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Greg Warsek, senior vice president and Chicago market manager

While he's not thrilled to be back to cold weather after a trip to Naples, Fla., Associated Bank SVP and Chicago market manager Greg Warsek was happy to share his market outlook. The bank did $1.3B in new loan production last year ($500M out of Chicago), and is projecting significant growth--$1.5B to $1.6B this year (with $750M in Chicago). The pipeline is full thanks to economic improvement and job growth, Greg says, with the most active Chicago area lending in multifamily (40% of business last year), retail (25%), and industrial and office (25%).

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