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Chicago Business Podcast

Author: Drew Sikula

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Interviews and discussion whereby leading executives share perspectives on their journeys, current business initiatives, and the pace of innovation
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Anglers will not want to miss this introduction to Ross Gordon and Catch Co. who have built a powerhouse lifestyle business with brands including Mystery Tackle Box, Karl's Bait and Tackle, BioSpawn Lures, and the Unchartered original content series available on Amazon Prime and YouTube. The fishing industry is thriving - hear how these guys are innovating to make the most of it!   Please enjoy, subscribe on your favorite podcast services and YouTube, like on Facebook, and follow on LinkedIn!   Guest LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/rossgordon/ Guest Website: https://catchco.com/ Guest Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CatchCompany/ Guest Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/catchcompany/ Guest Twitter: https://twitter.com/CatchCompany/  Host LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/drewsikula/ Chicago Business Podcast Website: https://www.chicagobusinesspodcast.com/ #madeinchicago #fishing #chicagoinnovators #thrivingin2021 --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/chicagobusinesspodcast/message
Leader of award-winning lifestyle communications firm Heron Agency, Noreen Heron joins us to talk about the state of public relations today. Hear how she is serving clients and pivoting during the pandemic to respond to opportunities in the market.   Please enjoy, subscribe on your favorite podcast services and YouTube, like on Facebook, and follow on LinkedIn!   Guest LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/noreen-heron-3a25761/ Guest Website: https://heronagency.com Guest Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/heronagency/ Guest Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/HeronAgency/ Guest Twitter: https://twitter.com/HeronAgency Guest TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@heronagency?lang=en  Host LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/drewsikula/ Chicago Business Podcast Website: https://www.chicagobusinesspodcast.com/   #madeinchicago #prmatters --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/chicagobusinesspodcast/message
From dirt to dishes in four weeks? That's an aggressive goal for a construction project, and CDO Group Inc. is focused on making it a reality. Founder Anthony Amunategui joins us to share his perspective on the state of the construction business and changes he sees coming as a result of the pandemic and other innovations. Please enjoy, subscribe on your favorite podcast services and YouTube, like on Facebook, and follow on LinkedIn! Guest LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/anthonyamunategui/ Guest Website: https://cdogroup.com/ Guest Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CDOGroup Guest Podcast: https://www.linkedin.com/showcase/the-future-of-development-podcast/ Host LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/drewsikula/ Chicago Business Podcast Website: https://www.chicagobusinesspodcast.com/ #futureofdevelopment #madeinchicago --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/chicagobusinesspodcast/message
Interested in learning more about the power of breathwork? Adapting to the ongoing pandemic, organizers of The Breathing Festival are hosting their conference virtually this year, starting Feb 11. Meet founder Nicole Price and hear her story on how she has transformed her event planning business during these challenging times.    Please enjoy, subscribe on your favorite podcast services and YouTube, like on Facebook, and follow on LinkedIn!  Guest Website: https://theicfb.com/festival/  Guest Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thebreathingfestival/  Guest LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/nikaroundchi/   Host LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/drewsikula/  Chicago Business Podcast Website: https://www.chicagobusinesspodcast.com/   #thebreathingfestival #deepbreaths --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/chicagobusinesspodcast/message
Ever had an important message lost in translation? Meet Elizabeth Colón, the President & CEO of Metaphrasis Language and Cultural Solutions. She has built a sizable business supporting vulnerable communities by providing dependable and trustworthy language translation services. Elizabeth also serves as the first latina President of the National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO), Chicago Chapter. Please subscribe to the podcast and hear Elizabeth's story today!   Guest LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/colonelizabeth/  Guest Website: https://metaphrasislcs.com/  Guest Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MetaphrasisLCS  Host: Drew Sikula LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/drewsikula/  Chicago Business Podcast Website: https://www.chicagobusinesspodcast.com/  Music: DEAF KEV - Invincible [NCS Release] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J2X5mJ3HDYE  #madeinchicago --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/chicagobusinesspodcast/message
Interested in supporting an impactful charity this holiday season? A Safe Haven Foundation is an award winning non-profit focused on helping our homeless population in Chicago. Neli is the President and Co-Founder of the organization which is doing such important work during this time.  Please check out the podcast and hear Neli's story today!   Guest LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/nelivazquezrowland/  Guest Website: https://www.asafehaven.org   Guest Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ASafeHavenFoundation   Host: Drew Sikula LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/drewsikula/   Chicago Business Podcast Website: https://www.chicagobusinesspodcast.com/   Music: DEAF KEV - Invincible [NCS Release] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J2X5mJ3HDYE  #madeinchicago --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/chicagobusinesspodcast/message
Following a long family tradition, Amy Morton has spent a career in the restaurant business starting with her father's Morton Steakhouse. Now she owns and operates multiple establishments including Found and The Barn Steakhouse in Evanston and Stolp Island Social in Aurora. It's been a tough business of late, but have a listen and hear Amy's positivity and passion come through.   Please enjoy, subscribe on your favorite podcast services and YouTube, like on Facebook, and follow on LinkedIn!   Guest Website: https://www.foundkitchen.com/  Guest Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/foundkitchen  Guest LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/amy-morton-bb0104164/   Host: Drew Sikula LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/drewsikula/  Chicago Business Podcast Website: https://www.chicagobusinesspodcast.com/  Music: DEAF KEV - Invincible [NCS Release] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J2X5mJ3HDYE --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/chicagobusinesspodcast/message
Looking to kit out your office space with new digs? Melissa Kehl of Rieke Office Interiors wants to earn your business. Hear how she worked her way up through the business and into the corner office. Please enjoy, subscribe on your favorite podcast services and YouTube, like on Facebook, and follow on LinkedIn! Guest LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/melissa-kehl-aa7887132/ Guest Website: https://www.rieke.com/ Guest Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/RiekeOfficeInt Host: Drew Sikula LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/drewsikula/ Chicago Business Podcast Website: https://www.chicagobusinesspodcast.com/ Music: DEAF KEV - Invincible [NCS Release] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J2X5mJ3HDYE #madeinchicago --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/chicagobusinesspodcast/message
Want to learn more about how drone delivery systems work? Meet Ryan Walsh, ex Army Ranger turned entrepreneur building Valqari, an award winning tech start-up based here in Chicago. Please enjoy, subscribe on your favorite podcast services and YouTube, like on Facebook, and follow on LinkedIn! Guest LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/ryan-walsh-700403151/ Guest Website: https://www.valqari.com/ Guest Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/valqari Host: Drew Sikula LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/drewsikula/ Chicago Business Podcast Website: https://www.chicagobusinesspodcast.com/ Music: DEAF KEV - Invincible [NCS Release] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J2X5mJ3HDYE #dronedelivery #chicagotech #timmyawards #startupgrind --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/chicagobusinesspodcast/message
Serving the SMB banking market in Chicagoland is no small task, and Michael Himmes of Community Bank of Elmhurst talks with us about how they have met the challenges of COVID-19 to help new and existing customers. Please enjoy, subscribe on your favorite podcast services and YouTube, like on Facebook, and follow on LinkedIn! Guest LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/michael-himmes-4828844/ Guest Website: https://www.communityelmhurst.com Guest Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Community-Bank-of-Elmhurst-303897926850 Host: Drew Sikula LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/drewsikula/ Chicago Business Podcast Website: https://www.chicagobusinesspodcast.com/ Music: DEAF KEV - Invincible [NCS Release] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J2X5mJ3HDYE #commerciallending #chicagobanking #elmhurstbusiness --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/chicagobusinesspodcast/message
Taking on Draft Kings and Fan Duel, Vigtory is hitting the ground running in a race to serve the serious sports bettors among us. Hear from Sam Rattner on the business he built and is growing in Chicago. Please enjoy, subscribe on your favorite podcast services and YouTube, like on Facebook, and follow on LinkedIn! Guest LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/sam-rattner/ Guest Website: https://www.BetVigtory.com Guest Twitter: https://twitter.com/BetVigtory Guest Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BetVigtory/ Guest Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/BetVigtory/ Host LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/drewsikula/ Chicago Business Podcast Website: https://www.chicagobusinesspodcast.com/ Music: DEAF KEV - Invincible [NCS Release] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J2X5mJ3HDYE © 2020 Global Podcast Inc. All rights reserved #sportsbetting #informationtechnology #chicago #startupgrind --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/chicagobusinesspodcast/message
Recently ranked #69 on Inc.'s list of 5000 Fastest Growing Private Companies in America, Mugsy Jeans has delivered explosive growth and is just getting started. Please enjoy Episode 013 with Mugsy Founder Leo Tropeano, subscribe on YouTube, like on Facebook, and follow on LinkedIn! Guest LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/leo-tropeano-30113732/ Guest Website: https://www.mugsy.com Guest Twitter: https://twitter.com/mugsyjeans Guest Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/mugsyjeans Guest Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/mugsyjeans/ Host LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/drewsikula/ Chicago Business Podcast RSS Feed: https://anchor.fm/s/e7c1010/podcast/rss Chicago Business Podcast Website: https://www.chicagobusinesspodcast.com/ Global Podcast Website: https://globalpodcast.com Music: DEAF KEV - Invincible [NCS Release] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J2X5mJ3HDYE © 2020 Global Podcast Inc. All rights reserved #mugsyjeans #jeanslife #bundlesrock #chicagobusinesspodcast #globalpodcast --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/chicagobusinesspodcast/message
Our guest today is Denise Casalino, Executive Vice President and National Cities Leader for AECOM, a premier, fully integrated infrastructure and support services firm. Please enjoy this Episode 012, subscribe on YouTube, like on Facebook, and follow on LinkedIn!   Guest LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/denise-casalino-p-e-486214a/  Guest Website: https://www.aecom.com  Guest Twitter: https://twitter.com/AECOM   Host LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/drewsikula/  Chicago Business Podcast RSS Feed: https://anchor.fm/s/e7c1010/podcast/rss  Chicago Business Podcast Website: https://www.chicagobusinesspodcast.com/    Global Podcast Website: https://globalpodcast.com Music: DEAF KEV - Invincible [NCS Release] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J2X5mJ3HDYE  © 2020 Global Podcast Inc. All rights reserved   #aecom #infrastructureweek #timetobuild #chicagobusinesspodcast #globalpodcast --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/chicagobusinesspodcast/message
Former CFO of the Year (2018 Large Private Company, FEI Chicago) Jim Japczyk from Optimas Solutions joins us today for Episode 011!  Please enjoy and subscribe on YouTube, like on Facebook, and follow on LinkedIn!  Guest Name: Jim Japczyk, Chief Financial Officer of Optimas Solutions  Guest LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jimjapczyk/ Guest Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/jimjapczyk Guest Website: https://optimas.com/about-us/leadership-culture/ Host LinkedIn Profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/drewsikula/ Chicago Business Podcast RSS Feed: https://anchor.fm/s/e7c1010/podcast/rss Chicago Business Podcast Website: https://www.chicagobusinesspodcast.com/   Global Podcast Website: https://globalpodcast.com Music: DEAF KEV - Invincible [NCS Release] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J2X5mJ3HDYE © 2020 Global Podcast Inc. All rights reserved  #chicagocfo #pecfo #chicagobusinesspodcast #globalpodcast --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/chicagobusinesspodcast/message
Our guest today is Laura Orrico, President of LOPR., a public relations firm she founded following a successful modeling and acting career. Please enjoy this Episode 010!  And please subscribe on YouTube, like on Facebook, and follow on LinkedIn! Guest Name: Laura Orrico, President of Laura Orrico Public Relations, LLC  Guest Website: https://www.lauraorricopr.com Guest Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/lauraorricopublicrelations  Guest Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/lauraorricopr Guest Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/lauraorricopr  Guest LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/laura-orrico-public-relations-llc  Host LinkedIn Profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/drewsikula/ Chicago Business Podcast RSS Feed: https://anchor.fm/s/e7c1010/podcast/rss Chicago Business Podcast Website: https://www.chicagobusinesspodcast.com/   Global Podcast Website: https://globalpodcast.com Music: DEAF KEV - Invincible [NCS Release] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J2X5mJ3HDYE © 2020 Global Podcast Inc. All rights reserved #strengththruadversity #newbeginnings #publicrelations #chicagobusinesspodcast #globalpodcast --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/chicagobusinesspodcast/message
Today we welcome Mark Curran, former Lake County Sheriff of 12 years and candidate in the upcoming United States Senate election representing the Republican ticket. Mark talks about a wide range of topics including the code of silence among police officers, term limits, the environment, the carried interest loophole, estate taxes, and appropriate use of military force. This Episode 009 is a must listen for all voters in Illinois and beyond!    0:00:00 Introduction  0:02:40 Republican Primary  0:04:00 Record and Background  0:08:10 Change of Parties  0:09:27 Spending a week in his own jail   0:12:22 Political spectrum inclination  0:13:31 Beverage of the Day  0:15:00 Criminal justice reform  0:18:00 Code of Silence  0:20:00 Liberal Arbitrators  0:21:32 Racism in Law Enforcement 0:26:47 Bad Cops 0:31:11 Grand Juries 0:32:37 Timing of George Floyd Officer Charges 0:36:00 Defunding the Police  0:38:54 Public Sector Unions   0:40:20 Covid-19 Shut Down  0:43:56 Term Limits  0:45:05 Unfair Playing Field for Small Businesses  0:46:55 Ethylene Oxide  0:48:12 Carried Interest   0:49:38 Inheritance Tax  0:49:58 America First   0:51:26 Immigration Reform  0:53:36 Appropriate Use of Military Force  0:59:52 Rate of Spending  1:02:22 Social Security Means Testing  Please enjoy, subscribe on YouTube, like on Facebook, and follow on LinkedIn!   Guest Name: Mark C. Curran, Jr. IL-R Nominee for United States Senate  Guest Website: https://www.electcurran.com/  Guest LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/mark-c-curran-jr-20380711/  Guest Twitter: https://twitter.com/ElectMarkCurran/    Guest YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCmoJKbnNt-Y1PS8LcJHVNKw/  Guest Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/curranforsenate/     Guest Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/electmarkcurran/  Host LinkedIn Profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/drewsikula/  Chicago Business Podcast RSS Feed: https://anchor.fm/s/e7c1010/podcast/rss  Chicago Business Podcast Website: https://www.chicagobusinesspodcast.com/    Global Podcast Website: https://globalpodcast.com  Music: DEAF KEV - Invincible [NCS Release] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J2X5mJ3HDYE  © 2020 Global Podcast Inc. All rights reserved   #codeofsilence #timeforchange #termlimits #appropriateuseofmilitaryforce #chicagobusinesspodcast #globalpodcast --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/chicagobusinesspodcast/message
Here is Gus Noble, President of the oldest non-profit in Illinois dating back some 175 years, discussing the mission of Chicago Scots and Caledonia Senior Living and how they have innovated to provide exceptional care to their vulnerable patient population during the pandemic.  Guest Name: Gus Noble, President, Chicago Scots & Caledonia Senior Living   Guest Website: https://www.chicagoscots.org/  Guest LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/gus-noble-3096611/  Host LinkedIn Profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/drewsikula/  Chicago Business Podcast RSS Feed: https://anchor.fm/s/e7c1010/podcast/rss  Chicago Business Podcast Website: https://www.chicagobusinesspodcast.com/  Global Podcast Website: https://globalpodcast.com  Music: DEAF KEV - Invincible [NCS Release] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J2X5mJ3HDYE  Editor: Chase Sikula  © 2020 Global Podcast Inc. All rights reserved  #chicagoscots #caledoniaseniorliving #seniorcareinnovation #chicagobusinesspodcast #globalpodcast --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/chicagobusinesspodcast/message
Listen to Ernst & Young's Americas Growth Markets Leader talk about Chicago's role in the innovation race and how he sees the area stacking up to coastal money centers, in addition to many other fun and interesting discussion topics. Please enjoy Episode 007, subscribe on YouTube, like on Facebook, and follow on LinkedIn! Guest Name: Lee Henderson, Americas Growth Markets Leader and Partner, Ernst & Young  Guest Website: https://www.ey.com/ Guest LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/lee-henderson-71071b2/ Guest Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/leehenderson01 Host LinkedIn Profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/drewsikula/ Chicago Business Podcast RSS Feed: https://anchor.fm/s/e7c1010/podcast/rss Chicago Business Podcast Website: https://www.chicagobusinesspodcast.com/ Global Podcast Website: https://globalpodcast.com Music: DEAF KEV - Invincible [NCS Release] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J2X5mJ3HDYE © 2020 Global Podcast Inc. All rights reserved #ey #betterworkingworld #chicagotech #chicagobusinesspodcast #globalpodcast --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/chicagobusinesspodcast/message
Hear from a nationally recognized thought leader on why data leadership is necessary in today's world and steps organizations must take to transform their business into the digital age.  Please enjoy Episode 006, subscribe on YouTube, like on Facebook, and follow on LinkedIn! Guest Name: Anthony J. Algmin, Founder and CEO, Algmin Data Leadership Guest Website: https://www.algmin.com/ Guest LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/anthonyjalgmin/ Guest Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/algmin   Guest YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC4RlKKISj38qvxgmm3o_X7Q  Guest Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AlgminDataLeadership/    Guest Podcast: https://www.algmin.com/dataleadershiplessons/ Guest Book Link: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0578542706  Host LinkedIn Profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/drewsikula/ Chicago Business Podcast RSS Feed: https://anchor.fm/s/e7c1010/podcast/rss Chicago Business Podcast Website: https://www.chicagobusinesspodcast.com/   Global Podcast Website: https://globalpodcast.com Music: DEAF KEV - Invincible [NCS Release] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J2X5mJ3HDYE © 2020 Global Podcast Inc. All rights reserved #dataleadership #digitaltransformation #chicagotech #chicagobusinesspodcast #globalpodcast --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/chicagobusinesspodcast/message
Learn how this innovative business transformed its custom production capabilities to supply face shields to first responders. We also discussed Bridgewater's rapid growth, including doubling in size each of the last four years and their journey to secure a $1.8 million Neighborhood Opportunity Fund (NOF) grant to invest in their Back of the Yards manufacturing facility. A fun, wide-ranging talk with a fabulous guest - please enjoy and subscribe! #createandbuild #madeinChicago #quickinnovation #amazonification #Chicagoincentives #knowyouralderman #designandfabrication #coronavirusresponse #covid19 Guest Profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/patrick-justice-041592a0/  Guest Website: https://www.bridgewaterstudio.net/  Host Profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/drewsikula/  Chicago Business Podcast RSS Feed: https://anchor.fm/s/e7c1010/podcast/rss  Music: DEAF KEV - Invincible [NCS Release] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J2X5mJ3HDYE  Chicago Business Podcast Website: https://www.chicagobusinesspodcast.com/    Global Podcast Website: https://globalpodcast.com  © 2020 Global Podcast Inc. All rights reserved --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/chicagobusinesspodcast/message
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