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July/August 2013 Calendar of Events

KC Small Business Networking
Tuesday, July 9, 7:15 – 10 a.m.
KC Chamber Board Room
Union Station (next to Pierpont’s)

30 West Pershing Road, KCMO
Increase your business opportunities at this monthly small business networking event with more than 150 other KC professionals - from small to large businesses, government representatives, and business resource providers. Breakfast and networking begins at 7:15 a.m., two-minute company presenters begin at 8 a.m., small business program topic begins at 8:45 a.m. This month's program will feature the Federal Government Expo. There are more than 148 Federal agencies in KC and several that have contracting opportunities. Talk with some of them one-on-one at this month’s networking event. Breakfast will be provided and parking will be validated for the Union Station Parking Garage. Cost is $18 in advance for members and non-members, and $20 at the door. Register online at
Know Your Chamber - Member Orientation
Tuesday, July 16, 8:30-10 a.m.
KC Chamber Board Room
Union Station (next to Pierpont’s)
30 West Pershing Road, KCMO

New to the KC Chamber? New employee of a member company? Or just need a refresh on the perks of being a member? Know Your Chamber is a free 90-minute member orientation. Doors open at 8 a.m. for complimentary breakfast and networking. You'll hear about KC Chamber resources, events, and opportunities in a professional networking environment, while also getting to introduce yourself and your company to more than 50 other members. Don't forget business cards. Parking will be validated for the Union Station Parking Garage. Thank you to presenting sponsor Bishop Spencer Place and catering sponsor California Pizza Kitchen. Register online at

Face2Face Speed Networking
Friday, August 2, 8:30 – 10 a.m.
KC Chamber Board Room
Union Station (next to Pierpont’s)

30 W Pershing Rd, KCMO
Make 25 business connections in 90 minutes at this fast-paced speed networking event. This month, we’ve teamed up with manufacturing companies to bring you a variety of businesses to connect with. Come prepared with at least 50 business cards, your one minute elevator speech, and any company flyers or brochures. The cost is $10 for KC Chamber members, $20 for non-members. Advance registration is required. Parking information is available in the online calendar. Thank you to sponsors Sandler Training by Effective Sales Development, Inc. Register online at

Business Class Series: “SEO and Data – Making It Work For You”
Wednesday, August 7, 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.
KC Chamber Board Room
Union Station (next to Pierpont’s)

30 W Pershing Rd, KCMO
Search Engine Optimization, regular analysis of data, and letting your data guide your marketing and sales strategy are not only smart business practices, they're a critical component of success. This session will walk you through the basics of SEO, how to understand your web analytics data, and show you strategies to use to put that data to work for you and your business that will attract more prospects and leads. The cost is $15 for KC Chamber members and $20 for non-members. Registration includes lunch and parking validation. Register online at

Morning Schmooze
Friday, August 9, 8:45 – 10 a.m.
Park University
8700 NW River Park Drive
Parkville, MO 64152

You may have seen the iconic Mackay Hall tower or the picturesque Parkville campus, but have you actually seen what lies beneath Park University? Join the KC Chamber and about 150 fellow members for coffee and networking at the Park Distance Learning Center in the Parkville Commercial Underground, an innovative commercial space for small businesses, wholesalers, and light manufacturers. This is a free event for KC Chamber members, and will include networking with Parkville Chamber members. Parking information is available in the online calendar via the registration link. Thank you to our host sponsor, Park University. Register online at

2013 Chiefs Kickoff Luncheon
Wednesday, August 28, 12 – 1:30 p.m.
Sheraton Kansas City Hotel at Crown Center
2345 McGee Street, KCMO

Join us at the 2013 Kansas City Chiefs Kickoff luncheon! This is an exclusive opportunity to meet the entire team and coaching staff, as well as hear from Chiefs Chairman and CEO Clark Hunt and new head coach Andy Reid on the outlook for the upcoming season. A $100 ticket guarantees a player seated at your table; $75 tickets are available but do not include seating with a player. Table sponsorships are also available, and include a player at your table. Thank you to sponsors Burns & McDonnell, Sprint, the Kansas City Star, Garmin, Polsinelli, UMB, and Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City. Register at

Pam Whiting
(816) 374-5481

Lauren Wells
(816) 374-5460