Battle of the Code-University Hackathon | Courtesy of Creative Commons

Missouri Business Events: Feb. 16-22



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.


Battle of the Code-University Hackathon | Courtesy of Creative Commons
Battle of the Code-University Hackathon | Courtesy of Creative Commons

Monday

Columbia Chamber Welcome Reception: REDI President Stacey Button

4 p.m.-6 p.m. at Courtyard by Marriott (3301 Lemone Industrial Blvd., Columbia)

Please join us as the Columbia Chamber of Commerce bids an official welcome to new REDI President Stacey Button. Button arrived in Columbia as the REDI president on Jan. 5. She relocated to Columbia after leaving her recent position of Director of Economic Vitality in Flagstaff, Ariz.

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O’Fallon Chamber of Commerce Networking at The Rail

4:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m. at The Brass Rail (4601 State Highway K, O’Fallon)

This is a networking event to build relationships and to give back to the community. Please bring lots of business cards to hand out while networking! Food and beverages are available for purchase.

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Tuesday

Nonprofit Day at the Capitol

All day event at Jefferson City

Join us in Jefferson City for a day-long advocacy event. Meet with legislators, hear from advocacy experts, and network with your peers.

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A.M. Connections Networking

7:30 a.m.-8:30 a.m. at Cornerstone Home Improvement (5056 Blue Ridge Boulevard, Raytown)

Come to have a cup of coffee and network with other businesses within the community. An added bonus will be to see the business who has agreed to host the A.M. Connections Networking and find out what they can offer to you.

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Women Accessing Captial: Business Strategic Planning in 2015

11 a.m.-noon, Online Webinar

This online course, featuring Michelle Thompson-Dolberry, President of EMDO Enterprises, will provide you with basics covering budgeting, events and conferences planning, and Staffing Management.

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Wednesday

2015 Business Communicators Summit

All day event at KU Edwards Campus/BEST Conference Center (12600 Quivira Road, Overland Park, Kan.)

This is a full-day event features communications professionals from a cross-section of industries. In addition to hearing from experts, you’ll network with the best communications professionals from the KC metro area.

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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 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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Advance St. Louis

3 p.m.-6 p.m. at CIC@CET (20 S. Sarah St., St. Louis)

Learn about the legal and business climate in Europe for companies intending to do business there, or intending to partner with a European entity. Our panel of entrepreneurs and legal experts will describe strategies for establishing a business, collaborating and doing deals with European counterparts.

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Developing Financial Projections for Your Business

5 p.m.-8 p.m. at Economic Development Center of St. Charles County, SSM Room (5988 Mid Rivers Mall Drive, St. Charles)

This workshop provides an introduction to the world of financial projections for small business. We will also introduce attendees to helpful tools such as spreadsheet programs and templates.

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Thursday

Gateway Business Network

7 a.m.-9 a.m. at Missouri Athletic Club (405 Washington Ave., St. Louis)

Spread the word to your friends and business associates to join us at one of the premier networking events for all types of St. Louis small businesses, including women-owned, minority-owned, HUBZone, veteran-owned and service-disabled veteran-owned. This event provides a great environment to network, ask questions and conduct one-to-one meetings.

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KC Chamber’s Centurions Information Session

8 a.m.-9 a.m. at Sprint Campus Building 6360, Room 1C669 (Nall Ave. and W. 119th St., Overland Park, Kan.)

The Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce’s Centurions program is currently accepting applications through June 1. Interested professionals can attend an upcoming information session or recruiting social to learn the ins and outs about the Centurions program and meet current and former members.

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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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The Venture Café

3 p.m.-8 p.m. at 4240 Duncan Ave., 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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Independent Chamber Business After Hours

4:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m. at Vivilore (10815 E. Winner Road, Independence)

We hope you can make it to the Bi-Monthly Business After Hours event. Unwind at the end of your day and strengthen your professional contacts at the same time. With its social atmosphere and quality contacts, you can’t beat this networking opportunity!

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Athena League VOX

5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m. at Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (2001 Grand Blvd. #700, Kansas City)

Athena League VOX is a regular speaker series that spotlights female entrepreneurs and area experts. Join Athena League for the February VOX, featuring Denise Mills, co-founder and Chief Mindset Officer for LeaderFuelNow.

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Friday

ACG Monthly Breakfast Meeting

7:15 a.m.-9 a.m. at Washington University Knight Center (1 Brookings Drive, St. Louis)

Join ACG for its monthly breakfast meeting featuring Tom Hillman, managing Principal of FTL Capital.

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KC Chamber Morning Schmooze

8:45 a.m.-10 a.m. at Regus (107 W. 9th Street, Second Floor, Kansas City)

Start your Friday out right! The KC Chamber’s Morning Schmooze is regularly scheduled for the third Friday of the month. Our great members host us at their place of business all around town! Bring plenty of business cards and be ready to make great connections.

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Saturday-Sunday

Battle of the Code-University Hackathon

Saturday 9 a.m. – Sunday 2:30 p.m. (210 W. 19 Terrace, Kansas City)

Battle of the Code is an amped-up, all-night problem-solving competition for regional college students where sponsors pitch a problem or open up their technology for teams to develop innovative solutions and win some amazing prizes. It will not only connect students to sponsoring technology, but will also connect students to Kansas City’s top employers.

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