Missouri Business Events: June 9-15

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.


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Monday-Sunday

1Week KC

Kansas City

1Week KC is a week filled with entrepreneurial empowerment. A week’s worth of sharing ideas with hundreds of great thinkers. A time to come together, get inspired, celebrate and connect. We’re in this together. Let’s make Kansas City America’s most entrepreneurial city.

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Tuesday

Leadership & Strategy Speaker Series

7:30-9 a.m. at St. Charles Community College (4601 Mid Rivers Mall Drive, Cottleville)

We all hear that social media is essential to our business. What they don’t tell you is a strong community of brand advocates is what helps you to grow.

In this first session of our five-part speaker series, you will learn the three essential aspects of building community influence and how to capitalize on it for your business.

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Connect at Lunch

11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. at St. Louis Regional Chamber (1 Metropolitan Square, Suite 1300, St. Louis)

Father-Son Conversation on Entrepreneurship: Bob & Gabe Lozano

One of the St. Louis Regional Chamber’s most successful Business Services programs, Connect at events are offered throughout the year and feature leading business, entrepreneurial and regional leaders talking about issues an ideas that are important to entrepreneurs and those with the entrepreneurial spirit. They discuss the risks they’ve taken, their strategies for success, and the lessons they’ve learned.

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2014 Nonprofit Missouri Webinar Series: Social Impact Measurement: Strategies for Entrepreneurs and Nonprofits

1-2:30 p.m. (Online webinar)

Welcome to NonProfit Missouri’s 2014 Webinar Series. This session features an overview of social impact measurement and why the current economy makes evaluation and monitoring of social outcomes more important than ever. Facilitated by the Mission Center’s newly appointed Practitioner in Residence, Leslie Scheuler, the presentation will address both the ‘what’ and the ‘why’ of measuring impact, and also the ‘how’ by sharing proven impact measurement strategies.

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The Power of E-Mail Marketing

5-6 p.m. at SCORE Kirkwood Office, PNC Bank Building (333 South Kirkwood Road, Kirkwood)

Learn to use the power of e-mail marketing for your business. In this workshop you will learn:

  • What E-Mail Marketing ‘Is’ and ‘Is Not’
  • Why Use E-Mail Marketing
  • The ‘Dos’ and ‘Don’ts’ of E-Mail Marketing
  • How to Create Successful E-Mail Campaigns
  • What Your Customers Really Want
  • How Your E-Mail Can Help you ‘Go and Grow’ Social Media
  • Tips on Crafting E-Mail Content

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Ice House Entrepreneurship Program

5:30-8:30 p.m. at SBTDC-UMKC (4747 Troost Avenue, Kansas City)

Have a business idea but don’t know where to start? Do you want to learn how to be an entrepreneur? The Ice House Entrepreneurship Program combines classroom and online coursework to teach 8 essentials of an entrepreneurial mindset using the business canvass process to inspire and engage participants.

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StartLouis

6:30-9 p.m. at TREx (611 Olive Street, #1220, St. Louis)

StartLouis is a grassroots community of bootstrappers, solopreneurs, and startup enthusiasts in St. Louis, Missouri. Our mission is to bring St. Louis entrepreneurs together for learning and collaboration.

Our monthly meetup event features a presentation and Q&A session with an accomplished St. Louis CEO, plus a short talk from one of our own members. All are welcome, free of charge!

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Wednesday

Green Business Challenge June Meeting

7:30-9:30 a.m. at St. Louis Science Center Omnimax (5050 Oakland Avenue, St. Louis)

Presentation on new LED lights at Science Center and tour of new green roof addition.

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Morning Networking Coffee

7:30-9 a.m. at Cullinan Properties (1520 South Fifth Street, St. Charles)

Full steam ahead with Morning Networking Coffee! No beans about it! Start your day power-charged with Caffeine & Contacts! Network with your peers, swap business cards, and put an expert in your back pocket from numerous industries!

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GSA Schedule Proposal Preparation Workshop

8 a.m.-5 p.m. at St. Louis Community College – Florissant Valley (3400 Pershall Road, Ferguson)

More than $40 billion is spent through federal GSA Schedule contracts annually. 80% of Schedule contractors are small businesses who are successful at 36% of those sales. If you are thinking about going after a GSA Schedule contract for your business, this is the workshop for you!

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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 Springfield

9-10 a.m. at The eFactory (405 North 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.

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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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Northland 1 Million Cups Live Stream

9-10 a.m. at Armour Loft (406 Armour Road, North Kansas City)

There is a convenient location for Northlanders to watch a live-stream video link from the Kauffman Foundation event which also provides networking opportunities with others in the Northland.

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LinkedIn

10 a.m.-noon at Joplin Area Chamber of Commerce (320 East 4th Street, Joplin)

In this seminar, we’ll learn how to utilize LinkedIn the right way to build your online expertise, your company profile and your brand. We’ll cover how LinkedIn is different from the other social media channels like Facebook and Twitter and how you make this professional resource work for you and your company.

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Sources of Finance: For Business Start-Up or Expansion

6-7 p.m. at Clinton Building Community Center (501 Campanella Drive, Sikeston)

Attendees will learn about smart financial decisions to help their business grow or get started.

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Thursday

Rise & Shine Networking Group

7-8:30 a.m. at Greater St. Charles County Chamber of Commerce (2201 First Capitol Drive, St. Charles)

Only one person from a profession/business will be represented in this group. Visitors (including non-Chamber members) are welcome to come TWICE to observe the individual groups in action as a selling tool to potential members. Each participant is encouraged to bring leads to every meeting. Each participant agrees at the time of formation that attendance is critical and if they realize they cannot live up to their obligation, they should voluntarily withdraw for the good of the group.

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Set the PACE St. Louis Seminar

7:30-9:30 a.m. at St. Louis Regional Chamber (1 Metropolitan Square, Suite 1300, St. Louis)

Learn about a unique, off-balance sheet, financing opportunity for energy efficiency, water efficiency and renewable energy upgrades to your building. PACE is a method to increase the value and improve the operating efficiency of your facilities with no up-front costs and to leverage tax assessments for building improvements. This is an initiative administered by Energy Equity Funding on behalf of the City of St. Louis and the St. Louis Clean Energy Development Board and financed by PNC Bank.

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Small Business Committee Meeting

7:45-9 a.m. at Columbia Chamber of Commerce (300 South Providence Road, Columbia)

Co-chaired by Kari Laudano of Logistique Studio LLC and Sherry Major of Columbia EDP, the purpose of the Small Business Committee is to promote the growth, profitability and recognition of small businesses through Chamber educational programs, networking, special events and promotional activities.

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GSA Schedule Proposal Preparation Workshop

8 a.m.-5 p.m. at St. Louis Community College – Florissant Valley (3400 Pershall Road, Ferguson)

More than $40 billion is spent through federal GSA Schedule contracts annually. 80% of Schedule contractors are small businesses who are successful at 36% of those sales. If you are thinking about going after a GSA Schedule contract for your business, this is the workshop for you!

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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.

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SBA Free Credit Building Workshop (Session 1)

9:30-11:30 a.m. at St. Louis County Library, Daniel Boone Branch (300 Clarkson Road, Ellisville)

SBA Lead Lender Relations Specialist, Tom Daiber, will present information on how to obtain financing for your small business at two free credit building workshops.

Each session will provide information for entrepreneurs interested in starting or growing their business on how to obtain financing and on the importance of your credit scores in accessing capital.

Choose from two sessions.

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SBA Free Credit Building Workshop (Session 2)

2-4 p.m. at St. Louis County Library, Rock Road Branch (10267 St. Charles Rock Road, St. Ann)

SBA Lead Lender Relations Specialist, Tom Daiber, will present information on how to obtain financing for your small business at two free credit building workshops.

Each session will provide information for entrepreneurs interested in starting or growing their business on how to obtain financing and on the importance of your credit scores in accessing capital.

Choose from two sessions.

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Sprint Accelerator Demo Day

4:30 p.m. at Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts (1601 Broadway Blvd., Kansas City)

Sprint is committed to bringing the freedom of mobility to consumers, businesses and government users. Now, we want to bring that same freedom to the mobile health space – to spark a new revolution of inspired mobile health innovation.

The Sprint Accelerator, powered by Techstars, is a three-month, immersive, mentor-driven startup accelerator for ten companies that will be based in Kansas City. The focus is to help startups build the future of mobile health that changes the world one patient consumer at a time. Whether enterprise, big data, or mobile, the future of mobile health begins with you and your team. Change lives forever and find success.

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2014 Business After Hours – June

5-7 p.m. at Executive Conference Center (910 West Battlefield, Springfield)

Join the fun of casual conversation with fellow Chamber members. Great food and door prizes await while you connect with other business leaders and make new contacts.

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Friday

The Kansas City Startup Weekend – Women’s Edition

All day at Center for Advanced Professional Studies (7501 West 149th Terrace, Kansas City)

This Kansas City Startup Weekend aims to increase participation among women in entrepreneurship in an effort to build more diverse, thriving communities. Why? Promoting gender diversity in tech and entrepreneurship is essential. Studies have shown that diverse teams create better products and run more successful companies. The Kansas City Startup Weekend – Women’s Edition is an inclusive event and is by no means female only – ALL are welcome!

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Morning Schmooze

8:45-10 a.m. at Cable-Dahmer Automotive Group (1834 South Noland Road, Independence)

The Chamber’s Morning Schmooze is regularly scheduled for the second Friday of the month, from 8:45 to 10 a.m.

Please contact Nancy Phelps at (816) 374-5410 or phelps@kcchamber.com if you plan to attend or for more information.

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Saturday

The Kansas City Startup Weekend – Women’s Edition

All day at Center for Advanced Professional Studies (7501 West 149th Terrace, Kansas City)

This Kansas City Startup Weekend aims to increase participation among women in entrepreneurship in an effort to build more diverse, thriving communities. Why? Promoting gender diversity in tech and entrepreneurship is essential. Studies have shown that diverse teams create better products and run more successful companies. The Kansas City Startup Weekend – Women’s Edition is an inclusive event and is by no means female only – ALL are welcome!

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Bootstrap Training Program (Day 1)

8 a.m.-3 p.m. at Helix Center (1100 Corporate Square, Creve Coeur)

Two day intense training on creation of a small business plan from assessment to business plan completion. (2 Saturdays)

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Sunday

The Kansas City Startup Weekend – Women’s Edition

All day at Center for Advanced Professional Studies (7501 West 149th Terrace, Kansas City)

This Kansas City Startup Weekend aims to increase participation among women in entrepreneurship in an effort to build more diverse, thriving communities. Why? Promoting gender diversity in tech and entrepreneurship is essential. Studies have shown that diverse teams create better products and run more successful companies. The Kansas City Startup Weekend – Women’s Edition is an inclusive event and is by no means female only – ALL are welcome!

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