​​​central exchange

Central Exchange provides the voice and venue for women seeking to reach their full personal and professional potential.

1020 Central Avenue, Suite 100, Kansas City, MO  64105

Courtney Thomas, President & CEO, courtney@centralexchange.org
Kaylah Perry, Communications & Impact Coordinator, kaylah@centralexchange.org


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​​construction business institute

Construction Business Institute (“CBI”) is a business education resource for construction contractors. Through technical assistance, business coaching, and a rich curriculum, we'll help contractors build strong companies.

Adrienne B. Haynes, Esq.,contact@constructionedu.com

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​​​prospanica- kansas city chapter


​​​​kansas city black business

The mission of Kansas City Black Business (KCBB) is to strengthen the black community through commerce by creating a centralized location for consumers to find and support black-owned businesses in the Kansas City area.

P.O. Box 34534, Kansas City, MO 64116

D’Juan Love, Founder, dlove_1914@yahoo.com

816- 217-2563

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​​​the builders' association

The Builders' Association shall provide high quality and valued services that contribute to the betterment of each individual member and the construction industry.

720 Oak Street #204, Kansas City, MO 64106

 Don Greenwell, President, dgreenwell@buildersassociation.com
Alex Gonzalez, Advancing Diversity Committee Chair, alex@gonzalez-kc.com


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​​asian american chamber of commerce of kansas city

The Asian American Chamber of Commerce of Kansas City was formed in 1998 as a non-profit organization to enhance the opportunities for Asian American businesses through education, networking, and advocacy while promoting community engagement and visibility.

 8645 College Boulevard, Suite #110, Overland Park, KS 66210

Sook Park, Executive Director, sook_park@asianchamberkc.com
Arieyani Hartono, aacckc@asianchamberkc.com


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BBB of Greater Kansas City's mission to promote trust in the marketplace has made us a business leader since 1916. BBB sets standards for marketplace trust, celebrates business role models, calls out substandard marketplace behavior, and creates a community of trustworthy businesses and charities.

8080 Ward Parkway, Suite 401, Kansas City, MO 64114

Jennifer McGlothen Large, Director of Strategic Initiatives & Partnerships, jennifer@kansascitybbb.org


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​​​economic development corporation of kansas city (EDCKC) 

Located in the heart of the Midwest, the Economic Development Corporation of Kansas City, Missouri (EDCKC) is a recognized economic development leader. With a mission to attract and retain businesses domestically and internationally, the EDCKC serves as a resource and advocate to cultivate the competitiveness of business locating or expanding to the City of Kansas City, Missouri.

1100 Walnut, Suite 1700, Kansas City, MO 64106

Kimberlyn Jones, Business Development Officer, kjones@edckc.com

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porter house kc

The Porter House KC was created to focus on low moderate income (LMI) communities of Kansas City. We are establishing ourselves as a conduit between LMI community and all things necessary to build.

Daniel C. Smith, Co-Founder & Principal, Danielc.smith@outlook.com


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​​​novel city chamber of innovation

​​​​urban financial services coalition

UFSC-GKC is a non-profit organization of diverse professionals in the financial services industry that offers a unique opportunity to influence the shape of the financial services industry.

P.O. Box 414194, Kansas City, MO 64141

Joell Dickerson, President, ufscgkc@kc.rr.com

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KCSourceLink helps aspiring startups and established small businesses find the right business resource to start, scale or accelerate. We provide small business with free, easy access to the help you need - when you need it.

4747 Troost Avenue, Kansas City, MO 64110 

Jenny Miller, Network Builder, info@kcsourcelink.com


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MBC Member directory

​​​Members of MBC are nonprofit organizations that were designed to provide free or low cost business support services to the multicultural business community. The following organizations are members of MBC:


A division of Kansas City, Missouri’s City Manager’s Department, the Business Customer Service Center is a free business resource, advocacy and information center for new and existing businesses operating within the City. The Business Customer Service Center provides customers with information and assistance in understanding and complying with city, state and federal requirements for operating a business in the City of Kansas City, Missouri.

1118 Oak Street, Kansas City, MO 64106

Angelene Grady, Business Advocate, Angelene.Grady@kcmo.org


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Asian American Chamber of Commerce of Kansas City
Better Business Bureau of Kansas City
Central Exchange
Construction Business Institute
Determination, Incorporated
Eastside Collaborative
Economic Development Corporation of Kansas City
Forward Cities
Global Ties KC
Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce
Heartland Black Chamber of Commerce
Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Greater Kansas City
Kansas City Black Business
Kansas City Kansas Chamber of Commerce

​​​​1 million cups kansas city

​​​kansas city kansas chamber of commerce

As a member of the business community in the metropolitan area, the mission of the Kansas City Kansas Area Chamber of Commerce is to enhance and create opportunities in Wyandotte County which build a quality community to live, work and conduct business.

727 Minnesota Avenue, Kansas City, KS 66101

Daniel Silva, Executive Director, Daniel@kckchamber.com
Kate Kershaw, Director of Partnerships and Membership, kate@kckchamber.com

913- 371-3070

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​​​northeast Kansas city chamber of commerce

The vision of the Northeast Kansas City Chamber of Commerce is to enhance the quality of life and economic competitiveness in historic, multicultural and contemporary Northeast and to enhance its overall economic position within the greater metropolitan area.

2657 Independence Ave, Suite 101, Kansas City, MO 64124

Bobbi Baker, President, indieavecid@gmail.com

Rebecca Koop, nekcchamber@aol.com


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​​eastside collaborative

Eastside Collaborative is a shared workspace and community for  Black entrepreneurs and independent or mobile professionals.
We believe that working for yourself doesn’t mean you have to work by yourself.  We also believe that we can accomplish more when we work together.
With all the amenities of a typical coworking space, programming designed to sustain and grow your businesses, and a social network of dynamic professionals, Eastside Collaborative is a new way to get your work done.

1100 Walnut, Suite 1700, Kansas City, MO 64106
4232 Troost Avenue 
Kansas City, MO 64110


Melika "Mimi" Robinson, CEO  support@eastsidecollaborative.com

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​​hispanic chamber of commerce of greater kansas city

The purpose of the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Greater Kansas City is to engage, connect and develop the Hispanic Small Business Community. The Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Greater Kansas City is the voice for small business in the Greater Kansas City metro. We represent business of all sizes across 8 counties in both Kansas and Missouri.

107 W. 10th Street, Kansas City, MO 64105

Carlos Gomez, President & CEO, cgomez@hccgkc.com


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​​Global ties

Global Ties KC is a non-profit organization that develops short term exchange programming for international business, non-profit, and government leaders, primarily through Department of State programs.

30 W Pershing Road, Kansas City, MO 64105

Courtney Brooks, Executive Director, cbrooks@globaltieskc.org


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​​​kansas city kansas community college

Kansas City Kansas Community College is a public, urban, open-door, and comprehensive community college committed to excellence in education. The Entrepreneurial Innovation Center helps turn ideas into revenue and revenue generation into a systemized process which leads to continued growth over time. Whatever business development phase you are in, you can feel welcome and supported.

6565 State Ave, Kansas City, KS 66102

Alicia Hooks, Director of Entrepreneurship, ahooks@kckcc.edu




AltCap's mission is to be a catalyst for investment in Kansas City, Missouri's low- to moderate-income communities through innovative financial products, targeted economic development programming, and the development of strategic partnerships that promote economic growth and empowerment.

3200 Wayne Avenue, Kansas City, MO 64109

Ruben Alonso, President, ruben@alt-cap.org
Carmen Lopez, Director of Lending, carmen@alt-cap.org
Davin Gordon, Business Development & Program Coordinator, davin@alt-cap.org


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​​​women's business development center

The mission of the Women's Business Center is to develop, counsel and mentor women in all stages of business development and growth.

4220 Shawnee Mission Parkway, Suite 350B

Fairway, KS 66205

Ann M. DeAngelo, Esq., Associate Director, adeangelo@wbdc.org

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Kansas City Kansas Community College
Metropolitan Community College
Mid-America Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce
Mountain Plains Minority Supplier Development Council
National Black MBA Association- Kansas City Chapter
Northeast Kansas City Chamber of Commerce
Novel City Chamber of Innovation
Porter House KC
Prospanica- Kansas City Chapter
The Builders’ Association
Urban Financial Services Coalition
Women's Business Development Center

1 Million Cups Kansas City

national black mba association, Inc. - kansas city chapter

The purpose of the National Black MBA Association- Kansas City Chapter is to empower minority business professionals through five channels of engagement: education, career, leadership, entrepreneurship, and lifestyle.

P.O. Box 414661, Kansas City, MO 64141

 Dr. Mozella M. Dyer, President, kcmbapres@gmail.com

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​​​metropolitan community college

Metropolitan Community College is a community college system in Missouri, United States. The system consists of five separate campuses located in Kansas City, Independence, and Lee's Summit. MCC Kansas City has a dedicated purchasing department with a reputation for swift, efficient, knowledgeable and personalized service.

3200 Broadway St., Kansas City, MO 64111

Chris Kelly, Supplier Diversity Coordinator, Chris.Kelly@mcckc.edu


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​​​greater kansas city chamber of commerce

The mission of the Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce is to provide leadership to help business grow and Kansas City prosper – making KC the best place to live, work, start a business and grow a business.

30 W Pershing Road, Suite 301, Kansas City, MO 64108

Greg Valdovino, Diversity & Inclusion Director, valdovino@kcchamber.com


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​​​mid-america gay & lesbian chamber of commerce

The Mid-America Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce (Mid-America GLCC) is an organization that advocates, promotes and facilitates the success of the LGBT business community and their allies through the guiding principles of equality, inclusion, economics and education. The Mid-America GLCC’s purpose is to create, identify and enhance business opportunities for LGBT and LGBT-friendly organizations, thereby fostering a more inclusive and vibrant economy in Mid-America.

PO Box 5961, Kansas City, MO 64171

Michael Lintecum, Executive Director, mlintecum@maglcc.org


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​​​heartland black chamber of commerce

The role of the Heartland Black Chamber of Commerce is to advocate and lobby on behalf of M/W/DBE's and to establish programs and networking opportunities for them to expand their resources.

736 Armstrong Avenue, Kansas City, KS 66012

Christal Watson, President & CEO, cwatson.kbbc@gmail.com
Kim Randolph, Executive Director, kim@incullc.com


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​​​​​mountain plains minority supplier development council

The mission of the Mountain Plains MSDC is to drive the growth of Minority Business Enterprises through business relationships with corporations, government, and academic entities.

11320 W. 79th Street, Lenexa, KS 66214

Marvin Lyman, Manager of Business Development & Corporate Services, marvin@mpmsdc.org


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