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    British Airways Helping Boeing Get Back On Their Feet

    The Paris Air Show is wrapping up this week and Boeing is feeling good thanks to securing a large purchase of 737 Max airplanes to British Airways. Steve Grzanich and Brian Sumers (Sr. Aviation Business Editor at recapped the biggest news coming out of the major industry event along with a number of aviation business news flyers should know about.  

  • Associated Bank Market Outlook: 6/21/19

    On June 21st, 2019 Steve Grzanich shares today’s potential market drivers: Existing Home Sales for the month of May are out this morning A number of speakers representing the Federal Reserve discussing monetary policy


    Wintrust Business Lunch 6/20/19: Social Media’s Move Towards Regulation, The Frank Lloyd Wright Trust, & $25M House

    Social media and digital communication sites are some of the heaviest hitters when it comes to influencing the public but Joan Solsman explained to Ilyce Glink that politics are getting involved to regulate these players, and that means things are going to move slowly. Celeste Adams is updating the next chapter of the Frank Lloyd Wright architectural legacy while Dennis Rodin is finding the positive in the overwhelmingly negative Chicago market by spending  plenty of time last week in some […]


    The Opening Bell 6/20/19: The Fed Continues To Move At A Cautious Pace

    Despite what goes on in the rest of the business world, the commercial real estate world continues to the chug along. Steve Grzanich and Greg Warsek (SVP & Regional Manager for the Chicago Market for Commercial Real Estate at Associated Bank) have been covering the latest coming out of the Chicago and Midwest market and are keeping their eyes on the city’s largest commercial space tenant, and the record setting pace it’s currently on. (At 18:04) Veronique de Rugy (Sr. […]

  • Thought Leader Greg Warsek: Commercial Real Estate On Track For A Record Year

    Since starting these conversations a few years ago, the commercial real estate industry has been one of the most steady markets in the city with help from the downtown office boom, the co-working spaces and much more. Steve Grzanich and Greg Warsek (SVP & Regional Manager for the Chicago Market for Commercial Real Estate at Associated Bank) chatted about the continued strength for 2019, where interest rates will take the industry, and the growth of opportunity zones on this week’s […]

  • Associated Bank Market Outlook: 6/20/19

    On June 20th, 2019 Steve Grzanich shares today’s potential market drivers: The report on First Time Claims for Unemployment Benefits is out today (Expects a slight jump from last week) The Philadelphia Fed Business Outlook Survey is released today The EIA Natural Gas Report will be shared by the end of the day  


    Wintrust Business Lunch 6/19/19: The Federal Reserve’s Recession Strategy, Business Credit History, & Mayor Lori Lightfoot

    Terry Savage jumped in studio with Ilyce Glink to preview the Federal Reserve’s Federal Open Market Committee Meeting that will wrap up today, and there is plenty of strategy being discussed this meeting. Terry explained that the Fed needs to keep a “recession plan” together in case the economy takes a turn for the worse. Steve Ely is detailed the difference between personal vs business credit history, and Frank Sennett broke down the star studded strategy of Mayor Lori Lightfoot. […]


    The Opening Bell 6/19/19: Chicago Transportation Needs – Extending The Red Line?

    Food deserts are common throughout the U.S. but people may not even be aware of the transportation deserts that exist. Steve Grzanich and Mary Wisniewski (Transportation Reporter at The Chicago Tribune) caught up to chat about the South and Southwest side of the city that hasn’t felt as much love for transportation updates compared to other areas. Mary explained the small and large fix options including talks of extending the CTA Red Line past 95th Street. Steve then recapped some […]

  • Associated Bank Market Outlook: 6/19/19

    On June 19th, 2019 Steve Grzanich shares today’s potential market drivers: Weekly Mortgage Applications from the Mortgage Bankers Association is released this morning The Federal Reserve FOMC Meeting wraps up today (announcements expected at 1:00pm CT) EIA Petroleum Status Report is out today


    Wintrust Business Lunch 6/18/19: Facebook’s Big Time Cryptocurrency, Workplace Betting & Boeing’s Big Break

    The markets are feeling good today and Jon Najarian knows all of the biggest drivers that are making it feel that way, including President Trump’s recent tweet regarding trade, Facebook’s new cryptocurrency and more. Ilyce Glink continues to step in for Steve Bertrand this week and she has plenty of questions. Patricia Sullivan is also explaining what probably would have happened to the real estate market if Chicago got Amazon’s HQ2, Philippe Weiss is helping employers navigate legalized sports betting […]

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