Chamber Updates

Chamber Updates

10-19-18’s Chamber Updates is sponsored by:

 

Hello Emporia Area Chamber Member!

Cheers to a magnificent Friday! Or should we say Fri-yay! You made it through another week and now it’s time to unwind with your family and friends.  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!

1. 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.

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.

3. Business Before Hours Sponsored By Flint Hills Community Health Center

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 jcrumb@emporiakschamber.org.

4.  FHTC “The Cut” Competition 2018 

Culinary Arts is always a time that brings people together to experience the goodness of life through food.  FHTC will hold its second annual culinary competition, The Cut, on October 19 where four senior Hospitality/Culinary Arts students will battle for the chance to be the 2018 FHTC Cut Champion. The Cut Watch Party will be held in the FHTC Trusler Foundation Conference Center on FHTC’s main campus from 6 to 9 p.m. Students from the Interactive Multimedia Design program will be filming and producing the event that will be live streamed into the Conference Center for the watch party.

Competing HCA students are Darcie Miles, Micah Cash, Sarah Turner and Jacob Holmes. The IMD student film crew are Alexander Rodriguez, Anyssa Hammond, Christian Orear, Christien McDaniel, Cody Cannon, Colt Krieger, Isaac Cushenbery, Isaih Posada, Kurtis Alexander and Noah Lozano. Production support will be provided by IMD Instructor Casey Wilson, Graphic Arts Technology instructor John Decker and Matt Fowler from USD 253.

The watch party will feature light hors d’oeuveres created by HCA students, and a cash bar provided by Radius Brewing. Not only will attendees be able to watch the action from the kitchen via live stream, the actual judging for each round will be held in the conference Center. Bobbi Sauder and Angie Schreiber will be the guest judges. Celebrity judges this year will be Gus Bays, executive chef/owner at Radius Brewing Company in Emporia, Kansas and David Patterson, executive chef of The Broadmoor in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Chuck Samples, news director at KVOE, will be the emcee of the live event.

Tickets to the watch party are $15 for individuals and $25 per couple, only 150 tickets will available. Ticket reservations are available now by contacting the FHTC Foundation at 620-341-1380 or emailing jschrader@fhtc.edu.

5. 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

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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.

MEDIA CONTACT:
Carrie Lindeman
316-393-1076
carrie@lindemancollective.com

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.

6. 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
Registration: $75

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.

REGISTER ($75) NOW

7. 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 to EVCO WHOLESALE FOOD CORP for sponsoring today’s Chamber Updates!

 

 

 

 

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10-15-18’s Chamber Updates is sponsored by:

Hello Emporia Area Chamber Member!

The calendar is FULL for this weekend in Emporia… Welcome the EHS Class 0f ’73 Reunion, Emporia First Friday Artwalk, First Friday Open Mic at Ellen Plumb’s City Bookstore, William Allen White Children’s Book Awards, 3rd Annual Get Your Motor Running 5K Fun Run, Full Dome at Peterson Planetarium, The Moon Rabbits at Bourbon Cowboy, Board Game Fun at the Emporia Public Library and Jason Gray & son Kipper: Together We’re a Mountain Tour. You can find more information regarding all of these events on the Community Calendar.

 

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. HCCI – Understanding a Credit Report 

2. EMPORIA REGIONAL ECONOMIC OUTLOOK CONFERENCE

3. Check out the Chamber Events Calendar & Community Calendar

 

1. Understanding a Credit Report by HCCI 

Wednesday, October 17, 2018
12:00 – 1:00 PM
Valu-Net FIBER Smart Room – Trusler Business Center, 719 Commercial

Learn:
• What is in a credit report.
• How a credit score is calculated.
• How to build your credit.
• Impacts of good or bad credit.

Pack your own lunch and learn a bunch about credit scores.

Registration is required • Seating is limited
800-383-0217 • hcci@hcci-ks.org

For Reasonable Accommodations – Call 800-383-0217 at least 7 days in advance. www.hcci-ks.org

 

 

3. 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
Registration: $75

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.

REGISTER ($75) NOW

 

 

4. Check out the Chamber Events Calendar & Community Calendar

          

Contact Jessica Crumb, Events Coordinator, for more information.
Emporia Area Chamber of Commerce, 719 Commercial St., Emporia, KS 66801

 

THANK YOU to Clint Bowyer Autoplex for sponsoring today’s Chamber Updates!