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Missouri Business Events: Oct. 12-Oct. 18



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.


Monday

How to Turn Social Media Followers into Real Life Customers

5-8 p.m. at e3 Wealth (10825 Watson Road, Suite 100, Sunset Hills)

Join us to learn how to create more prospects with social media and convert those prospects, fans and followers into buyers. This workshop will focus on the channel that must be created between social media and the realization of a new client. Learn more

Tuesday

Independence Chamber Lifestyle Expo

9 a.m.-1 p.m. at Independence Center (18801 E. 39th St. S., Independence)

The Lifestyle Expo is designed for businesses who want to get their products in front of potential consumers and grow their customer base. Learn more

Mastermind Series: Jump Start Your 2016 Planning: Business Strategy Roundtable

11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. at Brio Tuscan Grille (502 Nichols Road, Kansas City)

Join us for our Mastermind Series on developing a one-page business plan as you prepare for 2016. Collaborate with other business owners as you set goals, develop a long-term vision and set the stage for a successful 2016. Learn more

KC Chamber Business After Hours at J. Rieger & Co.

5-7 p.m. at J. Rieger & Co. (2700 Guinotte Ave., Kansas City)

Does your work week need some spicing up? Join us at the J. Rieger & Co. distillery for our next Business After Hours. Get into the spirit of networking along with co-founders Andy Rieger and Ryan Maybee and head distiller Nathan Perry. It’ll be a great chance to network with business leaders, make new connections and even take one of their distillery tours. Learn more

Tuesday-Thursday

Missouri Governor’s Conference on Tourism

Three-day event at Lake of the Ozarks

Join the tourism armada and head to port Lake of the Ozarks for two days of jam-packed educational sessions and waves of fun networking opportunities at the 2015 Missouri Governor’s Conference on Tourism. Learn more

Wednesday

North Kansas City Business Council Coffee Connect

8:30-10 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

9-10 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

9-10 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

9-10 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

9-10 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

9-10 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

Sprint Accelerator Coworking Wednesdays

9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. at Sprint Accelerator (210 W. 19th Terrace, Kansas City)

You’re probably already out (attending 1 Million Cups) — why go back to your usual office? Or maybe you haven’t found a good way to dip into the KC startup scene and need to shake things up. Spend the day with your extended network and meet some awesome new people working from the Sprint Accelerator. Keep the conversations going, learn something new and get your work done in the process. Learn more

KC Chamber Business Class – Marketing to Millennials

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’s class is presented by Jeff Fromm of FutureCast. Learn more

SBTDC Columbia Exploring Entrepreneurship

5:30-7 p.m. at Columbia SBTDC Training Room (500 E. Walnut, Suite 103, Columbia)

This offering will provide you with an overview of the critical first steps associated with starting a business. It is designed specifically for those who are thinking about a new business venture. Participants will learn about the importance of planning, discuss basic legal and regulatory requirements such as legal structures, licensing and tax form requirements. Learn more

LaunchCode Coder Girl 2.0

6-7 p.m. at 4240 Duncan Ave., St. Louis

CoderGirl is a free, all-women’s coding group open to women of any age, background or skill level. Join us. Bring your laptop and learn to code. Learn more

SMCKC October Happy Hour

5:30-8 p.m. at Kansas City Bier Company (310 W. 79th St., Kansas City)

Enjoy good beer and good company at Social Media Club of Kansas City’s October Happy Hour at the KC Bier Company. If the KC Royals make it to Game 5 of the ALDS, we’ll have the game on TV for all to enjoy. Learn more

Thursday

2015 Missouri Tech Expo

All-day event at Christopher S. Bond Life Sciences Center (1201 Rollins St., Columbia)

Join us in advancing discoveries, inventions and innovations at the University of Missouri in Columbia. Learn more

2015 Nonprofit Communication Conference

7:30-9:15 a.m. at Drury University (900 N. Benton Ave., Springfield)

The 2015 Nonprofit Communication Conference at Drury University brings together industry leaders for a one-day signature event. You’ll hear from experts on meaningful topics and issues facing all sizes and types of nonprofit organizations. Learn more

Tipclub St. Louis Business Networking Event

8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. at Capitol Group Kitchen & Bath (1410 Strassner Ave., Brentwood)

Join Tipclub for its business networking event that will help you make new connections, grow your business and learn of new ideas and technologies on how to effectively network in the St. Louis area. Tipclub events generate hundreds of business opportunities, and there is no cost to attend. Learn more

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

The Venture Café

3-8 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 Networking Happy Hour

4:30-6:30 p.m. at 12314 Natural Bridge Road, Bridgeton

This event is for members and non-members. 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

Business After Hours

5-7 p.m. at Branson Convention Center (200 Sycamore St., Branson)

Join your fellow chamber members for a laid back evening of networking. Enjoy food, drink and prizes at a chamber member property. Learn more

Kirkwood-Des Peres Chamber Young Professionals

6:30-8:30 p.m. at Vin De Set (2017 Chouteau Ave., St. Louis)

Be part of the energy and new business generated by the Young Professionals of the Kirkwood-Des Peres Area Chamber of Commerce. Helping the St. Louis Region grow through development, advocacy, resources and education. Learn more

Thursday-Friday

Midwest Bioinformatics Conference

Two-day event at UMKC Student Union, Volker Campus, Kansas City

The Kansas City region has a robust mix of bioinformatics expertise, capabilities and capacity within research organizations and the private sector. While these assets compare well to established bioinformatics hubs in the country, the region is challenged by the geographic distribution of expertise and infrastructure. Learn more

Friday

Executive Leadership Series

7:30 – 9 a.m. at DoubleTree by Hilton Kansas City-Overland Park (10100 College Blvd., Overland Park, Kan.)

David Westbrook, Senior Vice President, Strategy and Innovation, Children’s Mercy Hospitals and Clinics, will be sharing his executive insight on leadership at this breakfast program. Learn more

Coffee With Entrepreneurs

8:30-9:30 a.m. at Southeast Missouri State University (920 Broadway St., Cape Girardeau)

Connect with other students over coffee and breakfast while networking with successful entrepreneurs as they share their experiences of launching innovative ventures. Coffee with Entrepreneurs is provided at no charge and is open to all students, alums and the community. Learn more

Believers N Business

Noon-1 p.m. at Avanzare (1908 S. Glenstone, Springfield)

Ikthoos is Christian Professional Networking. Believers N Business is a local chapter. Each chapter helps Christian Professionals sharpen their business skills and their faith. Learn more

Saturday

2015 Show-Me Leadership Conference: Silver Dollar City

All-day event at Silver Dollar City (399 Silver Dollar City Parkway, Branson)

The 2015 Show-Me Leadership Conference at Silver Dollar City will bring together some of the best and brightest members for a day of tours, rides, keynotes and more. Learn more

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