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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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Thought Leader Brian Henderson: Bringing Creative Solutions To The Financial Planning Space

7/18/2019
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Financial planning is a service that many think is only for high-net worth individuals, but Steve Grzanich and Brian Henderson (SVP of Whitnell – Part of Associated Bank) talked about how that’s not always the case. The Associated Bank Thought Leader explained to Steve that there is creativity that can be applied to any situation and there is one thing that every person should have in their financial possession.

Duration:00:15:07

The Opening Bell 7/18/19: Giving CRE Accessibility To Small Businesses

7/18/2019
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A new Associated Bank Thought Leader is in the rotation with Brian Henderson (SVP of Whitnell – Part of Associated Bank) discussing how his early exposure to the world of finance sent him down the road to working with high net individuals. Steve Grzanich and the Associated Bank Thought Leader covered a lot but most importantly, they talked about how there is one thing high-net worth individuals and everyday people should have in their possession. (At 20:36) Jonathan Wasserstrum (CEO-founder...

Duration:00:34:37

Associated Bank Market Outlook: 7/18/19

7/18/2019
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On July 18th, 2019 Steve Grzanich shares the day’s potential market drivers: First time claims for unemployment benefits are out today (expected to increase from last week) Philadelphia Federal Reserve releases the business outlook survey The EIA Natural Gas Report is released later in the day Morgan Stanley, Philip Morris, Honeywell and Microsoft report earnings today

Duration:00:00:51

The Most Reliable Home Appliances from Consumer Reports

7/17/2019
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The home appliance industry can be vast and complicated from the eyes of the consumer, but aside from what looks good in the home, reliability is one of the most important factors. Steve Grzanich and Eric Hagerman (Home Editor at Consumer Reports) broke down the recent study from Consumer Reports detailing the reliability of appliances that consumers can choose from.

Duration:00:12:22

The Opening Bell 7/17/19: Chicago Rentals Are Crushing The Competition

7/17/2019
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The real estate market in the city has been slow to bounce back since the recession, which has allowed the rental market to flourish. Ben Creamer (Managing Broker of Downtown Apartment Company) explained to. Steve Grzanich how the lifestyle changes of Chicagoans and suburbanites are forcing apartment providers to adapt. Eric Hagerman (Home Editor at Consumer Reports) then joined the program to break down the list of the most reliable home appliances for consumers – from dishwashers to stove...

Duration:00:30:13

Associated Bank Market Outlook: 7/17/19

7/17/2019
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On July 17th, 2019 Steve Grzanich shares the day’s potential market drivers: June Housing Starts are due by the end of the day (expecting a drop from the month before) The EIA Petroleum Status Report and the Beige Book are both released today The MBA Mortgage applications are released later today Earnings are out from Bank of American, eBay, IBM, and Netflix

Duration:00:00:53

For The Times They Are A-Changin’ (And So Are Our Vices)

7/16/2019
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Industries are constantly evolving and so are our human behaviors. Steve Grzanich and Oscar Yuan (President at Ipsos Strategy3 and Author of WhatTheFuture Series) looked all the way back to when rock-n-roll and alcohol were considered vices in society, and compared them to what are considered vices today. The two recapped the most recent WhatTheFuture Series diving into evolving vices and how that is influencing the decisions business make today.

Duration:00:09:33

Associated Bank Market Outlook: 7/16/19

7/16/2019
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On July 16th, 2019 Steve Grzanich shares the day’s potential market drivers: The June Retail Sales Report is out today along with the Import Price Index Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell is speaking at a bankers dinner in France today United Airlines, JP Morgan Chase, Wells Fargo, Goldman Sachs Charles Schwab and Johnson & Johnson report earnings.

Duration:00:01:00

The Opening Bell 7/16/19: Targeting and Helping Chicago Communities Live Healthier

7/16/2019
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U.S. healthcare issues can be difficult to grasp, as concerns vary regionally, so Dr. Catina Latham (Director of Community Benefit and Evaluation at University of Chicago Medicine) focused on the surrounding community of the South Side. Steve Grzanich and Dr. Latham unwrapped the results of the Community Health Needs Assessment, finding that that asthma and diabetes are among the top chronic diseases residents are faced with. Oscar Yuan (President at Ipsos Strategy3 and Author of...

Duration:00:29:08

Giving Away School Supplies To An Entire School, For An Entire Year

7/15/2019
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One of the most common resources teachers and schools ask for every year are school supplies. They can be expensive, cumbersome, and vital to effective learning. Matthew Kurtzman (CEO of Back 2 School Illinois) and Steve Grzanich discussed the impact these school supplies have on classrooms, especially as many school cut back and ask kids to bring in other supplies for other administrative needs. Chicagoan’s can nominate a school for the “Win School Supplies For An Entire School” contest...

Duration:00:09:47

Associated Bank Market Outlook: 7/15/19

7/15/2019
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On July 15th, 2019 Steve Grzanich shares the day’s potential market drivers: Data on China’s Q2 GDP will be released today (previous data shows its experiencing a slow down) Amazon Prime Day is underway Citi reports earnings The Empire State Manufacturing Survey is out later today as well

Duration:00:00:46

The Opening Bell 7/15/19: The Strategy You Need To Shop Amazon’s 48 Hour Prime Day Sale

7/15/2019
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The annual Amazon Prime Day sale is underway and it has been extended to 48 hours of deals online. Ben Frumin (Editor-in-Chief at WireCutter.com) explained to Steve Grzanich that planning out what you really want/need is the best way to start shopping and avoid getting lost in the sales clutter. Matthew Kurtzman (CEO of Back 2 School Illinois) is preparing schools and teachers for the upcoming academic year by explaining how he is giving away free school supplies to an […]

Duration:00:31:48

The Opening Bell 7/12/19: Hooray! The Dow Hit 27,000! Now What…?

7/12/2019
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The markets have reached a new high and Steve Grzanich thinks 27,000 sounds pretty good. Paul Nolte (SVP & Sr. Portfolio Manager at Kingsview Asset Management) explained how we got here and what we might want to have on our radar as this positive market news continues to flow. Madhu Unnikrishnan (Editor at Skift’s Airline Daily) then jumped on to recap the news about Delta’s earnings, and the latest with a new “climate change” tax on airline tickets starting in […]

Duration:00:32:54

Associated Bank Market Outlook: 7/12/19

7/12/2019
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On July 12th, 2019 Steve Grzanich shares the day’s potential market drivers: June Producer Price Index is out today (expecting a slight increase over last month) Wall Street looks to continue it’s rallies after reaching all time highs yesterday

Duration:00:00:48

Flyers Might Soon Have To Pay A “Carbon Tax” on Tickets

7/12/2019
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Madhu Unnikrishnan (Editor at Skift’s Airline Daily) likes to look at the big picture when it comes to the airline industry, but also has the pulse of each airline. Steve Grzanich checked in with Madhu to discuss the stellar earnings from Delta Airlines along with the news coming out of France detailing that consumers might have to start paying a “carbon tax” because of airline emissions impacting climate change.

Duration:00:11:25

Thought Leader Don Lloyd: “Italy Is Going To Be A Big Problem”

7/11/2019
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For the last few weeks, Don Lloyd (SVP of Capital Markets – Foreign Exchange and Derivatives at Associated Bank) has been one of the busier people in the banking industry as he followed the non-stop global news that is influencing the international finance world. Steve Grzanich and the Associated Bank Thought Leader discussed a number of stories including the Federal Reserve’s concerns with the economy, the protests happening in Hong Kong, and the severe concerns surround Italy’s debt...

Duration:00:14:32

The Opening Bell 7/11/19: Chairman Powell’s Most Important Testimony Takeaway – Lack of Wage Gains

7/11/2019
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The global markets have had no time to rest recently and neither has Don Lloyd (SVP of Capital Markets – Foreign Exchange and Derivatives at Associated Bank). Steve Grzanich checked in with the Associated Bank Thought Leader to recap the biggest market movers including the news coming out of the Federal Reserve, the influence of Hong Kong’s protests, and Italy’s major debt problem (which is what Don is most concerned about). (At 19:35) Mark Hamrick (Sr. Economic Analyst at Bankrate.com) […]

Duration:00:34:44

Associated Bank Market Outlook: 7/11/19

7/11/2019
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On July 11th, 2019 Steve Grzanich shares the day’s potential market drivers: Data on June inflation numbers are out by mid-morning today Weekly claims for first time unemployment benefits will be released later Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell continues his testimony on Capitol Hill Delta reports earnings by the end of the day today

Duration:00:00:59

The Opening Bell 7/10/19: Embracing Complex Problems With Complex Solutions

7/10/2019
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In the last decade there was a trend that popular problems were solved by creating an app. It’s a simple, easy and quick perceived solution, but Howard Tullman (Executive Director of The Kaplan Institute at the Illinois Institute of Technology) discussed with Steve Grzanich the idea from his latest Inc.com article encouraging people to embrace complex problems. Howard told Steve that entrepreneurs and politicians alike will find better solutions to problems if they take the extra time and...

Duration:00:23:52

Associated Bank Market Outlook: 7/10/19

7/10/2019
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On July 10th, 2019 Steve Grzanich shares the day’s potential market drivers: The Federal Reserve shares their meeting minutes this afternoon Wholesale Inventories for May are released (experts forecasting a slight increase from the month before) Bed, Bath, and Beyond report earnings today

Duration:00:00:53