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Ramin Cherafat elected Chair of KC Chamber

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Ramin Cherafat, CEO of McCownGordon Construction, was elected Chair of the Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce (KC Chamber) by the Board of Directors on Monday, October 25.  He succeeds Carolyn Watley, Vice President of Community Engagement at CBIZ Benefits & Insurance Services.  Read Article
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KC Chamber and World Trade Center Kansas City Receive Grant to Boost U.S. Exports and Support High Quality Jobs

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KC Chamber · World Trade Center

The Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce’s World Trade Center Kansas City will be able to help even more KC businesses strengthen their global trade presence and create high quality jobs. United States Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo has awarded the Chamber a 2021 Market Development Cooperator Program grant to boost international exports. Read Article
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KC Chamber Names 2021 ATHENA Award and ATHENA Young Professional Leadership Award Recipients

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Awards & Recognition · Individual Recognition · KC Chamber

The Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce the 2021 ATHENA Leadership Award and ATHENA Young Professional Leadership Award honorees. Sherry Turner, Executive Director, Kansas City Women’s Business Center is the ATHENA recipient and Michele L. Watley, Founder and Owner, The Griot Group LLC, is the ATHENA Young Professional. Read Article
KC Chamber Achieves Gold Certification in COVID Stops Here Campaign, With 94% Vaccination Rate

KC CHAMBER 94% VACCINATED, ENCOURAGES BUSINESS COMMUNITY TO TAKE PART IN ‘COVID STOPS HERE’ CAMPAIGN

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COVID · KC Chamber

  The Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce is 94% vaccinated against COVID-19, and proud to be certified Gold as part of the COVID Stops Here campaign with the Missouri Chamber of Commerce and Industry. COVID Stops Here recognizes and celebrates businesses that have achieved widespread vaccination – at least 70% of staff. Businesses can join here, and work to achieve one of three levels of certification: Read Article
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Your Chamber at Work - August 9, 2021

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FROM THE KC CHAMBER'S PRESIDENT AND CEO Once again, KC is a “COVID hot spot.” That’s coming directly from our medical experts. For the third time since the COVID-19 pandemic began, the Greater Kansas City region’s chief medical officers came to the community and elected officials with an urgent plea and warning that we must take action to stop the spread of the Delta variant. Read Article
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Chamber Celebrates Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in the KC Business Community at POWER of Diversity Event

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Awards & Recognition · KC Chamber · Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Despite a reduced capacity crowd, it was a powerful and inspirational morning at the Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce’s POWER of Diversity Breakfast, Wednesday, July 28, 2021.   The Chamber honored the 2021 Ace Award winners and the Champions of Diversity and welcomed keynote speaker and Kansas City business and civic leader Karen Daniel as keynote.  Read Article
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KC Chamber And Civic Council Release Joint Recommendations For KCMO Policing

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After months of joint study and research, the Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce and the Civic Council of Greater Kansas City are releasing their first three recommendations on police governance and public safety. The goal of the two organizations has been to study how the Kansas City Police Department’s (KCPD) governance, policies, and procedures can build community trust while advancing safety, equity, and justice. Read Article
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KC CHAMBER JOINS LEGAL APPEAL TO EXPAND MEDICAID IN MISSOURI

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The Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce has officially joined the legal appeal to expand Medicaid in Missouri. The Chamber is part of a statewide coalition that filed an amicus curiae brief before the Missouri Supreme Court, Wednesday, June 30. Also part of the coalition: the Civic Council of Greater Kansas City, Greater St. Read Article
Charlie Hustle is the 2021 Small Business of the Year

CHARLIE HUSTLE WINS 2021 SMALL BUSINESS OF THE YEAR

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Small Business Celebration · Business Awards · KC Chamber

The Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce the 2021 Small Business of the Year is Charlie Hustle! Founder and CEO Chase McAnulty accepted the Mr. K Award at the Chamber’s Small Business Celebration Awards Luncheon, Thursday June 24 at the Downtown Marriott. Read Article