Your Chamber at Work - November 27, 2013




You are cordially invited to a Listening Session with KCMO Police Chief Stacey Graves Tuesday, November 28 from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. at the Green Hills Library Center, Community Room #2, at 8581 Green Hills Road in Kansas City North.

The Listening Session is one of a series of events with Chief Graves, organized by the Public Safety Coalition (PSC) – a group of 17 business, civic, and faith-based organizations that came together out of concern about the city’s high rate of violent crime.

In 2022, the PSC, with the KC Chamber as a founding member, was organized in response to the KCMO Police Board’s search for a new police chief. Our purpose: to determine what residents wanted in a new chief. Surveys and a series of listening sessions were conducted, and results showed people wanted trust and access.

Conversation can help build both, hence the listening sessions we’ve organized with Chief Graves.

At Tuesday’s event, Chief Graves will discuss the efforts her department is making to combat KC’s high rate of violent crime. Then we’ll move to world-café type table discussions, to be followed by Chief Graves’ responses to residents’ concerns and comments.

We hope you’ll attend! It’s free, but please RSVP at


Whether you are a seasoned expert in international trade, or just starting out, this Talking Trade event provides you with an informal platform to connect with peers and international service providers. This event hosted at Polsinelli (900 W 48th Pl, Ste 900, Kansas City, MO) will focus on an Introduction to International Trade. Hear from our partners about what you need to know starting out as an exporter. Space is limited, so please register here to secure your spot.

This event is brought to you by: World Trade Center - Kansas City, Polsinelli and the KC Tech Council.


Join the KC Chamber and sponsors for our annual Economic Forecast on December 7. The event will highlight the economic trends, opportunities and challenges business will likely encounter in 2024, taking a deeper look at the impact and opportunities of the bistate healthcare economy. The healthcare sector is one of the most consequential portions of the US and KC metro economies impacted by medical innovations, valuable research advancements, workforce challenges, and the cost of delivering care in our states with two different approaches to Medicaid expansion.

Virtual ticket pricing is $10 for members and $20 for nonmembers, with a Zoom link sent to registrants 24 hours before the program. The presentation begins at 8:00 a.m. and will conclude at 9:30 a.m. Register here to attend.


Float through a morning of networking and refreshments as you enjoy the calming sights and sounds of the new Sobela Ocean Aquarium (6800 Zoo Dr., Kansas City, MO). Enjoy touring the Kansas City Zoo’s newest attraction with other business professionals, making vital connections while surrounded by tranquil blue waters filled with beautiful aquatic creatures. Attendance is free for Chamber members and $15 for non-members. Register here!


If you’re an emerging leader interested in having a role in shaping the future of Greater Kansas City and who is also ready to apply for the Centurions Leadership Program, be sure to register for our application workshop on January 11. This is the ideal opportunity to review your application with an active Centurion prior to submission. You’ll be at the Chamber offices located at 30 W. Pershing Rd, Kansas City, MO, from 2 to 4 p.m. while you take the next steps to becoming part of our two-year program that focuses on building community awareness through civic opportunities and on community issues that affect our metropolitan region. The workshop is free to attend. Please register here!