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Your Chamber at Work - January 19, 2021

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FROM THE KC CHAMBER'S PRESIDENT AND CEO “Even if I knew that tomorrow the world would go to pieces, I would still plant my apple tree.” Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The holiday honoring Dr. King was a bright spot in what has been a disturbing, disheartening time. The attack on our nation’s Capitol was an abomination, and showcased violence and hatred. Watching the videos from inside the Capitol left me both angry and despairing of our country’s future. Read Article
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Your Chamber at Work - January 4, 2021

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FROM THE KC CHAMBER'S PRESIDENT AND CEO The message may be a few days old, but it’s heartfelt nonetheless: Happy New Year to you and yours. It’s great to say goodbye to 2020 – such a difficult year for all of us – but we know that we’ll still be facing the same pandemic-inspired challenges for awhile. Vaccines provide us hope, but we’ve got several months ahead of us before life can return to normal. Or whatever the “new normal” will be. Read Article
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Your Chamber at Work - December 21, 2020

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FROM THE KC CHAMBER'S PRESIDENT AND CEO Having a marketable skill opens the door to a job, but too many ex-offenders leave prison without one. Anywhere from 60 to 75 percent of returning citizens remain unemployed one year after release from prison. But for those ex-offenders who hold a job for one year, the recidivism rate is 16 percent, compared to a national recidivism rate of 52 percent. Read Article
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Your Chamber at Work - December 14, 2020

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FROM THE KC CHAMBER'S PRESIDENT AND CEO We need your help. We’re sending out a COVID-19 Business Response Survey today to better understand what you and our other members are currently experiencing as the pandemic drags on. The survey is a joint effort of the Chamber, Kansas City Area Development Council, the Black Chamber of Greater Kansas City, Mid-America LGBT Chamber of Commerce, and KCSourceLink. Read Article
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Your Chamber at Work - December 7, 2020

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FROM THE KC CHAMBER'S PRESIDENT AND CEO The community spread of COVID-19 is raging across our region and the nation, with someone dying from the disease every minute. While new vaccines provide hope, we’re still in a dangerous slog with months to come before vaccinations can be widely implemented. Read Article
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Your Chamber at Work - November 30, 2020

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FROM THE KC CHAMBER'S PRESIDENT AND CEO One of the highlights of the Chamber’s Annual Dinner meeting was the announcement that David Warm was the 2020 Kansas Citian of the Year. For the past 30 years, David has been at the helm of the Mid-America Regional Council, the Kansas City region’s metropolitan planning agency, dealing with issues ranging from transportation to energy, childcare to the environment. Read Article
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Your Chamber at Work - November 9, 2020

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FROM THE KC CHAMBER'S PRESIDENT AND CEO It’s been a long, hard slog since the COVID-19 pandemic hit us all last March and we’re all tired of it and its impact on our daily lives. But this is no time to become less vigilant. As The Kansas City Star reported over the weekend: Read Article