2022 Emporia Relocation Guide

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EMPORIA Relocation Magazine

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Welcome

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The Emporia Area Chamber of Commerce is a vibrant nonprofit organization staffed with

dedicated professionals who are passionate about civic leadership and helping our community prosper. Our goal is to ensure that the Emporia area is the first and best choice in which to live, work, and play. Our staff has worked hard on this publication. As we make our way in a post-vaccine era, we’ve done our best to provide helpful, up-to-date, and relevant resources and information. We are proud to be part of a community that continues to rise to challenges with grace and a positive mindset. We see our organization as a central clearinghouse for information and resources dedicated to helping our local businesses thrive. We are actively involved as well with the local civic scene, spearheading long-standing and well-loved traditions like our annual downtown community Christmas parade. The Emporia Area Chamber of Commerce leads the annual Legislative Day in Topeka, facilitating face to face meetings between our members and state government representatives to discuss the issues most important to them. Regular Chamber events like Business After

Hours, Coffee & Conversation, and Group Lunch are designed to foster networking, making relevant and valuable community connections, and building rich relationships. Hand in hand with our members, every day we are building a better community for all who live, work, and play in the Emporia area. The Emporia Area Chamber of Commerce is fortunate to house three vital agencies literally under one roof: the Chamber; our convention and visitors bureau arm, Visit Emporia; and the Regional Development Association for the Emporia/Lyon County area; all right here at the Trusler Business Center. We offer state-of-the-art meeting space for the business community with our ValuNet FIBER Smart Room, which features a gig of fiber enabling high-speed internet and advanced technology.

Thus, businesses and residents can hold virtual interactive meetings using whiteboards, a 70-inch streaming Smart TV, and an ELMO--all of which have proven extremely useful over the past two years of pandemic adaptation. With an uptick in the remote workforce, our scalable facilities have been a real boon to our members and the wider community. Stop by the Emporia Area Chamber of Commerce, conveniently located at 719 Commercial Street in downtown Emporia, to see a friendly face, inquire about our services, experience the smart technology we use, and find other helpful information and resources. Our staff is fully invested in serving the needs of the Emporia community. We are professionals, dedicated to making Emporia the best it can be for all those who call the area home.

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TABLE OF CONTENTS 4 LIFE: Looking Forward

6 – Education 10 – Health 14 – Business & Industry

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18 - Calendar of Events 20 – David Traylor Zoo

If this is your first time visiting Emporia, be sure to stop in and chat with the friendly staff at Visit Emporia. Located in the Trusler Business Center at 719 Commercial Street, we are happy to provide driving directions, event updates, dining suggestions, and other assistance to make your visit more enjoyable. INFORMATION AT THE CONVENTION & VISITORS BUREAU INCLUDES: • Emporia Visitors Guide information on lodging, dining, shopping and attractions • Maps of the City, County and State • Flint Hills Heritage Guide and Maps • Information about Emporia State University • Information about many Kansas sites and attractions

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PUBLICATION CREDITS EDITOR Marcia Lawrence

22 HOME: Living

ADVERTISING Bri Julo Molly Mills

in Emporia 24 – Moving to Emporia

ART DIRECTOR Margie McHaley COVER PHOTOGRAPH Duane Henrikson winner of the 2021 Live! Work! Play! Photo Contest. Photo on page 27: Lindsey Bartlett, runner up in the 2021 Live! Work! Play! Photo Contest. Photo on page 56: Duane Henrikson, runner up in the 2021 Live! Work! Play! Photo Contest. Watch for information regarding the 2022 photography contest at emporiakschamber.org.

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28 – City Map 30 – Community Profile 33 – Civic & Service Organizations 34 – Area Churches

36 BUSINESS DIRECTORY

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Produced for and distributed by the Emporia Area Chamber of Commerce and Convention & Visitors Bureau 719 Commercial St., Emporia KS 66801 (620) 342-1600 • (800) 279-3730 Fax (620) 342-3223 www.emporiakschamber.org

DISCLAIMER: The Emporia Area Chamber is a Not for Profit 501 (c)(6) association and provides this information as a service for Emporia. While every effort has been made to ensure that the information herein is accurate and current, the Chamber cannot warrant that the information furnished to them is correct nor completely without errors.

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LOOKING FORWARD

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Opportunity is all around you in Emporia. Opportunities abound for continuing your education, advancing your career, connecting to a community or simply living a healthy life. Here, you can do all this and more. The beauty of the Emporia community is due, at least in part, to the kindness and generosity of its residents. This is a community that cares; a community that supports dozens of charitable and nonprofit organizations. In fact, Emporia is home to more than 200 programs that feed, house, heal, educate, counsel, shelter, inspire, enlighten, and nurture people of every age, gender, race, and socioeconomic status. These organizations help strengthen the fabric of our community by enriching and enhancing our citizens’ quality of life. Generous donors and volunteers alike find a wide range of organizations from which to choose to give of their time, talent, and treasure. In Emporia, you will find churches and daycare centers, senior services and nutrition programs, emergency and victim assistance programs, museums and theaters, soup kitchens, health care, homeless and housing programs, youth programs, and much more. Most of Emporia’s nonprofits began as grassroots agencies seeded and grown locally, such as Camp Alexander, which empowers children by providing a safe place for growth and enrichment in the great outdoors, and Hispanics of Today and Tomorrow, that works to preserve the Hispanic heritage and strengthen communication and understanding among diverse cultures. Emporia is also home to national and state-affiliated organizations, such as The Salvation Army, American Red Cross, Big Brothers Big Sisters, Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts , and more. For Emporia, there is beauty and power behind residents’ collective desire to improve the lives of others. That power has helped to build a more beautiful, strong and thriving community.

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EDUCATION FLINT HILLS TECHNICAL COLLEGE INSTITUTIONAL STATISTICS Enrollment (Fall 2021 headcount): 1,365 Placement Rate (2021 report): 98%. Of 245 contacted,

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239 respondents are employed or continuing their education after graduation.

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chools in the Emporia area serve children and adults from preschool through high school and beyond. From award-winning early childhood learning centers to adult learning opportunities and multilingual outreach, and from post-high school technical college to the highest-ranked four-year college and public education institutions in the state, our commitment to educational excellence shows.

FLINT HILLS TECHNICAL COLLEGE Founded in 1963, FHTC continually adapts to meet the needs of today’s workforce. Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, FHTC offers distinctive and innovative programs in the areas of health, arts, information technology and industry technology as well as short-term certificates and general education courses.

EMPORIA STATE UNIVERSITY Changing lives since 1863. ESU offers 200+ undergraduate and graduate academic programs within its four colleges: College of Liberal Arts & Sciences, School of Business, School of Library & Information Management and The Teachers College. For five consecutive years, ESU has earned designation as a College of Distinction for innovative application of high-impact learning experiences at the undergraduate level. Emporia State remains the first and only public university in Kansas to earn this recognition. Since 2015-16, ESU students have shown the lowest average student debt of all universities in the Kansas Board of Regents system based on data from the Institute for College Access & Success. With flat-rate tuition, ESU is an unbelievable value.

USD 253 Emporia Public Schools serve students from preschool through high school, including adult students seeking high school diplomas later in life. The district has a brand new early childhood center for 3 and 4-year-olds, six neighborhood elementary schools, one middle school for grades 6-8, one high school for grades 9-12, and the Flint Hills Learning Center (FHLC) located at the Flinthills Mall for adult learners. Additionally, the FHLC offers classes for adult learners at two of our local employers. All K-12 students are provided with a Chromebook to use at school. Secondary students can take their Chromebooks home to complete assignments. In November of 2019, the district received a vote of confidence from USD 253 community stakeholders when they voted to support a $78 million bond to update district facilities. The bond is providing upgrades in all nine school buildings including safety and security improvements, new classrooms and student support spaces, updates to building systems, and a brand new state-of-the-art early learning center. Construction has recently been completed at Walnut Elementary and the Jones Early Childhood Development Center. Currently, construction is underway at Logan Avenue Elementary and Emporia High School with Emporia Middle School soon to follow. All construction projects are scheduled to be completed by Spring of 2024. Emporia Public Schools has nearly 4,300 students and attracts the state’s best teachers, administrators, and support staff who embrace the Kansans CAN vision for our state. That vision is built on a foundation of strong early education and a goal of providing high school graduates with the knowledge and skills needed for success in post-secondary education and careers. At the secondary level, Emporia High School offers advanced placement courses, opportunities for dual credit college enrollment, and course sequences for 15 career pathways. The district is known for the award-winning faculty with a tradition of Kansas Master Teachers, Kansas Teacher of the Year Finalists, Kansas Horizon Award winners, Kansas Superintendents of the Year, Kansas Assistant Principals of the Year, and Kansas Secondary Principals of the Year. USD 253 uses the hashtag #EmporiaProud on social media to provide community members, district staff, and students with an accessible way to follow the great things happening at Emporia Public Schools. For more information, please visit our website usd253.org or email community.relations@usd253.net TIM MOHN @ KODA MOHN

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n With 700+ employees, ESU is the third-largest employer in Emporia . n In the last five years, ESU and ESU Foundation have awarded millions of dollars in scholarships to students. n Over the past four years, an average of 96% of graduates found jobs in their field or went on to advanced degrees after graduation. n Jones Foundation Grants (need-based) and annual $1,000 Tuition Vouchers are available for students coming to ESU from Coffey, Lyon and Osage counties in Kansas. n Thanks to ESU friends and alumni who are medical professionals, ESU awards two $10,000 Premedical Fellowships to incoming freshmen who graduated from Kansas high schools and intend to follow the premedical track for preparation for medical school. In Summer 2022, Emporia’s Newman Regional Health joins the program to provide ESU premed fellows with paid, sixweek summer clinical internships. n 30+ states and 35 countries. ESU brings students from across the nation, world. n 100 ESU athletic competitions draw 75,000 and 110,000 fans to Emporia, annually

EMPORIA STATE UNIVERSITY INSTITUTIONAL STATISTICS Enrollment (Fall 2021): 5,615 Undergraduate students: 2,948 (highest on record) Graduate students: 2,667 Retention rate: 73.6%

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EDUCATION

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n In November 2021, the Aspen Institute named FHTC one of the 150 institutions eligible to compete for the $1 million Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence, the nation’s signature recognition of high achievement and performance among America’s community colleges. n FHTC was ranked #1 in the nation on The Chronicle of Higher Education’s 2-Year Colleges With the Best 3-Year Graduation Rates for Public Institutions, 2019 list released in August 2021. n FHTC’s Practical Nursing program has seen two consecutive years (2019 and 2020) of NCLEX pass rates above the national average for graduates with the Spring 2021 cohort receiving a 100% pass rate. In third-quarter 2021, NCLEX pass rates for first-time test takers increased from 93.75% to 94.12%. n Utilizing the Excellence in Career Technical Education initiative, FHTC partners with area Kansas high schools to allow students to earn college credits while still in high school.

USD 252 Southern Lyon County USD 252 serves schools located in Hartford, Neosho Rapids, and Olpe. The district recently passed a $14 million Bond for District-Wide Facilities Improvements and Additions in all three communities. As part of USD 252 civic engagement, the Honor Flight Program continues to be very successful, honoring our Veterans for their service to our nation. Student guardians fundraise and accompany veterans to Washington DC to visit their respected memorials each school year. Early Childhood Centers are established in Olpe and Neosho Rapids offering preschool and daycare for children 6-weeks to five years of age. Afterschool programming offers enrichment and daycare options to families during the school year. Olpe and Hartford High Schools each have a greenhouse with an automated heating system as well as an irrigation system for year-round hands on activities for students. STEM classrooms/labs are utilized during the school year and summer programming. One to One technology for all students PK12 is provided to support classroom instruction and learning opportunities. Drone technology programs were implemented within our Agriculture and STEM departments at USD #252. Southern Lyon County School District also offers summer literacy, after school, drivers’ education, hunters safety course, and aviation programs. Communities and Schools with Pride, Tradition and Excellence! COURTESY PHOTO

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HEALTH

PUBLIC HEALTH CONNECTS US ALL

Public Health is the science of protecting and improving the health of the people in our community. Lyon County Public Health promotes healthy lifestyles, creating healthy environments, and preventing and responding to infectious diseases.

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Public health professionals focus on Community Health by implementing educational programs, recommending policies, and administering services promoting healthcare equity, quality, and accessibility. Community health work affects peoples’ lives every day, usually without them noticing. Over the last two years, however, Lyon County Public Health has been Emporia’s lead agency in responding to the coronavirus pandemic, administering testing, contact tracing and disease investigation. Lyon County Public Health is now the leading driver in the effort to vaccinate the community against COVID-19. Environmental Health is the branch of public health that concerns all aspect of the natural and built environment that can affect the health of people. Environmental health educates residents about the Lyon County sanitation code, and implements it as needed. This includes evaluating and permitting of private sewage treatment systems, water screening, school inspections, and investigating environmental health hazards. Emergency Preparedness works to protect the health of Lyon County residents through efforts to prevent, prepare for, respond to, and recover from public health disasters. This means working alongside state and local emergency management services, along with emergency responders to prepare for, and recover from emergencies, such as floods, tornados, fires, and severe weather.

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WE GET YOU.

NEWMAN REGIONAL HEALTH Newman Regional Health is a not-for-profit 25-bed Critical Access Hospital owned by the citizens of Lyon County, Kansas. Recognized as a Level 4 Trauma Center, Newman Regional Health provides inpatient acute and medical rehabilitation services along with a full range of emergency and outpatient care to patients of all ages in Lyon County and surrounding areas in East Central Kansas. Newman Regional Health offers 24/7 care with a newly renovated, state-of-theart 19-bed emergency room and 10-bed Clinical Decision Unit. With a mission to improve health in the community by providing high quality care and a vision to be a valued, trusted partner and regional provider of exemplary services, Newman Regional Health receives recognition as a top Critical Access Hospital each year. Newman Regional Health Medical Partners is a vital part of Newman Regional Health, serving the healthcare needs of Lyon County and surrounding communities. With 21 providers and a history of sustainable growth, Newman Regional Health Medical Partners is well positioned to further improve access to exceptional patient-centered care within East Central Kansas. To learn more about Newman Regional Health Medical Partners and its team of providers, visit https://www.newmanrh.org/NRHMP/

At Flint Hills Community Health Center, we provide care that respects and values you. We deliver expert care to everyone in our community, regardless of your ability to pay. FHCHC was established in 1997 and is one of 30 Federally Qualified Health Center’s in Kansas. Since then, we have grown into the area’s largest FQHC. Our status allows us to focus on your and your family’s needs. We form a team that includes you, your family, your primary care provider, nurses, dentists, dietitians, behavioral health consultants and other specialists. Our team’s focus is here to help you reach your healthcare goals. Our priority is to serve you. We do this by offering walk-in services, same-day appointments, extended hours, in-house lab, immunizations, and prescription assistance. Our bilingual staff can assist you in both English and Spanish. Our non-profit status allows us to focus our resources on improving our patient’s experiences. Located conveniently near Emporia State University, we provide primary medical care, including women’s health services, school and sports physicals, immunizations and chronic disease management. We provide dental care, including check-ups and cleanings, fillings, crowns, extractions, and dentures. Our behavioral health clinic offers medication management and counseling for conditions like depression, anxiety, ADHD, PTSD, and eating disorders. We are here for the whole you. We believe healthcare is a right for everyone. With our sliding fee scale, we offer discounted care to patients who are uninsured or have low income. We are here for you, at every stage. To learn more about the services that Flint Hills Community Health Center offers, visit www.flinthillshealth.org or make an appointment by calling 620-342-4864.

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Newman Regional Health Medical Partners was recently re-accredited as a Rural Health Clinic by The Compliance Team, a Medicare-approved accreditation organization. After completion of this survey, Newman Regional Health Medical Partners received Exemplary Provider status — TCT’s highest accreditation designation. RHC status puts special emphasis on health maintenance, preventative screening, multi-specialty medical services, patient experience reporting and benchmarking. Rural Health Clinic programs and the value-based care they provide are advanced by the Institute of Medicine and the nation’s leading primary care physician societies.

“You, yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe deserve your love and affection,” and at Crosswinds Counseling & Wellness, we truly believe that. Since 1960, CrossWinds has served Lyon County and six surrounding counties: Chase, Coffey, Greenwood, Morris, Osage, and Wabaunsee. Our 175 dedicated professionals remain ready to offer prevention, evaluation, treatment, and emergency services that respond to community needs, remove barriers, and restore lives. CrossWinds continues to be at the forefront of behavioral health care with a therapeutic preschool based on social-emotional learning. Children identified as Severely Emotionally Disturbed have access to further psychosocial skill building to help support their mental and academic wellbeing. Our SSI/SSDI Outreach, Access, and Recovery (SOAR) program is designed to increase access to financial supports for eligible adults and children who are experiencing or are at risk of homelessness. We also maintain a 24-hour transitional living facility for those with Severe and Persistent Mental Illness, offering accompanying job readiness programs which provide hands-on employment opportunities and a path to independence. CrossWinds’ longstanding mission has been to equip individuals with the tools they need to manage their own wellness and better cope with the circumstances of everyday life. Our services can be accessed face-to-face in our offices, at area schools or online through telehealth sessions. To learn more, visit www.crosswindsks.org or call 620-343-2211.

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BUSINESS IS ALWAYS GOOD Strategically located at the nexus of I-35 and I-335 and U.S. Highway 50, Emporia is a regional manufacturing, educational, transportation, medical, and agricultural center. Its centralized location and economic diversity make it a wonderful place to create, grow, and locate your business. With this growth are job opportunities. 2021 continued to be a strong year for businesses in the Emporia region. Many of our top employers continued to grow and expand job opportunities and wages as demand for their products continued to grow worldwide. With a low and stable unemployment rate and a labor participation rate higher than the statewide average, Emporia is full of great job opportunities in a variety of areas. Emporia is located in the heart of Flint Hills ranching and farming operations, which fosters a powerful work ethic. Some of those work ethic attributes are the understanding of what it takes to get the job done, showing up to work on time, being ready to work, and strong leadership skills, as well as the abilities to work as a team, to problem solve, and to pay attention to detail. 2021 saw continued investment by local manufacturers, as Michelin (formerly CAMSO) continued to invest in the Emporia community with an expansion project on their facility in Industrial Park III. With a total investment of more than $2 million on their project, Michelin continues to expand their workforce needs, adding 30 additional jobs in Emporia. In October of 2021, Fanestil Meats broke ground on the second phase of their relocation and expansion project on West Highway 50. The relocation of their production facility will allow Fanestil Meats to move out of the floodway area on South Highway 99 to a modern and more efficient production facility that allows for expanded capacity and growth in the future. With the tremendous amount of increased capacity at our businesses and job growth over the past years, Emporia is facing growth challenges in both a tight labor market and single-family housing availability. The community is stepping forward to face these challenges head-on, with investment in the Ignite Emporia initiative under the Emporia Area Chamber of Commerce. Focusing on issues that limit growth in our community and workforce, Ignite Emporia is helping to coordinate local efforts in single-family housing development, workforce development, and efforts to better understand how childcare access impacts our local workforce. Emporia is one of the few communities in the region with multiple choices for higher education: Flint Hills Technical College (FHTC) and Emporia State University (ESU). Collaboration with both organizations to develop our regional talent pipeline is critical for future business success. FHTC and ESU assist both individuals and businesses in mitigating skill deficiencies and educational gaps. The future for the Emporia regional economy is excellent. With the diversity of business enterprises in the area, when some sectors are experiencing the hardship of headwinds, other sectors benefit from strong tailwinds. We anticipate continued and consistent growth for the region. Anyone interested in growing their business in the Emporia region is encouraged to contact Ignite Emporia and the Emporia Area Chamber of Commerce, located in the Trusler Business Center, 719 Commercial Street, or find them at www.emporiakschamber.org.

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TOP 5 EMPLOYERS n Simmons Pet Food . . . . . . . . . 1,370 employees n Tyson Fresh Meats . . . . . . . . . 950 employees n USD 253 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 933 employees n Emporia State University . . . . . 738 employees n Hostess Brands . . . . . . . . . . . 570 employees

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Founded on the edge of the scenic Flint Hills, Emporia is the perfect place for an adventure. With miles of trails and roads to explore, Emporia is an endurance cyclist’s paradise. Grab some discs and enjoy an afternoon at one of our six professional disc golf courses. If you prefer to adventure with your taste buds, our unique and inspiring cuisine has you covered. Five words you won’t hear in Emporia; “There is nothing to do!” Emporia may be a small community, but the activities and events we have will compete with any city. Emporia provides an eclectic mix of activities for every lifestyle. Hop on your bike, eat some fantastic food, shop till you drop! Emporia has many outdoor activities, stores, restaurants, music venues, and nightlife options. New adventures and traditions are waiting for you! FROM BICYCLING TO DISC GOLF Like to bicycle? Try the Unbound! Named one of the top endurance races in the world by Velo Magazine, more than 2,000 cyclists from across the world descend on Emporia for this event. The Unbound is a grueling, 200 mile bike race through the Flint Hills! Also known as gravel grinding, bike riders endure blistering sun, steep hills and rough trails. Only the toughest will finish. Watch the rider take off, follow along at the checkpoints and don’t miss the huge finish line party in downtown Emporia. Are you more of a casual bike rider? Beginning in the spring, beginner rides take place every Wednesday evening through the end of October. To learn more about the various group rides, visit our two great bike shops: Gravel City Adventure and Eclectic Bikes. Five bike repair stations are installed around the community; three on the campus of Emporia State University, one in the parking lot on Eighth between Commercial and Merchant, and one at All Veteran’s Memorial Park. It’s no wonder that Emporia is often called the Bicycling Capital of Kansas!

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If bicycling is not your style, how about a round of disc golf? Emporia is home to six professional 18-hole disc golf courses; four in the city and two more champion-level courses within 20 minutes. The Dynamic Discs Open is a PDGA National Tour event, with 1,600 disc golfers competing on our local courses. Emporia is proud to host PDGA Junior World Championships and other prestigious events. You don’t have to be a professional disc golfer to enjoy our numerous courses. Dynamic Discs actively encourages new golfers and is always there to help anyone at any level. EMPORIA AREA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE AND CONVENTION & VISITORS BUREAU | 17


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CALENDAR OF EVENTS You would be hard-pressed to find a day on which there isn’t something going on in Emporia and the surrounding region. Check the Visit Emporia Events Calendar to stay abreast of our wide array of events and celebrations! A small sampling of Epic Events in the area include:

FEBRUARY

Special Olympics Polar Plunge at Mouse Lake in Emporia Sunflower Gymnastics Winter Invitational at William Lindsay White Civic Auditorium in Emporia

MARCH

St. David’s Day Concert at Presbyterian Church West Campus in Emporia St. Patrick’s Day Parade in downtown Emporia

APRIL

Dynamic Discs Open Disc Golf Tournament throughout Emporia city parks Party For the Planet at David Traylor Zoo in Emporia

MAY

Cinco de Mayo celebration in downtown Emporia Flatland Cruisers Car Show in downtown Emporia

JUNE

Flint Hills Rodeo at Strong City rodeo arena Garmin Unbound Gravel Bike Race in Emporia and throughout the region Symphony in the Flint Hills at Irma’s Pasture in Chase County

JULY

Fireworks Display at Emporia State University in Emporia Olpe Downhome Festival in downtown Olpe

AUGUST

Lyon County Free Fair at the Lyon County Fairgrounds in Emporia Beef Fest at the Lyon County Fairgrounds in Emporia

SEPTEMBER

Halfway to Everywhere Music Festival in downtown Emporia Great American Market in downtown Emporia Hartford Harvest Days in downtown Hartford

OCTOBER

William Allen White Legacy Day at Red Rocks Historic Site in Emporia William Allen White Children’s Book Awards at Emporia State University in Emporia Americus Days in downtown Americus Dia de los Muertos in downtown Emporia

NOVEMBER

All Veterans Tribute Celebration throughout Emporia Veterans Day Parade in downtown Emporia Annual Community Christmas Parade in downtown Emporia

DECEMBER

USD 253 Seasonal Celebration at William Lindsay White Civic Auditorium in Emporia

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UNIQUE ANIMALS, DIVERSE HABITATS CONSERVATION & STEWARDSHIP — COOLING SHADE. SOOTHING WATERS. INCREDIBLE BEAUTY. EASY STROLL. ENTERTAINING. FRIENDLY. EDUCATIONAL. RELAXING.

The David Traylor Zoo is Emporia’s “Oasis.” It is an oasis providing visitors a special place to escape the ordinary and surround themselves in the magic of unique animals and their unique habitats.

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Whether a casual visit and stroll through the Zoo or participation in one of the many educational programs or social events, the Zoo leaves a visitor with a sense of satisfaction and appreciation for the natural world and the conservation and stewardship required to maintain it. The Zoo is anchored by two highly prized venues. The All Veteran’s Memorial and Soden’s Grove Park (ball park, Sertoma Club train and picnic areas) combined with the Zoo to create an exceptional destination for residents and visitors to our community.

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A longtime vision is becoming a reality as the Zoo completed its first multi-million dollar campaign raising $4.8 million for new construction and renovations to many older exhibits. This campaign is a fantastic example of the giving nature of the Emporia community! It truly takes a whole community to raise a Zoo and Emporia did not disappoint! In 2021, the Zoo Entrance, Memorial, North American Flyway and Laughing Kookaburra exhibits were opened to the public. In 2022, the Zoo Education Center will be completely renovated and transformed expanding our classroom space from 1 indoor classroom to 2 with an additional outdoor classroom. This space will be crucial in training the next generation. Visitors can also expect to see renovations continuing throughout the Zoo to modernize many of the older exhibits, giving the animals opportunities to explore and use their natural instincts. The North American River Otter habitat will be coming soon. We hope you will hurry back to visit us again-

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No matter your reason to live in Emporia, local residents enjoy the ease of the city, the friendliness of fellow residents and familyoriented amenities. Finding a home that meets your needs is easy in Emporia. Emporia provides a wide variety of living accommodations for everyone. Whether you want to be at the center of it all with a downtown apartment or condo for rent or sale, or want to find a quiet and friendly neighborhood; there are plenty of options for you in Emporia. Real estate in Emporia boasts a sustainable market with strong resale value. Our low cost of living offers the opportunity to live in a spacious home without breaking the bank. Live comfortably in a safe and friendly community, and enjoy how much further your earnings stretch. NEW DEVELOPMENT During the last several years, Emporia has seen an increase in new home construction. Attractive lots are available, just waiting for you to design dream home. CLASSIC COMFORT Emporia takes pride in its unique historic homes. You can expect tree-lined streets and homes with grand columns and generous welcoming front porches . APARTMENT LIVING If apartment living is more your style there are many options scattered throughout Emporia. Close to Emporia State University (ESU) are several complexes geared to the student population. Emporia also offers a variety of complexes for singles, families and retirees. DOWNTOWN LIVING Want to be near the action and nightlife? Experience the new sense of energy in Emporia. Settle into a modern loft overlooking the historic downtown district and be right in the heart of it all. Mixing the new with the old, downtown lofts are available in some of the newly constructed buildings as well as being refurbished in some of the historic buildings. MARCIA LAWRENCE

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TO THE AREA? You Need a REALTOR® Professional Work With a Local REALTOR® There is a difference between a licensed real estate agent and a REALTOR®. Every REALTOR® must adhere to a strict code of ethics based on professionalism and protection of the public. You can expect honest and ethical treatment in all transaction-related matters.

Expert Guide and Advocate Buyers in the current market need to do their homework in order to be prepared when the right property becomes available. REALTORS® have an extensive network of professionals than can guide first time buyers on preapproval, credit ratings, and what to expect in the process. Low housing inventories have lead to significant increases in home values. It is not uncommon for Sellers to be overwhelmed with multiple offers, offers above asking price, or all cash offers. A REALTOR® can evaluate all offers from every angle with your best interest in mind.

A REALTOR® Provides Objective Information and Opinions Buying or selling a home can be an emotional experience. Housing inventories are tight and competition can be fierce. This can heighten emotions during the buying and selling process. A REALTOR® can provide objective and unemotional information and opinions so Buyers and Sellers are able to make the best decision for them.

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Timmerman Elementary School Emporia Middle School Emporia High School Flint Hills Technical College Flint Hills Learning Center Village Elementary School Emporia Christian School Walnut Elementry School Emporia State University William Allen White Elementary School Sacred Heart Catholic School Maynard Early Childhood Center Riverside Elementary School Logan Avenue Elementary School

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Buck Fund Dog Park, Dryer Park Jones Park Emporia Country Club Hammond Park Wilson Park Lakeview Park Whittier Park Urbanside Park Lyon County Fairgrounds Woodland Park C of E Park Walnut Park Las Casitas Park S.W. Santa Fe Lions Park Freemont Park Quaker Park Peter Pan Park Soden’s Grove Park

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Flinthills Mall Newman Regional Health Lyon County Courthouse All Veterans Memorial David Traylor Zoo Emporia Public Library

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M U N I C I PA L S E R V I C E S Local Government • Commission-Manager • Comprehensive city plan: Yes • City zoning ordinance in effect: Yes • Fire insurance classification: Yes ISO2

Full-time Personnel • Fire department: 53 • Police officers: 43 • City engineer employed: Yes • Municipal Library: Yes • Refuse service provided: Yes • City streets paved: 97%

COMMERCIAL SERVICES • Machine Shops: 4 • Tool and Die Service: Yes • Electric motor repair service available: Yes • Newspaper: Printed Tuesdays and Weekends. Six online editions each week • Radio Stations: 18

• Television channels received: 226 • Seating capacity of largest meeting room: Arena 5,000 • Hotels, motels, bed & breakfast: 14 • Total lodging rooms available: 650 • Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Bureau

UTILITIES Electricity Evergy (800)383-1183 Electricity – Portions of rural Lyon County 4 Rivers Electric Cooperative • (620)342-0553 Natural Gas Kansas Gas Service, Inc. 800-794-4780 Recycling & Trash Residential curb side pickup by city (620)340-6639 Recycle Center 3100 W. South Ave. (just east of the transfer station) Water City of Emporia, KS 104 E. Fifth Ave., Emporia 620-343-4244 • Water supplier: Municipal • City water source: Reservoir and Rivers Lyon County Rural Water – Districts #1, #3 and #5 2501 W. 18th Ave. (620)341-9617 Lyon County Rural Water – District #2 528 Commercial St. (620)208-1040 Lyon County Rural Water – District #4 501 Main St., Neosho Rapids (620)342-6775 Sanitation • Approved by State Dept. of Health: Yes • Sewer use charge: Yes

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EDUCATIONAL FACILITIES Public Schools Type Elementary Middle High School Flint Hills Learning Center Tech College University Private Schools Type Christian School Sacred Heart Catholic

HEALTH CARE FACILITIES

Number 7 1 1 3 1 1

Teachers 214 78 109 213 37 237

Enrollment 2,058 1,037 1,298 Alternative school 1,222 5,828

Grades Preschool-5th 6-8th 9-12th

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Grades Preschool-8th K-5th

CONTACT INFORMATION Emporia Christian School 1325 C of E Dr. (620) 342-5353 www.emporiachristianschool.org Emporia Public Schools, Unified School District 253 1700 W. 7th Ave. (620) 341-2200 www.usd253.org Emporia State University 1 Kellogg Circle General Information (620) 341-1200 Admissions (620) 341-5465 www.emporia.edu Flint Hills Learning Center 1624 Industrial Rd. (620) 341-2251 www.usd253.org/home.fhlc

Flint Hills Technical College 3301 W. 18th Ave. (620) 343-4600 / (800) 711-6947 www.fhtc.edu North Lyon County Unified School District 251 614 Main St., Americus (620) 443-5116 www.usd251.org Sacred Heart Catholic School 102 Cottonwood St. (620) 343-7394 www.shemporia.eduk12.net South Lyon County Unified School District 252 100 Commercial St. A, Hartford (620) 392-4250 www.usd252.org

CHILDCARE Emporia Child Care

Lords Lamb Preschool

1320 C of E Drive620-343-2888 Center for Early Childhood Education

1348 Trailridge Road

1 Kellogg Circle

1325 C of E Drive

620-341-5290

Friends Together United Methodist Preschool

(620)342-4669 Emporia Christian School

823 Merchant Street (620)342-6186

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TELECOMMUNICATIONS Century Business Technologies (Internet) (620)343-8500 Cricket (Wireless) (620)208-7510 Nex-Tech Wireless (Internet & Wireless) (620)487-5800 T-Mobile (Wireless) (620)342-5822 (620)340-0044

US Cellular (Wireless) (620) 342-0150 ValuNet FIBER (Internet, Phone & Television) (620)208-5000 Verizon (Wireless) (620)342-7710

LICENSING Driver’s licenses and vehicle tags should be obtained within ten days after you move. Exams are given at the Driver’s License Examination Center in the Flinthills Mall, 1640 Industrial, (620)342-5146. Vehicle tags can be purchased at the Lyon County Courthouse, 430 Commercial St. If you are moving to Emporia from out of state, be sure to stop by the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office lobby, Tuesday or Friday from 9 a.m. to noon, to get your vehicles inspected.

THE MEDIA Subscribe to the newspaper with a history of journalistic excellence by calling The Emporia Gazette at (620)342-4800. William Allen White, the Gazette’s editor and publisher from 1895 to 1944, was a renowned editor and literary figure. Receive the Flint Hills Shopper free each Tuesday within a six-county delivery area. For questions or subscription to this weekly shopping guide or for other information, call (620)208-8888

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Community Health Centers: 1 Hospitals: 1 Mental Health Centers: 1 Public Health Departments: 1 Number of Beds: 25 + 10 rehab Medical Personnel MD: 11 DO: 7 PA: 6 RN: 119 APRN: 16 LPN: 43 • Practices in Emporia DDS: 11 DC: 8

CONTACT INFORMATION Central Care Cancer Center 1401 W. 12th Ave. (620) 342-1117 www.cccancer.com Crosswinds Counseling & Wellness 1000 Lincoln St. (620) 343-2211 www.crosswinds.org Flint Hills Community Health Center 420 W. 15th Ave. (620) 342-4864 www.flinthillshealth.org Fresenius Kidney Care 1602 W. 15th Ave. (620) 340-0034 www.fmcna.com Lyon County Public Health 420 W. 15th Ave. (620)342-4864 Ext. 5 www.publichealth.lyoncounty.org Newman Regional Health Medical Partners Express Care 1301 W. 12th Ave., Entrance H (620)343-7828 Newman Medical Arts 1301 W. 12th Ave., Entrance B Newman Regional Health 1201 W. 12th Ave. (620) 343-6800 www.newmanrh.org

RADIO STATIONS Local radio stations include KVOE 1400 AM, Country 101.7 FM , Mix 104.9 FM, KANS 92.9 FM, KISS 103.1 FM, ESPN 99.5 FM, The Dawg 97.7 FM, KJIL 91.9 FM, KPOR 90.7 FM, The Wave 96.1 FM, and Kansas Public Radio 89.7 FM, K-LOVE 107.3

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RECREATIONAL FACILITIES • Public disc golf: 9-hole courses, 3; 18-hole courses, 7 • Public golf course, 18-hole grass greens: 1 • Public parks • Public dog park • Public tennis courts • Public swimming pool • Recreation Center • Country Club • Nearest public access lake for swimming, fishing, jet-skiing, motorboating: 14 miles (Olpe lake)

TRANSPORTATION AUTOMOBILE RENTAL Enterprise Rent-A-Car (620) 340-0109

BUS AND SHUTTLE L-CAT Transportation Service (620) 343-4207

USEFUL NUMBERS Emporia Area Chamber of Commerce (620) 342-1600 Emporia Convention & Visitors Bureau Visit Emporia (620) 342-1803 / (800) 279-3730 City of Emporia (620) 342-5105 Emporia Public Library (620) 340-6462

Kansas Department of Transportation (785) 296-3566 Kansas Turnpike (316)682-4537 www.ksturnpike.com Lyon County Courthouse (620) 341-4380 Post Office (620) 342-2372 Recreation Commission (620) 340-6300 Social Security (800) 772-1213 Time and Temperature (620) 342-9000 Voter Registration (800) 262-8683 William A. White Library (620) 341-5205

TRANSPORTATION SERVICES Rail Emporia is served by the Burlington Northern Santa Fe railroad company with through service from Chicago to California and Chicago to Texas. Highway • Highways serving city: Kansas Turnpike, I-35, I-335, U.S. 50, KS 99 • Highways serving Lyon County: KS 56, KS 130, KS 170 • Motor freight carriers serving community: 10 Air • Nearest public airport: Emporia Municipal Airport • Distance from Emporia: 5 miles south • Length of longest runway: 4,999 feet • Lighted landing strip: Yes • Private aircraft storage available: Yes • Private aircraft maintenance available: Yes Commuter Airline Service • Nearest airport: Wichita Dwight D Eisenhower National Airport (ICT) • Distance from Emporia: 96 miles • Carriers: Alaska Airlines, Allegiant, American Airlines, Delta Airlines, Frontier Airlines, Southwest Airlines and United Airlines Major International Airport • Nearest airport: Kansas City International (MCI) • Distance from Emporia: 130 miles • Carriers: Air Canada, Alaska Airlines, Allegiant Airlines, American Airlines, Apple Vacations, Delta Airlines, Frontier Airlines, Southwest Airlines, Spirit Airlines and United Airlines, Vacation Express/Miami Air VIVA Aerobus • Air cargo carriers: DB Schenker, DHL Cargo, Fed Ex, UPS

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LOCAL MANUFACTURING Number of manufacturing plants and processors in community: 21 Occupation Mean Wage Median Wage Production Occupations $18.70 $17.60 Office Clerk, General $13.46 $12.59 Industrial Truck Driver $19.57 $19.85 Machinist $21.12 $18.91 Maintenance & Repair $23.54 $21.98 Metal Worker $19.65 $19.09 Source: Kansas Wage Survey, 2021 Edition Kansas Department of Labor Company Simmons Pet Food Tyson Fresh Meats USD 253 Emporia State University Hostess Brands Newman Regional Health Lyon County City of Emporia Hopkins Manufacturing Corp. Michelin (Formerly Camso) Crosswinds Counseling & Wellness EVCO Wholesale Food Corp. Norfolk Iron & Metal Company Hill’s Pet Nutrition Flint Hills Community Health Center Fanestil Meats Fusion Vektek, Inc. Holman Distribution Flint Hills Technical College Sauder Custom Fabrication, Inc. Dynamic Discs Bunge Corporation Better Life Technologies Glendo Corporation Redline Trucking Cargill Animal Nutrition ValuNet FIBER Thermal Ceramics Pratt Industrial W.A. Moyer, L.C. BPE, Inc.

Product/Service Employment Manufacturer of private label canned cat & dog food 1,370 Meat packing 950 Education K-12 933 University 738 Bakery products 570 Hospital 582 County government 275 City government 237 Manufactures quality 200 automotive products Manufacturer of rubber products 201 Mental health services 170 Wholesale food distributor 133 Steel distribution center 116 Manufacturer of dry pet food 123 Health center 91 Wholesale meat processing 88 Telecommunication services 80 and distribution Manufacturer of hydraulic 101 clamping equipment Warehousing, shipping, 75 transportation Technical college 117 Custom pressure vessels 60 Distributor of golf discs 75 Processor of soybeans and meal 66 Manufacturer of plastic 58 home products Manufactures and distributes 52 engraving tools Transportation 49 Manufacturer of dry dog/cat food 47 Fiber optic broadband internet 36 service provider Manufacturer of refractory ceramics 28 Manufactures and distributes valves 13 and actuators Manufacturer of glass level vials 13 Manufacturer of archery products 8


CIVIC AND SERVICE ORGANIZATIONS *All addresses are Emporia, KS 66801 unless otherwise noted. Altrusa (620)342-4594 dorineharter@yahoo.com www.facebook.com/altrusa. emporia American Business Women’s Assoc. (620)342-2657 watsonno@myvalunet.net American Legion Ball-McColm Post#5 2921 West 12th Ave. (620)342-1119 American Red Cross 1221 Southwest 17th Topeka, KS 66604 (620)342-4211 jane.blocher@redcross.org www.redcross.org Beacon for Hope Suicide Prevention (620)481-9251 melissa@hopelinks.org www.hopelinks.org National Suicide Prevention Hotline: 1-800-273-8255 Camp Alexander 1783 Road P5 (620)794-1830 www.campalexander.org Catholic Charities of Northeast Kansas 234 South Kansas Ave. Topeka, KS 66603 (785)233-6300 www.catholiccharitiesks.org Communities In Schools of MidAmerica (620)875-4466 www.cismidamerica.org Disabled American Veterans (620)803-2056 ECKAN 215 West Sixth Ave., Suite 102 (620)342-4607 www.eckan.org Emporia Area Retired School Personnel georabel51@gmail.com Emporia Community Foundation 527 Commercial St # B (620)342-9304 www.emporiacf.org

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Emporia Lodge No.12 Ancient Free & Accepted Masons 424 Merchant St. (620)342-3913 (Masonic Temple hours 12:30-4:00 p.m.) Emporia Community Foundation 527 Commercial St., Suite B 620-342-9304 www.emporiacf.org Emporia Farmers’ Market 701 Commercial St., Suite 202 (620)343-6555 www.emporiafarmersmarket.org emporiafm@gmail.com Fraternal Order of Eagles 932 Graphic Arts Rd. (620)342-4579 Girl Scout Council of the Flint Hills (888)686-6468 www.kansasgirlscouts.org Habitat for Humanity Erik Kirby (620)794-4483 www.emporiaareahabitat.org Hispanics of Today & Tomorrow Sally Sanchez (620)366-1094 hottfiesta1@hotmail.com www.hottfiesta.com Housing and Credit Counseling, Inc. 1195 Southwest Buchanan St., Suite 101 Topeka, KS 66604 (785)234-0217 www.facebook.com/HCCIKansas/

Jayhawk Area Boy Scout Council 1020 Southeast Monroe St. Topeka, KS 66612 (785)354-8541 www.jayhawkcouncil.org

Lyon County Crime Stoppers PO Box 2205 GOT A TIP? (620)342-2273 Text TIP370 + Message

K-State Research & Extension Lyon County 2632 West Highway 50 (620)341-3220 www.lyon.ksu.edu Agriculture & Natural Resources: brees@ksu.edu Family & Consumer Sciences: eprouse@ksu.edu 4-H & Youth Development: clpatt@ ksu.edu Community Development & Horticulture: trcarmic@ksu.edu

Optimist Club – Flint Hills www.facebook.com/ FlintHillsOptimistClub

Kansas Big Brothers/Big Sisters Serving Lyon County P.O. Box 684 (620)342-5645 www.kansasbigs.org Kansas Legal Services 527 Commercial St., Ste 201 (620)343-7520 Kiwanis Club of Emporia P.O. Box 161 (620)366-1120 tidwellterry511@gmail.com Las Casitas Association (620)344-5431 jalepenoproductions@yahoo.com League of Women Voters emporialwv@gmail.com Lions Club – Emporia emporialions@gmail.com Lyon County 4-H 2632 W. Hwy 50 (620)341-3220 www.lyon.ksu.edu

Rotary Club of Emporia www.rotaryemporia.com Sertoma Club of Emporia sertoma@emporiasertoma.org To reserve the train call (620) 412-3806 or email emporia.sertomaclub@ yahoo.com SOS, Inc. 1420 C of E Dr. Suite 6 (620)343-8799 www.soskansas.com info@soskansas.com The Salvation Army 327 Constitution St. (620)342-3093 www.salarmy-mokan.org United Way of the Flint Hills 702 Commercial St. (620)342-7564 www.uwfh.org V.F.W. Post #1980 932 Graphic Arts Rd. (620)342-9864 V.F.W. Post #7957 302 South Commercial St.

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ASSEMBLY OF GOD Life Church 1801 Graphic Arts Rd. (620)342-8620 lifechurch@lifechurchemporia.com http://lifechurchemporia.com/ Centro Cristiano de Emporia* Asambleas de Dios 902 Constitution St. (620)342-6177 www.facebook.com/pages/ Centro-Cristiano-De-EmporiaDe-Las-Asambleas-DeDios/114882788530931

BAPTIST Bethel Baptist Church 1300 West 12th Ave. (620)342-7036 www.bethelemporia.com/ Cedar Cross Missionary Baptist 310 Whildin St. (573)300-3810 cedarcrossmbc@gmail.com www.facebook.com/pages/ category/Religious-Organization/ Cedar-Cross-Missionary-BaptistChurch-251844033752/ Calvary Baptist Church 702 Arundel St. (620)342-0170 www.calvarybaptistemporia.com Cornerstone Baptist Church 315 South Commercial St. (620)343-6061 www.emporia.cornerstone-baptist. us Countryside Baptist Church 6 First St., Americus, KS 66835 (620)443-5177 First Baptist Church 807 Constitution St. (620)343-3112 www.emporiafirstbaptistchurch. com Iglesia Bautista* 2 Constitution St. (620)343-3929 Lighthouse Baptist Church 4602 18th St. https://lbcemporia.com/ info@lbcemporia.com 620-412-2067

Reading First Baptist Church 101 Vine, Reading, KS 66868 (620)341-3106 St. James Missionary Baptist 730 Sylvan St. (620)342-8218 stjamesmbcempks@gmail.com www.facebook.com/ StJamesMBCEmporiaKs/ Sunrise Free Will Baptist Church 1720 East Highway 50 pastorbarus@sunrisefwb.org http://www.sunrisefwb.org/ 620-342-3382 Twelfth Avenue Baptist Church 2023 West 12th Ave. (620)342-8830 www.12thavenue.org West Side Baptist Church 2200 Prairie St. (620)342-4142 office@wsbcemporia.org www.wsbcemporia.org

CATHOLIC Didde Catholic Campus Center 1415 Merchant St. (620)343-6765 contact@diddecenter.org www.diddecenter.org Sacred Heart Catholic Church 27 Cottonwood St emporiacatholics@shemporia.org https://www.shemporia.org/ 620-342-1061 St. Catherine’s Church* 205 South Lawrence St. (620)342-1368 www.facebook.com/St.Catherine ChurchEmporia St. Joseph’s Catholic Church 308 Iowa, Olpe, KS 66865 st.joseph_olpe@yahoo.com https://sjolpe.org/ 620-475-3326

CHRISTIAN Christian Mission Ministries 2910 West Highway 50 (620)341-9620 First Christian Church 202 East 12th Ave. (620)342-1582 fccoffices@yahoo.com www.fccemporia.org

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Flint Hills Bible Church 1836 East Highway 50 (620)342-0081 www.flinthillsbc.org/ Hartford Christian Church 401 Mechanic St., Hartford, KS 66854 (620)392-5865 www.facebook.com/ firstchristianchurchofhartfordks/ New Life Christian Church of Emporia 1505 Road 175 (620)342-1144 www.nlccoe.com The Church of God of Prophecy 721 Corinth St. (620)366-2974 www.facebook.com/ pages/Church-of-God-ofProphecy/142866169069419

CHURCH OF CHRIST Emporia Church of Christ 502 West 12th Ave. (620)342-3999 www.emporiachurchofchrist.com

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FOURSQUARE Victory Fellowship Foursquare Church 693 Road 190 (off the Americus Rd.) (620)342-3676 victoryoffice@gmail.com www.emporia4square.org

FRIENDS Cottonwood Friends Church 547 West Highway 50 (2 miles W. of Emporia) (620)341-9713 www.sgmm.org First Friends Church 615 East 6th Ave. 620-342-6734 http://www.emporiafriends.org/

JEHOVAH’S WITNESS Jehovah’s Witnesses Kingdom Hall* 631 East Logan Ave. (620)343-3008

ISLAM Islamic Center of Emporia 1125 Mechanic St. (620)343-9229 islamiccenterofemporia@gmail.com islamiccenterofemporia.org

First Congregational Church 326 W 12th Avenue (Corner of State St. & 12th Ave.) https://www.firstchurchemporia. org/ (620) 342-6854

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Sardis Congregational Church 1400 Road J (620)342-1513 gooszen@sbc.global.net

Messiah Lutheran Church 1101 Neosho St. (620)342-8181 www.messiahlutheran.org

EPISCOPAL Mt. Olive AME Church 601 Congress Ave. mtoame1@gmail.com https://www.mtoamechurch.org/ (816) 809-0804 St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church 828 Commercial St. (620)342-1537 rector@standrewsemporia.org www.standrewsemporia.org

Faith Lutheran Church 1348 Trail Ridge Rd. (620)342-3590 faithemporia@gmail.com www.faithemporia.org

St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, ELCA 1508 West 12th Ave. (620)342-5850 www.stmarkslutheranelca.com

METHODIST Admire United Methodist Church 5th & Market St.,Admire, KS 66830 (620)528-3436 Allen United Methodist Church 521 Grimsley St., Allen, KS 66833 (620)528-3442


Americus United Methodist Church 413 Walnut, Americus, KS 66835 (620)443-5371 americusumc@hotmail.com www.facebook.com/ Americus-United-MethodistChurch-183247668404287/ Church of Christ annual Thanksgiving meal.

Ebenezer United Methodist 600 Road 70, Olpe, KS 66865 (620)437-2261 ebenezeratolpe@gmail.com www.facebook.com/ EbenezeratOlpe/ Elmdale United Methodist Church 301 Spruce St., Elmdale, KS 66850 (785)564-7103 www.facebook.com/ ElmdaleUnitedMethodist/ First United Methodist Church 823 Merchant St. (620)342-6186 www.fumchurch.org Grace United Methodist Church* 2 Neosho St. (620)342-2240 www.graceunitedmethodistchurch. com Hartford United Methodist Church 300 College St., Hartford, KS 66854 (620)392-5752 www.facebook.com/HUMCKansas Miller United Methodist Church Fourth St., Miller, KS 66868 (620)528-3436 Pastor@satelephone.com www.northlyonco.net/ achurchredone/index.html

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Neosho Rapids Memorial United Methodist Church 139 Commercial St., Neosho Rapids, KS 66864 (620)342-4772 www.facebook.com/ NeoshoRapidsMethodistChurch/ Olpe United Methodist Church 120 West Listerscheid, Olpe, KS 66865 (620)475-3256 www.olpeumc.org Reading United Methodist Church 25 Franklin St., Reading, KS 66868 www.facebook.com/Reading-UMCKansas-330914027666931/ Saffordville United Methodist 2450 YY Road, Saffordville, KS 66869 (620)412-9455 www.facebook.com/ Saffordville-United-MethodistChurch-136466156448922/

United Methodist Church 201 West Fourth St., Lebo, KS 66856 (620)256-6485 www.umc.org

Iglesia de Dios Pentecostal MI Jesucristo es el camino* 802 West Sixth Ave. (620)344-0461

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Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints 2313 Graphic Arts Rd. (913)980-8304 www.lds.org

Emporia Presbyterian Church 802 Commercial St. (620)342-0375 www.emporiapresbyterianchurch. org

NAZARENE Emporia First Church of the Nazarene* 2931 West 24th Ave. (620)342-2858 www.nazarene.org

NON-DENOMINATIONAL Calvary Chapel Fellowship 1130 East Ninth Ave. (620)229-3186 www.ccfemporia.com Church of The New Covenant 2300 East Sixth Ave. (620)343-0032 www.churchofthenewcovenant. com/

First United Methodist Church annual garage sale.

PENTECOSTAL Heritage Pentecostal Church 1827 Road G (Americus Rd.) (620)342-2333 www.facebook.com/hpcemporia/

First Presbyterian Church 200 Maple St., Cottonwood Falls, KS (620)273-6650 www.facebook.com/ CottonwoodFallsPresbyterian/

SALVATION ARMY The Salvation Army Worship Center 327 Constitution St. (620)342-3093 dep_thompson@usc.salvationarmy. org www.salarmymokan.org

WESLEYAN Embrace Church 428 Union St. (620)412-8863 hello@embraceks.church www.embraceks.church

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2022 CHAMBER MEMBERS ABSTRACTORS & TITLE COMPANIES Lyon County Title, LLC (620) 343-1490 www.lycotitle.com 423 Commercial St. Emporia, KS 66801 Moon Title & Escrow, LLC (620) 342-1917 www.moontitle.com 421 Commercial St. Emporia, KS 66801

ACCOUNTING & TAX SERVICES Agler & Gaeddert, Chtd. (620) 342-7641 www.ag.cpa 1225 West Sixth Ave. Emporia, KS 66801 Eudaley CPA, LLC (620) 342-7695 www.eudaleycpa.com 225 West Fifth Ave. Emporia, KS 66801 H&R Block (620) 342-5787 www.facebook.com/hrblock 729 West Sixth Ave. Emporia, KS 66801 Pool & Associate, Chtd. (620) 208-1040 www.poolcpa.com 528 Commercial St. Emporia, KS 66801 Street Tax Service (620) 342-0260 www.streettaxservice.com 15 West Fifth Ave. Emporia, KS 66801 Wright CPA Group, PA (620) 342-7435 www.cpawright.com 505 Commercial St. Emporia, KS 66801

ADVERTISING AGENCIES IM Design Group (620) 343-3909 www.imdesigngroup.com 201 East Sixth Ave. Emporia, KS 66801 Media Solutions (620) 340-2244 www.mediasolutions.marketing 725 Commercial St. Emporia, KS 66801 Varigated Productions LLC 615-887-1925 www.varigated.co 726 Commercial St., Suite D Emporia, KS 66801

APARTMENTS

Broadview Tower, Inc. (620) 342-7316 www.keymgmt.com 110 West Sixth Ave. Emporia, KS 66801 Eastgate Plaza, Inc. (620) 342-8537 702 Eastgate Plaza Emporia, KS 66801

Kenyon Heights, LLC (620) 342-8609 www.kenyonheights.com 1300 C of E Dr. Emporia, KS 66801 The Ridge of Emporia (620) 342-0080 www.theridgeemporia.com 3601 West 18th Ave. Emporia, KS 66801 Whittier Place Apartments (620) 208-6537 www.wilhoitliving.com/properties/ whittier-place/ 1200 Whittier Place Lane Emporia, KS 66801

ARCHITECTS & ARCHITECTURAL ILLUSTRATORS / PLANNERS SERVICES Emig and Hauff Associates, Architects (620) 343-9180 www.emigandhauff.com 517 Merchant St., Suite 203 Emporia, KS 66801

ASSOCIATIONS / ORGANIZATIONS Alzheimer’s Assoc.-Heart of America Chapter 913-948-8658 www.alz.org/kansascity 3846 W. 75th St. Prairie Village, KS 66208 American Red Cross (785) 691-8995 www.redcross.org/kansascapital 1321 SW Topeka Topeka, KS 66612 Beacon for Hope Suicide Prevention (620) 208-9926 www.hopelinks.org 527 Commercial St., Suite 101 Emporia, KS 66801

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Child Care Aware of Eastern Kansas (785) 357-5171 www.east.ks.childcareaware.org 1100 SW Wanamaker Rd., Suite 201 Topeka, KS 66604 Communities In Schools of MidAmerica (620) 875-4466 www.cismidamerica.org 1919 Delaware St. Lawrence, KS66046 ECKAN: East Central Kansas Economic Opportunity Corp. (620) 342-4607 www.eckan.org/community_ centers/lyon.html 215 West Sixth Ave., Suite 204 Emporia, KS 66801

Saint Francis Ministries (620) 342-7882 www.saintfrancisministries.org 1221 East 12th Ave. Emporia, KS 66801 Sunflower Assoc. of REALTORS®, Inc. (785) 267-3215 www.sunflowerrealtors.com 2130 Southwest 37th St. Topeka, KS 66611 United Way of the Flint Hills, Inc. (620) 342-7564 www.uwfh.org/ 702 Commercial St., Suite II-E Emporia, KS 66801

ATTORNEYS

Emporia Community Foundation (620) 342-9304 www.emporiacf.org 527 Commercial St., Suite B Emporia, KS 66801

Helbert & Allemang, Attorneys at Law (620) 343-6500 www.helbert-allemang.com 519 Commercial St Emporia, KS 66801

Emporia Friends of the Zoo (620) 341-4365 www.emporiazoo.org 75 Soden Rd. Emporia, KS 66801

Miller & Miller, Chtd. (620) 343-2650 www.millerandmillerchtd.com 702 Commercial St., Suite II-B Emporia, KS 66801

Goodwill Industries (620) 343-3564 www.goodwillks.org 904 East 12th Ave. Emporia, KS 66801

Putnam & Dean, LLC (620) 342-2662 www.pattonputnamanddeanllc.com 605 Lincoln St. Emporia, KS 66801

HR - PAGE hrpage.shrm.org PO Box 246 Emporia, KS 66801

Symmonds & Symmonds (620) 343-2764 www.symmondslaw.com 427 Commercial St. Emporia, KS 66801

Jayhawk Area Council, BSA (785) 354-8541 www.jayhawkcouncil.org 1020 Southeast Monroe St. Topeka, KS 66612 Kansas Big Brothers Big Sisters Serving Lyon County (620) 342-5645 www.kansasbigs.org PO Box 684 Emporia, KS 66801 Kansas Free for Arts 620-727-1795 www.ksfreeforarts.org 722 Woodland Emporia, KS 66801 Resource Center for Independent Living (785) 528-3105 www.rcilinc.org PO Box 257 Osage City, KS 66523

AUTOBODY / AUTOMOTIVE REPAIR Cliff’s Super Service (620) 342-0525 www.cliffssuperservice.com 115 East Fifth Ave. Emporia, KS 66801 Thurston’s Plus Auto Body & Automotive (620) 342-2613 www.thurstonsplusautobody.com 708 Lantern Lane Emporia, KS 66801 Williams Automotive (620) 343-0086 www.williamsautomotive.com 3105 West Sixth Ave. Emporia, KS 66801


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AUTOMOBILE DEALERS Clint Bowyer Autoplex (620) 343-6723 www.clintbowyerauto.com 2815 West Highway 50 Emporia,KS 66801 John North Ford, Inc. (620) 343-1700 www.jnford.com 3002 West Highway 50 Emporia, KS 66801 Longbine Autoplaza (620) 342-2744 www.longbineauto.com 3012 West US Highway 50 Emporia, KS 66801 Sommers Auto Plaza (620) 794-4040 www.sommersautoplaza.com 1806 West Sixth Ave. Emporia, KS 66801

AUTOMOBILE PARTS & ACCESSORIES NAPA Auto Parts (620) 343-6000 www.napaonline.com/stores/ks/ emporia/810-industrial-rd 810 Industrial Rd. Emporia, KS 66801

AUTOMOBILE RENTING & LEASING Enterprise Rent-A-Car (620) 340-0109 www.enterprise.com 1325 West Sixth Ave. Emporia, KS 66801

AUTOMOTIVE TOWING & RECOVERY Flint Hills Towing, Inc. (620) 343-2326 www.flinthillstowing.net 423 Graham Emporia, KS 66801 Williams Towing & Recovery (620) 342-4878 www.williamstowingks.com 3220 West Sixth Ave. Emporia, KS 66801

AWARDS & GIFTS Complete Works, LLC (620) 342-2948 www.facebook.com/ completeworks 610 Commercial St. Emporia, KS 66801

BANKS & CREDIT UNIONS Capitol Federal (620) 342-0125 www.capfed.com/locations/ emporia-branch 602 Commercial St. Emporia, KS 66801 Citizens State Bank (620) 342-0200 www.bankcsb.biz 1448 Industrial Rd. Emporia, KS 66801 Community National Bank (620) 341-7401 www.mybankcnb.com 701 Merchant St. Emporia, KS 66801 Emporia State Federal Credit Union (620) 342-2336 www.esfcu.com 310 West 12th Ave. Emporia, KS 66801 ESB Financial (620) 342-3454 www.esbfinancial.com 801 Merchant St. Emporia, KS 66801 Flint Hills Bank dba Hartford State Bank (620) 392-5541 www.flinthillsbank.com 208 Commercial St Hartford, KS 66854 KansasLand Bank (620) 443-5163 www.kansaslandbank.com 702 Main St. Americus, KS 66835 Lyon County State Bank (620) 342-3523 www.mylcsb.com 902 Merchant St. Emporia, KS 66801 Olpe State Bank (620) 475-3213 www.olpestatebank.com 202 Westphalia St. Olpe, KS 66865

BEAUTY SALONS/SPAS Skin Studio, LLC 620-208-7546 www.skinstudioemporia.com 710 Commercial Street Emporia, KS 66801

BED & BREAKFAST INNS Gufler Mansion (970) 582-0207 www.guflermansion.com 612 W. 12th Ave. Emporia, KS 66801

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BEVERAGE / WHOLESALE DISTRIBUTORS Coca-Cola Bottling of Emporia / Classic Vending (620) 342-1348 2931 West 15th Ave. Emporia, KS 66801 Crown Distributors, LLC (785) 234-8611 www.crowndist.com 4435 Northwest Highway 24 Topeka, KS 66618 Flint Hills Beverage, LLC (785) 528-4211 www.flinthillsbeverage.com 132 West Market St. Osage City, KS 66523 Pepsi Beverages Company (800) 759-3131 www.pepsico.com 101 West 48th St. South Wichita, KS 67217

BICYCLE SHOP Gravel City Adventure & Supply Company (620) 208-7680 www.gravelcityadventure.com 716 Commercial St. Emporia, KS 66801 High Gear Cyclery (620) 342-4977 www.ridehighgear.com 520 Commercial St. Emporia, KS 66801

BOOKSTORES ESU - Memorial Union Bookstore (620) 341-5214 www.emporia.bncollege.com 1 Kellogg Circle, Box 4064 Emporia, KS 66801

BUSINESS & PROFESSIONAL SERVICES Altissimo Music Productions LLC 620-727-1795 www.altmusicpro.com 722 Woodland Emporia, KS 66801

CANCER CENTERS Central Care Cancer Center (620) 342-1117 www.cccancer.com 1401 West 12th Ave. Emporia, KS 66801

CANDY STORES The Sweet Granada (620) 342-9600 www.sweetgranada.com 803 Commercial St. Emporia, KS 66801

CAR WASHES Mr. G’s Carwashes & Storage (620) 343-2469 2918 West Lake Drive Emporia, KS 66801

CARPET, FLOOR & WINDOW COVERINGS, CABINETS Carpet Plus (620) 342-9467 www.carpetplus.com 1501 West Sixth Ave. Emporia, KS 66801 Clark Carpet & Tile, Inc. (620) 343-6883 www.clarkcarpetandtile.com 3302 West Sixth Ave., Suite B Emporia, KS 66801

CATERERS ESU - Sodexo (620) 341-5903 www.sodexousa.com 1 Kellogg Circle, Box 4067 Emporia, KS 66801

CHIROPRACTORS Brittain Chiropractic & Acupuncture (620) 208-7550 www.brittainchiro.com 3021 Eaglecrest Dr., Suite B1 Emporia, KS 66801

CHURCHES/RELIGIOUS ORGANIZATIONS

CSLLC 620-268-0546 www.csllcnow.com 1301 Chestnut Emporia, KS 66801

First United Methodist Church (620) 342-6186 www.fumchurch.org 823 Merchant St. Emporia, KS 66801

Hereford Coworking 620-342-8723 www.herefordcoworking.com 27 W 7th Emporia, KS 66801

Kansas Area United Methodist Foundation 785-230-2050 www.kaumf.org 2714 Crestview Drive Ct. Emporia, KS 66801

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New Life Christian Church of Emporia (620) 342-1144 www.nlccoe.com 1505 Rd. 175 Emporia, KS 66801 Sacred Heart Catholic Church (620) 342-1061 www.shemporia.org 27 Cottonwood St. Emporia,KS 66801 The Salvation Army (620) 342-3093 www.centralusa.salvationarmy.org/ mokan 327 Constitution St. Emporia, KS 66801

CLEANING SERVICES Emporia Carpet Cleaning 620-340-8090 www.facebook.com/ donhuffemporiacarpetcleaning Emporia, KS 66801

COFFEE SHOPS Granada Coffee Company (620) 342-4001 www.granadacoffeeco.com 809 Commercial St. Emporia, KS 66801 Gravel City Roasters 620-343-3919 www.facebook.com/ javacatcoffeehouse 715 Commercial St. Emporia, KS 66801

COMPUTER SERVICES, MANAGED SERVICES, SOFTWARE & NETWORKING Century Business Technologies (620) 343-8500 www.centuryks.com 710 Industrial Rd. Emporia, KS 66801 Network Computer Solutions (888) 776-9088 www.ncs-online.com 504 Commercial St, Emporia, KS 66801

CONTRACTORS CONSTRUCTION & REMODELING KBS Constructors (785) 266-4222 www.kbsci.com 1701 Southwest 41st St. Topeka, KS 66609 Lore & Hagemann, Inc. (620) 342-7023 www.lorehagemann.com 801 Industrial Rd. Emporia, KS 66801 Schmidt Custom Cabinetry (620) 475-3233 www.schmidtcustomcabinetry.com 15 West Highway 99 Olpe, KS 66865

CONTRACTORS ELECTRICAL Gerald Schumann Electric, Inc. (620) 342-2176https://www. facebook.com/Gerald-SchumannElectric-Inc-273090733212934 601 West Sixth Ave. Emporia, KS 66801 Shelley Electric, Inc. (620) 342-6611 www.shelleyelectric.com 328 Graham St. Emporia, KS 66801

CONTRACTORS EXCAVATING Coffman S.R. Construction, Inc. (620) 342-7200 https://www. srcoffmanconstruction.net PO Box 983 Emporia, KS 66801 Victory Excavating LLC 620-364-2505 www.victoryx.com 345 N Main St New Strawn, KS 66839

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CONSULTANTS, BUSINESS PROFESSIONAL SERVICES

Emporia Construction & Remodeling (620) 343-1612 http://www. emporiaconstructionandremodel. com 306 Market St. Emporia, KS 66801

Veritas Appraisals and Consulting 866-895-9046 www.veritasappraisals.com 927 S Commercial StSTE 100 Emporia, KS 66801

Evergreen DESIGN-BUILD, LLC (620) 342-6622 www.evergreendesign-build.com 813 Graham St. Emporia, KS 66801

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CONTRACTORS STREET & HIGHWAY CONSTRUCTION APAC-Kansas, Inc. Shears Division, Emporia Branch (620) 342-2047 www.apacshears.com/location/ emporia-branch-office 302 Peyton St. Emporia, KS 66801

COPIERS, PRINTERS & FAX MACHINES Heartland Office Systems (620) 343-7470 www.heartlandofficesystems.com 626 Commercial St. Emporia, KS 66801 Laser Tech Services 888-955-6200 PO Box 852 Manhattan, KS 66505

CREDIT & DEBT COUNSELING Housing & Credit Counseling, Inc. (HCCI) (800) 383-0217 www.housingandcredit.org 1195 Southwest Buchanan St. Topeka, KS 66604

DENTISTS / ORAL SURGEONS / DENTAL LABS Emporia Family Dental Care 620-342-0673 www.facebook.com/ EmporiaFamilyDentalCare/ 1507 W. 12th Ave. Emporia, KS 66801 Malone Dental DDS (620) 343-9220 www.malonedental.net 909 Commercial St. Emporia, KS 66801 Thompson Family Dental, LLC (620) 343-8000 www.thompsonfamilydds.com 2518 West 15th Ave. Emporia, KS 66801

DERMATOLOGY Advanced Dermatology & Skin Cancer Center, PA (620) 341-9335 www.ksderm.com 2509 W. 18th Ave. Emporia, KS 66801

Kansas Medical Clinic (620) 208-8518 www.kmcpa.com 1602 W. 15th Ave., Suite D Emporia, KS 66801

DISTILLERY Trolley House Distillery 620-208-6770 www.facebook.com/THDistillery 502 S. Commercial St. Emporia, KS 66801

DRAIN & SEWER CLEANING A-1 Pump & Jet Services, Inc. (620) 342-5100 www.a1pumpjet.com 377 W. Highway 50 Emporia, KS 66801

EDUCATION - COLLEGES / UNIVERSITIES Emporia State University (620) 341-5551 www.emporia.edu 1498 Highland St., Box 4001 Emporia, KS 66801 ESU - Career Services (620) 341-5407 www.emporia.edu/careerservices 1499 Highland St., Box 4014 Emporia, KS66801 ESU - Foundation & Alumni Association (620) 341-5440 www.emporia.edu/foundationgiving 1500 Highland St., Box 4002 Emporia, KS 66801 ESU - Memorial Union (620) 341-5901 www.emporia.edu/union 1 Kellogg Circle, Box 4066 Emporia, KS66801 ESU - School of Business (620) 341-5371 www.emporia.edu/business 1 Kellogg Circle, Box 4039 Emporia, KS 66801 ESU - Small Business Development Center (620) 341-5308 www.emporia.edu/sbdc 1 Kellogg Circle, Box 4046 Emporia, KS 66801 ESU - Theatre (620) 341-5704 www.emporia.edu/theatre 1 Kellogg Circle, Box 4033 Emporia, KS 66801


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Flint Hills Technical College (620) 343-4600 www.fhtc.edu 3301 West 18th Ave. Emporia, KS66801 Flint Hills Technical College Foundation (620) 341-1313 www.fhtc.edu/foundation 3301 West 18th Ave. Emporia, KS 66801

EDUCATION K-12 Cradle to Career Literacy Center (620) 208-7323 www.c2clc.com 713 Commercial St. Emporia, KS 66801 Emporia Public Schools (620) 341-2201 www.usd253.org 1700 West Seventh Ave. Emporia, KS 66801 USD #252 - Southern Lyon County (620) 392-5510 www.usd252.org PO Box 278 Hartford, KS 66854

ELECTRICAL EQUIPMENT, SUPPLIES & SERVICES American Electric / Consolidated Elec. Distrib. (620) 343-3821 www.aecemporia.shopced.com 510 Funston St. Emporia, KS 66801 Stanion Wholesale Electric Co. (620) 342-2305 www.stanion.com/Emporia 2935 W. Sixth Ave. Emporia, KS 66801

EMPLOYMENT SERVICES Customer Driven Staffing (620) 842-8801 www.cdstaffing.com 707 West Sixth Ave. Emporia, KS 66801 Express Employment Professionals (620) 208-7767 www.expresspros.com/emporiaks 417 Commercial St., Suite 6 Emporia, KS 66801 KANSASWORKS - SouthEast Local Workforce Investment Board (620) 342-3355 www.sekworks.org West Sixth Ave., Suite 107 Emporia, KS 66801

Next Level Nursing Solutions LLC 620-344-7110 www.facebook.com/ nextlevelnursingsolutions 616 Merchant St Emporia, KS 66801 The Arnold Group (620) 342-0700 www.the-arnold-group.com 27 W 7th St, Ste 2 Emporia, KS 66801

ENGINEERSCONSULTING BG Consultants, Inc. (620) 343-7842 www.bgcons.com 2508 West 15th Ave. Emporia, KS 66801 Driggs Design Group, PA (785) 313-1346 www.driggsdesign.com 1115 Westport Dr. Ste F. Manhattan, KS 66502 Kaw Valley Engineering (620) 208-5240 www.kveng.com 20 East Fifth Ave. Emporia, KS 66801 LMI Aerospace (620) 273-6500 www.lmiaerospace.com 201 North Walnut St. Cottonwood Falls, KS66845

EVENT VENUES Emporia Granada Theatre Alliance, Inc. (620) 342-3342 www.emporiagranada.com 807 Commercial St. Emporia, KS 66801

FAMILY PRACTICE Cotton O’Neil - Dr. Robert Stewart (620) 343-2900 1301 West 12th Ave., Suite 401 Emporia, KS 66801 Flint Hills Community Health Center (620) 342-4864 www.flinthillshealth.org 420 West 15th Ave. Emporia, KS 66801 Flint Hills Family Medicine - Dr. Kim Schmid (620) 343-2500 www.fhfmed.com 1301 West 12th Ave., Suite 101 Emporia, KS 66801

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FARM BUSINESS & SUPPLIES Bluestem Farm & Ranch Supply, Inc. (620) 342-5502 www.bluestemfarmandranch.com 2611 West Highway 50 Emporia, KS 66801 PrairieLand Partners (620) 342-5000 www.prairielandpartners.com 1744 Road F Emporia, KS 66801 Schaefer Equipment Company (620) 342-3172 www.facebook.com/Schaef1967 PO Box 653 Emporia, KS 66801

FARMERS MARKET Emporia Farmers Market (620) 343-6555 www.emporiafarmersmarket.org PO Box 1911 Emporia, KS 66801

FINANCIAL PLANNING, INVESTMENTS Ameriprise Financial Services, Inc. (620) 343-7937 www.ameripriseadvisors.com/ tracy.l.edwards 702 Commercial St., Suite I-B Emporia, KS 66801 Jenkins Group, The (620) 343-2662 www.nmfn.com/russjenkins 2530 West 15th Ave. Emporia, KS 66801 Pinaire Financial Strategies - New York Life (316) 253-4943 719 N. Pin Oak Court Derby, KS 67037

FLORISTS Emporia Floral Company (620) 342-1936 www.emporiafloral.net 1127 West St. Emporia, KS 66801 Riverside Gardens, Inc. (620) 342-5457 www.riversidegarden.com 607 Rural St. Emporia, KS 66801

FOOD PRODUCTS, SERVICES EVCO Wholesale Food Corp. (620) 343-7000 www.evcofoods.com 309 Merchant St. Emporia, KS 66801

Schrockbier Old Smokehouse (620) 794-9575 www.facebook.com/schrockbier 924 Elm St. Emporia, KS 66801

FUNERAL HOMES Roberts-Blue-Barnett Funeral Home (620) 342-2134 www.robertsblue.com 605 State St. Emporia, KS 66801

FURNITURE & APPLIANCES Guion’s Showcase (620) 342-7469 www.guionsshowcase.com 2023 West Sixth Ave. Emporia, KS 66801 TRIAD Leasing (620) 343-7560 www.shoptriad.com 1123 Commercial St. Emporia, KS 66801

GAS & CONVENIENCE STORES Short Stop c/o Leiszler Oil Company (620) 340-0484 www.leiszler.com 8228 South Port Dr. Manhattan, KS 66502

GLASS Affordable Auto Glass (620) 340-0495 www.affordableautoks.com 1925 West Sixth Ave. Emporia, KS 66801

GOVERNMENT City of Emporia (620) 343-4251 www.emporia-kansas.gov 104 East Fifth Ave. Emporia, KS 66801 K State Research & Extension Lyon County (620) 341-3220 www.lyon.ksu.edu 2632 West Highway 50 Emporia, KS 66801 Lyon County Appraiser’s Office (620) 341-3378 www.lyoncounty.org 430 Commercial St. Emporia, KS 66801

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Lyon County Attorney (620) 341-3263 www.lyoncounty.org/index/ government/elected-offices/ attorney/ 430 Commercial St. Emporia, KS 66801

Jones Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. (620) 342-8343 www.facebook.com/ JonesHVACEmporia 702 Prairie St. Emporia, KS 66801

Lyon County Clerk (620) 341-3245 www.lyoncounty.org/index/ government/elected-offices/clerk/ 430 Commercial St. Emporia, KS 66801

Modern Air Conditioning, Inc. (620) 342-7577 www.modernairemporia.com 106 Commercial St. Emporia, KS 66801

Lyon County Sheriff Dept. (620) 342-5545 www.lyoncounty.org/sheriff/ 425 Mechanic St. Emporia, KS 66801 Representative Mark Schreiber (620) 342-6954 www.kslegislature.org/li/b2019-20/ members/rep_schreiber_mark_1/ 1722 Yucca Lane Emporia, KS 66801

GROCERY STORES Country Mart North Store (620) 342-1461 www.facebook.com/ EmporiaCountryMart 1020 Merchant St. Emporia, KS 66801 Dillons Stores #39 (620) 343-2360 www.facebook.com/ DillonsEmporiaKS 902 East 12th Ave. Emporia, KS 66801 Good’s Cash Saver (620) 343-7140 www.facebook.com/ GoodsCashSaver 2703 West Highway 50 Emporia, KS 66801

HAIR STYLISTS George’s Barber & Style Shop, Inc. (620) 342-4247 18 East Seventh Ave. Emporia, KS 66801 Hair Krafters (620) 342-6172 www.hairkrafters.com 1027 Commercial St. Emporia, KS 66801

HEATING & AIR CONDITIONING DISTRIBUTORS, EQPT & REPAIRS Bass Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. (620) 343-7865 1123 Road M Emporia, KS 66801

HOME HEALTH CARE Angels Care Home Health (620) 340-1088 www.angelscarehealth.com 1509 West 12th Ave. Emporia, KS 66801 Home Town Health Care (620) 342-2600 www.hometownhealthcare.net 1642 Industrial Rd Emporia, KS 66801 Midland Care Connection (785) 232-2044 www.midlandcareconnection.org 200 Southwest Frazier St. Topeka, KS 66606 Sunflower Care Homes (620) 208-6670 www.sunflowercarehomesllc.com 424 Market St. Emporia, KS 66801

HOME IMPROVEMENT Mark II Lumber (620) 342-0218 https://www.markiilumber.com/ 825 East Sixth Ave. Emporia, KS 66801 Sutherlands (620) 343-6100 www.sutherlands.com/s/emporiaks/4308 1700 Industrial Rd. Emporia, KS 66801 Waters Hardware (620) 343-2800 www.watershardware.com 2727 West Highway 50 Emporia, KS 66801

HOSPITALS Newman Regional Health (620) 343-6800 www.newmanrh.org 1201 West 12th Ave. Emporia, KS 66801


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HOTELS/MOTELS Hampton Inn by Hilton Emporia (620) 412-9040 2900 Eaglecrest Dr. Emporia, KS 66801 Holiday Inn Express (620) 343-1111 www.hiexpress.com/emporiakan 3007 West 18th Ave. Emporia, KS 66801 LaQuinta Inn & Suites (620) 342-4445 www.lq.com 2930 Eaglecrest Dr. Emporia, KS 66801 MainStay Inns & Suites 620-343-7756 www.choicehotels.com/kansas/ emporia/mainstay-hotels/ks314 2602 Candlewood Dr. Emporia, KS 66801 Quality Inn & Suites (620) 341-9393 www.choicehotels.com/ks209 2921 West 18th Ave. Emporia, KS 66801

HUMAN SERVICES AGENCIES Auspision, LLC (620) 343-3685 www.auspision.com 1211 Stanton St. Emporia, KS 66801 Hetlinger Developmental Services, Inc. (620) 342-1087 www.hetlinger.org 707 South Commercial St. Emporia, KS 66801 Kansas Children’s Service League (620) 340-0408 www.kcsl.org 215 W. Sixth Ave., Room 209 Emporia, KS 66801 SOS Inc. (620) 343-8799 www.soskansas.com 1420 C of E Drive, Ste. 6 Emporia, KS 66801 Stepping Stones Unlimited, LLC (620) 342-6969 www.steppingstonesunlimited.com 1015 Scott St. Emporia, KS 66801 Therapy Services LLC - Emporia (620) 208-6480 www.therapyservicesonline.com 1200 Graphic Arts Rd., Suite 100 Emporia, KS 66801

INSURANCE SERVICES *FINANCE & INSURANCE American Family Insurance, Nick Jacob (620) 343-6300 www.facebook.com/ NickJacobAgency 907 Commercial St. Emporia, KS 66801 Bluestem Insurance Group (620) 342-4714 2501 West 18th Ave., Suite C Emporia, KS 66801 Bukaty Companies (913) 777-7537 www.bukaty.com 4601 College Blvd Leawood, KS66211 Callie Medrano Agency, Shelter Insurance (620) 343-7031 www.shelterinsurance.com/CA/ agent/CMEDRANO 722 West Sixth Ave. Ste 1 Emporia, KS 66801 Capper’s Insurance Services, Ken Hanson (620) 366-2165 824 Lakeview St. Emporia, KS 66801 Farm Bureau Financial Services, Brian Filinger (620) 342-2500 www.brianfilinger.com 1015 Industrial Rd., Suite B Emporia, KS 66801 Farmers Insurance - Luis TapiaHernandez Agency (620) 342-4600 www.facebook.com/ TapiaHernandezAgency 1128 Merchant St., Ste. C Emporia, KS 66801 Frontier Farm Credit (620) 342-0138 www.frontierfarmcredit.com 1808 Road G. Emporia, KS 66801 Globe Life - Family Heritage Division 402-578-2399 www.globelifefamilyheritage.com 2440 SW Faxon Dr. Topeka, KS 66605 Houston Sober Agency, Farmers Insurance (620) 342-0807 www.facebook.com/ HoustonSoberAgency 7 East Sixth Ave. Emporia, KS 66801

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IMA Select (620) 342-1500 www.imacorp.com 2715 Candlewood Dr., Suite D Emporia, KS 66801 Insurance Center, Inc. (620) 342-0088 www.icblueskies.com 613 Merchant St. Emporia, KS 66801 Insurance Planning Center, Inc. 620-412-4518 726 Commercial St., Suite B Emporia, KS 66801 State Farm Insurance, Pete Euler, LUTCF (620) 342-6272 www.peteeuler.com/ PO Box 605 Emporia, KS 66801 Tobias Agency, Inc. (620) 342-7665 www.tobiasagency.com 15 East 12th Ave. Emporia, KS 66801 TrustPoint Insurance & Real Estate (620) 208-8811 www.trustpointservices.net 109 West Sixth Ave. Emporia, KS 66801

INTERNAL MEDICINE Cotton O’Neil - Dr. Tm Duncan (620) 342-2521 1301 W. 12th Ave., Suite 202 Emporia, KS 66801 Cotton O’Neil - Dr. W. Brock Kretsinger (620) 343-2900 1301 West 12th Ave., Suite 202 Emporia, KS 66801

INTERNET, TELEVISION & TELECOMMUNICATION PROVIDERS AT&T, Inc. (800) 331-0500 www.att.com 220 Southeast Sixth Ave., Suite 216 Topeka, KS 66603 Nex-Tech Wireless (620) 487-5800 www.nex-techwireless.com 1670-B Industrial Rd. Emporia, KS 66801 Valu-Net FIBER, LLC (620) 208-5000 www.myvalunet.com 2914 West Highway 50, Suite A Emporia,KS 66801

JEWELERS Kari’s Diamonds and Bridal, LLC (620) 342-3899 www.karisdiamonds.com 1015 Industrial Rd. Suite A Emporia, KS 66801

LAWN SERVICES, LANDSCAPING, HARDSCAPING Jack’s Lawn & Pool Store (620) 208-7660 www.jackslawnandpool.com 829 Commercial St. Emporia, KS 66801 Scheller’s Lawn and Landscape (620) 342-3990 www.schellersinc.com 401 South Prairie St. Emporia, KS 66801 Scott’s Lawn & Landscaping (620) 341-9514 www.scottslawnandlandscaping. com PO Box 237 Emporia, KS 66801

LIBRARIES Emporia Public Library (620) 340-6462 www.emporialibrary.org 110 East Sixth Ave. Emporia, KS 66801

LIQUOR STORES King Liquor (620) 342-1991 www.facebook.com/King-LiquorStore-118698778180826 318 East Sixth Ave. Emporia, KS 66801 Old Rum’s Liquor (620) 342-7373 www.oldrumsliquor.com 906 East 12th Ave. Emporia, KS 66801 The Liquor Store (620) 343-3800 www.emporialiquorstore.com 507 South Commercial St. Emporia, KS 66801

LOAN COMPANIES LendNation (620) 343-2222 www.qchi.com 1703 West Sixth Ave. Emporia, KS 66801

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MANUFACTURERS MANUFACTURING, PRODUCTION & WHOLESALE Better Life Technology (913) 894-0403 www.bltllc.com 9736 Legler Rd. Lenexa, KS 66219 Bunge North America (620) 342-7270 www.bunge.com 701 East Sixth Ave. Emporia, KS 66801 Camso (620) 340-6500 www.camso.co 1601 E. South Ave. Emporia, KS 66801 Cargill (620) 342-1650 www.cargill.com 841 Graphic Arts Rd. Emporia, KS 66801 Glendo, LLC (620) 343-1084 www.glendo.com 900 Overlander Rd. Emporia, KS 66801 Hill’s Pet Nutrition, LLC (620) 340-6641 www.hillspet.com 400 South Weaver St. Emporia, KS 66801 Hopkins Manufacturing Corporation (620) 342-7320 www.hopkinsmfg.com 428 Peyton St. Emporia, KS 66801 Hostess Brands, LLC (620) 340-9030 www.hostessbrands.com 1525 Industrial Rd. Emporia, KS 66801 Norfolk Iron & Metal Co. (620) 342-9202 www.norfolkiron.com 1701 East South Ave. Emporia, KS 66801 Sauder Custom Fabrication, Inc. (620) 342-2550 www.saudercf.com 220 Weaver St. Emporia, KS 66801 Simmons Pet Food KS, Inc. (620) 342-1323 www.simmonspetfood.com 1400 East Logan Ave. Emporia, KS 66801

Tyson Fresh Meats, Inc. (620) 343-3640 www.facebook.com/TysonFoods 2101 West Sixth Ave. Emporia, KS 66801 Vektek LLC (620) 342-7637 www.vektek.com 1334 East Sixth Ave. Emporia, KS 66801

MARTIAL ARTS INSTRUCTION Family Martial Arts Center LLC (620) 343-7575 www.fmactkd.com 1009 West 12th Ave. Emporia, KS 66801

MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES CrossWinds Counseling & Wellness (620) 343-2211 www.crosswindks.org 1000 Lincoln St. Emporia, KS 66801 Kelly Ackerson Counseling Services LLC 620-412-8582 www.facebook.com/KellyAckerson-Counseling-ServicesLLC-103162405302466 1103 Commercial St., Ste.D Emporia, KS 66801

MOBILE HOME PARKS Town & Country Mobile Home Sales (620) 342-7205 525 South Commercial St. Emporia, KS 66801

MOVING & STORAGE Graphic Arts Street Storage Co. (620) 343-1873 www.graphicartsstreetstorage.com 701 Lantern Lane Emporia, KS 66801 Thomas Transfer & Storage Co., Inc. (620) 342-1163 www.thomasunited.com 906 East Sixth Ave. Emporia, KS 66801

MUSEUMS Lyon County History Center (620) 340-6310 www.lyoncountyhistoricalsociety. org 711 Commercial St. Emporia, KS 66801


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National Teachers Hall of Fame (620) 341-5660 www.nthf.org 1 Kellogg Circle Emporia, KS 66801

NAIL SALONS Dynamic Nails & Spa (620) 342-6245 www.http//www.facebook.com/ dynamic2917 2917 West Highway 50 Emporia, KS 66801

NEWSPAPERS The Emporia Gazette (620) 342-4800 www.emporiagazette.com 517 Merchant St. Emporia, KS 66801

NIGHT CLUBS & BARS Bourbon Cowboy, LLC (620) 481-9404 www.bourboncowboybar.com 605 Commercial St. Emporia, KS 66801 The Station (620) 208-8788 www.facebook.com/TheStation-104668298604067 402 Merchant St Emporia, KS 66801

NURSE ANESTHETISTS Emporia Anesthesia Associates, PA (620) 342-8748 Emporia, KS 66801

OFFICE FURNITURE & SUPPLIES Navrat’s Office Products (620) 342-2092 www.navrats.com 728 Mechanic St. Emporia, KS 66801 Staples (620) 342-5200 www.facebook.com/ StaplesEmporia761 2200 Industrial Rd. Emporia, KS 66801

OPHTHALMOLOGY Reynolds and Anliker Eye Physicians & Surgeons (620) 342-6989 www.reynoldsandanliker.com 1602 West 15th Ave., Suite B Emporia, KS 66801

OPTICAL SERVICES Toso Family Eye Care 620-342-6282 www.tosofamilyeyecare.com 827 Commercial St Emporia, KS 66801

ORTHODONTICS Emporia Orthodontics (620) 343-7275 919 West 12th Ave. Emporia, KS 66801 Hannah Orthodontics, PA (620) 343-3000 www.hannahbraces.com 3021 Eaglecrest Dr., Suite A Emporia, KS 66801

OUTPATIENT TREATMENT FACILITY Corner House, Inc. (620) 342-3015 www.cornerhouseinc.org PO Box 931 Emporia, KS 66801

PACKAGING Visible Supply Chain 620-343-7100 www.visiblescm.com 709 Industrial Rd. Emporia, KS 66801

PEST CONTROL SERVICES McKinzie Pest Control, Inc. (620) 342-4222 www.mckinziepest.com 4101 Martin Dr. Emporia, KS 66801 Rainbow Pest Control, Inc. (620) 343-2300 11 West Ninth Ave. Emporia, KS 66801

PET SHOPS L&L Pets (620) 343-3398 www.facebook.com/ LLPetsEmporiaKS 621 Commercial St. Emporia, KS 66801

PHARMACIES & DRUG STORES Graves Drugs (620) 343-2323 www.gravesdrug.com 609 Commercial St. Emporia, KS 66801

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Haag Pharmacy (620) 342-1242 www.haagpharmacy.com 1400 West 12th Ave. Emporia, KS 66801 Walgreens #11167 (620) 342-3301 www.walgreens.com 1502 Industrial Rd. Emporia, KS 66801

PHOTOGRAPHERS Thomas Felts Photography (620) 222-8359 www.tfeltsphotos.com 1626 Trowman Way Emporia, KS 66801

PHYSICAL THERAPY PT Associates of Emporia (620) 208-7878 www.ptemporia.com 2812 West 12th Ave. Emporia, KS 66801

PLUMBING, BOILER REPAIRS Burnap Bros., Inc./Bath Expressions (620) 342-2645 www.burnapbathexpressions.com 722 Commercial St. Emporia, KS 66801 Plumbing by Spellman, Inc. (620) 342-2122 www.plumbingbyspellmanks.com 821 Commercial St. Emporia, KS 66801 Schaefer Plumbing LLC (620) 343-1094 1534 20th Park Place Emporia, KS 66801

PRINTING Chester Press, Inc. (620) 342-8792 www.chesterpressinc.com 2 South Commercial St. Emporia, KS 66801 Printing Plus (620) 343-9433 15 East Sixth Ave. Emporia, KS 66801

PROPERTY & INVESTMENT MANAGEMENT 2S Inc. (620) 208-7676 702 Industrial Rd. Emporia, KS 66801

PROPERTY LEASING & MANAGEMENT Stewardship Home Investors 620-794-1088 545 Sherman St Emporia, KS 66801

RADIO STATIONS KVOE 1400, Country 101.7 and Mix 104.9 (620) 342-1400 www.kvoe.com 1420 C of E Dr. Emporia, KS 66801

REAL ESTATE SALES American Real Estate (620) 342-9500 www.kbthomas.point2agent.com 815 Graham St. Emporia, KS 66801 Coldwell Banker Emporia Real Estate (620) 412-9850 www.emporiarealestate.com 608 Commercial St., Suite B Emporia, KS 66801 Ek Real Estate Inc. - Jeff Williams (620) 342-3366 www.ekhomes.com 1201 West Sixth Ave. Emporia, KS 66801 Farm and Home Real Estate - Jerry Olmsted (620) 342-0022 www.farmandhomecompanies.com 2160 West Highway 50 Emporia, KS66801 Frontier Financial Partners (620) 342-7041 www.facebook.com/ FrontierFinancialPartners 1512 West Sixth Ave., Suite E Emporia, KS 66801 Matt Johnson - Keller Williams Realty Diamond Partners Inc. (620) 794-1032 www.emporiahomes.kw.com 908 Pheasant Ridge Emporia, KS 66801 Midwest Land Group, LLC (620) 794-8075 www.midwestlandgroup.com 1335 Road K Emporia, KS 66801 United Country - Great Plains Auction & Real Estate (620) 412-9693 www.ucgreatplains.com 2810 West Highway 50 Emporia, KS 66801


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BUSINESS DIRECTORY

RECREATION Emporia Recreation Commission (620) 340-6300 www.emporiarec.org 313 West Fourth Ave. Emporia, KS 66801

RECYCLING Advantage Metals Recycling, LLC (620) 342-1122 www.advantagerecycling.com 302 Graham St. Emporia, KS 66801

RESTAURANTS Amanda’s Bakery & Cafe (620) 340-0620 www.amandasbakeryandcafe.com 702 Commercial St. Emporia, KS 66801 Bobby D’s Merchant St. BBQ, Inc. (620) 342-1990 www.bobbydsbbq.com 607 Merchant St. Emporia, KS 66801 Casa Ramos (620) 340-0640 www.casaramosemporia.com 707 Commercial St. Emporia, KS 66801 Chicken House Cafe (620) 475-3386 www.facebook.com/Olpe-ChickenHouse-104990682943361 8 East Highway 99 Olpe, KS 66865 Emporia Country Club (620) 342-0343 www.emporiacc.org 1801 Rural St. Emporia, KS 66801 Gambino’s Pizza (620) 343-9114 www.gambinospizza.com 1003 Industrial Rd. Emporia, KS 66801 Golden Wok (620) 343-6688 www.goldenwokks.com 2804 West Highway 50 Emporia, KS 66801

McDonald’s on Industrial (620) 342-9444 www.facebook.com/McDonalds 2810 W 18th Industrial Rd. Emporia, KS 66801 McDonald’s on Sixth Ave (620) 342-9325 www.facebook.com/ McDonalds1202W6thAve 1202 West Sixth Ave. Emporia, KS 66801 Mizumi Food Truck 646-541-3305 www.facebook.com/ Mizumi-111805821140422 804 W 6th Ave Emporia, KS 66801 Pizza Ranch (620) 343-8646 www.pizzaranch.com 3000 West 18th Ave. Emporia, KS 66801 Planet Sub (620) 343-1660 www.planetsub.com 2715 Candlewood Dr. Emporia, KS 66801 Shanghai Chinese Restaurant (620) 342-4888 www.facebook.com/ShanghaiRestaurant-104924756217978 2002 West Sixth Ave. Emporia, KS 66801 Spangles #28 (620) 342-2888 www.spanglesinc.com 2708 West 18th Ave. Emporia, KS 66801 Subway (620) 343-2907 www.subway.com 1128D Merchant St. Emporia, KS 66801 Union Street Social (620) 208-6993 www.unionstreetsocial.com 225 E 6th Ave Emporia, KS 66801

RETIREMENT COMMUNITIES & HOMES

Goodcents Deli Fresh Subs (620) 343-3100 www.goodcentssubs.com 1004 East 12th Ave. Emporia, KS 66801

Emporia Place (620) 342-1000 www.enlivant.com 1200 West 12th Ave. Emporia, KS 66801

Ichiban Asian Bistro (620) 208-6888 www.ichibanasianbistro.com 1430 Industrial Rd. Emporia, KS 66801

Holiday Resort and Estates (620) 343-9285 www.holidayresorts.net 2700 West 30th Ave. Emporia, KS 66801

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Presbyterian Manor of Emporia (620) 343-2613 www.emporiapresbyterianmanor. org 2300 Industrial Rd. Emporia, KS 66801

RETIREMENT PLANNING

SENIOR CENTERS Emporia Senior Center, Inc. (620) 343-3160 www.emporiaseniorcenter.org 603 East 12th Ave. Emporia, KS 66801

SHOPPING & SPECIALTY RETAIL, CLOTHING

Edward Jones - Courtney Ward, Financial Advisor (620) 343-0977 www.edwardjones.com/us-en/ financial-advisor/courtney-ward 1601 West Sixth Ave.Suite B Emporia,KS 66801

Buckle (620) 342-4153 www.facebook.com/Buckle25/ 1682 Industrial Rd. Emporia, KS 66801

Edward Jones - Greg Seibel, Financial Advisor (620) 343-2371 www.edwardjones.com 526 Commercial St. Emporia, KS 66801

Tallgrass Trends Boutique (580) 628-1838 www.facebook.com/Tallgrass. Trends.Boutique 606 Commercial St. Emporia, KS 66801

Edward Jones - John Newland, Financial Advisor (620) 342-2562 www.edwardjones.com 1130 Chestnut St. Emporia, KS 66801 Edward Jones - Jon Geitz, Financial Advisor (620) 343-2388 www.edwardjones.com 1508 West Sixth Ave. Emporia, KS 66801 Waddell & Reed - Kelly Wade (620) 757-1010 1805 West Sixth Ave. Emporia, KS 66801

ROOFING/ CONSTRUCTION Shull Construction 620-591-2907 www.shullroofing.com 327 Commercial St Emporia, KS 66801 Superior Roofing 316-350-9600 722 W. 6th Ave Emporia, KS 66801 Wray Roofing (620) 342-7576 www.wrayroofing.com 805 East Sixth Ave Emporia, KS 66801

SCHOOLS, PRESCHOOLS & DAYCARES Emporia Christian School, Preschool, Daycare and Summer Day Camp (620) 342-5353 www.emporiachristianschool.org 1325 C of E Dr. Emporia, KS 66801

SHOPPING & SPECIALTY RETAIL, GIFTS Trox Gallery and Gifts (620) 208-8769 www.troxgallery.com 715 Commercial St. Emporia, KS 66801

SHOPPING & SPECIALTY RETAIL, SHOES Brown’s Shoe Fit Company (620) 342-5871 www.facebook.com/ brownsshoefitcoemporiaks 603 Commercial St. Emporia, KS 66801 Shoe Sensation #882 (620) 340-8199 www.shoesensation.com 1664 Industrial Rd., Suite 122 Emporia, KS 66801

SHOPPING & SPECIALTY RETAIL, SHOPPING CENTERS Flinthills Mall Merchant Association (620) 342-4631 www.flinthillsmall.com 1632 Industrial Rd. Emporia, KS 66801

SHOPPING & SPECIALTY RETAIL, SPORTING GOODS/RECREATION Dynamic Discs (620) 208-3472 www.dynamicdiscs.com 912 Commercial St. Emporia, KS 66801


Sports Connection (620) 343-6271 www.sportsconnectionks.com 2721 West 15th Ave. Emporia, KS 66801

SHOPPING & SPECIALTY RETAIL, SPORTS & RECREATION AKA the Sports Fan (620) 341-9934 www.akathesportsfan.com 524 Commercial St. Emporia, KS 66801 Cooper’s Carts 620-341-0625 www.cooperscarts.com 10 Commercial St Emporia, KS 66801

SIGNS, GRAPHICS, LETTERING Coffelt Sign Company (620) 343-6411 www.coffeltsigns.com 18 South Commercial St. Emporia, KS 66801

SPECIAL EVENTS PROMOTIONS UNBOUND Gravel (620) 757-3264 www.unboundgravel.com 11 West Eighth Ave. Emporia, KS 66801

SURVEYORS GeoTech, Inc. (620) 342-7491 www.geotechinc.net 115 West Fifth Ave. Emporia, KS 66801

TELEVISION STATIONS KSNT, KTKA, KTMJ (785) 582-4000 www.ksnt.com 6835 Northwest Highway 24 Topeka, KS 66618

TIRE DEALERS Express Tire & Auto, LLC (620) 343-9994 www.expresstirepros.com 806 East 12th Ave. Emporia, KS 66801 Mel’s Tire, LLC (620) 342-8473 www.melstireemporia.com 915 Graham St. Emporia, KS 66801

TRANSPORTATION Lyon County Area Transportation (L-CAT) 620-343-4207www.lyoncounty.org/ index/government/departments/ lcat 402 Commercial St Emporia, KS 66801

TREE SERVICE, SPRAYING & HORTICULTURE Wellnitz Tree Care, Inc. (620) 340-2484 www.wellnitztreecare.com 310 Congress St. Emporia, KS 66801

TRUCK REPAIR Center (620) 343-2030 www.hoytstruckcenter.com 802 Graphic Arts Rd. Emporia, KS 66801

UTILITIES 4 Rivers Electric Cooperative, Inc. (620) 364-2116 www.4riverselectric.com 2731 Milo Terrace Lebo, KS 66856 Evergy (800) 383-1183 www.evergyinc.com 100 North Broadway St. Suite 800 Wichita, KS 67201 Kansas Gas Service (785) 370-7489 www.kansasgasservice.com 5960 Executive Court Manhattan, KS 66503

VETERINARIANS Emporia Veterinary Hospital (620) 342-6515 www.facebook.com/ EmporiaVeterinaryHospital 710 Anderson St. Emporia, KS 66801

WELDING - SUPPLIES & SERVICES Scott’s Welding Service, Inc. (620) 208-9353 www.scottsweldingus.com 719 Graham St. Emporia, KS 66801

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