Your Chamber at Work - June 22, 2020
Jun 22, 2020
FROM THE KC CHAMBER'S PRESIDENT AND CEO
If you missed it...here is the link to the recording of the session.
The Chamber and the Urban Neighborhood Initiative are planning a second Listening Session this Friday, June 26, from 9:00 to 10:30 a.m. Registration for that event Is here. It will feature a different panel, and will be moderated by Nicole Jacobs Silvey, President & Founder of Connection Coach KC, LLC, and founder of The Roundtable.
Our series will continue with two sessions on the history of structural racism in Kansas City, to be moderated by Gwendolyn Grant, President & CEO of the Urban League of Greater Kansas City. Those two sessions will be held July 8 (register here) and July 15 (register here).
The series will culminate at our POWER of Diversity Celebration July 29 with a panel discussion titled “Where Do We Go from Here?”
This is a pivotal moment in time for our region and our nation. We need to listen, to understand, and then to act. Join us.
POWER OF DIVERSITY
The Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce and the Diverse Business Committee invite you to help us honor Ace Award, Supplier Diversity Ace Award and Champion of Diversity Award winners at the POWER of Diversity, Wednesday, July 29 from 9 to 10:30 a.m. Following the awards, we welcome several of KC’s Black leaders for the culmination of our listening series, Understanding the Black Experience in Greater Kansas City: Where Do We Go From Here? Register now for this virtual event. The health and wellness of our members is paramount to the KC Chamber, but even during these unprecedented times we are committed to delivering premier programming to our sponsors and attendees. Thanks to our 2020 Presenting Sponsors for continued support of this program: CommunityAmerica, Evergy, Hallmark, and Sprint.
DIVERSITY & INCLUSION WORKSHOP: TAKING ACTION DURING THE COVID-19 CRISIS TO HIRE AND RETAIN PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES
Register now for Taking Action During the COVID-19 Crisis to Hire and Retain People with Disabilities, Tuesday, June 23 at 11:30 a.m. This webinar will focus on the positive impact those with disabilities bring to the workplace, effective strategies to support outreach and recruitment efforts, how to inclusively provide performance management, and why creating a dynamic and diverse team will help rebuild your workforce. Register here. Thanks to our 2020 Diversity & Inclusion Sponsors for continuing to support programs like this even when times get tough: CommunityAmerica, Evergy, Hallmark, and Sprint.
KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI COMMITTEE MEETING
COVID-19 has had a severe impact on tourism and sports in KC. What can the region expect for the future of both industries? The Kansas City, Missouri Committee welcomes Kathy Nelson, President & CEO of the Greater Kansas City Sports Commission, and Jason Fulvi, President & CEO of Visit KC on Tuesday, June 23 from noon – 1:15 pm. Register now to hear the discussion on the future of large-scale events and the impact on tourism dollars -- including the NFL Draft in 2023 and the bid for the 2026 World Cup.
ATHENA NOMINATIONS CLOSING SOON
In 2001, the KC Chamber first presented the ATHENA Leadership Award, an internationally recognized award first created by the Lansing Michigan Chamber of Commerce in 1982. The 2019 honoree was Kathy Nelson, President & CEO of the Greater Kansas City Sports Commission. In 2010, the KC Chamber added the ATHENA Young Professional Award for emerging leaders. The 2019 honoree was Caitlin O’Byrne Waters from CBIZ. There is no shortage of exemplary leaders in Kansas City. You can nominate your favorite here.