Welcome to The Chamber’s Blog

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PamWhitingAin’t social media grand?   The Chamber Blog is a new feature  that will allow Chamber staff to link you directly to the information you need.  We’ve got a full retinue of Chamber staff ready to go, covering everything from the latest on the economy, government and politics, business news and ideas, and whatever else you may be interested in.  Just let us know!

Bloggers will include Kristi Wyatt, our Senior VP of Government Relations; Chris Lester, Senior VP of Business Growth (I’ve been missing his insights since he left The Star – he wasn’t a Pulitzer Prize finalist for nothing); Luann Feehan, VP of Membership and Chamber networking guru, will be sharing her thoughts;  and Chamber President, Pete Levi will also be blogging from time to time. 

We think it’s going to be fun for us – and hopefully interesting for you. 

It’s part of our effort to ramp up for the brand new kcchamber.com – coming later this year.  The redesigned site will offer online communities, an enhanced business directory, and more.  Meanwhile, you can also find us on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.  

Here’s where you can find us:

Twitter:  http://twitter.com/kcchamber.   This link will take you to the menu of seven different Twitter accounts you can follow…short blasts of information on the economy, Chamber events, entrepreneurship, sustainability, and more. 

Facebook:  http://www.facebook.com/pages/Kansas-City-MO/Greater-Kansas-City-Chamber-of-Commerce/76357760140.   

LinkedIn:  http://www.linkedin.com/companies/55396.

Thanks for reading.  And keep coming back!  We’re rolling into this blogging thing a step at a time.  Expect our next blog this Friday, when Chris Lester takes a turn. 

Please remember that some of us are new at this (like me) so be patient.  I heard a great description of the digital divide the other day.  Those of us whose hair is graying can be labelled “digital immigrants” – we’re wandering in unfamiliar territory and have to learn a new language.  Younger folk are “digital natives” – they grew up with this stuff, learned it by osmosis, and snort whenever their seniors are stumped by something that comes naturally to them.  (I speak from experience…my younger staff members just rolled their eyes when I told them I’d signed up for a Facebook page.  Like, where have YOU been?)

Let us know what you think.  Are there any subjects you think we need to cover?  What do you want to know more about?  We really do want to hear from you. 

One more thing:  there are just a few simple rules for this blog – we want a freewheeling conversation here, but we also want it to be respectful.  So here are the basics:

  • Don’t spam.
  • Keep your comments confined to the topic at hand.
  • Play nice:  no profanity, no ad hominem, racist, or otherwise offensive remarks.  No need to be mean-spirited.
  • No commercials for your business, please.  That’s why we have an online Business Directory
  • Finally, The Chamber reserves the right to remove posts that violate any of the above.  

And don’t forget to look for Chris Lester blogging about the KC economy this Friday.

– Pam Whiting, VP/Communications

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One Response to “Welcome to The Chamber’s Blog”

  1. Eric Morgenstern Says:

    All of us are looking forward to conversations via The Chamber’s Blog. Thanks to all for participating! Let us know what The Chamber can do to help you get smarter, more visible, and better connected.

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