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

How to Create a Content Calendar and Why You Should

  How many social networks is your business active on? How often do you post to a blog? How do the topics you cover on both relate to your newsletters and email campaigns? Wait. What? While that sounds like a lot, those are the basics of marketing in 2016. (I even left out a host … Read more

4 Alternative Types of Content

Content is essential to your business becoming (or remaining) an industry leader. It’s fast becoming a differentiator as more and more customers do their research online and make purchasing decisions long before they speak with one of your sales people. If you hate to write, but don’t want to pay someone else to do it … Read more

Meet Torell Flickinger

My friends call me a fashionista but I say PASSIONista. People, that’s my passion. When I was growing up, the golden rule didn’t always apply in our household. My parents continually said treat people the best you can because you can, not because they deserve it or because you want something from them. These words … Read more

Gaining Control of a Social Media Disaster

  Unless you’ve been unplugged from electronics and the news recently, you’ve undoubtedly seen the unfolding of the corporate PR nightmare involving Subway’s success story, and former poster boy, Jared Fogle. Even if your businesses doesn’t have the ad budget of Subway, you can still run into issues on social media that require some delicate … Read more

Johnny the Bagger: A Customer Service Story

  Several years ago when I was with Walmart I attended one of our conventions. A motivational speaker at the convention shared the story of “Johnny the Bagger.” The presenter was hired by a large supermarket chain to lead a customer service program, and she shared that experience with us. In her presentation to the … Read more


EASCAR Night Gentlemen start your engines!! Attention all NASCAR fans 21 and over!!! Join the fun of EASCAR night . . . that’s Emporia Area Stock Car Auto Racing.  It’s a community watch party of the Saturday night Charlotte NASCAR race, October 10, 2015 from 5:00 to 11:00 p.m. at the newly remodeled Anderson Building … Read more