Government Relations Update: A New View at The Chamber


December 22, 2010

Kristi Smith Wyatt, Senior Vice President, Government Relations and Policy Development

Santa has arrived early at The Chamber! And he’s left 39 Chamber employees with a new office space more beautiful than we could have hoped for … on the west wing of historic Union Station.

At 25,000 square feet, the space is much larger than our previous digs.  Offices are functional and attractive. Most importantly for our members who made this move possible, the meeting rooms are comfortable and plentiful. The design is contemporary, with lots of light and openness. My view is from the front of the station, up the grassy knoll to Liberty Memorial. It’s a keeper. 

The board room in the lobby of the station remains a work in progress, but it will be stunning when complete – all 4,000 feet of it.  Formerly the Harvey House Diner, the board room is located on the east side of the Grand Hall.  And the lobby of the station is such an exciting place, filled with children, families, and today a brass band playing holiday favorites. 

Kudos to UMB’s Peter deSilva, who engineered this move during his year as Chamber chair; JE Dunn Construction; 360 Architects; Superior Moving and Storage; and the many others who helped make our move go smoothly.   

Be sure to stop by when you’re in the vicinity. We’re on the third floor of the west wing, above the post office. It’s your Chamber!

We’re counting our blessings this Christmas.

Wishing you a joyous holiday.


One Response to “Government Relations Update: A New View at The Chamber”

  1. Greg Patterson Says:

    Be prepared you will have lots more visits. A bowl of local candy on the receptionist desk and some of those cool KC buttons would be nice freebies for the visitors.

    Hooray for the move and for endorsing Deb Hermann.

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