Emporia Area Chamber Government Matters Committee and League of Women Voters Release Candidate Responses for August 6 Primary Ballot

The Emporia Area Chamber Government Matters Committee and League of Women Voters are pleased to announce the release of candidate responses for the upcoming August 6 Primary ballot. These responses provide invaluable insights into the motivations and priorities of the individuals vying for public office in our community. In a concerted effort to foster informed … Read more

37th Leadership Emporia Academy Applications Are Now Being Accepted

Plans are being made for the 37th Class of Leadership Emporia Academy.  Applications are now available online at https://emporiakschamber.org/leadership-emporia-3/ and at the Trusler Business Center, 719 Commercial.  If you would like to nominate a candidate for the class, call the Chamber office with their name and address and request that an application be sent to … Read more

Little Lyons Childcare Hires Administrator

The Board of Directors of Little Lyons Childcare are excited to announce Serena Jeffery as the first Administrator hired to manage Little Lyons Childcare. Serena comes to Little Lyons from the Girl Scouts of Kansas Heartland. Serena has lived in Emporia for almost 15 years and has dedicated her career to organizations who all serve … Read more

Let’s Talk Business for March 1, 2024

One great idea can change the trajectory of your company. Did you know that the idea for the frappuccino — one of Starbucks’ most popular drinks — came from an employee? Amazing things can happen when you encourage employees to innovate and share their ideas about how the company can be improved. Here are ways … Read more

Let’s Talk Business for February 16, 2024

Today’s customers are savvier than ever, using artificial intelligence (AI) and YouTube to do their research before making a purchase. Data from HubSpot show that 71% of consumers prefer to gather information themselves rather than speaking with a human. This dynamic should change the way you and your team approach sales in 2024. Chat tools … Read more

Let’s Talk Business for February 9, 2024

Conventional wisdom suggests that being a successful entrepreneur means being open to every opportunity and making yourself available to everyone who needs you. In reality, being a “yes” machine is really just a recipe for being unfocused, spread too thin and burned out. While saying yes to things that are truly worth your time is … Read more

Let’s Talk Business for February 2, 2024

A new Department of Labor regulation that changes the way employers classify employees versus independent contractors is scheduled to take effect March 11. U.S. Chamber of Commerce policy experts Marc Freedman, Vice President, Employment Policy, and Tom Sullivan, Vice President, Small Business Policy, offer some clarity on this change. What is the difference between a … Read more