A thriving atmosphere for business, residents & visitors

We are an organization of over 200 local businesses and hundreds of volunteers, working together to build a vibrant and prosperous region, community, and downtown core.

A thriving atmosphere for business, residents & visitors

We are an organization of over 200 local businesses and hundreds of volunteers, working together to build a vibrant and properous region, community, and downtown core.

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Veterans Banner Placements

Each year the City of Emporia and Emporia State University Facility crews help Emporia Main...
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Emporia Makes Front Page of Wall Street Journal.

Click the following link for complete article. https://www.wsj.com/articles/americas-main-street-revival-goes-into-reverse-cutting-a-small-town-lifeline-11601833783?fbclid=IwAR3VigHZolGQ8N3UuLlBYY2hky7DWLWqgq_aHupRAbb4p408wtUwfo0apAs
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Mulligan for Main Street Benefit Golf Tournament.

This year has caused Emporia Main Street to cancel a number of our public events—mainly...
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Social Distancing Signs – FREE to Members

With the help of KVOE and the Lyon County Disaster Relief Fund, we worked with...

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EekTown Halloween

Trick or Treat Downtown

This event will look A LOT different than years past The Emporia Main Street Board of Directors met this past Wednesday during our regularly scheduled board meeting (the first and...

Mask Up for Trick or Treat downtown on October 31st.

The Emporia Main Street Board of Directors met this past Wednesday during our regularly scheduled board meeting (the first and third Wednesday's of every month). One of the agenda items...

Start Your Own Business Class Enrolling Now!

The first class for the Start Your Own Business session is next Tuesday, October 13th. We have a few class slots open for our limited group (only 12 spots), and...

Insight Into the Strategies and Other Economic Development Professionals are Using to Build Better Economies and Communities.

Most people that know me well understand that I expect to gain something actionable from meetings, retreats, and/or conferences. Meeting simply to meet/network/"get on the same page"/etc. isn't something that...

A New Tool to Help Local Businesses and the “Gig” Economy.

Emporia Main Street communicates with other similar programs far outside of our region on a fairly consistent basis. Our emphasis on finding "like" communities, or areas that were once like...

Upcoming Events

Oct 31 , 2020
11 am - 1 pm
Nov 1 - Nov 13 , 2020
Nov 7 - Dec 4 , 2020
Nov 7 , 2020
8 am - 4 pm

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