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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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Knowing how to act in a business meeting, lunch or gathering can impact you and your career. Here Deborah Rinner from Tero International offers some tips... Continue reading
Posted 2 hours ago at Insight on Business
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It's sort of a Technology Thursday with news from Google, Huawei, Microsoft, Apple, Verizon, 5G talk, and more. Plus we'll chat with Deborah Rinner about business etiquette and how knowing what to do when and where can have a positive impact on your career. Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Insight on Business
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Meet author and entrepreneur Marianne Williamson one of the 2020 presidential hopefuls in this deep conversation about family, business, economics, health care and much more. Candid and brilliant...have a listen. Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Insight on Business
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Today: A bunch of retail news some disappointing others hopeful. A looming economic crisis hiding in plain sight. Want extra time to take the SAT? Move. Those stories and more along with a candid conversation with 2020 presidential hopeful Marianne Williamson. Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Insight on Business
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Food insecurity is real and it's part of the fabric of Des Moines, Iowa. The Des Moines Area Religious Council has as part of its mission to help alleviate the issues. Meet Emily Webb and that story plus a way you can help during something called Spring Greens... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Insight on Business
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The business news headlines plus the story of the island economics, agriculture and tourism. Emily Wyatt from DMARC joins us and more. Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Insight on Business
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The Business News including, Ford to cut workers, what kind of game wants to kill journalists, small business is high on the economy, fast food and unique ways to recruit and retain. Plus Laura Kinnard talks business education and networking events in the Metro. Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Insight on Business
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A bit short today because we're on "Vacation Time" however, I've got a bit of politics and religion for you. Click through...enjoy! Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at SundayMorningCoffee
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An early edition of the Business News Hour today: Consumer data lifts Wall Street, John Deere no longer optimistic, Walmart to get a new HQ and sad news that Grumpy Cat has died. Those stories plus Jeff Pitts from Cityview and Stuff to DO in the Metro. Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Insight on Business
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Beau Fodor brings back, for the third year, his Field to Table Dinners. Great locations, all the food sourced from no further than ten miles from the event. The story of Beau, Panache and this dining experience inside. Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Insight on Business
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The business news headlines from Wall Street to Pella, Iowa and for the interview it's Beau Fodor about his third year of Field to Table Dinners. We're talking food and amazing events. Click through for more. Continue reading
Posted May 16, 2019 at Insight on Business
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I go Out to Lunch with John Norris and we talk business, politics, agriculture, energy, family, food and so much more and YOU get to listen in. Continue reading
Posted May 15, 2019 at Insight on Business
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Each week I get to take a thought leader Out to Lunch but, before we dig into our long-form interview we ask each guest three questions. We call this Quick Bites and today those three questions are asked of John Norris a long-time friend and partner with the State Public Policy Group. John is passionate about rural economics, sustainable energy, agriculture and more. Tomorrow we'll load up Out to Lunch at Trostel's Dish but today you get "Quick Bites"! And yes, had to really hunt for this photo! The award winning Insight on Business the News Hour with Michael Libbie... Continue reading
Posted May 14, 2019 at Insight on Business
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The business news headlines from Wall Street to something called the "dead cat bounce" (no, really) UBER, Trade War, Burgers in Traffic and Quick Bites with John Norris...yes, THAT John Norris. Continue reading
Posted May 14, 2019 at Insight on Business
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On Friday we said today would be a rough one on Wall Street...and yep. What Amazon does with thousands of unsold items will shock you. Drug makers and drug prices, Apple may be sued says the Supreme Court. Those stories and Laura Kinnard with business networking events...today! Continue reading
Posted May 13, 2019 at Insight on Business
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Sunday Morning Coffee talking taxes, health care, Mother's Day, Biden, Sanders, Harris, Castro, O'Rourke, Branstad, Reynolds...gosh...did I leave anybody out? Grab a cup! Continue reading
Posted May 12, 2019 at SundayMorningCoffee
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It's the FRIDAY edition of the Business News Hour: Trade talks and tweets, Uber and a rough IPO, Guns N Roses sues, that Anthem Hack...and more businesses are picking...Iowa. Those stories plus the Wall Street Report and Jeff Pitts from Cityview Magazine and Stuff to DO. Continue reading
Posted May 10, 2019 at Insight on Business
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The business news headlines: Nike out to cause more disruption, retail closures continue to mount, Wall Street sinks, China/US Trade, Facebook founder says the company should be broken up those stories and a conversation about food with Paul McSheehy from Trostel;s Dish... GO! Continue reading
Posted May 9, 2019 at Insight on Business
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Our host for the next several weeks as we get ready for another round of "Out to Lunch" is Trostel's Dish in Clive, Iowa. Here I chat with Paul McSheehy about the family owned restaurant, it's history and what they do to stay "top of mind" for an ever changing consumer base. Continue reading
Posted May 9, 2019 at Insight on Business
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Following a wide open discussion about his book presidential hopeful Julian Castro answered a couple of questions for the Business News Hour...and then called his Mom to wish her Happy Birthday. Continue reading
Posted May 9, 2019 at Insight on Business
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The business news headlines include a GM deal in Ohio, wages and Walmart Workers, "Free Money" for some U.S. Moms. Plus Julian Castro in for a conversation.... thanks for coming by! Continue reading
Posted May 8, 2019 at Insight on Business
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The business news of the day from Wall Street to Veggie Burgers and Ten Minutes with Beto O'Rourke. Continue reading
Posted May 7, 2019 at Insight on Business
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Former Congressman Beto O'Rourke is back in Iowa doing, what he says, he loves. We caught up him following a packed room event sponsored by the Iowa Asian Latino Coalition... Continue reading
Posted May 7, 2019 at Insight on Business
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Wall Street crawled back...a bit. Is $2.7 billion enough for Tesla? Heard about the guy who has made a business of selling...friendship? Those stories and more along with Laura Kinnard with networking and business events in DSMUSA and in Iowa. Continue reading
Posted May 6, 2019 at Insight on Business
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Sunday Morning Coffee is served and on time! WHAT? Inside some political stories some political gossip and some Iowa politics that will make you ill...Go...and grab a cup! Continue reading
Posted May 5, 2019 at SundayMorningCoffee