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Mid-America LGBT
Chamber of Commerce

Advocating, Promoting, and Facilitating the Success of the LGBT Business Community and its Allies

About Mid-America LGBT

The Mid-America LGBT Chamber of Commerce is a proud affiliate of the National LGBT Chamber of Commerce, and our mission is to advocate, promote and facilitate the success of the LGBT business community and their allies through the guiding principles of equality, inclusion, economics and education.

Through our shared membership, networking opportunities, and personal and professional development programming, we seek to enhance business opportunities for LGBT businesses, and our allies, and foster a more inclusive and vibrant economy in Kansas City and the surrounding region.

Mid-America LGBT is a proud affiliate of the National LGBT Chamber of Commerce.

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Membership & Corporate Partnerships

The Mid-America LGBT Chamber membership includes over 1,200 active individuals from 300+ organizations, including individual, non-profit, small business, public entities and offices, and corporate members.Our members enjoy access to a number of important benefits and opportunities. As a member, you get access to a variety of programming, professional development, and networking opportunities, as well as free or reduced registration for special events. Additionally, members are provided a customizable directory listing with both free and paid advertising opportunities through Mid America LGBT Chamber publications and events.

Networking & Events

The Mid-America LGBT Chamber offers multiple opportunities to network with other members and our corporate partners, including our monthly B2B Network and Coffee Connections networking events hosted by actual chamber members. We also host other special events, including an annual Business Equality Awards Luncheon where we recognize members who have significantly contributed to the Chamber's mission and progress.

The Chamber also regularly partners with other organizations to host, co-host, and sponsor community events and programs. Contact Us if you're interested in hosting one of our events or you'd like to partner on an upcoming event.

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Programming & Development

Education is one of the founding principles of the Mid-America LGBT Chamber, which is why we prioritize personal, professional, and community development through educational programming. From one-on-one and group mentoring, supplier diversity training, and individual leadership training, our programming is facilitated by dedicated local leaders and professionals and includes specially curated content and diverse formats.

Programs are available to all members, though may be limited in size and may include an additional program fee.


EMERGE is a professional and career development, knowledge-sharing, and networking space created by and for the Chamber’s young professionals (under 40).

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Metzler Mentor Program

The C. Stephen Metzler Mentor Program exists to provide personal and professional development opportunities to young professionals and create the next generation of leaders in the LGBT community.

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Kay Barnes Leadership Series

The Barnes Leadership Series gives participants the opportunity to learn key leadership skills from the Honorable Kay Barnes, former Kansas City, Missouri Mayor, Distinguished Professor for Public Leadership, & Founding Director at the Center for Leadership at Park University. 

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Chamber Speaks

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MasterMinds Presents: Small Business Matters

MasterMinds Presents brings together business and community leaders from diverse professional experiences to collaborate on real-world business issues presented by fellow members. MasterMinds Presents requires the completion of a Non-Disclosure Agreement. 

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Chamber 101 On-boarding

Mid-America LGBT Chamber 101 On-boarding offers new members an opportunity to meet and ask questions of Chamber staff, board members, and ambassadors. Chamber 101 On-boarding helps new members prepare to get the most out of their new membership. 

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Supplier Diversity Certification

Members of the Mid-America LGBT Chamber are eligible for free Supplier Diversity Certification through the National LGBT Chamber of Commerce. Certified LGBT owned businesses qualify for a place on the NGLCC’s national supplier directory of over 400+ certified businesses. 

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Mid-America LGBT Corporate Partners

Thank you for our incredible corporate partners, and especially our founding partners, for their continued support of the Chamber and for providing validation for prospective and current LGBT employees. Together, these organizations are making Kansas City and the regional economy more inclusive and vibrant.

Founding Member

Founding Member

Chairmen's Member

Chairmen's Member

Chairmen's Member

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