Marion Area Employer Resource Network®(MERN)

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.

More information available here.

Meet the ERN Coordinator

Natalie Longmeier is the ERN Coordinator for the Employer Resource Network®. She was born and raised in Marion, OH and is passionate about helping people reach their goals. Natalie Longmeier joined Marion Matters in 2019 as the Success Coach for the Employer Resource Network. She has worked in the nonprofit community in Marion since 2013. Professionally, program and volunteer management, fundraising, and marketing have been her main areas of focus. Natalie received her Associate’s Degree in Applied Business Management at Marion Technical College in 2022. Natalie and Ryan have been married over 10 years and have three children. They enjoy attending their kids music and sport events, beach vacations, and spending time with family and friends.

To become an “Employer of Choice” and join the Employer Resource Network®, contact Heidi Jones at

Visit the Marion Area Employer Resource Network® website!

Meet the Success Coach

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

Strategic Community Partners


MERN® Member Businesses