Love Our Neighborhoods is a grassroots group of city officials and volunteers who are not only cleaning up Marion but also improving the quality of life for many local homeowners and tenants. The group is focused on revitalizing the Marion community by improving neighborhoods. It started in the summer of 2020 and has expanded since […]
2020 Celebrate Marion Honorees
2020 Celebrate Marion Honoree Video
Learn more about the amazing people, places, products, and programs that make Marion a great place to live, work, play, and learn!
Crystal and Devin Durain are changing lives, one foster child, at a time. The family opened their hearts and their home to children in need seven years ago as foster parents through Marion County Children’s Services. “We had difficulty conceiving at first, and we were planning to adopt,” said Crystal. “We took a class on […]
Alysse Gafkjen is enjoying an amazing career in professional photography with a focus on portraits and music photography. Her work is featured on album covers, press photos, television, and billboards, for example. This River Valley graduate is a shining example of MarionMade! and the epitome of the creative, entrepreneurial spirit that thrives in the Marion […]
Not all “MarionMade!” people were born and raised here; many are transplants who have put down roots and are making an impact. Some live here, others work, play, volunteer, worship, and/or learn in Marion. Meet Louise Chell, owner of Yellow Creek Pottery, who grew up in the Akron area. “There was a Yellow Creek that […]