CEC Monthly Exchange Webinar Series

May 31, 2024 - December 6, 2024Virtual

Bookend your month with knowledge and resources on facilitating rural economic development through entrepreneurship. 

These webinars will take place at 1:30 pm on the first and last Fridays of each month, providing valuable insights,…

The Strong Couples Program - Summer

June 1, 2024 - August 31, 2024Virtual

Having a strong relationship with your romantic partner can be hard. And when you need help, finding trustworthy support can be difficult. The Strong Couples Program can help. Whether you want to build greater intimacy and connection, communicate more effectively with your partner, or protect…

100 Miles, 100 Days

June 17, 2024 - September 25, 2024In-person

100 Miles, 100 Days Summer Challenge!

Are you ready to turn your summer into a journey of movement and adventure? Join us for the ultimate challenge: to cover 100 miles over the course of 100 glorious summer days, all while embracing any…

NOVA

July 9, 2024 - August 1, 2024HybridMO

Unlock your entrepreneurial potential! 

Are you ready to turn what makes you unique into your greatest asset? 

Join us this summer for NOVA, an entrepreneurial mindset course…

Encountering Innovation - Virtual Pitch Event

July 22, 2024 - July 26, 2024Virtual

Encountering Innovation, a premier hashtag#techtransfer event, where groundbreaking ideas meet hashtag#realworld applications. As one of the top U.S. pitch events for hashtag#innovators and hashtag#inventors, Encountering Innovation provides a dynamic platform for showcasing hashtag #cuttingedge…

Myth Busters: Entrepreneurial Edition

July 23, 2024Virtual

Join us to get answers to the most frequently asked questions by aspiring entrepreneurs, including:

Are grants real and available?Will the bank lend me money?Do I need a business plan?Will anyone buy what I'm selling?

What comes first? Let…

Strategic Growth

July 23, 2024In-personDexterMO

We'll explore how your company can strategically assess and prioritize focus areas for growth. Get a 360 perspective, identify your focus areas, and take action!

Please contact jpallesen@…

Creating Your Brand Experience

July 23, 2024In-personDexterMO

We'll explore how to create and implement a brand your customers will love to talk about.

Please contact jpallesen@semo.edu for more information.

Exporting Opportunities and Resources

July 23, 2024In-personDexterMO

We'll dive into how to get started or increase your exporting activities, explore best practices and tips, and identify potential resources.

Please contact jpallesen@semo.edu for more information.

Ready, Set, Startup

July 24, 2024In-personPerryvilleMO

We'll explore the steps needed to get your startup off the ground. Get your ducks in a row and start off with a solid foundation.

Please contact jpallesen@semo.edu for more information.

Strategic Growth

July 24, 2024In-personPerryvilleMO

We'll explore how your company can strategically assess and prioritize focus areas for growth. Get a 360 perspective, identify your focus areas, and take action!

Please contact jpallesen@…

AI in Action: Practical Uses

July 24, 2024In-personPerryvilleMO

We'll dive into practical uses and examples of AI tools to help you make better decisions for your business.

Please contact jpallesen@semo.edu for more information.

Abilities Awareness - SW MO - Pool Party

July 29, 2024HybridLockwoodMO

Start Early, Money Management and Job Preparedness: Sarah Zung, MU Pre-Employment Transition Services (Pre-ETS) Regional Coordinator?

Task Completion for Neurodivergent Learners: Jennifer DeLaporte, MU Thompson Center Autism Training…

Childcare Program: Communication - Afternoon

July 30, 2024Virtual

Communication is the cornerstone of relationships. It is the main way that people engage with their families and the way by which families create their identities. When family members take the time to really listen to and learn about each other, they discover ways to more effectively communicate…

Strategic Growth

July 31, 2024In-personJacksonMO

We'll explore how your company can strategically assess and prioritize focus areas for growth. 

Get a 360 perspective, identify your focus areas, and take action!

Register at:

Creating Your Brand Experience

July 31, 2024In-personJacksonMO

We'll explore how to create and implement a brand your customers will love to talk about

Register at:
https://missouri.ecenterdirect.com/events/25474

Cost: Free

AI in Action: Practical Uses

July 31, 2024In-personJacksonMO

We'll dive into practical uses and examples of AI tools to help you make better decisions for your business. 

Register at:
https://missouri.ecenterdirect.com/events/25475

Cost…

Building Strong Families - Online

August 1, 2024 - September 5, 2024Virtual

This program helps families identify and build on their strengths, face challenges, and make informed choices. Learn to identify and build family strengths to make your family even stronger. You can learn new skills to help you improve your communication, increase your child's self-esteem,…

Mental Health First Aid for Adults - Online

August 7, 2024Virtual

Adult Mental Health First Aid teaches how to identify, understand and respond to signs of mental illness and substance use challenges in adults ages 18 and over. 

The course will teach you how to apply the ALGEE action plan:

Assess…

Dive Into Produce Food Safety with Us! Workshop

August 7, 2024In-personRocky ComfortMO

On-farm produce safety is important to fruit and vegetable growers for a number of different reasons- to meet regulatory, sales venue, or buyer requirements and to ensure that they are selling the safest product possible. On-farm produce safety education may include training on the FDA Food…

NSF SBIR Interactive Workshop

August 13, 2024 - August 14, 2024Virtual

This day and a half workshop is designed to assist technology start-ups and existing businesses in learning how to apply for the National Science Foundation (NSF) Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Grants and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) to fund their R&D. This hands-on…

MissouriBUYS: How to Do Business with the State of Missouri

August 14, 2024Virtual

Are you interested in doing business with the State of Missouri? Did you know that in order to sell to the State of Missouri, your business is required to be registered in the State of Missouri's online vendor portal, MissouriBUYS?

Register…

Backyard Poultry Workshop - Oregon County

August 16, 2024In-personAltonMO

MU Extension Livestock Specialist, Elizabeth Picking and MU Extension Agronomy Specialist, Haley Schwantz will discuss how to incubate, hatch, and raise chicks to adulthood. They will also demonstrate how to candle eggs to identify is eggs are fertilized. Attendees will also learn how to identify if eggs are fresh and safe to eat or if they are…

Early-Stage Business Boot Camp - Cape Girardeau - 8 week program

August 27, 2024 - October 15, 2024In-personCape GirardeauMO

Are you an aspiring or early-stage small business owner? This Boot Camp helps entrepreneurs look at all aspects of their business, explore the feasibility of a new business venture, and learn how to develop a viable business model.

Beginners Grass-fed Beef Production and Marketing School

August 30, 2024In-personLinneusMO

Please join us for the Beginners Grass-fed Beef Production and Marketing School. Representatives from MU extension, the Missouri Forage and Grassland Council, and producers will present on topics throughout the workshop. Participants will gain a better understanding of marketing, including…

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