick's and guns, Coke has an AHA moment and older workers ain't going anywhere. Plus Jeff Pitts and stuff to do. Continue reading
Posted Nov 8, 2019 at Insight on Business
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It may come as a shock to many consumers but...the reason you can't repair "stuff" on your own is because many manufacturers hold the "key". Here we discuss "Right to Repair" with Repair.org Executive Director Gay Gordon-Byrne. Continue reading
Posted Nov 8, 2019 at Insight on Business
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While Wall Street had a party millions of American's are stuck in low wage jobs and the likelihood they will get out and make more money is...bleak. We've also got some retail news, some river news and the Right to Repair your own stuff is a big deal... Gay Gordon-Byrne in for the interview Continue reading
Posted Nov 7, 2019 at Insight on Business
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Enough...say the 360,000 members of AARP-Iowa...enough of the high cost of prescription drugs. Here Brad Anderson talks about what his organization is doing and offers a way you can help...by telling your story. Continue reading
Posted Nov 7, 2019 at Insight on Business
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The business news headlines: Wall Street..meh; BoA sets minimum wage at $20 per hour, productivity issues and why that matters, soccer and DSM, branding and food...plus Brad Anderson about 360,000 people that are fed up with high drug prices and they....vote Continue reading
Posted Nov 6, 2019 at Insight on Business
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Technical skills are important but in survey after survey businesses say they need people who can communicate with others...effectively. Here Tracey Pearson from Tero International shares some thoughts and tips on becoming that effective communicator and how it will enhance your career. Continue reading
Posted Nov 6, 2019 at Insight on Business