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Opportunity for Indiana Entrepreneurs to Compete for a One-Year Free Lease in Downtown Marion

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Opportunity for Indiana Entrepreneurs to Compete for a One-Year Free Lease in Downtown Marion MARION, INDIANA, Wednesday April 24th, 2019 — Entrepreneurs, businesses, and start-ups from across Indiana have a new opportunity to launch or expand their business concept in 2019. The Grant County Economic Growth Council is hosting Community Pitch Night, […]

89 Businesses Honored for Investment in Grant County

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 89 Businesses Honored for Investment in Grant County MARION, INDIANA, Thursday April 18th 2019—Eighty-nine Grant County businesses were honored at the 2019 Investor Appreciation Luncheon at the Tomahawk Lounge at Meshingomesia Golf Club. Over twenty years, the Grant County Economic Growth Council and STAR Financial Bank have honored 2.7 billion dollars of […]

Grant County Rescue Mission relocates and renames thrift store

The Grant County Rescue Mission announces new location and name of their thrift store. On Saturday, April 20 at 6:00 pm, the Grant County Rescue Mission will close their Mission Mart store at 1550 South Western Avenue and re-open on Wednesday, May 1 at 10:00 am as ReNewed Boutique and Thrift at our new location, […]

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The Growth Council Celebrate a Successful & Busy 2018 Year!

December 21, 2018 (Marion, IN) – With the Christmas Holiday just around the corner, the Growth Council celebrates a successful and busy year. In addition to the Growth Council’s typical focus on business recruitment & retention, entrepreneurship, and marketing Grant County, the staff dedicated special effort and attention to workforce development and downtown development. Quality of […]

Growth Council Intern Joins the Staff of Cambridge Capital Management Corp.

July 10, 2018 (Indianapolis, IN) – Alexis Fox has joined the staff of Cambridge Capital Management Corporation as a loan processor. She assists in approving and dispersing proceeds from the U.S. Small Business Administration 504 loan program to owners of Indiana small businesses. The SBA 504 program is administered by the Indiana Statewide Certified Development Corporation, […]

Marion Made Fashion Show

Marion Made Fashion Show Sponsored by: Marion Cinema House (Marion Design Co.), Community Foundation of Grant County, Tim and Mary Eckerle, and the Quilter’s Hall of Fame. Location: Washington Street Alley, Downtown Marion, IN MARION, INDIANA, June 4, 2018 ‒ A never seen before event called Marion Made Fashion Show in downtown Marion was a […]

The State Praises Grant County’s Grants for Grad program

When Secretary Blair Milo, the State’s Secretary of Career Connections and Talent, visited Grant County last week for the Citizen’s Advisory Council, she praised Grant County’s talent attraction efforts—especially, the Grant for Grads program. Intrigued by the program, Secretary Milo requested further data and information on the program following her visit. Her follow-up email praised […]

Grant County Receives National Media Attention for Housing Assistance Program Grant for Grads

Tuesday, May 22, 2018 (Marion, IN) – Thanks to Marion-Grant County Chamber of Commerce highlighting local talent attraction initiatives during a conversation with reporter David Harrison, the Wall Street Journal published the article “How Bad is the Labor Shortage? Cities Will Pay You to Move There,” and thus, catapulted Grant for Grads—a program that provides financial housing […]

Tim Eckerle Named to Executive Committee of Indiana Statewide CDC Small Business Lender

Indiana Statewide Certified April 27th, 2008 (Indianapolis)– Marion’s Tim Eckerle has been asked to join the executive committee of the Indiana Statewide Certified Development Corporation (ISCDC).  Since 1984, Eckerle has been the Executive Director of the Grant County Economic Growth Council. He becomes one of seven members of the ISCDC Executive Committee. Indiana Statewide CDC works […]