Thursday, October 25, 2012

FOR RELEASE: Immediate


MARION, OH– The final Cash Mob for 2012 will be an all day affair on South Main Street this Thursday, October 25. Organized by Downtown Marion and the Marion Young Professionals, the Cash Mobs have been very well received by the businesses involved … and those who come to participate, as well. It was decided to do an all-day event to give people the opportunity to participate on their lunch hour as well as after work.

“A Cash Mob,” said Karen Herr, manager of Downtown Marion, “is a group of people who go en mass to support a local business – or in this case, multiple businesses.” Generally, Herr said, each person in the mob is asked to spend at least $10 in that location.  In this case, you can have breakfast or lunch at Baires, lunch or dinner at Maury’s On Main, and stop into a variety of businesses along the way.   “I think you’ll be surprised,” said Herr, “at the variety to be found on South Main Street.  Present and Past Home D├ęcor is reminiscent of many stores found in Delaware with collectibles, Amish furniture, and some antiques.  Curiosity also has many collectibles that range from pocketknives to lighters, from Klingon batlifs to mid-evil daggers, and beer steins to Avon decanters.
The businesses participating are:
Baires - 131 South Main

Hours: 8:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Special or Discount: Free soft drink with lunch
Curiosity - 141 South Main
Hours: 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. (open until 6 p.m. for this event)
Special or Discount: 10% off any purchase that day if you mention you're with the Cash Mob
Maury's On Main - 138 South Main
Hours: 11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m. (open until 6 p.m. for this event)
Special or Discount: mention you’re with the Cash Mob for that day’s special
Ohio State Bank - 111 South Main
Hours: 10:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Special or Discount: No fees on VISA gift cards if you mention you're with the Cash Mob
Present & Past Home Decor- 129 South Main
Hours: 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. (special for this event)
Special or Discount:  20% off any regular priced item or 10% off any Amish item – will do layaway

Herr summed it up by saying, “Where you eat, shop and play is important, and Cash Mobs are an absolutely stupendous way to invest in our local community $10 at a time.”
Further information may be found by calling Herr at 740-382-2181.  Downtown Marion, Inc. is a non-profit organization whose mission is the revitalization of downtown Marion as a central hub for the community.  

DATE: October 22, 2012
Karen Herr, 740.382.2181

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Marion Ohio has a new author! Local business man Rod Cooper who readily shares stories about local current events in Marion, will both frighten and amuse you as he reveals his daily real life experiences as a local purveyor of firearms. But Rod, for the past three years, has been harboring a secret. In his spare time he has been working on his gripping Sci-Fi novel "Goddesses of Asgard"  This adult sci-fi drama plays out in the future, rolling toward 2142. It is now available in hard bound and paperback directly from the publisher Trafford Books or at a slight discount from Amazon. Not recommended for the prudish nor children under the age of 18  This premier novel will sell out quickly, so get yours as soon as possible. If you hurry, you may be able to drop out and get Rod to sell you an autographed copy at the store, which is located at 1993 Harding Highway East in Marion, Ohio. 740-382-4998

In 2010, there is nothing about four-year-old Robert James Odom to suggest the accomplishments he will achieve in the future. In many regards, he is an average young boy from the Midwest, growing up on the shores of Lake Erie. But  
The Goddesses of Asgardas an adult, success follows him. As a brilliant young entrepreneur, he develops a financial source to build his lifelong dream, a nightclub named Asgard where supernaturally beautiful and talented hostesses charm the patrons to purchase food, drinks, and souvenirs. Robert J. Odom Investments eventually becomes the most financially powerful force in the universe. But soon, prosperity results in disaster, power results in conflict, and friendships produce enemies. It’s a world filled with conquest, politics, seduction, intimidation, religion, and miscalculation. Rioting, crime, and sex slavery are common occurrences. As the year 2142 rolls around and the three remaining races face extinction, cousins Robert J. Odom V (called Bob 5) and Desmond Jericho Rand (called DJ), believe the answers are in a time travel discovery that would involve travel to the past to influence change. The pair know they cannot directly manipulate history, but through telepathic suggestions they can persuade the humans to make different choices. But what exactly should they change?

Monday, October 8, 2012


Downtown Marion and The Marion Young Professionals have again partnered for a Cash Mob tonight, Monday, October 8, at the Marion Flower Shop, 1045 Each Church Street. We'll be there between 5:15 & 5:30 to do the mob. If you can't make it during that time frame, just stop in when you can and tell them you're part of the Cash Mob!     

From there, we'll be going to Stumpo's Italian Kitchen.   They've remodeled and reopened since that devastating fire earlier this year, so we're going to go check them out and support a locally-owned restaurant.
Stumpo's is located in the Servex Centre at 1292 Delaware Avenue.  
If you'd like to be part of the Cash Mob but need to get home, just call ahead and pick up a pizza, lasagna, or something yummy to take home.   Their number is 740.387.5900.    
Mark you calendars now for our next Cash Mob on Thursday, October 25.   This one will take place entirely in Downtown Marion. Details coming soon!   
Remember, where you eat, shop and play matters, and here's the chance to do it locally!  
Karen Herr
Manager, Downtown Marion, Inc.
205 West Center Street, Suite 130
Marion, OH   43302