2021 TOURISM GRANTS AWARDED

The Emporia Convention and Visitors Advisory Board (CVAB), awarded the final round of 2021 tourism grant requests at their August 16, 2021 meeting. Three organizations applied for funding prior to the August 1st deadline; National Teachers Hall of Fame, All Veterans Golf Tournament, and No Coast Film Festival. The National Teachers Hall of Fame announced … Read more

124TH ANNUAL MEETING CANCELLED

The Emporia Area Chamber and Visitors Bureau regretfully announces the cancellation of the 124th Annual Meeting. A virtual event was held on January 29, 2021, with hopes of having an in-person event later in the year. “It was a difficult and heartbreaking decision,” said Jeanine McKenna, President/CEO of the Emporia Area Chamber. The Emporia Gazette … Read more

GROUP LUNCH!

Lots of engaged Chamber members at this month’s Group Lunch on Wednesday, August 4. Put it on your calendar to join us! Group Lunch takes place the first Wednesday of every month. Each month get matched with a different group and enjoy a delicious lunch at a local Chamber member restaurant. Lunch is on your … Read more

ANNUAL MEETING SOLD OUT!

We are thrilled to announce that the 124th Emporia Chamber Annual Meeting is SOLD OUT! If you would like to be placed on a waiting list in the event that we have reservations come available, please contact Amy Little at 620-342-1600 or alittle@emporiakschamber.org. Thank you for your support!  

MASKS AVAILABLE

Lyon County has been added to the “red” category for COVID-19 transmission, meaning there is a high level of transmission occurring.  Yesterday (July 27) the CDC put out the recommendation of masking in public indoor settings to help prevent the spread.  We have put signs on the doors highly encouraging those who enter the Trusler … Read more

WHITTIER PLACE EXPANDS

The Emporia Area Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce that Chamber member Whittier Place is expanding with two new buildings. Located at 1200 Whittier Place Lane in Emporia, Whittier Place provides housing for local residents. Property Manager Cynthia Bell-Weltha explains, “The new buildings will be called Whittier II. The first property that will be … Read more

FAIR TIME!

We’re getting lots of questions about the Lyon County Fair. Fair dates are August 5 through August 14. Grandstand tickets are $10.00 for adults and $2.00 for children 12 and under. Gate Admission is $15.00 for adults and $2.00 for children 12 and younger. Carnival wristbands are $25.00 each night. The friendly folks at the Lyon … Read more

VISIT EMPORIA UPDATE

Movement. It is so wonderful to see the world in motion once again. We have been moving through this year, what seems to me, to be quite quickly. We have seen the return of the Dynamic Discs Open, UNBOUND Gravel, JR Disc Golf Worlds, and many more events. Yet, we keep on moving as we … Read more

LASER TECH NEWEST CHAMBER MEMBER

The Emporia Area Chamber of Commerce announces its newest member, Laser Tech Services. Newly located at 508 Commercial Street in downtown Emporia, Laser Tech has served northeast Kansas for over twenty years. The company specializes in repairing most brands of printers, and offers toner and ink cartridge replacement and delivery. To celebrate opening its Emporia … Read more