The Emporia Area Chamber and Visitors Bureau is pleased to announce that Olpe Chicken House has been named the 2021 Business of the Year. Leonard and Theresa Coble bought the restaurant on May 1, 1958. At that time, a complete chicken dinner cost 65 cents, and the restaurant had a seating capacity of just 32. … Read more

Open Position: Director of Ignite Emporia

Would you like to be a part of the Leading Voice of Emporia’s Business Community? Do you thrive in a fast-paced environment? The Director of Ignite Emporia position offers you the opportunity to be fully engaged in making a difference in the Emporia region. Ignite Emporia is an aggressive initiative designed to create jobs, retain … Read more


The Emporia Area Chamber of Commerce has partnered with Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas (BCBSKS) and the Chamber of Commerce Executives of Kansas (CCEKS) to offer businesses access to health insurance savings associated with large group medical coverage. Chamber Blue of Kansas is an association health plan (AHP) that allows employers to join … Read more

We’re Hiring: Chamber Membership Director

The Emporia Area Chamber of Commerce is looking for a Membership Director. This person is responsible for planning and implementing activities to retain, recruit, and solicit memberships and engagement in the Emporia Area Chamber of Commerce. The successful candidate will be well-organized and detail-oriented with the ability to function smoothly in a fast-paced environment. Must … Read more

SPANISH Start Your Own Business Workshops

The Emporia Area Chamber, in partnership with Lyon County State Bank, will be offering two workshops in Spanish on how to start your own business. They will be held on Wednesday, March 30, and Wednesday, April 6, from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. here at the Trusler Business Center, 719 Commercial St. Topics being discussed are: … Read more

Exciting Opportunities at the Chamber

The Emporia Area Chamber of Commerce has two exciting opportunities available. We are beginning our search for the Director of Ignite Emporia and the Chamber Membership Director. If you would like more information, contact President/CEO Jeanine McKenna at 620-208-5115 or email jmckenna@emporiakschamber.org. Watch for more information in the coming days.


Visit Emporia is pleased to announce we have awarded $11,600 in tourism grants to ten entities to assist with events/projects taking place in Emporia. Recipients include:   $1,000 Awarded to Emporia Freedom Fest for 2022 Emporia Freedom Fest $   500 Awarded to Natural Resources Advisory Board for Emporia Earth Day Extravaganza $   500 Awarded to … Read more

2022 Guide to Government

Sincere thanks to the League of Women Voters of Emporia for this helpful guide to Emporia and Lyon County government. 2022 Guide to Government ~~ Emporia/Lyon County Kansas U.S. Congress Senators Jerry Moran, 521 Dirksen Office Bldg. Washington, DC 20510; 202-224-6521 www.moran.senate.gov   Roger Marshall, Suite B33 Russell Office Bldg. Washington, DC 20510; 202-224-4774 www.marshall.senate.gov   … Read more