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President's Message - 2017 Wrap-up

GBTA Kansas City offers a comprehensive array of valuable business resources designed to keep you connected, engaged and inspired for success in the business travel industry.  As we begin to wrap-up the 2017 year with some phenomenal results, GBTA KC is excited to review some of our achievements:

  •          20% increase in chapter membership
  •          30% increase in meeting attendance
  •          91% Event survey respondents indicated that the event exceeded expectations
  •          Our November event is the highest rated event based on survey results!
  •          71% increase in membership on LinkedIn Group
  •          Update to become a resource tool for industry articles, benchmarking and foundation tools
  •          Kicked off the first annual I-70 Business Travel Series between Kansas City and St. Louis
  •          Social Event Networking and Bingo at Hamburger Mary’s
  •          Sponsorship Increase Participation ROI
  •          Achieved GBTA Partner Status by achieving the BT PAC Chapter Challenge Goals, and beat our BT PAC goal for the 2nd year in a row!
  •          Became a sponsor of “Support a Better KCI”
  •          Held 2 volunteer events for our Charity of the Year – The Birthday Project
  •          Donated to the Oak Grove tornado victims with clothing, food, and household items

On December 6, GBTA KC held our Annual Holiday Social & Charity Event. This was a great event to celebrate the holidays and our members.  In addition, the funds raised will be allocated between The Birthday Party Project - benefit the women and children of the Kansas City area shelters; and your chapter will use toward membership opportunities and scholarships.    

In 2018, we look forward to continuing to develop and manage innovative educational events, provide engaging networking opportunities, professional development growth and demonstrate membership value.

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