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.

Announcements

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4th Annual Emporia Pride Parade

Of course it would not be pride with out a Parade! Emporia PRIDE Celebration is...
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May Drinkers & Thinkers

Come hangout for the May Drinkers & Thinkers! To discuss your ideas on how to...
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HYPE Hounds Needed

This year we are offering an extension to our HYPE program with HYPE Hounds. This...
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Join The HYPE!!

We are now accepting applications for our HYPE Team! The Emporia Main Street Hype Team...

Latest articles

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Event Season is HERE!

It is April, which means event season is HERE. Below, we will cover some of the upcoming events and what you need to know to correctly position your business.April 8- The...

Emporia Main Street Nominated for Best main Street in the Nation-Cast YOUR Vote Today!

A panel of industry experts and editors at USA TODAY 10Best Readers' Choice Awards has chosen Emporia, KS as a nominee for Best Main Street. The intention of this award is to celebrate...

Vacancy Issues- What Causes Them and What Can We Do About It.

Across the nation we have an issue that impacts our communities: vacancies. Vacant homes, vacant commercial properties, vacant sections of buildings, and areas that aren't utilized in our communities. Vacancies...

Emporia Lands Hope VI Grant!

Please read the story at the Emporia Gazette!

Zig When They Zag. As big companies push automated customer experience, small businesses must embrace the personal touch

Automation and Artificial Intelligence (AI) were the dominant business stories in 2023. AI will develop an entirely upgraded skill set this year (and for the next several years), and large...

Upcoming Events

Apr 20 - May 4 , 2024
Jun 1 , 2024
11 am - Midnight
Jun 1 - Jun 30 , 2024
Sep 14 , 2024
7:00 am - 4:00 pm

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We are excited to announce that the 2024 Apella Weekend will be held on September 20th and 21st! After much discussion, it has been decided that moving forward, Apella - The Emporia High School Reunion will be held during the 3rd weekend in September.

While we know this will not always fall on EHS Homecoming, we thought it would streamline planning for classes and attendees.
There are still lots of plans to be made for the weekend- and we are looking for volunteers to sit on the Apella planning committee. If you are interested, please email Jess at Emporia Main Street at [email protected]

If you would like to be on the email list for Apella info, please fill out the form at forms.gle/LVqdbUifTSjwPd8z8
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We are excited to announce that the 2024 Apella Weekend will be held on September 20th and 21st! After much discussion, it has been decided that moving forward, Apella - The Emporia High School Reunion will be held during the 3rd weekend in September. 

While we know this will not always fall on EHS Homecoming, we thought it would streamline planning for classes and attendees. 
There are still lots of plans to be made for the weekend- and we are looking for volunteers to sit on the Apella planning committee. If you are interested, please email Jess at Emporia Main Street at community@emporiamainstreet.com 

If you would like to be on the email list for Apella info, please fill out the form at  https://forms.gle/LVqdbUifTSjwPd8z8
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