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SBA- Disaster Assistance Update

Please click here for updated information: https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/USSBA/bulletins/283f40b
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Emporia Farmers Market to Offer CSA-Style Food Boxes.

Due to public health concerns, the Emporia Farmers Market will not hold regular markets on April 4 and 18.  The market has been working with vendors to assemble a limited...
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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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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/
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Interactive Mural Encourages Community to Engage in Downtown

Last week was a fluttering of activity in downtown Emporia! The sun was shining, the weather teased of spring, Trox Gallery and Gifts held their Grand Opening and several Emporians...
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THE FUTURE OF RETAIL

National trends and analysis help us project a pathway to success General technology, automated integration, and web based sales have impacted almost every industry. Retail isn't immune to changes in...

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...
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How ’bout Those CHIEFS?!?!

What lessons can we apply to our local businesses when we compare them to the Super Bowl Champs? You might have heard that a local football team won the Super...
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Hitting the “Start” Button

Getting things started is an imperfect process, but it is the only way to get things done In the cold of late January, the energy and resourcefulness of entrepreneurs starts...

Valentines Day is a Month Away!

Your first shot to make some money in 2020 It seems like we all just survived the holiday season, but the calendar marches on! Valentines Day is coming up in...

2019 Year In Review!

A brief look back before we begin 2020! Emporia Main Street doesn't spend a lot of time looking backward in time. We've found that too much time looking behind you...
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Finish Strong During The Holidays

If you are in the world of retail or some service based businesses, you are scanning this article with glazed over eyes. You are probably a little exhausted with the...
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Sharing is Caring

During a college leadership activity, a mentor gathered a group at a local park to talk about strength in numbers.  In some instances, it was important to understand that you...
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The Holiday Sell By Date

A series of upcoming retail time periods require different targeting The 4th Quarter is typically a critical time for most retail, and some service based businesses.  The whole concept of...
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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...
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Colder Weather Efficiency for your Business

Don't let your hard earned money blow out the window We had a beautiful day Saturday, and now the temperature is dropping FAST.  There are some basic things you can...
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Projecting Messages

The Internet is forever.  For those of us that grew up in the pre-commercial internet/social media age, communication was temporary.  A face to face conversation or phone call evaporated from...

Earth Day

Earth Day was Monday of this week, and each year people find ways to gather in parks as they plant trees and talk about recycling to emphasize our commitment to...

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...

Entrepreneurs to Tenants

Millenial and Gen Z entrepreneurs grew up in a "rental" economy.  Some of the reasons younger generations largely avoid ownership are economic, but some relate to long term risk aversion. ...

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