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Missouri Business Events: Mar. 23-Mar. 29



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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Independence Chamber Small Business Continuing Series

8 a.m.-12 p.m. at Independence Chamber of Commerce Boardroom (210 W. Truman Road, Independence)

This seminar, presented by Tom Waters of Corporate CopyPrint, gives you clever tactics to make attendees head straight to your booth at business expos! From prize drawings and competitions to promo items and displays to having the right people at your booth, you will gain a wealth of knowledge from this seminar. Learn more

South KC Chamber Networking Lunch

11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. at Webster University (10450 Holmes Road #100, Kansas City)

Join the chamber for the March Networking Lunch featuring guest speaker Narbeli Galindo from the EDC of Kansas City, who will talk about Global Business Initiatives in Kansas City. Learn more

Clay County EDC 2015 State of the Cities Luncheon

12 p.m.-1 p.m. at Harrah’s North Kansas City Casino and Hotel Convention Center (1 Riverboat Drive, North Kansas City)

The State of the Cities luncheon will feature an update of major economic development projects by representatives from Clay County cities including Excelsior Springs, Gladstone, Kansas City, Kearney, Liberty, North Kansas City, Pleasant Valley and Smithville. Learn more

Kirkwood-Des Peres Chamber Marketing Monday Seminar

1 p.m.-2 p.m. at Kirkwood Public Library (140 E. Jefferson Ave., Kirkwood)

Jeff Ehrhardt from State Farm Insurance is the guest speaker. Come find out what he does that you can start using today. The seminar starts at noon. Bring your lunch and a friend. Learn more

YNPNkc All-Access Tour & Happy Hour

5 p.m.-7 p.m. at Wylie House & Teocali Mexican Restaurant (2525 Cherry St., Kansas City)

Join the Young Nonprofit Professionals Network of Kansas City (YNPNkc) for a tour of the Ronald McDonald House Charities Wylie House. Come and go as you please, and don’t forget your business cards for casual networking and our happy hour raffle. Learn more

KCDMA AMBIT Awards

6 p.m.-10 p.m. at Boulevard Brewing Company (2501 Southwest Blvd., Kansas City)

The Kansas City Direct Marketing Association’s AMBIT are awarded to work with excellent creative, strategy and, most importantly, results. Brands, agencies and nonprofits will join for a night to celebrate successful work. Learn more

Startup Next St. Louis

6 p.m.-8 p.m. at T-REX (911 Washington Ave., St. Louis)

Whether you want to get accepted into a top accelerator program or raise a seed round, this hands-on mentorship program and our network of accelerators and investors can help you get there. Learn more

How to Start a Business in Blue Springs

7 p.m.-8:15 p.m. at Mid-Continent Public Library, Blue Springs South Branch (2220 Missouri 7, Blue Springs)

In this Mid-Continent Public Library workshop, you will learn how the City of Blue Springs, working with other entities, has made starting a business in Blue Springs easier to understand. Discover the resources available, and interact with those who can help get you started in the right direction. Learn more

Wednesday

North Kansas City Business Council Coffee Connect

8:30 a.m. -10 a.m. at Armour Loft Event Space (406 Armour Road, North Kansas City)

Join us for a Livestream of the Kauffman Foundation’s 1 Million Cups Program and additional presentations from local Northland businesses. This networking event is for anyone interested in starting or supporting entrepreneurial ventures in the Kansas City area. Learn more

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. Learn more

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. Learn more

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. Learn more

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. Learn more

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. Learn more

ArtsKC 360° Tour

12 p.m.-1:15 p.m. at ArtsKC-Regional Arts Council (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. Learn more

Try It Before You Buy It by Central Exchange

11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. at Central Exchange Downtown (1020 Central St. #100, Kansas City)

Central Exchange is the go-to organization for personal and professional development in Kansas City. Bring a friend, peer or colleague. This is a great opportunity to meet members, staff, and other guests. Learn more

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. Learn more

WIPP Women Accessing Capital: Planning Your 2015 Business Travel

11 a.m.-12 p.m. Online Webinar

This WIPP webinar will cover essensials of how to plan a business travel: picking the right conferences and meetings, how far ahead to book flights, hotels, and what to bring to events. Learn more

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. Learn more

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. Learn more

KC Chamber’s Small Business Celebration Candidates’ Showcase

5 p.m.-7 p.m. at Union Station, Sprint Festival Plaza (30 W. Pershing Road, Kansas City)

Union Station will be filled with Small Business Award candidates display tables for big-time networking. This is the place where you can meet decision-makers from some of the region’s best and brightest small companies. Learn more

Athena League Inspiritus Networking Event

5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m. at Missouri Bank – Crossroads (125 Southwest Blvd., Kansas City)

Join us for our March Inspiritus as we toast to the innovative women in our Silicon Prairie! At this month’s happy hour, we’re featuring five tasting stations where attendees will gain liquid intelligence. Learn more

Friday

Northwest Chamber’s 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’. Learn more

Grow to CEO Panel and Reception- Leadership Principles

7:30 p.m.-9 p.m. at Polsinelli (900 W. 48th St. #900, Kansas City)

Join genKC for a panel discussion about leadership principles with four Kansas City CEOs. Attendees will have the opportunity to ask questions and talk face-to-face with seasoned business leaders, as well as connect with other young professionals in the area. Learn more

Saturday

ProductCamp St. Louis

9 a.m.-4 p.m.at CIC St. Louis (4240 Duncan Ave., St Louis)

ProductCamp is a free, non-profit, user-driven, collaborative and professional “unconference” for anyone who builds, designs, markets or manages a product or service. The event is held annually on the last Saturday in March. Learn more

Money Smart KC: Grow your Money

10 a.m.-3 p.m.at Hilton Garden Inn, Jack Reardon Convention Center (500 Minnesota Ave., Kansas City)

April is money smart month in Kansas City, and Money Smart KC is opening this year’s campaign with a free kickoff event that offers personal finance and entrepreneurial tips and activities for all ages. Learn more

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