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Emporia Roundtable Meeting

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Kansas Main Street Roundtable

  • 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • Wednesday, December 18, 2019
  • Emporia Granada Theater
    • 807 Commercial Street
    • Emporia, Kan. 66801
  • Event is free and lunch is included.
  • To register, email Scott Sewell or call (785) 296-7288. Registration closes December 13th at 5 p.m.

Emporia Invitation


  • Introductions
  • Brief history of Kansas Main Street and how it has returned
  • Outline of Commerce connections
  • Roundtable Discussion: What does the future of the Kansas Main Street Program look like?
  • What will “success” look like for the Kansas Main Street Program in five or 10 years?

Event Description

You and others from your local Main Street organization are invited to join us for the first meeting of the rejuvenated Kansas Main Street program from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Wednesday, December 18th, 2019 at the Emporia Granada Theater, 807 Commercial Street, Emporia Kansas.

This roundtable discussion will give you the opportunity to hear from Secretary David Toland, of the Kansas Department of Commerce, about the future of the Kansas Main Street Program. Secretary Toland will be joined by Scott Sewell, director of the Kansas Main Street program, as well as others from Commerce and other state agencies/departments who can help leverage resources for your local Main Street programs.

More importantly, we want to hear from YOU about your hopes and dreams for the Kansas Main Street program in 2020 and beyond! During the roundtable discussion you will be given the opportunity to offer input about the future of the program.

Please RSVP by 5 p.m., Friday, December 13th, to reserve your spot. Reservations made be made by clicking HERE or by calling (785) 296-7288.

Attendees (confirmed)

 Secretary David Toland

Department of Commerce

Patty Clark, Deputy Secretary

Department of Commerce

Scott Sewell, Kansas Main Street

Department of Commerce

Josh McGinn, Office of Rural Prosperity

Department of Commerce

Peter Jasso, KAIAC (Kansas Arts Commission)

Department of Commerce

Erik Pederson, Vice President of Entrepreneurship

NetWork Kansas

Bridgett Jobe, Director of Tourism

Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism




Contact Us

Scott Sewell Kansas Main Street Program Coordinator Email (785) 296-7288


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