SBA Recognizes Entrepreneurs and Small Business Owners During National Small Business Week

Every year since 1963, the President of the United States has issued a proclamation announcing National Small Business Week, which recognizes the crucial commitment of America’s entrepreneurs and small business owners. More than 50% of Americans either own or work for a small business, and they create about two out of every three new employment opportunities in the U.S. each year. As part of National Small Business Week, the U.S. Small Business Administration takes the opportunity to highlight the impact of outstanding entrepreneurs, small business owners, and others from all 50 states and U.S. territories. Read more about the SBA National Small Business Week at

Main Street Marion would like to take this moment to highlight our downtown entrepreneurs and small business owners and encourage you to peruse the downtown district and thank them for their contribution to our community.

ARTS DOWNTOWN.  Buy an instrument and get music lessons at Marion Music & Sound!  Try any of the several dance studios – you may even want to sign-up for more than one class!!  Laugh, cry, and fall in love at the Marion Civic Theatre live performances and mystery dinners.  Develop your skills as a potter, a painter, or an actor at Marion Community School of the Arts!

RETAIL DOWNTOWN.  Go on a shopping spree at the Centrum Suites & Boutique Shoppes, Epic Creative, Jerry’s Leather Shop & Shoe Repair, Constance Boutique, Lighthouse Custom Framing, The 504 Salon and Boutique, Peerless Printing, Clique Creative, The Claire Clark Beauty Lounge, and more!

SERVICES DOWNTOWN.  Get your haircut at one of our barber shops or salons.  Schedule a deposition with Office Court Reporting.  Take a break at the spa or the YMCA sauna.  Give those worn out soles on your favorite pair of show a second chance and Jerry’s Shoe Hospital.  Schedule a photo shoot at Clique.  Mail your letters and check your bank account balance all while you are downtown!

CAUSES DOWNTOWN.  Become a Friend at the Library.  Meet new friends by volunteering with the Marion Community Gardens Association, Girl Scouts of Central Indiana, Grant County Family YMCA, or Family Service Society, Inc. Or, find out about other cool causes housed downtown!

DINING DOWNTOWN. Grab a bite to eat from one of our delicious lunch or dinner hot spots downtown, such as Folkie’s Tavern, Mi Pueblo, or Tu Ur Door Pizza!

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