February 2010
Wednesday's Women
For women currently in transition, assessing the next steps to new employment or entrepreneurial ventures. 
Join us on March 3, 2010 to experience a supportive environment that helps you remain focused and motivated. Learn new ways to market yourself, enhance your time, network in the community and with your peers, and remain confident and relevant in today's marketplace. 
Schedule:          1st & 3rd Wednesdays of each month
Location:           Women's Employment Network
                          920 Main, Ste 100, Kansas City, MO 64105
Time:                 10:00 - 11:15 a.m.
Cost:                  $25.00/month (2 sessions in same month) or
                          $15.00 for single session
RSVP:               Registration required for each session. Call Kellie 
                         at 816.822.8083 x2398 or email at   
Women with recent work experience of five years or more, and displaced within 18 months.
Topics for Upcoming Wednesday's Women sessions:      
March 3: Mindset Matters    
Denise Upah Mills, LeaderFuel Now
  • Understand how your beliefs and mindset affect both your performance and your outcomes
  • Understand the power of thoughts to influence/determine both your self-image and your work experience
  • Discover and use tools that have an immediate impact on habits/attitudes that affect your potential
March 17: Making Yourself More Marketable     
Danielle Rodenbough, Trouble At Work
  • How you can apply your skill sets to make yourself attractive to a smaller company
  • How to think like a small business to understand what they're looking for in an employee
  • Effective words and phrases
April 7: My Plan for the Future   
Denise Upah Mills, LeaderFuel Now
  • Learn how to harness the power of affirmations
  • Discover how to set and achieve bold goals
  • Gain powerful techniques for building inner personal strength
April 21: Networking as a Core Competency
Denis Upah Mills, LeaderFuel Now
  • Gain a new perspective on networking and its importance as a core competency
  • Learn practical ideas and tips for purposeful networking
Peer-2-Peer Lending Workshop 
This Week!
Doug Allen, CIO of Pioneer Financial Services - a division of MidCountry Bank, will explore the current marketplace of peer to peer lending.

When:    February 25th, 11am-1pm
Where:   Enterprise Center of Johnson County, 8527 Bluejacket
Fee:       $25 (box lunch included)
To register: 
Online at www.ecjc.com, call 913-438-2282 or email jvehlewald@ecjc.com.
9th Annual 25 Under 25 Awards 25 Under 25
Join host KC Small Business magazine, event sponsors, area business leaders and entrepreneurs for cocktails (cash bar), dinner, awards and an evening of live entertainment and dancing with the Dave Stephens Band, Saturday, February 27, 2010, at the Downtown Marriott in the Count Basie Room. Black tie optional.

The evening starts at 6 p.m.! Click here to reserve your tickets
Announcing: New Workshop 
This is a one-of-a-kind event - Register TODAY before it sells out!
Proof of Concept Clinical Trials Workshop
Learn How to Maximize the Chances of Your Drug Demonstrating Benefit

Date: Thursday, March 11, 2009
Time: 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Cost: $50 (includes lunch)
Location: Enterprise Center of Johnson County
Register: Click here to register; email jvehlewald@ecjc.com; or call 913-438-2282

Do you understand the safety, pharmacokinetic, and pharmacodynamic issues that need to be addressed and integrated before conducting a proof-of-concept clinical trial that will maximize your drugs' chances of success? Get the answewrs at this workshop.

Who should attend?
  • Regulatory Affairs 
  • Clinical Managers
  • Research and Development
  • Training/Learning and Development
    itsokc - (Information Technology Services of Kansas City)
    itsokc is a non-profit organization of Information Technology Professionals dedicated to helping small business owners with their IT needs. itsokc offers a free two hour consultation with an itsokc member to understand and assess your business needs. Check it out at www.itsokc.com or call 913-689-8329.
    Workshop Date Changes 
    Due to speaker availability, a new workshop calendar has been created. 
    Peer-2-Peer Lending Workshop: Feb 25th, 11am-1pm, $25*
    Customer Relationship Management Workshop: March 4th, 11am-1pm, $25*
    Proof-of-Concept Clinical Trials Workshop: March 11th, 11am-1pm, $50*
    Valuation of the Early Stage Company Workshop: March 18th, 11am-1pm, $50*
    Twitter Bootcamp - Discover How Twitter Can Increase Your Visibility: Mar 25th, 11am-1pm, $25*
    Using Video through YouTube or Vimeo to Pitch Your Company: March 30th, 11am-1pm, $25*
    *All workshop fees include a box lunch
    DEMO Spring 2010 
    March 21-23, 2010
    JW Marriott
    Palm Desert, CA
    Come to DEMO Spring 2010 and see the most credible early stage and market-ready products that hold the biggest promise for financial and business success.
    InvestMidwest Venture Capital Forum: Where Capital Meets BIG Ideas 
    The 11th annual InvestMidwest is scheduled for March 24-25, 2010 and is hosted by Wells Fargo Advisors in St. Louis. More than 300 attended the 2009 InvestMidwest in Kansas City including 74 venture capital professionals. This year's event will showcase companies from throughout the Midwest in the three industry tracks of life sciences, IT/general business and cleantech/alternative energy. The luncheon speaker is nationally noted David W. Checketts, Chairman of SCP Worldwide, one of the most heralded sports, media and entertainment companies. Click here to register.
    Lack of Female Entrepreneurs:
    A Societal Failure
    Vivek Wadhwa recently discussed why women are so poorly represented in tech and other high-growth businesses in Boy's Club: The Dearth of Female Entrepreneurs. Read More
    University of Missouri Commits to New Business Development 
    MU President Gary Forsee will set aside $5 million over the next three years to help new businesses start in the state. The Enterprise Investment Program will help launch start-up companies and move discoveries out of campus labs and into the marketplace. The first award is expected next fall. For more information, contact the UMKC Small Business Technology and Development Center at 816-235-6428 or dehartc@umkc.edu
    University of Missouri-Kansas City Hosts Forum for Employers on Health Care Reform UMKC is hosting National Health Care: A UMKC Community Conversation - The Employer Perspective. Separate health care bills have passed the U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate. Much debate continues as Americans work through the complex issues, to discern what's in the nation's best interest and what to expect next.
    UMKC invites small businesses to hear a distinguished panel of experts for non-partisan, fact-based discussions designed to simplify and present the current state of the health reform bills in Congress and potential implications for consumers, employers and health care providers.
    Saturday, February 27, 2010; 9:30 a.m. 11:30 a.m.
    UMKC School of Law, E.E. Thompson Courtroom
    500 E. 52nd St., Kansas City, MO
    For more information, visit http://www.umkc.edu/news/CommunityConversation
    Contact John Austin in the UMKC Office of Public Relations: austinja@umkc.edu; 816-235-5251 
    One Health Initiative: Animal Health and Biomanufacturing Summit 
    March 3, 2010
    4:30 - 6:30 p.m.
    Johnson County Community College
    Animal to Human Health Collaborations Regional Partnerships for Innovation
    March 8-9, 2010
    University of Missouri - Kansas City
    Research and scientific discovery, economic development and partnerships throughout the region and with Canada will be explored during the summit. For more information: http://umsystem.edu/summits/
    In This Issue
    Wednesday's Women
    Peer-2-Peer Lending Workshop
    25 Under 25 Awards
    Announcing New Workshop
    Workshop Date Changes
    DEMO Spring 2010
    InvestMidwest Venture Capital Forum
    Lack of Female Entrepreneurs
    University of Missouri Commits to New Business Development
    Forum for Employers on Health Care Reform
    Animal Health and Biomanufacturing Summit
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