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Marion Community Credit Union believes in our members and our community. We are always interested in talking with our members about new and better ways to become involved in Marion. If you have a project that you think MCCU might be able to assist contact Glenn Coble at 740/389-9960 ext. 330.
We have developed a Community Center at 790 Kenton Avenue next to our Kenton Avenue branch in partnership with Heart of Ohio Mentoring (FNA: Marion Big Brothers/Big Sisters) directed at improving financial education and bettering the lot of Marion young people.
The following are just a few of the local charities that your credit union has supported;
- Marion General Hospital
- Smith Clinic
- Popcorn Festival
- United Way
- Special Olympics
- Salvation Army
- Marion County Fair
- American Cancer Society
- Heart Association
- Boys/Girls Club
- Marion Chamber of Commerce
- Muscular Dystrophy
- WDCM Community Radio
We also support various fire and police departments, music and art projects, sports teams, as well as student scholarships.
Marion is located in North Central Ohio, 45 miles north of the capital city of Columbus. The city of Marion has a population of 36,837, and Marion County includes a population of 66,501.
Marion is a progressive city that enjoys exceptional benefits in terms of transportation, convenience and proximity to markets. Marion County is situated in North Central Ohio's rich agricultural area. The majority of the United States' eastern, northern and mid-western metropolitan markets are within easy reach. Approximately two-thirds of the U.S. and Canadian markets are within a day's truck drive from Marion.
Agriculture and diversified industries form the economic base of the area. Approximately 80 percent of Marion County's land area is devoted to farming with corn, soybeans, hogs and dairy cattle the principal products.
A number of Marion's industries reflect the importance of agriculture to this community. Conagra Foods, Wyandot Snacks and NaChurs Liquid Fertilizer are among the ag-related industries.
There is an increasing mix of technologies in the nonagricultural industries. Whirlpool's dryer manufacturing facility is the largest in the world. The industrial mix also includes automotive parts, plastics, steel tubing, steel bar products, metal stampings, machinery fabrication, and packaging.
Marion offers numerous training and education options, including a branch of Ohio State University, Marion Technical College, and Tri-Rivers Career Center.
US 23 is the main four-lane north-south artery through Marion and Marion County. It links with I-75 at Findlay and I-270, I-70, and I-71 at Columbus, providing the link between Columbus and the Toledo-Detroit markets. State routes 309 and 95 provide excellent east-west access and State routes 4 and 98 provide additional north-south arteries through Marion. Twenty-five miles east of Marion, I-71 provides access to Cleveland, Akron, Columbus and Cincinnati.
From Cleveland and eastern markets, over 120 regular-route carriers provide trucking to and from Marion.
CSX and Norfolk Southern, the two Class I rail carriers serving the eastern U.S. converge in Marion. Participating in a reciprocal switching agreement, they reach all major markets. Marion's new Dual Rail Industrial Park offers rail-using companies well-developed industrial lots with equal access to CSX and Norfolk Southern.
The Marion Municipal Airport features 5,000 and 3,500-foot runways. It provides jet and single and twin-engine charter services, an air ambulance and facilities for private and corporate aircraft.
Adjacent to the airport is the Marion Airport Industrial Park with 180 acres suitable for light manufacturing, air cargo and distribution facilities. The park has all utilities in place and offers CSX rail service.
As the home of President Warren Harding and his wife, Florence, Marion is rich in history. Much of it has been captured at Heritage Hall and the Marion Popcorn Museum.
One of the jewels of the cultural scene in Marion is the restored Palace Theatre, a 1920's Vaudeville theater with 1,431 seats, that was bought and saved from the wrecking ball by civic-minded Marion families and businesses. The 6,500-seat Memorial Coliseum at the Marion County Fairgrounds provides another venue for larger shows and exhibitions.
Marion's city and county governments work together with the community's economic development organization, CAN DO!, the Marion Area Chamber of Commerce and Marion County Regional Planning Commission to encourage growth and orderly development. Through Enterprise Zones and other incentive programs, expanding companies are offered cooperation and incentives to locate and expand in Marion County.
Here, in Marion and Marion County, you will feel welcomed both as an individual and as a corporate citizen.
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