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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


Episodes

Wintrust Business Lunch 2/3/23: Strong jobs report, workplace diversity, and Cider Summit in Chicago

2/3/2023
Segment 1: Mark Hamrick, Washington Bureau Chief and Senior Economic Analyst for Bankrate.com, joins John to break down the remarkably strong January labor report. Segment 2: Marguerite Ward, Correspondent, Insider, tells John why CEO’s who are demanding employees return to the office could be hurting diversity. Segment 3: Alan Shapiro, Founder, Cider Summit, talks to John about the upcoming Cider […]

Duration:00:31:49

Wintrust Business Minute: Chicago had 10th highest inflation rate increase in 2022

2/3/2023
Steve Grzanich has the business news of the day with the Wintrust Business Minute. A new analysis shows Chicago had the 10th highest inflation rate increase last year. The compilation by Axios looked at Consumer Price Index data. It shows Chicago area inflation rose 5.5% from 2021 to 2022. That’s down from the 7% annual […]

Duration:00:01:07

Wintrust Business Lunch 2/2/23: Beware of ‘Zombie’ stocks, Netflix password sharing, Food Finder Map

2/2/2023
Segment 1: Steven Esposito, President of Yellowstone Wealth Management in Lake Forest, talks to John about how well the market has been performing this year, why he doesn’t see a recession coming, and why he believes in profits and earnings rather than ‘zombie’ stocks. Segment 2: Joan E. Solsman, Senior Reporter, CNET, tells John about what we know about Netflix […]

Duration:00:29:41

Wintrust Business Minute: State Farm Insurance to lay off 451 workers

2/2/2023
Steve Grzanich has the business news of the day with the Wintrust Business Minute. Another Illinois company is trimming its workforce. State Farm Insurance will lay off 451 workers. The Bloomington-based company has filed its plans with Illinois’ Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity. The cuts are a small percentage of the insurer’s nearly 53,000 […]

Duration:00:00:57

Wintrust Business Lunch 2/1/23: Terry Savage – Watching the Fed

2/1/2023
Segment 1: Nationally syndicated financial columnist and author Terry Savage joins John to talk about how the markets are performing before Chairman Powell’s upcoming announcement, January being a great month for the stock market, the likelihood there will be a recession. And as always, Terry answers all of your financial questions. Segment 2: Martha Razo, CEO of two […]

Duration:00:30:21

Wintrust Business Minute: Chicago Ford plant focus of federal safety regulators

2/1/2023
Steve Grzanich has the business news of the day with the Wintrust Business Minute. The Chicago Ford plant is the focus of federal auto safety regulators. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is investigating the Ford Explorer, which is built at the Torrence Avenue assembly plant. The probe will look into reports that the vehicle’s […]

Duration:00:01:08

Wintrust Business Minute: McDonald’s makes plans to grow this year

1/31/2023
Steve Grzanich has the business news of the day with the Wintrust Business Minute. Chicago-based McDonald’s is making plans to grow this year. The company expects to open 1,900 new restaurants in 2023. About 400 of those will be in the U.S., Australia and several European countries, including Germany, Italy, Spain, and France. The company […]

Duration:00:01:04

Wintrust Business Lunch 1/31/23: Markets in rally mode, inflation outlook, GreenLight Fund Chicago

1/31/2023
Segment 1: Adam Taggart, CEO & Founder of Wealthion, joins John to talk about markets being in rally mode, what the Fed is likely do with interest rates, and what that will mean for the economy moving forward. Segment 2: Philippe Weiss, President, Seyfarth at Work, tells John why corporate and business leaders are suddenly starting to […]

Duration:00:30:35

Wintrust Business Lunch 1/30/23: ChatGPT, likely interest rate hike, and when to take Social Security

1/30/2023
Segment 1: Ilyce Glink, owner of Think Glink Media and Best Money Moves, joins John to talk about how ChatGPT is showing up in the real estate market, The Federal Reserve denying Custodia’s request to become Federally-insured, why the Fed is likely to raise interest rates again, single women owning more homes than single men, and the debate over […]

Duration:00:33:23

Wintrust Business Minute: CEO Edward Wehmer is stepping down at Wintrust Financial

1/30/2023
Steve Grzanich has the business news of the day with the Wintrust Business Minute. Edward Wehmer is stepping down as chief executive at Wintrust Financial. The change in leadership will happen at the end of April. He’ll continue as director and serve as executive chairman through the middle of 2024. He’ll then transition to founder […]

Duration:00:01:03

Wintrust Business Lunch 1/27/23: Market’s winning week, retirement income, Alpine Fest

1/27/2023
Segment 1: Tom Fortino, Founder and Principal, Alpha Wealth Group, joins John Williams to talk about a winning week on Wall Street, the markets showing four weeks of positive growth, if he’s encouraged by the inflation trend going down, the economy showing growth, and why he expects continued market volatility ahead. Segment 2: Jacob Channel, Senior Economist, […]

Duration:00:26:30

Wintrust Business Minute: Uber Freight is cutting 3% of its staff

1/27/2023
Steve Grzanich has the business news of the day with the Wintrust Business Minute. Chicago-based Uber Freight is cutting 3% of its staff. That’s about 150 people, according to Crain’s. Most of the cuts will come in the company’s digital-brokerage department. Uber Freight is the trucking division of the ride-share and food delivery company. It […]

Duration:00:00:54

Wintrust Business Minute: Megabus is returning to Chicago

1/26/2023
Steve Grzanich has the business news of the day with the Wintrust Business Minute. Megabus is returning to Chicago. The company is teaming with Miller Transportation to launch and expand its services. The partnership will increase service options in 56 cities and connect Chicago to 23 cities. The partnership will also enhance service in Louisville, […]

Duration:00:01:01

Wintrust Business Lunch 1/26/23: GDP grows, Chicago Bike Grid Now, and Elgin History Museum

1/26/2023
Segment 1: Jack Ablin, Chief Investment Officer, Cresset Capital, joins John to break down the latest GDP data, what he things of the showdown in congress over the debt ceiling, and how important are interest rates to the economy in 2023. Segment 2: Joan E. Solsman, Senior Reporter, CNET, chats with John about a variety of tech stories including the […]

Duration:00:30:07

Wintrust Business Lunch 1/25/23: Terry Savage – Bullish forecast for 2023

1/25/2023
Segment 1: : Nationally syndicated financial columnist and author Terry Savage joins John to talk about the debt ceiling and the likelihood that the government defaults on their bills. Also joining John and Terry is money manager Dr. Bob Froehlich, who talks about why he’s still bullish on the stock market this year. Dr. Bob sees the Dow hitting […]

Duration:00:30:47

Wintrust Business Minute: Coldwell Banker Realty closes five offices in Chicago area

1/25/2023
Steve Grzanich has the business news of the day with the Wintrust Business Minute. One of the largest Chicago area realtors is closing five offices. Coldwell Banker Realty ranks third among the big local brokerage firms. Crain’s reports offices are closing in Wheaton, Barrington, Elmhurst, Downers Grove, and Chicago’s West Loop. The closings amount to […]

Duration:00:01:05

Wintrust Business Lunch 1/24/23: Market volatility will continue, neighborhood tourism, and Chicago Food Stop

1/24/2023
Segment 1: Tom Gimbel, founder and CEO of LaSalle Network, joins John to talk about what the city and business community needs from our next mayor. Segment 2: Rob Fojtik, Vice President of Neighborhood Strategy, Choose Chicago, talks to John about a new grant that aims to expand tourism to the wealth of great neighborhoods in Chicago. Segment […]

Duration:00:28:16

Wintrust Business Minute: Chicago-area industrial vacancy is at a record low

1/24/2023
Steve Grzanich has the business news of the day with the Wintrust Business Minute. The Chicago-area’s industrial vacancy rate is at a record low, hitting 4.5% at the end of 2022. According to data from Colliers International, reported by Crain’s, that’s more than 1% lower than 2021. The report says developers broke ground on an […]

Duration:00:01:03

Wintrust Business Lunch 1/23/23: Stocks up, recession preparation, and stepping out to fitness with Elderwerks

1/23/2023
Segment 1: Ilyce Glink, owner of Think Glink Media and Best Money Moves, joins John to talk about ETF’s turning 30, the likelihood we see a recession in 2023, and a new Lending Tree survey shows that Inflation got in the way of people achieving their financial goals in 2022. Segment 2: Jim Dallke, National Editor, American Inno, tells John […]

Duration:00:28:36

Wintrust Business Minute: Abbott confirms investigation by Department of Justice

1/23/2023
Steve Grzanich has the business news of the day with the Wintrust Business Minute. Abbott Laboratories confirms it’s under investigation by the U.S. Department of Justice over issues with its baby formula. News of the probe comes a year after the suburban-based company shut down a Michigan formula plant after babies got sick. The Wall […]

Duration:00:01:00