The Oasis of Color Has Begun to Bloom


April’s cold temperatures and rainy days did not allow much work to be done on the downtown planters, however May has shown great promise. The Rushmore Academy Students and their Job Coach Nicole have been busy bees. They have spent the past few days cleaning up trash, pulling weeds, and spreading mulch. Their work has made a great difference already! Over the next few weeks they will continue mulching and begin planting flowers. Throughout the summer they will continue to maintain the … [Continue reading]

Become a Sponsor of Downtown Marion Inc.


Downtown Marion, Inc., operates using the National Main Street comprehensive four point approach to support and assist current businesses; attract new ventures; partner with government, banks, and industry to support growth initiatives; improve the visual appeal of our downtown, and inform and educate the community about loft living opportunities, historic tax credits for building renovations, and more. Thanks to our dedicated sponsors Downtown Marion, Inc. has been able to make significant … [Continue reading]

Nissa Stump Named New Downtown Marion Manager

Nissa Stump

The Downtown Marion, Inc., board is pleased to announce Nissa Stump as the new Downtown Marion Manager. Nissa will begin her new role on April 24, 2015. Born and raised in Marion, she grew up being involved in the community. She has a passion for dance, performed in many Palace Theater productions and in her words “was lucky enough to spend a few years as an entertainer at Walt Disney World.” As a graduate from The Ohio State University, Nissa has been in sales and marketing for over seven … [Continue reading]

Why Does Downtown Matter?

From Downtown Marion Board President Beth Meadows I’ve been asked that question, why does Downtown matter, dozens of times. I’ve researched the statistical information of what it means to have a strong downtown district. In fact, you can check out the National Main Street website and get all the data you want. And, while it’s […]

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Oasis of Color project set to begin in April 2015

The Downtown Marion, Inc., Board of Directors is excited to announce a new initiative “Oasis of Color”. This project is a coordinated effort between DMI, the Goodwill Student Jobs Program, Rushmore Academy students and the Marion Community Foundation. Scattered throughout the downtown area are planters that are both rectangular and round that are going to […]

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