Networking Events

Kansas City Job Search/Networking Events for Week of July 18

It is our hope that the information we provide on this blog will help you to find a new job or make connections with people at the various networking events. Remember, we also have a Job Leads page where new jobs are posted every day.

Below are the events/meetings for the remainder of the week of July 18. As always, if you know about other career fairs, meetings or events that would benefit job seekers, please send a note to Thank you. 


Any Day of the Week

Listen to New Landings Job Chat Podcasts brought to you each week by Hector Silva and the rest of the New Landings Job Chat Team. Recent podcasts added are “The Self-Sufficient Employee” and “Quality of Engagement Part 2.” 


Tuesday, July 19

American Jobs Conference on Twitter

Time: Starts at 11:00am CST. Goes until 5:00pm CST.

List of Speakers and Agenda

A first-of-its-kind, free online event that will provide top-quality advice and networking opportunities for navigating this difficult job market. has lined up businesspolitical,career and social media experts who will be answering your submitted questions on Twitter, and you’ll be able to follow the action from a single dashboard that lets you speak your mind, vote on job issues, network with other attendees and follow the speakers you care about most.

You can choose to attend the conference as a Job Seeker, Employer, Recruiter, Career Expert, Social Media Expert, Currently Employed or “Other” (if you’re one of those types who resist labels).

If you don’t have a Twitter account, you can still participate. Each session will have an interactive web page online where you’ll be able to monitor and participate in the conversation. 

Register for the Conference


Internet Marketing and Social Media Kansas City Meeting

Social Media Round Table discussion

Granfalloon Bar & Grill
608 Ward Parkway
Kansas City, MO
Google Map

Time: 10:00am – Noon

Networking group consisting of business professionals who share their ideas and expertise in regard to Internet marketing, social media, and their businesses. Job seekers can attend to network.

More Information about the Group

Register for Meeting


KC Online Community Networking Event

Scooter’s Coffeehouse
11106 Antioch Road
Overland Park, KS 66210
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Time: 11:00 am to 12:30pm

More information and to register


Wednesday, July 20

Internet Marketing and Social Media Kansas City Meeting

Southside Mafia Pizzeria‎
12627 Metcalf Ave.
Overland Park, KS 66213
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Time: 9:30am – 11:30 am

Networking group consisting of business professionals who share their ideas and expertise in regard to marketing products or services over the Internet using social media marketing strategies.

Job seekers can come to network with business owners.

More Information about the Group
Register for Meeting


New Landings Weekly Meeting

New Landings is a non-profit organziation dedicated to the economic recovery of America’s middle class. At New Landings their mission is to empower individuals to invest their expertise, work together and drive community solutions that get people back to work.

Rolling Hills Presbyterian Church
9300 Nall Avenue
Overland Park, KS
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Time: 6:30pm – 8:30pm

Dress Attire: Business Casual

Topic: Personal Branding and Real Leadership in the Job Search

What is “Real Leadership”?  How does it relate to people, business and yourself? Do you know what your personal brand is, according to you and others?  How does your brand affect your leadership and success? And what are the 7 words you can use to describe your strong personal brand?  Harry Campbell will share with you his views of personal branding and real leadership, and how you can use these tools in your job search.

Harrison S. “Harry” Campbell is a senior executive with a 25+ year strong track record of success.  Campbell has been a President for two Fortune 500 companies, co-owner of an award-winning small business, CEO/Board member of an Internet start-up and founding member of the industry-changing Wal-Mart/P&G Customer Team in NW Arkansas.  He has driven exceptional people and business results in organizations of 5 to 3,500 employees in a broad range of industries from consumer packaged goods to telecom to sports marketing to digital media.  He is known as an identifier, developer and motivator of exceptional talent at all levels of the organization. 


  • Networking (15 minutes)
  • Personal Branding and Real Leadership in the Job Search” (1 hour)
  • Group introductions/announcements (30 minutes)
  • Networking (15 minutes)
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Crossroads Career Network Meeting

Woods Chapel United Methodist Church
4725 NE Lakewood Way
Lees Summit, MO
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Time: 6:30-7:30 pm in Room 301

Open forum discussion.


Linking Professionals Networking Event

77 South
5041 West 135th St.
Overland Park, KS
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Time: 4:30pm – 7:30pm

Please register in advance. 

More Information and Registration


Thursday, July 21

Olathe Chamber Coffee meeting (open to job seekers to attend for free)

Location this week:
Red Robin Restaurant 
20155 West 153rd Street 
Olathe, KS 66062
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Time: 9:00 am – 11:00am

Opportunity to mingle with Olathe area business owners and network to your next job. There is a special sign-up area so job hunters and employers can meet.


KC Business Journal for the Job Search Workshop

New Landings HQ
11320 W. 79th St.
Lenexa, KS 66214
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Free to attend.

Time: 9:00 – 11:00 am

Don’t miss this workshop on how to use the Kansas City Business Journal to find your next career opportunity!  The workshop will focus on the following:

  • looking beyond the headline of a story to identify opportunities
  • discovering networking events using the paper’s calendar section
  • utilizing advertisements in the paper as a source of information
  • learning how to obtain “free” news stories through the Business Journal’s daily E-mail update
  • how to use the Top 25 Lists to research opportunities

Registration for the Workshop


H&R Block Career Fair

H&R Block
One H&R Block Way
Kansas City, MO 
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Time: 1:00pm – 6:00pm

More Information


KCK Chamber Business After Hours Networking Event

Backfire BBQ
1855 Village West Parkway
Kansas City, KS 66111
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Free to attend.

Time: 5:00pm – 7:00pm

Join the KCK Chamber for food, fun and great networking opportunities. This event is free and open to the public. 

 For more information call 913-371-3070 or visit


Friday, July 22

#HFChat (#HireFriday Chat) on Twitter

Time: 11:00 am – Noon CST

What: #HireFriday is the only stream on twitter that focuses solely on job seekers strengths, knowledge and abilities. Discussion/questions shared on using the hashtag #HFChat

Here is how you can participate in this chat:

1. Sign up for if you are not already on Twitter.
2. Search for hashtag #HFChat when the chat starts at 11am CST.
3. Introduce yourself when the chat begins.
4. Read, ask questions, comment, re-tweet. Participate!

More information on #HFChat and Hire Friday

#HFChat Transcript from July 15 Discussion

How to Set Up A #HireFriday Tweet if you are job seeking.

Final Note: If you are in the KC area and are searching for a job, send a tweet to @markvanbaale on Twitter about what you are looking for following the #HireFriday tweet format and Mark will RT it on Fridays.



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