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Missouri Business Events: Jan. 26-Feb.1



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.


Courtesy of Venture Cafe-St. Louis
Courtesy of Venture Cafe-St. Louis

Monday

How to Create Self Motivated People

3:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m. at The Elms Hotel (401 Regent St., Excelsior Springs)

Join Shawn Buxton for a fast-paced session where he’ll share the secrets he’s learned from working with top leaders from Fortune 100 companies like JP Morgan, Staples and HCA Healthcare.

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Tuesday

Energy, Environmental and Sustainability Initiative Meeting

8 a.m.-9 a.m. at KC Chamber World Trade Center Conference Room (30 W. Pershing Road #201, Kansas City)

Join the discussion of Energy and Environmental Issues with the Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce. Parking is available in the garage west of Union Station.

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New Year, New You with YNPNkc: Lunch and Learn

11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. at KCPT Community Room (125 E. 31st St., Kansas City)

Personal Branding is important for anyone looking to grow professionally. Luann Feehan, Executive Director of Nonprofit Connect, will share tips and strategies to help you build relationships and make the most of networking opportunities as your represent yourself and your organization in the community.

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Lunching Outside the Box Series: Lead at all Levels

11:45 a.m.-1 p.m. at Dulany Hall Banquet Room – Columbia College Campus (600 N. 8th St., Columbia)

Join us for this engaging and interactive luncheon! We are excited to welcome Kerry Goyette, the founder of Aperio Consulting Group, as she shares her insight on motivation and behavior.

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Wednesday

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 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 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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Developing an Impactful Elevator Speech

9 a.m.-noon at Nonprofit Services Center (8764 Manchester Road, St. Louis)

In this workshop, participants will learn: Why your elevator speech is important essential components of an effective elevator speech and how to compose your elevator speech. This workshop will also involve conversation practice.

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Columbia Chamber Women’s Network Business Leaders Forum

Noon-1 p.m. at Columbia Chamber of Commerce (300 S. Providence Road, Columbia)

Join us at Business Leaders Forum this month as we share tips on being more productive in an office environment and when working from home, as well as tips for those of us who are self-employed.

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Thursday

Commerce Bank Small Business Networking Series

7:30 a.m.-8:45 a.m. at Commerce Bank, Clayton Banking Center (8000 Forsyth Blvd., St. Louis)

Join us at the Commerce Bank Small Business Networking Series.  Network with local businesses and learn new ways to grow your business.

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Operation JumpStart

9 a.m.-11 a.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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The Venture Café

3 p.m.-8 p.m. at 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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Friday

10th Annual Business Journal Women’s Conference

All day event at St. Louis Union Station Hotel (1820 Market St., St. Louis)

Join us, and an amazing lineup of speakers, for our 10th Annual St. Louis Business Journal Women’s Conference.

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Federal Affairs Committee Hearing

11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. at KC Chamber World Trade Center Conference Room (30 W. Pershing Road #201, Kansas City)

First hearing of the Federal Affairs committee’s 2015 legislative agenda setting process.

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Business Showcase Exhibitor Extravaganza

3 p.m.-5 p.m. at Columbia Chamber of Commerce (300 S. Providence Road, Columbia)

The Business Showcase Exhibitors will enjoy business to business networking with fellow exhibitors — including media outlets as well as businesses that can help you have a better booth. You will also have the opportunity to gather useful materials from a professional marketing consultant.

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Saturday

Independence Chamber 94th Annual Awards Banquet

6 p.m.-10 p.m. at North Club (Arrowhead Stadium, 1 Arrowhead Drive, Kansas City)

Annually, the business community in Independence and Eastern Jackson County gather on the last Saturday evening of January to  collectively honor and celebrate exceptional individuals.

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