Marathon Petroleum showcases small business at Fueling Detroit series of events


Northampton, MA –News Direct– Marathon Petroleum Corporation

The Detroit Refinery hosted a Small Business Saturday event in April to showcase local suppliers in the community and help boost the local economy. This community fair was part of the refinery’s second annual series of Fueling Detroit events.

Nearly 300 residents attended the event at the Kemeny Recreation Center in Detroit’s southwest Boynton neighborhood. Marathon provided the first 200 guests with a $20 voucher to spend at the sales tables. They also sponsored the local Clean Eats Food Truck. In total, Marathon Petroleum provided approximately $15,000 in vouchers and food to guests who came out to support small businesses at this event.

“We were so impressed with the vendors who attended our event,” said BreAnna Lockhart, community relations representative for Marathon Petroleum. “This is the first of several ways we plan to work with these small businesses. We plan to invite them to attend our events, order food from local caterers, purchase employee appreciation gifts, and reserve them for future Fueling Detroit events.

The next Fueling Detroit event will be a health and fitness trade show on June 11. To learn more, visit our Detroit refinery community website.

About Marathon Petroleum CorporationMarathon Petroleum Corporation (MPC) is a leading integrated downstream energy company headquartered in Findlay, Ohio. The company operates the largest refining system in the country. MPC’s marketing system includes branded locations across the United States, including Marathon-branded retail outlets. MPC also holds the majority general partner and limited partner interest in MPLX LP, a midstream company that owns and operates gathering, processing and fractionation assets, as well as crude oil and light products transportation and logistics infrastructure. More information is available at

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