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Missouri Business Events: Feb. 23- Mar. 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.


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Monday

Civic Tech Forum and Showcase

3 p.m.-8 p.m. at Union Station – City Stage (30 W. Pershing Road, Kansas City)

From Google Fiber to the Startup Village, Kansas City is becoming a technology hub. But how do we ensure our elected officials are using this new technology to make our city smarter, stronger and safer? Join KC Digital Drive for a City Council Civic Technology Forum followed by a cocktail reception and Civic Apps Showcase.

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Tuesday

Women’s Network – Coffee and Coaching

7:30 a.m.-8:45 a.m. at Columbia Chamber of Commerce (300 S. Providence Road, Columbia)

Want to learn from established Women’s Network members and leaders? Looking to meet new people in the community and learn from their experience? Join Women’s Network for an informal morning of Coffee and Coaching at Columbia Chamber of Commerce.

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Tuesday Morning Coffee at Northwest Chamber

8:30 a.m.-9:30 a.m. at Holiday Inn Express – St. Louis Airport (10000 Natural Bridge Road, St. Louis)

Coffees are a great way to meet, greet, exchange business cards and generate referrals. Chamber members and nonmembers are encouraged to attend.

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Tax Luncheon

11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. at Federal Reserve Bank (1 Memorial Drive, Kansas City)

Learn what’s new for 2015 tax preparation, tax-savvy financial planning, small business tax and money saving tips from the outstanding local tax experts including IRS, HR Block and Kumar Consulting.

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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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Columbia Chamber February Business Leaders Forum

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

Join us for Business Leaders Forum this month as we have a workshop with Carol Nielson from Unlimited Sales Strategies on crafting your “30 Second Elevator Speech.”

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Missouri 2030: An Agenda to Lead Launch

Noon-6:30 p.m. at Capitol Room & Atrium Capitol Plaza Hotel (20 S. Sarah St., St. Louis)

Join Missouri employers, chamber of commerce executives, legislators, members of the press and other stakeholders in Missouri’s economy for an exciting look into a plan to make Missouri a global economic leader.

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Thursday

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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Grandview Chamber Luncheon

Noon-1:30 p.m. at RC’s Restaurant (330 E. 135th St., Kansas City)

Join us for the Chamber featuring guest speaker Jessica Nelson, Director, TeamKC, with the Kansas City Area Development Council. Nelson will present “Attracting and Working with Millennials”.

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ArtsKC 360° Tour

Noon-1:30 p.m. at 106 Southwest Blvd., Kansas City

Join us for a complimentary lunch and tour of ArtsKC’s mission, work and vision. Network with fellow arts enthusiasts, visit the Crossroads Art and Design District, and learn more about how you or your business can support the arts.

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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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Northwest Chamber’s Networking Happy Hour

4:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m. at Lehmann’s Landing (12314 Natural Bridge Road, Bridgeton)

This is a great way for you and your company to build your network inside and outside of the Northwest Chamber. Members are encouraged to bring a friend!

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YNPNkc Happy Hour

5 p.m.-7 p.m. at Loui’s Wine Dive (7100 Wornall Road, Kansas City)

Join the Young Nonprofit Professionals Network of Kansas City for Happy Hour! Don’t forget your business cards for casual networking and our Happy Hour raffle.

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Digital Health Innovation Forum 3: Reaching Into the Home

5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m. at Sprint Accelerator (210 W. 19th Terrace, Kansas City)

KC Digital Drive will take themes of innovation, connectivity and consumer-engaged health and look at a significant trial in the Kansas City area.

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Friday

Ignition Entrepreneurial Summit

8 a.m.-6:30 p.m. at Holiday Inn Executive Center (2200 I-70 Drive SW, Columbia)

This event will offer a strong lineup of entrepreneurial firepower.  You’ll hear from a spectrum of successful local entrepreneurs, participate in a Lean Startup mini workshop, and learn what makes a successful pitch through live demonstrations.

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WIN – Women In Networking

11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. at Syberg’s Restaurant (2430 Old Dorsett Road, Maryland Heights)

Women network differently with other women.This time is Just For Ladies to network over lunch. Please join us at ‘WIN’.

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