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All News News Posted January 6, 2021 By Choose Marshall

Thank You, Thank You.

Community supports each other in good times and bad.

2020 was a year that drew on the strength and perseverance of every single one of us. During the most challenging times, some of the most impacted businesses stepped up to support their neighbors, to give instead of receive, and to share ideas and try new things for the good of the community. Marshall is a shining example of hope and hospitality-of small town unity.

Let us start the new year by recognizing these supporters for which none of these events would have been possible without:

Our Town Match Program
Consumers Energy provided holiday shoppers with a dollar-for-dollar match on Marshall Bucks that they purchased through local Chambers of Commerce and downtown organizations, doubling the amount spent in downtowns across the state. This program put over $40,000 back into the Marshall Chamber Member businesses!

Spend Local Campaign
This campaign rewards shoppers for spending local while showcasing a variety of products and services that are available in Marshall. This campaign was a huge success in 2020 thanks to:

OERTHER’s; Innate Healing Craniosacral and Massage Therapy; Hodge’s Jewelers; Marshall Community CU; Living Mi; EastEnd Studio & Gallery; Firekeeper’s Casino & Hotel; National House Inn; Quality Inn; Pastrami Joe’s; Dark Horse Brewery; Grand River Brewery; SandHill Restaurant; Grandmas’ Toys & Treats; Grandma’s Baby Boutique; The Green Scene Natural Living Store; The Mole Hole; Outside the Box; Heritage Cleaners; The Beauty Bar; 123 Co-op; Cornwell’s Turkeyville; State Farm – Sandy Woods; Marshall Eye Care, Choose Marshall

Marshall Christmas Parade
With the cancelation of most events in 2020, the Marshall Community was determined more than ever to hold the 56th Annual Christmas Parade. Working in collaboration with the Calhoun County Fairgrounds and the Merry Mile Committee, Marshall provided holiday cheer to 1500 carloads of onlookers on November 30. This would not have been possible without the support of:
$500+ Level Sponsors
Cresco Labs; Hemmingsen Drug Store; Marshall Eye Care; EATON; NN Autocam; Firekeeper’s Casino & Hotel; Tom Franke
$200+ Level Sponsors
Marshall Community Credit Union; Marshall United Methodist; Hodge’s Jewelers; Kellogg Community College; RE/MAX Perrett Associates; CJP Building Services-Chris Pace; Great Michigan Insurance
$100+ Level Sponsors
Randy and Pam Davis; OERTHER’s-Kathleen Oerther; Xcel Staffing; VantagePointe Benefits; O’Leary WaterCare; The Luciani Family; The Tarkiewicz Family; State Farm-Sandy Woods Agency; B & B Services-Brad Noel; The Caron Family; Real Estate One Rosemary Davis-Matt Davis; Real Estate One Rosemary Davis-Aron Hodo; Real Estate One Rosemary Davis-Robyn Adams; Jack and Lisa Reed; Kelly and Patty Williams; The Beauty Bar-Taylor Hayes; Oaklawn Hospital; Boshears Ford; Jam for the Cure; Dreamfield Acres; McDonald’s of Marshall; Heritage Cleaners; Spring Arbor University; Progressive Dynamics, Inc.; Southern Michigan Bank & Trust; The Belcher Family; Pastrami Joe’s Deli; Mary Crosby-Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices; The Youngish Professionals Committee; Granger Waste Services; National House Inn; First Call Towing

Other Sponsors and In-Kind Donations
Family Life Radio; Party Time Tents-Jason Devine; BC Habitat for Humanity; Ray and Lora Kline-Closson;
Stanley Lawn & Garden; SandHill Restaurant; CIR Community Inclusive Recreation; American Legion; Choose Marshall

Small Business Covid-19 Relief Fund
These people and businesses gave to the Covid-19 Relief Fund to be used for grants to support small businesses in Marshall:
Julia and Jeff Greene, Richard Davis, ITC Holdings, Nancy and Jim Cracraf, Matthew Fox, Eileen Wicklund, Marilyn Benuska, Janice Iazar, Karla Stevenson, Kristin Gaston, Judy Michon, Timothy Posler, Robert Posler, Kevin Shaw, Amanda Shreve, Paul Davis, Norman Hawker, Richard Lindsey, Jr., Angela Semifero, Whitney Jones, Steven Welsh, Melissa Winchell, Elise Layton, Lindsey Thompson, Kathleen Lambrix, The Mitten Word (now New Story Community Books), Marshall Chiropractic Life Center, Marshall Rotary Club, State Farm-Sandy Woods Agency, and Grandma’s Toys and Treats