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Lessons Learned: Staying True to the Course as Your Business Grows

Thursday, November 16 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am • Organized By Morgan Miller Plumbing
300 E 39th St, 1923 Room, Kansas City, MO 64111


A diverse group of entrepreneur panelists will share their knowledge of what they’ve learned about defining products/services, entering new markets, and staying true to the course as your business grows. You’ll be inspired by their wisdom and lessons learned.

Panelists include:

  • Chris Goode, Founder of Ruby Jean’s Juicery, who took his grandmothers inspiration and turned it into a chain of juiceries with three locations in Kansas City and one newly opened in Springfield, MO.
  • Tiffany Heaton King, co-founder of SouveNEAR, a line of vending machine style souvenir kiosks filled with locally sourced artisan products and with locations in three states.
  • Deena James, co-founder of Cowell James Forge Insurance Agency, a 2014 winner of Thinking Bigger Business Media’s “25 Under 25” award
  • Stella Crewse, Co-owner of Morgan Miller Plumbing, who helped turn a struggling plumbing company into a strong Kansas City brand.

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Plexpod Wesport Commons
300 E 39th St
1923 Room
Kansas City, MO 64111
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