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
https://www.mainstreetcontest.com/ These Main Streets represent the best in the country but only one will be chosen as the grand prize winner. The winner will be announced on Monday, June 1 at 10:00 a.m. EST.Continue Reading >
September 12th, 2020 will be a busy day in downtown Emporia. Emporia Main Street and Dirty Kanza are excited to announce that both the Great American Market and the Dirty Kanza will take place on that day – provided a go ahead from local health officials. Originally planned for the end of May, 2020, the…Continue Reading >
White Ribbon Campaign to Support Emergency Medical Services and Frontline Workers (Emporia, KS) – Newman Regional Health and Emporia Main Street announce the community’s first ever White Ribbon Campaign scheduled for May 17 – 23, 2020. The White Ribbon Campaign is a time to join in celebrating and honoring the lifesaving teamwork of dispatchers, EMTs,…Continue Reading >
It is that time of year to start thinking about our next round of Emporia Shirts! We are accepting entries for design ideas. Entries need to be in a pdf format and emailed to [email protected] by June 1, 2020. Entries will be put into an online voting format for the public to view. When submitting…Continue Reading >
Emporia Main Street Named Quarterfinalist for America’s Main Streets Contestin Celebration of Small Business During COVID-19 CrisisSupport Emporia Main Street by Voting Today from the Safety of Your Home Emporia, KS —The national small business movement, Independent We Stand, announces the quarterfinalists, including Emporia Main Street, in the 2020 “America’s Main Streets” contest. As the lifeblood of our cities and…Continue Reading >
Bust out your artistic skills and show some love to our Main Street Member Businesses/Organizations. How do you participate? Choose your favorite Main Street businesses and draw their picture! Drawings can be done in any medium (pencil, pen, crayon, paint, etc.) and done in any size. List of Main Street Member Businesses/Organizations here : https://emporiamainstreet.com/members/…Continue Reading >