Annual Dinner 2018
Join 1,900 area business leaders and legislators at the region’s premier business event. The KC Chamber’s Annual Dinner is the largest and single most anticipated event encompassing businesses, education and community organizations across the metropolitan area.
The evening's keynote presenter will be Mr. Nate Silver, founder of FiveThirtyEight.com, and author of The Signal and The Noise.
Nate is a leading statistician and a pioneer of the new field of data journalism with his award-winning website FiveThirtyEight. Now in partnership with ABC News, FiveThirtyEight allows Nate to explore a wide range of areas including politics, sports, science, and more.
The highlight of the evening is the presentation of the Kansas Citian of the Year Award. Past recipients include 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.
Thank you to our presenting sponsor Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City; premier sponsors Burns & McDonnell, Hallmark Cards, Inc., and UMB; executive sponsors Black & Veatch and JE Dunn Construction; partner sponsors American Century Investments, Commerce Bank, DST Systems, Inc, EPIC Innovative Events, H&R Block, Inc., Harvest Productions, KCP&L, Lathrop Gage, Lockton Companies, LLC, Polsinelli, Shook, Hardy & Bacon L.L.P., Trozzolo Communications Group, and Smithfield Foods; and corporate sponsors ARC Physical Therapy+ and Bardavon Health Innovations, Bayer, Bryan Cave LLP, CBIZ, Children’s Mercy, CommunityAmerica Credit Union, Deloitte LLP, FleishmanHillard, Grant Thornton LLP, HCA Midwest Health, Honeywell, Husch Blackwell LLP, Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences, Kansas City Chiefs, KVC Health Systems, Inc., KPMG LLP, PNC, Spire, Sprint, Stinson Leonard Street LLP, The Roasterie, Truman Medical Centers, VanTrust Real Estate, LLC, and Waddell & Reed Financial, Inc.
We are looking forward to celebrating with you at the KC Chamber’s 131st Annual Dinner. In preparation for a fun evening, take a look at the information below to answer some frequently asked questions:
Event Attire: Annual Dinner attire is business.
Join the Conversation: This year, the KC Chamber is excited to unveil #EVERYWHEREKC – a nod to the reach and impact Kansas City companies have around the world! The KC Chamber invites you to join the conversation leading up to, and at Annual Dinner. Join us in sharing photos, quotes, and successes on social media about how your company is “Everywhere KC.” We are happy to have local social media influencers joining us at the event to help facilitate conversation, too!
Where to Park: We recommend parking in either the Barney Allis Parking Garage or in the Arts District Parking Garage. Please note that Wyandotte Street is closed between 14th Steet and 16th Street. The sidewalk along this stretch is also closed due to construction.
Valet: For our guests who have received complementary valet, we ask that you either come from Broadway to 16th Street or take Baltimore to 17th Street and then up Wyandotte to Valet. Valet will be stationed at 16th and Wyandotte and will be taking cars from both directions.
Tickets will be emailed to your company one week prior to the event. Please get in touch with the email recipient at your company to secure your tickets.
Food and Beverage: The salad and entrée courses for the evening are gluten free. If you have any dietary restrictions, please contact the KC Chamber events staff (firstname.lastname@example.org) no later than 5:00 p.m. on Friday, November 16.