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The Wintrust Business Lunch with Steve Bertrand and Amy Guth from WGN Radio 720

The Wintrust Business Lunch with Steve Bertrand and Amy Guth from WGN Radio 720
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The Wintrust Business Lunch with Steve Bertrand and Amy Guth from WGN Radio 720

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Wintrust Business Lunch 3/18/19: Dockless Scooters Finally Coming To Chicago, The Spring Housing Market, & Personal Finance 101

3/18/2019
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John Williams is stepping in for Steve Bertrand this week and kicking off the conversation with Chicago Inno and Jim Dallke is sharing the news that Chicago is finally taking the first steps to incorporate dockless scooters to the city (but the transition will be done slowly and conservatively). Laura Ellis previewed the upcoming spring real estate market here in the Chicago area and its better than a lot of people think, while Ilyce Glink is explaining how we are […]

Duration:00:26:16

Wintrust Business Lunch 3/16/19: Micah Maidenberg, Andrew Jacobs, Aaron Gregg, Sarah Frier

3/16/2019
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Amy Guth talks to reporters across the country about the week in business news, including OpenTable’s fight for their customer data, a Big Tobacco scheme that involves sugary drinks, Boeing’s response to two recent plane crashes, and how Facebook moderates the content of its billions of users.

Duration:00:34:11

The Chicago River Boat Season Kicks Off This Weekend

3/15/2019
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The river being utlized by Chicagoans goes back to when the city was founded and it continues today by tourists and commuters alike. Steve Bertrand talked with Michael Borgstrom (President of Wendella Sightseeing Company) to learn about the history of the Water Taxi and the sightseeing tours but also kicked off the river season this St. Patrick’s Day weekend.

Duration:00:05:18

Wintrust Business Lunch 3/15/19: Grubhub in Hot Water, Hiring On Reputation, & Wendella Water Taxis

3/15/2019
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Since it’s inception, Grubhub has been one of the restaurant industry disruptors, but Andrea Hanis explained how they are in hot water with a number of their restaurants. Tom Gimbel jumped on the line with Steve Bertrand to discussed the risk of hiring on reputation, Michael Borgstrom shared the story behind building a business on the Chicago River at Wendella Sightseeing Company, and Front Row Phyllis is giving listeners an alternative events to attend this weekend if St. Patricks Day […]

Duration:00:22:02

Wintrust Business Lunch 3/14/19: Taking On Tech Giants, Retirement, Dependable Retirement Income, & (Almost) Loosing Chicago’s Billionaire

3/14/2019
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Earlier this week, Elizabeth Warren announced her stance on lessening the power of tech giants in the country, but Ian Sherr talked with Steve Bertrand about how realistic that is going forward and if she might be able to get people to stand behind her on the issue. Bill Geiger jumped on the program to discuss dependable income in retirement and Dennis Rodkin is updating Steve on one of our city’s most famous real estate moguls Ken Griffin, and how […]

Duration:00:26:04

Bill Geiger on The Importance of Dependable Income in Retirement

3/14/2019
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Getting to retirement is a life achievement, but maintaining a steady retirement income is another feat entirely. Steve Bertrand and Bill Geiger (Geiger Wealth Management) sorted through how to plan accordingly so that your retirement days have plenty of money coming in while you enjoy the hard earned time off.

Duration:00:05:39

Wintrust Business Lunch 3/13/19: The “January Barometer”, Boeing’s Struggles, & SXSW 2019

3/13/2019
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Terry Savage always has tabs on the stock market, but she explained to Steve Bertrand how one important experience with her annual market barometer made her look at Wall Street with a new set of eyes. Frank Sennett is looking to see how Boeing will over come the challenge surrounding the 737 Max airplane models, and Will Flanagan is checking in from SXSW down in Texas on behalf of AmericanInno.

Duration:00:25:28

Wintrust Business Lunch 3/12/19: Boeing vs Brexit, Crypto Currency Developments, & Raising The Tobacco Age

3/12/2019
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Boeing is sending the markets into a tizzy because of the news about their Boeing 737 Max planes, but Steve Bertrand is checking in with Jon Najarian to see if the Boeing story or Brexit’s negotiation struggles are impacting things more. Brian Amoah jumped in studio to talk about the latest going on in the world of crypto currencies, Scott Calvert is looking into the city of Philadelphia that has decided to have ban cashless stores (with the reasoning behind […]

Duration:00:26:34

Momentum is Gaining For “Cashless Business” Bans

3/12/2019
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Scott Calvert (Reporter at Wall Street Journal) has been following the buzz coming out of the East coast where stores will no longer have the option to run a cashless business. Steve Bertrand caught up with Scott to learn about Philadelphia, who is the latest to ban cashless businesses, and why these stores are even considering it in the first place.

Duration:00:06:36

“Getting To Equal” Survey Shows Employees Feel Bosses Can Do More To Better Equality & Diversity

3/11/2019
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Diversity, Equality, and Innovation can all just be office buzz words if there isn’t proper leadership to implement them properly. Steve Bertrand sat down with Pallavi Verma (Sr. Managing Director – US Midwest at Accenture) to discuss their recent “Getting To Equal 2019“survey that showed employees feel like their bosses have an opportunity to better their workplace.

Duration:00:06:05

Wintrust Business Lunch 3/11/19: Kraft’s Startup Incubator, Acccenture’s “Getting To Equal” Survey & Investing To Better The World

3/11/2019
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Jim Dallke and Katherine Davis are keeping tabs on the startup scene and that includes one of the hottest food business startup scenes in the country – Chicago. Jim and Katherine discussed with Steve Bertrand about all of the business bubbling up out of Kraft Heinz’s startup incubator, Springboard. Pallavi Verma is discussing the importance of the Accenture study, “Getting To Equal 2019“, and Ilyce Glink is helping Steve work out the balance of investing to benefit themselves and benefiting...

Duration:00:26:46

Wintrust Business Lunch 3/9/19: Ally Marotti, Ashlee Vance, Helaine Olen, Ryan Ori

3/9/2019
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Amy Guth talks to reporters across the country about the burgeoning marijuana industry, OneWeb, a company that is trying to bring high-speed internet to every place on Earth, Elizabeth Warren’s 2005 book about personal finance, and what’s happening with Lincoln Yards.

Duration:00:36:51

Wintrust Business Lunch 3/8/19: Tech Kids Fulfilling Their Destinies, Hiring Externally vs Internally, & DocuSign Expanding in Chicago

3/8/2019
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The tech generation is fulfilling their destiny as Andrea Hanis and Steve Bertrand discussed how kids who grew up playing the hit video game Sims City are finding themselves in urban planning jobs. That was just one of the tech related stories that they touched on along with what could happen to the US tech giants that are looked at as monopolies. Adam Ochstein jumped on the program to chat about the pros/cons of hiring managers from outside a company […]

Duration:00:31:07

SpringCM Bringing It’s New DocuSign Backing To Chicago

3/8/2019
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Last year, one of Chicago’s top startups (SpringCM) was bought out by DocuSign, and now Erik Severinghaus (APV Solutions Integrator and Global Partner Solutions at DocuSign) joined Steve Bertrand to explain how the San Francisco based company is working to build out that existing Chicago footprint as tech related jobs continue to flourish.

Duration:00:05:15

Wintrust Business Lunch 3/7/19: XBOX One Going Fully Digital, The Acceptability of Lying, & Netflix vs The (Media) Giant

3/7/2019
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The video game community is large and growing every day and Ian Sherr kicked off the show with Steve Bertrand to explain the big hardware update to XBOX One and how an upcoming version will no longer have a disk drive, only supporting digital games. Bill Geiger shared some wisdom about the anniversary of the 2008 financial crisis, Larry Shannon-Missal explained the YouGov.com study that followed the social acceptance of small lies based on demographics, and Sara Fischer made the […]

Duration:00:27:51

Bill Geiger On The 10 Year Anniversary of The 2008 Financial Crisis

3/7/2019
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The 2008-09 Financial Crisis was nearly 10 years ago and Bill Geiger (Geigier Wealth Management) discussed what we can learn from it and what to avoid at the next crisis. Steve Bertrand and Bill walked through how those 10 years are vital to figuring out the strategy depending on how much savings, age, and career path of retirees.

Duration:00:05:00

Wintrust Business Lunch 3/6/19: Steve and Terry Buy a House, The Lincoln Yards Story, & Townstone Financial

3/6/2019
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Things on Wall Street are unsure where they want to go today so Steve Bertrand and Terry Savage decided to touch on two of the big long term factors that impact the markets: China and politics. The two also chatted about her latest column on home ownership, while Danny Ecker is explaining the story behind why Lincoln Yards is more than just another Chicago development, and Barry Sturner broke down why the mortgage lending industry isn’t flourishing like other industries.

Duration:00:28:54

George Foreman III – Combining Boxing and Entrepreneurship at “EverybodyFights”

3/5/2019
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George Foreman III (Founder of EverybodyFights Boxing Gyms) is a recognizable name is the world of box, but hes making name for himself in the business world with his gym franchise, “EverybodyFights Boxing Gyms”. Steve Bertrand and George discussed the expansion of the business into the Chicago area and how the the business and the sport go hand in hand.

Duration:00:08:44

Wintrust Business Lunch 3/5/19: Chicago Storage -“Doorage”, EverybodyFights Boxing Gyms & Credit Card Dedication

3/5/2019
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Compared to recent days, a relatively steady market day with Steve Bertrand and Jon Najarian recapping a calm moment for Wall Street but the two still covered the market movers (including big box retailers) that are making headlines today. Sean Sandona shared the inspiration behind reshaping the was he looks at storage with Doorage, George Foreman III is bringing his “EverybodyFights” Boxing Franchise to Chicago, and Matt Schulz explained why consumers are so attached to their credit cards.

Duration:00:28:14

Wintrust Business Lunch 3/4/19: Chicago Shines on Shark Tank, “Phased Retirement”, & 401k Milestones

3/4/2019
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Shark Tank has created a business buzz since its creation back in 2009, but Steve Bertrand and Jim Dallke talked about the latest Chicago company that found another shining moment on the show along with a number of other tech stories going on in the business scene. Liz Weston is looking to critique your company’s retirement plan program, and Ilyce Glink is keeping all of the young professionals on track with their 401k’s along with helpful milestones by age.

Duration:00:27:52