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A Daughter’s Scouting Journey Standard

My daughter Katherine has joined the Boy Scouts of America. Yes, that is right, the Boy Scouts of America. She is a 17-year-old girl and joined a Venture Crew, a shooting focused unit. She now has a FOID (Firearms Owner Identification) card, is (somewhat) trained to shoot and has an attitude. Actually, it is a very sweet attitude. After years of my suggesting and prodding, Katherine decided to become a scout to attend the the 23rd World Scout Jamboree in Japan this summer. She is signed up and going as a Venture Scout, a type of scout that is a…

CME: Chicago Mustache Exchange Standard

It is mid-Movember, which means mustaches are sprouting from the upper lips of men across the world in support of men’s health. Our friends at CME Group have put together a team of 46 Mo Bros and Mo Sistas called the Chicago Mustache Exchange. As of November 17th, the team has raised over $28,000. From the team’s statement: As the world’s leading and most diverse MUSTACHE marketplace, THE CHICAGO MUSTACHE EXCHANGE (CME) is where the world comes to manage MEN’S HEALTH risk. CME offers the widest range of global benchmark products across all major MUSTACHE classes. CME brings MO BROS…

A Plan to Make Chicago the STEM Capital of the World Starts with Us Standard

(This is the gist of the speech I delivered at Thursday night’s LaSalle Street After Hours Affair for the Chicago Area Council of the Boy Scouts of America.) This is not a branding exercise.  This is a strategic plan.  I admit it is a bold one and I rightly call myself crazy for even thinking it up.  However, I want to make Chicago the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics) capital of the world.  Again. Again?  Yes, again.  I want to bring a World’s Fair of STEM to Chicago, a two-year celebration of science, technology, engineering, mathematics and the innovation…

The STEM Capital of the World Standard

I want to make Chicago the STEM Capital of the World. If you want to know how WE are going to do that, you should sign up for the LaSalle Street After Hours Event to support the Chicago Area Council Boy Scouts of America. At this year’s event, which is chaired by OCC Executive Chairman Craig Donohue, I will be the featured speaker and will address this issue. I want to make Chicago the capital of the world for when people think of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics). This is not a marketing program, I want it to be…

One Last Appeal for ALTSO Standard

by Ray Mckenzie To all my friends in the Chicago futures world. Next week on Wednesday, October 8th we will be holding the third annual benefit for A Leg to Stand On at City Winery. We are proud to say we have sold over 200 tickets so far and have the generous support of corporate sponsors CME Group, CBOE, ICE, Russell Investments, ABN Amro, Drury Capital, and Jacobs Asset Management. A Leg to Stand On does amazing work with a staff of only three people. Since inception ALTSO has helped over 12,000 children in developing countries with necessary surgery and…

R.J. O’Brien & Associates, LLC Sponsors Golf Outing for Misericordia Home at Evanston Golf Club Standard

R.J. O’Brien & Associates, LLC, the Corcoran Family Foundation and the The Clearing Corporation Charitable Foundation are sponsoring a golf outing on Thursday, September 25 at the Evanston Golf Club in support of Misericordia Home. This is the fifth year R.J. O’Brien has sponsored this golf outing in support of Misericordia, which has been providing services for persons inneed since 1921. Originally a home for unwed mothers,Misericordia opened its doors to infants and children withdevelopmental disabilities in 1954. Today, Misericordia is proud to support more than 600children and adults with a wide range of developmentaldisabilities from all racial, religious and…

The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge Compilation from John Lothian News Standard

When John Lothian was nominated by colleague Doug Ashburn to take the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, he graciously accepted, then issued his challenge to the readership of the John Lothian Newsletter.  Here is an assortment of the videos we have received.

Will Mitting and the London Press Corps Take the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge Standard

FOW’s Will Mitting, along with colleague Luke Jeffs, the FT’s Phil Stafford and Financial News’ Tim Cave responded together to the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge presented to them by NASDAQ OMX NLX CEO Charlotte Crosswell. Mitting nominated Tom Lant of the CME Group to take the challenge.  Stafford nominated Alasdair Haynes of Aquis Exchange, Jeffs nominted the FT’s Jeremy Grant and Cave nominated WFE’s Nandini Sukumar to take the Ice Bucket Challenge. Here is their video taking the Ice Bucket Challenge: