The Wintrust Business Lunch: Andrew Herrmann, Representative Michael J. Zalewski, Suzanne Muchin, and Adam Ochstein

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Adam Ochstein

Adam Ochstein, the founder and CEO of the HR service firm StratEx joins Steve to talk about how he stays connected to his employees.

“People who succeed have momentum. The more they succeed, the more they want to succeed, and the more they find a way to succeed. Similarly, when someone is failing, the tendency is to get on a downward spiral that can even become a self-fulfilling prophecy.”

— Tony Robbins

Hey there all!  We’ve missed you and you’ve missed us – now let’s get to your favorite time of the day with this episode of the Wintrust Business Lunch.  Andrew Herrmann of DNAinfo Chicago joins Steve to start this one with a look at a late-night vegetarian diner in Avondale.  It’s called Moonlight Vulture and I’m letting all my late-night vegetarian friends (a total of one) know that this is where they can go for their favorite midnight snack.  Also, yes, we’ll just go ahead and say exactly what you’re thinking – vultures do eat meat.

Next, Illinois State Representative Michael J. Zalewski comes on the show to talk about why he’s announcing legislation to help craft whiskey distillers.  Rep. Zalewski wants to ease state restrictions in an effort to back one of the region’s  largest emerging industries.

Then, Suzanne Muchin of The Big Payoff on WGN Plus takes a look at the NFL; specifically, the Buffalo Bills’ decision to hire Kathryn Smith as a special teams quality control coach.  It’s a first in football history as this will make Smith a full-time female coach in a sport mostly dominated by men.

Later, Adam Ochstein – founder and CEO of the HR software firm StratEx – wraps this one up by talking about how he stays connected with his employees.  Adam says that you don’t have to go all Undercover Boss to know what your workers are thinking.  He’ll bring you some great tips on building rapport and fostering relationships with the people that will make your company succeed.  We’ll have all that and more on this episode of the Wintrust Business Lunch!