Business events: Impact COMO Luncheon, Design Thinking for Entrepreneurs

St. Louis


Rock & Brews Networking Happy Hour Social | Attendees can sip and shop while networking and mingling with bloggers, business owners and women in the community. (Free, 6-9 p.m., Rock & Brews St. Louis)


Young at Heart Professionals Networking Happy Hour | Young (at heart) professionals from the area will come together for this networking event. (5-7 p.m., Llywelyn’s Pub)


Rooftop Speaker Series | This event will feature a panel discussion on operations, strategic sourcing and technology. ($25, 4:30-7 p.m., Moulin Events)


How to Start and Manage Your Own Business | This workshop will help attendees assess their prospects, get initial direction and move forward with their business goals. ($65, 8:15 a.m. – 3 p.m., Fontbonne University)

Kansas City


Motivations and Aspirations of the Wealthy Donor | Tom Lawson with US Trust Philanthropic Solutions will present recent research on the philanthropic trends, strategies and behaviors among the high net worth population. ($50, 7:30-9:30 a.m., Kauffman Foundation Conference Center)


Design Thinking for Entrepreneurs | Attendees will explore service design and user experience alongside rising Kansas City entrepreneurs at this immersive workshop. ($50, 8:30-11:30 a.m., Sprint Accelerator)


Small Business Bootcamp | This seminar will include talks on business growth, business storytelling and using social media, as well as networking with local organizations that help small businesses. (Free, 9:30 a.m. – noon, Missouri Innovation Campus, Lee’s Summit)



The DiverCity BASH | This is an opportunity for local business professionals to meet in a social setting to discuss ideas and get to know other people. (5:30-7 p.m., Columbia Mall)


Women’s Network Leadership Development Roundtable | Attendees will learn from a panel of technical experts on can’t-miss apps and software that will improve their lives and businesses. (Free, 12-1 p.m., Walton Building)


Impact COMO Luncheon | Celebrate Columbia’s high performing volunteers, organizations, executive directors and more at Impact COMO’s inaugural luncheon . ($35, 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m., Stoney Creek Hotel & Conference Center)

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