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The Wintrust Business Lunch with John Williams from WGN Radio 720

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Chicago, IL

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The Wintrust Business Lunch with John Williams from WGN Radio 720

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English


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Wintrust Business Lunch 4/18/24: Inflation v. recession, rate buydowns, chip production

4/18/2024
Segment 1: Jon Cordell, Director of Development Management and Operations, Central Region at Lendlease, tells John about the challenge of searching for a new home hom when interest rates are high and the creative financing solutions available for local buyers. Segment 2: Bree Fowler, runner and Senior Writer, CNET, joins John to talk about The Biden administration reaching […]

Duration:00:28:05

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Wintrust Business Lunch 4/17/24 – Terry Savage: Credit card warnings

4/17/2024
Nationally syndicated financial columnist and author Terry Savage joins John to talk about the performance of Trump’s Truth Social stock, her two recent columns on credit card warnings, and some recent news about social security clawbacks. And as always, Terry answers all of your financial questions.

Duration:00:29:44

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Wintrust Business Minute: Oberweis warns employees about layoffs

4/17/2024
Steve Grzanich has the business news of the day with the Wintrust Business Minute. In the wake of its bankruptcy filing, Oberweis Dairy has warned employees about coming layoffs. A filing with the State of Illinois says 127 workers will be cut at the company’s plant in North Aurora. Oberweis filed for bankruptcy last week. […]

Duration:00:00:50

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Wintrust Business Minute: Wintrust Financial is expanding into western Michigan

4/16/2024
Steve Grzanich has the business news of the day with the Wintrust Business Minute. Wintrust Financial is expanding into western Michigan with the purchase of Macatawa Bank for $510 million. The bank is headquartered in Holland and operates 26 branches in three southwest Michigan counties. Macatawa has approximiately $2.7 billion in assets, $2.4 billion in […]

Duration:00:01:04

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Wintrust Business Lunch 4/16/24: Workplace stress, job trend ‘resenteeism,’ Lower Tech Bills

4/16/2024
Segment 1: Tom Gimbel, founder and CEO of LaSalle Network, joins John to talk about how employers and employees can handle workplace stress, and to share his thoughts on the new workplace trend, “resenteeism.” Segment 2: Longtime Chicago radio veteran Harvey Wells, Founder, Lower Tech Bills, talks to John about how he helps customers lower their internet, cell phone, and […]

Duration:00:26:19

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Wintrust Business Lunch 4/15/24: Older workforce, Pinch, Rosati’s University

4/15/2024
Segment 1: Ilyce Glink, owner of Think Glink Media and Best Money Moves, joins John to talk about how Americans over 75 are the fastest-growing age group in the workforce, how much older workers typically earn, what you should know about tax day, and the latest news on current mortgage rates and how that’s impacting the economy. Segment 2: Elan […]

Duration:00:26:57

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Wintrust Business Minute: Future of Oberweis Dairy is uncertain after bankruptcy filing

4/15/2024
Steve Grzanich has the business news of the day with the Wintrust Business Minute. The future of Oberweis Dairy is uncertain following a bankruptcy filing. The North Aurora company filed for bankruptcy protection last Friday and listed more than $4 million in debts. The company owes money to a trucking company, a food products wholesaler […]

Duration:00:00:56

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Wintrust Business Lunch 4/12/24: Market slide, hot inflation, Third Road Management

4/12/2024
Segment 1: Faron Daugs, CFP, Founder and CEO, Harrison Wallace Financial Group, joins John to talk about the markets sliding this week, data this week showing inflation not coming down, how inflation is impacting consumers, when we are likely to see the Fed cut rates based on the newest data, why he believes some of the jobs data is […]

Duration:00:29:52

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Wintrust Business Minute: Chicago startup that provides in-home medical spa treatments has raised $3.5 million in seed funding

4/12/2024
Steve Grzanich has the business news of the day with the Wintrust Business Minute. Online brokerage company Tastytrade is expanding its headquarters in Chicago. The company’s new office space in Fulton Market covers 35,000-square-feet and will include a broadcast studio for production of financial market content. The company’s Tastylive broadcasts, including more than 100 original […]

Duration:00:01:06

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Wintrust Business Minute: The Uber App can now hail you taxi cab in Chicago

4/12/2024
Steve Grzanich has the business news of the day with the Wintrust Business Minute. Uber users will soon be able to hail a cab. Starting April 11th, 2024, Chicago users will begin seeing the taxi option in their app. A similar program launched two years ago in New York and pilot programs were also running […]

Duration:00:00:56

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Wintrust Business Lunch 4/11/24: Money optimism, Kidsy, Major League Table Tennis comes to Chicago

4/11/2024
Segment 1: Sarah Foster, Analyst, Bankrate, talks to John about a new report that shows young people surprisingly feel the most optimistic about their money despite their finances sometimes telling a different story. Segment 2: Bree Fowler, Senior Writer, CNET, joins John to talk about a bill passed by the Pennsylvania state House where consumers would need to be notified when […]

Duration:00:30:33

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Wintrust Business Lunch 4/10/24 – Terry Savage: Embers of inflation burst into flames

4/10/2024
Nationally syndicated financial columnist and author Terry Savage joins John to talk about the hot inflation report, if the Fed will have to raise interest rates to deal with sticky inflation, how the market is reacting to the inflation data, and everything you should know about reverse mortgages. And as always, Terry answers all of your financial questions.

Duration:00:19:46

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Wintrust Business Minute: The Art Institute of Chicago’s visitor center is getting an upgrade

4/10/2024
Steve Grzanich has the business news of the day with the Wintrust Business Minute. Chicago-based Radio Flyer is about to reveal its new electric bike. The bike is called Flyer Via and the company says it’ll “combine performance and style, while delivering warm memories for the whole family.” The unveiling is set for Thursday at […]

Duration:00:00:54

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Wintrust Business Minute: Chicago area could see a nearly 1% increase in tech jobs this year

4/9/2024
Steve Grzanich has the business news of the day with the Wintrust Business Minute. The tech job market in Chicago is expected to see a rebound in 2024 after layoffs and a venture capital funding slowdown last year. CompTIA, a nonprofit association for the information tech industry and workforce, says the Chicago area could see […]

Duration:00:01:03

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Wintrust Business Lunch 4/9/24: Market volatility, office loners, New Buffalo housing

4/9/2024
Segment 1: Steven Esposito, President of Yellowstone Wealth Management in Lake Forest, talks to John about why the market has no confidence in the Fed, what he’s telling his clients about their portfolios, the economy still being strong, how many rate cuts he expects the Fed to make this year, and why he’s concerned that many investors […]

Duration:00:28:25

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Wintrust Business Lunch 4/8/24: Future of work, student loan debt, Financial Literacy Month

4/8/2024
Segment 1: Ilyce Glink, owner of Think Glink Media and Best Money Moves, joins John to talk about a new Redfin survey that shows 3/4 of Baby Boomers plan to stay in their homes and to break down SoFi’s Future of Work report. Ilyce also gives us an update on President Biden’s plan to eliminate some student loan debt. Segment […]

Duration:00:27:13

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Wintrust Business Minute: O’Hare’s revitalization project is on track

4/8/2024
Steve Grzanich has the business news of the day with the Wintrust Business Minute. A new report says Chicago Mayor Brandon Johnson has proposed a deal with airlines that would keep the O’Hare project on track. Crain’s reports the mayor has told the airlines about a plan that would change the order of construction of […]

Duration:00:00:57

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Wintrust Business Minute: Chicago ranks third on the Best Cities for Food and Drinks list

4/5/2024
Steve Grzanich has the business news of the day with the Wintrust Business Minute. Food & Wine magazine is out with its Best Cities for Food and Drinks list and Chicago ranks third in the country. The magazine says Chicago has a diverse offering of foods that satisfy appetites across budgets. Also, the downtown office […]

Duration:00:00:55

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Wintrust Business Lunch 4/5/24: Strong job numbers, City Cruises Chicago, Greek Heritage Parade

4/5/2024
Segment 1: Scott Hamilton, Gallagher’s Global Chairman of Human Resource and Compensation Consulting, breaks down the numbers behind today’s excellent labor report. What does the report mean for employers and employees, the Fed and interest rates, and for the economy moving forward. Segment 2: Grace Fuller, General Manager, City Cruises Chicago, joins John to talk about their […]

Duration:00:26:26

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Wintrust Business Minute: Starbucks workers at 58th & Western vote to unionize

4/4/2024
Steve Grzanich has the business news of the day with the Wintrust Business Minute. Workers at another Starbucks in Chicago have voted to unionize. Employees at 58th & Western voted unanimously to join Starbucks Workers United. It’s the 23rd location in Illinois to unionize. Organizers say 420 Starbucks nationwide in 43 states have successfully unionized, […]

Duration:00:01:07