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

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

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

Let’s Talk Business for January 26, 2024

The process of managing small business finances can be time-consuming and challenging, from projecting cash flow and staying on top of monthly account reconciliation to preparing for tax season. Outsourcing these tasks to a reputable accounting services company at the right time can alleviate this burden while saving you valuable time and resources. As with … Read more