Emporia Chamber Updates


Chamber Updates

January 18, 2021:  Emporia Area Chamber Updates is Sponsored by:

1. Come & Go Retirement Reception for Susan Rathke

2. Emporia Area Chamber Virtual 124th Annual Meeting

The Emporia Area Chamber will hold their 124th Annual Meeting virtually on Friday, January 29.

Join us as we recognize our 2020 Board Chair, Kala Maxfield for her outstanding work this past year, as she passes the gavel to 2021 Board Chair, Nik Roth. Celebrate the award recipients for Volunteer of the Year, Business of the Year, Lifetime Achievement, and our new award of Community Impact.  Details on how to join virtually will be released later.

Mark your calendars for the Formal Annual Meeting Banquet to be held Friday, June 25, at Webb Hall, Emporia State University.

3. Coffee & Conversation

Join us for our first Coffee & Conversation of 2021 on Thursday, February 4 at 9 a.m., with the 2021 Chamber Board Chairman, Nik Roth.  RSVP to attend in-person or virtually by email to Chamber@emporiakschamber.org or call 342-1600.


Contact Vanda Stephens, Office Manager, for more information.
Emporia Area Chamber of Commerce, 719 Commercial St., Emporia, KS 66801

Thank you, Evergy for sponsoring today’s Emporia Area Chamber Update!

Previous Chamber Updates

January 15, 2021:  Emporia Area Chamber Updates is Sponsored by:

1. Congratulations Allison Hall, 2020 Volunteer of the Year.

The Emporia Area Chamber and Visitors Bureau is pleased to announce that Allison Hall has been named the 2020 Volunteers of the Year.

Allison has been an active member of the Chamber since she returned to Emporia in 2018. She is active in the Ambassador Committee, attends Group Lunches, continuously volunteer at Business After Hours, a graduate of Leadership Emporia Academy and assist the Chamber in various ways with other events.

Look forward to more announcements in the coming week as we recognize the Business of the Year, Lifetime Achievement and the new Community Impact Award.

The formal announcement of all 2020 Award recipients will take place during the virtual Emporia Area Chamber’s 124th Annual Meeting on Friday, January 29, 2021. All award recipients will also be recognized at our Formal Annual Meeting on June 25, 2021.

2. 2021 Emporia Relocation Magazine

The Emporia Area Chamber is once again partnering with The Emporia Gazette to produce the distinguished Emporia Relocation magazine.  The Chamber will distribute this far-reaching publication all over the United States in response to inquiries from prospective businesses and individuals considering a move to our area.  In addition, it is used by businesses when recruiting employees to their business.  Advertising in this high-quality magazine, helps make a statement about your commitment to the Chamber and the community as a whole. The magazine will include a business directory in which our members will be listed.

An e-book will also be available on-line. The e-book will be a replica of the printed publication. Ads will be linked to the advertiser’s website if applicable, and advertisers will be able to access on-line publication statistics. Click on the image and link below to review the 2020 Relocation Guide.

A representative from The Gazette, will be contacting you on behalf of the Chamber.  We encourage you to take a few moments to learn about the promotional opportunity for your business.

ACT SOON … only a limited number of advertising spaces are available.

To discuss your company’s participation, call, 620-342-1600 or email the chamber at chamber@emporiakschamber.org or by using form below or click on the following link to fill out form online.   https://emporiakschamber.org/relocation-advertising-form/

3. SBA – New Rules for Payroll Protection Program, Applications Accepted the Week of January 11

The Small Business Administration in consultation with the Treasury Department, has recently released additional PPP guidance.  Find out more regarding the additional rules, procedures and forms that will be released over the coming days and week.


4. “Are You Afraid of the Dark? – Understanding the Dark Web”
Are You Afraid of the Dark? – Let Century Business Technologies help shine some light on the Dark Web during their upcoming webinar. Items to be discussed include: Demystifying the Dark Web; Breaches and attacks using Dark Web data. A brief history, impact, and consequences; Do you have credentials in the Dark Web; and How Multi Factor Authentication works and ways MFA can protect you from Dark Web credential breaches.

This FREE insightful webinar will be held on Tuesday, January 19 at 10 a.m. To register visit: https://www.centuryks.com/cebersecurity-webinar-series-signup

5. Flint Hills Regional Council Business Confidence Survey

The Flint Hills Regional Council that over-see the seven-county Flint Hills Economic Development District is asking area businesses to complete this survey. From the results, they are looking to better understand what you need for your business to survive and thrive during the recovery from the pandemic; What is needed to be more resilient to future shocks; Identify what funding, tools, or resources need to be pursued to help business in the short-term; and be prepared to pursue new economic recovery funding and resources that will support you in your recovery and resiliency efforts.


Contact Vanda Stephens, Office Manager, for more information.
Emporia Area Chamber of Commerce, 719 Commercial St., Emporia, KS 66801

Thank you, Edward Jones for sponsoring today’s Emporia Area Chamber Update!