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    Wintrust Business Lunch 10/04/22: Job openings, how leaders can learn from NASA, McHugh Construction celebrating 125 years, and learn more about Midwest Tankermen

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 4, 2022


    Segment 1: Tom Gimbel, founder and CEO of LaSalle Network, joins John to talk about the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Job Openings & Labor Turnover Survey report published today. Segment 2: Philippe Weiss, President, Seyfarth at Work, talks to John about leadership lessons that can be learned from NASA's recent asteroid deflection test. Segment 3: Michael Meagher, President of […]

    Wintrust Business Minute: Illinois economy passes $1 trillion in annualized gross domestic product

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 4, 2022


    Steve Grzanich has the business news of the day with the Wintrust Business Minute. A new report says Illinois’ economy passed $1 trillion in annualized Gross Domestic Product in 2022. The Illinois Economic Policy Institute and the Project for Middle Class Renewal at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign used federal data for the report […]

    Wintrust Business Lunch 10/03/22: Stock market off to a good start, a company that can make personalized songs, and be careful when sending money peer-to-peer

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 3, 2022


    Segment 1: Ilyce Glink, owner of Think Glink Media and Best Money Moves, joins John to talk about the Stock Market being up 600 points and General Motor sales up a surprising 24%. Segment 2:  Chicago Inno‘s Senior Editor Jim Dallke , talks with John about his sit down with AOL co-founder Steve Case who talked about his new book […]

    Wintrust Business Minute: United Airlines to temporarily suspend service at JFK Airport

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 3, 2022


    Dave Schwan has the business news of the day with the Wintrust Business Minute. United Airlines is temporarily suspending service at New York's JFK Airport. The Chicago-based airline said their schedule was too small to remain competitive, especially with the start of the winter season. Also, Kareem Daniel has been named an independent director of […]

    Wintrust Business Lunch 9/30/22: Inflation rises, CrossFit Mokena, and Go Ape

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 30, 2022


    Segment 1: Tom Fortino, Founder and Principal, Alpha Wealth Group, joins John Williams to talk about inflation accelerating even more than expected in August, how the markets have been reacting to the inflation data, the importance of sticking to your investment plan, and why he believes things will get better. Segment 2: Christie Neighbors, Head Coach and […]

    Wintrust Business Minute: Lurie Children's Hospital chooses Schaumburg for out-patient center

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 30, 2022


    Steve Grzanich has the business news of the day with the Wintrust Business Minute. Lurie Children’s Hospital has chosen Schaumburg for its next out-patient center and has asked for state approval. The $56 million facility would replace Lurie’s out-patient locations in Arlington Heights, Hoffman Estates, and Huntley. The planned 70,000-square-foot facility would be located at […]

    Wintrust Business Lunch 9/29/22: Baby Boomer employment, ‘Striketober' and the Forester Hotel in Lake Forest

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 29, 2022


    Segment 1: Ben Winck, markets and economy reporter, Insider, joins John to talk about the 4 trends that are keeping Boomers unemployed and holding the US back from a full recovery, how the pivot to remote work accounted for 60% of the US home-price surge, and how the UK’s abrupt tax cuts are sowing market chaos. Segment […]

    Wintrust Business Lunch 9/28/22 – Terry Savage: Make a plan and stick to it

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 28, 2022


    Segment 1: Nationally syndicated financial columnist and author Terry Savage joins John to talk about the stock market bouncing back today and what that means for investors. Terry also answers all of your financial questions. Segment 2: Jennifer Morand, President, Chicago Automobile Trade Association and General Manager, Chicago Auto Show, tells John everything we should know about […]

    Wintrust Business Minute: Buona Beef announces nationwide franchise expansion

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 28, 2022


    Steve Grzanich has the business news of the day with the Wintrust Business Minute. Berwyn-based Buona Beef has announced plans for a franchise expansion nationwide. The family-owned company plans to open 100 franchised stores over the next five years in Florida, Texas, Colorado, Tennessee, Arizona, and elsewhere in the Midwest. Expansion states were chosen based […]

    Wintrust Business Lunch 9/27/22: Performance reviews return, Cameo opens new Chicago headquarters, and Buffalo Creek Brewing's Oktoberfest

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 27, 2022


    Segment 1: Tom Gimbel, founder and CEO of LaSalle Network, joins John to talk about the return of the performance review and what that means as more people are coming back to work in the office. Segment 2:  Chicago Inno‘s Senior Editor Jim Dallke tells John about the latest in startup innovation including Cameo opening a new headquarters in Chicago, a […]

    Wintrust Business Lunch 9/26/22: Financial Empowerment Summit, Blake's Seed Based, and mingle at the Logan Square Farmers Market

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 26, 2022


    Segment 1: John Williams kicks off the Wintrust Business Lunch by breaking down a few business stories including Amazon’s second Prime Day sale, President Biden proposing new rules requiring airlines to disclose extra fees upfront, and Logan Square’s ‘horny’ farmers market. Segment 2: Blake Sorensen, Founder of the leading allergy-friendly snack brand Blake's Seed Based, […]

    Wintrust Business Minute: Chicago-area commute times decreased due to remote work

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 26, 2022


    Steve Grzanich has the business news of the day with the Wintrust Business Minute. A new study says remote work has caused a decrease in Chicago-area commute times. CommercialCafe, a commercial real estate listing service, provided the new data. It shows a 3.2-minute decrease in travel time. In 2019, the average commute time was 35.3 […]

    Wintrust Business Lunch 9/23/22: Stocks tumble, airport rankings, Sugar Bliss

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 23, 2022


    Segment 1: John Bever, Financial Advisor, Phase 3 Advisory Services, joins guest hosts Steve & Johnnie to talk about the significant market drop, why the rapid rise in interest rates is causing the uncertainty, and when we might see a turnaround. Segment 2: Sarah Freishtat, Chicago Tribune Reporter covering transportation, joins Steve & Johnnie to talk about […]

    Wintrust Business Minute: University of Chicago ties Harvard in business school rankings

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 23, 2022


    Steve Grzanich has the business news of the day with the Wintrust Business Minute. A new ranking of business schools is out, and University of Chicago is tied with Harvard for the number two spot. The rankings for best MBA programs are part of Bloomberg Businessweek’s 2022-23 Best B-Schools report. U of C’s Booth School […]

    Wintrust Business Minute: Illinois gambling revenue hits a new high

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 22, 2022


    Steve Grzanich has the business news of the day with the Wintrust Business Minute. A new report says Illinois gambling revenue has hit a new high. The report from the Illinois Commission on Government Forecasting & Accountability says state gambling revenue hit nearly $1.9 billion as of June 30. That’s an increase of nearly 39% […]

    Wintrust Business Lunch 9/22/22: Economic challenges ahead, sports spending, and Bookends & Beginnings

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 22, 2022


    Segment 1: Faron Daugs, CFP, Founder and CEO, Harrison Wallace Financial Group, joins Steve & Johnnie to discuss what the Fed raising interest rates again means for you and your wallet. Segment 2: Joan E. Solsman, Senior Reporter, CNET, chats with Steve & Johnnie about a variety of tech stories including more political spam coming to your Gmail inbox, and […]

    Wintrust Business Minute: Chicago to encourage Loop residential developments with incentives

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 21, 2022


    Steve Grzanich has the business news of the day with the Wintrust Business Minute. The City of Chicago is about to announce a new round of incentives to encourage developers to create at least 1,000 new residential units in the Loop. Crain’s says the proposal will be announced next week by Mayor Lightfoot. The new […]

    Wintrust Business Lunch 9/21/22 – Terry Savage: Recession odds have risen

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 21, 2022


    Nationally syndicated financial columnist and author Terry Savage joins John to talk about what we can expect from the Fed announcement later today, how the markets might react, the likelihood we see a sharp, economic slowdown, and why it’s a good time to buy U.S. Treasury Bills. And as always, Terry answers all of your financial questions. […]

    Wintrust Business Lunch 9/20/22: Impact of Chicago crime on business, temporary workers, and delayed tax bills

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 20, 2022


    Segment 1: Tom Gimbel, founder and CEO of LaSalle Network, joins John to discuss the impact that crime in Chicago is having on business. Segment 2: Philippe Weiss, President, Seyfarth at Work, talks to John about what companies need to look out for if they are going to be hiring temporary employees. Segment 3: Dennis Rodkin, residential real estate reporter for Crain's, joins […]

    Wintrust Business Minute: Apartment building in works near Lincoln Yards

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 20, 2022


    Steve Grzanich has the business news of the day with the Wintrust Business Minute. A 15-story apartment building is in the works for a site near the Lincoln Yards development on Chicago’s north side. Crain’s reports developer Sterling Bay wants to construct a 359-unit building adjacent to Lincoln Yards. It would be at 2031 N. […]

    Wintrust Business Lunch 9/19/22: Fed looking to shock the market, COVID test vending machines, and how inflation is impacting small business

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 19, 2022


    Segment 1: Ilyce Glink, owner of Think Glink Media and Best Money Moves, joins John to talk about the Federal Reserve likely raising rates in an effort to cool down the high cost of living, if the Fed is playing catch-up right now, Americans carrying a near-record level of credit card debt, and mortgage rates hitting 6% last week […]

    Wintrust Business Minute: Will County natural gas plant wins court order

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 19, 2022


    Steve Grzanich has the business news of the day with the Wintrust Business Minute. A natural gas plant in Will County has won a court order that will allow it to keep operating despite a new law limiting emissions from fossil fuel plants. J-Power USA’s Elwood Energy is one of Illinois’ largest natural gas power […]

    Wintrust Business Lunch 9/16/22 – Terry Savage: How to prepare for a recession

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 16, 2022


    Segment 1: Nationally syndicated financial columnist and author Terry Savage joins John to talk about why it’s important to prepare for a possible recession, and what you should be doing to protect yourself. And as always, Terry answers all of your financial questions. Segment 2: Chloe Reaumond, Founder, Bestowal, tells John about her gift giving small business, her […]

    Wintrust Business Minute: More robotic delivery vehicles could be coming to UIC

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 16, 2022


    Steve Grzanich has the business news of the day with the Wintrust Business Minute. Robotic personal delivery vehicles could soon be delivering more restaurant meals and groceries on and near the University of Illinois campus in Chicago. A city council committee has given the green light for expansion of the robotic delivery pilot program. Also, […]

    Wintrust Business Lunch 9/15/22: Retail sales rise slightly, iPhone 14 reviews, and the state of the hospitality industry

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 15, 2022


    Segment 1: Jason Turner, Chief Investment Strategist for Wintrust Wealth Management, joins John to talk about the good and bad news about retail sales rising slightly, the markets struggling to recover from inflation data being released earlier this week, and what we can expect from the markets when interest rates tick up again. Segment 2: Joan E. […]

    Wintrust Business Minute: McDonald's to expand its downtown Chicago headquarters

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 15, 2022


    Steve Grzanich has the business news of the day with the Wintrust Business Minute. McDonald’s is expanding its downtown Chicago headquarters. The company has announced plans to move its innovation center from Romeoville in 2023 and bring up to 120 suburban employees to the West Loop. The center will focus on creating restaurant solutions and […]

    Wintrust Business Lunch 9/14/22: Strong American dollar, resurgence of the U.S. auto industry, and Tzuco celebrates Mexican Independence Day

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 14, 2022


    Segment 1: Michael Miller, Associate Professor of Economics at DePaul University, joins John to talk about why the market fell so much after yesterday’s inflation report, what the Fed raising rates again will mean for the economy, and if he believes inflation will begin to fall. Segment 2: Dale Buss, veteran financial journalist and founder and executive […]

    Wintrust Business Minute: UChicago Medicine to acquire portion of AdventHealth

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 14, 2022


    Steve Grzanich has the business news of the day with the Wintrust Business Minute. University of Chicago Medicine has announced plans to acquire a portion of AdventHealth to expand care and services in the western suburbs. The proposed affiliation would give the hospital a controlling interest in AdventHealth’s Great Lakes region, including hospitals in Bolingbrook, […]

    Wintrust Business Lunch 9/13/22: Inflation rises, stocks tumble, and Chicago Women in Trades

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 13, 2022


    Segment 1: Tom Gimbel, founder and CEO of LaSalle Network, joins John to talk about what employees can/should do if they are denied a promotion or salary increase. Segment 2: Steven Esposito, Executive Director, Wealth Advisor, Senior Portfolio Management Director, Morgan Stanley, talks to John about the market sinking today after a report on inflation. Why is the […]

    Wintrust Business Minute: The new Second City CEO comes from Sesame Workshop

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 13, 2022


    Steve Grzanich has the business news of the day with the Wintrust Business Minute. The Second City has named a new CEO. Ed Wells comes from Sesame Workshop, the organization that produces Sesame Street and other children’s programs. At Sesame Workshop, Crain’s says Wells developed a long-term growth plan and worked to increase audience engagement. […]

    Wintrust Business Lunch 9/12/22: Peak inflation, flood insurance, and AirBnB for furniture

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 12, 2022


    Segment 1: Ilyce Glink, owner of Think Glink Media and Best Money Moves, joins Jon to talk about the stock market continuing to move in positive territory, the Fed’s plan to combat inflation by raising rates again, and why gas prices dropping could mean that inflation has peaked. Ilyce also tells us what you should know about flood insurance. […]

    Wintrust Business Minute: Rush University System for Health expands and Caterpiller reaches civil settlement

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 9, 2022


    Steve Grzanich has the business news of the day with the Wintrust Business Minute. Rush University System for Health is expanding into Indiana. Crain’s reports Rush and Franciscan Alliance have entered a partnership to expand the availability of cancer and neuroscience care to patients in northwest Indiana.  Also, Caterpillar has reached a civil settlement with […]

    Wintrust Business Lunch 9/9/22: Stock market bounces back, housing demand, and Lettuce Entertain You partners with DoorDash

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 9, 2022


    Segment 1: Craig Bolanos, Co-Founder and CEO of Wealth Management Group, joins John to talk about how the Fed is going to continue combat inflation, how the market is reacting to the news, and why it will be good for investors moving forward. Segment 2: Laura Ellis, Executive Vice President and President of Residential Sales, Baird & […]

    Wintrust Business Minute: United Airlines raises third-quarter outlook and invests in vertical takeoff technology

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 9, 2022


    Steve Grzanich has the business news of the day with the Wintrust Business Minute. United Airlines says passenger demand remains strong even as the summer travel season comes to an end. The company has raised its outlook for third-quarter sales and said it may fly slightly more than previously planned. United operating revenue is expected […]

    Wintrust Business Lunch 9/8/22: Growth recession, Apple announcement, and Elmwood Park Sip N' Stroll

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 8, 2022


    Segment 1: Ben Winck, markets and economy reporter, Insider, joins John to talk about what it means that our economy might be in a ‘growth recession.’ Segment 2: Joan E. Solsman, Senior Reporter, CNET, chats with John about a variety of tech stories including the big Apple announcement, and the Amazon CEO saying the company has no plan to require workers […]

    Wintrust Business Minute: Bidding war among Chicago renters and the impact of climate change

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 8, 2022


    Steve Grzanich has the business news of the day with the Wintrust Business Minute. A bidding war has broken out among Chicago renters. Block Club Chicago says apartments in neighborhoods like Lakeview and West Town are renting for $500 or more over their listed rates and properties are being snapped up within hours of being […]

    Wintrust Business Lunch 9/7/22 – Terry Savage: Has the market reached its bottom?

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 7, 2022


    Segment 1: Nationally syndicated financial columnist and author Terry Savage joins John to talk about the U.S. economy and if we have reached peak inflation, the Fed possibly raising rates again, when we will see the prices of groceries come down, and what natural gas prices will be like this winter. And as always, Terry answers all of […]

    Wintrust Business Minute: More e-scooters in Chicago's loop and State Farm's new investment

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 7, 2022


    Steve Grzanich has the business news of the day with the Wintrust Business Minute. You’ll be seeing more e-scooters in Chicago’s Loop. Crain’s reports Lime is doubling its fleet to 2,000 and expanding into downtown. The company received permission from the Chicago Department of Transportation for the expansion. Illinois headquartered State Farm insurance is making […]

    Wintrust Business Lunch 9/6/22: Strong labor market, Chicago startup creating meat in a lab, and Pops for Champagne turns 40

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 6, 2022


    Segment 1: Tom Gimbel, founder and CEO of LaSalle Network, joins John to break down Friday’s August jobs report and why he believes the labor market is very strong and what that means to the health of the economy. Segment 2: Philippe Weiss, President, Seyfarth at Work, talks to John about how ‘quiet quitting’ is offering some ambitious employees […]

    Wintrust Business Minute: Inside look on Arlington Heights Bears stadium and hospitality around Pullman National Monument

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 2, 2022


    Steve Grzanich has the business news of the day with the Wintrust Business Minute. The public will get a peek at what the Chicago Bears have planned when they move to Arlington Heights. On Sept. 8, the team will unveil its vision for a stadium-anchored entertainment district at the Arlington Park Racecourse site. Also, Developers […]

    Wintrust Business Lunch 9/2/22: Jobs report breakdown, Back Black Businesses grant program, Spain-inspired Bocadillo Market

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 2, 2022


    Segment 1: Mark Hamrick, Washington Bureau Chief and Senior Economic Analyst for Bankrate.com, joins John to break down the August Labor Report and what that will mean for the economy. Segment 2: James Martin, Chef and Owner, Bocadillo Market, talks to John about his new restaurant, how the food is inspired by Spain, some of the popular items they […]

    Wintrust Business Minute: Picketing pilots and The Wing closing its locations

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 2, 2022


    Steve Grzanich has the business news of the day with the Wintrust Business Minute. Passengers will see picketing pilots at airports this Labor Day weekend, including Chicago’s O’Hare. Members of the Airline Pilots Association will be demanding better pay and scheduling. Also, Co-working space The Wing is closing its locations immediately, including Chicago’s Fulton Market. […]

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