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  • Associated Bank Thought Leader: Doug Myers

    Choosing the right financial advisor to manage your money might seem like something to simply check off of a to-do list, but there is a lot of thought that goes into choosing the right advisor. Steve chatted with this week’s  Associated Bank Thought Leader, Doug Myers (SVP & Private Banking Regional Manager at Associated Bank) to wade through some of the red flags to stay away from when deciding who will manage your money, but more importantly, a few of […]

  • Associated Bank Market Outlook: 5/25/17

    On May 25, 2017 Steve Grzanich shares today’s potential market drivers: The Labor Department reports on the number of people who filed for unemployment benefits last week Freddie Mac reports on this week’s average mortgage rates Sears, Abercrombie & Fitch, Best Buy, Costco, and many more report earnings today  

  • The Opening Bell 5/25/17: Highest Memorial Day Travel Estimates Since 2005

    For many people, money is always on their minds, but wouldn’t it be nice if there was someone to worry about it for you? Steve sat down with the weekly Associated Bank Thought Leader, Doug Myers (SVP & Private Banking Regional Manager at Associated Bank) to talk about the red flags to be weary of when finding a financial advisor. Steve didn’t only talk about being financially safe, but also safe on the roads. Beth Mosher (Director of Public Relations […]

  • Wintrust Business Lunch 5/24/17: CBO Scores, Cubs Security & Culinary Kids

    Healthcare is at the top of the market focus board today and Terry Savage waded through the details of the next steps for the proposed healthcare bill and the impact on the markets. Frank Sennett shared with Steve the one million dollar investment that The Cubs are making to amp up their security, and Bob Prosser co-owns the Rockford restaurant, Hoffman House and he is celebrating the 30th anniversary of helping youth develop their culinary skills.  

  • Associated Bank Market Outlook: 5/24/17

    On May 24, 2017 Steve Grzanich shares today’s potential market drivers: US National Association of Realtors releases their monthly existing home sales numbers for April US Federal Finance Alliance publishes its monthly and quarterly housing price index for March and Q1 State of the Cities reports on city trends Forbes published its “Global 2000” (the list of the 2000 most powerful companies) Congressional Budget Office is expected to release the score of the American Health Care Act for 2017 Tiffany […]

  • The Opening Bell 5/24/17: Who Will Lose the Most From Trump’s Budget?

    One of the biggest conversations in Washington has been about President Trump’s proposed budget. Yesterday that budget plan was released and there will be big changes. Steve chatted with Heather Long to discuss what she found from Trump supporters and how their lives would change due to this proposal. Steve then wrapped up the 24-hour radiothon at WGN to help kids in Chicago get summer jobs through One Summer Chicago. Mary Ellen Messner (Deputy Commissioner of Youth Services for the […]

  • Wintrust Business Lunch 5/23/17: Presidential Budget, Rock & Roll Hotels & One Summer Chicago

    The focus for the markets today was the release of President Trump’s budget. Steve sorted through the details of the financial plan with Jon Najarian and noted the subdued impact it had on the market. Andrew Herrmann followed up by taking a step back in time to the Rock & Roll Days Inn where all the legendary rockers stayed before they were big, Jill Gonzalez shared the best states to find a summer job, and the One Summer Chicago is helping […]

  • The Opening Bell 5/23/17: Chicago is The Best Restaurant City in the US

    After becoming the new home to the James Beard Awards, the hub for the National Restaurant Association Show, and cooking up some of the best food in the world, it makes sense that Condé Nast named Chicago as the best restaurant city in the country. Steve touched on all of this with Doug Roth (President & Founder of Playground Hospitality) and Ralph Brennan (Owner of Brennan’s in New Orleans). Steve then checked in with the founder and CEO of Invite Education, […]

  • Associated Bank Market Outlook: 5/23/17

    On May 23, 2017 Steve Grzanich shares today’s potential market drivers: Commerce Department releases new home sales for April Microsoft hosts an event in Shanghai relating to their tablets and laptops President Trump releases his budget today Amazon hold its share holder meeting today  

  • Wintrust Business Lunch 5/22/17: Rompers for Men, The AUDL, & Facebook

    Jim Dalke and Will Flanagan cover all things innovation – serious and seemingly silly. Steve and the Chicago Inno guys talked about one of those silly innovations, but maybe note when the company has crowd funded over $300,000. Steve then chatted about the American Ultimate Disc League with the league’s Commissioner Steve Gordon about his team, the Chicago Wildfire, and how their sport is growing, and Randi Shaffer joined Steve to talk about the weekend’s social media stories.