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-Β 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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Our friends at Brown's Shoe Fit Emporia wanted us to share this message:

We are gonna go big for our Spring Shop Hop - Downtown Emporia drawing! We are going to draw for a pair of HOKA shoes up to $175 value for our live drawing Monday the 22nd of April!!!

Get downtown on Saturday for the Shop Hop tomorrow. Each store has a limited number of scratch off cards!!! Click here for the list emporiamainstreet.com/events/springshophop/
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Our friends at Browns Shoe Fit Emporia wanted us to share this message:

We are gonna go big for our Spring Shop Hop - Downtown Emporia drawing! We are going to draw for a pair of HOKA shoes up to $175 value for our live drawing Monday the 22nd of April!!! 

Get downtown on Saturday for the Shop Hop tomorrow. Each store has a limited number of scratch off cards!!! Click here for the list https://emporiamainstreet.com/events/springshophop/
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Emporia Main Street

Our intern, Lydia, ROCKS! She helped us out at Black & Gold day at Emporia State University talking to potential students about how awesome the Emporia community is!

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Our intern, Lydia, ROCKS! She helped us out at Black & Gold day at Emporia State University talking to potential students about how awesome the Emporia community is! 

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