Marion Area Employer Resource Network® (MERN)

Resources for employers

The Marion Area ERN® is a low-cost, shared resource to help improve employee retention and productivity. Member businesses have access to a Success Coach, who works on-site to assist employees with removing barriers such as:

  • Attendance/Job performance
  • Financial Debt
  • Transportation
  • Childcare, and much more
Marion Matters team at the ERN Peer Learning Conference.

Saving jobs for a better community

Ohio Employer Resource Network logo

The Marion Area Employer Resource Network® in partnership with Marion Matters:

Reduces the demands on HR and management staff

Saves money

Provides a confidential onsite Success Coach to be a direct conduit to social services

Meet the Success Coaches

Corey McDuffie joined Marion Matters in 2022 as the second Success Coach for the Employer Resource Network. He currently works in five of the nine businesses who contract with the program. Corey is passionate about assisting those in need and helping them overcome the obstacles that stand before them.

Corey McDuffie
Corey McDuffie

Courtney Hanik joined Marion Matters in 2023 as a Success Coach for the Employer Resources Network and Student Resource Navigator for Marion Technical College. As a 16-year veteran of the U.S. Army, she has a passion for serving the community.

Courtney Hanik
Courtney Hanik

Strategic Community Partners

Marion Area Chamber of Commerce logo
Marion County Job and Family Services logo
Marion Technical College logo
Mathews Hyundai Marion logo

MERN® Member Businesses

Clearwater Council of Governments logo
MARCA logo
Marion Technical College logo
Residential Home Association of Marion, Inc. logo
Community Counseling & Wellness Centers logo
MTC Bionic logo
Graphic Packaging logo
Bennington Glen logo
Marion City Schools logo
Wyandot Snacks logo