Missouri Business Events provides a weekly look at conferences, training sessions, networking events and more for professionals across the state. Check Missouri Business Alert’s event page for a calendar of events beyond this week, and let us know if you would like to add an event to the schedule.
Masters of Networking
7-8 a.m. (2 Millstone Campus Drive, St. Louis)
We are a professional Networking group that has been around since BNI started in this area. We are looking for motivated persons that want to grow business through referrals.
Mompreneurs of Kansas City
10-11 a.m. (8835 Lackman Road, Lenexa, Kan.)
Bring your business cards and your kids for a networking play-date.
Parkside Coffeehouse is a “ministry” of Cedar Ridge Christian Church. We strive to offer our surrounding community quality coffee, lattes, cappuccinos, Italian sodas, smoothies and more… We also offer a safe environment for children to come play, or just come and enjoy our Wi-Fi with a good latte!
9-10:30 p.m. at Mimi’s Cafe (11885 West 95th St., Overland Park, Kan.)
During our meetings, we focus on a chosen topic of discussion. Participants in the discussion are encouraged to introduce themselves and their company when it is their turn to share in the discussion. We focus on building relationships within the group. We do not require referrals, but welcome recommendations. We are not industry exclusive, all are welcome. We don’t have dues, but offer an opportunity to sponsor our meet-up site (call Jodi at 816-588-9400 for details).
1 Million Cups Kansas City9-10 a.m. at the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation (4801 Rockhill Road, Kansas City)
Every week, two entrepreneurs present their ventures and ask advice and assistance from the community. All are welcome to come see some of the newest ventures getting started around town, and join in the lively discussions and networking to follow.
1 Million Cups St. Louis
9-10 a.m. at KETC (3655 Olive St., St. Louis)
Every week, two entrepreneurs present their ventures and ask advice and assistance from the community. All are welcome to come see some of the newest ventures getting started around town, and join in the lively discussions and networking to follow. 1MC was begun in 2012 in Kansas City by the Kauffman Foundation. ITEN is proud to be a local sponsor. See who’s presenting this week in the most recent edition of Startup Digest. Free to all; free parking in KETC’s lot at the corner of Olive and Spring.
Weekly Referral-Building Meeting
7:15-8:45 a.m. (2477 South State Route 157, Edwardsville, Ill.)
In 2012 there were 25+ business leaders, owners, and managers in the Edwardsville, IL area that shared leads for each other leading to over $2.1 million in new sales revenue! If referrals and a givers gain mentality is a key success factor, this is a group you need to be a part of – Extreme Business Builders of Edwardsville BNI. Plan to meet this Thursday at 7:15am at Edison’s Conference Room in Edwardsville off 157 and bring about 30-40 business cards to get started in growing your business.
9-10 a.m. (11006 Parallel Parkway in Kansas City, Kan.)
Legends networking group is a think tank for Entrepreneurs, we meet together 1st and 3rd Thursday’s at 9am Plus the Second Monday of the month at 8am at Judy’s bakery at 8 am. Each meeting the group up discussions to talk about what is on member’s minds. For example Time Management. We will have short introductions about you and what your business is about. We will also have different topic’s related to a small business.
Referrals are not required, the idea is to build relationships so we are familiar with each other’s business making referrals a natural part of the relationship. You will have 2 free visits to figure out if our group is for you! Then you can pay for your membership dues of $10 once a year!
BMA Business Marketing Association
11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. at the Sheraton Clayton Plaza (7730 Bonhomme Ave., Clayton)
It’s the b-to-b marketer’s lament: Budgets are in free-fall. Headcount has become an endangered species. There’s more pressure than ever to show value and B2B Marketers are not good at marketing themselves because they’re so busy doing the work. You knock yourself out creating programs that you know bring revenue into the business, only to hear management say, “Prove it.” Again.
While many marketers throw their hands up and say this is the business they’ve chosen, Eileen Zicchino contends that, at least to some extent, it’s marketing’s fault. She’ll explain why on Thursday, August 1, 2013, when she keynotes BMA’s next MarketingMasters Luncheon Seminar at The Sheraton Clayton Plaza.
Noon- 1 p.m. at Old Spaghetti Factory (17384 Chesterfield Airport Road, Chesterfield)
Bring 30-40 business cards and buy your own lunch. Speakers sign up from within the group. Corresponding Linked In group is called “Missouri Networking – Chesterfield/St Charles/St Louis”. Contact Denise Lutz at 636.265.2440 or Denise@abouttheclimb.com ordeniseMCSE1@charter.net for more info.
NOTE: This group does NOT meet if either Francis Howell School District or Fort Zumwalt School Districts are closed.
Northland Referral Network
8:30-9:30 a.m. (8461 Northwest Prairie View Road, Kansas City)
Weekly networking group to exchange quality permission based referrals. Helping local business owners grow their referrals by 100% and business by 20% in 12 months. Teaching local business owners about social media, networking, passing referrals and power teams.
FORE Business, Lunch and Learn
11:45 a.m.- 2 p.m. at The Highlands Golf and Tennis Center at Forest Park (5163 Clayton Ave., St. Louis)
Our format on the 1st Friday is “Lunch & Learn”, 1 hr lunch and networking and then an hour group golf lesson. If you have any interest, please call Richard (314-458-3397). We hope to see you soon.
RSVP by email, email@example.com or by phone 314-458-3397
Self-Employed St. Louis Mastermind Lunch
11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. (105 East Jefferson Ave., St. Louis)
Our meetings are phenomenal! What I love about this group is that everyone comes ready to share their challenges and ideas. Yes, there’s networking involved, but people also learn so much! Everyone walks away with actionable ideas you can implement immediately. Each meeting includes time for you to get to know the other attendees, as well as group masterminding. It’s a great way to be inspired and supported in your venture. If you are:
- A self-employed professional
- A freelancer in the creative industry
- A solopreneur
- A small business owner with 10 or fewer employees
Come and join us! We look forward to learning about your business and helping you succeed.
Drink and Network: Mompreneurs in Kansas City
1-3 p.m. (2850 North 119th St., Kansas City, Kan.)
Bring your business cards and your taste buds to enjoy a free wine tasting at the Wine Barn Winery & Vineyard. This is one event that is not kid friendly. I look forward to seeing everyone there.