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Freedom Fest: Rights and Responsibilities

Honoring sacrifice goes beyond pomp and circumstance During this time of year, the Emporia Main Street staff has significant contact with veterans and active duty military.  Active duty personnel are critical in the planning...

You Can’t Catch if You Don’t Cast

Over the next few weeks, downtown Emporia will fill with several thousand visitors from all over the world.  These people will shop, eat, and partake in entertainment options that will...

A Window To Your Store

With spring promising to be right around the corner (we hope), now is a great time to re-energize your store front with a new window display. The changing of the...

Motivation Selling

When most of us think about the buying process for products or services, we often simplify the motivations of our customers.  The "why" behind the purchase motivation simply becomes "because...
National Main Street Conference Kansas City – A unique traffic builder for your business

National Main Street Conference Kansas City – A unique traffic builder for your business

The National Main Street Conference is March 25th through the 28th in Kansas City, Missouri.  Due to the proximity of the conference to Emporia, and our location on a major...

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...

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,...

When an Event is more than an Event

Emporia Main Street events evolve over time.  What starts out as something small, often grows and changes to meet new challenges or take advantage of new opportunities.  They say necessity...

Simple Ways to Capitalize on Events

Anyone associated with the Emporia Main Street Promotions Team will tell you that we break down  promotional events into two distinct categories: those specifically designed to create spending in targeted...

Independent Success

Independent businesses are obviously a huge part of the fabric of our community in Emporia. For years, stagnation and low occupancy rates crippled the downtown area, but as focus has...

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...

Converting Festival Attendees Into Paying Customers

Through the Promotions Point in the Main Street concept, we focus on community marketing, the production of "register ringers" (like Midnight Madness or the Shop Hop) and "gathering" events (like...

The Taste of Emporia Q&A – Dark Horse Distillery

This is the final blog post in a 6 part series of The Taste of Emporia vendor Q&As that lead up to the event tomorrow! Damian Garcia is the Director...

The Taste of Emporia Q&A – Big John’s Brewing Company

This is Part 5 in a series of The Taste of Emporia vendor Q&As that will lead up to the event on April 18th! Diane Harris is the Office Manager...

The Taste of Emporia Q&A – Wheat State Distilling

This is Part 4 in a series of The Taste of Emporia vendor Q&As that will lead up to the event on April 18th! David Bahre is the Master Distiller...

The Taste of Emporia Q&A – Flint Hills Beverage

This is Part 3 in a series of The Taste of Emporia vendor Q&As that will lead up to the event on April 18th! Becky Siljenberg is the Import, Craft,...

The Taste of Emporia Q&A – Winebarn Winery & Vineyard

This is Part 2 in a series of The Taste of Emporia vendor Q&As that will lead up to the event on April 18th! Celeste Mikijanis is part-owner of Winebarn Winery...

The Taste of Emporia Q&A – Oskar Blues Brewery

This is the first in a series of The Taste of Emporia vendor Q&As that will lead up to the event on April 18th! Tate Nelson is a Market Manager for...

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. ...

Can Customers Picture Your Products?

    Can Customers     Picture Your     Products?              As social media continues to change, maybe Instagram is right for you! They say...

The Evolution of a Revolution: A Conversation with Jeremy Rusco, Disc Golfer Magazine

2013 PDGA Amateur World Champrionships preview and Interview with Jeremy Rusco

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