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Emporia CVB wins SIX AWARDS from Travel Industry Association of Kansas!

The Emporia Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB) has six new trophies to display in the Visitors Center at 719 Commercial Street. Emporia CVB staff attended the Travel Industry Association of Kansas (TIAK) annual Tourism Conference this week in Garden City, Kansas. The three day conference is an opportunity for tourism professionals across the state to network and…

Emporia CVB Offers 2nd Round of Tourism Grants

EMPORIA, Kansas, July, 5, 2017 – – The deadline for the second round of tourism grant applications is Tuesday, August 1. The Emporia Convention & Visitors Bureau (CVB) Tourism Grant Program was established to enhance and strengthen the positive economic impact of the tourism industry on our community.  Limited funds are available and will be…

4 Ways to Unplug Your Kids While on the Road

Are you dreading taking a road trip with your kids this summer? Don’t want your kids to just plug in to the screens and check out? Children have a harder time keeping themselves entertained on a long drive, and it can be a challenge for parents to keep the kids busy without resorting to just…

Welcome National Teachers Hall of Fame Inductees!

Welcome to Emporia Ashli Skura Dreher of Youngstown, New York; Jonathan Gillentine of Honolulu, Hawaii; Matinga Ragatz of Grand Ledge, Michigan; Joseph D. Ruhl of Lafayette, Indiana; and Bob Williams of Palmer, Alaska, the 2017 National Teachers Hall of Fame Inductees. The Hall of Fame annually honors five teachers who have demonstrated commitment and dedication to…

Emporia’s water is some of the best in the world

Emporia has bragging rights thanks to the dedicated staff of the Emporia Public Works Water Treatment Plant. During four of the last five years, Emporia has been a top 5 contender in the Municipal Water category in the Berkeley Springs International Water Tasting competition. Our crowning achievement was in 2013 when Emporia took first place…

National Tourism Week

Next week we will celebrate National Travel & Tourism Week (May 1-7, 2016). NTTW was established by Congressional resolution in 1983 and is the annual salute to travel in America. Saluting and celebrating travel? What’s up with that? This celebration is a “toot your own horn” event allowing communities to showcase the impact of travel…