FREE TRADE SHOW SEMINAR: Attendees will learn about island exhibit design for island trade show exhibits and 3 trends for island trade show exhibit design will be featured, 9 to 11 a.m., Skyland Display Heartland Inc., 1700 E. 123rd St., Olathe, 913-599-4787.
SPEAKEASY TOASTMASTERS CLUB, NEW YEAR OPEN HOUSE: Check out the benefits of self-improvement in leadership and communication skills, 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Lewis & Ellis, EMC2/First Cross Bank Building, 11225 College Blvd., Overland Park.
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MONTHLY NETWORKING FOR SOUTHTOWN WALDO AND BROOKSIDE: Come and meet with area businesses, 8 to 9 a.m., Hagoyah Hair Salon & Yoga Den, 515 W. 75th St., Kansas City, free, 816-523-5553.
OLATHE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE COFFEE: Great conversation and networking; members and guests welcomed, 9 to 11 a.m., Central Bank of Midwest, 13446 S. Black Bob Road, Olathe, free, 913-764-1050 or KOwens@olathe.org.
IT TAKES ONLY ONE: Marcia McMullen will introduce a few stories from her new volume of “Because You Believed in Me,” contemporary mentoring stories, 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m., Central Exchange, 1020 Central St., Kansas City, members free, $35 others, 816-471-7560 or www.centralexchange.org.
OLATHE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE ANNUAL MEETING: This year’s keynote speaker will be Southwest Airlines Vice President Ron Ricks, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Ritz Charles, 9000 W. 137th Street, Olathe, $55, 913-764-1050.
THE ROAD TO WISDOM: Training is a powerful vehicle for improving leadership skills, team effectiveness and communication in the workplace as well as enhancing personal relationships with family and friends, 8:30 a.m., to 5 p.m., Central Exchange South, 6201 College Blvd., Overland Park, 816-471-7560 or www.centralexchange.org.
KC SMALL BUSINESS NETWORKING: Increase your business opportunities at this monthly event, 7:15 to 9 a.m., Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce Board Room, Union Station, 30 W. Pershing Road, Kansas City, $18 advance, $20, www.kcchamber.com.
SPEAKEASY TOASTMASTERS CLUB MEETING: Members work on leadership and communication skills; visitors and new members welcomed, 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Lewis & Ellis, EMC2/First Cross Bank Building, 11225 College Blvd., Overland Park.
KC CHAMBER’S BUSINESS CLASS SERIES: Business Financials 101; Michael Becraft of Park University will offer an understanding of the basic types of financial statements and the ability to discern between financial accounting and managerial accounting, 11:15 a.m. to 1 p.m., Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce Board Room, Union Station, 30 W. Pershing Road, Kansas City, www.kcchamber.com.
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