Chamber Updates

Chamber Updates

February 22, 2019 Chamber Updates is Sponsored by: 

Hello Emporia Area Chamber Member

Please mark your calendars for these upcoming events.

Quote of the day: “While it is February one can taste the full joys of anticipation. Spring stands at the gate with her finger on the latch.” – Patience Strong

If you receive an email that seems to be from a Chamber staff email but states something regarding an invoice, payment, or has a different email address also associated with it, please disregard it. This account is not being hacked, but these messages are not generated from us. Thank you

  1. Thank you 2019 Business After Hour Sponsors

Thank you to everyone that has reserved a month to sponsor a 2019 Business After Hours. The year is full.  Look forward to attending Dynamic Discs in March, Guions Showcase in April and many other great supports throughout the year.

We are now looking for sponsors for 2020. Call Vanda Stephens at 620-342-1600 or email, vstephens@emporiakschamber.org to reserve your month now.

  1. Group Lunch March 6.

Group Lunches are an excellent way to network! You will be matched up with a group of 4-6 other Emporia Area Chamber members to enjoy lunch at a local Chamber member restaurant. Each month, be matched with a different group at a different restaurant and get to know new people. Lunch is on your own. To register for March Group Lunch please contact public relations coordinator Amanda Taylor at ataylor@emporiakschamber.org or online by clicking here.

  1. Symphony in the Flint Hills

    Tickets go on sale to the public on March 2. Residents of Chase and Lyon County can purchase tickets in advance of the public from February 23 through March 1. To take advantage of this opportunity visit https://2019symphonyintheflinthills.eventbrite.com with promotional code 2019CHASE or in person at the Symphony in the Flint Hills office, 331 Broadway, Cottonwood Fall, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Ticket information is available at 620-273-8955 and SymphonyintheFlintHills.org.

  2. Alliance’s Cybersecurity Toolkit Aims to Help Small Businesses
    by Ernie Smith, Feb. 21, 2019, Associationsnow.com

The Global Cyber Alliance, which has the backing of major municipal law enforcement agencies, is launching a toolkit that aims to make strong security something that even a small business can attain.

Often, the Organizations that need help with cybersecurity issues the most are the ones that can afford it the least.

That’ s why the Global Cyber Alliance is launching a new campaign targeting small businesses, with the help of Mastercard.

GCA—which has the support of the London police department, the New York District Attorney’s Office, and the Center for Internet Security—aims to improve efforts to fight cybercrime.

As noted in statistics cited by GCA, 99 percent of businesses globally are small businesses, and those businesses are responsible for an average of 70 percent of all jobs and half of global economic impact.

It’s with that in mind that the GCA Cybersecurity Toolkit, which President and CEO Philip Reitinger describes as “an action kit,” is coming to life.

“Our focus is on producing a dynamic clearinghouse of operational tools that help small and medium businesses address risk and improve their cybersecurity posture, leveraging the deep expertise of our network of global partners, such as Mastercard, and the experiences of actual GCA toolkit users,” he said in a news release.

The toolkit is made of three components—a series of tools to help small businesses create strong passwords, add multifactor authentication, perform backups, and fight security threats; a set of how-to materials that can be customized based on an organization’s needs; and a series of best practices to follow.

Some of the recommendations are fairly basic (for example, the kit recommends using system backup tools included with MacOS and Windows), but others hit at a higher level of complexity (from a brand-protection standpoint, the guide recommends tools such as the email standard DMARC).

The idea behind the toolkit, Reitinger told The Washington Post, was to make the resources approachable to even tiny retailers.

“We wanted the toolkit to be usable by that five- to 10-person organization, like a pizzeria or dry cleaner,” Reitinger said. “These are the merchants you deal with on a day-to-day basis. They’re your friends. They’re your neighbors. And you want to know you can patronize them and your personal information will be safe.”

Check out the Chamber Events Calendar & Community Calendar

   

   Contact Amanda Taylor, Public Relations Coordinator, for more information.
Emporia Area Chamber of Commerce, 719 Commercial St., Emporia, KS 66801

THANK YOU NEWMAN REGIONAL HEALTH for sponsoring today’s Chamber Update!

 

 

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Hello Emporia Area Chamber Member

Please mark your calendars for these upcoming events.

Quote of the day: “Believe you can and you’re halfway there.” – Theodore Roosevelt

If you receive an email that seems to be from a Chamber staff email but states something regarding an invoice, payment, or has a different email address also associated with it, please disregard it. This account is not being hacked, but these messages are not generated from us. Thank you

  1. Business After Hours with ESU Memorial Union

Join Business After Hours with ESU-Memorial Union, Webb Hall on February 21, from 4:30-6:30 p.m. This is our first Business After Hours of the year, and it is an event that you don’t want to miss!  There will be three rounds of door prizes given away, so the longer you stay the better chances you have of winning a great prize.  Sodexo will be providing a Food Showcase, so come hungry and see all that Sodexo has to offer for our community. Business After Hours is a great opportunity to make new connections, reconnect with friends and colleagues, and support the important work area businesses. Parking is free after 4:30 p.m. Contact the Emporia Area Chamber at 620-342-1600 or public relations coordinator Amanda Taylor at ataylor@emporiakschamber.org to RSVP. Or visit our site at https://emporiakschamber.org/business-after-hours/ to submit online.

  1. Host Your Own Business After Hours

Business After Hours is a great opportunity to make new connections, reconnect with friend and colleagues, and support the important work of area businesses. The sponsoring business hosts the event by opening its doors for Chamber members and offering a behind-the-scenes look at its operations. Now is the time to schedule your companies Business After Hours by contact Vanda Stephens at vstephens@emporiakschamber.org

  1. Group Lunch March 6.

Group Lunches are an excellent way to network! You will be matched up with a group of 4-6 other Emporia Area Chamber members to enjoy lunch at a local Chamber member restaurant. Each month, be matched with a different group at a different restaurant and get to know new people. Lunch is on your own. To register for March Group Lunch please contact public relations coordinator Amanda Taylor at ataylor@emporiakschamber.org or online by clicking here.

  1. Flint Hills Technical College Presents Third Thursday Dinner Series

Enjoy wonderful Italy and Mediterranean cuisine from the Flint Hills Technical College on Thursday, February 21, at 6:00 p.m. The Culinary Arts students will be cooking and serving a multi-course, seated dinner at FHTC’s Trusler Foundation Conference Center. Advanced tickets are required and are $40 each. Tickets can be purchased at the Reeble Student Success Center, at 620-343-4600, ext. 2.

Also look forward to having a Pacific Rim Dinner on March 21 and a Mexico and Latin America Dinner on April 18. For more information about these events please call 620-343-4600, ext. 2.

  1. Spring Job Fair

Southeast KANSASWORKS together with the Flinthills Mall will host the “2019 Spring Job Fair” on Thursday, March 21 at the Flinthills Mall from 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. Over 40 employers scheduled to attend the event will have current job openings available ranging from entry-level positions to skilled, professional positions.

The deadline for employers to register with SEKansas Works is March 18. RSVP at at www.sekworks.org/rsvp .

If you have questions about the event or need assistance in preparing for the event, contact the American Job Center location in Emporia, Kansas at 620.342.3355 or stop by the office.

Check out the Chamber Events Calendar & Community Calendar

  

Contact Amanda Taylor, Public Relations Coordinator, for more information.
Emporia Area Chamber of Commerce, 719 Commercial St., Emporia, KS 66801

THANK YOU FLINT HILLS TECHNICAL COLLEGE AND HOPKINS for sponsoring today’s Chamber Updates!

 

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