What’s the Future of Retail

Today’s show focuses on the future of retail business. We hear stories about Sears, Macy’s Toys R Us, etc. closing stores or closing their doors completely. With the continuous growth of online shopping, one has to wonder, what does the future of retail look like? Join me and our panel of experts as we discuss what our future shopping experiences might look like and the decisions retailers will need to make moving forward.

Our guest panel includes:
Christine Jeffries, Naperville Development Partnership
Ronald Eriksen, Crown Holdings Business Development
Dan Wagner, Illinois Realtors

Naperville Development Partnership
Incorporated in 1995, the Naperville Development Partnership is a public / private economic development organization that promotes business interests in the City of Naperville. The Partnership’s mission is to enhance the economic vitality of Naperville and maintain its outstanding quality of life through the retention and expansion of existing businesses as well as attracting new businesses to the community. The Partnership’s board of directors includes representation from leaders in the business community as well as the City of Naperville, School Districts 203 and 204, Naperville Park District, and the Naperville Public Library.

Crown Holdings Business Development
Over 25 years of proven experience and results in leading and growing franchise companies, demonstrated abilities to develop and implement strategic growth, operational systems, and capital procurement initiatives.

Illinois Realtors
Illinois REALTORS® is the only advocate for private property rights at the Capitol in Springfield and in communities statewide. We stand for excellence in advocacy, education and ethics for real estate practitioners.
One of Illinois’ largest trade associations, we represent 47,000 members involved in virtually all aspects related to the sale, purchase, exchange or lease of residential or commercial property in Illinois.
The term REALTOR® is a registered collective membership mark that identifies a real estate professional who is a member of the National Association of REALTORS® and subscribes to its strict Code of Ethics.


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