Your Chamber at Work - July 25, 2022




With the workforce situation the way that it is, it’s now more important than ever to recruit and retain your youngest employees. The KC Chamber’s genKC can help.

genKC gives early career professionals opportunities to connect, serve, and learn. The goal behind genKC is to tie these early career folks to our community and to keep them here. genKC helps them expand their local networks and grow their career.

We do that in a variety of ways, with networking events, direct connections to local CEOs and other Kansas City leaders, and with community service opportunities. Learn more about genKC here.

One of genKC’s signature events is coming up soon. Banter and Decanter is a competitive wine tasting competition. It will be held on First Friday, August 5, at the Nelson Atkins Museum. The hosts for the evening are members of the Nelson’s Young Friends of Art.

If you’re an early career professional, join us August 5. Or encourage your colleagues to join in this lively and enjoyable networking event. You’ll find more information about Banter and Decanter by clicking here. The more the merrier!

Four genKC members


Register for our next Neighborhood Networking this Friday, July 29 at RoKC’s 654 North Central location in Olathe. RoKC was developed by local climbers who dreamed big and brought world-class climbing to the Kansas City area. You’ll be able to test out some of the climbing walls and learn why RoKC is a great place to go solo or bring family and friends. We’ll have coffee and a light breakfast. Chamber members can register now for free; non-members are $15. The KC Chamber's 2022 Neighborhood Networking sponsors are Unbound, Bardavon Health Innovations and Kansas City Current. The KC Chamber's 2022 overall networking sponsors are Delta Dental and Mazuma Credit Union.


More than two years of COVID has led to more than two years of a low blood supply. You can help lessen the blood shortage in KC. Sign up now to donate blood at the August 1 blood drive co-hosted by the Chamber and the American Red Cross. There are open slots from 1–5 pm in our Chamber Board Room, located in the southeast corner of the first floor of historic Union Station. Not only will you be helping people, you’ll also receive a free ticket to Worlds of Fun!


Apply now to become Healthy KC Workplace Wellness Certified. The deadline to apply here. Is August 31. We all know that a healthy workplace has a stronger bottom line, healthier employees, and lower overall health costs. This certification recognizes organizations for innovation in promoting a culture of health and wellness. You’ll notice the criteria are a bit different this year. They’re now based on guidelines from the World Health Organization's healthy workplace framework and model, offering a more holistic approach to health and wellness. Certifications range from Honorable mentions all the way up to Platinum. Apply now and see where you rank. Special thanks to our Healthy KC Overall Presenting Sponsor Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City.


The KC Chamber’s Nominating Committee is now accepting Board nominations from the KC Chamber’s membership. Nomination suggestions should be in writing and mailed to: Carolyn Watley, Nominating Committee Chair, Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce, 30 West Pershing Road, Suite 301, Kansas City, Missouri  64108; or e-mailed to, prior to August 1. Chamber bylaws allow additional nominations to be made by petition after the committee has presented its slate.