It is the mission of the Emporia Area Chamber of Commerce to be proactive in creating an environment for business and community success.


Positive attitudes promoting positive actions.


Relationships—We build and enhance relationships, and public/private partnerships. We seek broad, diverse and active participation of our members in programs and in the governance of the organization.

Innovation—We approach change and challenges to encourage innovation and creativity. We will utilize new technologies, delivering programs, services and opportunities.

Excellence—We lead the way by delivering programs, products, and services of the highest quality.

Integrity—We are a credible organization by being open, candid and fair; honoring our commitments; and adhering to the highest ethical standards.

Leadership—We embrace and drive change by being visionary in our thinking, decision making and programming.

Empowered Employees—We are a positive team with a family spirit. We encourage opportunities for personal growth, open communication, and celebration of successes.

Your Board of Directors and staff of the Emporia Area Chamber and Visitors Bureau have worked diligently to resolve positive change by providing our community with broad and diverse service—from legislative awareness, business development to simply assist or have fun with fellow business people of the Emporia Area.

Our bottom line is to provide you, our members, with value. We commit to do our very best to learn from you and guide our organization—simply “for the good of the Emporia area!”