Missouri Business Events: Feb. 2-8

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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Tuesday

KC Small Business Networking

7:15 a.m.-9 a.m. at KC Chamber’s Board Room at Union Station (30 W. Pershing Road #201, Kansas City)

This monthly networking breakfast for small businesses hosted by the KC Chamber, is presented in collaboration with the area office of the Small Business Administration and attended by approximately 80-120 small businesses each month. Following each breakfast is a panel discussion on a topic of interest to small businesses.

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WIPP Procurement Committee – First Quarter Meeting

1 p.m.-2 p.m.  Online Webinar

Please join us for the first quarter 2015 Procurement Committee meeting for the latest updates from the WIPP Government Relations office and an opportunity to ask questions and voice opinions.

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Lee’s Summit Chamber’s Recess for Success

3:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m. at Manhattan Room – John Knox Village (400 NW. Murray Road, Lee’s Summit)

Learn basics of website SEO in this interactive seminar presented by Igniting Business. The seminar will cover how search engines index and rank websites and what you can do to improve. We will also be discussing key indicators for evaluating a quality SEO company.

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Twitter Flock – Kansas City

6 p.m.-9 p.m. at Sprint Accelerator (210 W. 19th Terrace, Kansas City)

Pinsight Media+ is hosting Twitter Flock 2015. You can meet Twitter’s and Pinsight’s development teams while getting insight into Fabric, Twitter’s modular mobile platform that helps you build the best apps.

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Wednesday

Gearing Up Conference and Annual Meeting

All day event at Ramada Plaza Hotel and Oasis Convention Center (2546 N. Glenstone Ave., Springfield)

Missouri Association of Manufacturer’s (MAM) is hosting 2015 Gearing Up Conference and Annual Meeting. Manufacturers will come together for this event each year.

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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.

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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 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 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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Practical Marketing for Small Business

6 p.m.-8 p.m. at University of Central Missouri Dockery Building, Room 107 (108 W. South St., Warrensburg)

What formula does a small business use to create a successful marketing program? This program provides an opportunity to learn how to create a breakthrough in marketing.

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Thursday

Entrepreneurship: How to Attract Customers

8:30 a.m.-12 p.m. at University of Phoenix Kansas City Campus (1310 E. 104 St., Kansas City)

Don’t miss this opportunity to learn how to build solid business strategies and hear from community leaders, create a solid plan and network with like-minded go-getters. The University of Phoenix Entrepreneur Event will focus specifically on the topic of how to attract customers.

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Olathe Chamber Coffee at Canyon Stone

9 a.m.-11 a.m. at Canyon Stone (550 E. Old 56 Highway, Olathe, Kan.)

Expect to meet 150 to 250 people each time at this weekly networking event. Please note our inclement weather policy states that if the Olathe School District is Closed the Coffee that day will be cancelled.

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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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South KC Chamber’s 2015 Annual Dinner

5:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m. at Armacost Car Museum (4200 E. 135th St., Grandview)

Join the South KC Chamber’s 2015 Annual Dinner and enjoy an evening featuring the amazing car collection of the Armacost Car Museum, great food, networking and recognition of the Chamber’s 2014 accomplishments. The guest speaker will be former Royals baseball player Willie Mays Aikens.

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Twitter Flock – St. Louis

6 p.m.-9 p.m. at Cambridge Innovation Center (4240 Duncan Ave. #200, St. Louis)

Twitter Flock is coming to St. Louis. The team will chat about why they built Fabric, show demos of how it can help you build your apps, and share some things they learned while building the Crashlytics, Twitter, and MoPub SDKs.

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Women 2.0 City Meetup – St. Louis

6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m. at UMSL at Grand Center (3651 Olive St., St. Louis)

Women 2.0 for the monthly City Meetup in St. Louis is a networking event to promote new networks among the entire technology ecosystem in innovative cities around the world. This event is open to those who work at, start and fund tech companies. Both women and men are invited to attend.

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National Women’s Empowerment Network Conference Call

8 p.m.-9 p.m. The conference call number is (530) 881-1212. The meeting id number is 941-017-611.

The National Women’s Empowerment Network is a consortium of businesses and organizations committed to the advancement and equality of women. The NWEN conference call provides a weekly forum where subject matter experts interact with callers.

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Friday

North KC Business’s Council First Friday Coffee

7:30 a.m.-9 a.m. at Aunt Mary’s Cookies (309 Armour Road, North Kansas City)

Join this event to meet other business owners in North KC area for networking and a morning cup of coffee at one of the local business hosts.

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Event Marketing on a Short Timeline with Alamo KC

7:30 a.m.-9 a.m. at Grand St. Cafe (4740 Grand Ave., Kansas City)

Ryan Davis, from Alamo Drafthouse, will join SMCKC to discuss one of the most talked, and tweeted, about movie events of 2014: The Interview.

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Saturday

Selling on eBay Intro

9 a.m.-12 p.m. at Flarsheim Hall, Room 260 (University of Missouri-Kansas City, Volker Campus, 5110 Rockhill Road, Kansas City)

Got stuff? Have something that you don’t want that you want to sell? eBay is the place! This intro will teach you about pricing, shipping, listing, etc to allow you to be able to start selling things online.

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