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First Year of Champions to be Honored at An Evening in the Gardens

On Friday, July 21st, during An Evening in the Gardens, Mayor Jess Alumbaugh will present Certificates of Appreciation to the Champions he has recognized throughout one full year. The City of Marion began naming “Champions”…individuals who have displayed outstanding servant leadership or extraordinary achievement…beginning in July of 2016 shortly after the City adopted the new slogan, “City of Champions.”

City, Main Street Marion, and More Partners Clean Out Former Wolfe Building

We would like to express our sincere thanks to Main Street Marion and all of the partners who initiated and cleaned out the former Wolfe Building (which we currently own) on the downtown square to make it marketable.

Thanks to Main Street Marion, Indiana Landmarks, God's House Marion, Carey Services, Afena FCU, Marion Municipal Utilities, Associated Supply Inc, and our individual volunteers who made this happen at no cost to the City.

https://www.facebook.com/Marion.Indiana/posts/10155404143522053

"Indiana Weekend" Features Successful Business Innovation in Marion

The following WIPB program features Marion businesses, paying special attention to the innovative hearts and minds of Marion who are succeeding in unique business ventures and utilizing Marion's assets of today. Thanks to WIPB-TV, The Refinery Business Center, TreeOfLifeBooks.com, Atlas Foundry Company Inc, Dawn's Cleaning Solution, 1400 WBAT, Paula's 9th Street Cafe, The Abbey Coffee Co., Indiana Wesleyan University, and more.

https://www.facebook.com/Marion.Indiana/videos/10155368205862053/

The Heart of Grant County

We have some amazing small businesses in the City of Marion / Grant County. This is a feature on three of them, thanks to Taylor University film students and the Grant County Economic Growth Council. The Box Express & More, The Bridge Cafe, and GP Designs Inc.

https://www.facebook.com/Marion.Indiana/videos/10155365092962053/

Ozark Materials Announces New Marion Location

Marion, Indiana welcomes a new manufacturing business. Ozark Materials, LLC is an Alabama based pavement marking material manufacturer that produces products for all types of roadway applications. The company currently occupies the former Bell Packaging plant at 3112 S Boots St., a 177,000 square foot building in south Marion. The site is undergoing renovations which will be finished by early summer. Ozark Materials intends to begin full operations shortly, producing their waterborne traffic paint.

Marion Ranked 11th Best City in the U.S. for First-time Homebuyers

First-time Homebuyers across the nation should be looking at Marion, Indiana according to a report from LendEDU. Marion was ranked the “11th Best City in the U.S. for First-time Homebuyers” in a report released on May 3rd, 2017. The report highlighted Marion and the other top-rated cities and towns as offering the most reward for people buying a home for the first time.

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