Missouri Business Events: Oct. 19-Oct. 25

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.


Monday

Attracting and Retaining Top Talent

5-8 p.m. at e3 Wealth (10825 Watson Road, Suite 100, Sunset Hills)

Attracting and retaining top talent is key to organizational growth. This workshop will use the SWOT (strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats) approach for protecting and growing your talent for organizational success. Learn more

Tuesday

Northwest Chamber Tuesday Morning Coffee & Networking

9 a.m.-1 p.m. at Holiday Inn Express & Suites St. Louis Airport (10000 Natural Bridge Road, St. Louis)

Attendees to the Tuesday Morning Coffee & Networking will join local business owners and fellow Chamber Members in an informal networking opportunity. Chamber members and nonmembers are encouraged to attend. Learn more

KC Chamber’s annual Energy & Environment Policy Forum & Reception

3:30-6:30 p.m. at KC Chamber Board Room (Union Station, 30 W. Pershing Road, Kansas City)

Join us at the Greater Kansas City Chamber’s annual Energy & Environment Policy Forum and Reception to hear from industry leaders on what the future holds for the local energy industry. Learn more

Inventor Meet-Up

6:30-8 p.m. at Kauffman Foundation Conference Center (4801 Rockhill Road, Kansas City)

Join us for our October inventor meet-up featuring inspiring and insightful presentations from creative inventors making their way along the new product pathway. Share with and meet other inventors that can help find the resources you need to bring your invention to life. Learn more

Wednesday

North Kansas City Business Council Coffee Connect

8:30-10 a.m. at Armour Loft Event Space (406 Armour Road, North Kansas City)

Join us for a livestream of the Kauffman Foundation’s 1 Million Cups program and additional presentations from local Northland businesses. This networking event is for anyone interested in starting or supporting entrepreneurial ventures in the Kansas City area. Learn more

1 Million Cups Kansas City

9-10 a.m. at the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation (4801 Rockhill Road, Kansas City)

Every week, two entrepreneurs present their ventures and ask for 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. Learn more

1 Million Cups Cape Girardeau

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

Every week, two entrepreneurs present their ventures and ask for 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. Learn more

1 Million Cups Columbia

9-10 a.m. at REDI (500 E. Walnut St., Columbia)

Every week, two entrepreneurs present their ventures and ask for 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. Learn more

1 Million Cups Springfield

9-10 a.m. at The eFactory (405 N. Jefferson, Springfield)

Every week, two entrepreneurs present their ventures and ask for 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. Learn more

1 Million Cups St. Louis

9-10 a.m. at KETC (3655 Olive St., St. Louis)

Every week, two entrepreneurs present their ventures and ask for 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. Learn more

Sprint Accelerator Coworking Wednesdays

9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. at Sprint Accelerator (210 W. 19th Terrace, Kansas City)

You’re probably already out (attending 1 Million Cups) — why go back to your usual office? Or maybe you haven’t found a good way to dip into the KC startup scene and need to shake things up. Spend the day with your extended network and meet some awesome new people working from the Sprint Accelerator. Keep the conversations going, learn something new and get your work done in the process. Learn more

YPN Happy Hour

4-6 p.m. at Old Chicago Pizza & Taproom (11721 Metcalf Ave., Overland Park, Kan.)

Join the Overland Park Chamber and other young professionals at Old Chicago for networking, free appetizers and great happy hour specials. Learn more

How to Do Your Own SEO and Online Marketing

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

Main topics to be covered:  Importance of online marketing, what is SEO, website indexation, PPC SEO, organic SEO, local SEO, content creation, keyword selection, social profiles and best practices. A free competitive online report and website audit will be offered to those who register to attend. Learn more

LaunchCode Coder Girl 2.0

6-7 p.m. at 4240 Duncan Ave., St. Louis

CoderGirl is a free, all-women’s coding group open to women of any age, background or skill level. Join us. Bring your laptop and learn to code. Learn more

British Consulate Premier Opening Launch Party

6-7 p.m. at The National WWI Museum and Memorial (100 W. 26th St., Kansas City)

Join the KC EDC and other sponsors for a celebration of UK-U.S. links, past, present and future. Learn more

OPO Startup Wednesdays

6:30-9 p.m. at OPO (119 S. Main St., St. Charles)

Learn about “equity compensation for startups” from Linda Knobbe, Tax Partner and Director of BDO’s Technology & Life Sciences Practice. Learn more

Wednesday-Friday

2015 Missouri Tax, Business & Manufacturing Conference

Three-day event at Hilton Garden Inn Columbia (3300 Vandiver Drive, Columbia)

This is a well-attended annual event that brings together the best and brightest tax practitioners, plant managers, CFOs, COOs, controllers and more from some of the state’s most prominent firms. Learn more

Thursday

ArtsKC Inspiration Breakfast

7:30-9 a.m. at Starlight Theatre Enclosed Stage (4600 Starlight Road, Kansas City)

The sixth annual Inspiration Breakfast is an opportunity to learn how ArtsKC’s mission and programs unleash the power of the arts for the benefit of the Kansas City region. Learn more

Mutiny & Muffins – Non-profit Roundtable

8-9:30 a.m. at OTC Table Rock Campus, 4th Floor (1001 E. Chestnut Expressway, Springfield)

We invite fellow non-profits to join us for Mutiny & Muffins on the fourth Thursday of every month. As we work “in the trenches,” it’s imperative that we make time to come together to collaborate, share ideas and stay informed of what our peers have in the works. This monthly non-profit roundtable will function to help us improve communication and maximize our time and results in our respective businesses. Learn more

Operation JumpStart

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

Operation JumpStart is 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. Learn more

The Venture Café

3-8 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. Learn more

Northwest Chamber Networking Happy Hour

4-6 p.m. at 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. Learn more

Thursday-Friday

Compute Midwest

Two-day event at Municipal Arena (301 W. 13th St., Kansas City)

This fall remarkable people from around the globe will converge in Kansas City to explore the technologies transforming tomorrow at Compute Midwest. Get exclusive insights from 16+ visionaries; learn how they overcame enormous challenges to create breakthrough innovations, giving you the push you need to go create your own. Learn more

Friday

Midwest Women Business Owners’ Conference

All-day event at The Ritz-Carlton, St. Louis (100 Carondelet Plaza, St. Louis)

The Midwest Women Business Owners’ Conference is an educational, interactive event bringing top female business owners together to reveal, discuss and explore the findings of the WBO 360° Annual Report—the result of a 360° organizational and leadership survey distributed to, and completed by, thousands of women throughout the Midwest. Learn more

Women in Science & Entrepreneurship Conference STL

8 a.m.-5 p.m. at Donald Danforth Plant Science Center (975 N. Warson Road, St. Louis)

Come hear conversations among local researchers, entrepreneurs, members of industry and university faculty talk about their success in the field and the opportunities and challenges they faced along the way. Learn more

Innovate Ozarks 2015 Conference

8:30 a.m.-3:45 p.m. at MU Extension in Dent County Judicial Building (112 E. 5th St., Suite 4, Salem)

This conference is designed to provide area business owners, managers and employees an opportunity to pick up some new skills and resources, and network with other area businesses to learn about what’s happening in our regional economy. Learn more

KC Chamber Morning Schmooze

8:45-10 a.m. at Blue Valley Center for Advanced Professional Studies (7501 W. 149th Terr Overland Park, Kan.)

Tours will be provided at the Blue Valley Center for Advanced Professional Studies (CAPS), an innovative, nationally recognized program created in partnership with business partners, business mentors, universities, and other stakeholders. Learn more

WIN – Women In Networking

11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. at 2430 Old Dorsett Rd, Maryland Heights

Women network differently with other women. This time is just for ladies to network over lunch. Learn more

Believers N Business

Noon-1 p.m. at Avanzare (1908 S. Glenstone, Springfield)

Ikthoos is Christian Professional Networking. Believers N Business is a local chapter. Each chapter helps Christian Professionals sharpen their business skills and their faith. Learn more

United Nations Day 2015: Mayor’s Dinner

5:30-9 p.m. at InterContinental Hotel Kansas City At The Plaza (401 Ward Parkway, Kansas City)

This event will be hosted by Mayor Sylvester James, and Congressman Emanuel Cleaver is attending. The special guest is Leila Zerrougui. Alice Kitchen will be presented with the 2015 World Citizen Award. Learn more


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