Emporia Main Street Director Casey Woods says, “The Mix and Match event represents one of the most effective and unique ways Emporia welcomes new residents.  The face-to-face interactions generated by the Mix and Match activity has tangible results; one large local employer reported that their retention rates from the prior year improved by 20% when they added Mix and Match to other retention strategies.  Without sponsorships and support from institutions like Lyon County State Bank, we simply could not achieve the outreach necessary to proactively grow Emporia.”