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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 Rod Murray: The Other Business Factors That Need To Keep Up With Innovation

11/15/2018
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The role of Rod Murray (Chicago Market President at Associated Bank) is to gauge the market from a CEO’s perspective and both disruption and innovation always come up. Steve Grzanich and the Associated Bank Thought Leader talked about the way that various markets and (from within the bank) how they are keeping up with the digital changes.

Duration:00:11:56

The Opening Bell 11/15/18: “If You Don’t Compete [for Amazon], You Can’t Win”

11/15/2018
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Innovation and disruption are making (but also breaking) major companies all over the country. Steve Grzanich discussed the aspect of keeping up with business innovation with Rod Murray (Chicago Market President at Associated Bank) as he explained on the Associated Bank Thought Leader conversation. Eric Sedler (Founder and Managing Partner of Kivvit) then joined Steve to focus on the positive aspects that came out of the Amazon’s HQ2 bid and how this could be just the beginning of something...

Duration:00:28:03

The Single Most Important Take Away for Chicago After Amazon’s Decision…

11/15/2018
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…real estate! Steve Grzanich continued the Amazon HQ2 discussion with Eric Sedler (Founder and Managing Partner of Kivvit) to talk about the positives that came out of Chicago’s effort to win Amazon’s HQ2. Eric also mentioned that we should be looking forward to the next company that is looking to bring their business to the city, and he thinks we would be ready for it. http://serve.castfire.com/audio/3567174/3567174_2018-11-15-074514.64kmono.mp3

Duration:00:08:19

Associated Bank Market Outlook: 11/15/18

11/15/2018
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On November 15th, 2018 Steve Grzanich shares today’s potential market drivers: Data on Retail Sales & Import and Export Prices out today along with September Business Inventories Neel Kashkari is out speaking on behalf of the Federal Reserve Today Nvidia, Nordstrom, Walmart, Manchester United all report earnings today

Duration:00:01:19

The Opening Bell 11/14/18: The Company Making Amazon Look Like A Mom & Pop Shop…

11/14/2018
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It’s hard to imagine how much one billion actually is, but somehow, the Chinese e-commerce giant, Alibaba managed to reach $30 billion in sales in one day. Steve Grzanich checked in with Sherisse Pham (Business and Tech Reporter at CNN) from Hong Kong to learn about how these staggering numbers are impressive, but not the entire story. Michael Farren (Research Fellow at The Mercatus Center) then broke down the basics of what Amazon’s HQ2 locations immediate impact will have on their […]

Duration:00:24:57

Associated Bank Market Outlook: 11/14/18

11/14/2018
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On November 14th, 2018 Steve Grzanich shares today’s potential market drivers: The October Consumer Price Index is out today (forecasting moderate inflation growth) The Mortgage Bankers Association releases mortgage applications Progressive, Cisco Systems and Macy’s all report earnings.

Duration:00:01:02

The Pros and Cons of Chicago Missing Out on Amazon HQ2

11/14/2018
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The dust has finally settled after a long awaited decision from Amazon. Steve Grzanich caught up with Michael Farren (Research Fellow at The Mercatus Center) to learn about some of the positive and negative outlooks that follow the decision to place the split HQ2 in Virginia and New York, along with why he things Chicago might have missed out.

Duration:00:08:01

The Opening Bell 11/13/18: Is Sacramento The New Model To Combating Gang Violence?

11/13/2018
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Gang violence has plagued a number of cities across the US for years, so many are thinking about out of the box solutions and some that are stopping it before it happens. Steve Grzanich discussed a model that is catching on in Sacramento from Wesley Lowery (National Correspondent at The Washington Post covering Law Enforcement and Justice) with a program called “Advance Peace”. Azaz Faruki (Sr. Manager of Operations and Performance Transformation at AT Kearney) then looked forward to the...

Duration:00:27:30

Associated Bank Market Outlook: 11/13/18

11/13/2018
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On November 13th, 2018 Steve Grzanich shares today’s potential market drivers: The Economic Red Book and the NFIB Small Business Optimism Index are both out today The Treasury Budget is due out later today Aramark, Home Depot, and Tyson Foods all report earnings today

Duration:00:00:58

Are We Ready for The Next Industrial Revolution?

11/13/2018
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From making cars with robots to taking advantage of 3D printing, the way we do business will greatly change in the next 10 years and Azaz Faruki (Sr. Manager of Operations and Performance Transformation at AT Kearney) is optimistic about where we’re going. Steve Grzanich and Azaz reviewed a forward looking report from AT Kearney and The World Economic Forum focusing on one of our biggest skills as humans, production.

Duration:00:09:54

The Opening Bell 11/12/18: When Are We The Most Focused and Productive Throughout Our Days?

11/12/2018
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There are a number of things that can break our focus through out the day, whether its at work or not. Steve Grzanich learned about bettering that focus with Chris Bailey (Author of “Hyperfocus: How To Be More Productive in A World of Distraction“) and how there might be a few different aspects that can help keep us all on track. Todd Maisch (President and CEO of the Illinois Chamber of Commerce) then shared his input and post-election outlook on […]

Duration:00:35:00

Associated Bank Market Outlook: 11/12/18

11/12/2018
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On November 12th, 2018 Steve Grzanich shares today’s potential market drivers: Not many economic reports released today but a number of other out later this week Eventbrite, AmeriGas Partners, and many other report earnings today

Duration:00:00:49

What The Business Community Will Focus on As Pritzker Enters The Governor’s Office?

11/12/2018
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Business in Illinois in recent years has seen it’s ups and downs, but expectations are still high. Steve Grzanich learned about what Todd Maisch (President and CEO of the Illinois Chamber of Commerce) will be focusing on to help better business in the state and the top 3 things he wants to see change with the new administration.

Duration:00:10:29

The Opening Bell 11/9/18: The Most Surprising Thing About The Elections – Wall Street

11/9/2018
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The results of the election didn’t surprise many, but Paul Nolte (SVP & Sr. Portfolio Manager at Kingsivew Asset Management) explained to Steve Grzanich that the surprise came from the stock markets. The two recapped the higher than expected election-performance of Wall Street and they also covered other market news like the Federal Reserve not raising interest rates this time around. Brian Sumers (Aviation Business Editor at Skift.com) then updated Steve on the warning Boeing is issuing...

Duration:00:28:09

Associated Bank Market Outlook: 11/9/18

11/9/2018
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On November 9th, 2018 Steve Grzanich shares today’s potential market drivers: Numbers detailing the Producer Price Index are out today along with Consumer Sentiment Numbers A few speakers from the Federal Reserve are out speaking on monetary policy today

Duration:00:00:41

Associated Bank Thought Leader Greg Warsek: Are We At The End of The CRE Cycle?

11/8/2018
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Every industry has their ups and downs, but real estate cycles seem much harder to follow, but thankfully the Associated Bank Thought Leader, Greg Warsek (SVP & Regional Manager for the Chicago Market for Commercial Real Estate) provided some input to help get a feel on where businesses are moving to. Steve Grzanich and Greg also discussed how Amazon HQ2 hopes for Chicago is dwindling, the suburban market could be making it’s moves soon, and the co-working space is finally […]

Duration:00:12:15

The Opening Bell 11/8/18: If Businesses Could Tell Pritzker One Thing Before He Takes Office…

11/8/2018
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Commercial Real Estate has been one of the most active industries in the Chicago area recently, so Steve Grzanich checked in with the Associated Bank Thought Leader, Greg Warsek (SVP & Regional Manager for the Chicago Market for Commercial Real Estate), to feel the pulse of where businesses are moving and what the major players will do down the road. Steven Strahler (Reporter at Crains Chicago Business) then jumped on the program to preview what business leaders are looking forward to […]

Duration:00:28:56

Associated Bank Market Outlook: 11/8/18

11/8/2018
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On November 8th, 2018 Steve Grzanich shares today’s potential market drivers: The Federal Reserve policy makers wrap up their meeting today (an interest rate hike is not expected) The report on Initial Jobless Claims and the EIA Natural Gas Report are out today AMC Entertainment, Activision, Blizzard, Crocs, Gannett, Walt Disney, Party City, Discovery, Dropbox, Hertz, Global Holdings, and Yelp all report earnings today

Duration:00:00:53

The Opening Bell 11/7/18: Record High Political Spending For 2018 Midterm Elections

11/7/2018
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The midterm elections are over and so are the political ads. However Steve Grzanich and Shannon Vavar (Reporter at Axios) noted that this year was a more active year for election advertising than in years past, because of the billions of dollars spent by both parties to get their message out. Sarah Hollenbeck (Shopping and Retail Expert at BlackFriday.com) then previewed the holiday shopping season by consolidating the shopping deals that are all over the internet into one site, and […]

Duration:00:26:26

Get Ready For Black Friday Because Deals Are Already Here

11/7/2018
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The shopping season is almost here and so are the deals. Steve Grzanich and Sarah Hollenbeck (Shopping and Retail Expert at BlackFriday.com) will touched base to sort through the biggest deals already, what consumers can expect this year compared to last year, and which stores will be open – which there are fewer and fewer as retailers urge shoppers to buy online.

Duration:00:08:35