- Submitted by The City of Marion Fire Department We are pleased to announce an award of $2,500 from FM Global. The funds from the grant will be used to purchase materials for fire prevention and our S.A.F.E. (Students and Firefighter in Education) program.
There was a plaque presentation on October 17. David Zies, Engineer with FM Global, was here to present it to Chief Odum and the Marion Fire Department . Others in the picture, from left to right, are Marion Chamber of Commerce President Gail Barger Lannom, Fire Department Admin Cathy Anderson, Firefighter Mike McAnelly, Fire Chief Jerry Odum, David Zies from FM Global, Lt. Jim Escue, Firefighter Brock Whitehead, and from the Marion Chamber of Commerce Ashley Gott, Michelle Hamilton and Mindy Reid.
Banterra Bank employees from across Southern Illinois contributed $582.50 to Centerstone for mental health services and suicide prevention. Carterville Banterra Branch Manager Katyee Rich and her staff were one of several branches that collected money throughout the month of September. She said that Centerstone is a central part of our community, and that she knows clients who rely on Centerstone, which is what made her staff so happy to be a part of this collection. On behalf of all the Banterra branches who donated, the Carterville branch brought the big check over to the Crisis Center and Centerstone’s Carterville office to take a photo.
Pictured are (L-R) Banterra staff Katie, Nicole Tippy, Jerad Hernandez, Preston Simpson, Shay Malone, Jocelyn Popit, and Banterra staff Autumn.
Centerstone, a national leader in behavioral health care, hosted the Community Champions Wall Unveiling on Monday, September 30 at 5 p.m. in the lobby of the West Frankfort Centerstone office, 902 West Main Street.
The event began with appetizers and drinks. The unveiling of the Community Champions Wall, featuring photos of previous winners of the Community Champions Award, was held at approximately 5:15 p.m. “The Community Champions Awards honor community leaders who have made a difference by advancing mental health and substance use disorder services through their advocacy, leadership and service,” said John Markley, Centerstone CEO.
Congratulations to the staff at the Holiday Inn Express in Marion IL for receiving their fourth IHG Torchbearer award. Also congratulations to Wes Murphy the General Manager at that location for receiving the IHG GM of the Year award. These are excellent achievements!
This is not the first round of awards for Holiday Inn Express, their hotel has won 4 Torchbearers, 1 Quality Excellence, 10 Best of the Bests, Kemmons Wilson Spirit of Family Award, And the Newcomer Award.
This Month's Topic: Designing for Growth with special guest Glenn Clarida Glenn Clarida will be sharing his experiences and leadership lessons as a consulting engineer for the city of Marion - a career spanning over 50 years. Glenn has been an integral leader and chief designer of Marion’s transformational change to support commercial, residential, recreational, and transportation growth. Glenn founded Clarida Engineering Company in 1965 and continues consulting today on projects for the now Clarida & Ziegler Engineering Co.