Missouri Business Events: Dec. 14-20

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

Starting & Running a Not-for-Profit Business

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

This workshop is a must for anyone thinking about starting a non-profit business and the responsibilities for operating it. There are advantages and disadvantages of choosing this category of business, and only certain types of businesses qualify to be non-profit. 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

win|win & Network Exchange Circle of Champions Luncheon- Advancing Women in Leadership

8 a.m.-4 p.m. at The Gallery Event Space (61 E. 14th St., Kansas City)

Central Exchange is hosting the inaugural win|win Circle of Champions Luncheon. Maxine Clark, founder and former chief executive of Build-A-Bear Workshop, will be the keynote speaker, and the program will include a CEO panel discussion. Learn more

Northwest Chamber Tuesday Lunch Networking

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

Lunch Networkings held on the first and third Tuesdays of each month. No registration required to attend — just show up with your business cards ready to network. Learn more

Young Professionals Holiday Party

5 -7 p.m. at BURGERFI (11635 Ash St., Leawood, Kan.)

Join the Overland Park Chamber for the sixth annual Young Professionals Holiday Party, featuring SD Strong Distillery and KC Bier Co. Each year, the OP Young Professionals select a non-profit to benefit at the holiday party. 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 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 Kansas City 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

Kansas City Chamber Racial Equity Forum

3:30-5 p.m. at The KC Chamber’s Board Room at Union Station (30 W. Pershing Road, Kansas City)

The Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce invites you to join for a timely and important discussion about advancing racial equity, creating a more inclusive community and building relationships among all races. Learn more

KCnext Winter Networking

4-6 p.m. at Cinder Block Brewery (110 E. 18th Ave., North Kansas City)

Celebrate tech in 2015 at KCnext’s Winter Networking Event. Sip beer from Cinder Block Brewery, enjoy light appetizers and network with area leaders in technology. Learn more

NEKC Chamber Holiday After Hours

5:30 -7 p.m. at Samuel U. Rogers Health Center (528 Euclid Ave., Kansas City)

Residents, businesses and members are invited to the Chamber’s Holiday After Hours. Enjoy wine, beer and appetizers catered by the Farmhouse and tours of the facility. 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

Think Big Thursdays: Collisions & Coffee

8:30-9:45 a.m. at Think Big Coworking (1712 Main St., Floor 2, Kansas City)

In a special holiday edition of Wise Words, we welcome Howard Morgan, Cisco Systems Engineer and project manager of Kansas City’s Smart+Connected Communities initiative, to unpack this the Internet of Thngs so we can all get a sense of what that means for the greater Kansas City area, the tech sector, education and the doers, dreamers and entrepreneurs. 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

Grandview Chamber Good News Holiday Luncheon

Noon-1:30 p.m. at RC’s Restaurant (330 E. 135th St., Kansas City)

Join us as we celebrate the season with other Grandview Chamber members at our annual Holiday Luncheon featuring good food and good news. 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

The Lean Lab Monthly Happy Hour

4:30-6 p.m. at Harry’s Bar & Tables (501 Westport Road, Kansas City)

Join us every third Thursday of the month to discuss innovation in education. If you’re an educator, parent, community leader or interested in joining the movement to make Kansas City a world-renowned hub for education, then stop in and add your thoughts, network with other passionate individuals and/or begin to develop an idea to solve challenges in Kansas City education.  Learn more

Columbia EPIC Holiday Mixer

5:30-7:30 p.m. at The Blue Note (17 N. 9th St., Columbia)

Enjoy a Blue Holiday with live entertainment by the Calvin Street Band, free appetizers from Addison’s, one drink ticket and so much more. Take this opportunity to network in the holiday spirit. 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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