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  • Wintrust Business Lunch 3/24/17: Culture Consulting, Salaries, & the American Gaming Association

    Steve is back in studio and sat down with Andrea Hanis to talk about landline phones (yes they still exist) and  questioning location tracking details on Google Maps. Tom Gimbel announced a Culture Consulting Service through LaSalle Network, Dr. David Burkus talked about his new book and why employees should know how much money people make, and Erik Balsbaugh give us a sport betting update in the middle of March Madness to talk about the legalization of sports betting.  

  • Associated Bank Market Outlook: 3/24/17

    On March 24, 2017 Steve Grzanich shares today’s potential market drivers: The US Commerce Department releases the February report on Durable Goods The Labor Department will report on state unemployment rates House Republican leaders will attempt another vote today for the new health care bill The Keystone Pipeline is expected to be set back in motion today after the final approval today  

  • The Opening Bell 3/24/17: Sears Fears & Airline Regulations

    A milestone week for the Trump administration after continuation of the market strengthens, and the vote on the repealing and replacing of the Affordable Care Act. Steve shared his thoughts with Paul Nolte of Kingsview Asset Management and Paul helped guide our perspective on what the following weeks may hold. Steve also discussed the new device limitations for airlines with Rick Seaney (CEO of and how much of an impact it will make on flight experiences.  

  • Wintrust Business Lunch 3/23/17: Jon Hansen, Healthcare Votes, & Starbucks

    One of the most important steps for the Trump administration happens in the Senate tonight in regard to passing the American Health Care Act. Jon Hansen (filling in for Steve Bertrand) discussed the details of the vote with Robert Graboyes (Sr. Research Fellow & Healthcare Scholar at the Mercatus Center at George Mason University) and what tomorrow brings. Ian Sherr (Executive Editor of News at CNET) chatted with Jon about VR and a new CNET podcast, and Ilyce Glink (Publisher […]

  • Associated Bank Thought Leader: Breck Hanson

    The world of finance is an ever changing forefront and when you’ve seen it all, your perspective is vital in uncertain times. That’s why Breck Hanson (Vice Chairman and Former Head of CRE at Associated Bank) joined Steve as this week’s Thought Leader to discuss the technological disruption, cyber security, and how former predictions held up in 2017.  

  • The Opening Bell 3/23/17: SXSW & Financial Disruption

    Every Thursday we check in with our Associated Bank Thought Leaders and this week Steve chatted with Breck Hanson (Vice Chairman and Former Head of CRE at Associated Bank) touching on his 2017 predictions, cyber security, and much more. WGN’s own Michael Heidemann also checked in with Steve to talk about his trip last week to SXSW, wrapping up all the technology, music, and international presence that was down in Austin Texas this year.  

  • Associated Bank Market Outlook: 3/23/17

    On March 23, 2017 Steve Grzanich shares today’s potential market drivers: The US Labor Department reports on the number of people who applied for unemployment benefits this week The US Commerce Department will report on sales of new homes in February Freddie Mac reports on this weeks average mortgage rates A vote on The American Health Care Act is tonight (6pm CST) Fortune Magazine is out with it’s top 50 industry leaders list  

  • Wintrust Business Lunch 3/22/17: Jon Hansen, Rappelling Willis Tower, & Court Reporting

    Jon Hansen stepped in for Steve Bertrand on the Business Lunch and there was rarely a dull moment. Jon talked with Terry Savage about the suspected terror attack that shook London early in the afternoon and how the markets have sadly become used to it. Frank Sennett talked about the biggest stories from Crains (one detailing the possibility of rappelling down the Willis Tower), and Dr. Alexis Stephens (Chancellor at MacCormac College) talked about the in demand job of court […]

  • Associated Bank Market Outlook: 3/22/17

    On March 22, 2017 Steve Grzanich shares today’s potential market drivers: The National Association of Realtors releases the existing home sales report for February World Water Day is today raising awareness for those without clean drinking water The 44th Daytime Emmy Nominations are announced today  

  • The Opening Bell 3/22/17: Saving Water & Houseware Innovation

    Steve Grzanich looks forward to the future often and he chatted with two companies who are doing the same thing. Andy Hobbs is the Global Director of Environmental Quality at Ford, and Andy told Steve about the Global Water Management Initiative Ford is focusing on, featuring a Chicago Assembly Plant’s plan to save 47 million gallons of water. The International Home + Housewares Show wrapped up yesterday at McCormick Place featuring new home and houseware technology. Jon Jesse (Vice President […]