Networking Events

Kansas City Job Search/Networking Events for Week of Sept. 3-9

Below are the networking events for the week of September 3-9 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 ““5 Tips to Getting Six Figure Jobs,” “Functional Resumes – Advantages,” “Utilization Of Your New Portfolio,” and “Collect, Select and Design Your Portfolio.” 

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Monday, September 3

Monday Geek Night

Location:
Google Fiber Space
1814 Westport Road
Kansas City, MO
Google Map

Time: 6:00pm – 8:30pm

What is Monday Geek Night? It is a weekly Monday night gathering of geeks who enjoy topics including, but not limited to, application and web development (code of all kinds), entrepreneurship, gaming, marketing, design, movies, the current state of all things tech, and usually beer and other cocktails. This Meetup is very much unstructured – feel free to come and geek out on just about ANYTHING. Laptops more than welcome.

Join us on Labor Day as we get a special tour of the Google Fiber Space. We’ll then head across the parking lot to our own space for our typical Monday night geekery, along with food and drinks provided by Google. We expect to wrap up around 8:30, but surely we won’t have any trouble finding a nearby venue to continue the conversation at.

PLEASE RSVP for this special edition, so we can be sure to have enough food and drink on hand.

Register for Event

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Tuesday, September 4

We’re Talkin’ Tuesday” Networking Group Meeting

Location:
Mainstreet Credit Union
6025 Lamar Ave. 
Mission, KS
Google Map

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 Sara Kentzler at skentzler@nejcchamber.com or 913-262-2141 for more information. 

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Market Immersion 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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Young Friends of the Institute (YFI) Happy Hour Event

Location:
Trezo Mare Restaurant
4105 N. Mulberry Drive
Kansas City, MO
Google Map

Time: 5:30pm – 7:30pm

YFI raises fun, friends and funds for the Rehabilitation Institute of Kansas City (RIKC) in support of children and adults with disabilities. 

YFI (pronounced wi-fi) engages young professionals in philanthropic work on behalf of The Rehabilitation Institute of Kansas City. Most events involve networking opportunities, volunteer activities, and of course, a good dose of fun!

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Wednesday, September 6

Power Chics Power Coffee Meeting

Location:
Black Dog Coffeehouse
12815 W. 87th St.
Lenexa, KS
Google Map

Time: 8:00am – 9:00am

The Power Chics Power Coffee is a new venue for the person who prefers to meet in the morning. We will meet at 8 AM and get to know each other with introductions and  a discussion topic.

Power Chics is a personal growth organization, developed by women and for women. Power Chics is dedicated to helping “chics” from all professional arenas grow and develop, both personally and professionally. Come see what we are about. 

Please do register for this event so we have an idea of how many to expect.

Register for Event

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1 Million Cups Program for Entrepreneurs

Location:
Kauffman Labs
4801 Rockhill Road
Kansas City, MO
Google Map

Time: 9:00am – 10:00am

Kauffman Labs for Enterprise Creation created 1 Million Cups (1MC) as a simple way to engage entrepreneurs in the Kansas City community. Each week, the 1MC program offers two local upstarts an opportunity to present their companies to a diverse audience of mentors, advisors, and entrepreneurs.

The program takes place every Wednesday morning from 9:00-10:00am in Kauffman Labs. So if you’re interested in being involved with the 1 Million Cups program sign up, show up, help someone startup by offering your thoughts, questions, and advice.

More Information on September 5 Program

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Market Immersion Meetings

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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Kansas City Young Professionals September Happy Hour Event

Location:
Michael Forbes Bar & Grille
128 W. 63rd St.
Kansas City, MO
Google Map

Time: 5:30pm – 8:30pm

Free to attend.

Join us for our monthly happy hour at the new Michael Forbes Bar and Grille in Brookside! We will be taking over the bar and the beautiful patio. Happy hour specials have been extended just for our group. Grab some friends or coworkers and come down Wednesday September 5th.

RSVP on Facebook

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Thursday, September 6

KC Roundtable Breakfast Meeting

Location:
First Watch
1022 Westport Rd.
Kansas City, MO
Google Map

Time: 7:30am – 9:00am 

This breakfast we have Joe – Anne Gabert sharing her experience with us. Joe – Anne is president of Bicknell Family Holding Co. LLC, which acquired her company. She runs all the companies in the $400 million portfolio, including Adams-Gabbert (her acquired company).

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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Olathe Chamber Coffee meeting

Location this week:
The Great Mall of The Great Plains 
20700 West 151st Street 
Olathe, KS 66061
Google Map

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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The Resume Reboot Workshop presented by New Landings

Location:
New Landings HQ
11320 W. 79th St.
Lenexa, KS 66214
Google Map

Free to attend.

Time: 1:00pm – 3:00pm

In the current job market, with unemployment hovering at around 9%, and the “broad unemployment rate” nearly 18%, it is absolutely essential that your resume make you irresistible to hiring managers.  It needs to highlight the skills you can bring to any position, and minimize any liabilities that would keep you from getting an interview.  You need a resume that really tells an employer what you bring to a position that separates you from the crowd.  You need to communicate YOUR STORY.  

If you are getting no response from your current resume, you owe it to your career and yourself to attend this free workshop.

In this two-hour workshop, Tammy Kabell will teach you step-by-step how to put together the components of a successful resume.  She will help you identify your skills that can be transferred to multiple industries, as well as resume strategies to overcome obstacles in your search, such as long unemployemnt or advanced experience / age.  Most importantly, Tammy will show you how to craft a resume that truly defines your strengths and achievements, and shows your next employer what you are capable of.

Registration for the Workshop

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Friday, September 7

Social Media Club of Kansas City Monthly Meeting

Location:
Google Fiber Space

1814 Westport Road
Kansas City, MO
Google Map

Time: 7:30am – 10:00am

Cost: Admission is $5, and a complimentary breakfast will be provided by Google.

Meet us at the Google Fiber Space for a special SMCKC breakfast featuring an inside look at Google Fiber, plus a presentation from the SMCKC-ers behind VisitKC’s All-Star Game Command Center.

You read about it in the Star. You saw it on KCTV5. Or perhaps you were there in the dugout — that is, inside H&R Block’s world headquarters, feverishly responding to tweets with the hashtag #KC before, during, and after the madness surrounding the 2012 MLB All-Star Game at Kauffman Stadium July 10.

But how did the All-Star “command center” come about? How did SMCKC join forces with the Mayor’s office, H&R Block, Barkley, and Visit KC to turn Kansas City into the social media capital of the sports tourism world for a few heady midsummer days? Find out firsthand from the SMCKC-ers who led us in turning everyday KC visitors into “FanatiKCs.”

Next, representatives from the @GoogleFiber team, will discuss their social media efforts during the Rally period going on through Sept. 9 in Kansas City. Afterwards, those who haven’t seen the interactive displays in the Fiber Space will get a hands-on tour.

Schedule: 
7:30 – 8am: Arrive, enjoy complimentary breakfast provided by Google
8-9am: All-Star Command Center Report
9-9:30am: Google Fiber & Social Media 
9:30-10: Tour the Fiber Space

Register for SMCKC Breakfast  (Waitlist now active)

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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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Entrepreneur Corner during First Fridays Event (Canceled due to weather)

Location:
bizperc
1800 Baltimore Ave. (Rooftop)
Kansas City, MO 
Google Map

Time: 5:00pm – 9:00pm

Free to attend.

bizperc, a modern-meets-Midwest coworking space in the Crossroads District, is opening Entrepreneur Corner on the ROOFTOP located at 18th and Baltimore for First Fridays. At the Entrepreneur Corner, attendees will have the opportunity to meet local successful entrepreneurs, learn about new business in Kansas City and view unique pieces of local artwork.

So, stop by. Socialize. Enjoy the view. Even play some games with the entrepreneurs and artists at Entrepreneur Corner. Join us for a fun Friday evening from 5:00pm-9:00pm. 

The September edition of Entrepreneur Corner will not only feature great refreshments, awesome networking and stunning views of Kansas City from the rooftop of 1800 Baltimore, but we’ll also be spotlighting local Kansas City company, k12itc.

More Information

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