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Chamber Condemns Missouri HB2044 as Discriminatory

January 23, 2020

The Public Policy Committee and the Mid-America LGBT strongly condemns Missouri HB2044 as legislation that would legalize discrimination in public places, including institutions of learning. With guidance from the Chamber’s 2020 Public Policy Platform, the Public Policy Committee and the Mid-America LGBT Chamber of Commerce strongly condemns Missouri HB2044 introduced…

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Photos from the January 2020 B2B at the Grand Hall at Power & Light

January 22, 2020

Thank you again to our gracious hosts at The Grand Hall at Power & Light! For full resolution photos, visit Anna Knutson Photography.

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Mid America LGBT Chamber of Commerce policy and advocacy

2020 Public Policy Platform, Calendar Announced

January 22, 2020

The Chamber’s Board of Directors has approved its 2020 Public Policy Platform and announced its 2020 Public Policy Calendar. Read the 2020 Public Policy Platfrom At the January 16th board meeting of the Mid-America LGBT Chamber, Public Policy Committee Chair and Board Member Leon Harden presented the final draft of…

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2020 Chamber Community Survey

January 18, 2020

About the Survey This survey is on behalf of the Mid America LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender) Chamber of Commerce and is for anyone who resides in Kansas or Missouri and is inclusive of all identities, including LGBTQ and straight allies. All voices are important and valuable in helping…

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2020 Metzler Mentor Program Proteges Announced

December 22, 2019

The C. Stephen Metzler Program for Leadership and Civic Engagement exists to promote and expedite the development of aspiring LGBT leaders and professionals in the LGBT and greater Kansas City community through one-on-one and group mentoring with local business and community leaders. Next year, the Mid-America LGBT Chamber will begin…

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Photos from our 2019 Chamber Holiday Party

December 19, 2019

Thank you to our friends at Westin Crown Center for hosting our annual Holiday Party! For full resolution photos, visit Anna Knutson Photography.

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Most Accessible Airport Bathrooms in the World to Include All-Gender

December 19, 2019

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE The Mid-America LGBT Chamber worked with the Kansas City Aviation Department to finalize designs for all-gender bathrooms at the new KCI single terminal airport. Download PDF Kansas City, Missouri | Thursday, December 19, 2019– The Mid-America LGBT Chamber of Commerce announced today it has successfully advocated and…

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JE Dunn Joins Mid-America LGBT Chamber at Leadership Level

December 17, 2019

“At JE Dunn Construction Company, we engage diverse community organizations and trade partners to support our vision: to deliver transformational solutions for our customers with certainty of results. We promote inclusion in all aspects of our business, celebrating the diverse backgrounds of our associates and fostering a sense of belonging…

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Chamber Advocates for Reversal of Hallmark Channel’s Discriminatory Advertising Decision

December 16, 2019

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE The Mid-America LGBT Chamber advocated on behalf of the LGBT business community and Hallmark employees to encourage the company to denounce and reverse its discriminatory decision to remove LGBT inclusive advertising from the Hallmark Channel. Download PDF Kansas City, Missouri | Monday, December 16, 2019– The Mid-America…

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Listen: Chamber Interview on KC Cares Podcast

November 20, 2019

Executive Director Suzanne Wheeler and Metzler Protege Josh Dampf talk with KC Cares about the chamber rename and rebrand, and finding value in chamber programming. KC Cares is Kansas City’s only nonprofit radio show and podcast dedicated to helping nonprofits tell their story and reach new audiences. They speak with…

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