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Emporia Main Street Nominated for Best Main Street!

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A panel of industry experts and editors at USA TODAY 10Best Readers’ Choice Awards has chosen Emporia, KS a nominee for Best Main Street. The intention of this award is to celebrate towns with great shops and restaurants along their town’s main street and a strong sense of hometown pride.

Emporia Main Street is no stranger to the contest. In 2016, the organization was nominated, and won claiming the title of Reader’ Choice Best Main Street in the USA.

Emporia Main Street Executive Director Casey Woods stated: “The volunteers, staff, donors, and members of Emporia Main Street work hard to create a better community and region. We appreciate the fact that a national panel of experts recognized the efforts of our local citizens. Community pride is linked to an area’s Main Street, and we appreciate those that continue to invest in our core and support our unique local businesses, events, and anchor institutions.”

The 10Best Readers’ Choice Award contest launches new categories every other Monday at noon, revealing each category’s 20 nominees. After 4 weeks of voting, the contest closes on the 28th day at noon. On the Friday after voting ends, winners are revealed. Rules allow the public the right to vote online for one nominee per category, per day. You can cast your vote for Emporia Main Street by clicking HERE.

Readers are encouraged to vote daily starting March 11 going until April 8th at 11:59 pm.

While the 10Best Readers’ Choice Award contest lives on 10Best.com – a standalone travel media site – it is promoted across USA TODAY Travel Media Group’s digital and mobile products, as well as via social media. Nominees are also announced and/or promoted across relevant USA TODAY departments, and through Gannett media outlets.

10Best.com provides users with original, unbiased, and experiential travel content of top attractions, things to see and do, and restaurants for top destinations in the U.S. and around the world.

Woods added: “Emporia Main Street works to provide a unique destination for visitors from all over the world. With huge events like the Dynamic Discs Open Block Party, the Unbound Gravel Finish Line Party, partnership events with the Hispanics of Today and Tomorrow, the Great American Market and more, Emporia Main Street puts tremendous effort in generating attractions. Our support of small businesses through education, loans, grants, incubation, product development and more provides unique shopping, entertainment, dining, and service options for visitors and locals alike. Building incentives through Main Street work to occupy spaces with quality tenants and create a better backdrop for local happenings. A quality Main Street takes a village, and it makes a difference for visitors to the area.”

For more information on the contest and Emporia Main Street, please contact Casey Woods at [email protected] or call the Emporia Main Street office at 620-340-6430.

You can cast your vote for Emporia Main Street by clicking HERE: https://10best.usatoday.com/awards/travel/best-main-street-2024/emporia-kansas/

About the Author

Jessica Buchholz, Events Coordinator

Jessica Buchholz is the Community Development Coordinator for Emporia Main Street in Emporia, Kansas. She specializes in event planning, volunteer recruitment, alternative marketing, media/public relations and fundraising. During Jessica's tenure at Emporia Main Street, she has helped grow events to an international level and she has created a series of new activities to meet organizational goals.