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Hear from Amazon, Google, Facebook and Square on Using Digital Tools to Start, Run and Grow Your Business

Wednesday, November 14 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm • Organized By Connected Commerce Council
300 E 39th St, Kansas City, MO 64111


Learn how to leverage social and earned media to grow your audience, brand and business. Industry leaders share best practice. Network over beer, wine and appetizers.

Many of the world’s largest companies are fully invested in the future of small businesses and the success of entrepreneurs - come find out why, how, and what that means for you. The Connected Commerce Council (3C) invites you to join representatives from Amazon, Google, and Facebook, hear what they are working on next, and learn how to better use digital tools to start, run, and grow your business.

Speakers include:

Jake Ward, President, 3C
Stella Crewse, CEO, Morgan Miller Plumbing
Whitney Cox, Product Marketing Manager, Google
Aneesh Raman, Head of Economic and Social Impact, Facebook
Dave Charest, Director of Content Marketing, Constant Contact


6:00 p.m. - Doors Open
Check-in, grab a drink, and get a good seat.
6:10 p.m. - Opening Remarks
Jake Ward, President of 3C, and Stella Crewse, CEO of Morgan Miller Plumbing, discuss the importance of advocacy and engaging with policymakers at a time with national regulations aimed at large companies can harm and hinder the growth of millions of small businesses.
6:20 p.m. - Panel Discussion with Amazon, Facebook and Google
Hear Amazon, Facebooks, and Google share best practices on using digital tools to start, run, and grow your business.
7:00 - 7:30  p.m. - Networking Reception
Mingle with speakers and attendees over beer, wine, and light appetizers.

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