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

CareArc to have Omicron Covid Boosters Monday

CareArc to start distributing Bivalent COVID-19 vaccines on Monday CareArc and Lyon County Public Health will begin distributing both the Moderna and the Pfizer-BioNTech bivalent COVID-19 vaccines starting on Monday, September 19. These boosters target tow Omicron subvariants, BA.4 and BA.5, which are by far the most contagious versions of SARS-CoV-2 to date, accounting for … Read more

Let’s Talk Business: September 2, 2022

Read this week’s Let’s Talk Business column online at The Emporia Gazette.   As a manager, you manage tasks; as a leader, you influence people. This thought-provoking statement comes from a recent newsletter by The Presentation Excellence Group. One of the positive after-effects of the pandemic is that more and more business owners and managers … Read more

Let’s Talk Business: August 26, 2022

Women’s Equality Day is observed on Aug. 26, commemorating women’s suffrage, and equality in all areas of life, work, and society. The day celebrates the achievements of women’s rights activists and reminds us of the unique daily struggles women face. American women could not vote, they could not inherit property, and generally were paid only … Read more

Let’s Talk Business: August 19, 2022

Everyone has questions about their business from time to time, whether you are a budding entrepreneur or a seasoned business owner. The good news is that we have an outstanding resource right here in our town: the Kansas Small Business Development Center (KSBDC), located at Emporia State University, 1428 Merchant St., in Cremer Hall, Room … Read more

Let’s Talk Business: August 13, 2022

Read this week’s column in The Emporia Gazette. Are we in a recession? While we cannot absolutely establish yet whether we’re truly in a recession, the risks are increasing. Small businesses need to be prepared either way. The U.S. economy has shrunk for two quarters in a row. With two straight quarters of economic decline, … Read more

Let’s Talk Business: August 5, 2022

You should update your business plan more frequently than you think. It’s important to keep that information up to date and in line with the changing goals of your organization. Here are eight situations in which it’s necessary to update your business plan. Has it been over a year since you updated it? Your business … Read more

Let’s Talk Business: July 29, 2022

Read this week’s Let’s Talk Business column in The Emporia Gazette. The MetLife and U.S. Chamber of Commerce Small Business Index celebrates five years of publication this quarter. In honor of this milestone, they offer a look back at five years of small business trends, the major challenges small business leaders have faced, and how … Read more