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The Opening Bell with Steve Grzanich Podcast from Chicago's Very Own 720 WGN
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The Opening Bell with Steve Grzanich Podcast from Chicago's Very Own 720 WGN

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737 Max Not Slowing Down Summer Travel Season

5/24/2019
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The busiest travel time of the year outside of the holiday travel windows starts soon and Steve Grzanich was curious to see if the news about the 737 Max planes will deter consumers from jumping on a flight for a vacation. Brian Sumers (Sr. Aviation Business Reporter at Skift.com) checked in with Steve to explain that there definitely will people who wont fly it until its 100% ready, but that won’t turn the majority of flyers off from their travel […]

Duration:00:09:01

The Opening Bell 5/24/19: The Most Notable International Impacts on Wall Street

5/24/2019
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Brexit news kicked off the day as Prime Minister Theresa May has agreed to step down on June 7th after her unsuccessful attempt to lead the Brexit charge, but Paul Nolte (SVP & Sr. Portfolio Manager at Kingsview Asset Management) and Steve Grzanich were focused on the issues that are going on in the U.S. and all the effects they’re having on the markets. Brian Sumers (Sr. Aviation Business Reporter at Skift.com) then previewed the summer air travel season that […]

Duration:00:27:36

Associated Bank Market Outlook: 5/24/19

5/24/2019
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On March 24th, 2019 Steve Grzanich shares today’s potential market drivers: Durable Goods Orders for April are out today Foot Locker reports earnings by the end of the day today

Duration:00:00:44

The Opening Bell 5/23/19: The Evolving Business of Baseball

5/23/2019
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Family run businesses make up a large portion the U.S. economy, but transitioning those businesses to the next generation is more complicated than just handing off the keys. Steve Grzanich and Robert Legan (SVP & Family Office Services at Whitnell – Part of Associated Bank) sat down for this week’s Associated Bank Thought Leader Conversation and sorted through the strategies that goes into a business leader stepping down and making the right decisions for longevity. (At 20:33)The...

Duration:00:32:10

Thought Leader Robert Legan: Passing On A Family Business To The Next Generation

5/23/2019
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A family business make up a major part of the U.S. economy, so the importance of transitioning a family business is vital. This week’s Associated Bank Thought Leader Conversation focused on that process and the details with Robert Legan (SVP & Family Office Services at Whitnell – Part of Associated Bank) who explained to Steve Grzanich that it’s more than just cleaning out the office and handing off the keys.

Duration:00:15:18

Associated Bank Market Outlook: 5/23/19

5/23/2019
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On March 23rd, 2019 Steve Grzanich shares today’s potential market drivers: First time claims for unemployment benefits are out today New home sales for April are out today (expecting a slight decline from March) The Kansas City Fed releases the Manufacturing Index Best Buy, Ross Stores, HP and many more reporting earnings by the end of the day

Duration:00:01:31

The Opening Bell 5/22/19: 10% of Tax Payers Think It’s OK To Cheat on Income Taxes

5/22/2019
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The IRS gains fruitful information about the economy through their surveys and tax payer data, but Andrew Keshner (Reporter at MarketWatch) explained to Steve Grzanich that the IRS learned 10% of tax payers think its ok to cheat on their income taxes. The two sorted through that surprising data and other areas of concerns after the release of this year’s report on Monday. The focus then shifted to the grocery industry where two German grocery store chains are disrupting the […]

Duration:00:28:41

The German Company Disrupting The U.S. Grocery Market

5/22/2019
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Aldi has been popping up all around the U.S. in the recent years and the success has followed. Katrijn Gielens (Associate Professor of Marketing at the Kenan-Flagler Business School at University of North Carolina) sorted through the little details with Steve Grzanich that are making Aldi a top five grocer in the country and Lidl making strides to get close.

Duration:00:11:38

Associated Bank Market Outlook: 5/22/19

5/22/2019
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On March 22nd, 2019 Steve Grzanich shares today’s potential market drivers: The Federal Open Market Committee minutes from their most recent meeting will be released Mortgage Bankers Association releases weekly mortgage applications Target, Lowe’s, and L Brand report earnings today

Duration:00:00:55

The Opening Bell 5/21/19: FOMO Might Actually Be Driving The Economy…

5/21/2019
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FOMO means “the fear of missing out” – sort of the modern age adaption of “Keeping up with the Joneses”. Ken Novak (VP and Sr. Financial Consultant at Schwab) explained to Steve Grzanich that now we’re in the social media age, people are influenced in the way they spend because of that FOMO. The two discussed how this has shaped the 2019 Modern Wealth Survey. The focus then shifted to North Central College where Connor McGury (Entrepreneur in Residence at […]

Duration:00:29:03

The North Central College Coffee Lab Bringing Students Together

5/21/2019
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The coffee business is a booming industry and brings people together, whether it’s sharing a simple cup or the business of roasting. Connor McGury (Entrepreneur in Residence at North Central College) joined Steve Grzanich to discuss the start of a new coffee lab at North Central College that’s bringing students together with a number of different academic backgrounds through the idea of social entrepreneurship.

Duration:00:09:09

Associated Bank Market Outlook: 5/21/19

5/21/2019
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On March 21st, 2019 Steve Grzanich shares today’s potential market drivers: Existing Home Sales are out this morning (expecting an increase in data) Raphael Bostic and Charles Evans are out speaking on behalf of the Federal Reserve Kohls, Nordstrom, Urban Outfitter, TJX and others report earnings today

Duration:00:09:24

The Opening Bell 5/20/19: Celebrating A Decade In The Chicago Restaurant Industry

5/20/2019
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The restaurant scene is cut a throat business with high turnover but Chicago has experienced a lot of success. Steve Grzanich picked out one of the notable players who celebrated the ten year anniversary of Sunda with Billy Dec (Emmy Award winning TV Host, CEO of Rockit Ranch Productions and Owner of Sunda Restaurants) to learn about how he became a Chicago industry veteran and the other projects on the horizon from Rockit Rranch Productions.

Duration:00:43:21

Associated Bank Market Outlook: 5/20/19

5/20/2019
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On March 20th, 2019 Steve Grzanich shares today’s potential market drivers: The Chicago Fed National Activity Index is out today A number of speakers are out speaking about monetary policy on behalf of the Federal Reserve Existing Home Sales report is out tomorrow

Duration:00:00:58

This Week in Aviation News

5/17/2019
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The aviation industry saw plenty of news this week, and Brian Sumers (Sr. Aviation Editor at Skift.com) sorted through the most significant stories with Steve Grzanich including the Delta Airlines attempting to diminish unionization thoughts, a “Ryan Air”-like airline expanding in Central/South America & commercial flights reaching space.

Duration:00:08:50

The Opening Bell 5/17/19: What Should Investors Do As The Trade War Continues On?

5/17/2019
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Aside from a few stocks that shook things up on Wall Street this week, there wasn’t much economic data that guided the direction of the markets. Steve Grzanich and Paul Nolte (SVP & Sr. Portfolio Manager at Kingsview Asset Management) broke down the performance this week as traders look to bounce back from the 2%-3% drop on Monday and the trade war continues to develop. Brian Sumers (Sr. Aviation Editor at Skift.com) explained what was behind the supposed effort from […]

Duration:00:29:41

Associated Bank Market Outlook: 5/17/19

5/17/2019
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On March 17th, 2019 Steve Grzanich shares today’s potential market drivers: Consumer Sentiment Report is out today E-Commerce Retail Sales data is out today as well John Williams is one of the few speakers out speaking today on behalf of the Federal Reserve

Duration:00:00:38

The Opening Bell 5/16/19: Big Business Warming Up To Bitcoin

5/16/2019
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On the global scene, Chinese tariffs and Brexit are still at the top of the list, but Don Lloyd (SVP of Capital Markets – Foreign Exchange and Derivatives at Associated Bank) sees these situations as something temporary, and in the end, the Associated Bank Thought Leader explained how this is a business opportunity with ways to strategize around it. (At 22:16) Brian Amoah (Co-founder of Chicago Crypto Capital – a Blockchain and Cryptocurency Investment Advisory Firm) then updated Steve...

Duration:00:34:28

Thought Leader Don Lloyd: U.S. & China Tariffs “Who Can Hold Their Breath Longest?”

5/16/2019
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The global markets have been all over the place recently with Chinese tariffs and the UK’s Brexit situation consistently making headlines. Don Lloyd (SVP of Capital Markets – Foreign Exchange and Derivatives at Associated Bank) is looking at the major shift in the global business scene and recognizes that these are opportunities for other countries and businesses to step in and help. Steve Grzanich and The Associated Bank Thought Leader sorted through the major international drivers, but...

Duration:00:01:17

Associated Bank Market Outlook: 5/16/19

5/16/2019
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On March 16th, 2019 Steve Grzanich shares today’s potential market drivers: April Housing Starts will be released today along with data on First Time Unemployment Benefits The Philadelphia Fed Business Outlook Survey is released later today Neel Kashkari is speaking on behalf of the Federal Reserve Walmart, Nvidia and Pinterest all report earnings today

Duration:00:01:17