The Emporia Area Chamber and Visitors Bureau regretfully announces the cancellation of the 124th Annual Meeting. A virtual event was held on January 29, 2021, with hopes of having an in-person event later in the year. “It was a difficult and heartbreaking decision,” said Jeanine McKenna, President/CEO of the Emporia Area Chamber. The Emporia Gazette once again stepped up to underwrite the event, which was sold out to a crowd of around 350 attendees.

“We just did not feel we could implement the proper protocols to keep everyone safe,” continued McKenna.

The date for the 125th Annual Meeting is now scheduled for Friday, January 21, 2022. All sponsors will be contacted regarding the opportunity to roll over their support and sponsorship to next year’s event.

Questions can be directed to Jeanine McKenna at 620-342-1600.