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               DECEMBER „09
                CALENDAR
                               OF
      NETWORKING EVENTS
                           Developed by
                    JOEL REINERT
                          Business Liaison
                       Missouri Career Center
                        jmreinert@stlcc.edu
                              12/01/09

                                 CONTENTS
Job Fairs, Recruitment Events, and Business Expos……………………..2
Job Search Support Groups.…………………………………….….…….3
Job Search Workshops, Seminars, & Classes…….…………….…..……5
Chamber of Commerce Networking Events…………………….….……7
Business/Professional Networking Meetings….……………….…..……10
Professional Association Meetings….……….……………………….…15
Small Business Resources and Events…………………………………..17
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                     CALENDAR OF NETWORKING EVENTS
                               FOR DECEMBER
                                                  Developed by Joel Reinert
The following is a list of networking events in December 2009. Many of the events are free to attend (plus the cost of your
meal and beverages) unless indicated otherwise. The information provided in this calendar is as accurate as possible as of
the date of this calendar. It is possible that changes in the scheduled events may occur prior to the date of the scheduled
event. Therefore, it is advisable to verify the date, time, and location of the event prior to attending.

                      JOB FAIRS, RECRUITMENT EVENTS, AND BUSINESS EXPOS
December 1, 2009
   BioMerieux 2009 Job Fair
   595 Anglu m Road, St. Louis, Mo 63042
   1p m – 5:30p m
   Must register by 10p m on 11/29 by submitting resu me to career.opportunities@na.biomerieu x.co m
   For more info rmation go to www.bio merieu x-usa.com
December 1 and 3, 2009
   H&R Bl ock Hiring Fair (Client Serv ice Professionals)
   727 W. Highway 50, O’Fallon, IL 62269
   6:30p m – 9p m
   To RSVP for the event or for more in formation contact Anita at 618/235-14790
December 2, 2009
   Pinnacle Entertainment Recruitment Event (variety of gaming and hos pitality industry positions)
   Hispanic Chamber of Co mmerce (3611 S. Grand, St. Louis, MO 63118)
   11am – 6p m
   For more info rmation call 314/664-4432
   Extra Hel p Inc. Recruitment Event (production/warehouse, technical, CSR positions in IL and MO)
   Collinsville VFW Hall (1234 Vandalia St., Collinsville, IL)
   You must pre-register for an interview by calling 618/ 655-1212
   9am – 2p m, Bring a State issued ID and SS Card
   For more info rmation go to www.extrahelpinc.co m
   Western and Southern Fi nancial Group Recruitment Event (financial service professionals)
   Missouri Career Center – South County Service Center (7545 S. Lindbergh, Room B, St. Louis, M O 63125)
   9am – Noon
   For more info rmation contact Joel at 314/416-2917
December 3, 2009
   Extra Hel p Inc. Recruitment Event (production/warehouse, technical, CSR positions in IL and MO)
   North Oaks Missouri Career Center (26B No rth Oaks Plaza, St. Lou is, MO 63121)
   You must pre-register for an interview by calling 618/ 655-1212
   Starts promptly at 1p m. You must be present and bring a State issued ID and SS Card
   For more info rmation go to www.extrahelpinc.co m
December 4, 2009
   Keep America Working Job Fair
   Sheraton St. Louis City Center Hotel (400 S. 14th St. St. Lou is, MO 63103)
   10am - 3p m
   For more info rmation go to www.monster.com
December 6, 2009
   CAASTL J ob Fair
   9225 Lackland Rd., Overland, MO 63114)
   1p m - 4p m
   For more info rmation call 314/446-4431
December 9, 2009
   Career Fair
   Regional Co llaborat ion Center (130 Larkin-Williams Industrial Court, Fenton, MO 63026)
   9am - 2p m
   For more info rmation call 314/446-4431
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                                 JOB SEARCH SUPPORT GROUPS
December 1 and 15, 2009
   CEN at St. Clare of Assisi Job Search Support Group (West County area)
   St. Clare of Assisi School Library
   Clayton Rd. (in Ballwin between Clarkson and Kehrs Mill Rd.)
   7p m - 9p m (meets alternating Tuesdays)
   For more info rmation contact Pat Wells at 636/458-4623 or dpwells222@charter.net
December 1, 2009 (weekly)
   GO!Network Seminar
   Partnership Center (800 N. Tucker, 5th Floor, St. Louis, MO 63101)
   8am – 11:30am (meets weekly on Tuesday)
   The seminars is free but participants must register prior to attending
   To register or for more information go to www.gonetworkstl.com
   GO!Network Entrepreneurial Track Seminar
   Partnership Center (800 N. Tucker, St. Lou is, MO 63101)
   1p m – 3:30am (meets weekly on Tuesday)
   The seminars is free but participants must register prior to attending
   To register or for more information go to www.gonetworkstl.com
   Job Seeker Support Group (St. Charles County area)
   Missouri Career Center – St. Charles (212 Turner Blvd., St. Peters, MO)
   9:30am – 11am (meets weekly on Tuesday)
   For more info rmation call 636/278-1360
December 2, 2009 (weekly)
   Net Club Job Search Support Group (South County area)
   South County Education & University Center (4115 Meramec Bottom Rd., Room 205, St. Louis, M O)
   9am – 10:30am (meets weekly on Wednesday)
   For more info rmation contact Joel Reinert at jmreinert@stlcc.edu or call 314/416-2917
   BBJ Management Brown Bag Networking Group (Wes t County area)
   St. Mark Presbyterian Church (601 E. Clay mont, Ballwin)
   9am – 11am (meets weekly on Wednesday)
   No cost to attend
   For more info rmation go to www.bbj.org
   Morning Star Job Support Group (O‟Fallon, MO area)
   Morning Star Church (1600 Feise Rd., O’Fallon, MO 63368)
   7p m - 8:30p m (meets weekly on Wednesday)
   For more info rmation contact Terry Penrose at 314/ 780-3826 o r tlpenrose@yahoo.com
   Cornerstone Employment Network
   Cornerstone United Methodist Church (1151 To m Ginnever Ave., O’Fallon, M O 63366)
   8am – 10am (Meets weekly on Wednesdays)
   To register contact Cathy Wright at cathywright@umcornerstone.org
December 3, 2009 (weekly)
   BBJ Sales and Marketing Brown Bag Networking Group (West County area)
   Salem Un ited Methodist Church (1200 S. Lindbergh Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63131)
   9am – 11am (meets weekly on Thursday)
   No cost to attend
   For more info rmation go to www.bbj.org
December 3 and 17, 2009
   New Hope Empl oyment Mi nistry
   Topic: “Coping with Unemp loyment St ress During the Holidays”
   New Hope Sanctuary (1580 Kisker Rd., St. Charles, MO 63304)
   7p m – 9p m (meets 1st and 3rd Thursdays)
   For more info rmation contact Bob Yeo at 636/936-2200
   CEN at Incarnate Word Job Search Support Group (West County area)
   Incarnate Word Catholic Church (13416 Olive Rd., Chesterfield, M O east of Hwy. 141 and Olive)
   7:30p m–9p m (meets 1st and 3rd Thursday of every month)
   For more info rmation visit www.iwjobsearch.org or contact Bryan Calsyn at 314/628-9893 or
   bmc@healthcareeragents.com
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December 4, 2009 (weekly)
   BBJ Gateway Engineering Club Brown Bag Networking Group (West County area)
   St. Mark Presbyterian Church (601 E. Clay mont, Ballwin)
   9am – 11am (meets weekly on Friday)
   No cost to attend
   For more info rmation go to www.bbj.org
   BBJ Finance and Accounting Brown Bag Networking Group (West County area)
   Lone Wolf Coffee House (15480 Clayton Road, Ballwin, MO 63011)
   1:30p m – 3:30p m (meets weekly on Fridays)
   No cost to attend
   For more info rmation go to www.bbj.org
December 7, 2009 (weekly)
   BBJ General Membershi p Meetings (West County area)
   St. Mark Presbyterian Church (601 E. Clay mont, Ballwin)
   9am – 11am (meets weekly on Monday)
   Cost to attend: free after $25 init ial one-time membership fee
   For more info rmation go to www.bbj.org or call 636/928-0828
   Findi ng Connecti ons Job Search Support Group
   All Saints Parish, School Library (7 McMenamy Road, St. Peters, MO 63376)
   7p m – 9p m (meets weekly on Monday)
   For more info rmation send email to findingconnections@yahoo.com or contact Diane at 636/397-1440 x304
December 8, 2009
   CEN at St. Cletus Job Search Support Group Meeting (St. Charles area)
   St. Cletus Parish Hall (2705 Zu mbehl Rd., St. Charles, MO)
   7p m – 9p m (usually meets 2nd Tuesday of each month)
   For more info rmation go to www.catholicemploy mentnetwork.org
December 8 and 22, 2009
   CEN at St. Richard Job Search Support Group (Creve Coeur area)
   St. Richard Parish, Ch ichester Room (11223 Schuetz Rd., St. Louis, MO 63146)
   Noon – 1:30p m (meets 2nd and 4th Tuesdays)
   For more info rmation contact Robert Hubert at 314/913-4546 or 314/ 469-5650
December 10, 2009
   CEN at St. Gerard Majella - Job Search Support Group (Kirk wood area)
   St. Gerard Majella Catholic Church (Dougherty Ferry Rd. east of I-270)
   7:30p m–9p m (usually meets 2nd and 4th Thursdays)
   For more info rmation go to http://catholicemploy mentnetwork.org/sgm.ht m
December 14, 2009
   CEN at St. J oseph Job Search Support Group (Cottleville area)
   St. Joseph Catholic Church - Cottleville
   7p m – 8:30p m (meets 2nd Monday of each month)
   For more info rmation go to www.catholicemploy mentnetwork.org
December 14 and 28, 2009
   CEN at Ascension Parish Job Search Support Group (Chesterfiel d area)
   Ascension Parish (Chesterfield, MO), basement of little church
   7p m – 9p m (meets 2nd and 4th Mondays of each month)
   For more info rmation go to www.catholicemploy mentnetwork.org
   CEN at St. Gabriel the ArchAngel Job Search Support Group (St. Louis City area)
   St, Gabriel Rectory (6303 Nottingham, St. Lou is, MO 63109 at Tamm Avenue across from Francis Park)
   7:30p m – 9:30p m (meets 2nd and 4th Mondays of each month)
   For more info rmation go to www.catholicemploy mentnetwork.org
December 21, 2009
   Bounce Back IT Networking Meeting (NO MEETING IN DEC EMB ER)
   Washington University West Campus Conference Center (7425 Forsyth Blvd., Clayton, MO 63105)
   6p m - 8:30p m
   No cost to attend
   For more info rmation contact Blair Forlaw at 314/444-1149 or go to www.bouncebackstl.net
December 30, 2009
   SLATE Empl oyment Transition Series (SETS)
   NEXT MEETING WILL B E IN JANUARY
   United Way of Greater St. Louis (910 N. 11th St., St. Louis, MO 63101)
   1:30p m – 3:30p m (meets last Wednesday of each month)
   To register or for more information contact Cheryl Jones at 314/ 539-4131 o r cjones@stlworks.co m
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                        JOB SEARCH WORKSHOPS, SEMINARS, AND CLASSES
CAREER DEV ELOPMENT S EMINARS
   St. Louis County Missouri Career Center
   Week-long intensive workshop series providing valuable train ing and resources to prepare participants to succeed with
   their job search. Workshops start weekly on Mondays at various locations throug hout St. Louis County
   Admission is free to registered participants of the St. Louis County Missouri Career Center p rogram.
   For more info rmation on registering call 314/381-2253
CAREER DEV ELOPMENT WORKS H0PS
   St. Louis County Missouri Career Center
   Three-hour workshops will be offered to the general public free of charge throughout the month at various Career
   Centers located throughout St. Louis County. Workshop topics are:
    Findi ng and Keeping the Job You Want
    Resume Development
    Interviewing
   Locations and phone numbers for these workshops are:
        North Oaks Missouri Career Center (26 North Oaks Plaza, 314/381-6700)
        Fl orissant North County Service Center (4040 Seven Hills Dr., 314/877-3010)
        Deer Creek Missouri Career Center (3256 Laclede Station Rd., 314/ 877-0001)
        South County Service Center (7545 South Lindbergh Blvd., 314/ 416-2917)
   For specific dates, times, and locations for a workshop contact any of the centers listed above.
JOB S EARCH WORKS HOPS
  St. Charles County Missouri Career Center (212 Turner Bl vd., St. Peters, MO)
  Hosts free job search workshops throughout the month on several topics
  For more info rmation on these workshops call 636/278-1360 or go to www.stcharlesworks.co m/
    St. Louis County Library offe rs FREE Computer Classes
    Free co mputer classes are offered at branches throughout the St. Louis County Library system. Part icipants are required to
    register for a class prior to attending. To register contact your local St. Louis County Library branch. Visit
    www.slcl.org/branches/hq/reference/deptinfo/classes.htm for a list of classes.

December 1, 2009 (weekly)
   Introduction to the Personal Computer Workshop
   Missouri Career Center (26B North Oaks Plaza, St. Louis, M O 63121)
   1p m – 3p m (every Tuesday)
   The workshop is free but participants must register prior to attending
   To register or for more information go to call 314/381-6700
December 2, 2009
   Bounce Back Emerging Economy Career Forum
   Emerging Economy Careers in Sustainable Agriculture
   Monsanto Headquarters (800 N. Lindbergh, St. Louis, M O 63167)
   8am – 10am
   No cost to attend
   To register go to postmaster@greaterstlouisworks.org
   For more info rmation go to www.bouncebackstl.net
   Resume and J ob Search Strategies Job Search Seminar
   St. Louis County Library Headquarters (Frontenac, MO)
   6:30p m – 8:30p m
   No cost to attend
   For more info rmation contact Al Hauser at 314/416-2917
December 2, 2009 (weekly)
   Weekly Job Search Workshops/Presentations
   Urban League of Metropolitan St. Lou is (8960 Jennings Station Road, 63136)
   11am – 1p m (weekly workshops held on Wednesdays)
   No cost to attend
        12/ 2    Online/Manual Applications
        12/ 09 Marketing Yourself/Dress for Success
        12/ 16 Resume Writing/Coaching
        12/ 23 Interview Skills
        For more info rmation contact Hollis Scales at 314/388-9840
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December 3, 2009
   Job Search Seminar: “Provi ding Prospecti ve Empl oyers with a Superior Customer Experience”
   Regional Co llaborat ion Center (130 Larkin Williams Industrial Court, Fenton, MO 63026)
   10am – 11:30am
   Cost: Free
   To register for seminar call 636/305-2030 or email rccfenton@ded.mo.gov
December 3, 2009 (weekly)
   Online Application Workshop
   Missouri Career Center (26B North Oaks Plaza, St. Louis, M O 63121)
   1p m – 4p m (weekly on Thursday)
   The workshop is free but participants must register prior to attending
   To register or for more information go to call 314/381-6700
December 3 and 17, 2009
   Career Workshops
   LDS Employ ment Center (12843 Pennridge Dr., Bridgeton, MO 63044)
   Workshops covering application, resu me, interviewing skills, networking, job coach and more
   8:45am – 4:15p m (usually 1st and 3rd Thursday each month)
   No cost to attend
   For more info rmation on registering call Marilyn Butler at 314/344 -0050
December 4, 2009
   Bounce Back Emerging Economy Career Forum
   Emerging Economy Careers in Assistive Technologies
   Paraquad (5429 Oakland Ave., St. Louis, M O 63110)
   8am – 10am
   No cost to attend
   To register go to postmaster@greaterstlouisworks.org
   For more info rmation go to www.bouncebackstl.net
December 8, 2009
   Resume and J ob Search Strategies Job Search Seminar
   St. Louis County Library – Indian Trails Branch (Mid land near I-170)
   6:30p m – 8:30p m
   No cost to attend
   For more info rmation contact Al Hauser at 314/416-2917
December 9, 2009
   Networking Workshop
   St. Louis Co mmunity Co llege at Forest Park, Conference Center, L007 (belo w Library )
   1p m – 4p m
   No cost to attend but seating is limited
   To register call Cassandra at 314/ 679-3306
December 10, 2009
   Surfing the Internet for Jobs Class
   Deer Creek M issouri Career Center (3256 Laclede Station Rd., Maplewood, M O 63143)
   9am – 10:30am (2nd Thursday of each month)
   No cost to participate
   Must register to attend (class size is limited)
   To register call 314/877-0001 or co me to the Deer Creek Missouri Career Center location
December 14, 2009
   CEN J ob Search Workshop: Networking Skills for Your Job Search
   Ascension Catholic Church, School Multi-Purpose Roo m (230 Santa Maria Dr., Chesterfield, M O 63005)
   7p m – 9p m
   No cost to attend
   For more info rmation go to www.catholicemploy mentnetwork.org
December 14 - 18, 2009
   Job Search Workshop Series
   Arnold Missouri Career Center (3675 West Outer Rd., Arnold, MO 63010)
   FREE workshops covering topics including Career Exp lorat ion, Transferable Skills, Networking, Resources, Applications,
   Resumes, Interviewing Skills, and more
   9am – Noon (typically held the 4th week of each month)
   For more info rmation on registering call Allen Turner at 636/ 287-8909
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December 15, 2009
   Net Club S peaker Series Seminar
   St. Louis County Library – Grand Glaize Branch (Twin Oaks near intersection of Hwy. 141 and Big Bend)
   Topic: TBA
   9:30am – 11am (3rd Tuesday of each month)
   No cost to attend
   For more info rmation contact Joel Reinert at 314/ 416-2917 or jmreinert@stlcc.edu
December 17, 2009
   Your Job Search Tool B ox: What You Need to be Successful in Your Job Search
   Find out how to build an effective strategy and tactics with the best tools to maximize your effect iveness in your job search.
   Resumes, on-line tools, your personal brand, social media; all parts of your job search tool kit.
   Regional Co llaborat ion Center (130 Larkin Williams Industrial Ct., Denton, MO 63026)
   1p m – 3p m
   To attend you must register with the Missouri Career Center at www.missouricareersource.com
   Then, email Frank@CareerNetworkingPro.co m for reservations as seating is limited.
   MS Word Level I Class
   Deer Creek M issouri Career Center (3256 Laclede Station Rd., Maplewood, M O 63143)
   9am – Noon (3rd Thursday of each month)
   No cost to participate
   Must register to attend (class size is limited to 8)
   To register call 314/877-0001 or co me to the Deer Creek Missouri Career Center office)

                                 CHAMBER OF COMMERCE NETWORKING EVENTS
This is a list of info rmational and networking opportunities with some of the larger local cities and Chambers of Co mmerce in
the St. Louis area. For a list of other Chambers in the St. Louis area go to www.mochamber.co m

December 1 and 15, 2009
   Northwest Chamber of Commerce Business Lunch Networking Group Meeti ng
   Syberg's Restaurant (2430 Old Dorsett Rd., Mary land Heights, MO 63043)
   11am – Noon (usually meets 1st and 3rd Tuesdays)
   Cost: $12
   To RSVP or for mo re informat ion go to www.nwco mmchamber.org
December 3, 2009
   Clayton Chamber of Commerce – State of Cl ayton 2009
   Cro wne Plaza Hotel St. Louis – Clayton (7750 Carondelet, Clayton, MO 63105)
   7:30am to 9am
   Cost: $25 per person
   To register or for more information go to www.claytoncommerce.co m.
   Chesterfiel d Chamber of Commerce First Thursday Coffee Networking Event
   Midwest BankCentre (17050 Baxter Rd., Chesterfield, MO 63005)
   7:30am – 9am
   Cost: free for chamber members, $15 for guests
   To RSVP or for mo re informat ion go to www.chesterfield mochamber.co m
December 3, 2009
   Greater Belleville Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours Networking Even
   Co mmerce Bank (5701 West Main St., Bellev ille, IL 62223)
    5p m – 7p m
   Cost: $5 per person/$10 at the door
   For more info rmation go to www.bellevillechamber.o rg
December 3 and 17, 2009
   Maryland Heights Chamber of Commerce Breakfast Cl ub B usiness Networking
   DJ’s Deli (1807 Park 270 Dr., Ste. 410, Mary land Heights, MO)
   7:30am – 9am (1st and 3rd Thursday of each month)
   Cost: free for members, $5 future members
   To RSVP contact Kim at kim@mhcc.co m or 314/576-6603
   For more info rmation go to www.mhcc.co m
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December 4, 2009
    Fenton Area Chamber of Commerce General Membershi p Meeting
    SSM St. Clare Education Center (1015 Bowles Ave., Fenton, MO)
    11:30am – 1p m
    Cost: $18 members, $20 non-members
    To RSVP or for mo re informat ion go to www.fentonmochamber.co m
December 6, 2009
    Kirk wood-Des Peres Chamber of Commerce First Fri days Coffee B usiness Networking Meeting
    Frontanac Bank (301 N. Kirkwood Rd. at W. Adams, Kirkwood, MO 63119)
    7:30am – 9am
    For more info rmation go to www.kirkwooddesperes.com
    West County Chamber of Commerce First Fri days Coffee Club Business Networking Meeting
    Autumn View Gardens (16219 Autumn View Terrace Dr., Ellisville, M O 63011)
    7:30am – 9am
    To RSVP or for mo re informat ion go to www.westcountychamber.co m
December 8, 2009
    Chesterfiel d Chamber of Commerce B usiness After Hours Networking Event
    Tribeca Bistro and Lounge (120 Chesterfield Valley, Chesterfield, M O 63005)
    5p m – 8p m
    Cost: free for chamber members, $15 for guests
    To RSVP or for mo re informat ion go to www.chesterfield mochamber.co m
    Kirk wood-Des Peres Chamber of Commerce General Members hi p Meeting
    Greenbriar Hills Country Club (12655 Big Bend Blvd., Kirkwood, MO 63122)
    11:30am – 1:15p m
    Cost: $20 per person
    For more info rmation go to www.kirkwooddesperes.com
    Greater Belleville Chamber of Commerce Coffee Cup Connections Networking Event
    Greater Belleville Chamber of Co mmerce Boardroo m (216 East "A" St., Bellev ille, IL 62220)
    8am – 9am (2nd Tuesday of each month)
    No cost for members to attend
    For more info rmation go to www.bellevillechamber.o rg
December 8 and 22, 2009
    Northwest Chamber of Commerce Business Breakfast Networking Group Meeting
    Holiday Inn Airport Hotel (4505 Woodson Rd., St. Louis, M O 63134)
    7:30am – 8:30am (usually meets 2nd and 4th Tuesdays)
    Cost: $10
    To RSVP or for mo re informat ion go to www.nwco mmchamber.org
December 9, 2009
   Town & Country-Frontenac Chamber of Commerce Monthly Lunch Meeting
   Frontenac Hilton-St. Louis (1335 S. Lindbergh, Frontenac, MO)
   11:30am – 1p m
   Cost: $30 per person
   To RSVP or for mo re informat ion go to www.tcfchamber.co m
December 10, 2009
    Northwest Chamber of Commerce Monthly Membershi p Meeting
    Ameristar Casino
    11:30am – 1p m (2nd Thursday each month)
    Cost: $25
    To RSVP or for mo re informat ion go to www.nwco mmchamber.org
    West County Chamber of Commerce B usiness After Hours Meeting
    Candicci's Italian Restaurant (100 Holloway, Ballwin, M O 63011)
    5:30p m – 7:30p m
    Cost: members free, guests $15
    To RSVP or for mo re informat ion go to www.westcountychamber.co m
December 10, 2009
    Affton Chamber of Commerce Monthl y Membershi p Meeting – Annual Holi day Luncheon
    Orlando Gardens Banquet Center (4300 Hoffmeister, St. Louis, MO 63125)
    11:15am – 1p m
    Cost: $17 members, $19 guests
    To RSVP by 12/4 or fo r more info rmation go to www.afftonchamber.co m
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December 11, 2009
   Maryland Heights Chamber of Commerce Luncheon Meeting
   Spazio’s at Co mfort Inn - Westport
   11:30am – 1p m (2nd Wednesday of each month)
   Cost: $25
   To RSVP or for mo re informat ion go to www.mhcc.co m
   Webster Groves/Shrews bury Area Chamber of Commerce Meet and Greet Event
   Webster – Rock Hill M inistries (111 Waymire Ave., Webster Groves, MO 63119)
   11am – 1p m
   For more info rmation go to http://www.webstershrewsburychamber.co m
December 14, 2009
   RCGA Who‟s Who In Black St. Louis Top 50 Awards
   America’s Center (701 Convention Plaza, St. Louis, MO 63101)
   6p m – 9p m
   Cost: $50 per person
   To register or for more information go to www.stlrcga.org
December 15, 2009
   Greater Belleville Chamber of Commerce Annual Meeting
   District 201 Offices at Lindenwood University in Belleville, IL
   7:30am – 9am
   No cost for members to attend
   To RSVP, p lease email Beth at btucker@bellevillechamber.o rg or call 618/233-2015
   For more info rmation go to www.bellevillechamber.o rg
   Crestwood-Sunset Hills Area Chamber of Commerce Monthly Meeting
   Orlando Gardens Banquet Center (8352 Watson, St. Louis, M O)
   11am – 1p m
   Cost: $18
   RSVP to 843-8545 or v ia email to info@ourchamber.co m
   For more info rmation go to www.ourchamber.co m
December 16, 2009
   Chesterfiel d Chamber of Commerce General Membership Meeting
   Doubletree Hotel and Conference Center (16625 Swingley Rd., Chesterfield, Mo 63017)
   11:30am – 1p m
   Cost: $18 for members, non-members $25
   To RSVP or for mo re informat ion go to www.chesterfield mochamber.co m
December 17, 2009
   Northwest Chamber of Commerce Networking Group Meeting
   Applebee’s Restaurant (9090 St. Charles Rock Rd., St. Johns, MO)
   4p m – 7p m (usually 3rd Thursday of each month)
   To RSVP or for mo re informat ion go to www.nwco mmchamber.org
   Webster Groves/Shrews bury Area Chamber of Commerce Annual Past President‟s & Holi day Lunch Meeting
   Eden’s Seminary – Schroer Co mmons (475 Lockwood Ave., Webster Groves, MO 63119)
   11am – 1p m
   Cost: $18 per person
   To RSVP or for mo re informat ion go to http://www.webstershrewsburychamber.co m
   West County Chamber of Commerce Membershi p Meeting
   Forest Hills Country Club (36 Forest Club Dr., Ellisville, M O 63011)
   11am – 1p m
   Cost: members $20, guests $25
   To RSVP or for mo re informat ion go to www.westcountychamber.co m
   South County Chamber of Commerce Membership Luncheon
   Holiday Inn (Butler Hill Rd. @ I-55)
   11:30am – 1p m
   To RSVP call 314/ 894-6800 or email dascounty@sbcglobal.net
   For more info rmation go to www.southcountychamber.net
December 17, 2009
   His panic Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours Event
   Puckett Floor Coverings (890 N. Lafayette, Florissant, MO 63031)
   6p m – 8:30p m
   For more info rmation contact Lupita Go mez at lup ita.gomez@monsanto.com or go to www.hccstl.com
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December 18, 2009
   Kirk wood-Des Peres Chamber of Commerce Legislati ve Brown Bag Lunch
   Kirkwood Chamber Office (108 W. Adam St ., Kirkwood, MO)
   Noon – 1p m
   No cost to attend, for chamber members only
   For more info rmation go to www.kirkwooddesperes.com

                    BUSINESS/PROFESSIONAL NETWORKING MEETINGS & EVENTS
December 1, 2009
   St. Louis Design Meetup Networking Group (fo r design and illustration professionals)
   This location is only shown to members
   6:30p m – 8p m
   For more info rmation or to register for this meet ing go to http://www.meetup.com/design/
   O‟Fallon People In Business Networking Meeti ng
   Holiday Inn Express (Dierberg Plaza, Green mount Rd., Shiloh, IL)
   8:30-10am (1st Tuesday of each month)
   Cost: $5 for attendance
   For more info rmation go to www.peopleinbusiness.ning.com
   To RSVP or for mo re informat ion contact Susan Young at 618/655-0930
December 2, 2009
   The Worl d Trade Center: Annual Holi day Reception
   World Trade Center St. Louis (121 S. Meramec, 10th Floor Conference Center, Clayton, MO 63105)
    5pm – 7:30pm
   To register or for more information go to www.worldtradecenter-stl.com
   Clayton Speed Networking for S mall Business
   Mazara W ine Bar (7923 Forsyth Blvd., Clayton, MO 63105)
   6:30p m – 8:30p m
   Cost: $5 with door prize raffle
   To register call 314/726-3117
   Professional Women‟s Alliance Annual Holi day Celebrati on
   Ces & Judy’s (10405 Clayton Rd., St. Louis, M O 63131)
   5:45p m – 8p m
   To RSVP or for mo re informat ion go to www.stlpwa.org
   Highl and People In Business Networking Meeting
   Alpine Suppe (1011 Broadway, Highland, IL)
   8:30-10am (1st Tuesday of each month)
   Cost: $5 for attendance
   For more info rmation go to www.peopleinbusiness.ning.com
   To RSVP or for mo re informat ion contact Susan Young at 618/655-0930
December 2 and 16, 2009
   Metro East Profit Club Networking Meeting
   Porter’s Restaurant in Collinsville
   9am – 10:30am (1st and 3rd Wednesdays of each month)
   Cost: $10 per person
   For more info rmation go to www.metroeastnetworkers.com
   To RSVP contact Heather at 618/ 345-4224
December 3, 2009
   St. Louis Accounting & Finance Professionals Holiday Networking Event
   Morgan LeFay’s (14314 South Outer Forty, Town & Country, MO)
   5:30p m – 7:30p m
   To RSVP go to http://events.linked in.co m/St-Louis-Accounting-Finance/pub/152054
   For more info rmation contact Reid Sullivan at reid_sullivan@kellyfinance.com or 314/317-5422
   Marketpl ace Networking Meeting
   Porter’s Restaurant in Collinsville
   11:30am – 1p m (1st Thurs. of each month)
   Cost: $15 per person
   For more info rmation go to www.metroeastnetworkers.com
   To RSVP contact Heather at 618/ 345-4224
   Missouri Networking - Chesterfiel d/St Charles/St Louis Networking Event
   Fo x & Hounds is at Hwy 40 & Boones Crossing - in Chesterfield.
   Noon – 1:30p m
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December 3 and 17, 2009
   Yellow-Tie Networking Event – County Connectors Networking Meetings
   1st Thursday meeting is at Weldon Spring Ch iropractic ( 6034 Young Dr, Weldon Spring, M O 63304)
   3rd Thursday meeting is at Kaldi's Coffee (17211 Chesterfield A irport Rd, Chesterfield, MO 63005)
   3:30p m – 5p m (1st and 3rd Thursday of each month)
   No cost to attend, but you must be a member or be invited to attend. To request an invitation or for mo re informat ion go to
   http://yellow-tie.net/groups/stlouis/countyconnectors
December 3, 2009 (weekly)
   MasterMind Network of St. Louis Networking Group Weekly Meeti ng
   City Place Cafe (3 City Place Dr., Creve Coeur, MO 63141)
   7:45am- 9am (meets every Thursday)
   No cost to attend meetings
   For more info rmation contact Mike Rohan at 636/ 537-9936 or go to www.mastermindstl.co m
   Christian B usiness Connectors Networking Meeting
   Chameleon’s Catering
   11:30am – 1p m (meets every Thursday)
   Cost: $12 per person
   To RSVP contact Dennis Wagner at 314/ 481-7337 x102
   For more info rmation go to www.christianconnectors.com
December 4, 2009
   St. Louis Business Journal: B aseball, Beethoven, and Biotech Panel Discussion
   Danforth Plant Science Center (975 N. Warson Rd., St. Louis, M O)
   7:30am – 9am
   Cost: $40/person
   To register or for more information go to http://bizjournals.co m/stlouis/event/
   Traffic N Trans portation (TNT) Cl ub of St. Louis 2009 Ladies Day Holi day Luncheon
   11am – 2p m
   Cost: $55 per person
   To register go to www.trafficclubofstlouis.com or contact Brad at 618/806-4411
   St. Louis eWomen Network “Accelerated Networking” Luncheon
   Greenbriar Hills Country Club (12655 Big Bend Blvd., Kirkwood, MO 63122)
   11am – 1:30p m
   Cost: Prior to 12/3 members $35, non-members $45; after 12/3 $55 per person
   For more info rmation go to www.ewo mennetwork.co m
   To register comp lete registration form and send to Donna Gamache, Managing Director at
   donnagamache@eWomenNetwork.co m or 314/ 968-9664
December 8, 2009
   Powerful You! Women's Networking Event
   Center for Sp iritual Living (12875 Fee Fee Road, Creve Coeur, MO 63146)
   11:30am – 1:30p m (2nd Tuesday of month)
   Cost: $25 members and 1st ever attendees, $35 non-members
   To register or for more information go to www.powerfu lyou.com
   St. Louis Business Journal Smart Reader Seminar
   Old Post Office (815 Olive St., Ste. 100, St. Louis, M O 63101)
   8am – 9am
   Cost: $10/person
   To register or for more information go to http://bizjournals.co m/stlouis/event/
   Wood Ri ver People In Business Networking Meeting
   Sgt Pepper's Cafe, 144 E. Ferguson, Wood River, IL
   8:30-9:30am (2nd Tuesday of each month)
   Cost: $1 p lus cost of meal for attendance
   For more info rmation go to www.peopleinbusiness.ning.com
   To RSVP or for mo re informat ion contact Susan Young at 618/655-0930
December 8, 2009
   West County Networking Event
   Meet with 100+ local business professionals in Ellisville, MO
   Location to be provided when you register
   6:45am - 8:30am
   To register contact Ann Aranda (Keller W illiams St. Lou is) at 636/273-6240
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December 8, 2009
   St. Louis Ambassador‟s Holiday Recepti on in Mayor Slay‟s Office
   Office o f the Mayor, Saint Louis City Hall
   5:30p m – 8p m (usually meets 2nd Thursday of each month)
   For more info rmation go to www.stlouisamb.org
   Fuel Monthly Holi day Party & Happy Hour Meeti ng for Volunteer Opportuni ties
   Duane Reed Gallery (4729 McPherson, St. Louis, MO)
   6p m – 8p m (2nd Tuesday of each month at different locations)
   For more info rmation go to www.fuelforthecity.org
December 8 and 18, 2009
   A.N.E.W. (A Network for Executi ve Women) Networking Meeting
   Holiday Inn South (Butler Hill Rd. and I-55)
   6p m – 7:30p m
   Cost: $15 in advance, $20 at the door
   For more info rmation contact Jeannine Clontz at 314/282-9550
December 9, 2009
   AGC Construction Leadershi p Council Happy Hour Networking Event
   Hacienda Mexican Restaurant (9748 Manchester, Rock Hill, M O 63119)
   5p m – 7p m
   No cost to attend
   For more info rmation go to www.agcstl.org
   The St. Louis Networking Lunch Bunch Monthl y Networking Meeting
   Location only shown to members
   3p m – 4p m
   Cost: free
   To register or for more information go to www.meetup.com/stlnetworkingbunch/calendar/
   Financi al Executi ves Networking Group (FENG) Forum
   Topic Social Networking/Personal Branding: Why or Why Not?
   The Lodge of Des Peres (1050 Des Peres Rd., Des Peres, M O 63131)
   7:30am – 9am
   Cost: $5 per person
   For more info rmation go to http://thefengstl.org/
December 9 and 23, 2009
   Yellow-Tie Networking Event – The Buil ders & Relocators – Industrial Networking Meetings
   Contegra Construction (Gateway Co mmerce Center Bu ild ing #18, Ed wardsville, IL 62025)
   8am – 9:30am (every other Wednesday of each month)
   No cost to attend, but you must be a member or be invited to attend. To request an invitation or for mo re informat ion go to
   http://yellow-tie.net/groups/metroeastil/thebar-i
   Yellow-Tie Networking Event – The Buil ders & Relocators – Resi denti al/Commercial Networking Meeti ngs
   Bob Evans (10 Ludwig Dr., Fairview Heights, IL 62208)
   8:30am – 10am (every other Wednesday of each month)
   No cost to attend, but you must be a member or be invited to attend. To request an invitation or for mo re informat ion go to
   http://yellow-tie.net/groups/metroeastil/thebar-i
December 10, 2009
   Networking on Steroi ds “St. Charles” (for business owners)
   Fratelli’s Ristorante (2061 Zu mbehl Rd., St. Charles, MO 63303)
   12:30p m – 2p m
   No cost to attend
   To RSVP or for mo re informat ion call Al Cochran at 314/962-9222 or go to
   http://www.meetup.co m/Networking-on-steroids/
December 10, 2009
   Yellow Tie Networking Event - Hard Hats & Steel Toes Referral Network
   Location TBA
   8am – 9am (2nd Thursday of each month)
   No cost to attend, but you must be a member or be invited to attend
   To get invited to this referral network meet ing you must contact a member of the group, explain your business and learn
   whether you are a fit for this network. If that member believes you are a fit, he or she will invite you to attend and take care
   of getting you on the invitation list.
   For more info rmation go to www.yellow-t ie.net/events/stlouis/
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December 10, 2009
   Executi ve Resource Referral Network (Patty Cook‟s Yellow-Tie referral network)
   Location TBA in Kirkwood area
   11:30am – 1p m (meet 2nd Thursday of each month)
   No cost to attend, but you must be a member or be invited to attend
   To get invited to this referral network meet ing you must contact a member of the group, explain your business and learn
   whether you are a fit for this network. If that member believes you are a fit, he or she will invite you to attend and take c are
   of getting you on the invitation list.
   To become a member of the group contact Patty Cook at patty@lifebydesign.biz o r 636/861-9100
December 11, 2009
   Execunet Monthl y Networking Meeting
   Westport Plaza Gold Tower (111 Westport Plaza Dr., Ste. 1005, St. Louis, MO 63033)
   8am – 10am (meets last Friday of month)
   Cost: $10 ($15 at the door)
   To RSVP contact Ken Co leman at either 314/ 878-1625 or kcoleman@frannet.com
December 12, 2009
   Financi al Executi ves Networking Group (FENG) Monthly Meeting
   UHY Advisors Office (15 Sunnen Drive, Suite 100, Maplewood, MO 63143)
   8am - 10am (2nd Sat. of each Month)
   Cost: Free to Members, $5 donation
   For more info rmation go to http://thefengstl.org/
December 14, 2009
   American Business Women‟s Association – Renaissance Chapter Monthl y Meeting
   Natural Bridge Library (7606 Natural Bridge Rd., St. Louis, M O)
   6p m – 7:30p m (Meets 2nd Monday of each month)
   To RSVP call 314/ 388-1457
December 15, 2009
   St. Louis Business Journal Smart Reader Seminar
   St. Louis Closet Co. (2626 S. Big Bend, Maplewood, MO 63143)
   8am – 9am
   Cost: $10/person
   To register or for more information go to http://bizjournals.co m/stlouis/event/
   St. Louis eWomen Network “Strategic Business Introduction”
   Champion Bank (11401 Olive Boulevard, St. Louis, MO 63141)
   3:30p m - 5:30p m
   Cost: Prior to 12/12 members $50, non-members $75; after 12/12 $85 per person
   For more info rmation go to www.ewo mennetwork.co m
   To register comp lete registration form and send to Donna Gamache, Managing Director at
   donnagamache@eWomenNetwork.co m or 314/ 968-9664
   Collins ville People in Business Networking Meeting
   Oat man House (501 E. Main Street, Collinsville, IL)
   8:30-9:30am (meets 3rd Tuesday of each month)
   Cost: $5 for attendance
   For more info rmation go to www.peopleinbusiness.ning.com
   To RSVP contact Diann Robins at robinsL@charter.net or 618/344-2784
   Valley Park People In B usiness Networking Meeting
   Bob Evans Restaurant (1 Lambert Drury Dr. at Hwy I -44 & 141, Valley Park, MO 63088)
   7p m – 9p m (3rd Tuesday of each month)
   Cost: $8 for attendance
   For more info rmation go to http://peopleinbusiness.ning.com/
   Ri ver City Professionals Monthly Networking Event – White Elephant Gi ft Exchnage
   The Old Rock House (1200 South 7th St., St. Louis, MO)
   5:30p m - 9p m (Usually meets every 3rd Tues. of month at various locations)
   No cost to attend
   To RSVP or for mo re informat ion call 314/655-5490 or go to www.rivercityprofessionals.org
December 16, 2009
   The St. Louis Entrepreneur Monthly Networking Meeting
   Racanelli’s Restaurant (Kirkwood area)
   7p m – 9p m
   No cost to attend
   For more info rmation contact Lori Newbrough at lori.newb rough@stlsmallbiz.co m or go to
   www.meetup.com/stlouis-entrepreneurs/
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December 16, 2009
   Chesterfiel d People in Business Networking Meeti ng
   Doubletree Hotel and Conference Center (16625 Swingley Ridge Rd., Chesterfield, M O)
   7:30am – 9am (meets 3rd Wednesday of each month)
   Cost: $11 includes breakfast
   For more info rmation go to http://peopleinbusiness.ning.com/
December 17, 2009
   ESPW – Southwest Illinois Connect Event
   Seven Restaurant & Lounge (7 High St., Belleville, IL 62220)
   3p m – 5p m
   Cost: $10 per person
   To register or for more information go to www.ESPW.o rg
   GHM-S TL Executi ve Career Networking Meeting
   The Center of Clayton (50 Gay Ave., Clayton, MO 63105)
   7am-9am (usually 3rd Thursday of each month)
   Cost: member $15, non-member $20, $20 at the door
   To RSVP go to https://www.grayhairmanagement.com/networking/registration.asp?id=39
   For more info rmation contact Charlie Scarlett at charlie.esource@sbcglobal.net or 314-849-3337
   Networking on Steroi ds (for business owners)
   Fallon’s Bar and Grill (9200 Olive, St. Lou is, MO 63132)
   6:30p m – 8p m
   No cost to attend
   To RSVP or for mo re informat ion call Al Cochran at 314/962-9222 or go to
   http://www.meetup.co m/Networking-on-steroids/
December 18, 2009
   St. Louis eWomen Network “Holi day Extravag anza”
   Bogey Hills Country Club (1120 Country Club Road, St. Charles, MO 63303)
   11am – 1:30p m
   Cost: Prior to 12/15 members $35, non-members $45; after 12/15 $55 per person
   For more info rmation go to www.ewo mennetwork.co m
   To register comp lete registration form and send to Donna Gamache, Managing Director at
   donnagamache@eWomenNetwork.co m or 314/ 968-9664
December 22, 2009
   Edwards ville People In B usiness Networking Meeting
   Cafe Aro ma (138 N. Main Street, Ed wardsville, IL)
   8:30am -9:30am (4th Tuesday of each month)
   Cost: $5 for attendance
   For more info rmation go to www.peopleinbusiness.ning.com
   To RSVP or for mo re informat ion contact Susan Young at 618/692-4300

Business Network International (BNI) hosts over 50 chapters throughout the St. Louis metro area. BNI Chapters focus on
helping members be more successful by providing each other business referrals. BNI Chapters do welco me visitors to their
chapter meetings on a limited basis. Refer to www.bnistl.co m fo r a list of chapters in the area and contact the chapter facilitator
before attending any meeting as a visitor.
PartnerUp is an online networking co mmunity of s mall business owners and entrepreneurs. By establishing mutually-
beneficial relationships with other small business owners and entrepreneurs online, you can exchange information, ideas and
support, and also potentially gain new clients on your own schedule. The PartnerUp network has members fro m all over the
country and in every industry imag inable. For more information go to www.partnerup.co m

                                            PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS
December 3, 2009
   AGC Membershi p Meeting – Construction Outl ook for the Year Ahead: Far from a Perfect „10
   Anheuser Busch Soccer Park (#1 Soccer Park Rd., Fenton, MO 63026)
   4:30p m – 7p m
   Cost: $50
   For more info rmation or to register go to www.agcstl.org
   IAAP (Intl. Associati on of Administrati ve Professionals) Monthl y Meeting and Holi day Par ty
   Hilton St. Louis Airport (10330 Natural Bridge Rd., St. Louis, M O 63134)
   5:30p m – 7:30p m (usually 1st Thursday of month)
   Cost: dinner and meeting : members $22, non-members $25
   To RSVP or for mo re informat ion go to www.iaap-stl.org
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December 3, 2009
   Women‟s Council of Realtors Lunch Meeti ng
   Sheraton Westport Chalet
   Annual Expo Dinner and Fashion Show
   11am -1p m
   Cost: members $20, guests $25, walkins $30 at the door
   To register or for more information go to http://www.wcrstl.org/
   Building Owners and Managers Association (B OMA) Annual Holi day Party (members onl y)
   Meadowbrook Country Club (200 Meadowbrook Country Club Estate, Ballwin, MO 63011)
   11:30am – 1p m (meet 3rd Thursday of each month)
   Cost: members $75
   To RSVP or for mo re informat ion go to www.bo mastl.org
December 8, 2009
   Computer Consultants of St. Louis Monthl y Meeting
   St. Louis Bread Co mpany (6630 Delmar Blvd., Un iversity City, MO 63130)
   5:30p m-8p m (Meets 2nd Tues. of each month)
   For more info rmation call 314/995-4652 or go to www.ccsl.org
   APICS Monthly Meeti ng (No Meeting in December, next meeting 1/12/10)
   Sheraton Westport Lakeside Chalet (191 Westport Plaza, St. Louis, M O 63146)
   Job and Career Develop ment
   5:45p m – 8:30p m (2nd Tuesday of each month)
   Cost: members $25, non members $30
   To register go to reservations@apics-stlouis.com or call Karen Adrignola at 636/ 349-7530.
   For more info rmation go to www.apics-stlouis.com
   St. Louis Project Management Institute (PMI) Monthly Meeting
   Jazz at the Bistro (3536 Washington Ave, St. Louis, MO 63103)
   6p m – 9p m
   Cost: members and guests $35
   For more info rmation go to www.stlouispmi.o rg
   Human Resources Management Association (HRMA) Monthl y Dinner Meeting
   No Meeting in December, next meeting 1/20/10
   Renaissance Hotel (9801 Natural Bridge Rd., St. Louis, M O 63134)
   Topic: “ Diversity in the Workplace”
   5p m – 8p m
   To RSVP or for mo re informat ion go to www.hrmastl.org
December 9, 2009
   St. Louis Publishers Association Monthl y Meeting
   The Lodge at Des Peres (1050 Des Peres Rd., Des Peres, MO 63131)
   7p m – 9p m (2nd Wednesday of each month)
   Cost: No cost for members, $6 for nonmembers
   For more info rmation call 314/256-1800 or go to www.stlouispublishers.org.
   Institute of Management Accountants (IMA) Networking Event
   Dorsett Inn (St. Louis, M O)
   5:30p m – 10p m (typically 2nd Tuesday of each month)
   To RSVP or for mo re informat ion visit www.stlouis.imanet.org
December 10, 2009
   American Society of Training & Development (ASTD) Regional Conference and Expositi on
   Milleniu m Hotel (200 South 4th St., St. Louis, M O 63102)
   7:30am – 4:15p m
   Cost: members $149, nonmembers $199
   To register or for more information go to www.astdstl.org
   Business Marketing Association (B MA – St. Louis) Integrated Marketing Summi t
   Milleniu m Hotel (200 South 4th St., St. Louis, M O 63102)
   7:30am – 6:30p m
   Cost: members $159, non-members $209
   To Register or for mo re informat ion go to: www.integratedmarket ingsummit.co m or www.b ma -stl.org
   Institute of Internal Audi tors - St. Louis Chapter Holi day Event and Food Dri ve
   Hilton - Frontenac
   1:30p m – 5p m
   Cost: Free
   To RSVP by or fo r more info rmation contact Jennifer Seely at 314/512-2615 or jennifer.seely@ehi.co m or
   Go to http://www.theiia.o rg/chapters/index.cfm?act=home.page&cid=15
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December 10, 2009
   Institute of Internal Audi tors - St. Louis Chapter Monthly Meeting and Holi day Event/ Food Dri ve
   Sheraton Westport “Gold” Tower
   1:30p m – 5p m
   Cost: $50 member/ $60 non-member
   To RSVP for more information contact Jennifer Seely at 314/512-2615 or jennifer.seely@ehi.co m or
   Go to http://www.theiia.o rg/chapters/index.cfm?act=home.page&cid=15
   SLAMPI (St. Louis Area Meeting Professionals Intl.) -
   No meeting in December or January, next Meeti ng 2/5/10
   To RSVP or for mo re informat ion call 314/416-2234 or go to www.slamp i.org
   CSCMP Networking Lunch
   No meeting in December, next meeting 1/21/10
   Cro wne Plaza Hotel St. Louis – Clayton (7750 Carondelet Ave., St. Louis, M O 63105)
   11:30am – 1p m
   To RSVP or for mo re informat ion go to www.stlouisroundtable.org
December 13, 2009
   St. Louis Coaches Monthly Meeting – Holi day Party
   Bea Gagliardo Brennan's house (2174 White Lane Dr., Chesterfield, MO 63017)
   4p m – 7p m (normally the last Tuesday of each month)
   To RSVP or for mo re informat ion go to www.stlcoaches.org
December 15, 2009
   Internati onal Association of Business Communicators (IABC) Monthly Professional Devel opment Meeting
   Schlafly's Tap Roo m, Eliot Roo m (2100 Locust St., St. Louis MO 63103)
   5:30p m – 7:30p m
   Cost: members $25, non-members $35
   For more info rmation go to www.iabcstl.org
December 16, 2009
   American Subcontractors Association – Mi dwest Council Monthly B usiness Meeti ng (Holi day Party)
   Syberg's Restaurant (2430 Old Dorsett Rd., Mary land Heights, MO 63043)
   6:30p m – 10p m (meet 3rd Wednesday of each month)
   Cost: $75 per person
   To RSVP or for mo re informat ion go to www.asamidwest.com
   Public Rel ations Society of America (PRSA) – 60th Anni versary Celebration
   Ces & Judy's (10405 Clayton Rd., Frontenac, MO 63131)
   11:30am – 1:15p m
   Cost: $25 members, $35 nonmembers
   For more info rmation go to www.prsastlouis.org
   American Society of Women Accountants Monthly Meeting
   Location TBA
   5:30p m – 8p m (usually 3rd Monday of each month Sept. - June)
   Cost: Members $30 ($33 at the door), non-members $35 ($38 at the door)
   To RSVP or for mo re informat ion go to www.aswastlouis.org
December 17, 2009
   NHRA St. Louis Monthly Meeti ng
   Ces & Judy’s (10405 Clayton Rd., Frontenac, MO)
   11:30am – 1:30p m (usually 4th Thursday of each month)
   Cost: Members free, non-members $30
   To RSVP by 11/13 or for more information go to www.hu manresources.org/stlouis.cfm
   Association of IT Professionals (AITP) St. Louis Chapter Monthly Dinner Meeting
   No Meeting in December
   Cro wne Plaza of Clayton (7750 Carondelet Ave., Clayton, MO 63105)
   4p m – 8p m (4th Thurs. of each month)
   Cost: Presentation only $15, Dinner and presentation $30
   To RSVP or for mo re informat ion go to www.stlouisaitp.org
   American Marketing Associati on Monthly Membership Meeting
   No Meeting in December
   Maggiano’s Little Italy (across from Galleria)
   Topic: Creat ing Brands People Love
   11:30am – 1p m
   Cost: members $35, non-members/walk-ins $45
   For more info rmation go to www.ama-stl.org
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December 18, 2009
   Institute of Management Consultants St. Louis Chapter Monthly Meeting
   No meeting in December
   Co mmerce Bank (8000 Forsyth Rd., Clayton, MO 63105)
   7:30am – 9:15am (normally meets 3rd Friday of each month)
   Cost $20 members, $30 non-members (includes breakfast)
   To RSVP or for mo re informat ion contact Brian Robinson at 314/225-7795 or go to www.imcstlouis.org

                                 SMALL BUSINESS RESOURCES AND EVENTS
November 24, December 1, 8, and 15, 2009 (4 sessions)
   Starting and Managing a Business
   UMSL/J.C. Penney Conference Center (269 University Center/One University Blvd., St . Louis, MO)
   6:30p m – 9p m
   Cost: $99
   For more info rmation contact Alan Hauff at 314/ 516-6121, hauffa@u msl.edu, or go to www.missouribusiness.net/
December 1, 2009
   BNI Member Success Program
   The Ramada Inn (6900 N. Illinois St., Fairvie w Heights, IL 62208)
   A training program for all new BNI members
   6:15p m – 9p m (1st Tuesday of each month for SW Illinois Region)
   For more info rmation or to register go to www.bnistl.co m or call 314/ 822-1030 or scottsimon@bnistl.co m
December 1- 3, 8 - 10, 2009 (5 sessions)
   Fastrac NewVenture
   St. Charles County Extension Center (260 Bro wn Rd., St. Peters, M O)
   This course is for dislocated workers interested in starting a bus iness. An education program created by entrepreneurs for
   entrepreneurs, FastTrac NewVenture is designed to help you evaluate and perfect your business concept. FastTracs hands -
   on program uses your idea as a case study, giving you an opportunity to workshop your venture in a safe and supportive
   environment. FastTrac NewVenture is a nine -module, 31.5 hour, program.
   9am – 4p m
   Cost: The program is free for d islocated workers who have been qualified and $350 for those who are not dislocated. To
   register or for more information call Lynette Watson at 636/ 970-3000 or go to www.missouribusiness.net/
December 2, 2009
   St. Louis Small Business Monthly “ Mock Board Session”
   Regions Bank in Clayton
   11:30am – 1:30p m
   Free to the first 12 in attendance (lunch included)
   To participate contact Ron Ameln at 314/569-0076 x102 or ron@sbmon.com
December 3, 2009
   St. Louis Business Networking Breakfast
   (Networking events for small, wo men owned, and minority businesses in St. Louis)
   JMRJ Catering at the Heritage House (2800 Olive, St. Louis, MO 63103)
   7:15am to 8:45am (1st Thursday of month)
   Cost: $10.00 (payable at the door)
   To RSVP contact Andrea Johnson at 636/ 519-4848 or andrea.johnson@techguardsecurity.com
   St. Louis Small Business Monthly “ Mock Board Session”
   Pujols 5 Restaurant (Westport Plaza)
   11:30am – 1:30p m
   Free to the first 12 in attendance (lunch included)
   To participate contact Ron Ameln at 314/569-0076 x102 or ron@sbmon.com
   BNI Member Success Program
   The Des Peres Lodge (1050 Des Peres Road, Des Peres, M O 63131)
   A training program for all new BNI members
   6:15p m – 9p m (1st Thursday of each month for St. Lou is Region)
   For more info rmation or to register go to www.bnistl.co m or call 314/ 822-1030 or scottsimon@bnistl.co m
   Social Medi a Marketing Uni versity for Business Owners Webinar
   7p m – 9p m
   Space is limited! To reserve your Webinar seat go to http://www2.gotomeeting.co m/register/777444579
   For more info rmation go to www.serioussocialmedia.co m
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December 4, 2009
   Starting a Business: The First Steps
   UMSL/J.C. Penney Conference Center (126 University Center/One University Blvd., St . Louis, MO)
   1p m – 4p m
   Cost: $40
   For more info rmation contact Alan Hauff at 314/ 516-6121, hauffa@u msl.edu, or go to www.missouribusiness.net/
   Missouri Venture Forum Monthly Meeti ng
   Missouri Athletic Club – West (1777 Des Peres, St. Louis, M issouri 63131)
   7:15am – 9am
   Cost: member s free, $40 for non-members
   For more info rmation or to RSVP call Judy at 314/241-2683 or go to www.missouriventureforum.org
   Billiken Angels Workshop: Financing Your St. Louis Start-Up
   St. Louis Un iversity, John Cook School of Business, Room 240
   5:30p m – 7:30p m
   No cost to attend but seating is limited.
   To register contact Jeanne Rhodes at 314/ 977-3850 o r rhodesja@slu.edu
   BNI Member Success Program
   Bellebrat ions 235 Jungerman Rd. Su ite 101 St. Peters, M O. 63376
   A training program for all new BNI members
   7am – 9:30am (1st Friday of each month for St. Charles Reg ion)
   For more info rmation or to register go to www.bnistl.co m or call 314/ 822-1030 or scottsimon@bnistl.co m
   The Basics of Writing a B usiness Plan
   UMSL/J.C. Penney Conference Center (269 University Center/One University Blvd., St . Louis, MO)
   1p m – 4p m
   Cost: $49
   For more info rmation contact Alan Hauff at 314/ 516-6121, hauffa@u msl.edu, or go to
   www.missouribusiness.net/
December 8, 2009
   Association of Home -Based Women Entrepreneurs (HBWE) Monthly Networking Meeti ng
   The Lodge at Des Peres (1050 Des Peres Rd., Des Peres, MO 63131)
   6p m - 9p m (usually meets 2nd Tuesday of each month)
   Cost: $25 members, $35 nonmembers
   For more info rmation go to www.hbwe.org or call 314/805-9519
December 9, 2009
   National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO) Monthly Meeting
   Westborough Country Club (631 S. Berry Rd., St. Lou is, MO)
   5:30p m – 7:30p m
   Cost: $30
   For more info rmation or to RSVP go to www.nawbostl.org
December 9, 2009
   Illinois Innovators & Inventors Monthl y Meeting
   Madison Mutual Insurance Company (Mutual Ct ., Ed wardsville, IL)
   7p m – 9p m (2nd Wednesday each month)
   Cost: free
   For more info rmation go to http://ilinventor.tripod.co m
   Government Marketing Fundamentals
   MO PTA C Center (Do wntown St. Louis, 100 N. Tucker, Ste. 530, St. Lou is, MO)
   9am – Noon
   Cost: $50
   For more info rmation contact Joseph Frank at 314/621-3888, fran kjo@u msystem.edu, or go to
   www.missouribusiness.net/
   St. Louis ACT User Group
   “Tracking Sales in ACT”
   3 City Place, 2nd Floor, Creve Coeur, MO
   8am – 10am
   Cost: $25 in advance, $35 at the door
   To register call 314/485-4350
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December 10, 2009
   St. Charles Economic Devel opment Alliance Workshop
   "Conflict Management Skills "
   St. Charles Co mmunity College, Social Sciences Building Auditoriu m
   4601 M id Rivers Mall Drive, St. Charles, MO 63304
   10am - Noon
   Cost: $40 per person
   To register by 12/8 call 636/441-6880
   For more info rmation about the Alliance, p lease visit www.edcallinace.co m or contact
   Kerin Abbey at 636-441-6880 x230 or email kabbey@edcscc.com
   Pricing Products and Services
   UMSL/J.C. Penney Conference Center (269 University Center/One University Blvd., St . Louis, MO)
   1p m – 4p m
   Cost: $49
   For more info rmation contact Alan Hauff at 314/ 516-6121, hauffa@u msl.edu, or go to www.missouribusiness.net/
December 11, 2009
   Basics of Writing a Business Plan
   UMSL/J.C. Penney Conference Center (126 University Center/One University Blvd., St . Louis, MO)
   1p m – 4p m
   Cost: $49
   For more info rmation contact Alan Hauff at 314/ 516-6121, hauffa@u msl.edu, or go to www.missouribusiness.net/
December 12, 2009
   SCORE Workshop: “ How to Start and Manage Your Own Business”
   St. Louis Co mmunity Co llege – Meramec Campus (11333 Big Bend Blvd., Kirkwood, M O 63122)
   Library Confluence Roo m
   8:15am – 3p m
   Cost: $50
   To register contact Joyce Reed at 314/539-6600 x242 or jreed@stlscore.org
   For more info rmation go to www.stlscore.org
December 16, 2009
   Great Game of Business Breakfast Series Seminar
   Greenbriar Hills Country Club (Kirkwood, MO)
   "Great Game Executive Overview"
   7:30am – 9:30am
   Cost: FREE
   To register or for more information go to http://ggob1209.eventbrite.com or call 314/517-7017
December 17, 2009
   Inventors Association of St. Louis Monthl y Meeting,
   St. Louis County Public Lib rary Headquarters (1640 S. Lindbergh, East Meeting Roo m)
   6p m – 9p m (meet 3rd Thursday of each month)
   No cost to attend
   To RSVP or for mo re informat ion go to www.inventorsconnection.org or call 314/432-1291
December 18, 2009
   Financing Your B usiness
   UMSL/J.C. Penney Conference Center (126 University Center/One University Blvd., St . Louis, MO)
   1p m – 4p m
   Cost: $49
   For more info rmation contact Alan Hauff at 314/ 516-6121, hauffa@u msl.edu, or go to www.missouribusiness.net/
December 21, 2009
   Government Marketing Fundamentals
   MO PTA C Center (314 Lemay Ferry Rd.,, St. Louis, M O)
   9am – Noon
   Cost: $50
   For more info rmation contact Joseph Frank at 314/621-3888, fran kjo@u msystem.edu, or go to
   www.missouribusiness.net/
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SMALL BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT TRAINING
St. Louis Community College offers several workshops, classes, and seminars for entrepreneurs and small business owners.
For more info rmation or to register for any of the courses call 314/513-4444 or go to www.stlcc.edu/sba/
St. Louis Community College's Center for Business, Industry and Labor (CB IL) is offering a weekly series of podcasts on
professional development topics. This series of free podcasts addresses important, relevant and timely workplace t opics that will
give listeners a clearer understanding of the informat ion, skills and resources needed to successfully navigate today’s complex
business environment. The first set of 21st Century Professional Develop ment podcasts explo res leadership and team
development topics, and is presented by Barry Schapiro, CBIL's practice leader for management and team development. For
more in formation: http://www.stlcc.edu/podcasts/business -training/
Mi nority B usiness Council (SLM BC) provides ongoing growth opportunities, financial support, and training and education for
its corporate members and for M inority Business Enterprises (MBEs). For more information go to www.slmbc.org
AAIM prov ides small business training courses, seminars, and web inars on a variety of topics including co mputer skills,
negotiating skills, customer service, interpersonal communication, PowerPoint presentations, and more. For a co mp lete
schedule of upcoming programs or to reg ister for any of the programs go to www.aaimtrain.org or call 314/968-5360
Enterprise Bank & Trust offers FREE small business training workshops through Enterprise Uni versity. To get more
informat ion about these workshop or to register online go to www.enterprisebank.co m and click on the icon for Enterprise
University. Or you can send an email to enterpriseuniversity@enterprisebank.com or call 314/512-7203.
St. Louis Uni versity School for Professional Studies is featuring Online Lunch & Learn Sessions for several of its programs
over the next several months. They can all be accessed at http://www.slu.edu/ x32578.xml. A ll of the sessions are offered during
the lunch hour and participants only need a computer with broadband Internet access to join the session and learn about the
career-focused programs, which are o ffered with accelerated online, evening and weekend classes.

								
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