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Coalition to Hold Community Listening Sessions in Search for New Kansas City Missouri Police Chief

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KC Chamber

Kansas City, Missouri residents will have a chance to share their vision for the city’s next police chief in a series of listening sessions across the KCMO community. The listening sessions are being convened by a broad-based coalition of business, civic, ecumenical, and interfaith organizations. The idea began during discussions between the Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce, the Civic Council of Greater Kansas City, and pastors involved in Getting to the Heart of the Matt Read Article
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2021 Kansas Citian of the Year John Sherman

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Annual Dinner · Individual Recognition · KC Chamber

Successful entrepreneur. Dynamic civic leader. Generous philanthropist. And the third owner of the Kansas City Royals. That, in a nutshell, is John Sherman, the KC Chamber’s 2021 Kansas Citian of the Year. His surprise award was presented at the Chamber’s 134th Annual Dinner November 23, 2021. Sherman’s list of accomplishments is long: Read Article
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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