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 benefit 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
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