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Business Exchange Trip to Japan a Success

Posted by: on Wednesday, December 4, 2019
MEDCO President Nick Glew and MEDCO Board Chair Cheri Monahan recently returned from a weeklong business exchange program in Japan. Both were selected to represent that state of Iowa as part of the GEN-J Program sponsored by the Japan Foundation. The exchange program was created in 2018 in order to strengthen the collaboration between Japanese companies

Wellness is a Focus on Mind, Body, and Spirit

Posted by: Emily Russ on Tuesday, November 26, 2019
MercyCare Business Health Solutions provides total health management for corporate wellness programs to support the health and wellbeing of employees. Molly McWilliam, a Senior Wellness Coach at MercyCare, supports the wellness program at Mercy Medical Center. Wellness coaching includes the mind, body and spiritual wellness of employees. Coaches help to

Internship Leads to Electrical Engineering Passion

Posted by: Emily Russ on Wednesday, October 30, 2019
Kelsey Hewitt knew at a young age that she was interested in engineering. As many students do, she stumbled upon this career field in middle school during a career speaker day. “I had a big interest in math, science and problem solving,” Hewitt says. Hewitt went on to obtain an internship through Kirkwood Workplace Learning Connection at

Mayoral & City Council Candidate Forums to Focus on Community & Business Development Issues

Posted by: Emily Russ on Wednesday, October 23, 2019

The Marion Economic Development Corporation and Marion Chamber of Commerce will jointly host a mayoral and city council candidate forum featuring individuals seeking election in the City of Marion.

School Board Forum to Feature Seven Candidates Running for Four At Large Seats

Posted by: Emily Russ on Thursday, October 17, 2019
The Marion Economic Development Corporation and Marion Chamber of Commerce will jointly host a school board candidates’ forum featuring individuals seeking election to the Linn-Mar Community School District Board of Directors. The forum will take place Thursday, October 17 from 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. at the Lowe Park Arts & Environment Center,

Bringing Learning to Life

Posted by: Emily Russ on Monday, September 30, 2019
The staff and volunteers at Indian Creek Nature Center (ICNC) are champions of nature. They strive to connect people to nature and create a passion for the outdoors. Indian Creek Nature Center is an amazing resource we have right in our backyard. While many roles are needed to make things run smoothly day to day, one of the more sought-after positions at

Pizza Ranch Announced as Newest Tenant in Squaw Creek Crossing

Posted by: on Tuesday, September 17, 2019
Marion, IA – Squaw Creek Crossing, Marion’s first large-scale mixed-use development, will become home to a new Pizza Ranch FunZone Arcade, managed by Lion Development Group. The restaurant, to be located at 6053 Carlson Way, will occupy 7,600 square feet with seating for up to 234 people. The FunZone Arcade will include a 1,500 square foot game

Local Business Harnesses the Talents of Area's Students

Posted by: Kara Lindsay, MEDCO Intern on Thursday, August 8, 2019
This year, Iowa has been expanding work-based learning to better prepare students for careers in high demand job markets. The state goal is for 70% of Iowa’s workforce to have education or training beyond high school. While this is a nice goal for the state to have, such a goal requires action from the communities to achieve it. Community Promise is