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FX October Happy Hour

October 12 @ 5:00 pm 7:00 pm

In October, we bring the fun to Olathe! We’ll meet at Red Crow Brewing Company for Thirsty Thursday and have special happy hour prices. Fun Fact: Red Crow was a hobby hatched in an Olathe garage, now 12 years in the making, now offering as many as 15 different craft brews on-tap at any given time.

Members and non are welcome. Free to attend. Appetizers are on us!

Questions? Contact Angela at [email protected].

Red Crow Brewing Company

1062 West Santa Fe St
Olathe, Kansas 66061 United States
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How to Win at The Portfolio Showcase

October 4 @ 12:00 pm 1:00 pm


With the FX of KC Portfolio Showcase right around the corner, FX founder and freelance rockstar Julie Cortés will provide tips and techniques to put your best foot forward to ensure you get noticed and remembered. Pictures of past events will be shared for inspiration. Be sure to bring your questions! Presentation will be recorded, and the replay link will be sent out if you can’t join live. Members and nonmembers are welcome. Contact [email protected] with any questions.

Cost: FREE

About Julie Cortés:

Copywriter by day. Freelance Rockstar by night. Julie Cortés lives, breathes, teaches, speaks, and coaches on all things freelance. She’s run her own business for over 25 years, is the founder of The Freelance Exchange of KC, and created a much-needed college-level course, Freelancing 101, for the world-renowned KC Art Institute, where she teaches as an adjunct professor. Awarded dozens of times over for her work, leadership, volunteerism, and community involvement, she’s regularly sought out for media interviews, coaching, and speaking engagements. Julie is loving life, living out her passion for helping creative freelancers succeed.

FX September Luncheon with Michael Mackie

September 29 @ 11:30 am 1:00 pm

$25 – $35

M2 is in the house! September’s luncheon is sure to be impassioned and entertaining with Michael Mackie in the house!

Our speaker is an Emmy-winning content creator, writer, editor, and expert interviewer. Michael’s illustrious media career started from his midwestern roots, where he was born to tell people’s stories.

11:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.: Networking

12 – 1 p.m.: Lunch and Presentation

Cost: Members $25; Non-members $35

  • Your ticket includes a scrumptious lunch being provided by local caterer, Chef Kansas City.
  • Free lot parking with overflow parking across Main Street and at designated space at The Whole Person next door.
  • Members and nonmembers are welcome.
  • No ticket sales will be accepted at the door due to pre-arranged catering.

Register through Eventbrite (button below) by EOD September 28th.

Questions? Contact [email protected].

About our illustrious presenter:

M2 has worked and freelanced for a variety of local television affiliates in Des Moines, Orlando and Kansas City. Up until a few years ago, he was the co-host of a local, daily entertainment show Kansas City Live. He’s now firmly entrenched in the world of personal branding at Lillian James Creative.

Over the years, Mackie has won a slew of regional Emmy awards and interviewed countless celebs. “I have eight Emmy awards and eight Oscar-winners under my belt, but who’s counting?” he quips. “Also, I like to write. Good thing because that’s what I do for a living. My parents never could comprehend how I earned my keep stringing words together for the universe to appreciate. Frankly, that makes three of us. But I feel like it’s what I was put on this earth to do.”

Kansas City Young Audiences

3732 Main Street
Kansas City, Missouri 64111 United States
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FX September Coffee Meetup

September 14 @ 8:30 am 10:00 am

In September, our community of curious creatives will meet on the west side of the Metro. Although we will not stay beyond coffee, the website indicates that we could. (Cocktails, craft beer brewed in-house, the coolest vibe in the Midwest, friends and good tunes. Yard games on the outdoor patio or great tunes inside. We gotcha’ covered.) Join us for a cup of coffee from beans specially chosen from the hills of Central and South America. Or maybe just catch up with fellow freelancers enjoying a morning brew!

Members and nonmembers welcome. Free to attend.

Questions? Contact [email protected].

Ten and Two Coffee

611 West 2nd Street
Bonner Springs, 66012 United States
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FX August Luncheon

August 25 @ 11:30 am 1:00 pm

$25 – $35

THIS is your chance! You have a ton of questions about freelance recruiting, part-time gigs, and contract work. This is your chance to get answers.

At this LIVE, in-person Q & A format, Suzanne will share insight on hiring, interviews, best times to communicate and more!

Suzanne Wolff is the Owner & President of LandaJob—a Kansas City recruiting firm with roots going back nearly 40 years. LandaJob specializes in Marketing, Creative, Communication and Digital roles.

Friday, August 25th

11:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.: Networking

12 – 1 p.m.: Lunch and Presentation

Carmen’s Cafe

• Your ticket includes lunch options curated and selected by the expert chef at Carmen’s Cafe.

• Free Parking Lots nearby with free overflow street parking.

• Members and nonmembers are welcome. Members: $25 / Nonmembers: $35

• No ticket sales will be accepted at the door.

Reserve your ticket on Eventbrite by EOD August 24th (link below).

Questions? Contact [email protected].

About this month’s presenter:

Originally from Omaha, NE, Suzanne moved to Kansas City to attend Rockhurst University, raised her three children here, and now calls Kansas City home. She loves the Chiefs, great food, great music, and hanging out with her family and friends. As a creative professional with over 25 years of experience in marketing, design, and recruiting, Suzanne has also worked as a Graphic Artist, Illustrator and Creative Director. With 12+ years of experience in recruiting, Suzanne enjoys sharing tips and tricks to job hunting, resume and portfolio design, networking, LinkedIn, and more!

Carmen’s Cafe

6307 Brookside Plaza
Kansas City, Missouri 64113 United States
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