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Your Chamber At Work - April 3, 2017




KanCare (Medicaid) Expansion:  We urge you to contact your Kansas legislators first thing Monday morning and encourage them to override Governor Brownback’s veto of KanCare expansion. As I told a House committee earlier in the session, expansion would provide much-needed health coverage to nearly 12,000 uninsured residents of Wyandotte County and more than 10,000 residents of Johnson County. It would also provide essential support to the state’s struggling hospitals, many of them in underserved rural Kansas. Find your legislators’ contact information by clicking ­here and typing in your home address.
KCMO GO Bond election:  Voter turnout is essential for the passage of Kansas City, Missouri Questions 1, 2, and 3 – the comprehensive infrastructure bond package that tackles the city’s backlog of much-needed road and bridge repairs, flood control efforts, a new animal shelter, and help bringing public buildings – like Starlight and City Hall – into compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act.
The KC Chamber announced its support for the three proposals, after numerous presentations to and discussions by our KCMO Committee, KCMO Business Leadership Council, and the Chamber Board. We’ve studied the issue in depth, and, along with the Civic Council, announced our strong support.
Polls show the three measures narrowly winning, which is why voter turnout – in favor of the three measures – is critical. We encourage you to vote “yes” to keep Kansas City moving forward.
For more information on the proposals, visit Then vote Tuesday.


The Urban Neighborhood Initiative is a 501c(3) that works with 10 neighborhood association partners on revitalization and making KC neighborhoods safer, healthier, and more prosperous places for families to live and thrive. It was started as part of the KC Chamber’s Big 5 goals for Kansas City. On April 22, you can learn more about the Urban Neighborhood Initiative (UNI) and the areas it serves. A bus tour will be held, hosted by the UNI in partnership with the Kansas City Area Transportation Authority and sponsored by the City of Kansas City, MO’s Neighborhood Tourist Development Fund. The tour will depart from Kansas City Neighborhood Academy, at 1619 E. 24th Terrace at 1:30 p.m., and return at 3:30 p.m. A networking reception will be held for neighborhood leaders and tour participants at the Blue Room at 18th and Vine immediately following, featuring jazz, drinks, and hors d’oeuvres provided by Jazz, A Louisiana Kitchen. Cost is $20 plus Eventbrite fees; please register online.

Hosted by the Urban Neighborhood Initiative, in partnership with Kansas City Area Transportation Authority, and sponsored by the City of Kansas City MO's Neighborhood Tourist Development Fund. Thanks to additional sponsors IRC Real Estate Services, First Federal Bank of Kansas City, UMB Financial Corporation, ANB Bank, Central Bank of Kansas City, Cleaver for Congress, MarksNelson CPA, American Institute of Architects, and UC-B Properties.

It’s true – we’ve got your back! You don’t need our help building something cool – just protecting it. Business insurance helps you guard your great reputation, stay in the game if losses occur, and meet requirements from clients, partners, and the government.

Thanks to the KC Chamber’s new Cost Saving partnership with Mylo, you now have access to a team of licensed insurance agents who can help you compare top plans from trusted providers, all in one easy place. You’ll only pay for what you need, nothing more and nothing less. Plus, Mylo is powered by Lockton, with over 50 years of experience and connections.

All these options, plus more…
  • Workers’ compensation provides lost wages and medical benefits to your employees injured on the job. Exclusive KC Chamber discounts – up to 25% in Kansas, and up to 40% in Missouri.
  • Property helps you replace your property after a loss.
  • Commercial general liability covers bodily injury and property damage connected to your operations or space ...and lawsuits stemming from your communications.
  • Business owner’s policy A money-saving combo of commercial general liability and property coverage. Plus Business Interruption (covers costs of lost work time.)
  • Commercial auto covers your company-owned vehicle if it causes bodily injury or property damage.
For free expert consultation and a custom quote, contact Mylo at (844) 802-2888, or link here.

Learn about the latest political maneuvering in Washington D.C., and what it means for business, international relations, and the U.S. economy. Mark Halperin will use his experience covering national politics to explain it all with insight, wit, insider knowledge and no punches pulled. The event is the KC Chamber’s April 28 Polsinelli Public Policy Speaker Series, 7:30 to 9 a.m. in the Rooftop Ballroom at the InterContinental Hotel on the Plaza, 401 Ward Parkway. This event is $40 per Chamber member and $55 per non-member. Online registration is available now, but may not be for long, as there are only a few seats remaining. This event is part of the KC Chamber and Polsinelli Public Policy Up Close Speaker Series. Watch for additional events in this series focused on keeping area businesses up-to-date on the issues and policy trends that impact our region and the nation.

Hear firsthand from the Royals VP and General Manager Dayton Moore about the “formula” he used to build a championship culture within the organization. Moore will give you an inside look at how the Royals operate on high-value leadership principles. The event, presented by Healthy KC and the Kansas City Chapter of Culture Ambassadors, will be held 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. on May 11 at the Chamber’s Board Room in Union Station, 30 W Pershing Road, next door to Pierpont’s. The cost is $50 to attend, which includes breakfast and a personally autographed copy of Moore’s book, More Than A Season: Building A Championship Culture. Additional books will be available for purchase.

All proceeds go to C You in the Major Leagues, a foundation created by the Kansas City Royals and Dayton Moore to support families in crisis throughout Kansas City and beyond. The event is also sponsored by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City. Please register online as seating is limited. For questions, contact Madison Rich, (816) 374-5434 or email