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  • The Opening Bell 6/26/17: Electric, Autonomous Vehicles Driving College Campuses

    Autonomous vehicles are becoming more of a reality with today’s technology, but it’s not just the big car companies like GM, Tesla, and Toyota. Steve discussed the developing industry with Roman Kuropas (Founder and CEO of Innova EV) about how the electric vehicle is giving college campuses clean alternatives to shorter trips under within a few miles. Along with the changing auto industry, the media landscape is just as uncertain. Kumesh Aroomoogan (CEO of Accern) joined Steve to discuss his […]

  • The Associated Bank Market Outlook: 6/26/17

    On June 26, 2017 Steve Grzanich shares today’s potential market drivers: The Advanced Report of Durable Goods comes out today UK publishes it’s detailed demands  for it’s departure from the EU The Congressional Budget office releases a cost estimate for the Better Care Reconciliation Act Martin Shkreli’s (Former CEO of Retrophin & Turing Pharmaceuticals) trial for securities fraud starts today SCOTUS announces orders today  

  • Wintrust Business Lunch 6/23/17: Silicon in Chicago, New Uber CEO’s, & Summer Concerts

    Silicon Valley was in Chicago this past week. Ben Meyerson  laid out the details behind the reason why Mark Zuckerberg (CEO of Facebook) and Travis Kalanick (Former CEO of Uber) were in Chicago. Steve then dove deeper into the Uber  ousting of Travis Kalanick and Tom Gimbel questioned if the company will be able to last, Barry Sturner joined Steve to talk about the poor real estate numbers in the Midwest, and Front Row Phyllis broke down all the events […]

  • The Opening Bell 6/23/17: Oil is Officially in a Bear Market – Down 20% From Last Summer

    The Fed meeting is over, inflation is still a concern, and commodities are way down, but what should be the focus? Steve checked in with Paul Nolte (SVP Sr. Portfolio Manager at Kingsview Asset Management) to sort through the details of where this all leaves us in the market and where were going for the second half of the year. Steve then chatted with Rick Seaney (CEO of about the best and worst times/ways to use mileage points for […]

  • Associated Bank Market Outlook: 6/23/17

    On June 22, 2017 Steve Grzanich shares today’s potential market drivers: New Residential Sales are released for May FY18 Budget will be discussed by the House GOP Conference 85th Annual US Conference of Mayors meet today  

  • Wintrust Business Lunch 6/22/17: Fast Selling Condos, Video Game Basics, & Housing Starts

    Its been a while since Dennis Rodkin has joined Steve in studio so there was plenty to catch up on from the real estate world – condo sales are booming, the Illinois housing market is missing out on hundred of billions of dollars, the future of mortgages and more. Ian Sherr shared with Steve the ins and outs of the gaming world (connecting it to the 2016 Presidential election), and Ilyce Glink broke down the national housing starts and her […]

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  • Associated Bank Thought Leader: Breck Hanson

    Wise beyond his years, Breck Hanson has seen plenty through out his career, so Steve was pleased to sit down with the Vice Chairman and Former Head of Commercial Real Estate at Associated Bank to discuss the biggest factors in today’s economy. The Associated Bank Thought Leader looked toward the next possible interest rate hike, the financial stability of our state’s government, and if bankruptcy for Illinois is even a possibility.  

  • Associated Bank Market Outlook: 6/22/17

    On June 22, 2017 Steve Grzanich shares today’s potential market drivers: The Labor Department releases weekly jobless claims Freddie Mac releases weekly mortgage rates Mylan (creator of the EpiPen) holds it’s shareholder meeting in the Netherlands Federal Reserve releases results from the latest supervisory stress test