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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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Episodes

Wintrust Business Lunch 12/15/18: Tripp Mickle, Julie Creswell, Justin Dopierala, Zachary Mider

12/15/2018
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Amy Guth discusses business headlines of the week including Apple’s move into Texas, Mattel’s plans for the future of Barbie, and an update on the Bloomberg series about predatory lending practices that target small businesses. Plus, president of DOMO Capital Justin Dopierala discusses his way of navigating a volatile market.

Duration:00:35:31

Wintrust Business Lunch 12/14/18: Ordering Your Christmas Tree Online, Chicago’s Only Beer Spa, & Gen Z’s Favorite Industry To Work In

12/14/2018
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Are you behind on putting a Christmas tree up? Well Andrea Hanis told Steve Bertrand that you can make it simpler for yourself by ordering your Christmas tree online and Andrea explained how the experience went after a side by side service comparison. Josh Peck reminded listeners that today is the last day to sign up for 2019 healthcare plans, Dino Sarancic shared the history behind the only beer spa in Chicago, and Shelly Weir is looking ahead to one […]

Duration:00:26:43

Wintrust Business Lunch 12/13/18: Austin’s Apple HQ, OpenTheBooks.com, & 2019 Industries On The Rise

12/13/2018
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Chicago missed out on yet another corporate relocation as Apple announced that they are spending one billion dollars on building a new corporate office in Austin, Texas. Steve Bertrand checked in with Rochelle Garner to learn about what exactly we missed out on. Bill Geiger looked at the self-control that comes with not checking your 401k every week, Adam Andrzejewski is helping shed some light on the salaries of public sector employees in every state, and Graham Winfrey is previewing […]

Duration:00:27:42

Bill Geiger on Being Aware (But Not Obsessed) with Your 401K

12/13/2018
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The 401k can be a drag to think about when the market is as volatile as it has been. Steve Bertrand caught up with Bill Geiger (Geiger Wealth Management)to discuss how these scary market times don’t have to be so scary if you think through, and prepare for retirement instead of simply saving a big chink of money.

Duration:00:05:58

Wintrust Business Lunch 12/12/18: Terry Savage’s “Chicken Money”, Apartments in Malls, & Sustainability During The Holidays

12/12/2018
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Sometimes it’s OK to be uncertain and scared about the markets. Steve Bertrand learned from Terry Savage that with all of the current market volatility, Average Joe and corporate investors need to remember that it’s all about the long term game when it comes to making money (unless you only have chicken money). Frank Sennett explained how apartments could be coming your location mall, while Karlee Siepierski is reminding us how to cut back on our environmental impact with her […]

Duration:00:24:32

Wintrust Business Lunch 12/11/18: Political Sparring Impacting Markets, The Holiday Travel Forecast, & Inappropriate Gift Giving

12/11/2018
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This has been quite a volatile time for the markets and Steve Bertrand thinks that the political sector isn’t helping the situation. Jon Najarian jumped on the program to discuss the most recent influence and other factors that are contributing to the down market. Andrea Rush explained how to responsibly donate during the giving season, Nick Calio is previewing the holiday travel season from the perspective of the airline and consumers, while Philippe Weiss knows the appropriate and...

Duration:00:27:57

Will The Travel Season Be Smooth of Turbulent?

12/11/2018
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Over 45 million people will be traveling during this holiday season and Steve Bertrand will be one of them. He talked about how this year’s busy travel season will shape up compared to last years (we are expected to see 100,000 more travelers this year compared to last) and how 2019 will be looking with Nick Calio (CEO of Airlines for America).

Duration:00:06:51

Wintrust Business Lunch 12/10/18: Braintree Driving Chicago’s B2B Business, Franco’s Ristorante, & The Excuse for Millennial’s Finances…

12/10/2018
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The Amazon Go stores in Chicago have been here for a a few months now, and Steve Bertrand was able to get a full on review of the three city locations from Jim Dallke and Katherine Davis, but Steve still seems feels skeptical about their business. The crew also recapped other business stories like one of the big B2B Chicago players (Braintree) making moves in the business world, while Frank Ruffolo is expanding the Franco Restaurant Group presence in the […]

Duration:00:26:23

Wintrust Business Lunch 12/7/18: Tipping For Coffee, 2019 Millennial Hiring Trends, & Retail to E-tail

12/7/2018
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Tipping at a restaurant can be a socially stressful situation for some, but what if you had the social pressure to tip when getting your morning coffee every day? Jon Hansen filled in for Steve today and Andrea Hanis discussed the new software that could be coming to a cafe near you. Jessica Schaeffer shared what trends employers might be seeing when they hire millennials in 2019, Kaleigh Moore explained how a brick and mortar store might shift to the […]

Duration:00:26:26

Wintrust Business Lunch 12/6/18: Lyft Preparing For an IPO, Volatility Through Retirement, & Chicago’s 2019 Real Estate Forecast

12/6/2018
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Big news came from the tech world earlier today as Rochelle Garner told Steve Bertrand that Lyft is gearing up for an IPO, but also discussing how Ring video doorbells could be making us more paranoid than we should be. Bill Geiger discussed the strategy around preparing for retirement in volatile times, and Dennis Rodkin stopped by the studio to catch up with Steve and shared some of the latest real estate stories and explained why Chicago is still at […]

Duration:00:28:06

Bill Geiger on Volatility Impacting Retirement Plans

12/6/2018
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The market had two of the worst back-to-back days of the year this week and that will leave plenty of Americans wondering if that will impact their chances of retiring on time. Steve Bertrand discussed Bill Geiger (Geiger Wealth Management) to talk about the strategy around retiring during volatile times and you don’t have to get used to it as the new normal.

Duration:00:04:38

Chicago Is Dead Last In The 2019 Real Estate Forecast

12/6/2018
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The outlook for Chicago’s real estate market may be dark after Dennis Rodkin saw the Realtor.com 2019 Real Estate Forecast, but the numbers never tell the whole story. Steve Bertrand and Dennis broke down the focal points in the report along with a number of other Chicago market stories.

Duration:00:13:53

Wintrust Business Lunch 12/5/18: The National Day of Mourning, Burger King Fighting McDonalds, & Bounte App

12/5/2018
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A slow day in the business world as the US markets were closed today because of the National Day of Mourning for Former President George H. W. Bush, but still plenty for Steve Bertrand and Terry Savage to talk about, and they focused on the larger picture of where the economy will be going in 2019 with some shaky thoughts. Frank Sennett explained how McDonalds is falling to Burger King’s latest ad campaign, and Stephen Sinclair created the Bounte App […]

Duration:00:25:36

Wintrust Business Lunch 12/4/18: The Inverted Yield Curve, Pop-Up Business Licences, & The Most Joyful Color

12/4/2018
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Today was another rough day on the markets because more information (or lack there of) is coming out about the informal deal between the US and China regarding the Trade War. Steve Bertrand kicked off the show with Jon Najarian to discuss how there may be a lot less happening between the two economic powerhouses than we thought. Rosa Escareno then shared the news about the city of Chicago starting to offer a pop-up business licence to local businesses, Andy […]

Duration:00:01:04

Wintrust Business Lunch 12/3/18: Cameo’s Speed Bump, The Rise of “Hard Discounters”, & Average Age of First Time Home Buyers

12/3/2018
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Big funding numbers helped make a name for Cameo (a Chicago based start-up), but an attempt at spreading an anti-semitic message on the platform recently tainted the apps potential . Steve Bertrand and Katherine Davis covered that Chicago Inno story along with a number of others in their weekly check in. Jan-Benedict Steenkamp explained how discount retailers like Costco and Trader Joes have managed such a fantastic rise to market power, and Ilyce Glink noted a significant change to the […]

Duration:00:22:39

Guiding Baby Boomers Through The Startup Scene

11/30/2018
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Some would say that entrepreneurship is a “young man’s game” but Avery Stone Fish (Program Manager at Chicago Innovation) and Dianne Campbell (Executive Director of The Village Chicago) would argue otherwise. Steve Bertrand discussed how Chicago Innovation and The Village Chicago have partnered up for a new initiative that connects to Chicago’s thriving business and startup scene with, “Innovation for the Ages” that will feature speakers like Howard Tullman from Kaplan Institute, and Nena...

Duration:00:05:35

Wintrust Business Lunch 11/30/18: The Cyber Monday Hangover, Skills vs Credentials, & Innovation Through The Ages

11/30/2018
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Returning things after Cyber Monday is easy because once you send it, you don’t have to worry about it any more, but someone has to. Steve Bertrand learned about what happens with many of those unwanted products with Andrea Hanis from Blue Sky Innovation. Tom Gimbel is telling us why young adults need to be taught skills instead of credentials, Tim Roach updated Steve about the latest going on in the small business funding world with Lendr, and Chicago Innovation […]

Duration:00:26:24

Bill Geiger on Settling Retirement Fears

11/29/2018
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Retirement is a lot to think about when you’re preparing for it by yourself, but easing those retirement worries is what Bill Geiger is all about. Steve Bertrand and Bill discussed the most common retirement worry among retirees, but there are ways to work around that fear – it all comes back to properly organizing and getting the right help.

Duration:00:04:31

Wintrust Business Lunch 11/29/18: E-Scooter Injuries, Mayor for a Week, A 100% Sustainable Starbucks

11/29/2018
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We’ve talked a lot about e-scooters in the recent months as dockless scooters popped up all over the country, but Ian Sherr told Steve Bertrand that the injury rates are skyrocketing, and that was just one of the CNET stories the two covered this far into the week. Bill Geiger jumped on the program to to address the fear that comes with retirement, David Orr recapped the last 30 years of his life spent serving the city of Chicago and […]

Duration:00:25:05

Wintrust Business Lunch: Powell Gives The Market Confidence, Lincoln Yards Is Coming, & Godfather’s Pizza Comes To A Close

11/28/2018
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The head of the Federal Reserve spoke earlier today and helped give the market a big boost with Steve Bertrand and Terry Savage happily reflect on it, but they also discussed other major market stories, and Terry’s favorite financial gifts for kids. Frank Sennettthen explained how Lincoln Yards continues to influence potential change to northwest neighborhoods, and Shamus Toomey updated Steve on the latest stories from Block Club Chicago including the closing of a neighborhood spot after 52...

Duration:00:26:16