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Solar energy topic at Marion Chamber

Marion Chamber of Commerce members heard about the benefits of solar energy Friday at a holiday luncheon meeting.

Brad Estes and Andrew Trapanese of BTI Energy described how solar energy can benefit companies and homes. They said solar power is advantageous because sunlight is everywhere and does not need a special location or resource. BTI Energy, headquartered in Greensburg, formed in response to the task of rebuilding the town after the 2007 tornado.

Marion Economic Development Director Terry Jones reported that he still wants to hear from people who are interested in an entrepreneurship program planned for the future.

Mayor Todd Heitschmidt announced that Marion Advancement Campaign reached its fundraising goal for the park pavilion. Pledges are still coming in and any overage will go toward a cover on the stage.

Heitschmidt also commended two volunteers who “keep the lights on” at the youth activity center.

Gene Winkler reported that Shawn Geis, Dave Richmond and Chris Costello were to rotate off the Chamber of Commerce board of directors in 2015, but Geis and Richmond have agreed to stay on and Amy Kjellin will take Costello’s place. The slate was unanimously approved.

Carlsons’ Grocery provided a holiday meal for lunch.

Last modified Dec. 23, 2014