Your Chamber at Work - September 13, 2022
Sep 13, 2022
FROM THE KC CHAMBER'S PRESIDENT AND CEO
This is Welcoming Week in Kansas City and across the nation – a national initiative bringing together neighbors of all backgrounds to build strong connections and to affirm the importance of welcoming and emphasize the importance of welcoming and inclusive places in achieving collective prosperity.
Immigrants have a significant impact on Kansas City with $3.5 billion in spending each year, and $1.3 billion in taxes paid. Immigrants also bring innovation, rich cultures ad new ideas to the region.
Welcoming Week is an effort of Welcoming KC – a coalition of local government, business, and nonprofit sectors that has created a roadmap of programs, policies, and activities needed to achieve official Certified Welcoming designation from Welcoming America. The goal is to be recognized as an inclusive and welcoming community. Here’s a link to Welcoming KC’s Plan for more information.
Welcoming Week continues through September 18 – here’s a list of activities you can still get involved in. Enjoy!
NEIGHBORHOOD NETWORKING: HENRY W. BLOCH SCHOOL OF MANAGEMENT
Join us for our Neighborhood Networking, Friday, September 23, 8:30 to 10 a.m. at the Henry W. Bloch School of Management located at 5110 Cherry St. on the UMKC campus. The Bloch School of Management is known nationally and globally for its commitment and focus on developing leaders through entrepreneurial and innovative thinking. Connect with instructors and students who can share their experience, while you enjoy coffee and a light breakfast. Chamber members can register here for free; it’s $15 for non-members. The KC Chamber's 2022 overall networking sponsors are Delta Dental and Mazuma Credit Union. The KC Chamber's 2022 Neighborhood Networking sponsors are Unbound, Bardavon Health Innovations and the Kansas City Current.
GO GLOBAL KC 2022
A successful global economy means no one can go it alone. Learn about the impact of ally-shoring on international trade at the World Trade Center Kansas City’s Go Global event, September 28, 3 to 5 p.m. in the Chamber Board Room, in the southeast corner of Union Station. Last year, the President embraced ally-shoring to ensure U.S. supply chains are never as vulnerable as they were when exposed by COVID-19. Hear keynote speakers Elaine Dezenski, Senior Director and Head of the Center on Economic and Financial Power at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies, and John Austin, Director of the Michigan Economic Center and Nonresident Senior Fellow of the Brookings Institution and Chicago Council of Global affairs, weigh in on this important topic. You also won’t want to miss the announcement of the 2022 Outstanding Economic Development Agency and 2022 Outstanding Service Provider. Registration is $45 for Chamber members, $50 for non-members. Thank you to our Presenting Sponsors: Black & Veatch Corporation. Thank you to our Keynote Presenting Sponsor: NASCO Network.
HEALTHY KC Q3 NETWORKING FORUM: SUPPORTING MENTAL WELLBEING IN THE WORKPLACE- TIPS FOR MANAGERS AND TEAMMATES
A healthy workforce is a stronger workforce – and that means focusing on mental health as well as physical health. Join Healthy KC for the quarterly networking forum Supporting Mental Wellbeing in the Workplace, September 29, 2022, from 7:30 to 9 a.m. at McCownGordon Construction, 850 Main Street, KCMO. Moderator Kathryn Evans of Rooted Strategy leads a group of managers and wellness experts to unpack how best to support employees and provide resources. Thanks to our Presenting Sponsor Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City.
WORKFORCE 2030 CONFERENCE
Workforce shortages are affecting nearly every industry. The Missouri Chamber’s Workforce 2030 Conference is coming to Independence, MO, October 25 & 26 at the Stoney Creek Hotel and Convention Center, 18011 Bass Pro Dr. Human resources professionals will learn proven recruitment and retention tools, but also look at innovative ways to strengthen the workforce through immigrants, returning citizens, and exploring the latest best practices for cannabis testing. This conference is expected to sell out, so make sure you register today. The fee is $249 for Missouri Chamber members and $299 for non-members. Attendees are eligible to receive up to 8.25 SHRM credits.