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Tuesday, October 20 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am • Organized By KCK Chamber of Commerce
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2020 has been a challenging year for many people in our city. But, as we begin to recover from the many health and economic challenges, how will this recovery look in 2021 and beyond? How can we make sure it is a recovery for all? Join the KC Chamber to take a look at the data, and listen to the stories behind the data, of our annual Economic Forecast. This year’s virtual event will be Tuesday, October 20 at 9 a.m. Frank Lenk of Mid-America Regional Council will present his annual economic forecast and explain why 2021 may present an opportunity to help economically distressed communities rise. In addition, Chris Kuehl of Armada CI, author of the daily Business Intelligence Brief, will present his thoughts and moderate a panel of small business owners and nonprofit executives who will share what the recovery looks like for them. Register now for this free event. 
Thank you to all of our 2020 Economic Forecast Sponsors!

Economic Forecast Cornerstone Sponsor for 2020 is BMO Harris Bank(link is external).

Forecast Impact Sponsors for 2020 are Black & Veatch Corporation(link is external)Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City(link is external) and SS&C(link is external)
Forecast Development Sponsors for 2020 are Country Club Bank(link is external)Ernst & Young LLP(link is external)First National Bank(link is external)Grant Thornton LLP(link is external)McAnany, Van Cleave & Phillips(link is external)Spire(link is external)UMB Bank(link is external)U.S. Bank(link is external), and VanTrust Real Estate, LLC(link is external).
Forecast “Table Sponsors” for 2020 are Bank of Blue Valley(link is external)BOK Financial(link is external)Centric(link is external)Country Club Plaza(link is external)Hallmark Cards, Inc.(link is external), and The University of Kansas(link is external).
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