Emerge: Harvey County

3rd Annual 4 Under 40 Awards!

Nominations for the 3rd Annual Harvey County 4 Under 40 Awards are now open! The purpose of these awards is to recognize young adults who give of their time and talents to better the community around them. Any young adult who lives and/or works in Harvey County between the ages of 18 and 40 is eligible to receive this award – they are not required to be a member of Emerge: Harvey County.

If you would like to nominate a young adult for the 4 Under 40 award, you can download a 4 Under 40 Nomination Form_2024 OR click here to fill out nomination form online. Nominations are due by 5:00 PM on Monday, July 1st. 

The top 8 finalists will be recognized and the 4 winners will be announced at the Emerge: Harvey County Annual Banquet on August 29th, 2024 at Son Wray Ranch. Anyone is welcome to register to attend or sponsor this event. Reservations will open in June 2024.

More information can be found at emergeharvey.com/4-under-40.

About Emerge: Harvey County

Emerge: Harvey County is our local Young Professionals organization that operates under the Chamber umbrella (though non-Chamber members can be a part of Emerge). Their purpose statement is to connect emerging leaders to build a thriving Harvey County, and their core values are to grow, engage, and serve. The organization is open to anyone between the ages of 18 and 40(ish), and they have monthly meetings on the 2nd Thursday of each month at 12:00 pm.

Emerge works to fulfill their mission by developing leaders, connecting those leaders with each other, and inspiring those leaders to work together to serve in Harvey County. And while they are technically a “Young Professionals” organization, the organization is welcome to any young adult, regardless of whether or not they are employed by a “professional” firm.

To learn more about Emerge: Harvey County, visit their website: www.emergeharvey.com.

Emerge: Harvey County Annual Cornhole Tournamnet

Every year, Emerge hosts a Cornhole Tournment fundraiser that benefits a local nonprofit.

In 2023 the Cornhole Tournament was held on October 21st at Grace Hill Winery and 20 teams participated As a group, Emerge and the Cornhole Tournament participants were able to raise $900 for All Together Now‘s campaign to build an inclusive playground at Slate Creek Elementary.

Stay tuned for details about the 2024 Cornhole Tournament!

How can Chamber members help support our local Young Professionals?

  • Encourage your young employees to become involved! Being a part of Emerge: Harvey County is a great way to get connected, grow both professionally and in leadership, and to serve the community. If you or any of your employees are interested in joining, they can reach out to emergeharvey@outlook.com or call 316-283-2560 for more information.
  • Sponsor a membership for your young employees! Several of our local businesses offer to pay the membership fee ($75/year) for their employees to be involved. It is a great way to help remove the financial barrier for your employees and encourage them to become involved in a civic organization.
  • Become an annual sponsor! Our Annual Sponsors help us provide for various programs such as our monthly Lunch & Learn, Coffee and Networking, Annual Banquet, and new initiatives that are on the horizon for Emerge. If you are interested in becoming a sponsor, take a look at the opportunities below, fill out a sponsorship form, and contact an Emerge representative at emergeharvey@outlook.com.
    • Bronze Level Sponsor: $75/Year – Recognition in Emerge communications, company name on the Emerge website, and social media shout-outs.
    • Silver Level Sponsor: $150/Year – 1 free membership, recognition as a sponsor at 1 Lunch & Learn with company name on table tent, recognition in Emerge communications, company name on the Emerge website, and social media shout-outs.
    • Gold Level Sponsor: $500/Year – 2 free memberships, recognition at each Lunch & Learn on a table tent, logo in Emerge communications, and website recognition with a link to your company’s website, along with social media shoutouts.
    • Platinum Level Sponsor: $1000/Year – 4 free memberships,  recognition at each Lunch & Learn with logo on a table tent, logo in Emerge communications, and website recognition with a link to your company’s website,  special recognition at events, and a promotional video shout-out on social media.