The Chamber in the News

Not only do we publish our fair share of news for members (Member Good News), but we generate our fair share of news releases about our organization and its Board, our events, and our leadership as well (Chamber News Releases). And some of that information gets picked up by our local news media! Yes, we're bragging, but it's one way to show you that... "Your Chamber. It Works!"


Kansas City hiring fair targets one urban neighborhood

Kansas City chamber is heading to Silicon Valley for a ‘leadership exchange’ trip

Business leaders: KCI 'does not project a dynamic American city'

Keeping the Big 5 Alive

Crosby Kemper Jr's. generous heart, larger-than-life personality remembered

Jim Heeter Discusses the KC Chamber's 126th Annual Dinner on Power Lunch

Actress Kirstie Alley highlights KC chamber dinner

Stay tuned for a new Big 5 goal from the Kansas City Chamber

SuEllen Fried of Prairie Village, Susan Leonard of Fairway honored with ATHENA Awards

From mopping floors to the executive jet

KC Chamber touts 'Big 5' progress

Hall foundation pledges $75 million for medical research building

Cleaver, James celebrate Blue Hills business incubator as Big 5 milestone

Imagination Library aims to spark a love of reading in KC-area children

Scott Hall | People on the Move

Chiefs give sneak peek to local business leaders

KC Chamber board endorses health sales tax

2013 iKC Discussion on PowerLunch

$1M Commerce Department grant gets KCSourceLink new program

KC Chamber names 2015 Centurions class

$100 Smiles: KinderKC challenge spreads joy throughout KC

Top of the List: Area Chambers of Commerce

Social media, foodies drive KC food trucks' success

Greater KC Chamber of Commerce | KCUR

Kinder KC performs random acts of kindness at Union Station

Group spends the day spreading random acts of kindness

1Week KC reveals dates, first four events of six-day celebration

Getting fit and well is a big deal

Copaken Brooks wins Mr. K Award

Chamber names Copaken Brooks as its top business of the year

Burns and McDonnell CEO stresses fitness focus to employees

Daniel Silva with Krista Klaus on Power Lunch >>
The KC Chamber's director of diversity and inclusion chats with KMBZ's Krista Klaus about the chamber's focus on diversity as a way to enhance the business community and grow economic development in the region. The interview also highlights the April 30 Ace Awards, honoring culturally diverse, mid – to senior-level managers, being recognized by their colleagues for outstanding achievement in their respective industries, inspiring and mentoring others, and making exceptional contributions to the success of their employers. The 2013 recipients are Marvin Carolina, Jr., Vice President, Corporate Director of Diversity, JE Dunn: Leo Prieto, Community Health Education Manager, Truman Medical Centers; Kristi Ryujin, Assistant Vice Chancellor for Diversity Initiatives, UMKC; and Dr. Joseph Seabrooks, President, Metropolitan Community College-Penn Valley.

CEO touts benefits for employers who jump on the health and wellness bandwagon

Best Cities for Small Businesses

World Trade Center-Kansas City hosts inaugural cultural seminars

Big 5: Progress Report on KC Chamber Initiatives

Greater KC Chamber backs health levy, tourism tax ballot proposals

Morton: UMKC ‘pretty much eliminated’ possible site for conservatory

Most Innovative Mayors in the U.S.

KMBC Interviews Jim Heeter at KC Marathon

Wind Tax Credit Extension Critical - DomesticFuel.com

Up Close: Peter deSilva, president of UMB Bank - Kansas City Business Journal

In This Together, Dynamic Duos - KC Business

Kansas City is the best

Cities Where Small Businesses Thrive

KC Chamber CEO reports weight loss progress

BIG 5: CHAMPION DR. PATRICK JAMES - The Local Show

Tech startups sprout on Silicon Prairie

sidebar: Google Fiber

Chiefs Kickoff Luncheon Will Be On August 29

Politicians, business leaders praise potential of NCI designation

Dry as a bone: Drought's wide impact is likely to last for years

Mobile market offers healthy food, weekly service to KC areas lacking access to grocery stores

The Star's editorial | Tackle big challenges after the All-Star Game

Biggest benefits of the All-Star Game for KC are intangible

Kansas City Expects Big Financial Gains from Hosting 2012 MLB All-Star Game

41 Action News Today July 9, 2012

41 Action News Early Edition July 9, 2012

KSHB Sports Sunday July 8, 2012

41 Action News at 10 July 8, 2012

KCTV5 News at 10 July 8, 2012

Royals’ 1985 World Series victory comes alive at Performing Arts Center

Big KC's Salute to Baseball at PAC

Kauffman Center Offers Up Salute to Baseball and Ewing Kauffman

KC B cycle rolls out to help you get around downtown

Big KC’s Salute to Baseball on Fox 4

The Star's editorial - UMKC's new arts campus fits well in the Crossroads

Report suggests sites for UMKC downtown arts campus

The Star's Business calendar

Three sites identified for UMKC downtown arts campus

Decision day for health care, politicians, patients and the rest

Kansas City summit explores why companies can't find workers

Big KC's Salute to Baseball Will Honor Ewing Kauffman's Legacy

Local Show - Big 5: Champion Peter deSilva & One Week KC

Big 5 effort, Kauffman Foundation team up for Kansas City entrepreneur week

Mayor, Chamber Leader Put Weight In Personal And Public Spotlight

KC Mayor, Chamber CEO start weight loss challenge

One Week KC aims to promote city’s big entrepreneurial aspirations

KC Big Shots Want to be Not So Big

Commentator David Gergen on the Missouri Sebate Race, Super PACs and Did Bill Clinton His Fastball

Kansas City beckons to entrepreneurs

Sprint Center to host Big 12 Men's Basketball Tournament through 2016

KC Chamber Backs Mayor’s Repair Plan Vote and Missouri Cigarette Tax Hike

KC Chamber supports tax increase, sewer bonds

Boulevard Brewing wins Small Business of the Year from Greater Kansas City Chamber

Leading off for All-Star Game: Celebrity softball, tribute to baseball

Chamber gives needs of small business a closer look

KSHB-KC (NBC) - Kansas City, MO 41 Action News at 6

Catch '85 Royals stars on All-Star week

Feisty city neighborhood holds its own in core

The Star's editorial | Mayor's bold new plan includes big new taxes for KC

Chamber's urban initiative has a long list of needs

iKC Announces KC Business Magazine and The Kansas City Business Journal as Media Sponsors

An optimistic first year for KC Mayor Sly James

The Star’s editorial | Chamber’s ‘Big 5’ will need money, good plans

KC Chamber updates Big5 progress

Greater KC Chamber looks back on 125 years

Travelers Institute and Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation Co-Host Forum with Kansas City's Top Small Business Leaders

Kansas City economic growth could outpace nation this year

Stronger KC economy should boost job growth soon, report says

KC Chamber honors diverse managers with Ace Awards

The Star’s editorial | Bank of America’s donation could help revive KC’s urban core/span>

Troost Corridor Gets Civic Focus for Improvements

Greater Kansas City Chamber targets Troost Corridor for Big 5 initiative

Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce focuses on Kansas City's east side

Chamber selects Troost Corridor for neighborhood boost

KC’s Big 5 Ideas Project Concentrates on Troost Ave. First

Troost Corridor Picked For Revitalization Effort

Kansas City Big 5 First Day Feedback

Chamber announces target area for Urban Neighborhood Initiative

As KC ages, need to nurture potential young leaders grows

‘ECity’ gets a boost from KC area entrepreneurs

KCPT - The Local Show: February 16, 2012

KC's Urban Core Suddenly a Hot Topic

Groups working to keep MU sports in KC

MU’s Alden meets with KC chamber about keeping a presence here

KCPT - The Local Show: January 12, 2012

Progress on ‘Big 5’

Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce has high hopes for Big 5 ideas

Community Shares Input on how to Improve Kansas City’s Urban Core

KC area second worst for job losses in past year

Forecast: Kansas City economy could limp through 2011, then rebound

Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce, Uncertainty Leads to Two Kansas City Economic Forecasts

Chamber uncertain about 2012 economy

Mid America Regional Council expects the local economy to return to pre-recession levels by 2014

Hoenig: Take long view on economy; ditch the earnings tax

Fed’s Hoenig Sees Long-Term Growth as Lagging, Dow Jones Says

Fed’s Hoenig Says Operation Twist Risks New ‘Complexities’

Hoenig critiques Fed in parting shot

Departing Hoenig Paints Grim Picture of Long-Term Growth

Fed's Hoenig: Dollar to remain reserve currency

Retiring KC Fed Chief Tells Chamber “Debt is Not Bad”

From NBC Action News, September 26, 2011 "KS, MO congressmen talk pending shutdown"

Kansas City Star, September 26, 2011 - "The Cleaver/Yoder lovefest"

"Yoder, Cleaver think shutdown can be avoided"

From Kansas City InfoZine, September 21, 2011 - "Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce Named Missouri 'Chamber of the Year'"

From Bizjournals.com "Greater Kansas City Chamber is Recognized as Top in Missouri"

Greater KC Chamber CEO Jim Heeter, Burns & McDonnell CEO Greg Graves, Chamber SVP Kristi Wyatt, and Frank Ellis, President of Swope Community Enterprises talk "Big 5" on KCPT's Week In Review.

From Think Big Kansas City, September 14, 2011 - Will KC Remain "The City of Fountains"? 5 New Ideas for the Kansas City Region

As part of ‘Big 5,’ Chamber Aims to Make KC ‘Most Entrepreneurial City’

Video from KCTV, September 13, 2011 - "Kansas City civic leaders think big to push area growth"

Listen to Jim Heeter and Brian Ellison talk about the Big 5 ideas on KCUR

From the Kansas City Business Journal, September 13, 2011 - "Greater Kansas City Chamber unveils five big ideas for the region"

From Thinking Bigger Business Media, September 13, 2011 - "Greater KC Chamber Rolls Out 'Big 5'"

From the Kansas City Star, September 8, 2011 - "Hope KC chamber's 'Big 5' don't become Big Duds"

From the Kansas City Business Journal, May 2, 2011 - "Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce goes mobile"