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Support the LaSalle Street Trading Tech Awards; Make a Difference and Change Lives Blog,Giving News

Sixteen years ago my life changed when I attended the LaSalle Street dinner supporting the Boy Scouts and I decided to sign up to become a leader. The event, now called the LaSalle Street Trading Tech Awards, is coming up on November 9 at the Chicago Board of Trade Building in the 12th floor atrium. You have a chance to support this event, attend this event and learn how you can help change the lives of young Scouts by participating the Trading Tech 300 merit badge workshop program. This year we impacted the lives of 420 Scouts, with 515 merit…

Invest in the Future; Trading Tech Awards Event to Launch Merit Badge Workshop Program Expansion Blog,Commentary,Giving News

Trading Tech Awards Event – Register Here For 45 years the financial community of Chicago has been supporting the Boy Scouts of America with an event that used to be held right on LaSalle Street under a big circus tent in front of the U.S. Federal Reserve Building. The event was the LaSalle Street Dinner. It still exists, but in a different form. In the past, leaders from the financial community, prominent bankers, brokers, clearinghouse executives and exchange leaders served as the chairs of the event. This year a humble media executive/Scouter and a FIA Principal Traders Group member firm executive…

Bits & Pieces Blog,Commentary,MarketsWiki Education

First things first. Have you signed up your interns yet for our Chicago or New York MarketsWiki Education World of Opportunity series? Today is the day. Go here to sign them up. We have added John Rapa, chief executive officer at Tellefsen and Company, as a speaker for our MarketsWiki Education World of Opportunity New York events. He joins Nasdaq president and COO Adena Friedman, veteran equity strategist and CNBC personality Kenny Polcari, Gary DeWaal, arguably the most entertaining derivatives lawyer on the planet, and an additional half dozen financial luminaries in a one-day, two-session event July 19 at the…

Trading Tech 300 is the Opportunity of a Lifetime Blog,Commentary

On November 19, 2015 the LaSalle Street Trading Tech Awards will be given out by the Pathway to Adventure Council of the Boy Scouts of America. These are not awards for the shiniest new technology or product, but rather to honor those firms who have shown great heart, foresight and soul in participating in the Trading Tech 300 merit badge workshop program. It is to honor those firms and those individuals who have given young Scouts the opportunity of a lifetime through this program. More than a year ago, the then Chicago Area Council of the Boy Scouts of America…

A Daughter’s Scouting Journey Blog,Giving News

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…

The STEM Capital of the World Blog,Giving News

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…