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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


July 29, 2021

We are thrilled to announce that the 124th Emporia Chamber Annual Meeting is SOLD OUT! If you would like to be placed on a waiting list in the event that we have reservations come available, please contact Amy Little at 620-342-1600 or alittle@emporiakschamber.org. Thank you for your support!  


July 28, 2021

Lyon County has been added to the “red” category for COVID-19 transmission, meaning there is a high level of transmission occurring.  Yesterday (July 27) the CDC put out the recommendation of masking in public indoor settings to help prevent the spread.  We have put signs on the doors highly encouraging those who enter the Trusler … Read more


July 23, 2021

The Emporia Area Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce that Chamber member Whittier Place is expanding with two new buildings. Located at 1200 Whittier Place Lane in Emporia, Whittier Place provides housing for local residents. Property Manager Cynthia Bell-Weltha explains, “The new buildings will be called Whittier II. The first property that will be … Read more


July 21, 2021

We’re getting lots of questions about the Lyon County Fair. Fair dates are August 5 through August 14. Grandstand tickets are $10.00 for adults and $2.00 for children 12 and under. Gate Admission is $15.00 for adults and $2.00 for children 12 and younger. Carnival wristbands are $25.00 each night. The friendly folks at the Lyon … Read more


July 20, 2021

Movement. It is so wonderful to see the world in motion once again. We have been moving through this year, what seems to me, to be quite quickly. We have seen the return of the Dynamic Discs Open, UNBOUND Gravel, JR Disc Golf Worlds, and many more events. Yet, we keep on moving as we … Read more