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Thursday, May 9, 2013

Benefit Packages for Small Businesses

When:  Thursday, May 9, 2013, 7:30 a.m. to 9 a.m.

Where:  
Commerce Bank (enter on the rear east side)
2000 Bernadette Dr, Columbia MO map...

Description:

Hiring and retaining top performers is essential in your business. Hear from a panel of experts who will discuss various benefit packages you may offer employees in your business. Learn what benefits fit your company needs.

Registration:

Register by clicking the link below.

Registration
deadline:

5/7/2013

Cost:

$0.00

Facilitator:

Olivia Gill, GillOS@umsystem.edu
University of Missouri SBTDC
phone: 573/884-8087




2013 Lawrence County Regional Grazing School

When:  Wednesday, May 8, 2013, 8 a.m. to Friday, May 10, 2013, 4 p.m.

Where:  
Soutwest Research Center
Hwy H, Mt. Vernon MO map...

Description:

A three-day seminar on management-intensive grazing for economic and environmental sustainability.

Session topic:

Regional Grazing School

Registration:

Contract Kendra Clift with NRCS in Mt. Vernon to preregister and for details about the cost to attend. 417-466-7682 ext. 3

Class size:

40

Event full:

No

Cost:

$0.00

Facilitator:

C. Tim Schnakenberg, SchnakenbergC@missouri.edu
Stone County MU Extension Center
phone: 417/357-6812




Cooking Matters (Session 4 of 6)

When:  Thursday, May 9, 2013, 10 a.m. to noon

Where:  
JOPLIN WIC CLINIC AT HEALTH DEPT
321 E. 4th, Joplin MO map...

Description:

Cooking Matters is a culinary-based nutrition education program that aims at reducing food insecurity and empowering individuals and families with skills to cook at home.

Session topic:

Two hours include: engaging Nutrition & food safety discussions and food preparation. Participants make two recipes and enjoy eating together and discussing skills learned in class. Participants also take home groceries to make one of the recipe at home

Registration:

Registrations will be coordinated by Human resources office: Jan Thurman, Project Director,Human Services Campus,JOPLIN FAMILY YMCA
5708 N School Ave.
Joplin, MO. 64801
(417) 553-4691
(619) 261-8277

Class size:

15

Event full:

No

Cost:

$0.00
Class is Free

Facilitator:

Lydia Kaume, kaumel@missouri.edu
Barton County MU Extension Center
phone: 417/682-3579




Master Gardener - Hort Line

When:  Thursday, May 9, 2013, 10 a.m. to noon

Where:  
University of Missouri Extension Center
260 Brown Rd, Saint Peters MO map...

Session topic:

A review of current problems/question/issues - review soil test, zoysia problems and cool season grass maintenance

Cost:

$0.00

Facilitator:

Scott Killpack, KillpackS@missouri.edu
St. Charles County MU Extension Center
phone: (636) 970-3000




Stay Strong, Stay Healthy (Session 2 of 10)

When:  Thursday, May 9, 2013, 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.

Where:  
Forsyth Presbytarian Church
Forsyth MO

Description:

Stay Strong, Stay Healthy (SSSH) is a 10 week strength training program for older adults

Session topic:

Session 2

Registration:

Call the Taney County University Extension Office 417-546-4431

Class size:

15

Event full:

No

Cost:

$0.00
$25.00 for 10 sessions

Facilitator:

Renette Wardlow, WardlowR@missouri.edu
Christian County MU Extension Center
phone: (417) 581-3558




MU Extension/KOLR10 Television Interview "From the Ground Up" (Session 130 of 174)

When:  Thursday, May 9, 2013, 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Where:  
KOLR10 Studio

Description:

This live television program is intended to educate viewers on a wide range of topics related to gardening in the Ozarks. Chris Smith and others from KOLR10 television, Springfield, conduct the interview, which includes MU Extension horticulture specialists and others with gardening expertise. The program airs on Thursdays on the KOLR10 Midday Newscast, at 11:15am.

Session topic:

KOLR10 interview

Cost:

$0.00

Facilitator:

Patrick Byers, byerspl@missouri.edu
Greene County MU Extension Center
phone: 417/881-8909




Tai Chi for Arthritis-Kingswood (Session 4 of 11)

When:  Thursday, May 9, 2013, 11 a.m. to noon

Where:  
Kingswood Senior Living
10000 Warnall, Kansas City MO map...

Description:

Tai Chi for Arthritis is an easy and effective exercise class, integrating the mind and body, that improves flexibility, muscle strength and balance. The class is based on the Tai Chi for Arthritis program supported by the Arthritis Foundation of America.

Class size:

8

Event full:

No

Cost:

$0.00




Stay Strong. Stay Healthy. Advanced (Session 12 of 20)

When:  Thursday, May 9, 2013, 11 a.m. to noon

Session topic:

Participants warm-up and complete a series of 8-10 exercises and cool down.

Cost:

$0.00

Facilitator:

Tamara Roberts, robertstt@missouri.edu
Bates County MU Extension Center
phone: 660/679-4167




Winning Government Contracts: The First Steps

When:  Thursday, May 9, 2013, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Where:  
Buchanan County Extension Office
From Mitchell, turn at the Kit Bond Science and Technology Incubator (Missouri Western Campus)
Go to top of hill and turn left at MU Extension Sign. Class will be held in red brick building in back conference room
4125 Mitchell Ave, St. Joseph MO map...

Description:

This introductory 3-hour seminar is an overview of the critical first steps associated with winning government contracts. The Missouri Procurement Technical Assistance Center (MO PTAC) host a bi-monthly seminar on how to get started in the government contracting arena including federal, state and local government registrations and certifications. The seminar will also cover MO PTAC services available to assist Missouri businesses in all aspects of government contracting.

Class size:

20

Event full:

No

Cost:

$50.00

Facilitator:

Clint Dougherty, doughertycb@missouri.edu
Buchanan County MU Extension Center
phone: 816/279-1691




Master Gardener (Session 19 of 19)

When:  Thursday, May 9, 2013, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Where:  
Missouri Botanical Garden - Kemper Center for Home Gardening
4344 Shaw Blvd, Saint Louis MO map...

Session topic:

Landscape Design -
Terry Milne

Registration
deadline:

10/3/2011

Cost:

$0.00

Facilitator:

Nathan Brandt, brandtn@missouri.edu
St. Louis County MU Extension Center
phone: 314/400-7388




Strength and Balance Exercises for the Elderly (Session 4 of 10)

When:  Thursday, May 9, 2013, 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Where:  
Kingswood Senior Living
10000 Wornall, Kansas City MO map...

Description:

The Strength and Balance Exercises for the Elderly program is to help frail seniors learn to improve their mobility and balance and reduce risk of falls. The program focuses on breathing, strength, stretch, coordination, and balance.

Cost:

$0.00




Promote & Optimize Your Website

When:  Thursday, May 9, 2013, 1:30 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Where:  
Plaster Hall Room 320, MSSU
3950 Newman Rd., Joplin MO map...

Description:

Search engine optimization is crucial to increase your traffic flow to your company website. The best website in the world is wasted if no one knows that it is there. If you are not listed in any of the search engines, no one will be able to find your website unless they type your web address into their web browser. Once you understand how to optimize your website for the search engines, your site will be easier to find and the number of visitors to your website will increase over time. By optimizing your website you can exercise some control over your position and where your site shows up in the search results of the search engines. You should try to optimize your website to rank somewhere in the top ten results. In this workshop, you will learn the best actionable steps to implement in order to get visitors to your website. The basics of organic and paid search results will be examined. You will learn how to utilize meta tags, keywords, and Google AdWords. Don’t miss out on learning these practical and useful steps for optimizing your website.  more...

Cost:

$39.00




Focus on Kids - Saline County, May 2013

When:  Thursday, May 9, 2013, 2:30 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Where:  
Saline County Extension Center
353 S. Lafayette, Marshall MO map...

Description:

More than half of all marriages end in divorce, and the majority of these involve children. Conflict between parents, both before and after a divorce, is associated with many negative outcomes in children. The purpose of this workshop is to help parents learn how to nurture and support their children during and after their divorce. more...

Registration:

Contact the Saline County Extension Center at 660-886-6908. more...

Registration
deadline:

5/8/2013

Class size:

20

Event full:

No

Cost:

$35.00

Facilitator:

Jessica Trussell, trusselljl@missouri.edu
Livingston County MU Extension Center
phone: 660/646-0811




Master Gardener in Nevada (Session 8 of 9)

When:  Thursday, May 9, 2013, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Where:  
Fairgrounds
Centennial Blvd., Nevada MO map...

Description:

Master Gardener Training in Nevada, MO

Session topic:

master gardener training

Registration:

Application due by March 14. Cost is $175 and includes 30 hours of training, notebook, one-time state fees, name tag. Must be able to do 30 hours of volunteer time time back the first year.

Registration
deadline:

3/14/2013

Class size:

20

Event full:

No

Cost:

$175.00

Facilitator:

Patricia Miller, MillerPD@missouri.edu
Vernon County MU Extension Center
phone: (417) 448-2560




Building the Ultimate Business Plan (Session 28 of 43)

When:  Wednesday, May 8, 2013, 6 p.m. to Thursday, May 9, 2013, 9 p.m.

Where:  
Missouri State University's Robert W. Plaster Center for Free Enterprise & Business Development.
405 N Jefferson Ave, Springfield MO map...

Description:

Preparation is key to the success of any business venture. Whether you are starting a new business, growing an established business, or launching a new product or service, a solid business plan will prevent unexpected problems and help pave the way for a successful business venture. Learn how to utilize the “Ultimate Business Planner” software and companion workbook to aid you in the process of developing a solid business plan. This seminar provides an overview of the step-by-step approach to writing your plan and forecasting your financials. With the help of this course instruction and software, simplify the process of putting together your formal business plan with expert advice, tips and hints based on proven business practices.
• Defining the concept
• Understand how to research the feasibility
• Learn how to assess the industry, market and competition
• Focus on assembling a marketing plan/niche
• How to develop basic financial projections from marketing analysis
• Necessary components of the formal plan
• Learn successful writing techniques that appeal to lenders/investors
 more...

Session topic:

Using examples and worksheets, we will show you how to translate your ideas into a written plan. The seminars are on two consecutive nights lasting a total of 6 hours.

Registration:

Visit www.sbtdc.missouristate.edu or call 417-837-2617 more...

Cost:

$139.00
$139.00 and $99.00 for a second person from the same business

Facilitator:

Tara Horton, tarahorton@missouristate.edu
Missouri State University SBTDC
phone: 471/836-5685




Clinton Cool Cats 4-H Club (Session 7 of 12)

When:  Thursday, May 9, 2013, 6 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Where:  
Clinton Methodist Church

Session topic:

Monthly Club Meeting

Cost:

$0.00

Facilitator:

Kim Hall, mehlk@umsystem.edu
Johnson County MU Extension Center
phone: 660/747-3193




Starting a Small Business: The First Steps

When:  Thursday, May 9, 2013, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Where:  
Cole County Extension Center
2436 Tanner Bridge Rd., Jefferson City MO map...

Description:

This three-hour offering will provide you with an overview of the critical first steps associated with starting a business. It is designed specifically for those who are thinking about a new business venture. Participants will assess their strengths and weaknesses in terms of business ownership, learn about the importance of planning, discuss legal and regulatory requirements and identify sources of funding. Enroll in both this class and The Basics of Writing a Business Plan and receive a $10 discount. more...

Cost:

$30.00

Facilitator:

Chris Thompson, ThompsonCV@missouri.edu
Cole County MU Extension Center
phone: (573) 634-2824




2013 Focus on Kids-Blue Springs (Session 3 of 7)

When:  Thursday, May 9, 2013, 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Where:  
University of Missouri Extension Center in Blue Springs
1106 W. Main Street, Blue Springs MO map...

Description:

An educational program for divorcing parents.
The purpose of this workshop is to help parents learn how to nurture and support their children during and after their divorce.

Registration:

University of Missouri Extension at 816-252-5051

Class size:

10

Event full:

No

Cost:

$35.00




2013 Master Gardener Classes (Session 14 of 20)

When:  Thursday, May 9, 2013, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Session topic:

Grow Native- St. Joseph

Registration
deadline:

4/1/2013

Cost:

$110.00

Facilitator:

Timothy Baker, BakerT@missouri.edu
Daviess/Caldwell County MU Extension Center
phone: 660/663-3232




2013 Master Gardener Classes (Session 15 of 20)

When:  Thursday, May 9, 2013, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Session topic:

Woody Ornamentals- Gallatin

Registration
deadline:

4/1/2013

Cost:

$110.00

Facilitator:

Timothy Baker, BakerT@missouri.edu
Daviess/Caldwell County MU Extension Center
phone: 660/663-3232




Canceled: Taking Care of You--Mind Body and Spirit (Session 1 of 6)

When:  Thursday, May 9, 2013, 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Where:  
St. Charles County Extension Office
260 Brown Road, St. Peters MO map...



Money Matters at St. Louis County Library - Natural Bridge (Session 2 of 4)

When:  Thursday, May 9, 2013, 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Where:  
St. Louis County Library Natural Bridge Branch is located at 7606 Natural Bridge Rd. in Normandy
7606 Natural Bridge Rd

Description:

Free, financial and investing workshops for parents and teenagers starting in April. The Money Matter series will be held at multiple branches, starting with the Natural Bridge Branch on April 11 at 6:30 p.m. The Natural Bridge Branch is located at 7606 Natural Bridge Rd. in Normandy.

The Money Matters workshops will allow parents and teens to learn about making the right choices with their money. The four–session series will cover budgeting, banking, credit, and saving and investing. Parents will learn these basics to put their kids on the right path to financial responsibility. Teens attending concurrent sessions will play interactive games to learn the same concepts. Refreshments will be provided at each session.
 more...

Session topic:

Money Matters - Wise use of credit, building/rebuilding credit, credit reports, credit scores, etc.

Registration:


Program dates for the first Money Matters series at the St. Louis County Library Natural Bridge Branch are as follows:

Thursday, April 11, 6:30 p.m.
Thursday, May 9, 6:30 p.m.
Thursday, May 16, 6:30 p.m.
Thursday, June 13, 6:30 p.m.

The workshops are free, but registration is required by calling 314-994-3300 or online at www.slcl.org/events. For more information on the Money Matters workshop, including additional session dates and locations, please visit www.slcl.org/moneymatters.
 more...

Registration
deadline:

4/10/2013

Class size:

30

Event full:

No

Cost:

$0.00
Free

Facilitator:

Suzanne Gellman, GellmanS@missouri.edu
St. Charles County MU Extension Center
phone: 636/970-3000




Emerging Nutrition, Health & Physical Activity Programs (Session 17 of 52)

When:  Thursday, May 9, 2013, 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Description:

Healthy U 2013 - student meetings

Class size:

12

Event full:

No

Cost:

$0.00

Facilitator:

Megan D. Webb, webbmd@missouri.edu
Pettis County MU Extension Center
phone: 660/827-0591




Harrison Co Extension Council Meeting May 9, 2013

When:  Thursday, May 9, 2013, 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Where:  
Harrison County Extension Center
1505 Main St, Bethany MO map...

Description:

University of Missouri in Harrison County Extension Council Meeting

Cost:

$0.00

Facilitator:

Janet M. Hackert, HackertJ@missouri.edu
Harrison County MU Extension Center
phone: (660) 425-6434