Minority and Women Organizations

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The following list provides information for contacting some minority and women business organizations and publications. For more information contact the DWMBE program at (816) 513-1836 or hrdgeneral_inquiries@kcmo.org.

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Chambers of Commerce

Asian Chamber of Commerce of Kansas City
Contact: Sook Park
8645 College Blvd., # 110
Overland Park, KS 66210
Phone: (913) 338-0774

Black Chamber of Commerce of Greater Kansas City
Contact: Kelvin Perry
5737 Swope Parkway
Kansas City, MO 64130
Phone: (913) 220-0281

Heartland Black Chamber of Commerce
Contact: Kim Randolph
607-a Minnesota Ave.
Kansas City, KS 66101
Phone: (913) 948-7680
Additional Email: info@heartlandblackchamber.org

Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
Contact: Carlos Gomez
107 W. 10th St.
Kansas City, MO 64105
Phone: (816) 472-6767

Kansas City Women’s Chamber of Commerce
Contact: Karla Martinez
PO Box 165316
Kansas City, MO 64116
Phone: (816) 701-9890

Kansas City Kansas Women’s Chamber of Commerce
Contact: Ardith Deason
727 Minnesota Ave.
Kansas City, KS 66101
Phone: (913) 371-3070
Additional Email: kckwcc@gmail.com

Contractor Associations

American Indian Council
Contact: Christine Campbell
310 Armour Rd., Suite 205
North Kansas City, MO 64116
Phone: (816) 471-4898
Fax: (816) 471-8543

American Indian Enterprise & Business Council
Contact: John O’Brien
PO Box 1312
Blue Springs, MO 64013-1312
Phone: (816) 392-7611

Hispanic Contractors Association of Greater Kansas City, Inc.
Contact: William Meza
541 S. 11th St.
Kansas City, KS 66105
and
11100 W 91st St, Suite-150
Overland Park, KS 66214
Phone: (913) 599-5565
Cell: (913) 608-7431

Minority Contractors Association of Greater Kansas City
Contact: Joe Mabin or McKay Anderson
3200 Wayne Ave., Suite 204
Kansas City, MO 64109
Phone: (816) 924-4441
Fax: (816) 924-1803
Cell: (913) 302-2793
Email: minoritycontractors@mca-gkc.org

Mountain Plains Minority Supplier Development Council (MSDC)
Contact: Teshauna Dawkins
Phone: (303) 623-3037

National Association of Construction Contractors Cooperative (NACCC)
Contact: Sharmin Lang
6025 Prospect
Kansas City, MO 64130
Phone: (816) 923-5399
Fax: (816) 444-3226
Fax: (816) 442-8682
Additional Email: usanaccc@gmail.com

National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC)
Contact: Robin Norris
720 Oak St.
Kansas City, MO 64106
Phone: (816) 595-4109
Website: www.buildersassociation.com

Women Construction Owners and Executives – KC Chapter (WCOEKC)
P.O. Box 411511
Kansas City, MO 64108
Kansas City Chapter President – President@WCOEKC.org
KC Chapter Information – Info@WCOEKC.org
Website: www.wcoekc.org
Phone: (816) 631-1700

Assistance Centers

Mid-America Trade Adjustment Assistance Center (TAAC)
Contact: Donna Porch
4200 Little Blue Parkway, Suite 590
Independence, MO 64057
Phone: (816) 666-9407

Missouri Procurement Technical Assistance Center (MOPTAC)
Contact: Michelle “Shelly” Cunningham, Director
UMKC Innovation Center
4747 Troost Ave., Suite 105
Kansas City, MO  64110
Phone: (816) 235-2891

Kansas City Society of Black Architects and Engineers
Contact: Leonard Graham
Phone: (816) 283-3456

Kansas City Women’s Business Center
Fairway Corporate Center
4220 Shawnee Mission Pkwy #350b
Fairway, KS 66205
Phone: (913) 492-5922
Email: Brande Stitt

UMKC Women’s Center
Contact: Brenda Bethman
105 Haag Hall
5100 Rockhill Rd.
Kansas City, MO 64110
Phone: (816) 235-1643
Fax: (816) 235-5522

National Association of Women Business Owners – Greater KC Chapter (NAWBO)
11249 Strang Line Rd.
Lenexa, KS 66215

Urban League of Greater Kansas City
Contact: Jauqua Wilkins
1710 Paseo
Kansas City, MO 64108
Phone: (816) 471-0550
Fax: (816) 471-3064

News and Print Publications

2más2KC Bilingual Publication
Editor: Elizabeth Lopez
8500 W. 71st St.
Overland Park, KS 66204
Phone: (913) 432-3486

Dos Mundos Bilingual Newspaper
Editor: Clara Reyes
1701 So. 55th St.
Kansas City, KS 66106
Phone: (816) 221-4747
Fax: (913) 287-5881

Kansas City Call (weekly)
Editor: Donna Stewart
1715 E. 18th St.
Kansas City, MO 64108
Phone: (816) 842-3804

Kansas City Globe Newspaper (weekly)
Managing Editor: Denise Jordan
615 E. 29th St.
Kansas City, MO 64109
Phone: (816) 531-5253
Fax: (816) 531-5256

Kansas City Hispanic News
Contract: Joe Arce 
2918 Southwest Blvd.
Kansas City, MO 64108
Phone: (816) 472-5246
Fax: (816) 421-5247