Once a month the Emporia Chamber of Commerce sponsors Business After Hours, an event for chamber members to get acquainted, learn about businesses and hear about any promotions, new locations and events that are going on in Emporia.
“It’s just a great way for them to have other members come into their business and check it out, see what’s going on,” said Jessica Crumb, public relations coordinator for the Emporia Area Chamber and Visitors’ Bureau.
This month’s event was held last Thursday in the Skyline Dining Room in the Memorial Union. The union was chosen to host as a way to “celebrate the completion of the renovation and to get some of the community leaders into the Union,” said Dave Hendricks, director of the Memorial Union.
Attending the event for the first time this year was the Emporia State Marketing Club.
“Business After Hours is an event among business people, so it’s not actually for students, but we got the chance to go,” said Zhen Yin, senior business administration major and president of the Marketing Club. “It’s very good for business students because we can learn many things outside of the class and outside of the book.”
The Marketing Club is a student organization whose purpose is to help promote local businesses.
“What we are trying to do is to help or to promote local businesses for their productions, for their services, like whatever they are in need of,” said Sanghoon Baek, junior business administration major and vice president of promotion and advertising for the club.
Baek also said that in the past the club has helped businesses such as the Flint Hills Mall and Yoga Mama’s Ancient Yoga, and that Business After Hours is a way to look for similar opportunities.
As an RSO, the Marketing Club also does community service. They will participate in Trick Or Treat Food for Kids in October and Up ‘Til Dawn in November.
Anyone interested in joining the Marketing Club can contact advisor Joyce Zhou at email@example.com, or Baek at 620-803-8175. All ESU students are invited to join the club whether they are majoring in business or are just curious to learn about business.