According to a press release, U.S. Congresswoman Vicky Hartzler will host the 2016 Missouri Business Conference Wednesday, October 26th, at the University of Central Missouri.

The conference is designed to bring successful business owners together with entrepreneurs and student entrepreneurs to expand knowledge on the how to successfully start and expand a business through collaboration and brainstorming.
Registration for the event begins at 8 a.m. in the Elliott Union ballroom. Hartzler will open the conference at 9 a.m. with remarks, following the Hands-On Learning Session from 9:30 a.m. to noon.

The Hands-on Learning Session will focus on the development of effective sales strategies, with participants working side by side with seasoned entrepreneurs to develop a high-impact sales plan to help keep a business on track and improve performance. The session will provide a structured approach that leverages innovative tools and techniques, including social media, public relations and mobile web apps.
During lunch at noon, participants will be introduced to One Million Cups, an ongoing educational networking opportunity offered through a partnership with the Kauffman Foundation, Pettis County Economic Development, and State Fair Community College’s Small Business and Technology Development Center. Small business owners will discuss challenges faced during startup, and attendees will discuss potential growth strategies and provide feedback to featured entrepreneurs.

Following lunch, The Business Internship Fair will allow participants to meet and network with highly qualified, talented students seeking internship opportunities, evaluate qualifications and skill of potential employees and recruit high-quality students.

The conference is free and open to the public, and preregistration is requested. Preregistration for the conference is open until October 24th, at