Her First Impressions are Great!
Although Pat Case wasn’t born in Marion, she considers it home. Her family moved here when she was in elementary school. She grew up here, married a hometown boy, and raised their children here.
Her first try at interior design started with painting her bedroom at age 13. But, it wasn’t until she and her husband Greg built their second home, that she re-entered the workforce in 1991, opening Great Impressions, a design studio and retail store. It was from her design work that Pat has been involved with the beautification of area residences and commercial spaces. Those spaces include new school buildings, the Marion Public Library, and other local offices — always helping to improve the aesthetic and function of their homes or work spaces. Her work has even included places outside of Marion, in Florida and Michigan and outside of the United States, like St. Croix.
But what makes Pat Case a great MarionMade story? You can hear it in her own words.
Pat said, “I remember a time when there was a lot of negative talk in Marion. That instilled in me a desire to do something to make it a better place. I remember my dad saying that my birthplace, Buffalo, NY, was a ‘good place to be from,’ meaning it was a place you didn’t want to live. When people complained about Marion, but didn’t want to do anything to improve it, I decided I did.”
That led to Pat’s involvement with Downtown Marion Inc., Community Business Connections, and 100 Women Who Care. We are all thrilled that Pat Case has that commitment and that makes her part of the MarionMade! team.
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