Kansas City Chamber of Commerce

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9:55 am
Tue December 10, 2013

A Look At What's Next As KC Chamber Checks Off Animal Health From Big 5 List

It’s been a little over two years since the Kansas City Chamber of Commerce announced its Big 5 goals – their plans for, as they said, “making Kansas City one of the greatest communities in America.”

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10:36 pm
Tue February 5, 2013

Mayor And Business Leader Expand Weight-Loss Effort

During yesterday's launch of "phase two" of the Mayor and local Chamber's citywide wellness initiative, Matthew Condon, head of a KC-Based employer wellness company, warned that unless something changes, Kansas and Missouri will be in big trouble when it comes to their high rates of obesity and related chronic diseases.
Credit Elana Gordon / KCUR

A very personal yet public weight loss competition between two prominent city leaders is getting bigger. About two dozen area CEOs have signed up for the challenge.

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6:20 pm
Thu November 1, 2012

Mayor Challenges Friend And City To Lose Weight

Jim Heeter (far right) engages in a friendly game of tug-of-war with Sly James and children at Operation Breakthrough. The two civic leaders wrapped up their health competition at the school earlier today.
Elana Gordon KCUR

A rather public weight loss competition among two prominent city leaders came to a close today, but organizers say broader efforts are just beginning.

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3:10 am
Tue June 12, 2012

Mayor, Chamber Leader Put Weight In Personal And Public Spotlight

Kansas City Mayor Sly James (left) and local Chamber of Commerce CEO Jim Heeter (right) faced off at Seasons 52 on the Plaza yesterday for a four month weight loss competition. The two are also good friends.
Elana Gordon KCUR

Kansas City Mayor Sly James knows that when he’s in better shape, he’s more productive and less stressed out. And he recognizes the weight, so to speak, of having a better diet and getting exercise regularly.

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