Our Vision for the Future

The City of Marion's Historic Marion Revitalization Association, in conjunction with the City of Marion and the Marion Chamber of Commerce, works to ensure that a master plan developed for the Historic Downtown is accomplished. We are committed to leading the revitalization of downtown Marion, making it a desirable place to live, work and play. Our future depends on building a community that provides a higher quality of life for its citizens, one that respects the past and looks forward to the future.
 

Historic Marion Revitalization Association, alongside the Marion Chamber of Commerce and the City of Marion is pleased to announce the procurement of Ron Drake, downtown revitalization expert, for Marion’s Historic District. Hailing from Siloam Springs, Arkansas, Ron travels the country specializing in the revitalization of historic towns and cities to improve the quality of life. Not only a consultant, Ron has written a book about his work entitled, Flip This Town, and hosts a Flip This Town podcast with co-host Kristi Trevarrow of Rochester Downtown Development Authority. “The work of Ron Drake has been an inspiration of mine for several years now, as his focus is directly in line with the goals HMRA aims to achieve for Marion. Bringing Ron in  is our next logical step as we look to expand our reach and really level up our town. We have great buildings, amazing people, and now with this upcoming development plan, we hope to see even deeper strides towards the continual improvement of our Historic District” says Stephanie Rizzo, HMRA executive director. HMRA has been featured as a guest on the Flip This Town podcast in February, and out of that grew the idea and opportunity to bring Ron to Marion for a formal consultation. Ron Drake will be in town September 15 - 17, spending his time meeting with community members, business and building owners, leaders, and more to create a viable course of action to build a vibrant downtown area. Want more information? Check out https://flipthistown.libsyn.com/ or email Stephanie Rizzo at hmra@theswampfox.org

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Wet Nose Dogs 

May 9th

The Breakfast Club

June 13th

Mudfish Jones

July 11th

Spazmatics 

August 8th

Aaron Hamm & the Big River Band

September 12th

TBA

 

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Up Coming Events:

Sundown Concert Series

April - September

2nd Saturdays | 7-10pm

@ Main Street Commons

Farmers Market

March - November

1st & 3rd Saturdays | 10am-1pm

@ Main Street Commons

HMRA:

Stephanie Rizzo, Executive Director

hmra@theswampfox.org

843.423.9918 | 103 E. Dozier St. Marion, SC 29571

Historic Marion Revitalization

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