719 Commercial / Emporia, KS 66801
March 12,2020 Contact Information:
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Jeanine McKenna
Chamber Cancels Legislative Dialogue and Working with Businesses in preparation of COVID19 Outbreak
EMPORIA, KAN. – It has been recommended by Lyon County Public Health and Lyon County Emergency Management to cancel or postpone events due to the COVID-19 outbreak. The State of Kansas has also declared a state of emergency. Therefore, the Emporia Area Chamber of Commerce, along with the League of Women Voters have canceled their Legislative Dialogue that was scheduled for this Saturday, March 14th 8:30 a.m. on the third floor of the Lyon County History Center.
The Business After Hours Scheduled for next Thursday, March 19 and a Lunch and Learn schedule for Friday, March 20 have also been cancelled.
We at the Emporia Area Chamber of Commerce and Convention and Visitors Bureau are doing everything to keep our members informed of ways to plan and respond to the COVID-19 (Coronavirus disease).
Businesses can find two documents offering guidance for Employers and Employees to plan and respond to the Coronavirus. These documents can be found on the Chamber’s website www.emporiakschamber.org Scroll down the home page to our new release section to find the link to these two documents
The Chamber and Visitors Bureau is also participating in calls with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce on discussions regarding business operations and revenue disruptions. Information gathered from these and any other discussions will be shared on the Chamber’s website and in weekly member emails.
Updates and status reports on other upcoming activities and events can be found on the Chamber’s website. Anyone with questions may call the office at 342-1600.
The Emporia Area Chamber of Commerce is a non-profit organization of 450 area businesses that join forces to accomplish collectively what no one business could do individually. The mission of the Chamber is to be proactive in creating an environment for business and community success. The organization is currently focusing on business advocacy and development, and leadership and membership development.
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