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Missouri Business Events: Mar. 9-Mar. 15



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.


Tuesday

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Tech-Connect Tuesday

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

This month is Part 2 of the three-part series on Virtual Assistants (VA).  We have come up with over 250 tasks you should not be doing but your VA should be. Your time is too expensive and precious to be wasted on filtering your email and writing all the notes from your meetings — let us show you how to get those off your plate.

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Making the Connection: ‘Procurement One-on-One’

8 a.m.-noon at Metropolitan Community College-Penn Valley Campus (3201 Southwest Trafficway, Kansas City)

The business forum is designed to bring regional institutions, municipalities and state and federal government entities together in one venue to meet with minority-owned, women-owned, LGBT-owned, veteran-owned, service-disabled veteran-owned and historically underutilized business zone (HUBZone) enterprises.

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NAWBO Economic Forecast with Dr. Chris Kuehl

11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. at Cafe Trio (Park Side Plaza, 4558 Main St., Kansas City)

Dr. Chris Kuehl, economist, analyst and humorist will be joining the National Association of Women Business Owners-Kansas City for its March lunch meeting. He will be sharing his unfiltered view of the outlook for 2015 and other commentary on economic and government issues for the coming year.

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Frazier DeCamp Finanical Estate & Business Succession Planning

Noon-1 p.m. at Frazier DeCamp Offices (2103 Swift St. #201, North Kansas City)

Please join us for complementary event for small and family-owned business owners. An overview on how to plan for the future of your business and family will be presented by estate planning attorney, Robert K. Kirkland.

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Wednesday

Grandview Chamber’s Morning Connections

8 a.m.-9 a.m. at Life Care Center of Grandview (6301 E. 125th St., Grandview)

Join us for the March Morning Connection. Tour the facility, meet the staff and enjoy networking with Chamber members and community businesses.

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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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Big Brands Strategy for Small Business

11:15 a.m. -1 p.m. at The KC Chamber’s Board Room at Union Station (30 W. Pershing Road, Kansas City)

The KC 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. This month, Paul Weber of EAG will lead you through a practical guide to help you improve your brand message, better target your customers, build greater awareness, increase sales and retain customers.

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BetaBlox Demo Day

5 p.m. -10 p.m. at Union Station (30 W. Pershing Road, Kansas City)

BetaBlox is like a prep school for startup companies, and Demo Day is their graduation. Each of the 20 chosen startups will have their chance to pitch their company for three minutes apiece to the audience. Halfway through we’ll also have an educational panel of speakers talking about how to raise capital for a startup in Kansas City.

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Courtesy of InterUrban ArtHouse

ArtsFundingSeries: Art in the Loop & Public Art Opportunities

7 p.m. -8:30 p.m. at InterUrban ArtHouse (8001 Conser #290, Overland Park, Kan.)

These workshops aim to connect individual artists with funding opportunities, to increase the quality and success of future applications, and to support the development of future art projects that are both suitable for arts funding and benefit the community through artistic excellence and community engagement.

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Thursday

Business Leads Exchange

8 a.m. -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 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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ArtsKC 360° Tour

Noon-1 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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Affordable Care Act 101

1 p.m.-2 p.m. Online Webinar

This webinar will focus on what the new healthcare law, the Affordable Care Act, means for small businesses. It will focus on both federal and state provisions to help local small business owners understand how the law will affect them.

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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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SMCKC March Happy Hour with Phantoms of KC

5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m. at Tank Room (1813 Grand Blvd., Kansas City)

Join us for our March happy hour as we get to know Phantoms of KC! We’ll enjoy drinks, conversation and networking at the Tank Room.

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Friday

KC Chamber Morning Schmooze

8:45 a.m.-10 a.m. at KU Edwards Campus BEST Conference Center (12604 Quivira Road, Overland Park, Kan.)

At the University of Kansas Edwards Campus, students earn the specialized skills and practical training needed for career advancement. Learn about the offerings for working professionals as you grow your contacts at this KC Chamber networking event.

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So You Want to Start a Pop-Up Business?

11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. at Reardon Convention Center (520 Minnesota Ave., Kansas City)

Downtown Shareholders will welcome a panel to discuss how to start a pop-up business, what sort of impact they can have on a community and the specifics of the Downtown Shareholders program.

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Saturday

Creating a Breakthrough Marketing Plan for Your Small Business

9 a.m.-noon at 11333 Big Bend Road, St. Louis

Get a hands-on approach to understanding the foundational pieces of a marketing program and how to create a marketing plan that can help your small business move beyond the basics of marketing. Learn to develop objectives and strategies to assist you in meeting your goals.

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