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FX October Luncheon

October 27 @ 11:30 am 1:00 pm

$25 – $35

Save the date! Details to come. Members and nonmembers welcome.

11:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.: Networking

12 – 1 p.m.: Lunch and Presentation

Registration link / deadline to come. No ticket sales will be accepted at the door.

Questions? Contact [email protected].

Mid-Continent Public Library – Red Bridge Branch

453 E Red Bridge Road
Kansas City, Missouri 64131 United States
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FX October Happy Hour

October 12 @ 5:00 pm 7:00 pm

Save the date! Details to come. Members and nonmembers welcome. Free to attend.

Questions? Contact [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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