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Program Manager hired at MCF

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MARION, OH – Julie Prettyman has been selected to fill the new position of Program Manager at Marion Community Foundation, announced Susie Brown, Chair of the Board of Trustees chairperson.

“We are pleased to welcome Julie,” said President/CEO Dean L. Jacob. “She has extensive experience in project management in both for-profit and non-profit organizations, as well as previous foundation experience.”

As Program Manager, Prettyman joins the full-time staff at MCF, bringing the professional staff to three.… Read More


United Federal Credit Union Presents Check To United Way

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United Federal Credit Union Presents CheckMARION, OHIO – United Federal Credit Union’s local staff showed their
generosity last Friday when they presented a check for United Federal
Credit Union’s corporate gift of $2,388 to the United Way of Marion
County.

 The money is a dollar-for-dollar match to the employee’s personal
pledges to the community campaign that benefits 18 local agencies that
operate 33 different programs.

Robin Schelb, Regional Manager for UFCU say it’s important for the
staff to see themselves as part of a larger purpose, “I tell the
members that it’s not just about working inside a building, but also
it’s about working for our community and that’s a key factor here.”

The money will help support United Way’s efforts to ensure children and
youth reach their potential, promote financial stability and
independence, and improve people’s health.… Read More


Marion CAN DO February Newsletter

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The December, 2013 unemployment figures have been released. The Marion County unemployment rate for December,
2013 decreased to 7.1% from 7.6% in November. For Ohio, the unemployment rate in November was 7.2%, seasonally
adjusted. And the unemployment rate for Marion County in December of 2012 was 7.2%. This is positive news for
Marion and a significant decrease of one half of one percent from November, 2013 to December, 2013. I remain
optimistic that 2014 will be a year of positive and sustained growth.… Read More


Sims Brothers Recycling promotes Patty Kirk to Assistant Controller

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Patty Kirk has been promoted to Assistant Controller at Sims Brothers Recycling. The announcement was made by Gary Sims, president and CEO.

Kirk is responsible for supervising the accounting department staff, managing the firm’s banking services and assisting the Controller. She reports to Stanley Casey, Controller/Secretary/Treasurer.

Kirk started at Sims Brothers 27 years ago after receiving her Associates Degree in Computer Science with a Minor in Business Administration from Marion Technical College.… Read More