Our success stories are best told by the long and varied successes of our existing business community. From the very smallest to the very largest, each member of the Marion business community has made valuable contributions to the quality of life of our community. Each should be congratulated on their dedication and their loyalty to their hometown.


Tampa State Bank

Since 1901 Tampa State Bank has been a community bank, serving all of its customers in Marion, Dickinson, Morris, and Chase counties. Employing local people who know all of their customers, Tampa State Bank treats all accounts with confidence and respect. Their customers are family, neighbors and friends…not just account numbers. Tampa State Bank still operates where it was founded in Tampa, but also has a very active branch in Marion.

Chris Costello
(785) 965-7210

Michelle Lundy
(620) 382-8811


Case & Son Insurance

For five generations now, Alex Case & Son Insurance, Inc. is still providing insurance options for central Kansas customers.  Located at 220 East Main Street in Marion, Case & Son offers a full line of home, auto, farm, business, life insurance and annuities. It is the oldest insurance agency in the State of Kansas to operate continuously in the same location, under the same name. Hence the firms slogan “In the Same Business, in the Same Place Since 1868.”

Alex H. (Casey) Case
(620) 382-2106



Carlson’s Grocery

Now in its 25th year, the Carlson family is still proudly serving the Marion community and the surrounding area. Featuring fresh meats, an outstanding deli/bakery, and a recently enhanced produce department, the Carlson family works hard to serve their customers from the moment they enter the store until it comes time to assist in carrying the groceries to the car.

Greg or Mitch Carlson
(620) 382-2985


County Seat Decorating Center

Owners Brad & Jeanne Wildin attribute their 38 years of service to professionalism throughout the decorating process. From design to product selection to owner/employee installation, the Wildin’s focus on quality and after the sale service have served Marion County and beyond since 1978. Featuring a large selection of hardwood flooring, ceramic tile, natural stone, carpet, vinyl flooring, countertops of granite, solid surface, laminates, or quartz, window treatments and more, the County Seat is one of Marion’s very longest success stories..

Brad or Jeanne Wildin
(620) 382-3300


Western Associates:

What started as a small kitchen table enterprise, is now celebrating its 60th anniversary as a nationally recognized promotional advertising company—all from right here in Marion. The Crofoot family takes great pride in their role as branding specialists for companies of all shapes and sizes, and from all parts of the United States. In-house screen printing and embroidery services afford Western Associates the ability to supply all matter of goods and services in a timely fashion.

Jim or Dave Crofoot
(620) 382-3742


Marion Manufacturing

Since 1979, Marion Manufacturing has been fabricating custom manufacturing equipment for the metal forming industry. Residents are often surprised to learn that an important cog in the metal siding and gutter and downspout industry begins right here in Marion with the manufacture of the rolling presses. Marion Manufacturing ships their roller presses all over the United States and even some internationally. With an in-house painting facility and a full-service machine shop, the Richmond family has been truly been a Marion success story for 37 years.

Allan, David, or Tim Richmond
(620) 382-3751