Networking Events

Kansas City Job Search/Networking Events for Week of Nov. 12-18

Below are the networking events for the week of November 12-18 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. Five most recent podcasts are “Networking, Leveraging Your Network,” “Networking, Mindset Matters,” “Networking, A New Perspective,” “Freelancing – Available Training,” and “Freelancers: How To Be Successful.”

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All Week Long

Global Entrepreneurship Week

List of Events

View Full Schedule of Events (pdf)

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Monday, November 12

AAF-KC Career Day

Location:
Union Station
30 West Pershing Road
Kansas City, MO 64108
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Time: 8:00am – 5:00pm

You might be looking for your dream job. Or maybe you’re wondering if advertising is the right career for you. Maybe you just want to meet some really cool people. Whatever your motivation, start the conversation that could define your future at AAF-KC Career Day.

No matter whether you’re a designer, copywriter, in media or account services, AAF-KC Career Day will put you in touch with the right people to help start your career in advertising. With three career tracks to choose from, you’ll benefit from the wisdom of industry veterans on topics like emerging technologies, work culture, defining career objectives and more! 

AAF-KC Career Day 2012 will also have a Career Fair section to put you in touch with some of the movers and shakers in the Kansas City advertising community. And the opportunity to take part in resume and portfolio reviews will give you instant feedback from proven professionals.

Registration:

Walk up registration (day of event)
Members: $45, Non-Members: $50

What to bring: Your resume and portfolio

Schedule:
8:00am: Registration Opens

9:00 am: Opening Presentation 
Noon: Lunch
Noon – 2:00pm: Portfolio Review
9:30am – 5:00pm: Track Sessions

More Information

View the Full Schedule

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KCSourceLink and the Kauffman Foundation Break a World Record Speed Networking Event

Location:
Sheraton Crown Center, Gillham Room
2345 McGee St.
Kansas City, MO
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Time: 5:00pm – 7:30pm

Free to attend.

We need 400 people participating in a speed networking event in a single location. Each person must meet 25 other people for 3 minute conversations.

Business owners, aspiring business owners, business resource organizations, service providers and anyone with an interest in helping grow small business in the Kansas City region are welcome to attend.

You’ll be given a seat assignment when you check-in. Our moderator will give everyone instructions before the speed networking begins. You’ll have 1.5 minutes to share your story. Your partner will have 1.5 minutes to share his/her story. You’ll exchange business cards. When 3 minutes are up, you’ll move to the next table and repeat until you’ve met 25 new people.

A cash bar and snacks will be available during the open networking times.

Online Registration Has Closed. Over 500 people registered.

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IdEA Entrepreneur Academy November Open House

Location: 
IdEA Entrepreneur Academy
5354 Longview Road
Kansas City, MO
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Time: 5:30pm – 7:00pm

Free to attend.

There will be a brief presentation from the IdEA Entrepreneur Academy team, then there will be some breakout sessions to get people thinking and talking. Attendees will have a chance to meet small business owners and entrepreneurs in the area.

At IdEA Entrepreneur Academy™ – experience a fearless and thorough journey that embraces you and your business. Whether at our Academy, in your community, with electives or through personalized consulting – 
we have a solution that fits your needs. We challenge to inspire growth. We motivate the development of the whole entrepreneur. With knowledgeable mentors, talented trainers, and comprehensive and effective education – our curriculum is impactful with undeniable results. You can do it. We show how.

More Information about IdEA Entrepreneur Academy

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TEDxCrossroads Weekly Meeting

Location:
AIA Kansas City
1801 McGee St.
Kansas City, MO
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Time: 5:30pm – 6:30pm

Free to attend.

TEDxCrossroads is a weekly, hour long TEDx salon hosted Mondays at AIA Kansas City – 1801 McGee. Our focus is conversation, the community exchange that happens after watching a TEDtalk. Our format is simple: watch one 20 min recorded talk, have a 40 minute conversation.

Please RSVP to chel@curiousoptimist.com. We are ‘free and open to the public’ (but please RSVP), and do feel free to share this invitation forward and bring your friends and colleagues (but please RSVP). 

More Information about TEDxCrossroads on Facebook

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Monday Geek Night

Location:
Tannin Wine Bar & Kitchen
1526 Walnut St.
Kansas City, MO
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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.

Register for Event

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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, November 13

Veterans Virtual Career Fair

Location: Online

Free to attend.

At the Veterans Virtual Career fair you will be able to communicate and engage with exhibitors and attendees in a collaborative virtual environment.

The event will be held from November 13th-15th and is free to our veteran community. Help move your career to the next level and find your next job at this virtual event. Register now to complete your profile which can be used to connect with employers when the fair begins.

Register for Event

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Power Chics Power Coffee Meeting

Location:
Little Monkey Bizness
12219 Shawnee Mission Parkway
Shawnee, KS
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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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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 Sara Kentzler at skentzler@nejcchamber.com or 913-262-2141 for more information. 

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Biz2Biz Connect Networking Meetings

First Tuesday Morning Meeting Info:

Location:
Edward Jones Office
5725 Nieman Rd., Suite D
Shawnee, KS
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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. Job seekers and 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
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Time: 11:30am – 12:30pm

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

More Information about the Group

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Cannon Social Media Solutions Social Media Marketing Strategy Class

Location:
Homer’s Coffee House (West of Metcalf at 80th Street)
Large Conference Room
7126 W 80th St.
Overland Park, KS
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Time:
8:30am: Registration and Networking

9:00am to 10:30am: Session

Cost: $37.00

  • Topic: Flying By the Seat of Your Pants: to Social Media Marketing Strategy

Covering:

  • Start where you are.
  • Determine how much social media marketing is right for you.
  • Define your social media marketing goals & objectives.
  • Who’s your audience.
  • Select the platforms that best fit your organizations marketing needs (Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, or other sites).
  • Research your current online positioning – what is your competition up to.
  • What is a marketing calendar & how to use it for social media.
  • How do you measure success.
  • Rinse, Adjust, Repeat.

Register for Class

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Coping with Change and Powerfully Dealing with Your Emotions So You can Get Back to Work Faster Webinar

Time: 11:30am – 1:00pm CST

We are going to be dealing with the angst you may be feeling about your job search, lay-off, the economy, the news, the people in your life and anything else that you may be thinking about in a way that limits what is possible. 

In this results-oriented presentation, you will have the opportunity to:

  • Learn how to use your own challenges to decide and commit to what you want. 
  • Shift from focusing on “what is wrong” to focusing on “what works”. 
  • Your thoughts influence your job search. Discover how to rise above the circumstances in the news and take powerful action. 
  • Begin to reach out, connect, empower and support one another in order to move through these waves of change with ease and grace. 
  • Learn how to powerfully use your time and energy starting today.

Register for FREE

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10 Most Common Work-Related Dreams Interpreted Webinar

Time: Noon – 1:00pm CST

This FREE webinar will reveal the meaning behind these dreams:

  • Being late for work
  • Sleeping with a co-worker
  • Being unprepared for a task
  • Being naked at work
  • Getting stuck in the elevator
  • Not being able to find the bathroom
  • Driving to work
  • Being chased in the office
  • Your work equipment isn’t working
  • Getting delayed at the airport

Register for FREE

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Christian Business Connections Network Meeting

Location:
East Side Baptist Church
19901 E. 78 Highway
Independence, MO
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Time: 1:30pm

Join us! It is an all-inclusive and non-denominational group and our focus is networking/friendship/outreach.

More Information

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OfficeMax Job Fair

Location:
OfficeMax Distribution Center
2401 Midpoint Drive
Edwardsville, KS
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Time: 3:00pm – 7:00pm

Our OfficeMax distribution center located in Edwardsville, KS has a variety of full time and part time positions available.

Positions available:

  • Warehouse-Full time/Part time -1st and 2nd Shifts — Weekends Off
  • Maintenance Tech
  • Administrative Assistant

Interviews will be held during the job fair. Please apply on line at www.officemax.com prior to the job fair.

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Second Tuesday Northeast Johnson County Chamber Games

Location:
Sully’s Pub
5436 Johnson Drive
Mission, KS
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Time: 4:30pm – 6:00pm

Free to attend.

Join the NEJC Chamber at Sully’s Pub the second Tuesday of each month for Chamber Games! This is a unique networking event that you will not want to miss.

Contact Lauren Vaughan at lvaughan@nejcchamber.com or 913-262-2141 for more information. 

Register for Event

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Young Nonprofit Professionals Network Monthly Gathering

Location:
Charlie Hopper’s
12 W. 63rd St.
Kansas City, MO
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Time: 5:00pm – 7:00pm

New to the nonprofit sector? Looking to network with other nonprofit professionals? Join us for a Networking Happy Hour! Appetizers will be provided and drink specials will be available for purchase. This event is free to attend!

A growing organization connecting professionals that are new to the nonprofit sector (regardless of age). YNPNkc is a great place for those interested in professional development, networking and social opportunities.

YNPNkc is chapter of a national organization that provides professional development and networking opportunities to professionals new to their careers in the nonprofit sector. 

No registration needed for this free social event. Just show up.

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FINDitKC Networking Event

Location:
The Rub Bar-B-Que & Catering
10512 S Ridgeview Rd.
Olathe, KS
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Time: 5:30pm – 7:30pm

We want YOU to attend FINDitKC’s November Networking Event! FINDitKC is a company passionate about being a resource to Kansas City, and we want our clients to also be a resource to each other! Come join us as we FINDfriends, FINDpartnerships, and FINDfun!

Anyone who would like to attend- clients, consumers, friends!

Simply RSVP with the number attending to clientrelations@finditkc.com

More Information

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Silicon Prairie News BIG Global Entrepreneurship Week Party

Location:
Coal Vines
616 Ward Parkway
Kansas City, MO 
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Time: 6:00pm

Silicon Prairie News is throwing a party – a BIG party – during Global Entreprenuership Week. We’ll be tucked away in the Wine Vault at the Coal Vines ready and waiting for you.

Register for Event

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Missouri Feet-Up Network Meeting

Location:
Minsky’s Pizza
427 Main Street
Kansas City, MO
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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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Young Professionals Supporting the Love Fund Happy Hour

Location:
RA Sushi Leawood
11638 Ash St
Leawood, KS
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Time: 6:00pm – 8:00pm

Free to attend.

Great door prizes | Complimentary Appetizers | Sushi

About the Love Fund: When families and support structures are unable to provide the things their kids need to learn, live and grow, The Love Fund for Children can … and does.  

The Love Fund’s been serving local kids for more than 30 years in more than 30 counties in MO & KS.

Register for Event

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Career Studios: How to Find a Job on LinkedIn for the Currently Employed Webinar

Time: 7:00pm – 8:00pm CST

Register for FREE

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Wednesday, November 14

genKC Volunteering & Your Career: The Conduit to Growth

Location:
Kansas City Cafe
1532 Grand Blvd.
Kansas City, MO
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Time: 7:30am – 9:00am

Cost: Non-member ticket: $15.00 (includes breakfast buffet)

Learn how non-profit board service can be beneficial to your career.

You’ll meet more of your business contacts through participation on a non-profit board. How can you find the board that’s right for you, why is your expertise as a young professional so important to the community, and what’s the value of service to you as a growing young professional?

Hear from non-profit professionals on:

  • Why non-profit board membership is worthwhile
  • Networking and business-development advantages of serving on a board
  • Key considerations young professional should take into account when considering board membership and determining which organizations are right for you
  • What the first steps are to getting involved

This event is Sold Out

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Professional Edge Breakfast Series Event

Location:
KU Edwards Campus
BEST Building – Conference Center

12610 Quivira Road
Overland Park, KS
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Time: 8:00am – 9:00am
Coffee and pastries offered at 7:30am.

Cost: Free and open to the public.

Professional Edge provides:

  • Focused conversation around key workforce topics being faced within many organizations today.
  • Discussion on current trends and practices.
  • Opportunity for professional development and growth.
  • An atmosphere for individuals to interact and discuss specific ideas.

Speaker: Dr. Shane Lopez, former KU professor of psychology and education

Topic: Making Hope Happen in Business and Life

Learn three strategies for introducing your present self to your future self and making hope happen in business and life.

Register for Event

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Overland Park Chamber of Commerce Wednesday Wake Up – Networking Event

Location:
St. Joseph Medical Center
Medical Mall, 1st Floor
1000 Carondelet Drive
Kansas City, MO
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Time: 8:00am – 9:00am

Cost: $5.00 for non-members

Start your work day off right by networking with your business colleagues at Wednesday Wake-up. You’ll enjoy casual mingling, breakfast foods, brief updates and the opportunity to win fabulous door prizes!

Register for Event

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1 Million Cups Program for Entrepreneurs

Location:
Kauffman Labs
4801 Rockhill Road
Kansas City, MO
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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.

1 Million Cups recently won a Pitch award for 2012 for Best Peek at the Next Big Thing.

This week, Crowd Prospectus and Sock101 will present. 

More Information about November 14 Program

Watch November 14 Program Live starting at 8:50am CDT.

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Market Immersion Meeting

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

Wednesday Morning Meeting Info:

Location:
Granite City Brewery
15085 W. 119th St.
Olathe, KS
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Time: 9:30am – 11:00am

Cost: $10.00 for visitors in advance, $15.00 at the door

Register for Wednesday Morning Meeting

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

Time: 11:00am – Noon CST

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 get: 60 minutes of personal resume coaching plus 30 mins of Q & A with Martin Yate CPC, world-renowned resume expert, NY Times bestseller of the world famous Knock Em Dead books, author of 14 career books in 62 foreign language editions.

Register for FREE

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LinkedIn for the Job Seeker Webinar

Time: 11:00am – Noon CST

Learn strategies and best practices to leverage LinkedIn at every stage of your job search.

Lindsey Pollak, bestselling career advice author and LinkedIn spokesperson, will show you how to:

  • Build a profile that attracts recruiters and hiring managers
  • Find more opportunities by expanding your professional network
  • Send your resume to the top of the applicant list
  • Learn about the features included with Job Seeker Premium

Register for FREE

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Biz2Biz Connect Networking Meeting

Wednesday Morning Meeting Info:

Location:
Scooter’s Coffeehouse
11106 Antioch Road
Overland Park, KS
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Time: 11:30am – 12:30pm

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

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Career Exploration and Transition – Discovering Your Ideal Career Workshop presented by New Landings

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

Time: 1:00pm – 3:00pm

Are you unsure of a career path? Do you want to change careers? Do you feel stuck in your current job? Learn about career exploration and transition from a multi-certified resume writer, career and personal branding coach. Topics covered include: Career Assessments, Career Passion/Enthusiasm, Identifying Strengths, Transferable Skills, Challenges-Actions-Results, Helpful Websites, O*Net Occupational Database, Informational Interviewing, Utilizing Contacts, Professional Development, Vocational Training, College/University Degrees, and Research and Organization.

Registration for the Workshop

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Mastering Online Job Application Systems Webinar

Time: 2:00pm – 3:30pm CST

In this highly competitive job market, most companies insist that you complete an online job application form to apply for their open positions. The trouble is, many such online application forms are horrible to complete!

This webinar will not only help you complete online job application systems as easily and effectively as possible, it will also show you how to stand out from the hundreds of other people who are also applying online. 

You’ll learn how to:

  • Organize your efforts so you can apply online as quickly and painlessly as possible.
  • Overcome computer quirks that can keep you from successfully applying online.
  • Create a plain text resume to ensure you’re your submissions look just like you intended.

Register for FREE

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Nonprofit Job Club Meeting

Location:
KCPT – Public Television 19, Inc.
125 East 31st St. Suite #100
Kansas City, MO
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Time: 3:00pm – 4:30pm

Held in Nonprofit Connect Conference Room, located in the KCPT building at 125 E. 31st Street (under the big red tower).

Please park in the two lots directly north and across 31st Street from the station, leaving the main lot for staff and handicapped visitors.

The Nonprofit Job Club connects job seekers to the Kansas City nonprofit community.  

  • Refresh your jobseeking skills
  • Learn more about the nonprofit sector
  • Network to gain new contacts

No registration is required. This event is free.

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Engage Mobile Open House Event

Location: 
Engage Mobile
112 E. Missouri Ave., Suite #200
Kansas City, MO
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Street parking and parking across the street is available.

Time: 3:00pm – 8:00pm (Come and go as you please)

Business casual attire

Free to attend.

Please join us to celebrate the new World Headquarters of Engage Mobile at our open house!

Enjoy a speakeasy atmosphere with handcrafted classic cocktails inspired from the 1800’s, light Hors D’oeuvres, and great network with some of Kansas City’s finest.  It’s a Techeasy!

Register for Event

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#MWChat on Twitter: Transitioning Veterans into Civilian Jobs

Time: 4:00pm – 5:00pm CST

Charles Purdy will moderate our all-star panel, featuring Terry Howell, Managing Editor for Benefits at Military.com, branding expert and Military.com contributor Lida Citroen, Iraq War veteran and human resources blogger Steve Gifford, and VP of Veterans Green Jobs John Toth.

Here is how you can participate in this chat:
1. Search for hashtag #MWChat on Twitter when the chat starts at 4pm CST.
2. Introduce yourself when the chat begins.
3. Read, ask questions, comment, re-tweet. Participate!

You can also follow the #MWChat by visiting the Monster Facebook page once the chat begins.

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Under30CEO November Meetup with Innovative Professionals for Entrepreneurs

Location:
Snow & Company
1815 Wyandotte St.
Kansas City, MO
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Time: 5:30pm – 7:30pm

No cost to attend.

Our lineup for this meet-up includes:

  • Adam Crane, President & CEO of The Raiser Group
  • Chris Olsen, CEO of FINDitKC
  • Jill Meyer, Tech Development & Commercialization Specialist at UMKC

RSVP on Facebook

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American Business Women’s Association Event: From Grunt to Greatness

Location:
Bacchanalia Private Dining
12450 Newton St.
Overland Park, KS
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Time: 6:00pm – 8:30pm 

5:45- 6:30: Networking
6:30: Dinner
7:00: Speaker followed by business meeting

Cost: $18.00 for guests

You will learn to live a life of happiness and fulfillment by embracing your flaws while you pursue your personal best. Life and business coach, consultant, speaker and author Michael Charest is the founder of Coach & Grow Rich, a company that helped thousands of coaches attract more clients. He is the president of Business Growth Solutions, designed to assist solopreneurs and small service-based professionals grow their businesses.

You will be engaged by Michael’s self-depracating humor and honesty. You will relate with his personal struggles of self-doubt, lack of belief, procrastination, and overall gruntness. Yet Michael has created an extraordinary business and life.

Reservations Required by Close of Business on Monday, November 12.

More Information and Register for Event

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Crossroads Career Network Meeting on Relationship Management

Location:
Woods Chapel United Methodist
4725 Northeast Lakewood Way
Lee’s Summit, MO
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Time: 7:00pm – 8:00pm

No cost to attend.

People skills are becoming more and more critical for success. In our connected world it is critical that we understand the impact we have when we interact with others. Managing our existing relationships, and finding new people to build relationships with is not only a big key to job searching, but also to success.

This month we are going to focus on finding and building great relationships with new friends, as well as strengthening and extending our current relationships.

Register on Meetup.com

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Thursday, November 15

KC Roundtable Breakfast Meeting

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

This breakfast we do not have a speaker but come meet and mingle with other Roundtable members.

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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KC/IABC (Kansas City International Association of Business Communicators) November Breakfast

Location:
Kansas City Cafe
1532 Grand Blvd.
Kansas City, MO
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Time:
7:30am to 7:45 am – Registration and networking
7:45 am – Announcements and introductions
8:00am to 9:00am – Breakfast program

Cost: $35.00 for guests

Topic: Understanding Mobile Communications

If you have questions about how to build a mobile strategy, this KC/IABC breakfast is for you. Meet Perry Puccetti, President of Triple-I Corp., who will lead us through an examination of enterprise and consumer mobile applications and websites, including the platforms, technologies and frameworks that you need to understand for effective communications with your audience.

We’ll look at tips for maximizing your mobile strategy, and examine some of the latest techniques for connecting with your on-the-go audience – mobile websites, private app stores, mobile commerce and gaming and more. Use your mobile strategy as the wake-up call to streamline your bloated website and re-focus on fast delivery of the info your audience wants.

Registration is Closed

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Biz2Biz Connect Networking Meeting

Thursday Morning Meeting Info:

Location:
Fig Tree Cafe
817 NE Rice Rd.
Lee’s Summit, MO
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(East outer Rd of 291 Hwy between 50 Hwy & I-470 across from Office Max & next to the BP gas station) 

Time: 8:30am – 9:30am

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

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Olathe Chamber Coffee meeting

Location this week:
Salty Iguana Mexican Restaurant 
10478 South Ridgeview Road 
Olathe, KS
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Time: 9:00am – 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
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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
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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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How to Turn Interviews into Offers with Martin Yate Webinar

Time: 11:00am – 12:30pm CST

You need interviews to get job offers. And then you need to out perform all of your competition at the interviews to win the job offer.

This ability to turn job interviews into job offers is the most important professional skill you can develop. However, you have less experience going to job interviews and successfully turning them into job offers, than anything else you do in life.

You get: 60 minutes of personal resume coaching plus 30 mins of Q & A with Martin Yate CPC, world-renowned resume expert, NY Times bestseller of the world famous Knock Em Dead books, author of 14 career books in 62 foreign language editions.

Register for FREE

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Power Guys Power Lunch Meeting

Location:
Blanc Burgers & Bottles
4710 Jefferson St.
Kansas City, MO
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Time: 11:30am-1:00pm

Cost: $35 for prospective members.

More than a networking group…Power Guys is about getting better at what you do and how you do it!

Guest speaker: Coach Z, Rick Zvosec ~ Motivational Coach

Power Guys is a personal and professional development organization for men. It is dedicated to helping “guys” from all professional arenas grow and succeed; exchange thoughts and ideas with other businessmen; while providing information, tips, tools and techniques to assist each of us in attaining our dreams, goals and desires.

Register for Lunch

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Kansas City Startup Job Fair

Location:
Rockhurst University
1100 Rockhurst Rd.
Kansas City, MO
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Time: 5:00pm – 7:00pm

Kansas City startups are always looking for talented employees and interns to help them grow their new company.  College students and recent grads are invited to attend the first Kansas City Startup Job Fair.

The Startup Job Fair is designed to connect students and recent grads with opportunities to work with Kansas City based startup companies. The “crawl” will feature 20-30 startups trying to fill available intern, part-time and full-time positions. Students and grads will have the opportunity to meet the people behind the startups, see their products in action and learn about working in an innovative culture.

List of startups participating and to Register for Job Fair

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Kansas City, Kansas Chamber Business After Hours Networking Event

Location:
All Seasons Party and Tent Rental
5050 Kansas Ave.
Kansas City, KS
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Time: 5:00pm – 7:00pm

Join the KCK Chamber and All Seasons Party and Tent Rental at their new facility in KCK for an evening of food, drinks, and great networking opportunities. This event is free and open to the public.

More Information

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KCnext Fall IT Networking Happy Hour

Location:
College Basketball Experience 
1401 Grand Boulevard
Kansas City, MO
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Cost:
KCnext members: no charge
Non-KCnext members: $15 per ticket 

Time: 5:00pm – 8:00pm

Throw on your kicks and join us and more than 400 tech professionals for our final 2012 IT Networking Event. Connect with Kansas City’s influential tech companies and professionals while enjoying Boulevard beer, interactive basketball games and raffles for the hottest tech gadgets available. We’ll see you on the court.

Register for Event

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Social Media Club of Kansas City November Happy Hour

Location: 
La Bodega
703 Southwest Blvd.
Kansas City, MO
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Time: 5:30pm – 7:30pm

Cost: $5.00

Join us for happy hour-priced tapas and drinks, networking with your fellow SMCKC-ers, and helping Harvesters raise 10,000 meals for its Stop Senior Hunger program. 

Special Giveaway: Ticket purchase enters you into a raffle to win free admission to any upcomingSMCKC Professional Lunch (pro membership not required to win).

All admission proceeds will be donated to Harvesters, and you may also bring extra canned/boxed non-perishable food to donate.

La Bodega is graciously extending its happy hour pricing until 7:30, so come on down and enjoy large amounts of small plates!

Register for Event

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young Water.org Presents: The Finer Things in Life Event

Location:
Cellar & Loft
525 Walnut St.
Kansas City, MO
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Time: 6:00pm – 8:00pm 

Cost: $25.00 (includes drinks, food and a donation to Water.org)

Come join us for an evening of wine, scotch, chocolate & commodes. (And kickoff World Toilet Day!)

Register for Event

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Friday, November 16

Biz2Biz Connect Networking Meeting

Location:
City Union Mission (Executive Offices Chamber Room)
1100 E. 11th St.
Kansas City, MO
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Time: 8:30am – 10:00am

No cost to attend if you are a job seeker or from a non-profit. Otherwise, first-time guests are free and beyond that, there is a $5 attendance fee. 

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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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Integrity Resource Center Luncheon

Location:
Overland Park Marriott
10800 Metcalf Ave.
Overland Park, KS
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Time:
11:00 – 11:30 am: Networking (optional)
11:30am – 1:00pm: Lunch and Speaker

Cost: $40 for a ticket

Integrity Resource Center Hosts Author and Entrepreneur Mike Frank at Quarterly Lunch

Mike Frank discovered the importance of his choices in life and work. With over three decades of executive experience at companies including Walt Disney, PepsiCo, and General Mills, Mike has gone from being known as a corporate “iceman” to someone who lives with relentless purpose. Mike Frank is the President of Frank Consulting and author of Prosperity with Purpose: An Executive’s Search for Significance. In addition to his vast executive experience, Mike has launched and operated numerous start-up entities including two communication companies that sold for billions. Mike made poor choices and experienced tragedy, but learned to live and work with a greater sense of purpose, you can too!

If you want to understand the underlying values of success, Mike’s journey will assist you. If you have been debilitated by pain, his story will bring comfort. Mike will share how to live a life of relentless purpose.

Register for Event

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November KCSEM (Kansas City Search Engine Marketing Association) Lunch Event

Location:
Tomfooleries Restaurant (upstairs)
612 West 47th St.
Kansas City, MO
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Time: 11:30am

Connect with fellow Kansas City SEO, SEM and internet marketers on Friday, October 12 at 11:30 am at Tomfooleries on the Plaza, for an informal lunch meetup hosted by the Kansas City Search Engine Marketing Association. There is no cost for attendance. 

Whether you’re new to online marketing or a grizzled vet, KCSEM events are a great way to network and talk shop about the trends and tactics of SEO, PPC, Social Media, and the rest of the search landscape.

Register for Event on Meetup.com

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Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Kansas City Fundraiser Event

Location: 
Snow & Company
1815 Wyandotte St.
Kansas City, MO
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Time: 6:00pm

Enjoy Friday night & frozen cocktails! Stop by and network with Bigs or find out how to become a Big.

More Information

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Saturday, November 17

Real Women of Kansas City: Networking Social Event

Location:
Icon’s
1108 Grand Blvd.
Kansas City, MO
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Time: 5:00pm – 8:00pm 

Cost: $10.00 (covers workshop entry and dinner)

Keynote speaker and Host: Ronnisha Tolefree of Aura LLC

Since 2010 Ronnisha has founded Show Me Castings, Real Women of Kansas City, Aura LLC. Join us at Icon’s for networking, “face behind the face”, dinner, drinks, business discussion. It’s not often as business women that we get to network with like minded women.

Register for Event

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Upcoming Events

Tuesday, November 20

Putting Kansas City Back to Work Workshop

Location:
Johnson County Library (Main Branch)
9875 W. 87th St.
Overland Park, KS
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Time: Noon – 1:00pm 

The Career Resource Network is proud to present this FREE educational workshop dedicated to addressing one of the most pressing problems facing us today, the high rates of unemployment and underemployment.

Our panel of experts will be discussing several career transition topics including:

  • “Taking the Work Out of Networking” – What is Your Value Proposition to your New Employer?
  • Unlock Optimal Performance: Enhancing your Wellness to Land the New Gig
  • What to consider when you need to move to move forward
  • And more…

Register for Workshop

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