Annual Dinner 2022

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Name: Annual Dinner 2022
Date: November 22, 2022
Time: 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM CST
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Event Description:

It's here! One of Kansas City’s biggest nights - KC Chamber’s 135th Annual Dinner!

From the World Cup to the NFL Draft to a new airport and more, KC is moving forward with energy like never before and the entire world is #Connected2KC! We're excited to celebrate with our Chamber members and the community at our Annual Dinner. Start the holiday season by joining us for the largest and most-anticipated event bringing together the business, civic, education, and philanthropic communities from across the region.

Our keynote speaker is someone helping to keep Hollywood #Connected2KC: Filmmaker Morgan Cooper, Executive Producer and Director of Bel-Air, the acclaimed dramatic reimagining of The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air. Bel-Air is the most watched original streaming series on Peacock. While the show is set in Bel-Air, Cooper makes sure Kansas City is represented in his work. He features KC artists, designers, and other creators on everything from wardrobe to set design. Hear what’s next from Cooper and the impact Bel-Air is having on local KC artists!

And of course, the big announcement – when we name the 2022 Kansas Citian of the Year! Learn more about past Kansas Citians of the Year recipients here.

You’ll also enjoy live music with dinner from Lost Wax – KC’s Original Mashup Party Band offering stacks of music spanning 6 decades of Pop, Rock, Hip Hop, and R&B. 

We will also celebrate a successful year with our outgoing Chair Ramin Cherafat, McCownGordon Construction, and look forward to what's next from our incoming Chair Mark Garrett, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City.

Get your seats now!


We are looking forward to celebrating with you at the KC Chamber’s 135th 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? 
Annual Dinner 
Tuesday, November 22, 2022
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 
5:30 p.m. | Dinner and Program 

What is the attire? 
Attire for Annual Dinner is business professional.


2022 Annual Dinner Presenting Sponsor is Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City.

Our Visionary Sponsor is Kansas City Southern.

Our Premier Sponsors are HallmarkJE Dunn Construction, and UMB Bank.

Our Executive Sponsors are CommunityAmerica Credit Union and McCownGordon Construction.

Our Partner Sponsors are American Century InvestmentsBlack & Veatch CorporationH&R BlockHMX Live, Kansas City RoyalsLockton Companies and Novella Brandhouse.

Our Corporate Sponsors are Bardavon Health InnovationsBayerBryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLPCentricCommerce BankCountry Club PlazaDelta Dental of Kansas, EvergyEwing Marion Kauffman FoundationHCA Midwest HealthHeavy Constructors AssociationHoneywell/KCNSCHusch BlackwellKansas City UniversityKPMGLathrop GPM LLPPNC BankPolsinelli, Shook Hardy & Bacon, SnapIT SolutionsSpire, Stinson LLPThe Roasterie + Messenger Coffee Co.,  T-MobileUniversity Health, and VanTrust Real Estate.

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Kay Barnes Ballroom | Kansas City Convention Center
301 W 13th Street, Kansas City, MO 64105
Date/Time Information:
November 22, 2022
4:00 p.m. | Networking Reception 
5:30 p.m. | Dinner and Program 
Contact Information:
Laura Dryden, Events Director
(816) 374-5444
$2,000 tables include 8 seats and logo table signage

$200 Individual tickets

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