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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


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

Ignite Emporia: Future Is Digital Training Program

January 11, 2022

Ignite Emporia Continues Future is Digital Training Program with Center on Rural Innovation and Microsoft Ignite Emporia continues its participation in the Future is Digital Challenge skills development program with the Center on Rural Innovation (CORI), an initiative dedicated to tech upskilling to ensure residents of small towns and rural communities are equipped to participate … Read more


January 11, 2022

The Emporia Area Chamber and Visitors Bureau regretfully announces the postponement of the 124th Annual Meeting. “This was a difficult decision to make,” said Jeanine McKenna, President/CEO of the Emporia Area Chamber. “We had every intention of holding the meeting on Friday, January 21. “However, in watching the number of COVID cases increase at an … Read more

Testing Clinic Updates (COVID-19)

January 10, 2022

Due to the shortage of home test kits and the increased need for testing in our community, Healthier Lyon County has added a number of testing clinics. The only change at this time is that on Tuesday, January 11, in addition to rapid tests, KDHE will be supporting the clinic and offering PCR tests as … Read more

Holiday Greetings from the Chamber

December 16, 2021

Wishing you and yours the happiest of holidays from your Emporia Area Chamber of Commerce! Here’s a little fa-la-la for you from us!  

Leadership Emporia Graduates — Congratulations!

December 15, 2021

We’re so proud of our graduates! Please join us in congratulating the 2021 graduates of the Leadership Emporia Academy. Most sincere thanks to our underwriter, Tyson Fresh Meats. 2021 Leadership Emporia Academy graduates: Jill Cook, Lyon County Sheriff’s Office LeLan Dains, Visit Emporia Ashley Davis, SOS Child Advocacy Center Andrea Elwood, NRH Hand in Hand … Read more