Missouri Business Events: Dec.1-7

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

Startup Rewind

7:15 a.m.-8:30 a.m. at Deer Creek Country Club (7000 W. 133rd St., Leawood, Kan.)

The Startup Rewind is a new outlet for entrepreneurs and startup companies. The goal is to get the word out about new companies and ideas, while gaining feedback from the community of business leaders and other entrepreneurs. This format will help foster business networking and encourage those entrepreneurs who are creating tomorrows big ideas.

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Tuesday

KC Small Business Networking

7:15 a.m.-9 a.m. at The Board Room at Union Station (30 W. Pershing Road, Kansas City)

Increase your business opportunities at this monthly small business networking event, hosted by the KC Chamber, with more than 150 other KC professionals — from small to large businesses, government reps, and business resource providers.

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South KC Chamber’s Morning Mingle

8 a.m.-9 a.m. at Garza’s Goodies Chocolates & Confections (322 W. 85th St., Kansas City)

Join us for an hour of great food and networking as Garza’s Goodies Chocolates & Confections hosts SKC Chamber members for the December Morning Mingle. You’ll have an opportunity to try some of the great baked goods that Garza’s has to offer and make lots of great connections.

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Network After Work at 2000 Grand

6 p.m.-9 p.m. at 2000 Grand (2000 Grand Blvd., Kansas City)

Network After Work is comprised of 600,000 like-minded professionals from around the country. Events are for professionals of all industries and career levels interested in expanding their professional network and creating new business opportunities.

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Wednesday

Columbia Mayor’s Appreciation Breakfast

7 a.m.-9 a.m. at Reynolds Alumni Center, University of Missouri Columbia

Peggy Kirkpatrick, retiring Executive Director of The Food Bank for Central and Northeast Missouri, will be the featured speaker of the 2014 Mayor’s Appreciation Breakfast. Each year, the Columbia Chamber of Commerce takes time to recognize and thank the Mayor and City Council for all of their hard work and dedication in serving the community.

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How to Write a Business Plan

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

Participants will learn the key elements that are required for a successful business plan. Topics include: define the business concept, learn the necessary components of the formal plan, understand how to research the feasibility and assess the industry, market and competition.

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1 Million Cups Cape Girardeau

9 a.m.-10 a.m. at Codefi (339 Broadway St. #124, Cape Girardeau)

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 Columbia

9 a.m.-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 a.m.-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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Manufacturing Appreciation Lunch

Noon-1 p.m. at University Plaza Hotel & Convention Center (333 S. John Q. Hammons Parkway, Springfield)

Join the Chamber as we celebrate the value of the manufacturing sector on our regional economy. Peek into “a day in the life” of local manufacturers as they discuss their business outlook and the challenges they face growing in the Springfield region.

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Internet and Digital Marketing

1:30 p.m.-5 p.m. Offices Training Room (500 E. Walnut Street #103, Columbia)

There is more to digital marketing than social media and a website. Learn how finding the right tools, strategy, and measurements can grow your business. We’ll cover the basics of Search Engine Optimization and strategies for some current platforms: Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Google +, YouTube, and other more current networks.

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Thursday

Good Morning, Springfield!

7:30 a.m.-8:30 a.m. at White River Conference Center (600 W. Sunshine, Springfield)

This edition of our monthly networking breakfast features a legislative update and the always popular holiday gift ideas from Bass Pro. You will also receive an update from the City of Springfield, Greene County, Springfield Public Schools and the Chamber.

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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, 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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ArtsKC 360 Tour

Noon-1 p.m. at ArtsKC Office (106 Southwest Blvd., Kansas City)

Are you looking for ways to get involved in the arts in Kansas City? Are you interested in visiting the Crossroads Arts & Design District and networking with artists, business leaders, and art patrons? Join us for a complimentary lunch tour and be inspired by the stories of how ArtsKC is connecting, supporting and transforming the community.

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What the New Healthcare Law Means for Your Small Business

1 p.m.-2 p.m. online

This webinar will focus on what the new healthcare law, the Affordable Care Act, means for small businesses. It will focus on both federal and state provisions to help local small business owners understand how the law will affect them.

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Let’s Talk Series: IT, Security, Fraud Prevention

4 p.m.-6 p.m. at Missouri Bank – Crossroads Branch (125 Southwest Blvd., Kansas City)

Silicon Prairie News and Missouri Bank are partnering to put on quarterly conversations in Kansas City over drinks, facilitated by entrepreneurs like yourselves, where your questions will be answered by experts in the fields to be discussed that night. It’s our joint mission to bridge the knowledge gap for you, the entrepreneurs, and help put you in position to build great companies.

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Friday

MARC’s Sustainable Success Stories

8:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m. at the Kauffman Foundation Conference Center (4801 Rockhill Road, Kansas City)

Sustainable Success Stories is part of an ongoing dialogue focused on building a better understanding of sustainable practices that have the potential to transform our community. Join MARC to learn from and recognize local sustainability projects whose long-term goal is to improve the quality of life for citizens in the region.

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Starting & Managing a Small Business in Missouri

8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. at the Dockery Building (University of Central Missouri, Warrensburg)

Eight-hour course that targets people who are serious about starting a business or are already in business. It acquaints participants with the basics of starting and managing a business by covering topics on planning, information management, financing, marketing and resources for assistance.

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KC Chamber Face2Face

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

Make business connections in 90 minutes at this speed networking event for business to business/consumer relationship building. Come prepared with at least 50 business cards, your one-minute elevator speech (we do time you), and any other company flyers or brochures to set out on provided tables.

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