Missouri Business Events: Feb. 17-23

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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Tuesday

Human Resources Roundtable

11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. at Olathe Chamber of Commerce (18001 West 106th St., Olathe, Kan.)

These lunches offer human resource practitioners of member organizations a forum to discuss best practices, trends and issues. Held the third Tuesday of each month.

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Lindenwood University Speaker Series: Deborah Horan

7-8:30 p.m. at Lindenwood University (209 South Kingshighway, St. Charles)

Deborah Horan, a journalist specializing in Middle Eastern issues, will give a talk on her observations on Israel and the Middle East.

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St. Louis Speaker Series Presented by Maryville University: Olympia Snowe

8-9:30 p.m. at Powell Symphony Hall (718 North Grand Blvd., St. Louis)

Named one of America’s 10 Best Senators by Time in 2006, Snowe became widely known for her ability to influence the outcome of close votes in the Senate. She was the youngest Republican woman elected to the U.S. Congress and is also the first woman to have served in both houses of a state legislature and both houses of the U.S. Congress.

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Wednesday

2014 Nonprofit Day at the Capitol

8 a.m.-3 p.m. at Missouri Capitol Building (201 West Capitol Ave., Jefferson City)

Join Nonprofit Missouri, the statewide organization for Missouri’s nonprofit organizations, in promoting nonprofits like yours.

Nonprofit Missouri’s 2014 Nonprofit Day at the Capitol is an unparalleled opportunity for nonprofit professionals to build valuable legislative connections and learn critical advocacy skills.  One-on-one meetings with legislators, networking with nonprofits from across the state, and a briefing on the current legislative climate make the 2014 Nonprofit Day at the Capitol an event your organization needs to attend.

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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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Cutting Edge Immigration Strategies: Ways to Secure and Retain International Talent for the Emerging Growth Company

5-7 p.m. at Polsinelli (900 West 48th Place, Suite 900, Kansas City)

Polsinelli cordially invites you to join us for a timely event-focused on immigration issues for emerging growth companies and featuring special guests Toby Rush and Riddhiman Das of EyeVerify. The program will followed by a short reception where you can meet and mingle among colleagues to discuss the expanding possibilities for your business.

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Ice House Entrepreneurship Program

5:30-8:30 p.m. at University of Missouri-Kansas City, Volker Campus (4747 Troost Ave., Room 114, Kansas City)

The Ice House Entrepreneurship Program is a revolutionary new learning program designed to inspire and engage participants in the fundamental aspects of an entrepreneurial mindset and the unlimited opportunities it can provide. The overall objective is to empower learners through entrepreneurial thinking and immerse them in entrepreneurial experiences that will enable them to develop entrepreneurial skills.

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Thursday

FastTrac: Listening To Your Business

9 a.m.-noon at Cole County Extension Center (2436 Tanner Bridge Road, Jefferson City)

Where do you want your business to be in 3 years? If you don’t know where you are going how can you make plans to get there? Do you currently spend more time working IN the business rather than ON the business? Here is your chance to think about the future – to think strategically.

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Missouri Networking

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

Bring 30-40 business cards and buy your own lunch. Speakers sign up from within the group.

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Home Based Business

1-4 p.m. at STLVentureWorks (315 Lemay Ferry Road, St. Louis)

This three-hour offering will provide you with an overview of the critical first steps associated with starting a business from your home. It is designed specifically for those who are thinking about a new business venture. Participants will assess their strengths and weaknesses in terms of home based business ownership, learn about the importance of planning, discuss legal and regulatory requirements and identify sources of funding.

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St. Louis ADDY Awards 2014

5-10 p.m. at Plush (3224 Locust St., St. Louis)

Join us for the 2014 American Advertising Awards (ADDYs) as we celebrate our industry and our work. Happy Hour starts at 5 p.m. and is presented by 90 Degrees West. The live Award Show follows at 7 p.m. with plenty of food and Anheuser Busch products.

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Athena League Vox

5:30-7:30 p.m. at Hemenway Building, KU Medical Center (3901 Rainbow Blvd., Kansas City, Kan.)

Sara Mary Hall, co-founder of Orion BioScience, and Maria Flynn, president and CEO of Orbis Bioscience, will share their insights into how female entrepreneurs can create, build and grow successful biotech companies. Hall, a serial biotech-entrepreneur and a transplant from Silicon Valley, will share how she successfully grew and exited multiple biotech firms. Now on her fourth venture, Hall will also discuss the benefit of starting her newest firm in Kansas City. Flynn, the president and CEO of Orbis Bioscience, will share early lessons learned as an entrepreneur, as well as how she applied her experiences from a large healthcare corporation to her own biotech firm. As a Herman Family Fellow for Women in Entrepreneurship, Flynn will also discuss the power of a woman’s network.

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Friday

Columbia #BOOM

9:30 a.m.-4 p.m. at Holiday Inn Expo Center (2200 Interstate 70 Drive Southwest, Columbia)

Be a part of the energy of #BOOM.  Hear from passionate and creative innovators, meet like-minded people, and join the excitement of the Missouri innovation scene.

#BOOM provides a unique platform to discuss innovation and the role of the innovative thought-leader in the knowledge-based economy.  This iconic event will be sure to generate your curiosity and spark your interest in innovation and entrepreneurship as more than a dozen keynote speakers share their stories of success.

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Registration Deadlines

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

Thursday

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