In addition to serving the City of Marion, she is the owner of The Lookout on the Lake vacation rental at the beautiful Lake of Egypt in southern Illinois. I enjoy volunteering in my community and utilizing my skills as a Connector, Meeting Coordinator, and Event Planner.
July 31st, 2023 | 29 mins 5 secs
business development, business storytelling, community collaboration, downtown revitalization, eco devo, econdev, economic development, illinois, podcasting, rural entrepreneurship, small businesses, tourism
Dane Carlson chats with Jennifer Olson, Director of Business Development for Marion, Illinois, and co-host of the "Small Town, Big Business" podcast. They delve into the influence of the podcast on local businesses, Marion's economic development efforts, tourism potential, and the critical role of community collaboration in creating vibrant downtown spaces.