Missouri Business Events: Nov. 30-Dec. 6

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

Monday Mornings @ The Mug

8-9 a.m. at The Mug (118 E. Broadway, Excelsior Springs) 

Join the Excelsior Springs Chamber for Monday Mornings @ The Mug. This is a new, no cost, no strings attached type of networking gathering. We meet for coffee, conversation and connections. Learn more

Code for America Hack Night

6-8 p.m. at the Sprint Accelerator (210 W. 19th Terrace, Kansas City)

Interested in helping the Kansas City area? Great. Whether or not you know how to code, you can help by joining us to work on civic hackery to create a better Kansas City and surrounding cities. Bring projects, ideas, designs, laptops, data and friends. Learn more

Tuesday

KC Small Business Networking Breakfast

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

This monthly networking breakfast for small businesses hosted by the Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce typically is held on the first Tuesday of each month. The breakfast is presented in collaboration with the Federal Executive Board and attended by approximately 80-120 small businesses each month. Learn more

Northwest Chamber Tuesday Lunch Networking

11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at the Holiday Inn Express & Suites St. Louis Airport (10000 Natural Bridge Road, St. Louis)

Northwest Chamber members and non-members are encouraged to attend to learn about the Chamber and its member benefits as they network to benefit themselves and their businesses. Learn more

Columbia Chamber Women’s Network Holiday Party

5:30-7:30 p.m. at Holiday Inn Executive Center (2200 I-70 Drive S.W., Columbia)

Escape to the Women’s Network Holiday Party. Enjoy appetizers, cocktails and festive entertainment. Mark your calendars for this evening of merriment. Learn more

Wednesday

Startup Rewind

7:15-8:30 a.m. at 7000 W. 133rd St., Leawood, Kan.

Startup Rewind gives local entrepreneurs a short time to pitch their idea followed by questions and feedback from the audience. This valuable feedback will help encourage and grow their ideas and in turn build a better community through business and entrepreneurship. Come join us for some great ideas and out-of-the-box thinking. Learn more

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 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

“Intentional Collisions” – Digital Inclusion

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

Once a month, the Sprint Accelerator will organize a themed Coworking Wednesday, bringing together people who are interested in similar subjects and/or working toward common goals. This time, our theme is digital inclusion. 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

Northwest Chamber YPD – Young Professionals Division

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

Come out and network with the young professionals of today. Attendees 40 and under are welcome. Learn more

Columbia Mayor’s Appreciation Breakfast

5-6 p.m. at The University Club/University Catering (107 Reynolds Alumni Center, Columbia)

Each year, the Columbia Chamber of Commerce takes time to recognize and thank the mayor and city council for all of their hard work and dedication in serving the Columbia community. Learn more

Liberty Chamber Speed Networking

5:30 -7 p.m. at Liberty Community Center (1600 S. Withers Road, Liberty)

Speed networking is a fast-paced and fun way to make a lot of initial contacts. You talk for a minute, listen for a minute, exchange cards and then move on to the next person. It’s that simple. Learn more

Thursday

Difference Maker Awards Luncheon

11:45 a.m.-1 p.m. at Starlight Theatre (4600 Starlight Road, Kansas City)

Join the awards luncheon for honoring today’s champions for equal opportunity, civil rights and social justice. 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

4:30-6:30 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

Speed Networking 2015

5-8 p.m. at JC Penney Building (1 University Drive, St Louis)

Networking has never been a more important part of finding that next job or moving up the corporate ladder. Come network with top area companies in a quick and formal setting. Bring an appetite for networking and dinner. Learn more

Smart Companies to Watch Party

5:30-7:30 p.m. at Kansas City Marriott Downtown (200 W. 12th St., Kansas City)

Thinking Bigger Business Media invites you to meet and mingle with some of the metro’s most innovative, growth-oriented companies at our eighth annual Smart Companies to Watch Party. Learn more

The Big Event

5:30-7:30 p.m. at Black on Burlington (1327 Burlington, Suite 700, North Kansas City)

The North Kansas City Business Council invites you to attend its 19th annual holiday reception auction, A Very Retro Christmas. Food tasting will be provided by North Kansas City restaurants. Learn more

Friday

Government Affairs Breakfast

8-9:30 a.m. at South Kansas City Patrol Center (9701 Marion Park Drive, Kansas City)

Join us at the Grandview/South KC Chamber Government Affairs Breakfast. The event will focus on statewide business issues, led by Dan Mehan or Tracy King of the Missouri Chamber of Commerce and Industry. Learn more

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

Holiday Networking Reception

5 p.m.-7 p.m. at the Gem Theater (1615 E. 18th St., Kansas City)

The Heartland Black Chamber of Commerce Holiday Networking Reception is being held in conjunction with ALW Entertainment. The smooth jazz concert begins at 8 p.m. in the Gem Theater. Learn more

Saturday

TEDxUMKC 2015: Big Challenges, Small Solutions

2-6:30 p.m. at National World War I Museum at Liberty Memorial (100 W. 26th St., Kansas City)

The fourth annual TEDxUMKC event will focus on the theme “big challenges, small solutions.” In addition to an amazing speaker lineup and an opportunity to discuss ideas with some of these speakers, tickets also guarantee a shirt, bag, other cool stuff (we’re still working on it) and snacks throughout the day. Learn more

Hobbyist Turned Entrepreneur: Marketing Strategies for Selling Online

7-9 p.m. at 110 St. Louis St., West Plains

Join us for an educational seminar on ecommerce solutions and learn how to expand your market reach. Topics include selling through a variety of web-based platforms, online marketing and Internet payment options. Learn more


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