By Alyssa Firth
Meridian Times staff writer
Oscars weren’t the only awards handed out this past weekend. Two local businesses have received awards from the Meridian Asset Resource Center. Maru Sushi & Grill restaurant has received the emerging entrepreneur award and the heritage award went to Douglas J Salon and Day Spa. Established in 2008, MARC came out of MSU Extension and provides a number of opportunities and materials for businesses in Meridian Township. “The MARC is basically a collection of resources to both encourage entrepreneurship and help entrepreneurs,” business consultant Gordon Ferguson said.