The Marion Chamber of Commerce and City of Marion are proud to honor a worthy recipient of the Morris F. Neighbor Community Impact Award.
Morris F. Neighbor began his career at Farmers State Bank in 1945 as a teller. In 1968 he and his wife Betty, purchased Farmers State Bank. He received the Fifty Year Banker Honor in 1995 and served as a bank board member until his death in 2019.
Through Morris' leadership, the Neighbor family has given to countless capital campaigns, community events, and charitable non-profit groups. In addition, volunteerism and dedication to community have remained a priority with the family and amongst staff at the bank.
The Community Impact award nominations will open at the Marion Chamber's Annual Meeting in October. Nominees will include an individual, couple, or organization whose volunteerism and outstanding service and dedication have made a significant impact on the Marion community. The recipient of the award will be recognized and announced by the Mayor of Marion at the Marion State of the City in January.
Troy and Katie Benham have been announced as recipients of the first Morris F. Neighbor Community Impact Award.
The Benhams have lived in Marion for nearly 30 years and have spent that time building relationships and taking care of people through their generosity and service.
Nominations for the next award will open in October 2022.