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November 2010
Save Room on your 2011 Calendars for These Great Events
Women's Business Center is excited to bring you more opportunities to move your business forward!


January 2011

More technology workshops presented by the Women's Business Center and ITSOKC.


February 10, 2011

FastTrac New Venture for Women class begins


Peer-to-peer Mentoring Roundtables

Our highly successful existing roundtables currently have openings.


The Talent Masters: Why Smart Leaders Put People Before Numbers with Bill Conaty
Presented by Thinking Bigger Business Media and Time Warner Cable Business Class 


Bill Conaty, former senior vice president of General Electric, managed one of the most important succession challenges in U.S. business history-the seamless leadership transition from Jack Welch to Jeff Immelt.


Widely considered a master in human resources management, in his 40 years at General Electric, Conaty has helped to shape the modern face of human resources. Now, he has co-authored a soon-to-be-released book with management guru Ram Charan, The Talent Masters: Why Smart Leaders Put People Before Numbers.  

The Talent Masters (release date: Nov. 7), Conaty and Charan, two superstars of the business world use their insider knowledge at a wide range of companies to provide a system any business can use to build its most valuable asset: talented leaders who can deliver the goods.


Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Overland Park Convention Center 

Networking begins at 11:00 am 

Lunch at 11:30 am


Cost: $55 includes lunch and harcover book 


Visit www.ithinkbigger.com to register for this event.

Upcoming Marketing Workshop: "What makes your company so special?"
Presented by the Mid America Minority Business Development Council


Do you know how to use marketing to drive your business?

Is marketing right now part of your successful business strategy?

If asked the question "why should I work with your company"....Do you have your marketing speech developed?

Please join the MAMBDC as we host this upcoming workshop developed with the busy, fast paced business owner in mind.  Welcome Mr. David Patrick Founder of High Performance Retail Marketing Group and Adjunct Professor MBA Marketing Strategies and MBE Business Strategies as he discusses mistakes being made everyday by major marketers, who is doing it right and what the smart marketers are doing now and how.

Only 30 available spots.  $20 per person. Lunch Included.   Register today!


Tuesday, December 7, 2010

11:00 am - 1:00 pm


777 Admiral Blvd

Kansas City, MO 64106


Visit www.mambdc.org to register for this event.

Discounted Dry Cleaning for Women's Business Center Network
Partnership with Hangers CleanersHangers Cleaners Logo


All WBC members and their families are now elidible to receive special pricing and service at hangers Cleaners, which is the MOST environmentally friendly dry cleaner in the Kansas City area. Learn more about Hangers Cleaners


Get started with up to $30 of FREE cleaning on your first order.


Sign up and learn more online at www.hangerskc.com or contact Kathleen at 816-941-2262 or kcussen@hangerskc.com. $30 offer (1st order) and special discount (not combinable) will not be applied without reference to KWBC. Use the comments box online or tell our Office Manager over the phone that you are with KWBC. Driver will bring you your personalized, blue "Hangers" bag and you are set! View discounted price list


**$30 offer for new customers. Good for regular dry cleaning and laundry, not to be combined with other offer or coupon. 

Local PR FIRM Recognized Nationally for Award Winning Advocacy and Lobbying Campaign
Clean Air Kansas campaign is a national finalist


The campaign, in support of the passage of the Kansas Clean Indoor Air Act, was one of six national finalists for the top public relations campaign of the year in the category of advocacy and lobbying. Joyce Morrison of Media Events, a Lenexa public relations firm, lead the campaign's PR and Communications on behalf of the Sunflower Foundation in Topeka.


 "We are proud to have played a part in the passage of this historic public health law in Kansas," said Billie Hall, president and CEO of the Topeka-based Sunflower Foundation, which supported the campaign. "We congratulate Joyce Morrison, for helping shape public opinion on the benefits of having smoke free public places and workplaces in Kansas."

The award winning campaign engaged constituents across the state to participate in passage of the successful Kansas Clean Indoor Air Act. The smoke free public health initiative identified and engaged more than 11,000 supporters of the statewide clean indoor air policy. More than 5,000 recorded constituent messages also were sent to state legislators.


The Kansas House of Representatives passed the statewide public smoking bill February 25, 2010. The bill, signed by Kansas Governor Mark Parkinson, took effect July 1, 2010.


To learn more about the finalists recognized by PR News, visit, www.prnewsonline.com  

GovFest 2010
What Government Information Can Do For Your Business

Learn how government services can help your business. Event will feature exhibitors and several sessions throughout the day.


Exhibitor Hours: 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Main Gallery area.

Program Hours: 10 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. Carmack Community Room

Reception: 5 - 6 p.m.


Drop by on November 18. There is no cost to attend and no reservations are required. CLICK HERE to learn more

November 18, 2010

Free to attend

Central Resource Library

9875 W. 87th Street
Overland Park, Kan. 66212
(913) 826-4600


Futurallia KC 2011
Meet with more than 800 potential business partners from around the world in 2 days

 Futurallia is an international business-to-business, speed-networking event. Over 800 countries from 30 different countries are expected to come to Kansas City next May. This is a great opportunity for Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) to connect with people from around the United States and the world in order to do business.


May 18-20, 2011




In This Issue
Bill Conaty
Marketing Workshop
Dry Cleaning Deal
PR Firm Nationally Recognized
GovFest 2010
Futurallia KC 2011
Job Fair 2010

The Women's Business Center
The Women's Business Center offers mentoring, resources, and consulting to women in the Kansas City Metropolitan area who wish to become an entrepreneur or who are currently operating their own business.  Through business consulting, classes, workshops, networking, and peer mentoring the WBC is the key to running a successful business for Kansas City's women.


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Events from the Women's Employment Network
4th Annual KC wenJob Fair

This event is open to the public, all job seekers are encouraged to attend, there is no registration fee, and parking will be validated for up to 3 hours. For More information about the event click here


Tuesday, December 7, 2010

1:00 - 4:00 pm

Hyatt Regency Crown Center

2345 McGee Street

Kansas City, MO 64108


Basic Booth Package - $300 & Advance Booth Package $500


For more information or to register for a booth, contact Amie Hankel at 816-595-1297 & ahankel@kcwen.org