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Tasty Topic Talk Luncheon with the Community Blood Center of KC

July 27, 2021 @ 11:45 am - 1:00 pm


TOPIC: How you can save a life now.

TALK: Diane Neubecker and Dawn Eblin

TASTY: Pho 79 Vietnamese Restaurant. For drinks enjoy a Bloody Mary and OJ with your meal.

Join the NEKC Chamber of Commerce members, stakeholders and community to listen, learn and discuss the Hot Topics in our business community. We offer our discussion space in a Hybrid form…..

You can ZOOM with your own Brown Bag lunch or venture out and EXPLORE….

DISCOVER and Dine in our sanitized, safe, clean and physically distanced Community meeting room where lunch will be provided by one of our locally owned restaurant….. . RSVP is requested.

For $25 you can explore a fascinating tour of our offices and community Resource Center! Discover some of the best food in KC! EXPERIENCE e the World on Independence Avenue!! Explore, Discover & Experience your membership Resources!


Meeting ID: 825 4101 9323

Passcode: 963605

Diane Neubecker has been an Account Manager for Community Blood Center for seven years. Motivated by altruism, being passionate about her job does not even begin to describe her devotion to the mission. In her role at CBC, she is directly responsible for helping provide live-saving blood products to the area hospital and patients. Diane’s is one of 11 account managers, and her territory is downtown and Wyandotte County. Her role is to build partnerships with organizations such as area churches, community organizations, and businesses to sponsor blood drives and educate the public about the importance of donating blood. She is responsible for some of the largest CBC partnerships such as KUMED, Kansas City Royals, Kansas City Chiefs, Sporting KC, T-Mobile Center to name a few. Diane is a Summa Cum Laude graduate from Kent State University with a degree in Business Administration. She has been in the sales and marketing field for over 35 years. In her spare time, Diane loves playing with and spoiling her 3 grandchildren (and giving them back to their parents afterwards!) She is an avid Pickleball player, enjoys movies and playing cards with family and friends.

Dawn Eblen is an Account Manager with Community Blood Center of Greater Kansas City and manages East & Southeast Missouri territory. Her mission is to help provide and maintain the blood supply CBC needs to support our community hospitals. Her role includes managing existing blood drive accounts in my region while also building relationships geared toward starting more blood drives. She was born out East, but grew up in the Midwest. I moved to Kansas City over 25 years ago to be near family and graduated Magna Kum Laude from MidAmerica Nazarene University. Dawn is the oldest of two brothers & a sister. She has been married for almost 6 years (anniversary coming up on July 3rd) and has one wonderful, miracle son, named T.J. (short for Thomas) who is almost 5 years old. Dawn is a Chiefs fan, and enjoys traveling, especially to the Mountains to hike. Both her and her spouse have a love for supporting non-profits & support several children overseas through giving as well as through our church.

About Community Blood Center of Greater Kansas City (CBC): Community Blood Center, now part of the NYBC family, serves hospitals in the Kansas City metropolitan area, as well as eastern Kansas and western Missouri. CBC provides nearly 200,000 blood products per year to approximately 65 area hospitals – and calls upon about 580 donors each day to meet the need for a life-saving gift of blood. Our hospitals need nearly 600 donors each day in order for us to keep up with the blood supply needs of our hospitals such as Children’s Mercy, Saint Luke’s Medical, KU Med, Truman Medical and so on. We are their sole provider of blood that is needed for patients that are afflicted with cancer, heart & blood disease and emergency & trauma situations.” There has been a chronic deficit in blood donations throughout the pandemic but making the situation worse is the uptick in blood usage by our area hospitals above pre-pandemic levels as patients seek care that they put off during the pandemic. Blood donations each month are hundreds below what hospitals need keeping us on the cusp of a blood emergency throughout this last year. 25,000 blood donors have not returned to give blood and many high schools and colleges had not resumed their blood drives making an already difficult situation even more. For more information, visit http://www.savealifenow.org/.


Northeast Kansas City Chamber of Commerce
2657 Independence Avenue
Kansas City, MO 64124 United States
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