How Young Professionals Connect in KC

genKC is networking with your peers. It’s community service. It’s an opportunity to connect with KC area business and civic leaders. And it’s for 20- and 30-somethings of any profession and from all parts of the metro area.

genKC offers young professionals opportunities to enhance your personal and professional skill set. We want to connect you to Kansas City because we want you to stay.

Get involved in genKC. There are a variety of ways to learn, grow, and meet new friends.


To serve young professionals by providing a variety of professional development, community involvement and networking opportunities, facilitating the development of a variety of skill sets, equipping them to become the future leaders of the Kansas City region.


To inspire young professionals to Live, Work & Thrive in the Kansas City region.

Community Involvement

Connecting to the community through service

genKC and its members are firm believers in giving back to the community. One of genKC’s goals is to support the Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce’s Big 5 initiative promoting quality early childhood education.

Breakfast, Books & Buddies

genKC volunteers bring breakfast to students at Faxon Elementary and spend the morning reading together during their before-school program.

Jingle Mingle

genKC’s annual holiday party, an evening of fun conversation, delicious food and tasty beverages, benefiting Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Kansas City. The cost of admission is one gift card to any major retailer that can be passed on to support BBBSKC initiatives.

KC Connections

genKC’s event that connects you – young professionals – with leadership and volunteer opportunities for leading nonprofits in KC! Whether you’re looking for board positions, volunteering or just making connections, this is your chance to grow your network.

Professional Development

Learning from the pros

genKC offers a series of events that provides young professionals with exceptional opportunities to connect with and learn from Kansas City business and community leaders.

Grow to CEO

Panelists share their experiences and expertise, providing valuable insight into how young professionals can lay the groundwork for a brighter future. This series is the best professional development and networking event for young professionals in Kansas City.

Round Table Series

Young professionals meet with top leaders from a number of different industries and career paths. These leaders are both highly accomplished and influential and come from across the Kansas City community. They’ll share their unique experiences and expertise, providing you with insights to grow and build your own careers.

Grow to genKC

This summer sellout event features a panel of genKC leaders sharing stories and wisdom about getting their careers off the ground with an audience of summer interns from companies all across the metro area, directly followed by an intern and genKC social and networking reception.

Networking & Signature Events

Build a strong network, stay in KC

A genKC signature event is an opportunity to network with 300+ young professionals in the Kansas City area. Usually at one of the hottest venues in town, these events sell out fast!

Banter & Decanter

genKC’s annual competitive wine tasting competition exclusively for young professionals!

Battle of the Brains

At genKC’s annual trivia night event, teams of 8 compete for the title of “Trivia Extraordinaire”! This event is a fun networking event for individuals and groups alike. In addition to the trivia, we organize a raffle benefiting Faxon Elementary.

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genKC Events

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genKC Executive Committee

Each of the genKC sponsors selects a young professional to serve on the genKC Executive Committee. 

genKC Sponsors

Membership Sponsors

  • Husch Blackwell
  • Stinson Leonard Street
  • UMB

Advanced Membership Sponsors

  • Andrews McMeel Universal
  • Arvest Bank
  • Black & Veatch
  • Deloitte
  • Garmin
  • H&R Block
  • Hallmark
  • Henderson Engineers
  • Honeywell
  • Kansas City Chiefs
  • KCP&L
  • Lathrop Gage
  • Lockton Companies
  • McAnany, Van Cleave & Phillips
  • McCownGordon Construction
  • Polsinelli
  • REACH Healthcare Foundation
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon
  • American Century Investments