Tom Trabon of Trabon Consulting will receive the Kirk Award at the Downtown Council of Kansas City annual luncheon on Friday. | Courtesy of the Downtown Council of Kansas City

Missouri Business Events: January 5-11



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.


Tom Trabon of Trabon Consulting will receive the Kirk Award at the Downtown Council of Kansas City annual luncheon on Friday. | Courtesy of the Downtown Council of Kansas City
Tom Trabon of Trabon Consulting will receive the Kirk Award at the Downtown Council of Kansas City annual luncheon on Friday. | Courtesy of the Downtown Council of Kansas City

KC Small Business Networking

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

This monthly networking breakfast for small businesses, hosted by the KC Chamber, is presented in collaboration with the area office of the Small Business Administration and attended by approximately 80-120 small businesses each month. Following each breakfast is a panel discussion on a topic of interest to small businesses.

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Independence Chamber’s Eggs and Issues

8-9:30 a.m. at Ennovation Center (201 N. Forest Ave., Independence)

Ring in the new year with a lively discussion with our Jefferson City delegation as we hold our annual Eggs and Issues Legislative Breakfast in partnership with the Independence Economic Development Council.

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South KC Chamber’s Morning Mingle

8-9 a.m. at Grade-A Tree Care (13402 Holmes Road, Kansas City)

Kick off the new year right with an hour of great networking as Grade-A Tree Care hosts SKC Chamber members for the January Morning Mingle. Be sure to bring your business cards!

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Missouri Innovation Campus Designation Announcement

11 a.m.-noon at Cerner Worldwide Headquarters (2800 Rockcreek Parkway, North Kansas City)

You are cordially invited to the announcement celebrating the progressive collaboration connecting education and businesses.

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Lee’s Summit Chamber’s Recess for Success

3:30-4:30 p.m. at John Knox Village – Manhattan Room (400 Northwest Murray Road, Lee’s Summit)

You may use social media for your social life, but are you using it to promote yourself as a business professional? Social media can be a great tool to interact with clients and colleagues and promote yourself as an expert in a particular field. Learn which sites are best for building a professional presence online as well as tips and tricks.

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Wednesday

Startup Rewind

7:30-8:30 a.m. at Deer Creek Golf Club (7000 W. 133rd St., Overland Park, Kan.)

Join us Wednesday as Startup Rewind hosts blooom and Panda Laundry Factory. The presentations kick off at 7:30 a.m. at Deer Creek Golf Club, so get there early for some networking and food. We will have you leaving inspired by 8:30 a.m. to begin the work day!

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1 Million Cups Cape Girardeau

9 a.m.-10 a.m. at Codefi (339 Broadway St. #124, Cape Girardeau)

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 Columbia

9 a.m.-10 a.m. at REDI (500 E. Walnut St., 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 a.m.-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 a.m.-10 a.m. at The eFactory (405 N. 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 a.m.-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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Thursday

Good Morning, Springfield!

7:30-8:30 a.m. at Hilton Garden Inn Springfield (4155 S. Nature Center Way, Springfield)

Join us for a conversation on community efforts around education and workforce development. Our monthly networking breakfast will also feature updates from the City of Springfield, Greene County, Springfield Public Schools and the Chamber.

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Business Leads Exchange

8-9 a.m. at Independence Chamber of Commerce Boardroom (210 W. Truman Road, Independence)

Walk and talk through issues, accomplishments, endeavors and operations with fellow Chamber members to help improve your business and create valuable relationships you can’t find anywhere else.

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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, 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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Women’s Network New Member Welcome

11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. at First Baptist Church (1112 E. Broadway, Columbia)

Women’s Network New Member Welcome events are a great opportunity to meet and network with other professionals in the organization. You’ll learn basic Women’s Network information including how to get more involved, the mission and priorities as well as fun opportunities.

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Women Accessing Capital: HireSmart

Noon-1 p.m. (Online webinar)

Hiring employees can be exciting and thrilling, and it can also be scary and overwhelming. As a small business owner, Leslie Barber experienced many trials and tribulations with growing a team.  She will discuss five things to consider before you hire so that you can hire for the right reasons, protect yourself and hire smart.

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The Venture Cafe

3-8 p.m. at The Venture Cafe (4240 Duncan Ave. #200, St. Louis)

The weekly gathering of innovators and startups. A place for serendipitous collisions to occur. Each week there are roundtable discussions, information tables, office hours with thought leaders, and guest speakers relevant to the ecosystem.

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Springfield Chamber Business After Hours

5-7 p.m. at KPM CPAs & Advisors (1445 E. Republic Road, Springfield)

Join the fun of casual conversation with fellow Chamber members. Great food and door prizes await while you connect with other business leaders and make new contacts.

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National Women’s Empowerment Network Conference Call

8-9 p.m. (Conference call number: (530) 881-1212; Meeting ID number: 941-017-611)

The National Women’s Empowerment Network is a consortium of businesses and organizations committed to the advancement and equality of women. The NWEN conference call provides a weekly forum where subject matters experts (financial, health, education etc.) interacts with callers.

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Friday

2015 Small Business Celebration Awards Workshop

7:30-9 a.m. at The KC Chamber’s Board Room at Union Station (30 W. Pershing Road, Kansas City)

Do you want to know what makes your Small Business Awards application stand out to the judges panel and how your company will benefit from participating in this awards program? Come hear application tips and best practices from a past participant, a Mr. K winner and a judge to learn about the benefits for simplying appying for one of our Small Business Awards.

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SMCKC January Breakfast

7:30-9 a.m. at Grand Street Cafe (4740 Grand Ave., Kansas City)

Kick off your 2015 with a fun and exciting brainstorm to help the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Mid-America Chapter. We’ll put our heads together to develop ideas to support the group’s overall programming as well as their signature Light the Night Walk.

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South KC Chamber’s Legislative Breakfast

8-9:30 a.m. at KCPD South Patrol Division Community Room (9701 Marion Park Drive, Kansas City)

Join us for our monthly legislative breakfast to meet our state and local elected officials and keep up to date with local, state and federal legislation. 6th District Councilmen John Sharp and Scott Taylor will give a city update and City Lobbyist Sammy Panettiere will give an overview of the City’s 2015 Legislative Priorities.

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Downtown Council Annual Luncheon

11 a.m.-10:30 p.m. at Kansas City Convention Center Grand Ballroom (301 W. 13th Street, Kansas City)

The 2015 luncheon marks a moment of clarity and opportunity for Downtown Kansas City. Join 1,000 of Kansas City’s business, civic, cultural and educational leaders who attend the DTC luncheon every year.

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Saturday

Simple Steps to Starting Your Business – Session 1

9:30 a.m.-noon at SCORE Office, University of Missouri-Kansas City (4747 Troost Ave., Kansas City)

Start Up Basics focuses on testing your business idea and identifying the key factors that influence start up success.This is the first session of a three-part series, Simple Steps To Starting Your Business.

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