The Opening Bell 6-9-16: The Business of Jewelry

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On the June 9, 2016 episode of The Opening Bell, Steve talked about one of the more bleak subjects in the state of Illinois: the budget crisis. University of Illinois Graduate Student Melissa Heil worked in association with Austerity Atlas mapping out the impact the lack of funds on the state of Illinois and talked with Steve about it. Gregg Helfer, owner of Helfer Jewelry, joined the second half of the show to talk about what it has been like to be on Chicago’s Jewelers Row for 30 years and how much the business has changed.


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