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Connect in 8

Thursday, September 19 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm • Organized By Missouri Business Alert
2300 E. Walnut Street, Columbia, MO 65201


Connect in 8 is a speed networking event designed to allow seasoned business professionals and emerging entrepreneurs in Columbia to form meaningful community connections that endure long after the event.

This event will mock a speed dating session, in which a panel of mentors (all established businesspersons in Columbia) meet with their younger counterparts in a strictly timed, structured format. Free networking to link back up with “matches” will commence after all pre-arranged meetings have taken place.

IMPORTANT: You must register before Sunday, September 15 at 11:59 p.m. to receive a customized schedule of matches best suited to your preferences. Registration is open after Sunday, however, you will NOTreceive a customized schedule of matches – you will be paired with attendees at random.

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Riechmann Pavilion, Stephens Lake Park
2300 E. Walnut Street
Columbia, MO 65201
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