Chamber Updates

Chamber Updates

August 16, 2019 Chamber Updates is Sponsored by:

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Hello Emporia Area Chamber Member

Plan ahead and set your calendars for the following events.

 

 1. RSVP For Business After Hours only a Week Away 

Preview our Business After Hours Promo video!

The Emporia Area Chamber and Visitors Bureau will host a Business After Hours on Thursday, August 22, from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. with United Way of The Flint Hills at the Lyon County History Center, 711 Commercial St. Get a chance to win 1 of 8 door prizes and enjoy food from Gourmet To-Go Catering. To RSVP, call the Trusler Business Center at 342-1600 or complete the online form in the Chamber Events Calendar section of the Chamber website. Email Amanda Taylor public relations coordinator at ataylor@emporiakschamber.org to RSVP.

2. The Fun Continues with The Lyon County Fair

The Lyon County Fair is here and we are excited to once again partner with the Lyon County Fair Board to enhance your experience.  Great things are happening this year at the Anderson Building; all designed to drive people into the Anderson building to see the commercial exhibitors!  We hope you will join us each of these nights from 6-8 p.m.

Friday, August 16: Flint Hills Technical College Night at the Fair. Live Music by Jane McCoy, and beer garden provided by Bourbon Cowboy inside the Bowyer Building.

Saturday, August 17: Family Fun Night.  Come and join in the games and activities provided by David Traylor Zoo; Emporia Public Library and Dynamic Discs, all outside in the patio area Southwest corner of the Anderson Building. .  Live music by Tara and Greg Eichorn, and beer garden provided by bourbon Cowboy inside the Bowyer Building.

3. RSVP for SBDC Value Builder Lunch & Learn 

Every business owner will exit their business someday.  Many small business owners are so busy managing their businesses day-to-day, they often don’t think about how or when they will leave the business, or what can be done to improve the value of the business while they own it.  A large portion of a small owner’s personal wealth is contained in their business.  This, coupled with the fact that 70% of businesses do not sell, is a serious situation for business owners, their families, and their communities!

The Emporia Area Chamber will host the SBDC Value Builder event on Wednesday, August 1, at 11:30 a.m., in the ValuNet FIBER Smart Room located inside the Trusler Business Center 719 Commercial St.

The Kansas SBDC at ESU will talk about:

  • Issues with business transition planning.
  • Valuation considerations.
  • The eight drivers for building value.
  • How small businesses can use the Value Builder system through the SBDC to build a stronger business.

Cost is $15 for Chamber members and $20 for non-members.

For more details and information please contact Amanda Taylor to RSVP for this event  at ataylor@emporiakschamber.org or call 620-342-1600.

4. Dine with Sky Line Lunches

Sodexo Dining Services will be hosting lunch meals in the Skyline Restaurant, within the Memorial Union at Emporia State University, 1 Kellogg Circle. The beautiful Skyline room will be turned into a buffet restaurant on certain Mondays starting September 9th thru December 9th 2019. The Buffet fee will be $8.00; $5 for kids ages 5-11 and FREE for kids ages 4 and under. Cash and credit cards will be accepted as payment, as well as Declining Balance (Hornet ID card).

For more information email catering@emporia.edu or call (620) 341-5907

5. Autumns Field to Feast Is Almost Here

In just 6 weeks this Fall’s Field to Feast elegant yet simple dining experience is something you don’t want to miss.

The Emporia Area Chamber of Commerce and Convention & Visitors Bureau cordially invites you to attend the Third Annual Field to Feast, Underwritten By Prairieland Partners Saturday, September 28 at the home of Rex & Debbie Williams, 1529 Road K south of Emporia. 4:00 p.m. will begin the social and Hors d’oeuvres with a 5:00 p.m. dinner. Tickets are $100. The main course meal will be prepared by the culinary arts students of the Flint Hills Technical College. Make your reservation today by calling the Trusler Business Center at 342-1600. No refunds will be given after Wednesday, September 18.

   

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

Thank you,HOBBY LOBBY & MCDONALD’S (INDUSTRIAL)  for sponsoring today’s Chamber Update!

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August 12, 2019 Chamber Updates is Sponsored by:

 

Hello Emporia Area Chamber Member

Plan ahead and set your calendars for the following events.

 

 1. RSVP For Business After Hours only a Week Away 

Preview our Business After Hours Promo video!

The Emporia Area Chamber and Visitors Bureau will host a Business After Hours on Thursday, August 22, from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. with United Way of The Flint Hills at the Lyon County History Center, 711 Commercial St. Get a chance to win 1 of 8 door prizes and enjoy food from Gourmet To-Go Catering. To RSVP, call the Trusler Business Center at 342-1600 or complete the online form in the Chamber Events Calendar section of the Chamber website. Email Amanda Taylor public relations coordinator at ataylor@emporiakschamber.org to RSVP.

2. Lyon County Fair

The Lyon County Fair is here and we are excited to once again partner with the Lyon County Fair to enhance your experience.  Great things are happening this year at the Anderson Building; all designed to drive people into the Anderson building to see the commercial exhibitors!  We hope you will join us each of these nights from 6-8 p.m.  There will be live music and you can sit in the patio area (SW Corner) of the Anderson Building and enjoy a beer from Bourbon Cowboy.

Tuesday, August 13: Movie Night sponsored by Nex-Tech Wireless.  “How to Train Your Dragon.”  Supervision will be provided so that you can drop your kids off for the movie and you can go enjoy the other fair activities.

Wednesday, August 14: ESU Night at the Fair with live music from Boss Bros.

Hornet Educators in the Lyon county and surrounding areas, we want to help you celebrate your Alma Mater by providing ESU swag for your classroom! We will be distributing Hornet Classroom Kits, which include Power E bulletin board borders, pennants, lanyards, posters and more! We will be at the Lyon County Fair Wednesday, August 14, 2019 from 6p.m.-8 p.m., near the Southwest Corner of the Anderson Building, Lyon County Fair Grounds. Click on the link to reserve your kit today http://hornetnation.emporia.edu/HCTLYCO .

Thursday, August 15: Manufacturer’s Night.  Come and learn about the wonderful products that are produced right here in Emporia! Live music from Jeanna Scheve.

Friday, August 16: Flint Hills Technical College Night at the Fair. Live Music by Jane McCoy

Saturday, August 17: Family Fun Night.  Come and join in the games and activities provided by David Traylor Zoo; Emporia Public Library and Dynamic Discs.  Live music by Tara and Greg Eichorn

 

3. Lunch & Learn with SBDC Value Builder

Every business owner will exit their business someday.  Many small business owners are so busy managing their businesses day-to-day, they often don’t think about how or when they will leave the business, or what can be done to improve the value of the business while they own it.  A large portion of a small owner’s personal wealth is contained in their business.  This, coupled with the fact that 70% of businesses do not sell, is a serious situation for business owners, their families, and their communities!

The Emporia Area Chamber will host the SBDC Value Builder event on Wednesday, August 1, at 11:30 a.m., in the ValuNet FIBER Smart Room located inside the Trusler Business Center 719 Commercial St.

The Kansas SBDC at ESU will talk about:

  • Issues with business transition planning.
  • Valuation considerations.
  • The eight drivers for building value.
  • How small businesses can use the Value Builder system through the SBDC to build a stronger business.

For more details and information please contact Amanda Taylor to RSVP for this event  at ataylor@emporiakschamber.org or call 620-342-1600.

4. Upcoming  2019 Emporia Area Chamber Day in Topeka

The 2019 Emporia Area Chamber Day in Topeka will be held on Thursday, August 15, at the Westar Building, 818 S. Kansas Ave., in the Hedgerow Room.  No matter who you are, and what business you are in, you will benefit from this day.  Every year representatives from different state departments and agencies are invited to come spend an hour in an open dialogue of what is happening in their department, how might is affect our community, and how we can work together.  This year’s sessions include:

Floodplain Management and Water Structure: Flood plain maps are about to change. See what the update will mean for our region.

KS Dept. of Transportation: Transportation is vital to our economy and also the construction of the 4-lane expressway of US 50 in Lyon County to begin in 2020.

KS Legislative Research Dept.: To cover the main components of the state’s budget and where the money comes from to pay for the various components; and discuss the state’s budget profile over the next 4-5 years.

KS Dept. of Commerce.: Opportunity to meet new Secretary David Toland and what changes he sees coming to the department.

Kansas Lt. Governor Kelly: Will be joining us for lunch to share the results of his recent Rural Prosperity Listening Tour.

For make your reservation or for more details contact Vanda Stephens at vstephens@emporiakschamber.org or 620-342-1600.

5. Malicious Caller ID Spoofing (submitted by Kala Maxfield, ValuNet FIBER

ATTENTION PLEASE!  TAKE TIME TO READ THIS IMPORTANT MESSAGE ABOUT YOUR PHONE NUMBER.

We want to make the Emporia community aware of a situation regarding the theft or “Hijacking” of local telephone numbers.

The latest news in the age-old issue with Telemarketers and Robo calls is that they are now hijacking existing local telephone numbers and using them to make calls.  Making you think the call is coming from someone else in Emporia (maybe even a person or business you know).

Fraudsters that use Robo calling are now using active customer numbers of residents and businesses to make calls across the country. Someone in California, Texas or New York might get a Robo call with YOUR phone number showing up as the number on the caller ID that called them.

This problem is an INDUSTRY issue.  It makes no difference who your local phone company or cellular provider is, your number can be Hijacked at any time.

The FCC and our industry are working on software that will be able to block calls like this. However, the technology is not yet in place to stop the calls. As soon as it is available it will be implemented across the country, which is hopefully soon.

PLEASE be aware of this issue!  If you should get a call from someone locally, or from another part of the country saying they got a call from you, explain that you did not make the call, but that your number has been Hijacked! This could happen to anyone in the country and it could be a cell phone, home phone or business phone.

Finally, if you have questions or need more information please call us 620-208-5000.  We are Always here to help!

Rick Tidwell

President

   

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

Thank you, KVOE for sponsoring today’s Chamber Update!