Marion Downtown is partnering with local and regional media to offer local business owners the opportunity to learn more about effective advertising, and offering free breakfast to boot! Billed as “Media Morning”, the organization is hosting representatives from newspaper, radio, cable and television to provide an overview of their products and to offer special bundle pricing on advertising campaigns for participating businesses for the upcoming fall/holiday season. Admission and breakfast for business owners is FREE, and pre-registration to guarantee your seat is encouraged. Call Olivia Hall or Ken Heath at (276) 783-4190. Wednesday morning, August 21, from 9 – 10am at the Garden Party Room, next to Main Street Gifts and Eatery, 212 East Main Street, downtown Marion, VA.
Pop Up Marion Small Business Boot Camp
It’s time to get off the couch and start your own business! Marion Downtown is offering another round of Business Basics 101, where budding entrepreneurs can learn all the ins and outs of starting their own small business, even develop their own business plan, and compete for up to $5,000 in startup grant monies to open that business in Marion! Classes are offered FREE every Thursday night beginning September 5 from 6:00-8:30 at the Marion Town Hall, 138 West Main Street, and open to anyone interested in starting or expanding their business. Graduates are eligible to compete for grant funding to offset rent/mortgage and utility expenses for up to six months/$5,000 for qualifying businesses in the Town of Marion. Partners include Virginia Main Street, Wells Fargo, People Inc., and the Virginia Department of Business Assistance. Thursday evenings beginning September 5 from 6 – 8:30 at the Marion Town Hall, 138 West Main Street, Marion, VA.
Patriot Day Commemoration/Memorial Dedication
The Marion Volunteer Fire Department will formally dedicate the Firefighter’s Memorial and the WTC Steel on Wednesday, September 11, to commemorate Patriot’s Day. The 4,000 pound beam was pulled from the collapsed World Trade Center following the attack on 9-11-01, and presented to the MVFD for a permanent memorial to the 343 firefighters who perished in the largest attack on America in our history. In addition to the program, the American Red Cross is hosting a “Hometown Heroes” blood drive on Tuesday, August 27 at Marion Baptist Church from 1 til 6 to honor and remember firefighters, ems/rescue personnel, and law enforcement officers for their fall blood drive. The Marion Patriot Day Commemoration is set for Wednesday, September 11 at 6pm at the Marion Fire Hall on Main Street.
For additional information on events and activities in Marion, contact Olivia Hall or Ken Heath at (276) 783-4190.