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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 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


July 15, 2021

The Emporia Area Chamber of Commerce announces its newest member, Laser Tech Services. Newly located at 508 Commercial Street in downtown Emporia, Laser Tech has served northeast Kansas for over twenty years. The company specializes in repairing most brands of printers, and offers toner and ink cartridge replacement and delivery. To celebrate opening its Emporia … Read more


July 14, 2021

RDA HAPPENINGS             ~~Kent Heermann, Emporia Area Regional Development Association As most of you may know by now I will be retiring as President of the Regional Development Association of East Central Kansas (RDA) sometime in the first quarter of 2022. More on that in future newsletters. In my 27 years with … Read more


July 9, 2021

The Emporia Area Chamber of Commerce has proudly offered Leadership Emporia Academy since 1989, and boasts more than 620 alumni from 33 classes. Although keeping a close eye on local COVID-19 trends, the 2021 LEA class will begin its journey on September 23. In order to grow our communities, we must inspire others to embrace a … Read more