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Your Chamber At Work - January 9, 2017



FROM THE KC CHAMBER'S PRESIDENT AND CEO

The start of a new year is the perfect time to focus on health and wellness. After all, the #1 New Year’s resolution is to lose weight and eat healthy. 

On Tuesday, we’ll celebrate the 215 Kansas City area businesses and organizations that have made health and wellness a priority for their companies and their employees: the Chamber’s 2016 Healthy KC Certified Workplace Wellness companies. 

A total of 72 companies achieved Gold certification – the highest possible – with 75 Silver Certified companies, 52 Bronze, and 16 Honorable Mention. Certifications are based on companies’ responses to an online application. We’re also pleased that 40 companies improved their rankings in 2016 compared to 2015 (including the KC Chamber – we moved from Bronze to Silver). 

Click here for the list of our 2016 Certified Workplace Wellness companies. Congratulations to you all!




HAVE AN ICE DAY!

Join the KC Chamber and the 2017 Prudential U.S. Figure Skating Championships on January 19 for our first Schmooze of the New Year! We’re partnering with Visit KC and the Kansas City Sports Commission for an exciting event with our host, the Sprint Center. This networking event, which is free for members and $15 for non-members, will include light breakfast, two ticket vouchers to the Prudential U.S. Figure Skating Championships, and door prizes, all compliments of Prudential and the 2017 Prudential U.S. Figure Skating Championships. Link here for details and to register.

The KC Chamber's 2017 Business After Hours sponsors are CommunityAmerica Credit Union, HCA Midwest Health, and HNTB.


HELLO FROM THE OTHER SIDE

We didn’t call a thousand times…but now you can! Take advantage of unlimited talk, text, and data through our new Cost Saving Benefit partnership with Sprint. For a limited time, KC Chamber member companies (and their employees) can get unlimited data, talk and text, starting at $18 per month (per line) for a family of 5.

Plus, get 25% off accessories…all because of where you work. Click here and enter your work email address to learn more. Learn more by visiting a local Sprint store, or calling Sprint Sales at (866) 639-8534. Existing Sprint customers can register for a discount here.
 
  
 
GET IN THE GAME

Join us on February 23 at the NAIA National Office to celebrate the 80th Annual 2017 NAIA Men’s Basketball National Championship! Get up to speed on the latest Chamber news and enjoy networking with other Kansas City professionals, while hearing the latest plans for this treasured Kansas City event. Plus, you’ll have the chance to win tickets and event VIP passes. Only $5 for members, and $25 for non-members (includes two drink tickets and appetizers!). The NAIA Tournament will take place March 15–21 at Municipal Auditorium. Click here to register for the Business After Hours.

The KC Chamber's 2017 networking sponsors are Sprint and University Health.


TO THE CAPITOL

Our Public Policy Council and staff are gearing up for an eventful 2017. The 115th Congress convened January 3, followed by the Missouri legislative session on January 4, with Kansas convening January 9.

We’ve collaborated with our members to create the 2017 Federal, Missouri, and Kansas public policy agendas. Click here for full details.