12- 17-18’s Chamber Updates is sponsored by:
Hello Emporia Area Chamber Member
Welcome to the last month of the year (2018) The Calendar is full of many upcoming events so be sure to check them all out!
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
Our last week in the Countdown to Christmas! Pay attention to our Countdown to Christmas and look forward to see what Chamber businesses are promoting and what special deals they are having. Posted daily from December 3rd through December 21st on Facebook and Instagram! Many different categories everyday to help you Shop Emporia First this holiday season!
Listings will include a business name, address, phone number, and website or social media pages, along with other chamber members with related products!
2. Upcoming Ribbon Cuttings
- Newman Regional Health New Emergency Room & Express Care- Thursday, December 27th –
- L&L Pets: Friday, December 4th at 11:30 a.m. 621 Commercial Street
- Sunflower Care Homes: Thursday January 10th at 11:30 a.m. 424 Market St
3. First Group Lunch of the New Year 2019
Get Ready for the First Group Lunch of the year on January 2nd at 12:00 p.m. (noon). 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 RSVP Contact Amanda Taylor at email@example.com or call 620-342-1600.
4. Check out the Chamber Events Calendar & Community Calendar
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10-22-18’s Chamber Updates is sponsored by:
Hello Emporia Area Chamber Member!
It’s a wonderful Monday with a bright week ahead! The Calendar is full of many upcoming events so be sure to check them all out!
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!
Join us Thursday, October 25 for a Business Before Hours from 7 to 9 a.m. This event is sponsored by Flint Hills Community Health Center, 420 W. 15th Ave. “Business Before Hours” are a great networking event that the Emporia Area Chamber hosts and a Chamber member sponsors each month! The cost is a $5 donation for Chamber members and their guests and an $8 donation for non-Chamber members. RSVP right here on-line through the Chamber Events Calendar, by calling 342-1600 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
2. Exciting Ribbon Cuttings Are Almost Here
Please mark your calendars for these upcoming Ribbon Cuttings: There’s no better way to get to know you fellow Chamber Members.
- Wednesday October 24th at 2:00 p.m , CBD American Shaman, 1117 Commercial St.
- Tuesday October 30th at noon Therapy Services, LLC – Emporia, 1200 Graphic Arts Rd., Ste 100
3. The Book Signing: “What’s Right with Kansas,” a new book from the Kansas Leadership Center, spotlights efforts of Emporia residents
Wichita, Kansas – The Kansas Leadership Center (KLC) is adding another book to its library with the release of “What’s Right with Kansas: Everyday Citizens Transforming Their State” on October 8 by the organization’s president and CEO, Ed O’Malley.
“At a time when so much in civic life is disheartening, ‘What’s Right with Kansas’ gives hope for a better tomorrow, created not by civic elites but by committed citizens,” said O’Malley.
This new book from the KLC tells the real-life stories of Kansans who demonstrate civic leadership principles anyone can use to make progress on what they care most about in Kansas and all communities.
“The book was originally planned to recognize the tenth anniversary of the Kansas Leadership in 2017 but evolved into a more substantial piece that illustrates how KLC principles are impacting businesses, communities, schools and faith-based organizations all across this state,” said O’Malley.
Emporia is represented in the book through stories told about Gary Wyatt and Michael Shonrock with Emporia State University.
“‘What’s Right with Kansas’ is meant to inspire Kansans of all backgrounds. In fact, we’re hoping Kansans will read this and be inclined to share what they think is right with Kansas as part of a social media campaign we are launching this week, too,” said O’Malley.
To coincide with the launch of the book, people are encouraged to share what they think is right with Kansas at https://whatsrightwithkansas.com/social-campaign/ or on their Facebook or Twitter accounts using #whatsrightwithkansas and tagging the Kansas Leadership Center. The deadline for submissions is January 21, 2019. The top three entries will be recognized on Kansas Day—January 29, 2019.
“What’s Right with Kansas” sells for $14.95 and is available to purchase at Watermark Books & Cafe in Wichita or online at WatermarkBooks.com and Amazon.com.
All proceeds from the book sales will go to scholarships for Kansans to attend KLC training. To learn more about the book, visit https://whatsrightwithkansas.com
About the Kansas Leadership Center
The Kansas Leadership Center (KLC) is a first-of-its-kind educational organization, based in Wichita but with a statewide focus and global reach. Founded in 2007 to foster civic leadership for healthier Kansas communities, KLC provided training to more than 9,000 participants during its first decade of existence. It receives core funding from the Kansas Health Foundation in Wichita. Learn more at www.kansasleadershipcenter.org.
Join us for an author talk and book signing with Ed O’Malley on October 24 from 7-8 p.m. at the Trusler Business Center, 719 Commercial. Books sell for $14.95 and can be purchased in advance at Ellen Plumb’s City Bookstore in Emporia or at the event. All proceeds will go to scholarships for Kansans to attend KLC training.
Learn more at https://whatsrightwithkansas.com.
4. Save the Date for EMPORIA REGIONAL ECONOMIC OUTLOOK CONFERENCE
Join business professionals from the Emporia area for the
EMPORIA REGIONAL ECONOMIC OUTLOOK CONFERENCE
Friday, October 26, 2018 | 10:30 AM – 2:00 PM
Memorial Union at Emporia State University
1 Kellogg Circle, Emporia, KS 66801
Business leaders are turning to the Emporia Regional Economic Outlook Conference for a glimpse into the region’s economic future. Founded by Wichita State University’s W. Frank Barton School of Business, the Center for Economic Development and Business Research (CEDBR), and the Emporia Area Chamber of Commerce; the purpose of the conference is to provide insight into current local and national economies, addressing topics of interest to the community, region, and state. A combination of state and local experts will be on hand to provide perspectives on issues affecting Business, industry, education and government.
5. Deadlines that are approaching Fast
- The 41st Annual Community Christmas Parade will be held downtown on Tuesday, November 27, 2018. Entry forms for the Christmas Parade can be picked up at “Trusler Business Center”, 719 Commercial or can be filled out on-line at https://emporiakschamber.org/event/41st-annual-community-christmas-parade/
- Deadline for Christmas Parade entries is Friday, November 2. by 5:00 pm. Bring in your completed forms to the Chamber office, 719 Commercial or you can fax them at 620-342-3223.
- The Emporia Area Chamber of Commerce and Convention & Visitors Bureau are accepting nominations for it’s 2018 Business of the Year To nominate a business, you feel deserves this award, complete a nomination form. Nomination forms are available at the Trusler Business Center, 719 Commercial or on-line at https://emporiakschamber.org/business-of-the-year-nomination/ . Nomination forms are due in the Chamber office by Friday, Nov 2.
6. Check out the Chamber Events Calendar & Community Calendar