Wintrust Business Lunch 10/14/16 | Andrea Hanis(Blue Sky Innovation), Tom Gimbel (LaSalle Network), Joe and Laurie Kane(Tree Time) and Helen Cameron (Uncommon Ground)

Steve Bertrand w/ Joe and Laurie Kane at Tree Time | Michael Heidemann WGN Radio

It’s time for the Wintrust Business Lunch and the triumphant return of  Steve Bertrand!  On today’s show Steve welcomes: Andrea Hanis Blue Sky Innovation), Tom Gimbel (LaSalle Network), Joe and Laurie Kane(Tree Time) and Helen Cameron (Uncommon Ground) all live from Tree Time!

Steve begins the show talking with Andrea Hanis editor of Blue Sky Innovation to talk about Geofeedia, the location-based intelligence service, and its battle with Twitter and work with the U.S Government. They then shift gears and talk about the disability lawsuit with Uber and Marcus Lemonis’ “Elevator Pitch” on Youtube.

Tom Gimbel joins Steve and talks about National Bosses’ Day and discusses what advice to give to employees to deal with tough bosses.

Owners  of Tree Time Joe and Laurie Kane talk about the  the artificial tree business, and how families transition to artificial trees as their kids get older. The Kane’s also talk about giving customers the same “tree-picking” experience families get when choosing real trees.

Steve closes the show talking with the Owner of Uncommon Ground, Helen Cameron, to talk about their restaurant and the locally grown food they pride themselves on. They also talk about how they grow their own food on their rooftop garden, and why raising food without harmful chemicals is important to both our health and economy.

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