It’s been a rough road getting here, but we’ve finally got a date for the 124th Emporia Chamber Annual Meeting: WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 25 LUNCHEON, 11:30 a.m.  WEBB HALL, ESU MEMORIAL UNION More details will be forthcoming soon. Please RSVP via email or phone (620-342-1600) or stop by the Trusler Business Center at 719 Commercial St. and … Read more

Ignite Emporia Update

According to Robert Dietz, Chief Economist for the National Association of Home Builders there are five L’s that create barriers for the development of housing: labor, land/lots, laws, lending and lumber. In April I highlighted information on Lumber and the scarcity of materials and the impacts that rising prices have on the ability to develop … Read more

Industry Information You Can Use TODAY!

Contact the Kansas SBDC at (800) 949-7661 to get Industry Comparison Information, and tips on how to improve results. A sample “Restaurants” report is attached. All industries are available at http://ow.ly/xoDj50F0cgN Thanks to Emporia State University Small Business Development Center for this great resource!

2021 Emporia Fireworks Display

Fireworks will ignite the sky for Emporia’s annual patriotic celebration on Sunday, July 4, 2021, near the beautiful campus of Emporia State University. There is no rain/weather date this year. The best viewing area will be the seats in Welch Stadium. Tailgating will be allowed in the parking lots at Emporia State University. No alcoholic … Read more

PDGA Junior Worlds Coming to Emporia

Emporia, along with Dynamic Discs, will once again host the PDGA Junior Disc Golf World Championships. Approximately 300 players ages 8 – 18, along with their families, are expected at the event July 4 – 10. Emporia hosted the Junior Worlds in 2018 and 2019 and was on track to host the 2020 event until it was cancelled … Read more


The dust is now settling from all those riders from UNBOUND Gravel. We are so thankful that we were in a position to have the event and once again show the world why Emporia is such a premier community! The attention on our community has been extraordinary and has given us the largest media presence … Read more