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Bank Crisis Impact Widens

Bank Crisis Impact Widens

March 17, 2023  | Posted by: Patrick O'Keefe

As the banking crisis continues to make headlines, we break down the hot topics from a tumultuous week.

St. Patrick’s Day Facts & Fiction

St. Patrick’s Day Facts & Fiction

March 17, 2023  | Posted by: Patrick O'Keefe

Happy St. Patrick’s Day! Did you know the first St. Patrick’s Day celebration was not in Boston or New York but actually in St. Augustine, FL in 1601? In his festive garb, Pat explores that fact and many more historical… Continue Reading  

Silicon Valley Bank Collapse: What Happened & What’s Next

Silicon Valley Bank Collapse: What Happened & What’s Next

March 14, 2023  | Posted by: Patrick O'Keefe

The Silicon Valley Bank collapse last Friday was the second-largest bank failure in US history. Patrick O’Keefe explains how it all came tumbling down and what might happen next.

Pat O’Keefe Discusses the SVB Collapse

Pat O’Keefe Discusses the SVB Collapse

March 13, 2023  | Posted by: Patrick O'Keefe

The Silicon Valley Bank collapse last Friday was the second-largest bank failure in US history. Patrick O’Keefe explains how it all came tumbling down and what might happen next.

Is The Gotion Plant In Jeopardy?

Is The Gotion Plant In Jeopardy?

March 11, 2023  | Posted by: John Ruther

Forefront Friday with John Ruther, CPA/ABV, MBA, CGMA. The planned $2.5 billion EV battery plant near Big Rapids, MI, is “not a done deal,” according to Gotion executives. Since announcing the plant and plans to create over 2,300 jobs in the… Continue Reading  

Forefront Friday: Introducing Caitlin Fleming

Forefront Friday: Introducing Caitlin Fleming

March 3, 2023  | Posted by: oadmin

Join us in welcoming our newest teammate, Caitlin Fleming! Caitlin joins us as a Senior Associate. She brings O’Keefe a strong and diverse background, with degrees in law and international finance and experience in the public sector, having previously served… Continue Reading  

Big 3 Profit Sharing by the Numbers

Big 3 Profit Sharing by the Numbers

February 24, 2023  | Posted by: Violeta Zdravkovic

Detroit’s Big Three recently announced the average gross profit-sharing checks their UAW-represented employees will be receiving. We explore the biggest winners as well as Ford’s $2 billion profit loss in 2022. #BeOnTheForefront #automotiveindustry #profitsharing

Trucking Recession? Freight Rates Tumble

Trucking Recession? Freight Rates Tumble

February 17, 2023  | Posted by: Keith Chulumovich

With the surge in online shopping and stimulus checks during COVID, demand for freight transportation and pricing skyrocketed. However, as the pandemic continues to evolve, the industry is now facing a slowdown in freight rates and volumes coupled with rising… Continue Reading  

Super Expensive Bowl

Super Expensive Bowl

February 10, 2023  | Posted by: Patrick O'Keefe

Pat O’Keefe returns to break down more Super Bowl economics ahead of Sunday’s big game in Glendale, AZ!

Forefront Friday with Pat O’Keefe: Sports Economics

Forefront Friday with Pat O’Keefe: Sports Economics

February 3, 2023  | Posted by: Patrick O'Keefe

Pat O’Keefe and Julie Lock break down some of the economics for this year’s Super Bowl and explore the long-term outlook on Mat Ishbia’s acquisition of the Phoenix Suns & Mercury.