Our board of directors leads our organization. The board of directors works along with Emporia Main Staff to engage and grow our membership, steer our overall vision, and forge partnerships with other community organizations.
Our organizational initiatives create a strong foundation for a sustainable growth of Emporia's downtown commercial district. In addition, organizational initiatives with our city and county partners benefits the entire area.
Emporia Main Street was founded to serve the business needs of our members. Our board of directors works to grow our membership by ensuring that our programs provide educational, financial, and promotional value to our members.
Our capital campaign raises funds to grow local business and employment in Emporia, by fostering entrepreneurship. The campaign has funded the new Emporia Main Street facility at 727 Commercial, which includes a business incubator space.
Other Organization Projects
Board of directors
Kevin Nelson – President
Lane Massey – Treasurer
City of Emporia
Lisa Kirmer – Secretary
Flint Hills Technical College
EK Real Estate
BLI Rentals LLC
IM Design Group
Hispanics of Today and Tomorrow
Emporia State University
Radius Brewing Company
Hispanics of Today & Tomorrow
…..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 to collect information from Kansas hospitality businesses on the losses they are facing due to the COVID-19 pandemic. By filling out the form, you can help…Continue Reading >
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 donating sewn face masks to help curb the nationwide shortage faced by most all healthcare organizations during the COVID-19 pandemic. Interested individuals can help…Continue Reading >
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=QYKUWvuENjcContinue Reading >
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 County Board of Health announced that: effective as of 8 AM Friday, March 20 all large public gatherings of people in Lyon County including all…Continue Reading >
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 at 0% interest for a term of 3 years with deferred payment of 4 months (1st payment due 120 days from initial disbursement date). Here’s…Continue Reading >