Wintrust Business Lunch 12/07/16 | The Business of “Ugly Christmas Sweaters” and Terry Savage tells you how to save a fortune!

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Steve Bertrand with Courtland Hickey

It’s time for the Wintrust Business Lunch with  Steve Bertrand!  On today’s show Steve welcomes:  Terry Savage (, Frank Sennett (Crain’s Chicago Business), and Courtland Hickey (GM of Chicago Costume).

Steve begins the show talking with Terry Savage about the recent influences in the economy.  Everything from the recent election to the changing business culture has been shaking up the stock market – Terry’s here to explain.  To find more information (and to find out what the catch is) visit  Terry also gives us her insight in how to handle finances in the future.

Then, Steve brings on Frank Sennett of Crain’s Chicago to discuss the latest business openings and economic news.  Frank and Steve chat about the latest Starbucks Coffee venture that is soon to hit Chicago.

Finally, we close with Courtland Hickey (GM of Chicago Costume) who discusses the business of the “Ugly Christmas Sweater”.  How did this phenomenon come to be and how is it affecting the marketplace?  With celebrities, musicians and the royal family all joining in the fun – there’s a lucrative market surrounding these original knit sweaters.  Courtland is Chicago’s premier expert on Christmas sweaters and is delighted to share his insight on today’s business lunch.

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