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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Soldier Care Package Drive

Each year Emporia Main Street works with members of the Freedom Fest committee to send...
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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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New data on consumer and economic behavior projections

It's the question we are continually asked by businesses and consumers: "when will this all be over?". We have to consistently remind people that the prognostications about the end of...

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...

Upcoming Events

Oct 31 , 2020
11 am - 1 pm
Nov 6 - Nov 13 , 2020
Nov 7 , 2020
8 am - 4 pm
Nov 7 - Dec 4 , 2020

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Just a reminder that Downtown Trick or Treat will be held this Saturday from 11am - 1pm. Everyone participating is required to wear a mask and pay attention to social distancing guidelines. Mask up, have fun, and say thanks to our local businesses. ... See MoreSee Less

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Is there an age limit participation? Like, for those under the age of 3 that are too little to wear masks, are they still allowed to participate?

Jack Greenwood have we gotten candy 🍭?!?!

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