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Stay At Home Order Issued

https://www.flinthillshealth.org/wp-content/uploads/Emergency-Order-Of-Local-Health-Officer-To-Stay-At-Home.pdf
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Additional info on HIRE from Kansas Main Street

.....We regret to announce that all our initial funds available through the HIRE Fund have been allocated at this time. However, we are keeping our form open and will continue...
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Newman Regional Health Seeks Community Support with Mask Donations

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 23, 2020 Newman Regional Health Seeks Community Support with Mask Donations (Emporia, KS) — Newman Regional Health is asking local community members for their help in...
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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: https://myemail.constantcontact.com/Flint-Hills-Community-Health-Center-Business-Statement.html?soid=1102591137292&aid=QYKUWvuENjc
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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...
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Emergency Order From Flint Hills Community Health Center

Please click the link for information: https://www.flinthillshealth.org/emergency-order-from-local-health-officer-march-19-2020/?fbclid=IwAR1mQ3ACZ6fbAfOBACCMx1z_Bv6i0Vc_sWhlhBV2KlBkF3SyUV9X0_ZhXUw Link to order: https://www.flinthillshealth.org/wp-content/uploads/emergency-order-of-local-march-19-2020.pdf
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CDC Business Guidelines for COVID-19

Please click the link for more info: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/community/guidance-business-response.html
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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)

Click here for criteria and information: https://www.sba.gov/about-sba/sba-newsroom/press-releases-media-advisories/sba-updates-criteria-states-requesting-disaster-assistance-loans-small-businesses-impacted
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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...
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USD 253 – Schools Close For Remainder of Academic Year.

Please click link on information from USD 253 concerning school closures: http://www.usd253.org/covid-19/
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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. https://governor.kansas.gov/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/20-04-Executed.pdf
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Quarter Mania Canceled – The Taste Postponed

Due to public health safety concerns surrounding COVID-19 and much discussion with local officials: Emporia Main Street Quarter Mania scheduled for Thursday, March 19th at the Copper Top - has...
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KDHE COVID-19 Traveler & School Notice

EMPORIA KANSAS, March 15, 2020 Lyon County Public Health Department in coordination with Lyon County Emergency Management and local educational partners would like to reiterate Governor Kelly’s recommendation to close...
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GBO Cancellation

PDGA Board of Directors Statement on COVID-19 Pandemic [March 13, 2020] By: PDGA StaffFriday, March 13, 2020 - 11:38 The Professional Disc Golf Association Board of Directors, in close concert with...
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COVID-19 Media Release 3-12-2020

Articles you might find useful: Link from above: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/community/large-events/mass-gatherings-ready-for-covid-19.html https://www.cdc.gov/handwashing/when-how-handwashing.html https://www.flinthillshealth.org/COVID-19/

VISION 2030

We must set measurable goals if we want to make actual progress Organizations put a lot of verbal "stuff" out there. Missions, value statements, strategic plans, visions... What does it...

The Next Vision

Emporia Main Street separates development strategies into a series of visions that last about a decade.  The declarative vision statements set priorities within organizational work planning to achieve standards set...

2018 Recap

The end of the calendar year gives us the opportunity to look back, before we press on with a busy 2019.  We show our appreciation for your support through service,...

Being Relevant

Every business, organization, or non-profit should consistently ask themselves: "why am I absolutely necessary in the lives of my consumer?"  Necessity can mean something different depending on your stage of...

Adjusting Headings

In the Main Street world, there is a concept called "entrepreneurial friction" (some refer to it as entrepreneurial density).  Essentially, when entrepreneurs are in close proximity and can communicate with...

Volunteerism

Volunteering simply requires ideas, passion, and a belief in something larger than yourself. Emporia Main Street, like many organizations, is highly dependent on volunteers to achieve success. We have an...

Year in Review 2017

Each year we take one e-news and dedicate it towards looking back over the previous year. We don't want to linger in the past, but we do want to recognize...

A New “First”

The Emporia Main Street staff, and select volunteers, travel to the National Main Street conference every year. The conference covers trends and techniques that are critical for achieving community and...

The Homegrown Initiative

Emporia Main Street (EMS) is an economic and community development philosophy that operates within the City of Emporia and Lyon County. Using an effective four point approach, adopted from the...

Thank you to our Members and Volunteers

Emporia Main Street celebrates the passing of each membership year with our Annual Meeting. The meeting highlights the accomplishments of the past year, sets goals for the following year and...

Why Your Support Matters

The concept of "joining" means vastly different things to different generations.  The Baby Boomer generation had committee upon committee, and social organization upon social organization that created a fairly hierarchical...

The Meaning of Membership

The concept of "joining" means vastly different things to different generations.  The Baby Boomer generation had committee upon committee, and social organization upon social organization that created a fairly hierarchical...

The Tenets of “Doer-ship”

We have two full time staff members, a part time college intern, and a lot of very helpful volunteers associated with Emporia Main Street.  When other organizations talk to us...

Honoring our History

One of the great parts about working for Emporia Main Street is the ability to compare Emporia to other communities.  Comparative analysis is often used to determine best practices for...

2016 Year in Review

Emporia Main Street works with a variety of members and partners to push new initiatives and create new opportunities every year.  We appreciate everyone's support as we work to create...

Thanks For Making Us Number One

A little preface to the press release we sent out in conjunction with the award announcement: The Top 10 Best Main Streets Award nominees were chosen by a panel of...

Four Point Refresh

Those of you that are familiar with the Main Street concept understand that we have a four point strategic approach.  The four points are:   Organization- Capacity Building, volunteer recruitment,...

A Better Community Fabric

Getting a community to work together to accomplish something tangible isn't easy.  Sure, people can sit around a table and talk, but when it comes to actually doing something...  Well,...

Changing the Way We Think Creates Lasting Solutions

The Emporia Main Street office receives calls, emails and social media outreach each week from communities seeking advice or assistance.  When they talk to us about a specific project or...

2015 Emporia Main Street Annual Meeting

The Emporia Main Street Annual Meeting tends to emulate the organization itself.  We have a group  of super busy people that get together to honor productivity and offer thanks to those...

2014 In Review At Emporia Main Street

Emporia Main Street is a results oriented organization.  The culture of measurable activities that push for community growth has been fostered by you, our membership, since the inception of the...

Is Everyone Volunteer Material?

Some historians look back at citizen involvement in the Revolutionary War and write about the "three percent".  Although we have a romantic view of each citizen rising up in the...

Power Ups

  Power Ups            To build a better Emporia, lets start asking the people that want to be here...   Most businesses will tell you that when they want...

Organic Leadership

  Organic Leadership      It's the choice for a new generation   In a recent meeting of Flint Hills Region professionals that were in their 20's and 30's a curious...

Bringing it all Together: The 4 Point Approach

  Bringing it all   Together           Different points provide better results Every business or organization has to ask themselves a series of tough questions to achieve success. ...

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