Networking Events

Kansas City Job Search/Networking Events for Week of June 18-24

Below are the networking events for the week of June 18-24 in the Kansas City area. As always, if you know about other career fairs, meetings or events that would benefit job seekers, please send a note to markvanbaale@gmail.comThank you.

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

You can also follow @kcjobseekers or @markvanbaale to get the latest updates.

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Any Day of the Week

Watch or Listen to New Landings Job Chat Interviews brought to you each week by Hector Silva and the rest of the New Landings Job Chat Team. Recent podcasts added are “Career Changes – When and How,” “The 5 Critical Financial Decisions for You,” “What’s In The 2012 Jobs Act For You,” “How To Ask For What You Want and Get It,” “How What You Say Can Give Your Power Away,” “Saying Yes To No – Learning To Set Boundaries.”

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Monday, June 18

How to Get More Job Interviews Webinar – Hosted by Martin Yate

Time: Noon – 1:30pm CDT

Need more job interviews? Of course, but the old tactics don’t work anymore. You need job search tactics that will get you more interviews.

Learning how to get job interviews is crucial to your financial survival and to your long-term career success. Face facts: no interviews, no job offers.

You will learn:

  • How how your job search tactics must change. 
  • How to find every single job in your target geography. 
  • The 5 most productive job search strategies. 
  • How to integrate strategic networking into every aspect of your job search. 
  • How to find and work with headhunters. 
  • How to get in touch directly with hiring managers. 
  • How to leverage the job postings in job banks for maximum response. 
  • How to leverage your resume postings in for maximum response. 
  • How to successfully switch from one industry to another. 
  • How to organize your job search time for maximum results. 
  • Which jobs to pursue when you can pursue more than one. 

Register for FREE

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Does Your Image Align with Your Career Goals? Teleseminar

Time: 1:00pm – 1:45pm CDT

What does your professional image say about you? It is saying something, but is it saying what you want it to say? 

Is it saying:

“I care about the message I am sending to people I meet!” OR “Please look past my the fact that my clothes that don’t fit.”

 “Our conversation is important to me so I have muted my phone” OR ” I hope you don’t notice that I am texting while we are talking”.

Join Image Consultant Jill Haney for a 45 minute FREE teleseminar packed full of image tips will help you align your career aspirations and goals with your image!.

Like it or nor, your Image Matters! Learn some simple tips to take yours to the next level. Who knows where it may lead? 

Register for FREE

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KC Online Community Networking Event

Location:
The Coffee Girls Cafe
7440 Washington Street
Kansas City, MO
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Time: 3:00pm – 4:30pm

No speaker, no agenda, no distractions… just networking! Join us for Monday Coffee at The Coffee Girls Cafe, in Waldo.

Only space for 30 so reserve your spot now. 

More Information and to Register

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KC Chamber Big Idea Exchange – “Building the Kansas City Spirit with Entrepreneurship” Event

Location:
Boulevard Brewing Co.
2501 Southwest Boulevard
Kansas City, MO 
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Time: 4:30pm – 6:30pm

Cost is $10 for Chamber members, $20 for non-members. 

Join The Chamber for our next Big Idea Exchange on The Chamber’s Big 5 Entrepreneurship Initiative. You and our esteemed panel have the opportunity to give your input on why this is important to Kansas City, our economy and our region. What resources do local entrepreneurs still need? How does Kansas City attract and retain talent? What does “America’s most entrepreneurial city” look like?

Featured panelists include:
Danny O’Neill, President, The Roasterie
Cameron Cushman, Senior Analyst, Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation
Maria Meyers, Director, KCSourceLink
Mi-Ai Parrish, President and Publisher, The Kansas City Star
Jo Anne Gabbert, President, JAG Portfolio Services

Register by contacting Katie Daily at daily@kcchamber.com or call 816-374-5472.

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Feet Up Network – FUN Monday Meeting

Location:
Minsky’s Pizza
427 Main Street
Kansas City, MO
Google Map

Time: 6:00pm – 8:00pm

Feet-Up Network is a group of business professionals who like to get together, kick their feet-up and have a drink together.

We usually have around 15-25 people at these meetings. Members say that it helps them build relationships. Come on out and have a drink, meet some new friends and forge some great partnerships.

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#JobHuntChat on Twitter

Time: 9:00pm CDT

Job Hunt Chat is a community where job seekers, recruiters, human resource professionals, career coaches, and hiring managers can connect. Discussion/questions shared on Twitter.com using the hashtag #JobHuntChat.

Here is how you can participate in this chat:
1. Search for hashtag #JobHuntChat on Twitter when the chat starts at 9pm CST.
2. Introduce yourself when the chat begins.
3. Read, ask questions, comment, re-tweet. Participate!

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Tuesday, June 19

OMNI Employment Job Seeker Roundtable Meeting

Location:
OMNI Employment Management Services
7201 W. 110th St. (Suite 225)
Overland Park, KS 66210
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Time: 8:00am – 9:00am

Free to attend.

This is a very informal meeting and offers a great chance to network with other professionals and meet with Mike Tracy, Principal of OMNI Employment Management Services, LLC. This group is ideally geared to middle to upper management level candidates. Mike has been involved in the recruitment field for a number of years and has a multitude of helpful tips and suggestions to offer.

Please call us at 913.341.2119 or email Sheena Niermeier to register. 

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We’re Talkin’ Tuesday” Networking Group Meeting

Location:
Mainstreet Credit Union
6025 Lamar Ave. 
Mission, KS
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Time: 8:00am – 9:30am

Free to attend. 

Bring lots of business cards and meet business owners from the Johnson County and Kansas City metro area. 

Contact Lindsey Huckeby at lhuckeby@nejcchamber.com or 913-262-2141 for more information. 

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Kansas City Job Fair

Location:
Overland Park Convention Center
6000 College Blvd. 
Overland Park, KS
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Time: 10:00am – 2:00pm

Free to attend.

Registration and List of Companies Attending

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biz2biz Networking Meetings

First Tuesday Morning Meeting Info:

Location:
Edward Jones Office
5725 Nieman Rd., Suite D
Shawnee, KS
Google Map

North of Johnson Drive on the East side of the street. If using the North parking lot, park on the East side of the lot only. More parking available across the street to the West and to the North.

Time: 8:00am – 9:00am

$5.00 entry. Non-profit staff can come for free. Coffee and hot tea is provided.

Second Tuesday Morning Meeting Info:

Location:
Scooter’s Coffeehouse
11106 Antioch Road
Overland Park, KS
Google Map

Time: 11:30am – 12:30pm

$5.00 entry. Non-profit staff can come for free. 

More Information about the Group

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Internet Marketing and Social Media Kansas City Meeting

Tuesday Morning Meeting Info:

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

Time: 11:00am – 12:30pm

Register for Tuesday Morning Meeting

Tuesday Afternoon Meeting Info:

Location:
Granite City Food & Brewery
8461 NW Prairie View Rd
Kansas City, MO 64153
Google Map

Time: 2:00pm – 3:30pm

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.

Register for Tuesday Afternoon Meeting

More Information about the Group

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Re-Think Your Job Search for 2012 with Donna Fedor Webinar

Time: 11:30am – 1:00pm CDT

This webinar teaches you to take your power back on your job search and everywhere in your life.

Learn how you can use simple systems that allow you to be effective on your job search using a proven process that can turn any frustration and obstacle into an opportunity – on the spot!

Register for FREE

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CPI-KC (Career Partners International) Third Tuesday Connections

Location:
Barley’s Brewhaus
11924 W. 119th Street,
Overland Park, KS
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Time: 5:00pm – 7:00pm

Free to attend. CPI-KC will provide the appetizers. Drink specials (cash bar).

  • Make new connections to expand your network
  • Talk about ways of growing your existing business
  • Learn more about dynamic enterprises in metro Kansas City
  • Practice your networking skills in a safe and informal environment
  • Discuss the latest in cutting-edge management techniques
  • Find advocates who are willing to open doors and make introductions to key decision makers

More Information and How to Register

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TEDxCrossroads Weekly Meeting

Location:
Barkley
1740 Main Street
Kansas City, MO 64108
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Time: 5:30pm – 6:30pm

Free to attend.

TEDxCrossroads (where x=independently organized TED event) is a community based on the shared interest of sharing our interests. In addition to our weekly salons, in the future we will be hosting speakers and adding fun things like cocktail hours with our friends at TEDxKC who run an amazing event.

More Information about TEDxCrossroads

Contact coreilly@barkleyus.com

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Kansas Feet Up Network Meeting

Location:
Fox and Hound
10428 Metcalf Ave
Overland Park, KS
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Time: 6:00pm – 8:00pm

Fox & Hound is supplying some appetizers for our party. So get there on time and munch with us.

Feet-Up Network is a group of business professionals who like to get together, kick their feet-up and have a drink together.

There usually is around 15-25 people at these meetings. Members say that it helps them build relationships. Come on out and have a drink, meet some new friends and forge some great partnerships.

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Career Studios: 3 Secrets to Turn An Interview Into An Offer Webinar

Time: 7:30pm – 8:30pm CDT

Career Studios is a new and FREE bi-weekly seminar series for professionals and job seekers who want to advance their careers.

Register for this event and we will send the access instructions to you via email prior to the event. Also, enrolled participants will receive a FREE downloadable recording of the session following each seminar.

Register for FREE

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Wednesday, June 20

Overland Park Career Fair

Location:
Holiday Inn Hotel
8787 Reeder Street
Overland Park, KS
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Time: 11:00am – 2:00pm

Free admission. 

More Information and to Register

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Internet Marketing and Social Media Kansas City Meeting

This incredible group of business owners/entrepreneurs come together weekly to discuss everything social.

Wednesday Morning Meeting Info:

Location:
The Egg and I‎
8180 W. 135th St.
Overland Park, KS 66223

Google Map

Time: 9:30am – 11:00am

Register for Wednesday Morning Meeting

Wednesday Afternoon Meeting Info:

Location:
J. Beans
3365 SW Fascination Drive
Lee’s Summit, MO 64064
Google Map

Time: 2:00pm – 3:30pm

Register for Wednesday Afternoon Meeting

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biz2biz Networking Meeting

Wednesday Morning Meeting Info:

Location:
Scooter’s Coffeehouse
11106 Antioch Road
Overland Park, KS
Google Map

Time: 11:30am – 12:30pm

$5.00 entry. Non-profit staff can come for free. 

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Transforming Your Resume to Get Real Results Webinar

Time: 2:00pm – 3:30pm CDT

Ever wonder why your resume isn’t working for you? In this powerful new webinar, you will learn exactly what’s wrong in your resume and how to fix it so you can start getting real results when you apply for jobs.

In just 60 minutes, you will learn:  

  • What might be wrong in your resume that’s keeping you from the jobs you want. 
  • Specifically how to fix weaknesses in your resume. 
  • How to create a resume that can easily be pasted into online forms. 
  • What kind of resumes recruiters strongly prefer. 
  • How to handle having the wrong or no degree.
  • Ways to impress recipients with your list of references. 
  • How to show that you are uniquely qualified for the jobs you want.
  • Multiple ways to “de-age” your resume.

Join Kathy Bernard of Getajobtips.com for this informative webinar and take active steps to transform your resume to get real results.

Register for FREE

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Linking Professionals Networking Roundtable Event

Location:
Jasper’s of Kansas City
1201 West 103 Street 
Kansas City, MO
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Time: 5:00pm – 7:00pm

Cost: $15.00. Advance registration with payment is required. 

A two hour opportunity to network in a casual roundtable format with like minded professionals who share the same level of commitment to corporate growth and business development issues.

At 5:15 we’ll begin a casual roundtable where each attendee will have 5 minutes to share in an organized format. 

After the initial round, there will be time to revisit individual issues that could benefit from group input. This “give” and the sincere feedback among professionals is what makes our group special.

More Information and Registration

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Leawood Chamber After Hours Networking Event

Location:
Leawood Fine Art
11843 Roe
Leawood, Kansas 66211
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Time: 5:00pm – 6:30pm

No cost to attend. Registration deadline is Monday, June 18 by 5:00 pm, so make sure you RSVP today.

Leawood Chamber members, their guests, and ‘future’ Chamber members are invited to join us at our After Hours event.

Register for Event

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Lawrence June Tweetup

Location:
Frank’s North Star Tavern
508 Locust Street
Lawrence, KS
Google Map

Time: 7:00 pm

Free to attend.

RSVP for Tweetup on Facebook

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Thursday, June 21

KC Roundtable Breakfast Meeting

Location:
First Watch
1022 Westport Rd.
Kansas City, MO
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Time: 7:30am – 9:00am 

KC Roundtable is in existence to provide 20 and 30-something Kansas City entrepreneurs with a group of peers to support and collaborate on each others’ businesses.

Our mission is to:

  • Focus on relationship building; not lead generating.
  • Facilitate collaboration, openness, transparency, learning and teaching. 
  • Establish an entrepreneurial network.
  • Fill the void of not having the water cooler.

We meet on the 1st & 3rd Thursday of every month at our favorite location at First Watch in Westport. In addition to our morning meetings, KC Roundtable provides other opportunities to network with young entrepreneurs such as events like Just For Starters & After Hour events. Prospective members are self-motivated, curious, and open to learning and teaching. 

Register for Breakfast

More Information about KC Roundtable

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Kansas City Digital Storytelling Forum Event

Location:
American Heartland Theatre
2450 Grand Boulevard, Crown Center
Kansas City, MO
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Time: 8:00am – 4:00pm

Cost is $25.00 to attend.

Digital storytelling is a robust industry in our region of the Midwest. It is an industry poised for even greater growth in the near future. On June 21st, KCSourcelink will host the Kansas City Digital Storytelling Forum with support from Hallmark Cards, the University of Missouri’s Media of the Future program, The Mid-America Regional Council, the Full Employment Council, the Reynolds Journalism Institute and several other program partners.

The goals of this session are to:

  • Highlight the career and industry growth opportunities for digital storytelling in our region.
  • Establish plans and partnerships for advancing this growth in the region.

We also hope to inspire participants to develop their own capabilities in digital storytelling as they learn more about this promising area for career and business development.

If you have an interest in digital storytelling as a career, business, educational offering, communication or promotional tool, then you should plan to attend. 

More Information and to Register

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Olathe Chamber Coffee meeting

Location this week:
State Farm Insurance/Jason Parker
13401 South Mur-Len Road #100
Olathe, KS
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Time: 9:00 am – 11:00am

Open to job seekers to attend free of charge. 

Opportunity to mingle with Olathe area business owners and network to your next job. Expect to meet 150-250 people. There is a special sign-up area so job hunters and employers can meet.

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KC Business Journal Workshop presented by New Landings

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

Time: 9:00am – 11:00am

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

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Johnson County Library’s Career Tour presented by New Landings

Location:
Central Resource Library
Carmack Community Room
9875 W. 87th St.
Overland Park, KS 66212 
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Free to attend.

Time: 10:00am – 11:30am

Looking for a job? Exploring career options? Johnson County Library has a wealth of resources to help you assess your skills, improve your resume, find job openings, research potential employers, locate job clubs and more. Learn about the resources on the Career and Job Resources webpage which include several career-related databases and tour the Central Resource Library.

Registration for Career Tour

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Startup Job Fair Kansas City

Location:
Union Station
30 West Pershing Road
Kansas City, MO 
Google Map

Free to attend.

Startups have unique issues when it comes to hiring employees. Specifically most startups don’t have the bandwidth to deal with the deluge of resumes that come when posting job openings. That’s why StartupJobFair is set up to alleviate these issues and ensure that job seekers have a great experience.

If you really want to work in a dynamic, exciting environment this career fair will be the place to find those kinds of jobs. But if you want to live in cubicle purgatory, that’s okay too. Startups in our city need people like you and we need people to fill those jobs so the rest of us can do more exciting gigs.

Register for StartupKC Job Fair

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Social Media Club of Kansas City June Happy Hour

Location: 
Johnny’s Tavern – Power & Light
1310 Grand Boulevard
Kansas City, MO
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Time: 5:30pm – 7:30pm

Gamers, unite! This happy hour is for you! Join us at for an evening of drinks and hors d’oeuvres while we explore games on a variety of platforms. Verizon will supply the devices and stream the output to various TVs set up at Johnny’s, so those who aren’t playing can still enjoy the action.

Happy hour admission will be $5 and includes 2 drink tickets and hors d’oeuvres.

Registration and More Details

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Friday, June 22

biz2biz Networking Meeting

Friday Morning Meeting Info:

Location:
City Union Mission (Executive Offices Chamber Room)
1100 E. 11th St.
Kansas City, MO
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Time: 8:30am – 9:30am

No cost to attend. 

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#HFChat (#HireFriday Chat) on Twitter

Time: 11:00 am – Noon CDT

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

Here is how you can participate in this chat:

1. Sign up for Twitter 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

If you are in the KC area and are searching for a job, send a note to Mark Van Baale at markvanbaale@gmail.com to be listed on the Featured Job Seekers pageEveryone listed on this page has a #HireFriday tweet sent out on Fridays about what they are looking for.

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Kansas City Employment Workshop – General Electric’s Transition Assistance Program for Veterans

Location:
Kansas City National Guard Armory
7600 Ozark Road
Kansas City, MO 
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Time: 11:00am

The employment workshop will begin at 11:00 am and will consist of a classroom session followed by GE’s own veteran employees conducting one-on-one mentoring sessions with all pre-registered participants.  Mentoring sessions focus on resume building, resume writing, and interviewing techniques for all job-seeking veteran and service member participants.

Interested candidates must complete the FREE electronic pre-registration in order to participate. A maximum of 50 participants will be accepted for the full workshop. Once the pre-registered candidates have had their coaching sessions, the opportunity will be available for “walk ins” to have a coaching session through the end of the Job Fair.

Register for Employment Workshop for Veterans

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Hiring Our Heroes Job Fair

Location:
Kansas City National Guard Armory
7600 Ozark Road
Kansas City, MO 
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Time: 1:00pm – 4:00pm

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s “Hiring Our Heroes” Hiring Fair sponsored by the Hero2hired (H2H), Call of Duty Endowment and General Electric, scheduled for June 22, 2012, at the Kansas City National Guard Armory is committed to making this one-of–a-kind FREE hiring fair a win-win for employers and veteran/military spouse job seekers.

For more information:
Please contact Mr. James Carver, Missouri Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR), at jamescarver@comcast.net,or 816-988-7960.

Registration and More Information

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How to Write a Killer LinkedIn Profile Webinar

Time: 1:00pm – 2:30pm CDT

If you are a professional in any industry, you simply can’t afford to have a mediocre LinkedIn profile. Your potential employers will all be scrutinizing your profile, and you want to make a great impression. Brenda Bernstein, LinkedIn profile writer and strategist, and author of the e-book LinkedIn Power Tune-Up: 18 Expert Tips for a Highly Effective LinkedIn Profile, will take you through the most important sections of your profile and the most important strategies for getting found.

Topics covered:

  • Why care about LinkedIn? 
  • What’s the point of 500+ connections? 
  • What should I write in my headline to get found? 
  • What should I write in my Summary? 
  • What are LinkedIn applications and how do I use them? 
  • How do I add LinkedIn’s new sections to my profile? 
  • How can I make the most of LinkedIn groups?   

Register for FREE

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Venture Friday Happy Hour

Location: 
Red Nova Labs
4830 Rainbow Blvd.
Westwood, KS
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Time: 4:00pm 

Venture Fridays is a simple but fun concept: The startup culture of Kansas City and surrounding areas to discuss what we’re all thinking about, working on, needing help with, and might do for each other. Existing or aspiring entrepreneurs of all types and ages are invited. 

No soliciting or mooching please (entrepreneurial mojo required).

Registration and More Details

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Startup Party Event – as part of One Week Kansas City for Entrepreneurs

Location:
Jones Pool
10 E. 13th St.
Kansas City, MO 
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Time: 8:00pm – 11:55pm

Free to attend.

Come celebrate entrepreneurship in Kansas City! Have a few drinks and party with KC entrepreneurs and big thinkers. Adam Coomes is hosting a private party at the Jones Pool, sponsored by Sprint to provide everyone with free drinks and a super fun night.

Expect a exciting evening of great conversation, music and an awesome atmosphere.

2 free drink tickets will be provided to all RSVPs.

Register for Event

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