Jennifer Schenck

If you don’t know Jennifer Schenck, you better send her an email right after you read this and set up a coffee date. Typical words people use to describe this Chief Connector, Co-Owner and Co-Founder of The Connection Exchange, and former baby boutique owner (yeah, fun fact!), would be passionate, caring, warm, approachable and a connector. Jennifer moved to the mid-Missouri area 7 years ago and joined the Women’s Network as a way to build her network and make some friends. The William Jewell graduate moved back to the area when she and her husband, Drew, decided to take over the family’s land. When The Connection Exchange started in March 2015, it was because Jennifer and Co-Founder, Cara, felt there would be a market for a business welcome group. They knew that entrepreneurs needed to have a support system and a network of go-to people. So, they started their company based off the idea that connections needed to be mutually beneficial. They found existing businesses that were willing to foster relationships with new businesses and be part of that go-to network.

Clearly, The Connection Exchange wasn’t just a great idea, it was something the community needed. Just recently, The Connection Exchange was awarded the Association of Fundraising Professionals National Philanthropy Day Outstanding Small Business Award. (woohoo, girl bosses!)

In her “free time,” Jennifer enjoys spending time with her family; husband, Drew, Director of Marketing at Surdyke Yamaha; Jamie, 15 year-old dancing queen; and Will, 11 year-old running star. She also enjoys a fun ride on their go-cart, or a relaxing day of fishing. If you can’t find her sitting by the pond or making tracks in the dirt, you can find her doing Pirouettes and Arabesques at her adult ballet class. (Jennifer, you are so cool.)

Currently Reading: Re-Reading “A Purpose Driven Life,” with Amanda Tilford
Currently Watching: Designated Survivor; This Is Us; The Simpson’s
Currently Listening To: Havana by Camila Cabello
Place she wants to visit: Greece
Favorite part about Women’s Network: “WN was my way of meeting women and making friends, now my friends are in that group. They are my tribe. I attribute my business success and professional development to The Chamber and Women’s Network. I love that my business gets to help build up that tribe.”
#1 on Christmas List: Instant Pot

Works for
The Connection Exchange LLC
(573) 514-1389
2610 Buttonwood Dr Suite 200
Columbia, Missouri 65201
Member Since:
February 26th, 2015