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
In a few short days, Kansas City will welcome baseball fans of all ages for the All-Star Game. I’m so excited to see both VisitKC (our CVB) and SMCKC (the Social Media Club chapter) put on their best and actively get ready to welcome new friends to Kansas City. If anyone is coming to KC… Continue reading What to do in Kansas City as a Young Professional
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
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)
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
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)
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)
genKC is the young professionals outreach arm of the Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce. It’s a newer organization (founded just 5 years ago or so) as part of the Chamber and Area Development Council’s joint efforts to attract and keep young, talented professionals in Kansas City. Their Steering Committee is made up of many… Continue reading Spotlight on: genKC
The Kansas City Direct Marketing Association (better known as the KCDMA for obvious reasons — it’s a mouthful!) is one of Kansas City’s oldest marketing associations. Based in a start in direct mail, it’s real focus is any direct marketing, meaning one-to-one, measurable marketing. Today, they feature educational and networking opportunities for marketers in direct… Continue reading Spotlight on: the Kansas City Direct Marketing Association (KCDMA)
After a highly productive meeting with the United Way social media task force last week, buddies of mine were pondering the best spot for breakfast in midtown… on a Thursday.
A challenge I’m up to!