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 great information that one might find motivating - statistics are not MY reason. I grew up on Bellevue Avenue, just a few blocks from Downtown Marion. As a child, my … [Continue reading]

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 be transformed into mini islands of color with flowers and plants that will add beauty to the streetscape. This project is set to begin … [Continue reading]

Project Paint the Town

Paint the Town

In November 2014, leadership of the First Church of the Nazarene in Marion, Ohio and representatives of Downtown Marion, Inc. began to research a concept aimed at the re-gentrification of neighborhoods in and around the downtown area. Simply stated, many homes in the core of Marion might be dramatically improved in appearance with fresh paint. […]

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Downtown Marion, Inc., is now a Kroger Community Reward Partner

As a 501(c)3, non-profit organization, Downtown Marion, Inc. relies exclusively on donations and sponsorships to operate. On this website you will see the community partners who have graciously contributed to the revitalization efforts of this organization. Now we are excited to announce an opportunity for you to give without it costing you anything but the […]

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