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Your chamber at Work - October 25, 2021

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FROM THE KC CHAMBER'S PRESIDENT AND CEO After months of preparation, Kansas City made a great case for our selection as a host city for the 2026 World Cup. Officials from the FIFA Selection Committee heard a formal presentation, enjoyed a barbecue lunch, and toured local facilities (including Arrowhead) that would be put to use in 2026. Their visit ended with a game between the U.S. Women’s Team vs. Korea at Children’s Mercy Park. The game ended in a tie, but the FIFA officials were able to see firsthand the enthusiasm of KC soccer fans. Read Article
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Your Chamber at Work - October 18, 2021

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FROM THE KC CHAMBER'S PRESIDENT AND CEO This is our week to shine, Kansas City! And you can help us put our best face forward! This Thursday, FIFA officials will be in town touring our city as they decide whether KC will be one of the host cities for the 2026 World Cup. Kansas City is one of 17 finalists; 10 will be selected to host World Cup matches. Read Article
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Your Chamber at Work - October 11, 2021

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FROM THE KC CHAMBER'S PRESIDENT AND CEO Greetings from Salt Lake City, Utah, where about 140 business, elected officials, and nonprofit leaders are spending three days looking at how this city is handling issues we have in common. It’s our annual Leadership Exchange, and we’re hearing from city leaders here about a variety of subjects. Read Article
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Your Chamber at Work - October 4, 2021

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FROM THE KC CHAMBER'S PRESIDENT AND CEO Civic Council President Marc Hill and I went before the KCMO Board of Police Commissioners last week to share with them the first three recommendations from our joint study of police procedures and policy. Read Article
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Your Chamber at Work - September 27, 2021

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FROM THE KC CHAMBER'S PRESIDENT AND CEO At last report, the Kansas City metro area had more than 87,000 job openings and 52,000 people on the unemployed rolls (that doesn’t include those in the workforce who have given up job seeking). The math is not good. Too many of our Chamber member businesses tell us they’re scrambling to fill their job vacancies, that too many applicants lack the necessary skills, and many are hiring from outside the metro area or using temporary workers. Read Article
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Your Chamber at Work - September 20, 2021

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FROM THE KC CHAMBER'S PRESIDENT AND CEO Here’s a chance to put yourself in someone else’s shoes. On Friday, October 15, the KC Chamber is holding a simulation to help folks understand the many obstacles faced by men and women when they’re released from incarceration and return home to their communities. Read Article
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Your Chamber at Work - September 13, 2021

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FROM THE KC CHAMBER'S PRESIDENT AND CEO Congratulations to Sherry Turner, Executive Director of the Kansas City Women’s Business Center and Michele L. Watley, Founder and Owner of The Griot Group LLC. Read Article
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Your Chamber at Work - September 7, 2021

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FROM THE KC CHAMBER'S PRESIDENT AND CEO We’ve just finished the Labor Day weekend, but another celebration is coming up starting this Friday, September 10 – Welcoming Week, a week devoted to bringing together neighbors of all backgrounds and affirming the importance of being a welcoming community. Read Article