Your Chamber at Work - November 23, 2020
Nov 23, 2020
FROM THE KC CHAMBER'S PRESIDENT AND CEO
You don’t want to miss the KC Chamber’s Annual Dinner tomorrow – there’s still a little time to register for our 133rd annual meeting.
Because of COVID, the dinner will be virtual, but we’ve worked to make it as special as it always has been. We start at 3:00 with an hour of networking (always a highlight) using an easy-to-use platform that will allow you to move easily from table to table to talk with friends and colleagues.
The program itself begins at 4:00 and features two Kansas Citians who are making their mark on the national stage – Heidi Gardner (from KCMO and Saturday Night Live) and Aaron Thomas (from KCK and executive producer of the television show S.W.A.T.). We’ll also announce the Kansas Citian of the Year, and hear from Chamber leaders about what’s ahead for 2021.
The theme for this year’s Annual Dinner is “Unstoppable KC” – despite all that 2020 has dealt us, we ARE unstoppable. Please join us tomorrow to celebrate!
DEMYSTIFYING THE HIRING OF PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES: HIRING AND RETAINING QUALIFIED TALENT
Register now for our next diversity and inclusion workshop, Demystifying the Hiring of People with Disabilities, Tuesday November 24, 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. We welcome Allied Inclusion Works & Disability Inclusion of Greater Kansas City to cover effective strategies and resources to support your outreach and recruitment efforts. They will also review best practices in interviewing individuals with various disabilities and share strategies for on-boarding that creates inclusion for all, and more. Thank you to our 2020 D&I Presenting Sponsors CommunityAmerica Credit Union, Evergy, Hallmark, and T-Mobile.
PUNDITS AND PILSNERS
The KC Chamber and the Overland Park Chamber of Commerce are proud to bring you our annual Pundits and Pilsners event, Tuesday, December 1, 3 p.m. - 5 p.m. This year’s guests include political gurus Neil Newhouse of Public Opinion Strategies, Patrick Miller from the University of Kansas, and others. You’ll hear their perspectives on what the new year will bring for Kansas and our country. To register, email Ava Delsemme at email@example.com.
WELCOMING KC PLAN KICKOFF
Join the KC Chamber, Welcoming America, and about 40 additional local partnering organizations as we unveil the Greater Kansas City Welcoming Plan, Friday, December 4, 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. We’ve spent the better part of the last two years creating the Welcoming KC Plan with stakeholders across the Metro. This will be the framework as we work to achieve designated Welcoming City status for the region. By welcoming immigrants, refugees, and other newcomers to KC, we are helping our community grow and thrive – and strengthening our workforce. Register here for this inspiring virtual event. Thanks to our Presenting Sponsors CommunityAmerica Credit Union, Evergy, T-Mobile, and Hallmark. Special thanks to Event Sponsor REACH Healthcare Foundation.
HEALTHY KC WORKPLACE WELLNESS CERTIFICATION
The Chamber’s Healthy KC initiative looks to honor and recognize those employers that put make their team’s health and wellness a priority. The Healthy KC Workplace Wellness Certification examines the actions your organization takes to support healthy and wellness across five Pillars of Wellness: healthy eating, active living, tobacco cessations, mental & behavioral health, work-life integration. To apply, click here. You have until December 31 to complete your application.