Thursday, February 10, 2011

Mayor Funkhouser Calls for Our Own Kansas City Chamber of Commerce

Mayor Funkhouser Calls for Our Own Kansas City Chamber of Commerce

In yesterday's Kansas City Business Journal article by Steve Vockrodt, Mayor Funkhouser points out how one must rely on the business community to move the city forward  yet Kansas City, Missouri does not have its own chamber of commerce:

Funkhouser Renews Call for Kansas City-Specific Chamber 
Date: Wednesday, February 9, 2011

With his history of butting heads with the Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce, perhaps it wasn’t surprising that Mayor Mark Funkhouser found a way to introduce fleeting awkwardness at Tuesday evening’s mayoral debate.
The chamber co-sponsored this latest in a series of mayoral forums, but that didn’t keep Funkhouser from blasting the organization with allegations of inadequately supporting Kansas City business and renewing his call for a Kansas City-only chamber of commerce.

In his usual West Virginia homespun drawl, the mayor recounted a story about running into Joe Reardon, mayor/CEO of the Unified Government of Wyandotte County/Kansas City, Kan., soon after he successfully persuaded voters there to pass a sales tax increase to finance public safety and basic improvements to curbs and sidewalks.

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