Let’s Talk Business for June 29, 2023

Autonomy can drive higher engagement and productivity at work, but don’t confuse autonomy with flexibility. Companies that grant their employees autonomy — the flexibility to work at their own pace, and prioritize on their own — can have hidden financial benefits. Office cultures that value autonomy have higher morale, higher productivity, and less employee idleness … Read more

Let’s Talk Business for June 23, 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 thoughtfully build customer relationships find that consumers appreciate the added personal touch to their experience with your brand. Get to know your customers better with some of these practices. Social media is … Read more

Let’s Talk Business for June 9, 2023

Research from the NSBA Small Business Access to Capital Study found that 20% of small business loans are denied due to business credit. When you need a loan to expand to a new location, buy equipment, or reach the next growth phase, your business credit will play a significant role. Likewise, your business credit can … Read more

Let’s Talk Business – June 2, 2023

Inflation remains elevated. Recession talk looms in headlines. Businesses and employees are worried. But the past few years have provided business owners with the lessons they need to prepare, says Amy Friedrich, president of Benefits and Protection at Principal®. These steps can help. Establish a crisis plan. “Business owners—small business owners in particular—are so often … Read more

Michelle Margeson Named Director of Ignite Emporia

Ignite Emporia

The Emporia Area Chamber of Commerce and Visit Emporia is pleased to announce that Michelle Margeson has been selected as the Director of Ignite Emporia. Michelle will continue the work of implementing a five-year Ignite Emporia plan and its strategies of workforce development; housing development and revitalization; business retention; community development and marketing, and childcare. … Read more

Chamber Accepting Applications for 36th Class of Leadership Emporia Academy

Plans are being made for the 36th Class of Leadership Emporia Academy.  Applications are now available online at https://emporiakschamber.org/leadership-emporia-3/ and at the Trusler Business Center, 719 Commercial.  If you would like to nominate a candidate for the class, call the Chamber office with their name and address and request that an application be sent to … Read more

Emporia Chamber Announces Information on 2024 Chamber Blue Health Insurance Plan

The Emporia Area Chamber of Commerce is once again partnering with Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas (BCBSKS) and the Chamber of Commerce Executives of Kanas (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 for … 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

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