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SOUND BITES : In 2017, the Tribune sat down with 52 local leaders and executives. Here are the highlights.

Dec 31, 2017 - Chicago Tribune

"What we have seen over the course of the last five years is the industry has transformed quite a bit."

John Dwyer, president, Cricket Wireless

"We're not trying to be too fancy, we're not trying to be too 'hipster' or something we're not."

Taki Kastanis, founder, Yolk

"(Airbnb's) not impacting our business as much as you would believe, given the headlines and the ink they get."

Maryam Banikarim, global chief marketing officer, Hyatt Hotels Corp.

"I'm an opera...