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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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