Let’s Talk Business – August 25, 2023

As college-aged employees head back to school, businesses face the challenge of filling gaps in their teams, especially for seasonal positions and internships. Here are some effective strategies for businesses to address staffing needs during this transition period. To figure out how many people you need on your team, assess what your business needs to … Read more

Welcome the 36th Class of Leadership Emporia Academy

The Leadership Emporia Academy committee has reviewed all the applications for this year’s program and is pleased to announce the 36th Class of Leadership Emporia. This year’s class participants and their places of business are listed below.  Please congratulate these new class members and thank their employers when you see them at events, meetings, or … Read more

Emporia Chamber & League of Women Voters to Host Candidate Forum

The Emporia Area Chamber of Commerce Government Matters Committee and the League of Women Voters will host a candidate forum for the upcoming election on Tuesday, October 10, at 6 p.m., at the Flint Hills Technical College, 3301 W. 18th Ave., Emporia. The Candidate Forum will be for Emporia Public School Board of Education candidates:  … Read more

Let’s Talk Business for August 4, 2023

Last year the Emporia Relocation Magazine and Visitors Guide were combined, creating the 2023 Community Guide. Having one publication for people visiting the community and relocating to Emporia has been well received–and it’s a beautiful magazine. Local citizens also utilize the Community Guide throughout the year, as a resource for finding, contacting, and doing business … Read more

Let’s Talk Business for July 28, 2023

A business is nothing without its customers — that’s why establishing relationships with your customer base is crucial to your business’s success. Brands that build relationships with their customers will find that consumers appreciate having their concerns and needs acknowledged, adding a personal touch to the customer’s experience with the brand. Social media is a … Read more

Let’s Talk Business for July 21, 2023

A point-of-sale (POS) system that’s right for your business can act like a central nervous system, handling not only payments but employee scheduling, inventory, payroll, and providing sales reports. Today’s POS systems are designed to make life easier for small business owners, who often juggle many roles at once. Before you dive into what each … Read more

Let’s Talk Business for July 14, 2023

The Emporia Area Chamber of Commerce has proudly offered Leadership Emporia Academy since 1989 and has over 650 alumni from 35 classes.  In order to grow our communities, we must mobilize others to inspire a collective purpose for the common good. Individuals, businesses, and organizations must adapt to what is happening around them in order … Read more

Let’s Talk Business for July 7, 2023

How can you boost the likelihood of small business success? Several attributes, including an entrepreneurial mindset, a focus on cash flow, and an emphasis on your customers, are key to positioning your business for sustained growth and success. While an entrepreneurial approach is critical when starting out, it’s also important to sustaining a business. It … Read more