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  • Associated Bank Market Outlook: 12/11/17

    On December 11th, 2017 Steve Grzanich shares today’s potential market drivers: The Labor Department releases their job opening and labor turnover survey for October Tomorrow the Labor Department shares the producer price index for November The Treasury Department releases the budget for November The Federal Reserve begins their two-day policy meeting tomorrow    

  • The Opening Bell 12/11/17: Corporate Gift Giving – An Overlooked Business Practice

    Corporate gift giving can be an over looked aspect of business. Keeping relationships at the top of mind, and generosity can help businesses thrive. Mark Mancini (CEO of Givenly) chatted with Steve to discuss the importance of of giving season as part of the business practice. Scott Dobroski (Corporate Communications at Glassdoor) jumped on the program to preview the 2018 list of best places to work in the country. Facebook topped the list for another year, but the few Chicago […]

  • Wintrust Business Lunch 12/7/17: Lake Geneva, FB Top Place To Work, & Corporate Holiday Greetings

    Lake Geneva is a popular spot for a summer getaway for Midwesterners, but additionally to a high profile Los Angeles resident.  Steve chatted with Dennis Rodkin about a 40,000 square foot mansion that is going through some changes. Bill Geiger joined the program to remind listeners that a 401K is not a retirement plan, Ian Sherr sorted out the difficulties YouTube, Google, and Amazon are going through, while Ilyce Glink shared the correct way for companies to reach out during […]

  • Associated Bank Thought Leader: John Horton

    As the year comes to a close, the real estate industry is uncertain how things will settle from the tax bill still up in the air, to mortgage rates jumping up and down. Steve sat down with this week’s Associated Bank Thought Leader, John Horton (Vice President and Sr. Lending Manager at Associated Bank specializing in Construction Loans, Jumbo Mortgages and Refinancing), to talk about the check list for potential and current home owners that are looking to start 2018 […]

  • The Opening Bell 12/7/17: The Best Hotel Loyalty Programs in the World

    One of the biggest financial decision to make is invest in real estate, but is it too late to jump in before the end of the year? Steve chatted with the weekly Associated Bank Thought Leader, John Horton (Vice President and Sr. Lending Manager at Associated Bank specializing in Construction Loans, Jumbo Mortgages and Refinancing), to chat about where the real estate industry stands before 2018. As the travel season is in full swing, Nick Ewen (Analyst at ThePointsGuy.com) detailed […]

  • Associated Bank Market Outlook: 12/7/17

    On December 7th, 2017 Steve Grzanich shares today’s potential market drivers: The Labor Department reports on the number of people who applied for unemployment benefits this week The Federal Reserve releases consumer credit data for October Freddie Mac shares weekly mortgage rates It is National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day    

  • Wintrust Business Lunch 12/6/17: College Illinois: Prepaid Tuition Plan, 40 Under 40, & Cryptocurrency

    After President Trump announced his decision to make a historic change in how the United States recognizes Jerusalem, Terry Savage eased the concerns of parents investing in the College Illinois plan (a prepaid tuition plan). Frank Sennett jumped in to share this year’s 40 under 40 for Illinois and Jack Tatar broke down the highly discussed bitcoin and cryptocurrency with his new book “Cryptoassets: The Innovative Investors Guide to Bitcoin and Beyond“.  

  • Associated Bank Market Outlook: 12/6/17

    On December 6th, 2017 Steve Grzanich shares today’s potential market drivers: Payroll Processor ADP reports on the number of jobs private employers added in November Labor Department reports on Q3 productivity data The Lobbying Trade Group, Airlines for America releases it’s Winter Holiday Travel Forecast Forbes releases the top earning musicians for 2017  

  • The Opening Bell 12/6/17: The Fragile State of Journalism…What’s Next?

    Connecting online can be easy, but finding a real connection that lasts takes a little more practice. Steve discussed the challenges that young and and veteran professionals experience outside of the business world that translate into genuine relationships. Andrew Machota (CEO of New Town Connection & Author of “Friend Request Accepted: Connecting in a Disconnected World”) shared the details behind what his is doing to help bridge this gap. Dan Shelley (Executive Director of the Radio Television Digital News Association) […]

  • Wintrust Business Lunch 12/5/17: Luxury Sports Cars, Netflix Expelling, & Chicago’s Real Estate History

    As Jon Najarian continues his European tour, he joins Steve from Milan, Italy today to discuss the ins and outs of the market even though he has cryptocurrecy on the mind, and Rick Mancuso told Steve about how many new luxury sports cars could be ending up in driveway this Christmas season. Suzanne Muchin is excited to see how House of Cards develops next after the outing of Kevin Spacey, and Steve Baird talks about Chicago history that is tied […]