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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


March 22, 2022

The Emporia Area Chamber of Commerce has partnered with Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas (BCBSKS) and the Chamber of Commerce Executives of Kansas (CCEKS) to offer businesses access to health insurance savings associated with large group medical coverage. Chamber Blue of Kansas is an association health plan (AHP) that allows employers to join … Read more


August 25, 2021

Are you looking for a job? Here’s a (growing!) list of Emporia Area Chamber members who are hiring. Angels Care Home Health — 620-340-1088 Auspision LLC — 620-343-3685 Camso — 620-340-6500 Central Care Cancer Center — 620-342-1117 Community National Bank & Trust — 620-341-7400 Crosswinds Counseling & Wellness — 620-343-2211 Edward Jones Financial Advisor Courtney … Read more


April 25, 2022

UPCOMING STREET CLOSURES April 30 — Dynamic Discs Open Block Party & Food Truck Festival Location: 800 & 900 blocks of Commercial St. and west side of 9th Ave. Contact Group: Emporia Main Street Time: 2:00–11:00 p.m. street closed (event time: 5:00–10:00 p.m.)   May 7-8 — La Grind Stage Race Location: 500 block of … Read more

Jennifer Ramsey 2021 Volunteer of the Year

April 22, 2022

Congratulations to Jennifer Ramsey, 2021 Chamber Volunteer of the Year!


April 1, 2022

The Emporia Area Chamber and Visitors Bureau is pleased to announce that Olpe Chicken House has been named the 2021 Business of the Year. Leonard and Theresa Coble bought the restaurant on May 1, 1958. At that time, a complete chicken dinner cost 65 cents, and the restaurant had a seating capacity of just 32. … Read more

Open Position: Director of Ignite Emporia

March 24, 2022

Would you like to be a part of the Leading Voice of Emporia’s Business Community? Do you thrive in a fast-paced environment? The Director of Ignite Emporia position offers you the opportunity to be fully engaged in making a difference in the Emporia region. Ignite Emporia is an aggressive initiative designed to create jobs, retain … Read more