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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!

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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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COVID-19 Relief Programs: Answers To Your Questions (Senator Jerry Moran)

Over the past week, there have been many questions about how to access federal relief for three main programs: the direct relief payments to families, unemployment insurance and U.S. Small...

April 1st, Lyon County COVID-19 Update

Case Update From Flint Hills Community Health Center

Kansas Dept. of Commerce COVID-19 Resource Page
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Emporia Public Library Closed Until Further Notice

The library will be closed until further notice. Dropboxes will remain locked. Open wifi is available in the library parking lot and surrounding the building and can be accessed from...

Newman Regional Health Cancels All Non-urgent and Pediatric Appointments.

(Emporia, KS) — Newman Regional Health Medical Partners announces cancellation of all non-urgent Family Medicine and Pediatrics clinic appointments, effective Friday, March 27. Plans to re-evaluate this decision are scheduled...

Newman Regional Limits Non-Essential Procedures and Services

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 27, 2020 Newman Regional Health Limits Non-Essential Procedures and Services (Emporia, KS) — To maintain the health and safety of patients and staff, limit exposure of...

Newman Regional Health Opens Respiratory Clinic for COVID-19 Response.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 26, 2020 Newman Regional Health Opens Respiratory Clinic for COVID-19 Response (Emporia, KS) — In response to the COVID-19 emergency, an outpatient Respiratory Clinic will open...

Newman Regional Health Visitation Restrictions Update:

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Cinco de Mayo celebration postponed to July

Please read below for information posted by Hispanics of Today and Tomorrow: Our Hispanics of Today and Tomorrow organization would like to inform you that Cinco de Mayo 2020 celebration...

Flint Hills Community Health Center to hold Q & A session for Businesses

Please click the link for information on the ZOOM session that will be held on March 24th:

Support Local Restaurants

Dear Community Members and Business Owners Right now, several of our local businesses need our support more than ever. The Flint Hills Community Health Center in conjunction with the Lyon...
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Introducing the Hospitality Industry Relief Emergency Fund (HIRE)

This morning Governor Laura Kelly has announced the HIRE Fund (Hospitality Industry Relief Emergency) Fund. It's pretty straight forward: The $5 million loan program will offer loans up to $20,000...

Emergency Order From Flint Hills Community Health Center

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Information from Newman Regional Health

Local residents can call Flint Hills Community Health Center DBA Lyon County Health Department at (620) 208-3741 for questions related to COVID-19, if symptoms arise, or for general information (i.e....

CDC Business Guidelines for COVID-19

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List of Resources for Individuals and Businesses

Please click the link to find resources provided by our partners at Network Kansas:

Square offers resources to small businesses during COVID-19

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Curbside Assistance to Businesses

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, individuals have been advised to stay away from certain business types.  Restaurants, bars, retailers, and entertainment venues have been hit particularly hard by a sharp and...

SBA Updates Criteria on States for Requesting Disaster Assistance Loans for Small Businesses Impacted by Coronavirus (COVID-19)

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Free Video Conferencing tools

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Facebook Business Grants

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Businesses Please Take This Survey!

For most of us, this is our first pandemic. We want to communicate your business situation and resource needs to officials that could potentially assist in offering some sort of...

USD 253 – Schools Close For Remainder of Academic Year.

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FHCHC – Online Screening Link

The screening tool asks patients several questions to determine whether or not they are at-risk of carrying the virus. These are the same questions that are currently being asked through...

Executive Order No. 20-04

Please click the link to view executive order from Gov. Laura Kelly regarding prohibiting of mass gatherings in relation to COVID-19.

Newman Regional Health COVID-19 Info

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 15, 2020 Newman Regional Health Expands Preventive COVID-19 Measures and Increases Visitation Restriction (Emporia, KS) — To further protect patients, guests, community members, and staff, effective...

DEBA Pub Crawl postponed

From the Downtown Emporia Bars Association: After much discussion and considering information from local officials, DEBA has decided to postpone our Pub Crawl to the tentative date of April 18th...

St. Baldrick’s Event Announcement

Press Release!! For immediate release!!! As organizers of the area St Baldricks foundation effort to fund research to find cures for Childhood cancers, we have been closely following legitimate news...