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Missouri Business Events: September 1-7



Missouri Business Events provides a weekly look at conferences, classes, networking events and more for professionals across the state. All descriptions below are courtesy of the events’ organizers. Check Missouri Business Alert’s event page for a calendar of events beyond this week, and contact us if you would like to add an event to the schedule.


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Tuesday

KC Small Business Networking

7:15-9 a.m. at The Board Room at Union Station (30 West Pershing Road, Kansas City)

This monthly networking breakfast for small businesses hosted by the KC Chamber typically is held on the first Tuesday of each month from 7:15-9 a.m. in the Chamber Board Room at Union Station. The breakfast is presented in collaboration with the Greater Kansas City Federal Executive Board’s Small Business Committee and attended by approximately 80-120 small businesses each month. Following each breakfast is discussion on a topic of interest to small businesses.

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Wednesday

Sprint Accelerator – Coworking Wednesdays

8 a.m.-5 p.m. at Sprint Accelerator (210 West 19th Terrace, Kansas City)

You’re probably already out (attending 1 Million Cups). Why go back to your usual office?

Spend the day with your extended network and work from the Sprint Accelerator. Keep the conversations going and get your work done in the process!

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CE Marking Workshop – Easing Your Product into Europe

8 a.m.-noon at World Trade Center Kansas City, WTC Conference Room (30 West Pershing Road, Kansas City)

Understanding the basic principles of the European CE marking directives is essential knowledge for anyone that is designing or manufacturing products that are destined for the European market. Join World Trade Center Kansas City and NCEE Labs to cover the basic principles of the CE marking directives and the responsibilities that manufacturers have in this process.

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1 Million Cups Columbia

9-10 a.m. at REDI (500 East Walnut, Columbia)

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.

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1 Million Cups Kansas City

9-10 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.

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1 Million Cups Springfield

9-10 a.m. at The eFactory (405 North Jefferson, Springfield)

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.

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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.

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Northland 1 Million Cups Live Stream

9-10 a.m. at Armour Loft (406 Armour Road, North Kansas City)

There is a convenient location for Northlanders to watch a live-stream video link from the Kauffman Foundation event which also provides networking opportunities with others in the Northland.

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Business Class – Deciphering, Understanding and Negotiating Contracts With Large Companies

11:15 a.m.-1 p.m. at The Board Room at Union Station (30 West Pershing Road, Kansas City)

The Chamber’s Business Class is a series of monthly educational lunch ‘n’ learns brought to you by small business for small business in the Kansas City community.

Larry Nordling will present on increasing your understanding of common contractual provisions, develop your awareness of potential pitfalls in contracts with larger companies, and leave you with strategies for negotiating more advantageous, or at least less onerous, contractual provisions.

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Wednesday-Friday

56th Annual Missouri Governor’s Conference on Economic Development

All day at Tan-Tar-A Resort (494 Tan-Tar-A Drive, Osage Beach)

After 10 years, the Governor’s Conference on Economic Development returns to Tan-Tar-A Resort at Lake of the Ozarks. We look forward to seeing you Sept. 3-5!

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Thursday

Good Morning, Springfield!

7:30-8:30 a.m. at the Springfield News-Leader (651 North Boonville, Springfield)

Find out what’s going on in your city and the region at our monthly networking breakfast.

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Operation JumpStart

9 a.m.-4 p.m. at SBTDC at Southeast Missouri State University (920 Broadway St., Cape Girardeau)

Operation JumpStart is a nationally recognized, highly successful training model for individuals considering starting or expanding a business. Participants will learn essential business planning and preparation skills such as product pricing, legal structure, competition marketing and cash flow management.

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Mobility’s Real ROI: Saving Time and Money in Field Operations

11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. at Union Station (30 West Pershing Road, Kansas City)

Mobility isn’t just a buzzword; its tangible impact is saving Kansas City’s most innovative companies time and money. These companies drive their bottom lines by removing paper from processes, minimizing data re-entry and streamlining internal or external processes.

Join KCnext and Engage Mobile for a panel discussion on how local companies are deploying mobile solutions to improve field operations.

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Missouri Networking

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.

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Friday

Best Places to Work Awards Luncheon 2014

11 a.m.-1 p.m. at Sheraton Overland Park (6100 College Blvd., Overland Park, Kan.)

The Kansas City Business Journal presents the 14th-annual Best Places to Work awards program. We will recognize the Best Places to Work in Kansas City, as identified by area employees. Please register using online system.

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