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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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Not a bunch of time today. Off to several events...so grab a cup...lots of Iowa stuff inside. And some new folks mentioned! Thanks for reading! Continue reading
Posted yesterday at SundayMorningCoffee
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Once a week we get...silly...and talk about Stuff to DO in the Greater Des Moines Metro with Jeff Pitts of Cityview Magazine. Nothing serious...honest. Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Insight on Business
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A couple of news stories we reported on this week had to do with mortgage rates, the size of houses being built, the affordability of housing and more. Then, at the Central Iowa Business Conference we meet John Cannon with Wintrust Mortgage and we let him...talk. Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Insight on Business
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Spent our day with 400 business leaders in Des Moines, Iowa. Stories to come...meanwhile, here are the big business news stories from today and a conversation about housing with John Cannon. Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Insight on Business
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Dogs and cats in Iowa suffer greatly, You know it is true. There isn't a month that goes buy that we don't hear of animal torture or mistreatment. The really sad thing about that is that Iowa doesn't seem to care...at least some in the Iowa Legislature.... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Insight on Business
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Some housing news, mortgage news, selling your utility information to lenders, GM to cut workers...in Canada. Also today we try to figure out why Iowa hates dogs and cats...you know, your pets. Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Insight on Business
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Each month Phil K. James visits with me about Marketing for Business with tips and thoughts about how to engage consumers sometimes with technology but mostly through interaction. Here we talk about improving the sales of nearly...anything. Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Insight on Business
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The business news headlines from Wall Street to the GM strike to wages to how GM hits back at the Union. The Fed and interest rates. Also, according to Brian Solis your job...will mostly be...gone. Phil K. James and selling more of what your customer...wants. Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Insight on Business
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Meet Michael Bornstein and his daughter Debbie Bornstein Holinstat authors of a moving story about family, hate, survival and hope. "Survivors Club - The True Story of a Very Young Prisoner of Auschwitz". Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Insight on Business
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Laura Kinnard from Curated Growth is back with her list of business events to watch for this week and next here in DSMUSA. Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Insight on Business
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The business news headlines from Wall Street to Amazon with a special report on a Holocaust story with the authors of their book. Also today, Laura Kinnard and business events in the Des Moines Metro. Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Insight on Business
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Sunday Morning Coffee is, as usual, hot! Inside guns and us, mental health and us, religion and us, steak fry and us. Enjoy...but handle with care. Continue reading
Posted Sep 15, 2019 at SundayMorningCoffee
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Wall Street ended the week mixed, China and Trade, health care and Whole Foods, Mortgage Rates, Foxfire Books, Millennials and Jeff Pitts from Cityview with Stuff to DO! Continue reading
Posted Sep 13, 2019 at Insight on Business
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Time for Stuff to DO in the Greater Des Moines Metro with Jeff Pitts from Cityview...and the crowd goes...wild! Continue reading
Posted Sep 13, 2019 at Insight on Business
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A candid conversation with J.D. Scholten, candidate for the U.S. Congress in Iowa's 4th Congressional District...like 39 counties! Continue reading
Posted Sep 13, 2019 at Insight on Business
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The business news headlines for today: Business leaders tell the U.S. Senate to "Do something!", China and the Trade War, the deficit and taxes, subprime lending is...back. Health Care and health insurance contributing the most to inflation. Also today J.D. Scholten is with us. He is running for Congress in the 4th Iowa Congressional District. Go! Continue reading
Posted Sep 12, 2019 at Insight on Business
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Every day individuals and businesses roll out a new podcast. Many are good...many are just awful. Here are some tips to consider before you launch your podcast. Continue reading
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In this rare, two part conversation, we explore the "other" Des Moines and the crippling poverty experienced by so many. In what would seem an uphill battle the United Way of Central Iowa is making progress. Worth listening to.... Continue reading
Posted Sep 12, 2019 at Insight on Business
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The business news headlines from "Boneheads" by the president to the UAW in Detroit to Victoria's Secret rethinking "super models" and a progressive pizza chain. Also a rare two-part conversation. Today with Elizabeth Buck and Seth Johnson of the United Way of Central Iowa... Continue reading
Posted Sep 11, 2019 at Insight on Business
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Here we give you a peek at how Des Moines markets itself when it comes to visitors, conventions, people considering a move and the folks who live here. Catch Des Moines is that vehicle...Meet Ben Handfelt. Continue reading
Posted Sep 11, 2019 at Insight on Business
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It wasn't a good day on Wall Street plus questions about the farm bailout, Uber and the freight business, Walmart and e-commerce, finding 30,000 employees and startups staying home. Plus we visit with Ben Handfelt the VP of Marketing for Catch Des Moines..."The S's Are Silent"....and why. Continue reading
Posted Sep 10, 2019 at Insight on Business
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The public opening of The Forge is more than a boost to the small community of Jefferson, Iowa...it can be a model for communities across the U.S. as we enter into a new phase of employment and opportunity. Listen in.... Continue reading
Posted Sep 10, 2019 at Insight on Business
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A host of things going on in the Des Moines Metro when it comes to business, business education, events and networking. Here, from Drake University is Laura Kinnard... Continue reading
Posted Sep 10, 2019 at Insight on Business
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The business news headlines from Wall Street to the Main Street of Jefferson, Iowa. Plus Laura Kinnard joins me to talk about business events in the Greater Des Moines Metro. Continue reading
Posted Sep 9, 2019 at Insight on Business
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Sunday Morning Coffee the political stories you may have seen...or missed...all laced with my commentary because...it's Sunday! Continue reading
Posted Sep 8, 2019 at SundayMorningCoffee