October 2017 Newsletter
The leaves are turning, the weather is (mostly) getting cooler, and we’re starting to see pumpkin spice in everything — this can only mean one thing: it’s really fall. At 3Points, we’re getting settled into our new office, prepping for T4Youth, and setting our OKRs for the final quarter of the year. Check out some of our top stories from the past month and see what’s ahead in October.
 What We're Reading   
Outsourcing HR and the Financial Advantages
By: Jennifer Guzmán, EmPower HR
It can be hard for a startup or growth company to manage its own HR functions. Outsourcing your HR to a third party is a great way to get expert assistance at a lower cost. This article details some of the key ways outsourcing HR saves companies money.
By: Tiffany Spencer, TechCrunch
Announcing a funding round means more than sending out a boilerplate press release. This article provides a good rundown of the things that companies and their PR teams can do to make their news stand out.

Breaking Through: Margie Teller, Part 1
By: Kara Grygotis, Trading Technologies
In this first installment of their new “Breaking Through” series, Trading Technologies talks to Margie Teller, a former CME floor trader, about stories from her long and successful career in trading, as well as her insights as a woman in finance.

 What We're Writing 
By: Chris Crisanti
The power and potential of cryptocurrency have been the subjects of much debate over the last several years, yet it remains a topic that can be difficult to understand. 3Points’ analyst, Chris Crisanti, sheds some light on the topic.

Welcome to our Newest Account Director: Fabiola Camacho
By: 3Points Communications
This past month, we officially welcomed Fabiola Camacho (a.k.a. Fabz) to the 3Points team. We’re so glad to have Fabz (and her Stanford snuggie) in the office. Get to know her a little better in this Q&A.

By: Drew Mauck
Having a fitness routine benefits more than just your health — it also helps your business skills. Find out how swimming in particular has helped Drew build up strengths outside the pool

 Twitter Influencers to Follow    
Director of Platform @HydeParkAngels
Director of Talent Programs, ITA & Executive Director, TechForward
Energizing, informing, and empowering people in HR

 Chicago Tech Events   
Tuesday, October 10
Fintank Blockchain Seminar
Location: IIT, 565 W Adams St.
Time: 7:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Description: Chicago fintech ecosystem connector FinTank hosts Chicago's first day-long seminar on blockchain technology. Leaders in the blockchain field will discuss the technology, its implications, and the issues it poses, plus answer questions.
Tuesday, October 17 - Thursday, October 19
Location: Hilton Chicago, 720 S Michigan Ave.
Time: Varies
Description: The Futures Industry Association (FIA) Futures & Options Expo brings together thought leaders and industry stakeholders for engaging and thought-provoking programming. Catch breaking news and gain insights on critical issues from top regulatory leaders and business executives.
Wednesday, October 18 - Thursday, October 19
IoT Summit
Location: Sheraton Grand Chicago, 301 E North Water St.
Time: Varies
Description: Now in its fifth year, the IoT Summit Chicago, powered by ITA, and featuring the First Analysis Capital Conference, is a convergence of IoT thought leadership and investor engagement. This year's summit will amplify these explorations even further while bringing new emergent topics to the fore and concurrently exhibiting the magnitude of IoT growth in the Midwest.

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