Your Chamber at Work - June 10, 2019
Jun 10, 2019
FROM THE KC CHAMBER'S PRESIDENT AND CEO
KC Soccer fans – we need your help!
As you probably know, Kansas City is one of 17 cities in contention for the 2026 World Cup (which would mean about $620 million in economic activity for the metro). We need to show KC’s strong support for soccer, and that’s where you come in.
The KC2026 Bid Committee, of which I am a member, has partnered with the Power & Light District to host free Women’s World Cup watch parties. The USA games will be shown in the LIVE block, and we want the watch parties packed for the USA games, especially the June 11 game, which will have national media exposure on Fox Sports, to show KC going crazy every time the US scores.
We’re giving time off to KC Chamber staff members to attend the watch parties, and I hope you’ll do the same with members of your staff. Here’s the schedule:
- Tuesday, June 11, USA vs. Thailand, 2 pm
- Sunday, June 16, USA vs. Chile, 11 am
- Thursday, June 20, USA vs. Sweden, 2 pm
Hope to see you there!
HEALTHY KC NETWORKING FORUM: IN SEARCH OF A THRIVING WORK CULTURE – WHY NORMAL ISN’T HEALTHY
You are invited to meet Kansas City's own Bowen F. White, M.D. as he shares the talent and expertise of a physician, speaker, consultant, and author to decipher how to create a culture more conducive to creativity and growth. Lockton Companies is hosting our next Healthy KC Networking Forum on Thursday, June 13 at their 444 W. 47th Street location, 7:30-9:30 a.m. Dr. White is widely recognized for his book Why Normal Isn’t Healthy: In Search of a Thriving Work Culture. He currently works with Patch Adams at The Gesundheit! Institute and is a founding member of the National Board of Play. This event is free for members and $10 for non-members. Details here.
NEIGHBORHOOD NETWORKING: SAFETY CULTURE
Bring your business card and your networking skills and be prepared to be wowed when you head to our next Neighborhood Networking, June 21 at Safety Culture. The company created new ways to address workplace safety through their flagship product iAuditor, which allows crews on site to perform their safety checklists on phones and tablets. The iAuditor app is now used in 80 countries. Join us at Safety Culture’s Kansas City location, 2114 Central St., from 8:30-10 a.m. June 21. The event is free for members and just $15 for non-members. Register here. The KC Chamber’s 2019 networking sponsors are Mazuma, SS&C, and Sprint. Thanks to Neighborhood Networking sponsors Andrews McMeel Universal, and Spectrum Reach.
REGIONAL BUSINESS AFTER HOURS – MCANANY, VAN CLEAVE & PHILLIPS
Join the Chamber, and our colleagues at the Kansas City Kansas Chamber of Commerce and the Northeast Johnson County Chamber for an evening networking opportunity on June 26. The event is hosted by McAnany, Van Cleave & Phillips at their KCK offices on 10 E Cambridge Drive. MVP has offices in Kansas, Missouri, Illinois, Oklahoma, Nebraska, Iowa, and Arkansas, and is focused on service with results, ethics, and integrity. The event is a great way to connect with professionals on a regional basis, and of course enjoy a drink and some light appetizers. The event goes from 4:30-8 p.m. It’s free, but be sure to register. The KC Chamber’s 2019 networking sponsors are Mazuma, SS&C, and Sprint.
POWER OF DIVERSITY BREAKFAST
The KC Chamber’s annual POWER of Diversity is the region’s premier celebration of the Metro’s culturally diverse business community. Register now for the July 24 breakfast at the Sheraton Crown Center. The Chamber honors workforce members and companies that have a demonstrated commitment to diversity and inclusion. We will present the ACE Awards to mid-to-senior level diverse managers having a positive impact on their company’s profitability and diversity efforts. The Supplier Diversity ACE Award goes to a mid-to-senior level diverse manager with dramatic growth in supplier diversity. Attendees will also hear from CEOs in our region who signed the CEO Action pledge, a commitment to increasing diversity and inclusion in the workplace. This event is $40 for non-members and $50 for members. Register now before it fills up. Overall Diversity Sponsors for 2019 are Hallmark, KCP&L, and Sprint.