Annual Dinner 2021
This year we're excited to meet again safely in person!
We will be following the most current CDC guidelines regarding masks for vaccinated individuals.
Vaccinations are required to attend. A livestream of this event will be available for those who cannot attend in person or are not fully vaccinated.
Join area business leaders and legislators at 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.
Frequently Asked Questions
We are looking forward to celebrating with you at the KC Chamber’s 134th Annual Dinner! In preparation for a fun evening, look at the information below to answer some frequently asked questions. More details will be added as we get closer to the event.
When and where is the event?
Tuesday, November 23
Kay Barnes Grand Ballroom | Kansas City Convention Center
301 W. 13th Street, Kansas City, MO 64105
What’s the itinerary for the evening?
4:00 p.m. | Networking Reception
5:15 p.m. | Dinner and Program
What is the attire?
Attire for Annual Dinner is business professional. Don't forget your mask!
Thank you to our 2021 Annual Dinner Sponsors!
Our Executive Sponsor is CommunityAmerica Credit Union.
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.