New Chamber Membership Director Named

The Emporia Area Chamber of Commerce and Visit Emporia is pleased to announce that James Gardner has been selected as Chamber Membership Director.

James was born and raised in Emporia. He and his wife opened Next Level Nursing Solutions, LLC just over a year ago. The company is currently relocating to new offices at 606 Commercial Street in downtown Emporia.

James states that he’s excited about being a part of the Chamber team as Membership Director. He wants to become more involved with the community and meet new people. His experience as a business owner gives him a good understanding of challenges facing local businesspeople.

Jeanine McKenna, President/CEO of the Emporia Area Chamber of Commerce says, “James brings enthusiasm and a genuine interest in local businesses to our team, and I am confident you will see him as a valuable addition to our staff.”

James stated, “I am excited to start this new chapter of my life, and I look forward to working with the Emporia business community.”

James began his new role on July 5, 2022.