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Marquis funds therapy services for area kids

Starved Rock Regional Center receives check for more than $13,000

Mallorie Miller (from left) and Danielle Anderson, Marquis employees, stand next to Tracy Beattie, president and CEO of the non-profit Starved Rock Regional Center, who presents a thank-you card to Mark Marquis, CEO of Marquis, for the company's holiday donation of more than $13,000, with Alex Marquis and Jeff Tussey, Marquis employees, also present.
Mallorie Miller (from left) and Danielle Anderson, Marquis employees, stand next to Tracy Beattie, president and CEO of the non-profit Starved Rock Regional Center, who presents a thank-you card to Mark Marquis, CEO of Marquis, for the company's holiday donation of more than $13,000, with Alex Marquis and Jeff Tussey, Marquis employees, also present.

HENNEPIN — A now yearly tradition, Marquis companies and employees pick a charity to fund for Christmas. This season, the non-profit Starved Rock Regional Center (SRRC) was chosen as a charity to receive a donation of more than $13,000.

“Our company noticed the growing need for therapy services for young children, and Starved Rock Regional Center is the premier provider of occupational, developmental and speech therapies for children struggling in these areas,” Mark Marquis, CEO of Marquis companies, said.

“We know our contribution to these vital therapy services will allow SRRC to reach more children with their life-changing services and set these children on the right track for a bright future.”

The Marquis companies incorporate a special incentive to each employee’s donation. The company matches each dollar by five times.

“My family believes in being good stewards of our community and knows how rewarding it is to see the children in our community thrive,” Marquis said.

“Marquis employees also see that benefit, and we want to help their generous contribution extend even further. That is why we decide to multiply each employee’s gift times five. This year, our employees contributed over $13,000 to SRRC and their mission to provide therapy services to children with and without special needs. We are all proud to take part in this life-changing charity.”

Marquis is a multigenerational family company operating two large-scale ethanol production facilities, employing more than 300 staff members and producing more than 500 million gallons of ethanol and a million tons of high-protein animal feed annually.

Marquis remains committed to bettering the community through service and producing homegrown ethanol for cleaner air and more affordable fuel.

With a production capacity of one million gallons of fuel grade ethanol per day, Marquis operates the largest dry-mill biofuels production facility in the United States at 11953 Prairie Industrial Parkway near Hennepin.

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