Networking / Annual Events

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MORNING BREW

Fill up your coffee cup before heading to work and make some new connections. Held once a month at various Member locations, Morning Brew is a popular, casual networking option for your business. Visit with other members of the business community while enjoying the hospitality of the sponsor business. To host a Morning Brew, contact our Membership Sales Strategist, Reggie Powers at 417.624.4150 or reggie@joplincc.com.

BUSINESS AFTER HOURS

Keep the momentum going from a good day at work by making new connections at business after hours. Held once a month at various Member locations, Business After Hours is a popular, casual networking option for your business. Visit with other members of the business community while enjoying the hospitality of the sponsored business. To host a Business After Hours, contact our Member Sales Strategist, Reggie Powers at 417.624.4150 or reggie@joplincc.com.

GOOD MORNING JOPLIN

A quarterly breakfast gathers members for networking and the opportunity to hear about what’s happening in Joplin. Morning speakers have “one minute of fame” to highlight their business.To host or sponsor a Good Morning Joplin, contact our Member Sales Strategist, Reggie Powers at 417.624.4150 or reggie@joplincc.com.

LEADS GROUPS

Need leads to help your business grow?  Join one of three Leads Groups that meet twice a month to exchange business leads and community information. Leads Groups are open to business owners, professionals, salespeople and managers. Each Leads Group is limited to one person per business category.

SLOW ROLL

Slow Roll Joplin is a social group bicycle ride to venues that showcase our great city. It’s a free and inclusive way to bring people from all walks of life together and reconnect to our community.

1 Million Cups Joplin

A weekly community event that brings together entrepreneurs and the Joplin community to connect over coffee and conversation. Every Wednesday, entrepreneurs present business ideas to the local community and learn how those around them can support their business in it’s growth.

ANNUAL EVENTS & AWARDS

ANNUAL BANQUET

Spend the evening celebrating all things Joplin. As we acknowledge the achievements of businesses, educators, and community leaders.

     BUSINESS OF THE YEAR AWARD NOMINATION

The awards recognize the contributions of  businesses to the local economy and to the overall progress of the Joplin area.

     GOLDEN APPLE AWARD NOMINATION

The purpose of the Golden Apple Awards Program is to recognize excellence in the teaching profession and to inform the public of the exceptional quality of instruction in the Joplin community.

BUSINESS EXPO

An annual showcase of area businesses to the regional community featuring a business-to-business and business-to-consumer day. This has been a sold-out event every year with an attendance of thousands over the two-day period and is touted as the premier business-to-business networking event. 

Ecommerce Meetups

Ecommerce Meetup is a monthly get-together on the 2nd Thursday every month. Local retailers and e-retailers share knowledge, tips, and best practices.

Economic Growth Tour

Economic Growth Tour is an annual behind the scenes tour of Joplin. The tour is open to local and state elected government officials, business leaders, representatives of public and private schools, media and other interested community leaders. As the Joplin region continues to transform and grow, it is important for key decision makers to meet the innovators, entrepreneurs, and cultural enterprises that are attracting new talent and businesses to our city.

Eggs & Issues

An annual update with our Senators and State Legislators to keep Members informed about what is happening in Jefferson City.

HOT LINKS GOLF TOURNAMENT

A mixture of recreation and networking with great food and prizes make this one of the Chamber’s leading fundraising activities of the year.

IDEAS ON TAP

Ideas on Tap” is a free and open event series (so bring a friend), bringing together thought leaders of business and technology communities in a casual setting to discuss new ideas with web developers, creatives, social media/internet marketers, designers, videographers, bloggers, and e-commerce gurus. As the name suggests, this is casual conversation at our local microbrewery, Chaos Brew Co (112 S Main), every 4th Thursday of The month.

MANUFACTURING DAY

Manufacturing Day is a national day event which takes place the first Friday of October. Executed at the local level and supported by thousands of manufacturers nationwide, this is a collaborative effort to change people’s perceptions about today’s manufacturing environment and draw attention to the outstanding opportunities that a career in manufacturing can provide.