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  • Charlie Potter

    The Great Outdoors with Charlie Potter – 3/20/16

    Welcome to The Great Outdoors with Charlie Potter! Be advised – Charlie starts this show with a very scary story about sharks! Charlie also takes at a look at the consequences that will come from the Lake Okeechobee discharges. Also, how will global warming affect the Great Lakes? Charlie takes a look.  All that and more on this episode of The Great Outdoors with Charlie Potter!

  • The Wintrust Business Lunch: Amina Elahi, Tom Gimbel, Scott Kleinberg, and Ellen Sandor

    The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing. – Walt Disney Happy Friday all! Ease yourself into the weekend with this packed episode of the Wintrust Business Lunch. Amina Elahi , a reporter at Blue Sky Innovation, starts this one with a look at some of the biggest takeaways from this year’s SXSW. If you missed Amina’s live coverage of the event, you can get all caught up right here. Folks, you’re not supposed to talk […]

  • The Wintrust Business Lunch: Dennis Rodkin, Bill Geiger, Ilyce Glink, and Trisha Star

    Progress always involves risks. You can’t steal second base and keep your foot on first.  – Frederick B. Wilcox Here at the Wintrust Business Lunch, we like to keep you on your toes. That’s why we’re switching up the hosts today. WCIU’s Jon Hansen takes over for Steve Bertrand and he’ll kick it off with Dennis Rodkin of Crain’s Chicago. They’ll take a look at the use of drones in real-estate photography. Yep, the future is closer than you think. […]

  • The Wintrust Business Lunch: Terry Savage, Scott Kleinberg, and Michael Heidemann

    The minute you’re satisfied with where you are, you aren’t there anymore. – Tony Gwynn Folks, it’s time for the Wintrust Business Lunch! We’re actually going to start this show with a movie recommendation. Have you seen The Big Short? Great film.  If you left that flick feeling a little confused, check out our interview with Michael Lewis. Michael wrote the book that served as the basis for the film. One of the topics in The Big Short was the role that […]

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    The Wintrust Business Lunch: Jon Najarian, Dick Vitale, Philippe Weiss, and Andrew Herrmann

    There are no shortcuts to any place worth going. – Beverly Sills Ready for March Madness? Well, acclaimed basketball sportscaster Dick Vitale joins us on today’s show to talk about the teams that need to go in your bracket. That’s right after we start the show with Jon Najarian. If you are a frequent listener, you know that Jon was the co-founder of optionMONSTER. Well, he’s since sold the company. Jon currently focuses on wealth management with the Najarian Family […]

  • The Wintrust Business Lunch: Erin Fitzgerald Sexson, Suzanne Muchin, Mike Birt, and Shara Tibken

    Don’t be afraid to give up the good to go for the great. – John D. Rockefeller Welcome back to the Wintrust Business Lunch! We’re kicking off the week with Erin Fitzgerald Sexson, the Senior Vice President of Global Sustainability at the Innovation Center for U.S. Dairy. Erin talks about how the dairy community is using innovation to benefit the environment. She’ll also take a look at how the community  embraces a transparent communication strategy with their consumers. Suzanne Muchin, […]

  • Charlie Potter

    The Great Outdoors with Charlie Potter – 3/13/16

    Welcome to The Great Outdoors with Charlie Potter! Dust off your binoculars because this one’s all about the birds. Charlie starts this one with a look at the recent crane migration. As any seasoned outdoorsman will tell you, that means Spring is on the horizon. Next, Charlie talks about one of nature’s most fascinating fowls- the bobwhite quail. Charlie wraps this one up with his thoughts on the Namibian government’s decision to oppose hunting bans. All that and more on […]

  • The Wintrust Business Lunch: Amina Elahi, Adam Ochstein, Lucie Amundsen, and Scott Kleinberg

    Everything should be made as simple as possible, but not simpler. – Albert Einstein Happy Friday all! Ease yourself into the weekend with this packed episode of the Wintrust Business Lunch. First, Amina Elahi of Blue Sky Innovation comes to us live from South by Southwest (SXSW). Amina talks about the local innovators at this year’s festival. Adam Ochstein, CEO of StratEx, follows Amina by making an argument for meetings. He says that an efficient meeting is always great for the office; but, […]

  • The Wintrust Business Lunch: Terry Savage, Scott Kleinberg, Dan Jariabka, and Henry Fetta

    If there’s something you want to build, but the tech isn’t there yet, just find the closest possible way to make it happen. – Dennis Crowley Hi folks! Did you forget that today marks the seventh anniversary of the U.S. bull market? Yep, so did we. That’s okay though – personal finance expert Terry Savage walks us through the highs and lows of the last several years. Next, social media guru Scott Kleinberg tells you why Facebook wants to build a […]

  • Justin Doggett’s Kyoto Style Cold Brew!

    Tired of the same old latte everyday? Well, you’re in luck. Justin Doggett joins us today to give you a crash course on Kyoto Style Cold Brew. Justin is a coffee aficionado and an expert barista. His special brewing method optimizes flavor and limits bitterness. Need a pick-me-up in the morning? Let’s just say that Justin’s Kyoto Black gives you all the benefits of an ice-cold shower without any of the brain freeze. You can find it right here.