The Marion Chamber of Commerce is excited to announce the finalists for the 2019 Lifetime Achievement Award. Keith Dickens, along with Vicki Griffin and Scott Murrie, have been nominated for this year's award. Our finalists have been nominated by fellow chamber members and selected by the Awards Committee.
Scott Murrie moved to Marion in 1967 when he was thirteen. While his father worked on the square (at what became known as Murrie TV), Scott could be found at the Bob Stotlar Center working summers in high school and college. During high school, Scott was involved in athletics and the first Leo club at MHS. He earned a BA from Eastern Illinois College in 1972 and returned to Marion to join Palmer & Murrie Abstract. He became partner and worked there till 2013. Afterwards, he joined Title Professionals as their manager and expanded business services to 17 counties.
Murrie is very active with service organizations in Marion and served as a board officer for the Marion Salvation Army, Marion Zoning Board, Marion Lions Club, Hospice of Southern Illinois, and as past president of Franklin‐Williamson Human Services (now Centerstone). He has coached and mentored area youth for over 10 years with the Marion Basketball Association and Marion Youth Baseball Program. He is proud to be on the task force that will bring the Big Brothers and Big Sisters Inc. program to Marion in 2020. A Marion Chamber of Commerce member for over 40 years, Scott served on their board for 12 years. He is actively involved with the BNI STAR networking organization in Marion, where he recently served as president.
Scott shares his passion for community with his wife, Monica McGinley Murrie, a local real estate broker. Their son Andrew Murrie and wife Kelly are attorneys who practice and live in the Alton/St. Louis area with their children William and Anna. He enjoys being a stepdad to Libby and Ryan McGinley. Known for his high energy and warm personality, Scott enjoys travel, boating, golfing, and socializing with friends and business acquaintances. Scott is an avid sports fan who enjoys cheering on his favorite local and professional teams, most especially his beloved St. Louis Cardinals!
He is grateful for the award nomination and opportunity to serve the Marion community, “Both my parents worked hard and developed a strong work ethic in me. Be a good steward of the community and give freely of your time. “
The first Lifetime Achievement Award was given in 1985 to August L. Fowler. Last year’s winners were Jim & Linda Byassee and Cathy Moehring. Past winners of the Lifetime Achievement Award can be viewed at https://www.marionillinois.com/award-winners.html.
Our finalists have been nominated by fellow chamber members and selected by the Awards Committee.
The winner of the Lifetime Achievement Award will be announced during the 99th annual Marion Chamber of Commerce Awards Banquet & Auction on Friday, January 17 at The Pavilion. The event begins at 5:30 p.m. Tickets to attend are $65/person, $500/table of 8 or $750/table of 12 and are available by calling the Marion Chamber of Commerce at 618.997.6311 or visiting www.marionillinois.com.