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“The biggest risk is not taking any risk… In a world that’s changing really quickly, the only strategy that is guaranteed to fail is not taking risks.” —Mark Zuckerberg

Happy Friday ladies and gentlemen!  Ease yourself into the weekend with this episode of the Wintrust Business Lunch.  Andrea Hanis of Blue Sky Innovation kicks this one off by taking a look at why Chipotle is closing down all of their restaurants for one day next month.  Better stock up on those delicious steak burritos.  She’ll also talk about Pearachute – and yes, we spelled that right – a new product that will make booking kids’ activities a whole lot easier for the hordes of busy parents in Chicago.

Next, Tom Gimbel of the LaSalle Network, joins Steve to talk about how you can make the most out of a business conference.  He’ll break down the do’s and don’ts of networking, pitching, and managing your time.

Later, social media expert Scott Kleinberg comes on to discuss a new dating app that finds your perfect match by measuring your heartbeat.  After all, the heart wants what it wants right?

We wrap this one up by taking a look north at a small ice fishing business in Wisconsin. Bret Alexander of the Door County Ice Fishing Guide Service talks about his love of the sport and the challenges that he and his company face at this time of year.  We’ll have all that and more on this episode of the Wintrust Business Lunch!

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