Power up and make connections
Come network with us. Smart networking takes practice, but with a solid strategy, it's easy to master. Learn to establish and nurture relationships that work for you, personally and professionally.
It all starts at 6:00 pm with registration at 5:30 pm.
Expert Discussion: 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Join in on our discussion about networking with our informative panel.
Breandan Filbert is the managing partner of SalezWORKS, and she is passionate about entrepreneurship.
With over eighteen years as a sales person, director, coach, and trainer, Breandan’s expertise in sales training, mentoring, planning, and strategy has generated more than $135 million in new business for clients across a range of industries. An accomplished sales professional with an outstanding track record, she works with individuals and companies to leverage the power of sales referrals to grow their businesses.
Breandan has served on the board and on committees for chambers of commerce, the National Association of Women Business Owners, Rotary, and the Central Exchange. She established and facilitates the most successful and longest running program for the Central Exchange: The Business Collaboration Network. When not helping clients with their sales process, Breandan can be found pursuing her passion for breeding and raising Dutch Warmblood horses for the hunter/jumper show ring.
David Jones has had a very diverse career ranging from Politics, Operations, Management, and Marketing. Jones has served as Mayor of the City of Saint Joseph which happens to be his home town. Occupationally, Jones has held multiple management and director positions in the hotel industry and healthcare industry including organizations such as Holiday Inn and Heartland Health. Jones currently holds the title of Director of Operations, Technology, and Branding/Marketing for Foutch Brothers. Foutch Brothers, LLC.
Jones believes strongly in community service and has held board positions for Saint Joseph Area Chamber of Commerce, Big Brothers Big Sisters, United Way, Missouri Municipal League, and Missouri Society for Healthcare Engineers. Jones is also the President of the Kansas City Alumni Chapter for University of Phoenix.
As a former wallflower in the world of business networking, Joyce Layman is living proof that if you're willing to push comfort zones and face your fears, you can accomplish almost anything. She is now a sought-after keynote speaker, consultant, and was recently honored to speak at TEDxUMKC.
Known as the "Chief Dot Connector," whether it's supporting audiences to connect the dots between great ideas and great results, or connecting businesses to each other to create powerful and profitable partnerships, Joyce helps people overcome the biggest obstacle they face - the four inches between their ears. She teaches people how to use the power of their mind to find the information, resources and connections to take their business and life to the next level of success.
April Ward is an experienced marketing professional with more than 20 years of experience in demand generation, marketing automation, search engine optimization (SEO), search engine marketing (SEM), blogger outreach, Wikipedia seeding, graphic design, web design, trade show planning, print advertising, social media campaigns and radio promotion programs.
She has helped global teams integrate demand generation by educating stakeholders and developing smart digital strategies that work. She has supported multiple regions including China, Latin America, Canada and Europe to provide seamless integration across multiple teams. She has worked with General Electric, Hallmark, Fleishman-Hillard, UMKC, and Bayer among others.
Networking Workshop: 7:30pm - 9:00pm
Learn how to deepen and nurture relationships, develop a networking strategy and master the art of introductions and follow-through.
Networking Forum: 7:00pm - 7:30pm
Begin building your network immediately by connecting with other attendees, alumni, faculty and staff members. We will allow time to connect with a few local networking groups in the Kansas City area.
Join us to be empowered and bring a friend!
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