Developer starting networking group

Young people who could become successful business owners are being invited to start a chapter of Kansas Power Ups, a networking group for people ages 21 to 39 who have chosen to live in rural areas.

“I’ve been talking with people who created the group for a few months and I finally decided to see if there is any interest,” said Terry Jones, Marion’s new economic development director. “It’s basically a young professionals group, only for everyone.

“It’s a great way to meet people and network and get established to form an agenda as a group.”

The time and date for an initial gathering has not been set. Jones is waiting to see what times would be best for potential members, who may contact him at