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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


October 20, 2021

Remember how we’ve been exhorting you to Shop Early and Shop Local? Because on the shelf means under YOUR tree! And remember how we promised videos from Chamber members? Start watching this space, because the videos are beginning to come in! Newman Regional Health Gift Shoppe Gravel City Adventure Supply  


September 13, 2021

The Emporia Area Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce both date and theme for the 43rd Annual Community Christmas Parade. The parade date is Tuesday, November 30, 2021, and the theme is “Cheer Up, Dude! It’s a Grinch Christmas!”. Due to the pandemic, a parade was not held in 2020, the first skip in … 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

Thanksgiving Holiday Hours

November 19, 2021

Student Essay Contest Winners Announced

November 9, 2021

Student Essay Contest Winners Announced — 235 Area Students Participated EMPORIA, Kansas, November 5, 2021 – – 235 students in participating area schools submitted essays for this year’s All Veterans Tribute Student Essay Contest organized by Visit Emporia. The contest was held virtually for the second year and open to students in grades 5-12 in Lyon, … Read more

Ignite Emporia seeking feedback on child care needs in Lyon County

November 4, 2021

Emporia, November 4, 2021 – Child care access has been identified as one of the four major barriers to local workforce development. Through the course of the pandemic our community saw the critical role that our child care providers contribute and how limitations and disruptions can impact families in a variety of ways. One critical … Read more

Visit Emporia Wins Coveted People’s Choice Award

October 27, 2021

Returns from Kansas Tourism Conference with Two Trophies EMPORIA, Kansas, October 26, 2021 – – The Visit Emporia team returned from the annual Kansas Tourism Conference with two first place marketing awards. LeLan Dains and Kelly Mayer of Visit Emporia recently attended the Kansas Tourism Conference presented by the Kansas Tourism Office and the Travel … Read more


October 20, 2021

On Wednesday, October 20, we will be celebrating Support Your Local Chamber of Commerce Day–and we hope you will, too. This holiday was created to celebrate the primary objective of chambers of commerce across the country and abroad: strengthening local businesses of all sizes. The best way to honor your own local chamber is to … Read more