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Emporia Chamber President pleased with local results of KS Beats the Virus initiative Kansas Leadership Center Image

Emporia Area Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Jeanine McKenna is very pleased with the outcome of the Kansas Leadership Center's KS Beats the Virus initiative.

As the initiative winds down, McKenna says discussions at the local level led to a number of highly popular local initiatives that encouraged education and discussion about how to best mitigate the spread of COVID-19. McKenna says one those local initiatives included a communitywide mask-up social media challenge that is still going strong at this time.

Another highly successful project has been ongoing through First United Methodist Church with the erection of Love Thy Neighbor signs across the community. According to McKenna, while the initiative began locally, it has quickly begun to spread thanks to the assistance of the Ministerial Alliance who has taken to including informational packets with the signs that have been popping up in yards across town.

McKenna adds that KS Beats The Virus also opened up the opportunity of additional grant funding of which the city has received several in recent months, however, an exact figure is not readily available.

With vaccinations now ongoing in the local area at a steady pace, McKenna is encouraging area residents to continue doing all they can to help put the pandemic behind us.

Statewide, the Leadership Center says close to 700 action plans have come out of meetings in 72 counties. More information about the statewide effort is online at www.kansasleadershipcenter.org.

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