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Lyon County Housing Study

August 20, 2020

Ignite Emporia Community Housing Survey Link

March 2, 2020

In December of 2019, Ignite Emporia engaged with RDG Planning & Design of Omaha, NE to complete a comprehensive housing study for Lyon County. As part of that study, community members are invited to take part in an on-line survey that looks at current and future housing needs. We invite you to share your thoughts … Read more

Housing Study Listening Tours

February 17, 2020

Community Input on Housing Needs Wanted Ignite Emporia and the Emporia Area Chamber of Commerce invite community members in and around Emporia and Lyon County to participate in their upcoming community housing focus groups and online survey.  In December of 2019, Ignite Emporia engaged with RDG Planning & Design of Omaha, NE to complete a … Read more

Ignite Emporia Promotional Video

June 26, 2019

  Over the past eight months, the Emporia Area Chamber has been focusing on working with its members to develop a five-year strategic plan.  Through this plan, the Chamber will fulfill its mission of being proactive in creating an environment for business and community success. Ignite Emporia is an aggressive, five-year strategic initiative designed to … Read more

LeLan Dains Named as Director of Emporia Convention & Visitors Bureau

March 17, 2021

The Emporia Area Chamber and Visitors Bureau is pleased to announce that LeLan Dains has been chosen as the Director of the Emporia Convention & Visitors Bureau. For more than a decade, LeLan Dains has been a fixture in the world of cycling. He is most known for his role as a former owner and … Read more

COVID 19 Vaccination Update from Lyon County Public Health

March 16, 2021

Lyon County Public Health is currently scheduling everyone who qualifies in Phase 2 for this Friday’s vaccination clinic. That includes those who work in retail. We are defining “retail” in the broadest sense, anyone who works in a business that sells a good or service. Other individuals that qualify in Phase 2 are those who … Read more

Emporia Library Partners With Humanities Kansas on New Hotline

March 4, 2021

The Emporia Public Library is partnering with Humanities Kansas on a new initiative to connect communities with the Humanities Hotline, a toll-free telephone hotline delivering interesting short stories anytime, day or night. The hotline is free and available to everyone with a phone at 1-888-416-2018. Hotline topics change monthly. The Humanities Hotline provides an accessible … Read more

Emporia Chamber Seeking Membership Director

February 15, 2021

The Emporia Area Chamber of Commerce is looking for a Membership Director. This person will be responsible for planning and implementation of activities to retain, recruit and solicit memberships and engagement in the Emporia Area Chamber of Commerce. The successful candidate will be well organized and detail oriented with the ability to function smoothly in … Read more

Emporia Chamber Seeking Public Relations Coordinator

February 15, 2021

The Emporia Area Chamber of Commerce and Convention & Visitors Bureau is seeking qualified professional responsible for coordinating the public relations efforts of the Chamber while serving as the primary receptionist or the Trusler Business Center. The successful candidate will be well organized and detail oriented with the ability to function smoothly in a fast-paced … Read more

Emporia CVB Director Search – Ideal Candidate

February 8, 2021

Emporia CVB Director Search – About Our Community

February 8, 2021

Navrats Opens Sales Floor

February 8, 2021

Navrat’s Office Products has open their sales floor to the public and would love to see you.  Take advantage of this 40% off coupons until February 26, 2021

SBA – New Rules for PPP, Applications Accepted the Week of January 11

January 8, 2021

  Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) Policy Update – Thursday, January 8, 2021 SBA, in consultation with the Treasury Department, has recently released additional PPP guidance: SBA Guidance on Accessing Capital for Minority, Underserved, Veteran and Women-Owned Business Concerns  (Released 1/6/2021) Interim Final Rule on Paycheck Protection Program as Amended by Economic Aid Act (Released 1/6/2021) Interim Final … Read more

Newman Regional Health Receives First Doses of COVID-19 Vaccine

December 16, 2020