June 04 | 9:00AM
    GBAC STAR™ Accreditation Program Presentation

    In partnership with the Global Biorisk Advisory Council (GBAC), Visit KC is investigating the steps necessary to seek industry-leading accreditation for sanitation and safety protocols of our community businesses, venues and facilities.

    To gauge interest among our destination partners, Visit KC has coordinated a free presentation of the GBAC STAR Accreditation program specifically for our community at 9 a.m. this Thursday. The STAR program provides an opportunity for facilities to obtain third-party validation of their sanitation efforts, receive a globally-recognized accreditation and allow individuals on their respective teams to obtain certifications of completion. Additionally, it conveys to our customers, partners and community that our local industry is taking the necessary steps as we responsibly reopen for business.

    This no-commitment presentation is open to any and all businesses within our region, so kindly forward the invitation to your partners and members that you feel would benefit from more information about the GBAC STAR program.

    Host: Visit KC

    Time: 9:00 a.m.
    Location: Webinar

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    June 09 | 1:30PM
    Economic Development For New Economic Developers

    Please join us on Tuesday, June 9 at 1:30 p.m. for a special guest presentation for new economic developers by Janet Ady. About the Program.

    This webinar is geared toward economic developers who are new to the field. In a lively, interactive 60-minute format, Janet will present on:
    - The traditional economic development process and the megatrends impacting them;
    - The “new” definition of economic development, which more intentionally encompasses   talent retention, retraining, and recruitment;
    - Parting thoughts with Q&A from the audience.

    Host: Evergy

    Time: 1:30 - 2:30 p.m.
    Location: Webinar


    June 10 | 7:30AM
    Board of Directors Meeting
    The meeting is held for KCADC Board of Directors members ONLY. For more information on how to become involved, please contact Tim Cowden or 816.374.5676.

    Location:     Digital
    Time:  7:30 - 9:00 am
    June 14 | 11:00AM
    Future Stages Festival
    On June 14, 2020, the Kauffman Center will debut a full day of FREE compelling performance videos, engaging youth-friendly activities and one-of-a-kind live-streamed content, all available through the Center’s website and social media channels. In response to COVID-19 and with the health and safety of our performers, guests, volunteers and staff top of mind, the Kauffman Center decided to move the event to a virtual stage.

    Host: Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts

    Time: 11:00 a.m.
    Location: Virtual

  • TeamKC
    June 18 | 8:30AM
    Total Rewards KC: Creative Benefits
    To provide a break from discussing COVID-19, Total Rewards KC and Mercer are offering a discussion regarding the “employee experience” for your Total Rewards approach. As hiring and keeping talented employees becomes more important during these challenging times, C-Suites with their HR counterparts are strategically leveraging benefits as a recruitment and retention tool. Mercer will be sharing new benefit trends, communication techniques, long-term tenure and stages of life strategies, plus offerings that appeal to multiple generations in the workforce.

    Time: 8:30 - 9:30 a.m.
    Location: Webinar

    June 18 | 10:00AM
    Restart, Rethink, Rebuild | Construction as a Catalyst

    Join Husch Blackwell for a program looking at local commercial real estate, development and construction trends in response to the COVID-19 pandemic and its impact on our community. Our panelists will share their outlook for various projects including infrastructure, industrial, office and beyond.

    Secretary David Toland, Kansas Department of Commerce
    Michael Collins, Managing Director, JE Dunn/Capital Partners
    Chris Collier, Managing Director – Public Finance Investment Banking (Lead Advisor), Piper Sandler & Co.

    Purvi Shah, Attorney, Husch Blackwell
    Chrissie Simpson, Attorney, Husch Blackwell

    Host: Husch Blackwell

    Time: 10:00 a.m.
    Location: Webinar

  • TeamKC
    June 18 | 11:00AM
    Link & Learn | Connection or Chaos: Getting Real about the Benefits & Drawbacks of Our Social Media Use

    Powered by KU Edwards Campus, Link & Learns are free one-hour online professional development sessions where you can gain practical workplace communication strategies based on the latest organizational communication and management research. 

    Connection or Chaos: Getting Real about the Benefits & Drawbacks of Our Social Media Use
    We live in an always connected, always on culture. But, what benefits -- and drawbacks - does it really bring us to always be available to others? When does our social media use stop being beneficial and become problematic?

    In this session, we'll will try to understand factors that lead to our habitual social media use, and how we can transform those habits to become more present and more engaged in our personal and professional relationships.

    Time: 11 a.m. - Noon
    Location: Webinar

  • TeamKC
    June 23 | 8:00AM
    KansasWorks Statewide Job Fair
    The KansasWorks virtual statewide job fair is focused on helping job seekers and businesses.

    Employers from across the State of Kansas will be hiring, and employers will have the opportunity to live chat with employers as schedules allow. 

    Time: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
    Location: Virtual

  • TeamKC
    June 23 | 8:30AM
    COVID-19 Sparks Benefits Innovation
    There’s never been a moment in recent history where access to healthcare and other employee benefits was quite so important. HR and business leaders are scrambling to determine how COVID-19 and the laws will affect their employee benefits program. In this webcast, experts from CBIZ and Lockton will share what they are learning and recommending to employers as actions they can take in these changing and challenging times.

    Time: 8:30-9:30 a.m.
    Location: Virtual

  • TeamKC
    June 23 | 11:30AM
    D&I Workshop Series
    Host | KC Chamber 

    COVID-19 has changed how organizations view work from home efforts, making accommodations for their workforce, and being flexible in a changing time. As many organizations have experienced layoffs and furloughs, they are looking to create the right, dynamic, and diverse team as they rebuild their workforce. Learn NOW how to set strategies, implement best practices, on-board in an inclusive way, and eliminate the misperceptions surrounding accommodations. Finally, feel comfortable knowing how to provide performance management in an inclusive style. If you are ready to take the next step, this is the session for you to attend!

    Time: 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
    Location: Zoom

  • TeamKC
    June 24 | 10:00AM
    KU Edwards Campus | Virtual Career Fair
    KU Edwards Campus is inviting employers to a virtual career and education fair with KUEC students, transfer students from local community colleges and high school students. 

    Time: 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. 

  • TeamKC
    June 24 | 10:00AM
    Virtual Tech Career Fair
    Looking hire top candidates in the tech industry? The KC Tech Council's Virtual Tech Career Fair is just what you've been waiting for.

    Have real-time conversations with talent professionals and showcase opportunities at your virtual "booth," all from the comfort of your home (or office).

    Time: 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
    Location: Zoom

  • KC Animal Health
    June 25 | 9:00AM
    Strategies for life sciences companies expanding to U.S.

    Strategies for life sciences companies expanding to U.S.


    10 a.m. EDT| 9 a.m. CDT
    60 minutes

    Expansion to the United States can be tricky for any organization. Life sciences companies are no exception. Join RSM and SelectUSA to learn about opportunities for life science international startups and prospective investors interested in foreign direct investment (FDI) into the United States.

    During this 60-minute webcast, RSM and SelectUSA will provide a deep dive into the current investment trends in the life sciences and medical technology industries in the United States and share best practices for a successful U.S. expansion strategy. Topics include:

    • Prioritization
    • Acquisition planning
    • Talent and resource considerations
  • TeamKC
    June 26 | 9:00AM
    Understanding the Black Experience in KC II
    Host | Greater KC Chamber

    Join for an insightful panel discussion with a variety of voices, some you may know and some you may not.

    This is the first in a series of Listening Sessions developed to help the business community learn more deeply about the inequities and lack of access and opportunities for too many in our region.

    Time: 9:00 - 10:30 a.m.
    Location: Zoom
    June 30 | 2:00PM
    Marketing Secrets of Top Brands | Their big ideas for your local business

    Marketing Secrets of Top Brands

    Join a behind-the-scenes conversation with senior marketing executives from some of the biggest brands in the world and share their secrets about how they market on the local level.

    Executive Host & Moderator: Michael Guth
    SVP Marketing, Spectrum Reach

    Agency/Branding Panelist: Tony Case
    Journalist, Ad Age, Adweek, Variety, Hollywood Reporter

    Agency/Branding Panelist: Brian Pruitt
    VP Media Strategy, Inspire Brands (Arby’s, Sonic, Buffalo Wild Wings, Rusty Taco, Jimmy Johns)

    Marketing Panelist: Gerry O’Brion
    Brand Expert/Speaker, What Big Brands Know

    Marketing Secrets of Top Brands

    Their big ideas for your local business

    • Walk away with practical tactics that your local business owners can use to pivot and thrive in this new business landscape.

    • Maximize your budget by harnessing the power of real-world insights and data.

    • Rise above the noise with key creative campaigns that reach the right audience, at the right time, on the right screen.

    Learn from the experts and gain the critical tactics to pivot your business towards growth.

    Host: Spectrum Reach

    Time: 2:00 - 2:45 p.m.
    Location: Webinar

There are no events for June 2020

KCADC Annual Meeting

KCADC Full Council Investor Briefings

12@12 Investor Roundtable

E.D. Alliance

Women in Development

KC Animal Health Corridor Homecoming

KC Animal Health Investment Forum

KC SmartPort Annual Industry Briefing