Several email alerts are available that provide local, regional, and state wide upcoming events, news, free learning opportunities, and more.
Know Your Local Resources
- Boards you can participate in
- Crawford County Convention & Visitors Bureau Advisory Board: Provides input to the Crawford County CVB as it seeks to fulfill its mission to promote travel and tourism to Crawford County, Kansas, its attractions, history, and events, while coordinating with event planners to use the county’s many event spaces, facilities and accommodations for sporting events, conventions, and conferences.
- Celebrate Girard: An events planning board that works through the Girard, Kansas Area Chamber of Commerce.
- Pittsburg Downtown Advisory Board: Deliberative and review body representing the interests of downtown property owners, residents and merchants (the downtown community).
- Event Planners Resource Guide: Catering, event and meeting spaces, food trucks, group tours, local entertainment, promoting your event, sporting facilities, and more.
- Funding opportunities: Various forms of funding, grants, sponsorship and even tax incentive opportunities are sometimes available.
- Get help with your business, business idea or product idea, etc.
- Community Foundation of Southeast Kansas
- EnterprisePSU: Promotes innovation and growth in Southeast Kansas through innovation, entrepreneurship, and small business development.
- Girard Area Chamber of Commerce
- Pittsburg Area Chamber of Commerce
- Project 17: Working together to improve economic opportunities and quality of life in the 17 county region.
- Southeast Kansas Regional Planning Commission (SEKRPC): Helps agencies with finance packaging, advice, and procedures. Resources frequently includes loans available.
- Wildcat Extension District: Relevant, reliable information regarding several topics, including assisting businesses and communities.
- Network with similar businesses and organizations
- Permit applications
Know Your Statewide Resources
- Kansas Historical Society
- Kansas Museums Association
Travel & Tourism
- K-State Research & Extension
- Kansas Department of Commerce
- Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks & Tourism (KDWPT)
- Kansas Humanities
- Kansas Tourism Division (Travel Kansas)
- Kansas Sampler Foundation
- Kansas Venue Coalition
- Travel Industry Association of Kansas (TIAK)