Missouri Business Events: Dec. 2-8

Missouri Business Events provides a weekly look at conferences, training sessions, 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

Business Process Improvement

6-9:30 p.m. at Johnson County Community College (12345 College Blvd., Overland Park, Kan.)

Business Process Improvement (BPI) is a systematic approach for optimizing an organization’s underlying processes. In this course learn what BPI is and how to develop strategies for identifying potential improvements, gaining buy-in from process owners, and developing process change strategies. The course discusses a framework for improving process and defines process improvement concepts and techniques. Lastly, discuss how to effectively introduce process changes. This class is part of a Smart Package. Take all of the classes in the package at a 30 percent discount off the full price.

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Speiler’s Toastmasters

6:30 – 8:30 p.m. at Denny’s (10480 Metcalf Ave., Overland Park, Kan.)

We meet the first and third Monday of every month to improve public speaking skills and encourage one another to be successful.

Our group will increase your communication skills and increase the ability to effectively communicate with others.

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Tuesday

Starting a Business: Small Business Basics in a Day

8 a.m.-4 p.m. at Johnson County Community College (12345 College Blvd., Overland Park, Kan.)

This daylong seminar will cover the basics of starting a small business, including determining whether your idea is feasible, creating a business plan, choosing a legal entity, forming financial projections, marketing, developing a web presence and bookkeeping. Guest presenters will include an attorney, a commercial banker, a credit expert and an accountant. Entrepreneurs will share their story during a panel discussion with an opportunity for questions.

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Building Winning Partnerships

8 a.m.-noon at Johnson County Community College (12345 College Blvd., Overland Park, Kan.)

The ability to work across lines in an organization is critical. In managing projects, this requires the ability to build partnerships with the end result in mind. Understanding how to tear down the silos and work collaboratively with other work units is a key to effective and objective-oriented work as a team.

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Dreamweaver: Designing Websites

8 a.m.-4 p.m. at Johnson County Community College (12345 College Blvd., Overland Park, Kan.)

Discover how to design and build a website as you explore the features and functions in Dreamweaver. From novice to advanced, there is something for everyone in this class. You will move from basic web design to professional-looking websites ready for upload. This class is part of a Smart Package. Take all of the classes in the package at a 30 percent discount off the full price.

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YouTube and Video Marketing with Podcasting

8 a.m.-4 p.m. at Johnson County Community College (12345 College Blvd., Overland Park, Kan.)

Online video marketing is crucial in today’s marketplace. Learn about proven, practical guidelines for developing and implementing video marketing. Cover keyword strategies and video optimization, distribution and promotion strategies to other sites and blogs, YouTube advertising opportunities, and crucial metrics and analysis. This class is part of a Smart Package. Take all of the classes in the package at a 30 percent discount off the full price.

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CSCMP Joint Networking and Educational Event

5:30 – 8:30 p.m. at Schlafly Bottleworks (7260 Southwest Ave., St. Louis)

Join the Gateway Region’s leading Supply Chain professionals for an evening of fun, networking and education at the Schlafly Bottleworks in Maplewood.

In addition to meeting with the region’s leading supply chain professionals, you will have the chance to learn about a wide variety of important and timely subjects through our ‘Table Topics’ format. Move from table to table as leading industry experts share their insights on topics that will make you more enlightened and valuable to your organization. This is a Joint Event with APICS, Transportation Club of St. Louis, and ASQ.

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Wednesday

Dreamweaver: Designing Websites

8 a.m.-4 p.m. at Johnson County Community College (12345 College Blvd., Overland Park, Kan.)

Discover how to design and build a website as you explore the features and functions in Dreamweaver. From novice to advanced, there is something for everyone in this class. You will move from basic web design to professional-looking websites ready for upload. This class is part of a Smart Package. Take all of the classes in the package at a 30 percent discount off the full price.

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1 Million Cups Columbia

9-10 a.m. at REDI (500 East Walnut, 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 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.

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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.

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ACG St. Louis’ Annual Holiday Social

5:30-8:30 p.m. at The Moonrise Hotel (6177 Delmar in the Loop, St. Louis)

Enjoy spectacular views of St. Louis and the Delmar Loop from the top of the Moonrise … there’s even an outdoor patio! (Weather permitting.) Enjoy delicious appetizers, spirits and desserts. Free self-parking available behind the hotel.

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Business Process Improvement

6-9:30 p.m. at Johnson County Community College (12345 College Blvd., Overland Park, Kan.)

Business Process Improvement (BPI) is a systematic approach for optimizing an organization’s underlying processes. In this course learn what BPI is and how to develop strategies for identifying potential improvements, gaining buy-in from process owners, and developing process change strategies. The course discusses a framework for improving process and defines process improvement concepts and techniques. Lastly, discuss how to effectively introduce process changes. This class is part of a Smart Package. Take all of the classes in the package at a 30 percent discount off the full price.

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Thursday

Missouri Networking

Noon-1 p.m. at Old Spaghetti Factory (17384 Chesterfield Airport Road, Chesterfield)

Meets twice monthly at Old Spaghetti Factory. Bring 30-40 business cards and buy your own lunch.

Speakers sign up from within the group.

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Opportunity Analysis JCCC

2:30-3:30 p.m. at Johnson County Community College (12345 College Blvd., Overland Park, Kan.)

Upon successful completion of this course, the student should be able to assess the current economic, social and political climate for small businesses. In addition, the student should be able to explain how demographic, technological and social changes create opportunities for small business ventures. This course is required for the associate of applied science degree in business entrepreneurship.

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Legal Issues for Small Business

6-9:30 p.m. at Johnson County Community College (12345 College Blvd., Overland Park, Kan.)

Upon successful completion of this course, the student should be able to assess the current economic, social and political climate for small businesses. In addition, the student should be able to explain how demographic, technological and social changes create opportunities for small business ventures. This course is required for the associate of applied science degree in business entrepreneurship.

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Friday

FORE Business, Lunch and Learn

Noon-1 p.m. at The Highlands Golf and Tennis Center (5163 Clayton Ave., St. Louis)
 
Our events are held at The Highlands Golf and Tennis Center at Forest Park.  If you have any interest, please call me, Richard (314-458-3397).  We hope to see you soon.

Friday-Saturday

Missouri Livestock Symposium

At Kirksville Middle School (1515 S. Cottage Grove, Kirksville)

This Agriculture education event features a multitude of educational breakout sessions, a free beef dinner, an ag tradeshow of 85 exhibitors, and educator and livestock award presentations.

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Registration deadlines

Don’t forget about these upcoming events, for which registration is due this week:

Monday

PMI After Hours Networking Event Register


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