Empovía Street Festival Saturday at Peter Pan Park

Join us, along with your friends and neighbors, on Saturday, September 17, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at Peter Pan Park for the first annual Empovía (pronounced em-po-VEE-yah). The event will take place on West Randolph Street from South West Street to Neosho Street, Neosho to West Kansas, and West Kansas to South Congress … Read more

Women Empowering Women!

Are YOU ready to explore a new way for ALL women to rise? As women, we benefit when we support each other. Join us as we hear stories from women in our community, learn how to practice balance in life, and make connections with other women who have similar interests. When? Thursday, Sept. 29, 2022 … Read more

Monkeypox Information from CareArc

CareArc has prepared a brochure outlining what you need to know about monkeypox. Please feel free to disseminate the information freely. If you have questions regarding monkeypox, call CareArc and speak with Community Health Staff.  

Labor Day Holiday Hours

The Trusler Business Center will be closed to honor the Labor Day holiday on Monday, September 5. Regular business hours will resume on Tuesday, September 6. Please join us in responsibly and safely celebrating this holiday dedicated to paying tribute to the contributions and achievements of American workers.

July 2022 KDOL Labor Report

Preliminary estimates reported by the Labor Market Information Services (LMIS) division of the Kansas Department of Labor (KDOL) and the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) show a seasonally adjusted unemployment rate of 2.4% in July. This was unchanged from 2.4% in June and a decrease from 3.4% in July 2021. “Kansas and the U.S. have … Read more

Veterans Day Parade Sign Up

The American Legion is in charge of the 69th Annual Veterans Day parade this year, which will be held on November 11, at 9:30 a.m. Interested in having a float in this long-time event? You can complete a digital Veterans Day parade entry online at https://visitemporia.com/veterans-parade-forms/ . Printed parade float entry forms are also available … Read more

Visit Emporia Debuts Empovía Event

Visit Emporia Debuts Empovía Event — Open Street. Active Life. The team at Visit Emporia is preparing to launch a new annual event involving community action. Join us, along with your friends and neighbors, on Saturday, September 17, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., at Peter Pan Park for the first annual Empovía. (It’s pronounced em-po-VEE-ah.) … Read more

Labor Force: RDA Progress

Labor Force To begin understanding our labor force, we need to know how many workers live in Lyon County and how many of them work in Lyon County.  Table 1 below shows the location where Lyon County residents work.  This place of work is the location of the company the resident works for and not … Read more


Are you looking for a job? Here’s a (growing!) list of Emporia Area Chamber members who are hiring. Angels Care Home Health — 620-340-1088 Auspision LLC — 620-343-3685 Camso — 620-340-6500 Capitol Federal — 620-342-8800 Central Care Cancer Center — 620-342-1117 Community National Bank & Trust — 620-341-7400 Crosswinds Counseling & Wellness — 620-343-2211 Edward … 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

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