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7/21: Young Water.org Cocktail Crawl in the Crossroads

Fun event alert! The young advocates group for Water.org (that I’m admittedly involved in) is hosting a cocktail crawl in the Crossroads neighborhood of Kansas City. $10 tickets will mean drink specials at each of the 5 participating bars and 100% of that goes straight to Water.org to help address the world water crisis in… Continue reading 7/21: Young Water.org Cocktail Crawl in the Crossroads

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Spotlight on: Young Water.org

Water.org is an internationally recognized organization working toward the goal of access to clean water for the whole world within our lifetime. You may have seen Matt Damon — their celebrity co-founder — on the cover of any number of magazines, including Fast Company this year. You may not know that this powerful organization is… Continue reading Spotlight on: Young Water.org

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Spotlight on: Under30CEO – Kansas City (u30ceoKC)

One of the biggest bits (pun intended) of news in Kansas City is that Google is bringing Fiber ¬†high-speed internet to our city, both KCMO & KCK. People are buzzing about what this means for business here and tech startups are starting to reconsider the Silicon Prairie in the Midwest as a place where their… Continue reading Spotlight on: Under30CEO – Kansas City (u30ceoKC)

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Getting Involved as a Young Professional in Kansas City

One of the many reasons for starting bestofjess.com is to help KC’rs, especially young professionals, connect to the groups and activities that make the most sense for them. I get asked a lot which organizations or events new employees or “transplants” (those new to Kansas City) should get involved in. Because there are plenty of… Continue reading Getting Involved as a Young Professional in Kansas City

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Spotlight on: American Advertising Federation – Kansas City (AAF-KC)

The Ad Club or AAF-KC is Kansas City’s chapter of the national American Advertising Federation. Not only is it one of the strongest Marketing & Advertising communities in Kansas City, our chapter is one of the top 3 in the country. Its focus is more on creative than results, and so attracts many of the… Continue reading Spotlight on: American Advertising Federation – Kansas City (AAF-KC)

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Spotlight on: Social Media Club of Kansas City (SMCKC)

The Social Media Club of Kansas City (SMCKC) is only a couple years old, but has grown in record time to over 1600 members and is one of the strongest chapters in the U.S. Locally, it’s not a paid membership, but joining the national SMC has a wide range of membership options. The club is… Continue reading Spotlight on: Social Media Club of Kansas City (SMCKC)