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Save The Date!

Celebrate our 30th Anniversary on July 30th! Meeting. Music. Beer Garden. Food Trucks. Moonlight Madness! More Details to come!
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Register Now for the 2021-22 Membership Year!

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More Cowbell

Need a cowbell for Unbound Gravel week? Stop by 727 Commercial Street (our office) and snag on for $2.00! We have a limited supply.
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Schedule of Events for Unbound Gravel

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Garden Voting!

It is time to vote for your favorite garden!!!! The top three will receive $50 in Emporia Main Street Gift Certificates. Click on the link to vote. You can vote...

Be Prepared

Be prepared for emergencies during the Unbound Gravel race. Sign up for weather and local alerts by texting "Unbound" to 888-777. This service is provided by LCECC to include: •...

New Shirts!

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2nd Annual White Ribbon Campaign

The White Ribbon Campaign is a time to join in celebrating and honoring the lifesaving teamwork of dispatchers, EMTs, paramedics, firefighters, frontline healthcare workers, and all Emergency Medical Services (EMS)...

Covid Vaccine Resources


SBA Announces Application Opening for $28.6 Billion Restaurant Revitalization Fund

WASHINGTON - SBA Administrator Isabella Casillas Guzman today announced the U.S. Small Business Administration will begin registrations on Friday, April 30, 2021, at 9 a.m. EDT and open applications on Monday, May 3, 2021, at...

Now Accepting Veterans Banner Applications for 2021 Lottery

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Take our consumer preferences survey for a chance to win $50

We need your help! With events and activities on the horizon, we have a modified version of out consumer preferences survey that will give us insight into how locals plan...

Emporia Area Playing Cards

On Sale NOW! Click here for more info:
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Emporia First Friday-April 2

A new art walk every month! check it out at

Schedule Your COVID Vaccine

Visit Lyon County Public Health to see if you are eligible. Click to visit their website.

Wine-O-Bingo is Back at Twin Rivers

Mark your calendars for May 6th! Click for more information!

ValuNet Fiber to Award $3,000 to Help Students Dream Bigger

Award to support STEM project for K-12 school or organization Feb. 25, 2021 – Emporia, Kansas – Schools and organizations serving K-12 students in Emporia have the opportunity to win...

EAC March Classes

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Emporia First Friday: March Art Walk

Our friends at Emporia First Friday are gearing up for a great March Art Walk! Grab your mask and join the fun on March 5th! Details at:

Main Street America Hosts Small Business Day!

Calling All Small Business Owners! There's no doubt about it – this has been an incredibly difficult year for many small businesses. For resources and real time solutions to move forward,...

Support Local Restaurants by Ordering Take Out!

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Emporia Celebrities in Disguise at The Emporia Granada Theatre.

Eight local celebrities, one stage, and hundreds of possibilities. Do you think you can sort out the clues, recognize the voice and figure out who's behind the mask? Join us...
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Merchant to Merchant Meeting set for February 3rd.

Hello Main Street Member Businesses. We invite you to our 1st QT Merchant to Merchant Meeting at 6 pm on Feb. 3rd. We have a limited number of spaces to...

New Business Opening

Mi Chavelita will open January 16th!

Where Can I Use My Gift Certificates?

Emporia Main Street Gift certificates can be used at a variety of local businesses. President’s Circle: Coldwell Banker Emporia Real Estate, Evergreen Design Build LLC, Haag Management, Haag Pharmacy  Benefactor: A-1 Pump & Jet...

Newman Regional Healthcare Staff Receive Gift.

All staff at Newman Regional Health were gifted a $10 gift certificate to Radius Brewing Company through the Adopt a Newman Regional Healthcare Hero Program and a contribution from Radius!...
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GEADRF Grant Recipients

Thank you to everyone that has and continues to donate to this fund. For more information on the fund please visit:
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Cruising With Claus



Tomorrow is #GivingTuesday. There are many wonderful organizations to support. If you are wanting to give locally, Emporia Main Street holds a Public Improvement Fund at the Emporia Community Foundation....

Pen Pal Program Kicked Off

Emporia Place residents are hoping for some special mail this holiday season. The assisted living community, along with Emporia Main Street and Coffelt Signs, has launched a pen pal program...

Soldier Care Package Drive

Each year Emporia Main Street works with members of the Freedom Fest committee to send care packages overseas to our service men and women. If we have a local unit...

Veterans Banner Placements

Each year the City of Emporia and Emporia State University Facility crews help Emporia Main Street hang over 260 Veterans Banners. Here is a link to the downtown placements.

Emporia Makes Front Page of Wall Street Journal.

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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 those that help generate funding for our community initiatives.So, we are asking for a do-over!...
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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 Coffelt Sign Company to produce these social distancing signs. Signs are free for member businesses...

Take Survey for a chance to win $50 in Main Street Bucks!

We are trying to help local businesses figure out what helps shoppers feel safe. If you want to take this survey, it will help us figure that out. We will...

Emporia Main Street Voted Best Non-Profit in Reader’s Choice Awards

The Emporia Gazette’s Readers Choice Awards is a contest where readers choose their favorite restaurants, places, businesses and services in town — picking the best of the best in Emporia...

The HartBeat of Main Street Program – Grant Opportunity.

The HartBeat of Main Street Grant Program, created by The Hartford Small Business Insurance and Main Street America. We believe that small business owners are critical to the vibrancy of...

Life Time Announces Cancellation of Dirty Kanza 2020 Event.

Please click the link for the article published in the Emporia Gazette.

Congrats to Our June Garden Winners!

Ron Gilligan Tom Haskett Friends of Emporia Main Street

Vote NOW For Your Favorite Downtown Garden. June voting ends 6/30

Did you know all of the downtown gardens are taken care of by volunteers. We ask the community to vote for their favorite during the summer months. The top three...

Emporia Main Street Receives 2020 National Main Street Accreditation

Emporia, Kansas -- Emporia Main Street has been designated as a 2020 Accredited Main Street America™ program. Accredited status is Main Street America’s top tier of recognition and signifies a demonstrated commitment to comprehensive...
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Downtown Clean Up Scheduled 6/18/20

Looking for a great way to volunteer and still social distance? We need your help with cleaning up the downtown area! Please join us in trimming trees, picking up trash,...

Emporia Main Street Makes Top 10 in America’s Main Streets Contest! These Main Streets represent the best in the country but only one will be chosen as the grand prize winner. The winner will be announced on Monday, June 1...

Downtown Sewer Project to resume on 5/18


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 COVID-19 CrisisSupport Emporia Main Street by Voting Today from the Safety of Your Home Emporia, KS —The...

Say Thank You to Newman Regional Health Essential Workers!

Take a moment to send your thanks, stories and encouragement to the health care heroes at Newman Regional Health and Newman Regional Health Medical Partners. ❤ can add a picture,...

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 care opportunities and provide patients with peace of mind to receive medical care without having...

USDA Unveils Tool to Help Rural Communities Address the COVID-19 Pandemic

USDA’s COVID-19 Federal Rural Resource Guide Lists Federal Programs That Can Help Rural Communities, Organizations and Residents Impacted by COVID-19  WASHINGTON, April 13, 2020 – U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue...

Register for Small Business Resource Webinar on 4/9/20

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