The first time I heard Marie Anthony introduce herself was at an Upper Arlington Afternoon Business Network Exchange luncheon. She is one of the chairs of the committee and I knew I would forever remember her.



The first time I heard Marie Anthony introduce herself was at an Upper Arlington Afternoon Business Network Exchange luncheon. She is one of the chairs of the committee and I knew I would forever remember her.
With her outgoing and enthusiastic personality it is no surprise that Marie is a realtor, jeweler and an Ohio High School basketball official, as well as a certified officiating instructor and observer of officials. She is a native of Columbus and has been doing business in the Upper Arlington area for 28 years. Both of her businesses are located in UA. She has been a chamber member for many years and has won the "Ambassador of the Year" award in the past.
Marie has been in the wholesale and retail jewelry business for the past 30 years, in the real estate business for 20 years, and has been an official for both boys and girls varsity basketball for the Ohio High School Athletic Association for the past 35 years.
In 2003, Marie worked in the Division II State Boys Finals with LeBron James. She has also worked State Girls Finals. She has worked Division I, II and III Collegiate games as well as an international contest. She is the only official who has served as the president of three Basketball Officials Associations and was honored as the 2000 National Federation Boys and Girls Official of the Year.
In her jewelry business, Marie designs "one of a kind" custom jewelry as well as purchasing and selling diamonds, precious and semi-precious stones.
In her real estate career, Marie sells both commercial and residential properties.
Marie finds that the most important benefit of being an Upper Arlington Area Chamber member is networking and the relationships that are built: "It is great to have the opportunity to develop long term relationships both personally and professionally."
I agree with that statement. Meeting Marie was rewarding professionally but even more personally.
Marie is the mother of a 27 year old daughter, Marissa, and speaks of her two-year-old granddaughter, Madilyn Michele, as the love of her life.