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The Wintrust Business Lunch with John Williams from WGN Radio 720

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 9/24/21: Volatile week for the stock market, the impact of the Delta variant on the economy, and a new food hall opens in Chicago

9/24/2021
Segment 1: Michael Miller, Associate Professor of Economics at DePaul University, joins John to talk about a news study that shows that a focus on minimum wage in general is better for low-income workers than focusing on the “tip credit,” and how the Delta variant has been impacting the labor market, and Segment 2: Eldon Scott, President, Urbanspace, […]

Duration:00:29:17

Wintrust Business Lunch 9/23/21: Stock market rally, jobless claims jump, and EU regulators propose universal charging port for all smart devices

9/23/2021
Segment 1: Jason Turner, Chief Investment Strategist for Wintrust Wealth Management, joins John to talk about the stock market rally after the Fed announcement, the Fed’s decision to pause tapering for the moment and continuing the tapering mantra, the jump in retail sales and what we could take from the jump in weekly jobless claims. Segment 2: CNET Editor […]

Duration:00:28:52

Wintrust Business Lunch 9/22/21: Terry Savage – Expect more stock market volatility in the coming days

9/22/2021
Segment 1: Nationally syndicated financial columnist and author Terry Savage joins John to talk about the stock market reacting to the Fed meeting today and what’s behind the housing boom. And as always, Terry answers all of your financial questions. Segment 2: Carrie Luxem, Founder and CEO of Restaurant HR Group, tells John what restaurants can do to […]

Duration:00:29:48

Wintrust Business Lunch 9/21/21: Talent shortage impacting the economy, FedEx raising its shipping rates, and Amazon calling on the U.S. government to legalize marijuana

9/21/2021
Segment 1: Tom Gimbel, founder and CEO of LaSalle Network, joins John to talk about why employees have the upper hand right now considering the labor market and why now might be a great time to consider a career change. Segment 2: Philippe Weiss, President, Seyfarth at Work, tells John about how the talent shortage is challenging the economy, […]

Duration:00:28:08

Wintrust Business Lunch 9/20/21: Stock market sinks, U.S. easing travel restrictions for vaccinated international travelers, and Oreo-scented flip-flops are coming soon

9/20/2021
Segment 1: Ilyce Glink, owner of Think Glink Media and Best Money Moves, joins John to talk about the stock market declining big today (despite phenomenal growth year over year), the history of the stock market’s performance in September, and the housing market quieting down, but still remaining very competitive. Segment 2: Chicago Inno‘s Senior Editor Jim Dallke tells John about […]

Duration:00:28:59

Wintrust Business Lunch 9/17/21: Finding stock market bargains, how the pandemic has permanently changed the economy, and what legislators need to do to help small businesses

9/17/2021
Segment 1: Steven Esposito, Executive Director, Wealth Advisor, Senior Portfolio Management Director, Morgan Stanley, joins John to talk about stock market volatility, why he believes there is too much pessimism about the economy, the continued problems with supply chain issues and labor shortages, how concerned we should be about inflation and the reason he’s so bullish on […]

Duration:00:28:30

Wintrust Business Lunch 9/16/21: Weekly jobless claims rise, SpaceX launches with all-civilian crew, and the best way to eliminate money stress

9/16/2021
Segment 1: Best-selling financial author Jared Dillian tells John the best way to eliminate money stress, how often you need to rebalance your portfolio, and what should we make out of the weekly jobless claims. Segment 2: Roger Cheng, Executive Editor / Head of News, CNET, chats with John about a variety of tech stories including what […]

Duration:00:22:53

Wintrust Business Lunch 9/15/21: Terry Savage – Why September is typically a bad month for the stock market

9/15/2021
Segment 1: Nationally syndicated financial columnist and author Terry Savage joins John to talk about the bad month for the stock market and why September is typically a down month for the market. Terry also answers all of your financial questions. Segment 2: WGN reporter and Crain’s Daily Gist host Amy Guth gives us a round-up of the latest business stories including […]

Duration:00:29:47

Wintrust Business Lunch 9/14/21: Amazon and UPS hiring workers, Apple issues an urgent software update, and more than half of shoppers plan to start holiday shopping before Halloween

9/14/2021
Segment 1: Tom Gimbel, founder and CEO of LaSalle Network, joins John to talk about the Biden administration’s vaccine mandate, a recent poll showing the popularity of vaccine mandates, and how this mandate will impact businesses. Segment 2: Ted Rossman, Senior industry analyst, creditcards.com, tells John about a new survey that shows that people are prepared to start […]

Duration:00:29:33

Wintrust Business Lunch 9/13/21: The Dow gets back on track, U.S. housing market short 5 million homes, and a Chicago startup aims to be the Airbnb for tailgating

9/13/2021
Segment 1: Ilyce Glink, owner of Think Glink Media and Best Money Moves, joins John to talk about the Biden Administration’s proposed new corporate/personal tax increases on wealthy businesses and people, the possibility of extending the Child Tax Credit, the stock market bouncing back today after a couple of down weeks, and why the U.S. housing market is short […]

Duration:00:30:01

Wintrust Business Lunch 9/10/21: How ‘The Great Resignation’ is impacting the economy, a ‘perfectly imperfect’ Chicago bakery, and a beginner’s guide to investing in cryptocurrency

9/10/2021
Segment 1: Ben Winck, markets and economy reporter, Insider, joins guest host Jon Hansen to talk about the average retirement age creeping lower, the amount of unfilled jobs in the U.S. right now, and over 1 million Americans taking $63 billion out of their homes earlier this year. Will there be another housing bubble? Segment 2: Tim […]

Duration:00:31:59

Wintrust Business Lunch 9/9/21: Jobless claims continue to decline, Amazon to open cashier-less Whole Foods stores and what new products to expect at Apple’s September event

9/9/2021
Segment 1: Faron Daugs, CFP, Founder and CEO, Harrison Wallace Financial Group, joins John to talk about the weekly jobless claims continuing to decline, what we should expect in the future as extra unemployment benefits expire, and the market reaction to the latest jobs data. Segment 2: CNET Editor at Large Ian Sherr chats with John about a variety of tech stories […]

Duration:00:30:17

Wintrust Business Lunch 9/8/21: Terry Savage – Job openings reach a record high

9/8/2021
Segment 1: Nationally syndicated financial columnist and author Terry Savage joins John to talk about a new report out today showing that there are 10.9 Million unfilled jobs, unemployment benefits ending for 11 million people, the stock market being at all-time highs, wages rising and how concerned we should be about inflation. And as always, Terry answers all […]

Duration:00:30:57

Wintrust Business Lunch 9/7/21: Companies struggle to find workers, employees suffering from ‘job creep,’ and Chicago’s growing NFT scene

9/7/2021
Segment 1: Tom Gimbel, founder and CEO of LaSalle Network, joins John to talk about Friday’s August jobs report, what we should make from the disappointing numbers, the continued concern from the Delta variant and the continued demand for labor. Segment 2: Philippe Weiss, President, Seyfarth at Work, tells John about a growing trend of companies and businesses opting […]

Duration:00:29:33

Wintrust Business Lunch 9/3/21: Terry Savage – Unpacking the disappointing August jobs report

9/3/2021
Segment 1: Nationally syndicated financial columnist and author Terry Savage joins John to talk about the disappointing August labor report, how the market is reacting to the labor data and the overall outlook for the economy as coronavirus cases continue to rise. And as always, Terry takes your financial questions. Segment 2: R.J. Melman, President, Lettuce Entertain You Enterprises, […]

Duration:00:25:20

Wintrust Business Lunch 9/2/21: Unemployment claims fall to a pandemic low, the future of business travel, and Amazon looking to hire 55,000 people

9/2/2021
Segment 1: Brian Battle, Director, Performance Trust Capital Partners, joins John to break down the weekly jobless claims and to preview tomorrow’s August jobs report. How will the Federal Reserve react to these numbers? Segment 2: CNET Editor at Large Ian Sherr chats with John about a variety of tech stories including Windows 11 announcing an official release date, Amazon still […]

Duration:00:29:19

Wintrust Business Lunch 9/1/21: Fall real estate outlook, supply chain disruptions linger, and what to expect from the August jobs report

9/1/2021
Segment 1: Mark Hamrick, Washington Bureau Chief and Senior Economic Analyst for Bankrate.com, joins John to preview Friday’s August Labor Report, some of the surprising economic data that has been released recently, and a new survey that shows that 55% of Americans expect to search for a new job over the next 12 months. Segment 2: Steve Baird, President […]

Duration:00:26:43

Wintrust Business Lunch 8/31/21: Consumer confidence falls, Walgreens raises wages for hourly workers, and Big Drop Brewing is giving away some of their award-winning non-alcoholic beer

8/31/2021
Segment 1: Tom Gimbel, founder and CEO of LaSalle Network, joins John to talk about the Chicago-area Inc. 5000 honorees. What will it for Chicago to continue to attract top companies? Segment 2: Melanie Lieberman, Senior Travel Editor, The Points Guy, talks to John about a new survey that shows that people are feeling less comfortable about travel while the […]

Duration:00:29:48

Wintrust Business Lunch 8/30/21: PayPal exploring a stock-trading feature, Rivian plans an IPO, and why the city of Chicago is suing Grubhub and DoorDash

8/30/2021
Segment 1: Ilyce Glink, owner of Think Glink Media and Best Money Moves, joins guest host Tom Gimbel to talk about the national eviction ban being overturned and what that means for the real estate market moving forward. Segment 2: Chicago Inno‘s Senior Editor Jim Dallke tells Tom the latest news about Chicago startup innovation including a local sports betting app […]

Duration:00:26:52

Wintrust Business Lunch 8/27/21: Hiring and maintaining staff as an established business, a startup, and as a recruiter

8/27/2021
Segment 1: Steve Lombardo, Chairman of Gibson’s Restaurant Group joins guest host, Tom Gimbel, to talk about Gibson’s guest and staff handling during the quarantine and what he foresees for the end of the year in business. Segment 2: Two-time tech startup and CEO of Policy Co., Adam Ochstein, calls in to inform us of […]

Duration:00:31:19