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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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Downtown Sewer Project to resume on 5/18

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Emporia Main Street Rallies For a Chance at 25K

Emporia Main Street Named Quarterfinalist for America’s Main Streets Contestin Celebration of Small Business During...
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Say Thank You to Newman Regional Health Essential Workers!

Take a moment to send your thanks, stories and encouragement to the health care heroes...
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 14, 2020 Newman Regional Health Medical Partners Launches Virtual Visits Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

(Emporia, KS) — Newman Regional Health Medical Partners introduces virtual visit technology to expand patient...

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Dirty Kanza & Great American Market to Be Held on Sept. 12th, 2020

September 12th, 2020 will be a busy day in downtown Emporia. Emporia Main Street and Dirty Kanza are excited to announce that both the Great American Market and the Dirty...

White Ribbon Campaign to Support Emergency Medical Services and Frontline Workers

White Ribbon Campaign to Support Emergency Medical Services and Frontline Workers (Emporia, KS) – Newman Regional Health and Emporia Main Street announce the community’s first ever White Ribbon Campaign scheduled...

Design a Shirt for Emporia Main Street

It is that time of year to start thinking about our next round of Emporia Shirts! We are accepting entries for design ideas. Entries need to be in a pdf...

Draw Your Main Street

Bust out your artistic skills and show some love to our Main Street Member Businesses/Organizations. How do you participate? Choose your favorite Main Street businesses and draw their picture! Drawings...

Upcoming Events

Apr 1 - May 31 , 2020
May 17 - May 23 , 2020
Jul 11 , 2020
This event has been postponed to July 11, 2020
Sep 12 , 2020
7 am - 4 pm
Sep 12 , 2020
11 am - Midnight
Sep 26 , 2020
6:30 pm - 9:30 pm

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We enjoy our freedom because of those that are selfless. When we give more of ourselves, we create a better life for those that follow. The stories of these men and women should inspire all of us to do more, give more, and be more: www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.1709200782644191&type=3The banners hang downtown every year around Veteran's Day. Emporia is the founding city of Veteran's Day. ... See MoreSee Less

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Main Street's Four Point Approach to Economic Vitality

To drive economic development, we follow Main Street America's four points. This approach is a time-tested framework for community-driven revitalization. We believe that supporting and growing local businesses, engaging partners and volunteers, and revitalizing our downtown core are the keys to a strong community.

Design

Beautify downtown while working to enhance and preserve its historic character.

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Promotion

Host or support a variety of year-round events to draw visitors and promote shopping locally.

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Business Enhancement

Provide tools, education, financial resources, and guidance to entrepreneurs and businesses.

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Organization

Engage members and citizens, and forge partnerships with other community organizations.

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