Little Lyons Childcare Seeking Center Administrator

Little Lyons Childcare is set to open in spring of 2024 with 3 initial classrooms and eventually licensed for over 100 children and be open 24/7. We are seeking a Center Administrator to oversee start-up, continuing daily operations, staff development, licensing compliance, and curriculum development. KAR 28-4-429 requirements preferred or applicable experience. Experience in leadership, … Read more

Emporia Area Chamber Foundation Receives Capital Projects Fund Accelerator Award

The Emporia Area Chamber Foundation is pleased to announce they are recipients of the Capital Projects Fund Accelerator Award in the amount of $1,756,759.00. This grant opportunity was made possible by the U.S. Treasury received by the Kansas Children’s Cabinet and Trust Fund. Factors influencing funding recommendations of this grant include alignment with the requirement … Read more

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