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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.”

*New Website Coming Soon

The City of Marion is working with Marion Design Co. students overseen by IWU in designing a new website. We will have a new web address (to be announced), but you may also use the current address when the new one takes effect. Thank you.

The Bridge Cafe will Bridge the Dining Gap in Downtown Marion

Next spring, the popular farm-to-table Bridge Cafe in Upland will open a second location in Downtown Marion. The setting at 714 South Adams Street will also serve as a community gathering center offering counseling resources and other opportunities for artisans, students, and more. Below is a press release from P. Eric Turner & T3 Investments, shortly after donating the downtown Marion property and a boost of funding for the project...

July 11, 2017
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

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/

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