Missouri Business Events: Dec. 8-14

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

Start Something – Your Legal Options

9:30 a.m.-11 a.m. at St Louis Public Library – Central Branch (1301 Olive St., St. Louis)

What do you need to establish yourself legally as a business in St. Louis? Join us with Laurie Hauber from Legal Services of Eastern Missouri and Dana Malkus of St. Louis University Community & Economic Development Clinic as they walk you through the basics of starting your business.

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Tuesday

St. Joe Rising

7:30 a.m.-8:30 a.m. at Missouri Western State University (4525 Downs Drive, St. Joseph)

St. Joe Rising is a quarterly event that features issues, questions and responses involving social, economic, legislative, governmental and corporate activities. Featuring: David R. Russell and Lowell Kruse.

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Tech-Connect Tuesday: Give Your Business a Gift

8 a.m.-9 a.m. at Independence Chamber of Commerce Boardroom (210 W. Truman Road, Independence)

Many Tech-Connect attendees have been to a number of these seminars. Be sure to join us again for the last Tech-Connect of the year. We will gather all the quick and effective tips we’ve given you throughout the year plus a few extras.

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Annual Keystone Recognition Awards Luncheon

11 a.m.-1 p.m. at Harrah’s North Kansas City Hotel (1 Riverboat Drive, North Kansas City)

Each year, the Keystone Awards recognize businesses that have made significant contributions to Clay County’s economy. The honors recognize not only companies new to the area, but existing firms that have increased their commitment to Clay County through job creation, capital improvements, expansions, new equipment and technology.

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Public policy up close speaker series with Bob Bixby

11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. at InterContinental Kansas City at the Plaza (401 Ward Parkway, Kansas City)

The KC Chamber and Polsinelli will present an important dialogue on federal fiscal reform. Our guest will be Bob Bixby, executive director of the Concord Coalition, who will speak on the precarious state of the federal budget, large impending budget crises and the need for broad fiscal reform.

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Network After Work at Over Under

4 p.m.-6 p.m. at Over Under (911 Washington Ave., St. Louis)

Network After Work is comprised of nearly 1 million like-minded professionals from around the country. Network with attendees from all industries and career levels interested in expanding their professional network and creating new business opportunities.

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StartLouis

6:30 p.m.-9 p.m. at TREx (911 Washington Ave., St. Louis)

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

Women’s Network – Coffee and Coaching

7:30 a.m.-8:45 a.m. at Kaldi’s Coffee (29 S. 9th St., Columbia)

Want to learn from established Women’s Network members and leaders? Looking to meet new people in the community and learn from their experience? Join Women’s Network for an informal morning of Coffee and Coaching, community leaders will be available to answer questions, provide feedback and just chat with you.

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Wednesday Accelerations

7:30 a.m.-9 a.m. at Google Fiber Event Space (1814 Westport Road, Kansas City)

Join John Kreicbergs as he breaks down the design, execution, launch and analytics behind the award-winning Boulevardia festival app and the critically acclaimed kids interactive comic app Kung Fu Robot. Learn about information that you can use for your next client project or as a foundation for your multi-million dollar startup dream.

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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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2014 Advance St. Louis Series:Immigration and Entrepreneurship

3 p.m.-6 p.m. at CIC@CET (4041 Forest Park Ave., St. Louis)

Newcomers to the U.S. and foreign investment bring energy, talent, economic benefit and new ideas to the U.S. and the St. Louis metropolitan area. Join our panel as we discuss how, working within the current immigration system, we can keep that talent and vitality in St. Louis.

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Thursday

Diplomats Club Breakfast

7:15 a.m.-8:30 a.m. at Mosaic Life Care (5325 Faraon St., St. Joseph)

Members of the Diplomat’s serve as the Chamber’s public relations team. They can provide you with a number of opportunities to promote your business and serve as a vital link between the Chamber and the St. Joseph community. Join us for our monthly meeting!

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BIG Breakfast

7:30 a.m.-9 a.m. at Kauffman Foundation Conference Center (4801 Rockhill Road, Kansas City)

Nourish your body and your business at the BIG Breakfast, a quarterly event spotlighting the entrepreneurs featured on the cover of Thinking Bigger Business Magazine. They’ll share stories from their own companies — and advice that you can put to work in your business.

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Business Leads Exchange

8 a.m.-9 a.m. at Independence Chamber of Commerce Boardroom (210 W. Truman Road, Independence)

Walk and talk through issues, accomplishments, endeavors and operations with fellow Chamber members to help improve your business and create valuable relationships you can’t find anywhere else.

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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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The Venture Café

3 p.m.-8 p.m. at 4240 Duncan Ave. #200, 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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Northwest Chamber Networking Happy Hour

4:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m. at Lehmann’s Landing (12314 Natural Bridge Road, Bridgeton)

This event is for members and non-members. This is a great way for you and your company to build your network inside and outside of the Northwest Chamber. Members are encouraged to bring a friend.

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West County Chamber’s Business After Hours Networking

5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m. at Friendship Village Chesterfield (15201 Olive Blvd., Chesterfield)

Wind down after a long day by joining us for refreshments and great networking in the beautifully, holiday decorated Friendship Village! There will be beer, wine, soda, water and yummy appetizers prepared by the executive chefs at Friendship Village. Come join us for this festive after hours!

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Thursday-Friday

Heartland Technology Conference

Crowne Plaza (12601 W. 95th St., Lenexa, Kan.)

The two-day conference will provide participants with the tools and skills they need to keep up with the ever-increasing pace of changes in computer technology.

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Friday

Starting a Small Business: The First Steps

1:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m. at Missouri Southern State University (3950 Newman Road, Joplin)

This is a three-hour course that introduces participants to the business planning process and provides tools to assess their personal, managerial, technical and financial skills to successfully run a business.

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