Missouri Business Events: Nov. 17-23

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-Saturday

Global Entrepreneurship Week Kansas City

Starts Monday

Global Entrepreneurship Week is the world’s largest celebration of the innovators and job creators who launch startups that bring ideas to life, drive economic growth and expand human welfare. These activities, from large-scale competitions and events to intimate networking gatherings, connect participants to potential collaborators, mentors and even investors — introducing them to new possibilities and exciting opportunities.

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Monday

Operation JumpStart

9 a.m.-4 p.m. at Southeast Missouri State University (920 Broadway St., Cape Girardeau)

Operation JumpStart is a nationally-recognized, highly-successful training model, designed for individuals who are considering starting or expanding a small business. Participants will learn such skills as product pricing, legal structure, competition, marketing and cash flow management.

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Greater Kansas City Hispanic Collaborative Annual Awards Luncheon

11.30 a.m.-1 p.m. at UMKC Student Union (University of Missouri-Kansas City, Volker Campus, 5100 Cherry St., Kansas City)

Join the Greater Kansas City Hispanic Collaborative as we celebrate a decade of excellence in program delivery by honoring those who have supported our educational and professional development pipeline for Latino youth and young professionals.

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Tuesday

Nowcast 2014: Exploring Today’s Business Climate

7:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m. at Overland Park Convention Center (6000 College Blvd., Leawood, Kan.)

At the Chamber’s Nowcast 2014 forum and conference, you’ll have a chance to hear a real-time report on our economic, political and entrepreneurial landscape from local and national speakers. You’ll also have the opportunity to network with other business leaders and discuss the important factors that impact business success and the health of our economy.

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KC Chamber Know Your Chamber – Member Orientation

8 a.m.-10 a.m. at KC Chamber Board Room, Union Station (30 W. Pershing Road, Kansas City)

New to the KC Chamber? New employee of a member company? Or just need a refresher on the perks of being a member? Know Your Chamber is a free, 90-minute member orientation. You’ll hear about KC Chamber resources, events and opportunities in a professional networking environment, while also getting to introduce yourself and your company to other members.

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Social Media: Secrets & Strategies

8:30 a.m.-9:30 a.m. at Robert W. Plaster Center for Free Enterprise and Business Development (405 N. Jefferson Ave., Springfield)

Incorporate social media strategies as an integral part of your overall marketing efforts. Understand the positives and negatives of the most popular social sites, the importance of monitoring your site and the best monitoring tools. Plus, you’ll learn the secrets of writing for social media to attract new customers.

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Seven Lessons for Entrepreneurs with Henry & Tom Bloch

6 p.m.-8 p.m. at Kansas City Public Library – Central Branch (14 W. 10th St., Kansas City)

A conversation with Henry W. Bloch, one of Kansas City’s greatest entrepreneurs who co-founded H&R Block Inc. Bloch will share his thorniest challenges, most gut-wrenching defeats and greatest triumphs, accompanied by his son, Tom Bloch.

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St. Louis Speaker Series Presented by Maryville University: Mark Halperin & John Heilemann

6 p.m.-8 p.m. at Kansas City Public Library – Central Branch (14 W. 10th St., Kansas City)

Halperin is a senior political analyst for Time magazine, and Heilemann covers U.S. politics for New York magazine; both are political analysts for MSNBC. In 2008 they teamed up to co-author the book Game Change, providing a witty behind-closed-doors view of the 2008 Presidential Campaign. They recently released Double Down: Game Change 2012.

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Wednesday

Business Frontline of St. Louis Networking Group

8 a.m.-9 a.m. at Chris’s Pancake House (5980 Southwest Ave., St. Louis)

Are you looking to grow your business? Well, you have come to the right place. We are a business networking group that meets on Wednesdays.

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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.

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1 Million Cups Kansas City

9 a.m.-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 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.

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1 Million Cups St. Louis

9 a.m.-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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Success Strategies for Women Entrepreneurs

12:30 p.m.- 2:30 p.m. at Kauffman Labs (4801 Rockhill Road, Kansas City)

Female entrepreneurship takes center-stage on Women’s Entrepreneurship Day, a part of Global Entrepreneurship Week. The day is an opportunity to celebrate, engage and empower female entrepreneurs as part of the larger global entrepreneurship celebration.

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StartUp Connection 2014

4 p.m.- 7:30 p.m. at Saint Louis University (20 N. Grand Blvd., St. Louis)

StartUp Connection ’14 is the premier venue for meeting the top new startups on the St. Louis scene. You can meet the entrepreneurs at their display tables in the Venture Showcase, explore the Resource Fair to find the support you need for your own startup and listen to the entrepreneurs’ elevator pitches on the Pitch Stage – all during some of the best networking you will do this year.

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North Kansas City Business Council’s Business After Hours

4:30 p.m.- 6:30 p.m. at First Missouri Bank (1925 Burlington St., Kansas City)

Stop by our host business for networking, refreshments and a few laughs before heading home.

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Thursday

Operation JumpStart

9 a.m.-4 p.m. at SBTDC at Southeast Missouri State University (920 Broadway St., Cape Girardeau)

Operation JumpStart, 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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The Venture Café

3 p.m.-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.

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KC Reverse Pitch

3 p.m.-5 p.m. at Union Station (30 W. Pershing Road, Kansas City)

Reverse Pitch is back! Join local innovators during Global Entrepreneurship Week in KC as we turn the tables on corporations. Learn about corporate innovation efforts as they pitch real business ideas, and after Reverse Pitch, join KCnext for its Fall Networking Event, featuring entrepreneurial showcases, food, drinks and networking.

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Missouri Chamber of Commerce and Industry Annual Meeting and Awards Banquet

6 p.m.-9:30 p.m. at Chase Park Plaza Hotel (232 N. Kingshighway Blvd., St. Louis)

One of the greatest honors of the Missouri Chamber of Commerce and Industry is telling the stories of success of our members. That’s why, each year in November, we take time at our Annual Meeting and Awards Banquet to recognize outstanding Missouri businesses. We hope you will join us for this premier celebration of business.

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South KC Chamber’s November Networking Lunch

11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. at St. Thomas More (11822 Holmes Road, Kansas City)

Join us for our November Networking Lunch featuring guest speaker Kansas City Police Chief Darryl Forte. Be sure to bring lots of business cards!

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Friday

Association for Corporate Growth (ACG) St. Louis Breakfast

7 a.m.-9 a.m. at Washington University Knight Center (1 Brookings Drive, St. Louis)

Join ACG for monthly breakfast meeting featuring former Vice Chairman & President of Emerson, Jim Berges.

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Clayton Chamber’s Pillars in the Community

11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. at Ritz-Carlton (100 Carondelet Plaza, Clayton)

Join the Clayton Chamber of Commerce as we honor our 2014 Pillar in the Community! This event is presented by Centene Corporation Honoring Cortex.

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Saturday

Innovative Funding Opportunity: Crowdfunding

9 a.m.-12 p.m. at Plaster Hall, Cornell Auditorium, Room 201 Missouri State Southern University (3950 Newman Road, Joplin)

This program will explain the new and innovative small business financing concept called crowdfunding.  Jason Graf and his business partners are committed to supporting small business and cultivating entrepreneurship – a shared value most recently highlighted by the launch of their new crowdfunding platform called Crowdit.

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