The Wintrust Business Lunch: Erin Fitzgerald Sexson, Suzanne Muchin, Mike Birt, and Shara Tibken

Wintrust Business Lunch

Erin Fitzgerald Sexson, Senior Vice President of Global Sustainability at the Innovation Center for U.S. Dairy, joins Steve to talk about how the dairy community is finding new ways to benefit the environment.

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Don’t be afraid to give up the good to go for the great.

– John D. Rockefeller

Welcome back to the Wintrust Business Lunch! We’re kicking off the week with Erin Fitzgerald Sexson, the Senior Vice President of Global Sustainability at the Innovation Center for U.S. Dairy. Erin talks about how the dairy community is using innovation to benefit the environment. She’ll also take a look at how the community  embraces a transparent communication strategy with their consumers.

Suzanne Muchin, co-host of The Big Payoff on WGN Plus, follows Erin with some good news – there’s actually a growing number of female founders in Chicago’s tech space. That’s according to a recent study by Chicago Inno that contradicts a lot of data from the past. You can find the list right here.

Later, Grunt Style’s Mike Birt joins the show with a look at veteran-owned and operated enterprises. Grunt Style is a military apparel line located in Carol Stream, Illinois. Mike talks about the challenges that veterans face when it comes to starting and running a business. If you’re a veteran or if you want to support the veteran community, do yourself a favor and make sure you stop by Grunt Style LLC.

CNET’s Shara Tibken ends the show with some bad news; the robots are taking over. I’ve been trying to warn all of you. Well, now we’re in some real trouble. That’s because an A.I. just managed to beat the South Korean ‘Go’ champion three times in a row. ‘Go’ is a complex East Asian game that’s kind of like a mix between chess and an M.C. Esher poster.

We’ll have all that and more on this episode of the Wintrust Business Lunch!

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