Missouri Business Events: Feb. 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.


Billy Martin, co-founder of Columbia startup SocialEyes, presents at the first meeting of 1 Million Cups on December 8 at the University of Missouri. | Courtesy of CLIMB/Twitter
1 Million Slices debuted in December and returns for its second meeting this week. | Courtesy of CLIMB/Twitter

Monday

What Social Media Really Is and How to Use It

5 p.m.-8 p.m. at SCORE Kirkwood Office, Kirkwood Bank Building (333 S. Kirkwood Road, St. Louis)

Join us to learn the right way to use social media and how you can create social media that people will want to follow. This workshop is a standalone class that can also be attended as part of our series to become a master of social media.

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1 Million Slices

7 p.m. at University of Missouri Memorial Student Union (518 Hitt St., Columbia)

1 Million Slices is a gathering of student and community startups to share their story and get feedback and connections for their business model. Featured presenters at this meeting will be the founders of Columbia brewery Logboat Brewing Co. and the makers of mobile application Gulp.

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Tuesday

IT Security for Small Businesses

11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. at Charlie Hooper’s (12 W. 63rd St., Kansas City)

What are the biggest threats to your company’s cyber/financial security? How can you protect your business and all your customers from these threats? Join the event and Mike Gilmore, Chief Technology Officer for RESULTS Technology, will share his 30 years’ experience in business and computer consulting.

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TEDx Talk: Stop Thinking, Start Doing

5:30 p.m.-8 p.m. at Brio Tuscan Grille (502 Nichols Road, Kansas City)

Join us as we listen to Lindsey Shepard from Goldiblox and discuss how we can apply her insights to growing our own businesses.

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KCDMA February Lunch: Multi-Touch Campaigns Deliver Big Results

11:15 a.m.-1 p.m. at Matt Ross Community Center (8101 Marty St., Overland Park, Kan.)

Are you a one-and-done marketer? If you are, you may be missing an opportunity to start a meaningful dialogue with your audience and increase your ROI to new heights. Learn how Shawnee Mission Health partners with LionShare to create multi-touch integrated marketing campaigns using data, channel preference and key messaging.

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Wednesday

ArtsKC Arts Legislative Day at the Capitol

All day event at Missouri State Capitol (201 W. Capitol Ave., Jefferson City)

Join us as we welcome our special guest speaker Jay Dick, Senior Director of State & Local Government Affairs at Americans for the Arts. Jay will provide an update on the national state of the arts and share arts advocacy tips.

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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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KC Chamber Lunch and Learns: How to Think Like a CFO

11:15 a.m.-1 p.m. at KC Chamber’s Board Room at Union Station (3o W. Pershing Road, Kansas City)

The Chamber’s Business Class is a series of monthly educational lunch ‘n’ learns brought to you by small business, for small business in the Kansas City community. This month, Michael Becraft from Park University will present on How to Think Like a CFO.

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2015 State of Entrepreneurship Address

12 p.m.-2 p.m. at National Press Club (529 14th St. NW., Washington, DC)

Kauffman Foundation Acting President and CEO, Wendy Guillies, will highlight two demographic trends — the aging of America’s Boomers and the maturation of Millennials — that will shape the future of entrepreneurship in America.

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Exploring Entrepreneurship

5:30 p.m.-7 p.m. at Columbia SBTDC Training Room (500 E. Walnut St. #103, Columbia)

This offering will provide you with an overview of the critical first steps associated with starting a business. It is designed specifically for those who are thinking about a new business venture. Participants will learn about the importance of planning and discuss basic legal and regulatory requirements.

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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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MU Business Career Fair

10 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Hearnes Center (University of Missouri, 600 E. Stadium Blvd., Columbia)

The University of Missouri’s Trulaske College of Business is hosting a business career fair. Only current MU students are invited to attend. The fair brings more than 100 companies to campus, including AT&T, Cerner and other top companies from across the country. This event is a valuable opportunity for students to network and explore internship and career opportunities. Admission to the event will be limited to current MU students.

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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’s 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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KC Chamber Business After Hours

5 p.m.-7 p.m. at the Kansas City Star Press Pavilion (1601 McGee St., Kansas City)

Join the KC Chamber and our host, the Kansas City Star Media Company at Business After Hours at the Star’s iconic glass building. Admission includes food and two drink tickets. Press Pavilion tours will be available.

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The 2015 SMCKC AMPS Awards Dinner

5:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m. at 28 Event Space (1300 W. 28th St., Kansas City)

From recognizing the best campaigns in KC to the most influential social media personalities, the AMPS Awards dinner will be all about celebrating our local impact in social media. Whether you submitted your work for an award or want to join in the party, we look forward to seeing you there as we spotlight the best of the best!

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Friday

Target Marketing to Your Target Markets

9 a.m.-12 p.m. at Commerce Bank (300 N. Kirkwood Road, Kirkwood)

The award-winning speaker Andy Masters will investigate three questions in the speaking business: 1. “Who are the people who book speakers within my target market?” 2. “How can I (best) contact them or get in front of them?” 3. “How can I get them to select me?”

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SBA 2015 Emerging Leaders Recruitment Event

2 p.m.-4 p.m. at Webster University East Academic Building (4545 Garden Ave., St. Louis)

Emerging Leaders is an intensive executive-level training initiative to accelerate the growth of high-potential small businesses. Join us for an information session. We will provide an overview of the curriculum and what is expected of the participants. You will hear from past participants and be able to meet the instructor and our cosponsors.

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Update: Feb. 10 at 1:15 p.m.

This post was updated to emphasize that the MU Business Career fair is open only to current MU students.


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