Missouri Business Events: Oct. 26-Nov. 1

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

Missouri State Affairs Finalization Meeting

11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Kansas City Chamber Board Room at Union Station (30 W. Pershing Road, Kansas City)

Join us for the final recommendation meeting to set the 2016 Missouri State Affairs agenda. Learn more

Kirkwood-Des Peres Chamber Marketing Monday

Noon-1 p.m. at Kirkwood Public Library (140 E. Jefferson Ave., Kirkwood)

Marketing Monday is a series of educational opportunities held the last Monday of each month at the Kirkwood Public Library, featuring a different speaker each month to help business owners develop their business through various marketing strategies and best practices. Learn more

Startup Grind Kansas City Hosts Henry & Tom Bloch

6-9 p.m. at Village Square (4436 State Line Road, Kansas City)

Startup Grind is a global startup community designed to educate, inspire, and connect entrepreneurs. The monthly event is hosting Henry Block, co-founder of H&R Block, and his son, Tom Block. Learn more

Tuesday

Columbia Small Business Exposition 2015

6:30-8 p.m. at Parkade Center (601 Business Loop, 70 W. Suite 134-A, Columbia)

Recognizing the limited resources of many small businesses, the Expo has been designed with this type of business in mind. It’s a great opportunity to get your business out there, meet other business owners and support the Chamber. 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

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

Thursday

Greater Kansas City Chamber Economic Forecast Breakfast

7:30-9:30 a.m. at Sheraton Kansas City Hotel at Crown Center (2345 McGee St., Kansas City)

Get fresh perspective on the regional, national and global economies when the Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce presents its annual Economic Forecast Breakfast. Learn more

Business Forward Forum

7:30 a.m.-2 p.m. at Stoney Creek Hotel & Conference Center (18011 Bass Pro Drive, Independence)

Join fellow business owners in learning how to compete and prosper in the digital age.  New technology, new trends, new programs that can help you in fast forwarding your company into business growth that leads to increased revenues. Learn more

Keller Williams Realty West 2016 Business Planning Clinic

9:30 a.m.-1 p.m. at St. Louis Association of Realtors (12777 Olive Blvd., Creve Coeur)

This class will give you the models of the industry’s best agents in order to assist you in building a comprehensive business plan specific to your production goals for 2016. Learn more

Columbia Chamber Women’s Network Flash Networking Event

11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. at Honey Baked Ham Co. & Café (510 E. Green Meadows Road Suite 107, Columbia)

This is a pop-up event: No registration needed. There is no cost to attend the event. However, you must purchase your own food and drink. As quickly as this networking opportunity arrives, it will be gone… in a flash. 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

Friday

Coffee With Entrepreneurs

8:30-9:30 a.m. at Southeast Missouri State University (920 Broadway St., Cape Girardeau)

Connect with other students over coffee and breakfast while networking with successful entrepreneurs as they share their experiences of launching innovative ventures. Coffee with Entrepreneurs is provided at no charge and is open to all students, alums and the community. 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


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