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The Wintrust Business Lunch: Dennis Rodkin, Bridget Carey, and Steven Goldstein

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Steve Bertrand

Don’t be distracted by criticism. Remember – the only taste of success some people get is to take a bite out of you.

– Zig Ziglar

Real estate. That’s certainly one of the hottest topics around town lately, and we know that you’ve got questions. Well, today is your lucky day! Dennis Rodkin, real estate reporter at Crain’s Chicago, starts things off with a look at the housing market in the city.  Good news folks, Chicago’s mortgage activity is outperforming every other city in the nation.

Then, we’re switching gears a little bit to talk about the perfect marriage between the toy and tech industries. Still playing with action figures? We won’t judge. After all, it takes one to know one. Well,  CNET’s Bridget Carey knows all about toys, and she joins Steve to talk about how the STEM fields are influencing the toy market.

If housing is on the rise than the manufacturing sector is taking a plunge.  That’s why we’re ending this one with Steven Goldstein, the Washington Bureau Chief for MarketWatch. Steven recently wrote an article titled Manufacturing and housing are the yin and yang of the U.S. economy. We’ll have all that and more on this episode of the Wintrust Business Lunch!

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