The Business Case for Community Engagement: Why and How to Give Back

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Name: The Business Case for Community Engagement: Why and How to Give Back
Date: October 17, 2023
Time: 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM CDT
Registration: Register Now
Event Description:

This event is designed specifically for any sized for-profit businesses

We all hear that giving back is essential for business.

How do you get started when you want your business to become more involved in your community? How do you find time and resources if you don’t have a dedicated staff person? How does the bottom line and business strategy affect community engagement?

These questions will be answered during a robust discussion, and you will have a chance to network with our panel of leaders known for their commitment to the civic community. This discussion could be constructive for any business interested in creating a community engagement or corporate social responsibility strategy, especially small businesses considering an application for Small Business of the Year in 2024.

Light breakfast provided


LaVon Colhour | Greater Kansas City Community Foundation


Lenora Leathers | Savvy Salon KC , Small Business Superstar
Chase McAnulty | Charlie Hustle , 2021 Mr. K Small Business of the Year Winner
Nancy Phelps | JE Dunn Construction
Amber Reed | Resolve Counseling & Wellness, 2023 Small Business Equity Winner
Macaela Stephenson | Blue Cross Blue Shield of Kansas City
Mario Urquilla | LEAD Bank , 2018 Mr. K Small Business of the Year Winner



KC Chamber Boardroom at Union Station (next to Pierpont’s)
30 W. Pershing Rd.,
Kansas City MO 64108

Please park in front of Union Station (South Plaza and Triangle Lots) or in the West Yards Parking Garage to the West of Union Station. Parking will not be validated.

Date/Time Information:


Tuesday, October 17
8:30 to 10 a.m.

Contact Information:
Kristine Vainovska Twidwell

Free to attend; please limit to 2 (two) participants per organization

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