2021 Annual Dinner Virtual Livestream
Join business leaders and legislators in celebrating at a distance the region’s premier business event. The KC Chamber’s 134th Annual Dinner is the largest and single most anticipated event encompassing businesses, education and community organizations across the metropolitan area. Let’s celebrate the progress that the KC region has made even through uncertain times. Kick off your holiday season with one of the best, long-standing traditions of the business and civic community.
This year, our theme is KC For All, a celebration of all that Kansas City is and all that it can be. We are thrilled to welcome keynote speakers Davyeon Ross, Co-Founder and President of ShotTracker, and Kalen Allen, rising content creator, actor, and entertainment personality, best known for his recurring guest spot on The Ellen DeGeneres Show. We are also excited to welcome back musical talent Casi Joy!
You won’t want to miss the highlight of the evening when we announce the 2021 Kansas Citian of the Year! Past recipients include David Warm, Alvin Brooks, Kay Barnes, Robert Regnier, Tom Watson, James and Virginia Stowers, Thomas McDonnell, Shirley and Barnett Helzberg, The Rev. Emanuel Cleaver, R. Crosby Kemper, Jr., Donald and Adele Hall, James B. Nutter Sr., Phil Kirk, Greg Graves, and Leo Morton. Learn more about past Kansas Citian of the Year recipients here.
We will also be celebrating a successful year with our outgoing Chair Carolyn Watley, CBIZ/MHM and looking forward to what's next from our incoming Chair Ramin Cherafat, McCownGordon Construction.
Thank you to our 2021 Annual Dinner Sponsors!
Thank you to our 2021 Annual Dinner Presenting Sponsor, Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Kansas City, and the following KC Chamber member companies that are supporting this unique event:
Our Premier Sponsors are Hallmark, JE Dunn Construction, McCownGordon Construction and UMB Bank.
Our Executive Sponsor is CommunityAmerica Credit Union.
Our Partner Sponsors are American Century Investments, Black & Veatch Corporation, Evergy, H&R Block, HMX Live, Lockton Companies and Trozzolo Communications Group.
Our Corporate Sponsors are Bayer, Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP, Centric, Commerce Bank, Delta Dental of Kansas, Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, The Roasterie + Messenger Coffee Co., Grant Thornton, HCA Midwest Health, Heavy Constructors Association, Honeywell, Husch Blackwell, Kansas City Royals, Kansas City University, KPMG, Lathrop GPM LLP, PNC Bank, Polsinelli, Spire, Stinson, T-Mobile, University Health, and VanTrust Real Estate.